Wedding Questions

Need a place for ceremony, reception and hotel for guests.

July 05, 2017 4:36:15 pm

Posted in Lynchburg, VA, USA
Emptyprofileicon Crystal Kern Wedding date: August 03, 2013 Lynchburg, VA, USA

Hello, I am not familiar with what the area has to offer for weddings on a budget. I need a place to have the ceremony, reception and a hotel for our guests. We are having guests come in from a couple different states, plus VA guests. Because of this and our budget, we are planning for a small wedding. I am open to any ideas!

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Emptyprofileicon Juliane Thurston Wedding date: April 30, 2011 Lynchburg, VA, USA

January 03, 2013 8:32:40 pm

It never hurts to start with the most simple spot- your home church(or your fiances).
Some churches do not charge their members for use of the church for weddings or use of the Christian life centers (reception hall) for receptions, and some churches do charge their members, but churches are usually a nice, budget-friendly option.

You might check out parks and rec locations and look beyond the Burg into smaller towns like Rustburg, Amherst, Bedford, Alta Vista, and even Brookneal (the community center - a red brick colonial-esque building- has a hall for a ceremony and a different hall for a reception- and a small gazebo outside- if you are interested, you can contact the town manager at townmanager@townofbrookneal.com
Campbell Co Parks: http://www.co.campbell.va.us/depts/rec/Pages/parks.aspx

Amherst Co Parks: http://www.countyofamherst.com/department/division.php?fDD=23-182

Lynchburg City Parks (look on left for list):
http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=499

Lynchburg Parks facility rentals: http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=475

You should be able to see what is available, price wise, for hotels just by going online, as August is not that far away.
Thankfully, your date is before freshman move in for the 4 universities so you won't be competing for hotel rooms with all those parents. :)

Which reminds me, check out those college campuses and see if there are any locations there that appeal to you. I know couples have been married at the Prayer Chapel at LU: http://www.hillcitybride.com/tag/liberty-university/

A link to outside the box thinking re: budget weddings:
http://20somethingfinance.com/cheap-wedding/

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Emptyprofileicon J & M Wedding date: March 27, 2010 Lynchburg, VA, USA

January 04, 2013 1:56:41 pm

juthurst has some excellent suggestions.

Lynchburg College & Randolph College both have really lovely campuses and offer some spaces for rental. These aren't always available when the colleges are in session, so that may depend on your wedding date.

Our reception was in the Aviary in Miller Park (Lynchburg), which is a lovely location. The rental fee was very reasonable, and the Lynchburg Parks & Rec dept. was very easy to work with.

The Aviary: http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=1229

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