Rixey Manor Est. 2015

Rixey Manor, Pleasant Hill Drive, Culpeper, VA, United States

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This Virginia manor comes with 200 years of history and it's ballroom comes with 20 crystal chandeliers.
Giant rooms, high ceilings, and stunning views peeking their way in at every window, retreat to a slower time near the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Lowdown
Castle / Château / Manor
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Penthouse / Rooftop
Farm View
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Rolling Hills
Product Launch
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Rixey Manor is a wedding venue located in Rixeyville, Virginia, that's as unique as you and your love story. We are proud and happy to help curate every wedding to our couple's romantic specifications. We include coordination, and no 'must use' vendors list so you can make your wedding personal and relaxing.

We only offer totally private rentals, so you can feel like your guests are visiting you in your own home. Our pet-friendly property even lets you bring your pups.

Rixey offers the most spectacular views... from the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains on one side, to the bottom of Rixey Lake on the other. Our rooftop and patio spaces make for a magical setting both at sunset and at night, and the Ballroom, complete with climate control and ADA-accessible bathrooms, means that inclement weather won't have a negative effect on your special day.

The Manor itself is the oldest house in Virginia that allows you and your guests to stay and celebrate with very few restrictions (including sparkler exits, and open flames in the custom-built Ballroom). The history of the house lends an air of vintage elegance, but what most of our couples love is the comfy atmosphere provided by big sofas, real fires, and the ability to curl up at the end of the night in the library with your favorite people.

Visit our website to view specific packages, availability, and pricing. We also have an online appointment booking system so it's easy to come and see us in person.

We know that planning your wedding is exciting and stressful. We will happily, transparently, and promptly communicate with you through the process and planning.

Facilities and Capacity

With a variety of event spaces available for use, Rixey Manor has an indoor maximum capacity for up to 120 guests. For up to 250 guests, and outdoor ceremonies and celebrations, you’ll want to utilize the venue’s lake view ceremony site and patio celebration area in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The serene water will play as an elegant backdrop as you say “I do” among those you love most. Not to mention, you’ll enjoy complete access to the venue’s 1,800-square-foot rooftop terrace, which sits just above the venue’s ballroom space, and the rest of the Manor with multiple reception rooms so everyone can find a space to make the wedding unique.

Services Offered

The team at Rixey Manor knows just how many details go into making a wedding day possible. When you book with their team, you’ll receive access to wedding coordinators who will meet with you before your big day arrives to give recommendations of vendors, and map out floor plans and details. The venue’s services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Event planning
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Access to in-house decor
  • Vanity kits
  • Bridal suite
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


Rixey Manor provides four bedrooms on-site for your out-of-town friends and family to enjoy, and an independent cottage that can sleep 6. Each room is decorated with charm and class with vintage décor and stunning antique furniture. The spacious rooms make for a calming and open place for each and every person to relax after a weekend full of endless celebration.

(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $50 to $150

Additional Charges




Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Indoors & Outdoors
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Four bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. 
Groom's Cottage which can sleep up to 6. 
Eco/Green Events
Pet-Friendly Events
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Rixey Manor was built by the Rixey family in 1801, and had been in their family for almost 200 years. It has large rooms, soaring ceilings, and stunning vistas. We have just finished the process of remodeling it, turning it from a well-loved family home into the perfect place to begin your new lives together. The venue includes elegant features such as crystal chandeliers, four poster beds, and claw foot freestanding tubs. You will also be able to enjoy four luxury bedrooms with en suite bathrooms for your comfort and privacy.



The Grand Staircase wraps around a 3 tiered pewter chandelier. At the base of the stairwell is a closet for the bridal parties' use. There are three rooms off of the stairwell including the Bar (complete with chalk board, beer tabs, and a solid walnut bartop), which in turn leads into the ballroom, with it's floor to ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers. 

Our furnishings are a mix of beautiful antiques, oversized sofas from Restoration Hardware and eclectic treasures picked up on our travels. The Library features a working fireplace, built-in books shelves stocked with books and games, and a chess/back gammon table. The Formal Sitting Room is the perfect place for us to serve High Tea and Champagne to celebrate your day, and opens to our crystal chandelier lit Dining Room. We can seat 16 people in the dining room for rehearsal dinners or intimate weddings.

Standout Venue Features:
Love. It sounds cheesy but all you have to do is read our reviews to see that we pour love into every wedding, and for every guest. We wany you to have the wedding of your dreams. 
Extra Perks:
Tables, Chairs (160), and all the household inventory for using as you want within your vision. 
Awards & Notables

We are consistantly considered one of the top Wedding Venues in Virginia, and the surrounding states. We have won Best of the Knot every year since opening, as well as Wedding Wire couples choice. We have gone viral with our photo shoot with Madeline Stuart, and were just highlighted as one of the top 10 venues by one of the biggest wedding magazines. 

Celebration Locations
Ballroom, Rooftop and Manor:
Custom and brand new ballroom
- View: Blue Ridge Mountains on one side and a lake on the other
- Max Capacity: 120
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
1801 Manor House
- View: Lake and Blue Ridge Mountains
- Max Capacity: 25
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Ballroom, Rooftop, Manor, and Stone Patio:
All our indoor space, plus our rooftop, and stone patio where you can erect a party tent to hold the largest weddings
- View: Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
We don't cater - but we can recommend some amazing options if you don't already have a caterer in mind. 
Bars & Lounges:
Our stunning bar is handmade and built in the 1901 Moon Porch. It's BYOB and we never charge corkage.
Barn / Farm / Ranch
20 Crystal Chandeliers, 1 Copper Bathtub, 200 Years of History, and an Infinite Amount of Love at Rixey Manor
Jamie Eddy
byJamie Eddy
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Rixey Manor

Rixey Manor, Pleasant Hill Drive, Culpeper, VA, United States

Here at the Venue Report, we look for variety, we crave rarity, authenticity, the sort of “I was jumping up and down unable to grasp how something could be so cool” type of originality. Just the other day, we found ourselves in that exact over the moon excitement state of being. Isadora Martin-Dye, owner and serious interior design savant of the famous Rixey Manor, sat down with the Venue Report to talk love, crystal chandeliers, rich history, and a whole lot more.

Rixey Manor, built in Culpeper, Virginia way back when in 1801 was bought by the now owners, Isadora and her husband, 20 years ago. They gave the Manor one heck of a face lift, including a 1,500 sq ft ballroom with twenty crystal chandeliers, yes I repeat, twenty crystal chandeliers. However, Isadora’s favorite addition to the home is the balcony rooftop terrace, a whopping 1,800 sq ft overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, unlike any other estate in the area. If that’s not cool, then I don’t know what is. With the help of photographer Lisa Blume, she and Isadora truly find a way to showcase how seriously out-of-this-world this vintage yet comfortable venue is, let’s take a look.


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