Surrounded on all sides by mountains, Mount Fair provides an extraordinary setting for events. From hosting a small dinner at the Paddock House or Greenhouse to hosting weddings for up to 200 in our riding arena or on our fields, our venues can be flexibly used and host a wide range of guests in a uniquely creative way.
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Venue at Mount Fair Vineyard
The photographs above are provided courtesy of the following vendors:
Event Planning by Sabrina Allison Design and Orpha Design
Photography by Jen Fariello Photography and Peyton Curry Photography
Flower Design by Amanda Burnette Floral Design and Nature Composed
Greenhouse and Greenhouse Gardens
Our Hartley Botanic Greenhouse is home to a diverse array of warm weather plant species which provide both aesthetic beauty and occasional culinary enjoyment. Measuring 14’ x 37’ (518 sqft) it is surrounded by two acres of flower, fruit and vegetable gardens, laid out in an English Garden style, which provides an extraordinary setting for spring, summer and autumn events. Large dinners and weddings have been hosted on the greenhouse terrace, which sits between two lawn panels on which our Tidewater Sailcloth Tents (20’x 37’ = 660 sqft) may be placed by Virginia Tent Rental, accommodating up to 120 seated guests. Mount Fair’s Greenhouse has been featured by Hartley in their promotional materials and advertisements.
Our indoor riding arena was designed by renowned architect, Mark Finlay who, over the past fifteen years has designed or redesigned each structure on the farm, creating a consistent theme throughout our property. Measuring 92’ x 164’, the arena provides over 15,000 square feet of interior space, and features stained wood beams which rise 40’ above the floor, supporting the roof without interior columns.
The interior roof and walls are finished with stained wood and the floor is covered with a specially designed equestrian footing. For the safety and health of our horses, events hosted in the arena require installation of wood flooring over utilized areas. The size of the interior space provides for significant flexibility in program. Ample parking exists along the oak-lined drive fronting the arena and, if necessary, valet parking can be easily accommodated with multiple satellite locations within short walking distance of the arena.
The horse paddocks and fields adjacent to the Greenhouse, Arena and Paddock House feature dramatic 360-degree mountain views. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains which rise 3300’ above sea level to the west and southwest, Mount Fair is located at the entrance to Brown’s Cove which runs between the Blue Ridge and Pigeon Top Mountain to the north and east. Each field and paddock offers a different perspective, depending upon season and time of day. Our hay fields offer the most open and remote views but require mobile infrastructure to provide bathroom and catering kitchen, given their distance from farm facilities.
Also designed by Mark Finlay, our Paddock House provides an ideal location for small dinners, events and is available during weddings as a preparation and changing area for the bridal party and family members. The first floor features a living room, dining room, half bath and kitchen which opens onto a covered porch which wraps 180 degrees of the house, offering sweeping views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.
Designed with traditional rural barn exterior features, complemented on the interior by reclaimed wood floors and ceiling beams, Mount Fair Vineyard’s Winery offers an inviting and warm environment for wine tasting and small events. Resting on a hill just above our 10 acre vineyard, the porch offers sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and Blue Ridge mountains in the background.
Directions to Mount Fair Vineyard
From I64 East or West Bound – Exit #107
Crozet Exit, at stop sign take 250 East toward Crozet, go 1.5 miles to 240 East (LEFT), which is also Crozet Avenue 1.3 miles. At 4-way stop in Crozet go straight toward White Hall which is also 810 North 4.3 miles. Make a LEFT at Wyant’s Store which is 810 North and Browns Gap Turnpike, continue 3.6 miles to Slam Gate Road. Turn LEFT on Slam Gate Road at the top of the hill make a LEFT at the BLACK GATE with the STONE COLUMNS.
From Route 29 North or South Bound
Exit at Barracks Road. Turn Westward on Barracks Road which turns into Garth Road after approximately 2 miles and continue westward on Garth Road for another 6 miles to White Hall, past the Wyant Store on your RIGHT. Continue on State Route 810 North (Brown’s Gap Turnpike) for 3.5 miles. Turn LEFT on Slam Gate Road at the top of the hill make a LEFT at the BLACK GATE with the STONE COLUMNS.