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When it comes to planning the perfect wedding, choosing the right venue sets the stage for unforgettable moments. While rustic barns have their charm, West Virginia offers a diverse range of wedding venues that capture the state’s natural beauty and rich history while also providing a more classic feel to your wedding day! If you’re dreaming of a wedding that stands out from the rest, here are six remarkable WV wedding venues that aren’t barns!

  1. The Hotel Morgan, Morgantown, WV Located in the heart of Morgantown, The Hotel Morgan boasts timeless elegance and historic charm. This iconic hotel offers a blend of sophistication and intimacy, perfect for couples seeking a classic wedding experience. With its grand ballroom and luxurious accommodations, The Hotel Morgan sets the stage for a truly memorable celebration. You can see more from The Hotel Morgan here.
  2. Highgate Carriage House, Fairmont, WV Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Fairmont, Highgate Carriage House exudes romance and European charm. This historic venue features a beautifully restored carriage house surrounded by lush gardens, providing a romantic backdrop for exchanging vows. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, Highgate Carriage House offers a serene setting for your special day. You can see a favorite wedding from The Highgate Carriage House by clicking here.
  3. Wilderness Lodge, Summersville, WV For couples seeking a tranquil and scenic setting, Wilderness Lodge in Summersville is an ideal choice. Situated amidst the breathtaking beauty of the New River Gorge, this secluded lodge offers panoramic views and rustic charm. Exchange vows overlooking the lush forest or celebrate under the stars on the expansive outdoor deck. With its natural beauty and rustic ambiance, Wilderness Lodge promises an enchanting wedding experience. We had an amazing wedding at the Wilderness Lodge! Click here to see it!
  4. The Terrace at Tibbs Run, Morgantown, WV Perched atop a hill overlooking the natural beauty of the WV Botanic Garden, The Terrace at Tibbs Run offers a picturesque setting for outdoor weddings. Say “I do” amidst the beauty of nature surrounded by stunning views of the countryside. With its spacious terrace and unique architecture, this venue provides a romantic and intimate atmosphere for couples looking to celebrate their love in style. See a whole wedding from this venue by clicking here.
  5. Oglebay, Wheeling, WV Steeped in history and surrounded by acres of pristine parkland, Oglebay offers a truly enchanting setting for weddings. Exchange vows in a charming garden setting or host a grand reception in one of the historic estate’s elegant ballrooms. With its scenic beauty and timeless charm, Oglebay provides a magical backdrop for celebrating love and creating lifelong memories.
  6. Woodlawn Estate, Fraziers Bottom, WV Situated along the scenic Kanawha River, Woodlawn Estate offers a blend of historic charm and natural beauty. This stately mansion boasts sweeping lawns, lush gardens, and breathtaking views, making it a picturesque setting for weddings. Whether you’re envisioning a romantic outdoor ceremony or an elegant indoor affair, Woodlawn Estate provides a stunning backdrop for your special day. One of my favorite wedding days from 2023 was at Woodlawn Estate! Click here to see more!

From historic landmarks to scenic landscapes, West Virginia offers an array of unique wedding venues that cater to every couple’s vision. Whether you’re drawn to the elegance of a historic hotel or the rustic charm of a countryside estate, these extraordinary venues promise to make your wedding day truly unforgettable. So, step beyond the barns and discover the perfect venue to celebrate your love in the Mountain State.

I have had the pleasure of documenting weddings at these beautiful WV wedding venues that aren’t barns! Keep scrolling for photos from these elegant venues!

If you’re planning a wedding, I would love to capture your day! Click the link below to tell me more about your wedding day!

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WV Wedding Venues That Aren’t Barns

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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