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Weddings

Vineyard Vows

8 Chains North is a beautiful wedding venue in Northern Virginia, not just a winery. Say “I Do” with a gorgeous vineyard ceremony, followed by a reception in our rustic, yet elegant banquet room. Your guests will enjoy an authentic winery experience with a view of the vineyard and Barrel Room, a stunning sunset, and a delicious selection of 8 Chains North handcrafted wines.

Fill out the Wedding Information Request Form, below. Or you may email our Events Manager, Elly Sullivan or call 571.710.1139. We’ll be delighted to schedule a tour for you.

Wedding Information Request Form

If you have date flexibility, please list additional dates in the next section.

At-A-Glance

8 Chains North prides itself on being a very affordable wedding venue in Northern Virginia, and has packages to suit nearly every budget, so you can have the winery wedding, vow renewal, or elopement of your dreams.

Our capacity is generally 110 guests, but we can accommodate up to 130 with additional seating under our covered patio. The winery offers flexibility for different styles and sizes of weddings. Our staff and preferred caterers and vendors are second to none. The goal of everyone involved with your wedding is to ensure a magical, memorable affair. We also offer the winery for rehearsal dinners and bridal/wedding showers.

Vineyard Ceremonies

Wedding ceremonies are set in the field in front of the vineyard. The sun setting in the western sky makes for an exceptionally beautiful scene. Photographers may take photographs of the bride and groom among the vines prior to or after the ceremony.

Wedding Packages

We have a number of packages to suit your budget and guest list size.

  • GRAND CRU ~ Full Winery Plus Package: 6.5 hours for up to 110 guests (up to 130 with additional dinner seating on the patio). Exclusive use of the Vine Room, Deck and/or Covered Patio beginning at 4:30 pm for a Welcome Hour of sparkling wine and charcuterie. Early winery close at 5:00 pm with exclusive use of the Compass Rose Room, Tasting Room, Patios and Lawn. Complimentary late night Gourmet Popcorn Bar.
  • FURNACE MOUNTAIN ∼ Full Winery Package: 5 hours for up to 110 guests (up to 130 with additional dinner seating on the patio). Exclusive use of the Compass Rose Room, Tasting Room, Patio and Lawn.
  • LOCO VINO ∼ Small Wedding Package: 3-4 hours for up to 65 guests. Exclusive use of the Compass Rose Room, Patio and Lawn. (Excludes Saturdays)
The Compass Rose Room

The Compass Rose Room provides just the right ambiance for your Virginia winery wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. A large, open space seating up to 110 guests, it boasts high ceilings, elegant lighting, and access to the covered Patio through multiple French doors. The vibe is classically rustic. As well as being a premier wedding venue in Northern Virginia, your guests will also enjoy being in the heart of a boutique Virginia winery. The glass barrel room window and walls covered in cork add striking wine-related elements. The Compass Rose Room also has an adjacent catering kitchen, making for effortless and functional service.

Cocktails on the Patio

Our expansive patio and lawn provide ample room for your guests to mingle during the cocktail hour. There’s room for cornhole or other lawn games, if desired! Guests will enjoy the view and the promise of a stunning sunset over the vineyard. In nice weather, leaving the French doors open allows for a wonderful indoor-outdoor feel during the reception.

The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room is adjacent to the Compass Rose Room and is available after 6:00 pm.. A large, inviting area with cozy seating and multiple tasting bars, it makes an ideal location for the cocktail hour. In winter, the stone fireplace becomes a romantic ceremony backdrop for smaller weddings.

Ready Rooms

Upstairs are two spacious rooms for the couple and bridal party to get ready. The bridal suite offers ample seating, an oversized floor mirror, and a beauty bar, perfect for hair and makeup. The groom’s room is a rustic space for gents to gather prior to the ceremony.

Vine Room

Also upstairs is the Vine Room, which can be used as a gathering space for extended family members and early-arrival wedding guests. You’ll be surrounded by vines that came from our Waterford Vineyard and the space is enhanced by whimsical and elegant vine chandeliers. The Vine Room accommodates up to 40 guests and has ample bar space and farm table seating.

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