Perhaps you have known each other your whole lives. Maybe you met online and finally found your special someone….Whatever your amazing love story, Earlyhouse is the ideal location to make this chapter unforgettable.
The island is a picture perfect site for your ceremony, from the walk across the bridge to the unique gazebo. Cherry trees, clematis and roses accent the gardens. By tradition, the best man rings the antique farm bell when you are first announced as husband and wife. Your guests will be delighted as we release a flock of white doves that circle overhead, symbolizing your true love.
Strolling back across one of the bridges, everyone will relax on the raised, covered terrace. Cocktails and appetizers will satisfy your guests while you and your wedding party take advantage of the many photo opportunities on the grounds. Classic nature shots include the branches of weeping willow trees, flowers and fallen leaves, huge trees and green lawns. Favorite rustic ideas are the red door to our historic house the fences in our small vineyard, our vintage tractor near the barn, and the giant tire swing hanging in our sweet gum tree.
The evening brings new magic, reflections of light and water from our fountain, the sounds of nature and perhaps a dance by moonlight. There is no hurry - you have dreamed of and planned this day for a long time.
Dinner, dancing and celebrating are unhindered by the freedom of a country setting. Music, food and drink - the essentials of your reception - are your choices. At Earlyhouse, we can recommend wedding professionals to complete your vision – the DJ’s, the photographer, the florist and more special touches.
Small Weddings and Elopements at Earlyhouse
At Earlyhouse, we pride ourselves on our personal touch to make your wedding dreams a reality. Wedding dreams vary, and for some couples the perfect wedding is a stress free, intimate celebration with close family and friends. If the planning and cost of a large event is not your style, an intimate elopement – a micro wedding- can be incredibly personal and the perfect, romantic solution. Earlyhouse now offers micro weddings for a fraction of the cost and time commitment but includes all the touches that make any wedding special.
...A Life Well Lived
Family and friends are choosing less traditional ways of honoring the passing of their loved one. There are many reasons - an individual's last wishes, spiritual beliefs, cremation or the desire to share a unique celebration of a special life. Earlyhouse provides a beautiful, private location and professional services to create a meaningful, fitting tribute.
Earlyhouse is a wonderful place for old friends and family to gather in a comfortable, relaxed environment. There is something for everyone: from horseshoes and swings to catch and release fishing; from checkers to exploring our historic cemeteries. We can arrange everything - food and beverges to special entertainments.
The park at Earlyhouse is a wonderful place to spend the day with your family. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll on our woodland paths or a competitive game of horseshoes, there is something for everyone. Kids can run on the grounds, swing and climb in the playground or fish (catch and release*) from our stocked pond.
The Central Virginia Charity Chili Cook-off is held here at Earlyhouse every year on the first Saturday in November from 12 – 5.
Since our first cook-off, we have raised nearly $150,000 for charity!!! Thank you to the great volunteers, the fantastic teams, our generous sponsors and the folks that come out and support the cause!
You can see more on our Facebook page here:
...is a major voluntary health organization that seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplant.
...serves the need of patients and their families in Central Virginia, providing financial support for medications, assistance with insurance payments and overnight housing for treatment near the local treatment facility.
We truly are our brother's keeper.