The sister of a friend of my sister (did you follow that?) had emailed me a couple weeks ago about some of the vendors she used for her wedding last year. One of them was the lovely Barrel Oak Winery. She had her bridal shower here!
Rachel told me that the winery made for an awesome, fun, and different shower location. It was laid back and both kid AND dog friendly! She also said they had great outdoor areas, reserved picnic tables and because they brought their own sandwiches & cupcakes, the only cost was that they paid for guests to do a tasting.
I know winery weddings are a big thing in Virgina – why shouldn’t they be? They are absolutely gorgeous and rustic and have such a laid-back feel to them. Barrel Oak Winery can be rented for weddings or perhaps a great alternative for a couple looking to have a co-ed “shower”. For weddings the winery offers multiple locations on the site for your big day and offers hay ride “shuttles” between sites! (I love this!) There are also a ton of Bed & Breakfasts nearby for guests to stay at!
You can find more information on rental spaces and fees here. There are a ton of beautiful pictures on their website, but I couldn’t help myself with re-posting a few here…(thanks to Rachel for sharing!).