The Retreat at Cool Spring Est. 2015

The Retreat at Cool Spring, Parker Lane, Bluemont, VA, United States

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Watch sunsets sink into the distance from the breezy patio with a glass of wine. 
A recently restored historic manor house from 1799, this Shenandoah River idyll beats slow and steady in the heart of Virginia wine country, making it perfect for weddings, workshops, and retreats.
The Lowdown
Type
Castle / Château / Manor
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Plantation
Views
Creek
Forest
Lagoon/Pond
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Park
River
Style
Elegant
French
Romantic
Sophisticated
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Built in 1799, the Retreat at Cool Spring is a recently restored historic manor house overlooking the Shenandoah River. Rich in history, the five bedroom home sits on terraces overlooking the river. A grand foyer, library, huge dining room, and elegant living room are all a decorators dream. The manor house is located in the heart of Virginia's wine country with over 10 vineyards within 10 miles. It is truly an exceptional home that is surrounded by incredible peace and nature - ever deserving of the name it was given in 1799... The Retreat

Owner, Suzanne Eblen, desires to share this beautiful manor house with others. In April 2015, The Retreat officially opened its doors to many families and gatherings of friends. It has quickly become a popular destination for vacations. The Retreat is also a beautiful and exclusive location for intimate weddings, private events, workshops, and retreats. We are currently accepting a limited number of event bookings for 2016 & 2017.

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
75
Buffet
75
Standing
75
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2015
Curfew
9 PM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations

 • FAQ •

Can I come by to see the property? 
Because The Retreat at Cool Spring is a private property and is often occupied by vacation renters, all site-visits, walk throughs, etc. are made by appointment only. You can make an appointment with our Event Manager by sending an email to: coolspringsevents@gmail.com or filling out a contact form on our website.

How far in advance should I book my event or wedding? 
We recommend booking at least 12 months in advance as our calendar has been filling up very quickly. You can refer to our VRBO calendar to check for availability.

How many people can The Retreat at Cool Spring accommodate? 
The maximum number of guests that The Retreat can accommodate is 75 (outside) and 12 (inside).

Is a tent required? 
No, a tent is not required to host your event at The Retreat. However, we do not have an inclement weather plan so we strongly recommend renting a tent for your special event.

Are portable restrooms required? 
Yes, the manor house itself has a limit of 12 people largely due to the septic system. It is a requirement that portable restrooms be rented for the duration of any event involving more than 12 people. We are happy to provide a list of our preferred vendors upon booking.

How to I book The Retreat for my special event? 
Two things are required to book your event; (1) 50% of the total rental fee, and (2) a signed agreement of our policies.

Is a security deposit required? 
Yes, a security deposit is included the total fee for your event rental. The security deposit will promptly be returned provided there are no damages to the house and property.

Do I need to have a wedding planner? 
Yes, The Retreat at Cool Spring does not provide in-house wedding coordinating or planning services. It is because of this reason that we require a professional wedding planner to be hired, and be present, for the day of the event. We want all of our couples to have a perfect Retreat Wedding.

What is your cancellation policy? 
All payments are non-refundable unless The Retreat at Cool Spring is able to book another event in its stead for the same dates.

Is the property handicap accessible? 
Keep in mind that The Retreat at Cool Spring is an outdoor venue with gravel, grass, stone steps, hills, uneven paths, and other uneven areas around the property. The manor house itself is not wheelchair accessible; stone steps lead to every entrance. For guests with mobility issues we encourage their family members to drop off their loved-ones as close to the events as possible prior to parking.

Have a question?
Feel free to contact us at: coolspringsevents@gmail.com.

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
Venue Features
The Scene:
Weddings (30 - 75 pepople)
The Retreat at Cool Spring is a gorgeous and peaceful setting to host your intimate wedding. The newly renovated 6,000 square foot manor house is exquisitely decorated and provides a relaxing an luxurious experience for our brides & grooms. The Retreat can accommodate 30-75 guests, for a tented reception on the front terraces or in the courtyard. Two overnight stays are included in the rental for an Intimate Wedding and a list of our favorite event vendors will be provided upon booking.

Small Events (12 - 30 people)
Cool Spring is also an ideal setting for small events and gatherings ranging from 12-30 people. Whether it is a family reunion, a celebration, an elopement, or any other small affair, The Retreat at Cool Spring is a lovely place to consider. The peacefulness of the property and the privacy that it provides is perfect for hosting a small event. Two overnight stays are included in the rental for a Small Event and a list of our favorite event vendors will be provided upon booking.

Workshops/Retreats (Up to 12 people)
The manor house, terraces, courtyard, and surrounding layout of peaceful walking trails, hikes, and river front is the ideal place to host a retreat or workshop. The oversized rooms and tall ceilings make the manor house a grand, yet very inviting, setting for intimate gatherings for up to 12 people. There are several options inside,and outside that can accommodate fun and relaxing activities for a retreat or workshop. It is truly an exceptional home, surrounded by incredible peace and nature – ever deserving of the name it was given in 1799… The Retreat.
Standout Venue Features:
Built in 1799, the Retreat at Cool Springs is a recently restored historic manor house overlooking the Shenandoah River. Rich in history, the five bedroom home sits on terraces overlooking the river, with five miles of paved trails for hiking directly in front of the house. A grand foyer, library, huge dining room and elegant living room are all a decorators dream, and already have been the focus of many photographers lenses. The house sleeps 10 with one king, two queens, and four twin beds. The home is located in the heart of Virginias wine country with over 10 vineyards within 10 miles. There are 3 waterfalls, two fishing ponds, the river and a beautiful stream, within a five-10 minute walk.
It is truly an exceptional home, surrounded by incredible peace and nature, and ever deserving of the name it was given in 1799.....The Retreat
 
Celebration Locations
The Manor House:
6000 square feet, newly renovated in a Restoration & Vintage aesthetic.
- Max Capacity: 12
The Front Lawn:
Three terraces in front of the manor house overlooking the Shenandoah River.
- Max Capacity: 75
The Courtyard:
The back yard/courtyard is surrounded by the manor house, covered porches, and stone walls.
- Max Capacity: 75
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