Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard Wedding Cost

Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff

Located outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, near the Blue Ridge Mountains, this boutique-like venue offering a vineyard/farm-like wedding atmosphere was actually created by a once wedding planner.

Offering a six-acre hillside vineyard, a spacious lawn for outdoor events and a rustic indoor venue, couples have a choice of venues for both ceremonies and receptions.

Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard Wedding Cost
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The estimated Pippin Hill wedding costs

The average costs, as with any wedding venue, will depend on the time of year and the day of the week.  From our research, the costs, including taxes and gratuity, of a wedding can range anywhere from as little as $150 per person during the low season to as high as $255 per person in the high season.  These fees, confirmed by WomanGettingMarried.com, would not include the flowers, decorations, entertainment, DJ, wedding coordinator or photographer.  All prices are rounded up to the nearest one thousand dollars.

Rental Fees
April 1 – November 6- Saturdays: $9,500
- Fridays/Sundays: $8,000
November 7 – March 31- Saturdays: $7,500
- Fridays/Sundays: $6,500
Holiday Weekends- Saturdays: $11,000
- Fridays/Sundays: $10,000

NOTE:  Prices sourced from online and are subject to change.  This is the rental fee only and will not include anything else.  Refer to the official venue for up-to-date pricing.

Reported catering and beverage minimums 
April – November- Saturdays: $29,500
- Fridays/Sundays: $22,500
- Hors d'Oeuvres: $22/person
- Two-course plated dinner: $112/person avg
- Three-course plated dinner: $132/person avg
- Station dinner: $138/person avg
November 7th – March 31st- Saturdays: $19,000
- Fridays/Sundays: $17,000
Select holiday weekends- Saturdays: $31,000
- Fridays/Sundays: $27,000
*** On top of these minimums, you will want to add in the additional state tax, food/beverage tax and administrative fee

NOTE:  All of the venue’s catering and beverage will be provided in-house, except for the wedding cake, which couples are able to bring in at no additional charge.  Couples are able to choose from either a seated dinner or stationed meal setup.  All of the fees sourced came from the official venue’s brochure found here.

Reported bar packages
Classic bar$22/person for first hour
$12/person each additional hour
Premium bar$26/person for first hour
$14/person each additional hour
Luxury$30/person for first hour
$16/person each additional hour
Non-alcoholic bar$10/person

The extra costs to consider

The venue allows couples early access to the property for $100 per hour.

To set up and break down the chairs, a fee, ranging from $500 (100 or fewer guests) to $750 (over 100 guests) will apply.

Removing petals, if you choose to use them, will cost an additional $25 per hour to clean up.

A wooden ceremony walkway, available for the ceremony, is an additional $500, albeit optional.

Cushions, again, optional, can cost $300 to place and remove.

A fire pit can cost an additional $300 if you want it on site.

What’s included in the rental fee?

As per the official venue, the rental fee will include the following:

Sole use of the property for up to six hours

Access to the bridal loft and groom suite

Ceremony chairs for up to 200 guests


Linens, linen napkins, tableware, stainless cutlery, crystal glassware and cake cutting set

A personal meeting before securing the venue, along with a menu tasting

The venue space

Main lawn

The ceremony can be held on the main lawn, which is known to offer a simple outdoor space, offering a backdrop of the nearby mountains.  The ceremony lawn is able to accommodate up to 200 guests.


The Granary, a 3,600 square foot column-free space featuring a two-story vaulted ceiling and rooftop cupola, is able to accommodate a reception up to 100 to 250 guests, depending on the setup.

Tasting Room

Adjacent to the room is the Tasting Room, which is often used during the cocktail hour and/or for pre-event festivities.  If the weather is accommodating, then most couples prefer to have the cocktail hour on the lawn.


The Veranda, a 90-foot long stone overlooking the courtyard and the Blue Ridge Mountains, is available during the winter months and is able to accommodate both the ceremony and cocktail hour.  Depending on the setup, this area can accommodate up to 250 guests.

The venue’s official brochure talks more in-depth about its offerings, along with multiple pictures of each site.

Facts to know

All vendors can either be chosen from the Preferred Vendors list or if you want to bring in your own professional, he or she must be approved by the venue ahead of time.

The parking lot is able to cater up to 70 cars.

As the venue is open to the public, couples will receive exclusive access starting at either 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m., depending on the date.  The venue does recommend holding your ceremony between 5:30 and sunset for sufficient lighting.

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