If you ‘re thinking about a destination wedding – but don’t want to get on a plane, consider a wedding weekend at historic Sundara, located just outside of Roanoke in Southwest VA. Sundara recently hosted a vendor open house and I thought it would be nice to show you some images (courtesy of Kemper Mills Fant) of this beautiful property and give a few reasons why this gorgeous venue makes a great destination wedding.
Affordable costs for you and your guests – You can have a destination wedding without the big cost. A wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains is more affordable than flying to Europe or the Caribbean. And it’s better for your guests. It’s an easy drive from DC to Southwest Virginia and accommodations are less expensive.
Working with a coordinator in the area – Sundara’s on-site venue coordinator will help with planning your wedding and refer you to trusted vendors. This will relieve so much stress for you and make it feel much more like a destination wedding. You won’t have to travel far when it comes to meeting with your vendors and apps like Skype and Facetime make it easy to connect.
Beauty and activities in the area – There is so much beauty in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If time permits, get on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Front Royal and head south to your wedding destination. There’s blooming dogwoods, redbuds and mountain laurel in the spring and gorgeous colors in the fall. In the Blue Ridge, there are miles of hiking and walking trails so you can enjoy the scenery. The City of Roanoke is a fun stopping point in Southwest Virginia with museums, as well as the farmer’s market where you can find fresh produce, fun shops, and some great food. If you’re a fan of music, be sure to check out Downtown Roanoke or Floyd Country Store, where live performances are featured every Friday and Saturday night. Add history, wineries and golf and you have a great wedding weekend.
Sundara offers romantic seclusion, adventure, beautiful location, local food – and everything else a destination wedding provides for you. To learn more about wedding weekends at Sundara, call 540.334.9911 and be sure to visit their profile on our website.