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THE VENUE GUIDE
"Walden Hall, a wedding venue located in Culpeper County, Virginia, offers a literary-inspired space for couples to exchange their vows. Named after Henry David Thoreau’s famous Walden, this farmland property allows couples and their guests to slip away to the serene Virginia countryside. Here at this farm, couples will be surrounded by 10 acres. Even though the setting is quite private, you will be able to easily access downtown Charlottesville, Culpepper, Madison, and Washington D.C." - Walden Hall
With several unique ceremony locations on the grounds, you're sure to find one perfectly tailored for your day. As you walk the grounds, I’ll capture photos that will grace your home for decades to come. I will record your preparations in the bridal suite and groom's lounge as well as capture images of you dancing for the first time as husband and wife in the Banquet Barn.
And you’ll always remember how beautiful your day truly was at Walden Hall.
THE PERFECT VENUE
"Imagine your wedding day at a luxurious boutique bed and breakfast just north of Charlottesville, Virginia complete with a salt water pool, gorgeous grounds and a separate reception hall. Welcome to one of the most romantic Virginia wedding venues. Welcome to Walden Hall." - Michelle Lieb of Lieb Photographic
“No Place like Home!”
"With Walden Hall, you check in and have an entire, amazing wedding experience versus other venues where you may only rent for a few hours during the ceremony and reception. If you are looking for the perfect place to get married, somewhere where you can check in, relax, unwind, and have a beautiful wedding ceremony, then look no further!"
- niyati & jeremy
"From the moment we drove up to Walden Hall for our tour, we knew that this was the place we were going to get married. Then we went on a tour and saw the beautiful house and barn and were completely sold! Walden Hall is a truly magical place. What truly sets it apart are the many sites throughout the property."
- megan & ben
The grounds at Walden Hall will wow your guests! From the pond to the house to the covered bridge, there is plenty of space to explore. It has all the peaceful charm of the country with rolling hills and lush greens as well as the garden and foot bridge behind the house.
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The house boasts several suites inside, all luxurious and spacious. The game room and groom's lounge has everything the guys need as well. The saltwater pool makes a great location for cocktail hour as well!
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The lighting in the bridal suite is bright and beautiful! It is the perfect place to prepare for your Big Day and enjoy time with your ladies. There is a huge bathroom with all the space you need for your hair and make up artist to prepare you and your ladies to walk down the aisle. And photographing in the fainting room is a MUST!
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The Banquet Barn has a spacious interior with a hint of rustic charm. It creates the perfect place to dance the night away. The exterior is laced with cafe lighting and had plenty of cozy room to host your cocktail hour as well. The white tulle draping and cafe lights creates the perfect ambiance for an evening of romance and fun!
Absolutely! You can reserve the property for more than just the day of your wedding. So you can take advantage of all the rooms for your bridal party. The ladies can prepare for the day in the Whitman suite. The men can prepare for the day in the groom's lounge, complete with pool table. View some great use of the preparation areas HERE!
My favorite locations for family portraits are in front of the pond and the side of the house. However, I'm open for other locations so long as the lighting scenario is complimentary. View a wedding with multiple family portrait locations HERE.
I work very closely with you and your wedding planner to ensure that you start your ceremony with enough time for the images prior as well as time for golden hour portraits and a steady reception start time. Before you set a start time, let's chat about sunset for your time of year and your wedding day priorities. View a perfectly time wedding day HERE.
No one wants rain on their wedding day! But if it does rain, your day will still be perfect and your images will be stunning! I have photographed on rainy days at Walden Hall and I know all the choice locations as well as plan B, C, D and E! Your day will still be as lovely as ever. View highlights from a partially rainy wedding day at Walden Hall HERE.
A thousand times YES! A bridal portrait session provides the opportunity for a bride to prepare for her Big Day with a private session devoted just to her. Bridal portraits do not always happen at golden hour on the wedding day, so a session months prior to the big day provides those gorgeous images in the prettiest light of the day. And they make the BEST surprise wedding day present for the groom! Peruse some of my favorites HERE.
Yes I do! I have a wonderful and exclusive list of preferred wedding professionals. Many of them are familiar with Walden Hall. I provide all of my booked couples with a comprehensive online bridal guide complete with preferred professionals. I'm glad to help match you with the vendors who could be the perfect fit for your style and budget. Find out more about my process HERE.
GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER
I understand that you want photographs you can't stop looking at because they capture an authentic joy encased in a romantic, classic image of you at your best moments together. That's why I plan to be fully present with you, listening to your questions and your vision, encouraging you and showing you how beautiful you are together. Serving you well and creating a curated collection of fine art images of your favorite moments is at the heart of what I do. I want to bless you by making this process fun, simple and enjoyable. My heart is to give you an incredible photographic experience from beginning to end.
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Whether you’re getting planning a Walden Hall wedding or someplace in Virginia (or beyond!), I would love to be considered for your day.
If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly.
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