It’s quite ironic that one of Southern Living’s Four Favorite Romantic Getaways was once a school that forbade schoolyard flirtations. Today, our inn features some of the most beautiful Virginia wedding venues. Our inn’s gardens were featured on Historic Garden Week in Virginia, and our vineyard was selected by Virginia Tourism as one of the state’s Ten Best of the Best. Both are ideal settings for romantic elopements and lavish weddings on the Chesapeake Bay. Contact us today to take a tour and see for yourself!

Tie the Knot

Discover Our Award-Winning Virginia Wedding Venues

  • The Hope and Glory Inn

Get married on our front steps underneath the words “Hope and Glory,” host a whimsical garden ceremony under our cupola-capped gazebo, or say your vows on the grand staircase in our lobby. We can host rehearsal dinners and receptions for up to 75 guests at our inn and fountain patio with a dance floor. Or, you’re welcome to take advantage of our new reception site at the pool with seating for 50 at one end and food offered at the other. (There’s even a bar and oyster bar in between!)

  • The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

Our vineyard, just a short walk from our inn, is another highly sought-after option if you’re looking for vineyard wedding venues in Virginia. Here, you can enjoy six acres of scenery and a tented reception decorated to your liking. The vineyard has an unlimited capacity for the large wedding of your dreams!

  • True Love

We also allow you to celebrate your love with a small elopement on our boat, True Love! There’s room for up to six people, making it ideal for intimate ceremonies and memorable moments. Not many people can say they’ve tied the knot on a Fortier 26 that was originally built for the famous Sidney “Jim” Weinberg!

What Sets Us Apart

Small to large and beautifully simple to extravagantly elegant, you can leave everything to us. We host no more than five weddings per year which allows us to ensure that they are the exact reflections of each couple’s desires.

Plus, we have gorgeous English gardens, fabulous accommodations, cuisine from the highly praised Executive Chef Meseret Crockett, an exclusive floral designer, and an officiant on staff. And, staged getaways are our specialty with a 1952 Ford pick-up truck and a 1973 Volkswagen “Thing” convertible. Simply put, the Hope and Glory Inn is the perfect place to host your wedding or elopement.

(Should the reception or rehearsal dinner be held in one of our hotel venues, we usually require that the wedding parties book our rooms and cottages for two nights. This gives you and your guests the exclusive use of the property for the weekend.)

Don’t Take Our Word for It

In the Media

Did you know that our property was featured among locations like Abu Dhabi, Bora Bora, and Tuscany in the Zoe Report’s list of 6 Unexpected Destination Wedding Locations That Are Non-Cliché In The Best Way? It’s true! That’s not all, either. We were also named as one of the top wedding vendors of 2019 according to Southern Living magazine! 

Wedding Testimonials

“With your help and orchestration, our wedding was even more than we dreamed it could be. The entire event was seamless and perfectly planned. The flowers were elegant and gorgeous and enhanced the already magical surroundings. Thank you for making our entire experience so enjoyable.”

  • Amanda & Jeff

“Well, I have been on cloud nine since the wedding. Not only did I enjoy it immensely — everything was perfect — but everyone keeps telling me how fantastic it was (especially the food). They were honestly the best crabcakes I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. I know you have added to your already enormous fan club. I think everyone is planning a trip back to Irvington, including the groom’s mother. Thank you for everything.”

  • Lee

“Thank you for all your love and support on our wedding day! We’re so blessed to have discovered a bit of Heaven on Earth. See you next year on our first anniversary.”

  • Ron & Angel

“Words cannot describe the magical wedding that you all created for us. After all of our bouncing between wedding vendors, we finally found our home and our family at this wonderful place. You really made all of our dreams a reality. And, we weren’t the only ones that took notice — I cannot tell you how many guests said that this was the best wedding that they have ever been to! And, many of them are planning to come back! The combination of the wonderful staff and beautiful surroundings is unparalleled and took our event to a new level. The food, the flowers, the atmosphere — we will truly remember this day forever.”

  • Blair & Cathleen

“We were able to experience the wedding of our dreams in a truly romantic and beautiful atmosphere. Thank you to your inn, your vision, and your personal warmth! Our day and our time here has exceeded our high expectations. We look forward to visiting as often as possible!”

  • Andrea & Corey

A happy couple at their reception after a Virginia wedding on the Chesapeake Bay

Take the Next Step Today!

Now that you know all about our stunning Chesapeake Bay wedding venues, we’d love to help make your dream wedding come true. Let us take care of all the details while you focus on your love for one another. After all, that’s what weddings should be about! 

Contact us today and get one step closer to a magical and memorable celebration. We look forward to speaking with you!