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Castle Hill Cider in Charlottesville

Originally built in 1764, Castle Hill Cider is a Virginia cidery and premiere venue for Central Virginia destination weddings and events. Located in Keswick’s horse country, just a few miles from Charlottesville, Virginia, on the historic Castle Hill Estate, Castle Hill Cider’s many indoor and outdoor sites offer endless possibilities from the intimate to the incredible for your wedding in Charlottesville. Pastoral fields, meadows, and the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond provide stunning backdrops for incredible wedding pictures, making it one of the most desired wedding venues in the Charlottesville area. The Barn shares the crest of a verdant knoll with Linden tree grove. Artfully arranged below are apple orchards, a two-acre lake and custom designed pergolas framing beautifully terraced lawns. The sky is the limit when your destination wedding is at Castle Hill Cider. We can accommodate weddings with up to 350 guests.

Best Wedding Venue for Grand Weddings in the Charlottesville Area
6065 Turkey Sag Road, Keswick, VA 22947
Max. Capacity
200 or more
Ceremony Site
Outside Catering
In-House Catering

The Barn

The Barn at Castle Hill 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. Circus-sized 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 200 guests, and a spacious, yet cozy, Library which was designed with the comfort of the bride and her attendants in mind.

The Linden Grove

European Linden trees were originally planted in an oval to form a racetrack for horses. Today the limbs link to create a natural shelter.

The Orchard

Outside the Tasting Room, wedding ceremonies are framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Late afternoon weddings are rewarded with stunning sunsets -- and incredible wedding photography.

The Lawns

Extending past the Cider Barn, terraced lawns are bordered by cherry trees and wisteria arbors.

The Lake

At the foot of the terraced lawns, this shimmering jewel reflects the emerald landscape. In the evening, light from the barn twinkles in its surface.


Marian & David

June 04, 2015

Why This Wedding Earned a Michelin Star The Main Course Those table numbers! Rows of string lights hanging from the ceiling add a cozy, romantic vibe to the already homey atmosphere. The simplic... Read More

Adrienne & Marks

December 31, 2014

When your wedding day has a vendor list like Adrienne and Marks', you don't even have to question if you're in store for lots of pretty — you just know! Lucy O Photo brings us all the details from ... Read More

Emily & Dan

October 12, 2014

Everything about Emily & Dan's wedding was so special! From the seashell that was used to hold the rings and the bright wildflower bouquet to the darling aqua bridesmaid dresses and the most am... Read More

Kristen & Lee

October 10, 2014

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Jessie & Michael

August 02, 2014

It might be a fact that Castle Hill Cider is one of our all-time favorite Charlottesville venues. You can dress it up, dress it down, add lots of glam, or leave it simple and no matter the time of ... Read More

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Castle Hill Cider
Sameera & Jeremy

Castle Hill Cider is a fantastic venue that holds a large number of people and provides the couple a venue that can be truly transformed. It has breathtaking landscape all around it ! Evelyn, the manager of the property, is very sweet to work with. She showed great enthusiam for our wedding and celebrated with us on the day of. She was also very accomodating to some of our requests. The drawbacks of the venue was that there was not a large prep / kitchen area as well as the venue does not come Read More

Highly Recommend!
Augusta & Luke

Castle Hill was such a beautiful place to get married! With the rustic elements of the huge white barn to beauty of the rolling green hills in the background. The setting lent itself to a memorable event. I couldn't have asked for anything more!

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