Pharsalia Events Est. Prior to 1930

Charlottesville, VA, USA

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Pharsalia is a place where history never gets old.
The historic home, the parlors, porches, canopies of shade trees, and various outbuildings on the property provide many options to customize your event. The vast grounds and gardens at Pharsalia inspire seasonal, fresh floral designs with professional and creative services available to capture your vision.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Field / Forest / Orchard
Garden
Historic Building
Views
Courtyard
Farm View
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Mountains
Rolling Hills
Vineyard
Style
Colonial
Country
Garden Party
Preppy
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

The historic home, the parlors, porches, canopies of shade trees, and various outbuildings on the property provide many options to customize your event. The vast grounds and gardens at Pharsalia inspire seasonal, fresh floral designs with professional and creative services available to capture your vision. Poolside, on the lawn, overlooking vineyards and orchards, or wherever your desires take you; our aim is to provide a unique space where you can craft your own special day.

Cut flowers from our on-site flower gardens are for sale seasonally and can be a truly memorable way to incorporate Pharsalia’s natural beauty into your wedding day.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
N/A
Standing
210
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
A separate bride and groom suites are available for the bridal party to get ready for the wedding starting at 10:00 am.  Each suite includes a sitting area, bedroom and full bathroom. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

Foxie Morgan has lived on the property her whole life and loves to share its charms and secrets with her guests; from where they hid the booze during Prohibition to tours of the Ice House which has hosted a few games of poker for the groomsmen.

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Pharsalia is a place where history never gets old. Pharsalia is an 1814 plantation home built by Thomas Massie for his son William as a Wedding Present. It is located in the Tye River Valley and sits on the shoulder of DePreist Mountain in Nelson County, Virginia. At its height, Pharsalia’s working farm was part of a family owned tract in excess of 10,000 acres. Crops and products produced at Pharsalia included Wheat, Hops, Tobacco, Potatoes, Apples, Cranberries, and Smoked and Cured Bacon and Hams.

Pharsalia’s fresh cut flower farm capitalizes on the seasonal abundance of blooms available in Virginia. With a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, grower Foxie Morgan cultivates native and specialty blooms for purchase.
Design:
The historic home, the parlors, porches, canopies of shade trees, and various outbuildings on the property provide many options to customize your event. The vast grounds and gardens at Pharsalia inspire seasonal, fresh floral designs with professional and creative services available to capture your vision. Poolside, on the lawn, overlooking vineyards and orchards, or wherever your desires take you; our aim is to provide a unique space where you can craft your own special day.

The Historic Pharsalia home is available for dressing and pre-ceremony traditions, as well as a post-ceremony self-guided tour for your guests.  You will also have access to an indoor bar area, the gorgeous cocktail courtyard and our pristine flower and herb gardens where your guests can mingle and take in the majestic mountain views.  We only host one wedding a weekend so the focus is on you!
Standout Venue Features:
Poolside, on the lawn, overlooking vineyards and orchards, or wherever your desires take you; our aim is to provide a unique space where you can craft your own special day.

Cut flowers from our on-site flower gardens are for sale seasonally and can be a truly memorable way to incorporate Pharsalia’s natural beauty into your wedding day.
Extra Perks:

43' x 103' Tidewater Sailcloth Tent with Custom Fir Side poles and perimeter string lighting. Much like an outdoor ballroom! 

(4) Pennant Flags for Tent Peaks 

Clear Sidewall to Surround Tent in Case of Inclement Weather

Distressed Wood Floor Under Entire Tent…No Dance Floor Needed 

Wooden Benches for the ceremony; 10 of each size available; in 6’ & 12’ lengths 

15 Wooden Farm Tables that seat 10. 

Awards & Notables Virginia Living 
Wine & Country Weddings
Virginia is for Lovers
CVille Abode
Best of Country Gardens
Nelson County Life
The Scout Guide
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