The Barn was built in 1998 as an arena for cattle auctions. Architects saw its potential as a fairytale wedding site and renovated the 11,000 square-foot structure. The classically-built post and beam barn radiates a sophistication over one of the most romantic and historic settings in Virginia. Exquisite in its architectural design, there is ample room for seated dinners and receptions that spill onto the terraced lawns. Large tents can be erected for covered events. Wedding ceremonies can be held indoors or out with stunning views in all directions. The main hall has a large open area and 45 square-foot stage. At one end is the Tasting Room with mahogany bar and fieldstone fireplace. Upstairs is a 3,000 square foot elevated Loft that can accommodate guests for cocktails, dinner or special entertainment, and a spacious, yet cozy, Library which was designed with the comfort of the bride and her attendants in mind. See a floor plan for the ground floor (PDF, 95kb) and the loft (PDF, 66kb).