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    Why get married in Roanoke

    Breathe In the Blue Ridge

    Roanoke is a Virginia city surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, making weddings here an absolute visual treat.

    Rustic Wedding Heaven

    Roanoke vendors are experts in executing rustic and country weddings. If wildflowers, cowboy boots, and reclaimed flea market finds feel like the perfect match for your signature style, Roanoke just might be the spot for you.

    Where Old Meets New

    A major hub for Virginia railroads, Roanoke was once an intersection for transportation, distribution, manufacturing, and trade. Keeping pace with modernity, Roanoke is now a thriving urban center closely connected to its traditional past, creating a hip mountain culture that is utterly unique.


    Roanoke has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons and average levels of rain and snow.


    Spring is a gorgeous season in Roanoke with temperatures warming to the mid 50s and 60s.


    Roanoke’s summers are hot and muggy with average highs in the 80s.


    Vibrant fall colors delight visitors. Daily temperatures range from the 70s to the 50s.


    Roanoke sees an average of 20 inches of snow each year with average temperatures in the 30s and 40s.

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    Plan Your Roanoke Wedding

    Your Wedding Ceremony

    Whether your wedding ceremony takes place in your childhood church in downtown Roanoke or overlooks the awe-inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll never forget the vows you exchange on your wedding day. Enlist a wedding officiant that puts you at ease and a skilled musicians that will set the mood of the day so you can focus completely on your love and commitment to each other.

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    Officiants and Ceremony Musicians

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    Your Wedding Reception

    Celebrate your vows with a reception that is filled with joy, laughter, and love. Your Roanoke wedding planner will perfectly execute the details of the day so that you can fully enjoy the presence of your friends and family, while your caterer will keep your guests full with their mouthwatering southern specialties. If you love to dance, you’re in luck, because Roanoke DJs are experts at crafting the perfect playlist that will keep your guests out on the dance floor all night long.

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    Roanoke Reception Vendors

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    Your Rehearsal Dinner

    Spend the night before your big day soaking up the love of those you are closest to at your rehearsal dinner. You’ll treasure the opportunity to showcase Roanoke’s gorgeous venues and local food offerings while chatting the night away with friends from near and far. This will be the perfect way to kick off your wedding weekend.

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    Your Farewell Brunch

    Keep the party going! The farewell brunch is becoming more and more common because newlyweds want to spend as much time as possible with their guests, some of whom traveled great distances to attend the festivities. Luckily for you, Roanoke is the cream of the crop when it comes to brunch spots!

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    Wedding Welcome Bag

    Opening their wedding welcome bags may be your guests’ first real exposure to Roanoke. Make a good impression by including fun items that represent the essence of Roanoke along with helpful information like a timeline, outline of wedding details, and, of course, a map! With so many unique welcome bag ideas to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect fit.

    Wedding Favors

    Think outside of the box when it comes to wedding favors for your Roanoke wedding! Consider handing out a cool craft from a Roanoke artisan, a sweet treat from one of the local bakeries, or a bottle of one of the local brewery’s signature ales. Your guests will love a gift that is oh-so Roanoke.

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    Guest Activities

    Looking for something to do in Roanoke? No problem. The city is bursting with activities, from permanent attractions like hiking, shopping, and exploring, to a variety of special events. There’s something for everyone.

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    Restaurant Recommendations

    Roanoke restaurants are famous statewide for their unfussy, home-cooked, and 100% southern cuisine. Take a look at this guide of Roanoke’s most famous spots or suggest a food tour so your foodie friends can try a little of everything. And don’t forget the beverages! With its pure mountain water, Roanoke is exploding with award-winning craft breweries that your guests have got to try.

    Accommodations Recommendations

    From historical bed and breakfasts to cozy cabins, your guests will have no trouble nestling up in Roanoke. Tour the accommodations options close to your venue and find a few places (at different price points!) where you can book room blocks to make trip planning super easy for your loved ones. They’ll so appreciate your help. Let us help you get started on finding wedding guest accommodations.

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    Your Engagement Session

    Looking for an engagement shoot location in Roanoke? Thankfully, it’s almost impossible to find a bad spot for a photo shoot in this city. Drive out to the Blue Ridge Parkway to get spectacular mountain views in your photos or head downtown to take advantage of Roanoke’s unique architecture. Wherever you go, we can ensure you’ll end up with stunning engagement photos to commemorate this extra-special time in your lives.

    The Bachelorette Party

    Roanoke is the perfect location for a bachelorette getaway with the girls just before you enter the final weeks of wedding planning. Start the weekend with an outdoor adventure, throw in some pampering and relaxation, finish with a night of dancing, and you’ve got an awesome party for the bride-to-be! Send your maid of honor our bachelorette party ideas for specific recommendations for things to see and do. She'll thank you.

    The Bachelor Party

    The experts agree: hosting your buddy’s bachelor party in Roanoke is an excellent idea. After all, who doesn’t like the idea of a little hiking, a little biking, and a lot of beer? Our Roanoke bachelor party guide has lots of planning ideas to make the weekend a success.

    Events to Consider

    The good news is that you’ve chosen a vibrant, scenic, and seriously fun location to gather your nearest and dearest on your big day. Congrats! The bad news? Your wedding location is so awesome that it draws a crowd for reasons other than your nuptials all year long. When selecting your wedding date, be sure you know what other activities are happening in the area that might put a cramp in your party’s style. We’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you, so check out the annual calendar of major Roanoke events and add them to your radar.

    Local Online Resources

    Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Roanoke, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry:

    Choosing Your Roanoke Wedding Vendors

    With our comprehensive list of local wedding pros, we're here to help you put together an all-star team to bring your vision to life.