Wedding ceremonies are permitted in two designated areas of the Arboretum:
the Margaret Byrd Stimpson Amphitheater and the grassy area near the upper
section of the Woodland portion of the Nancy Larrick Crosby Native Plant
Trail. RECEPTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Wedding reservations
are taken up to one year to the month in advance of the event.
Reservations are made on a first-come basis. Note: Certain dates and
times may not be available due to either Blandy or Arboretum events.
A non-refundable reservation deposit of $150 is due within 10 days after the reservation is made in order to confirm your reservation. Checks should be made payable to Blandy Experimental Farm and mailed to 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620. The rental balance of $350 is due 90 days prior to the wedding date. A separate check for the $200 cleaning/damage deposit is due 30 days prior to the wedding date. If the reservation is made within 90 days of the event, the entire rental amount plus the damage deposit is due within 10 days.
NO INDOOR WEDDING FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE IN CASE OF RAIN; RAIN DATES ARE NOT AVAILABLE. Blandy Farm must receive written notice of cancellation of paid reservations at least 90 days in advance of the wedding date in order to receive a partial refund. No part of the $150 reservation fee will be refunded. If full payment has been made prior to 90 days of the rental date, users will receive a $250 refund. Cancellations within 90 days of the wedding date are not eligible for a refund.
Failure to comply with any of the above regulations will result in a forfeiture of the cleaning/damage deposit.
The Amphitheater can seat 200-300 people; the Native Plant Trail Area can seat 50-70. The wedding party and guests may use the public restrooms in the Quarters building. For more information contact the Facilities Use Coordinator at (540) 837-1758 Ext 223 or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.