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Preferred Vendor Spotlight: Shadow Creek Weddings and Events

Today’s Preferred Vendor Spotlight blog post is highlighting one of our favorite wedding venues, Shadow Creek Weddings and Events in Purcellville, Virginia!

Shadow Creek Weddings and Events Exterior Shot in Purcellville, VA
As a newer wedding venue (they have actually been open for just a couple of years now), brides quickly recognized what an amazing venue Shadow Creek is and they have filled up with bookings like crazy! Brides, if you are interested in Shadow Creek to be your wedding venue, keep in mind that you will have to plan decently far in advance in order to secure your date with them. This family-owned venue in Loudoun County is such a great blend of rustic elegance and the owner Lori is so wonderful and helpful. Every time I meet or speak with a bride who had their wedding or planned on having their wedding at Shadow Creek, they always rave about how accommodating the staff is, how much they and their guests loved their experience there, and how taken care of they felt through the entire process.

Shadow Creek Weddings and Events outside signOutside of Shadow Creek Weddings and Events in Virginia
Many wonderful highlights of their venue are Gus (their horse who is present during cocktail hour), the firepits, the lawn games, the stunning high-ceiling barn with bistro lights,  and the picturesque farmland landscape — which all make for one uniquely beautiful and memorable wedding. As a photographer, beyond the beautiful barn and rolling hills, I must say that their bridal suite and groom’s room are two of the most beautifully decorated and naturally lit getting ready spaces I have seen at a wedding venue.

Bridal suite at Shadow Creek in Purcellville, VA
To get some more information about Shadow Creek, I asked Lori a bit more about her venue, so lets jump right into that!

Standing mirror and chair in bridal suite of Shadow Creek Weddings and Events

When did your venue open?

October of 2014.
Mirrors in bridal suite of Shadow CreekBridal gown hanging in bridal suite at Shadow CreekBride and bridesmaids at Shadow Creek Weddings and Events bridal suite

How many guests does your venue hold for an event?

300 seated comfortably with a dance floor in place.
Outdoor ceremony site location at Shadow CreekLanterns and florals at outdoor Shadow Creek ceremonyWedding ceremony floral details at Shadow CreekOutdoor wedding ceremony at Shadow CreekBridesmaid bouquets during wedding at Shadow CreekBride and groom getting married at Shadow CreekJust married at Shadow Creek Weddings and Events

How far out should a client pay a deposit to secure your services?

We are now accepting contracts for 2019, but do have some Friday and Sunday availability for 2018.
Bridal party cheering at real wedding at Shadow CreekBrides and bridesmaid bouquets at Shadow Creek weddingGroomsmen laughing with groom in Purcellville, VABride and her maids at fall wedding at Shadow CreekGroom and his groomsmen showing their watchesBridesmaids walking together at Shadow CreekCranberry fall wedding party color palette at Shadow CreekBridal party celebrating at Shadow Creek Weddings and Events in Purcellville

What feature/element of your venue are brides most often excited about?

I think the ability to have everything very centralized at one location, with handicap accessibility to every point on the property, whether it be the ceremony, the courtyard, or the reception.
Bride and groom kissing at Shadow Creek with rolling hill viewsBride and groom portraits at Shadow CreekBride and groom right before getting married at Shadow CreekBride and Groom at Shadow Creek Weddings and EventsBride and groom holding bouquet at Shadow CreekBride and groom portraits on grounds of Shadow CreekBride and groom kissing on lawn after married at Shadow CreekBeautiful bridal bouquet at Shadow CreekScenic views at Shadow Creek with bride and groom

Most brides worry about what happens if they have rain on their wedding day — what is your ceremony setup like on a rainy day?

We are large enough to be able to offer a couple different inside options, while still being able to hold the cocktail reception outside under the covered portico, which is converted to a glass atrium in the winter.
Bride and groom with Gus the horse at Shadow Creek Weddings and Events

What makes Shadow Creek unique?

We offer the best of both worlds. The rustic look of a custom designed timber frame barn with the elegance of chandeliers, antiques and gorgeous furnishings combined to appeal to the taste of today’s brides.
Wedding cake and chandelier at Shadow Creek reception barnSweetheart table by Purple Onion Catering at Shadow CreekFloral centerpiece and guest seating at Shadow Creek receptionGuest tables and barn of Shadow Creek Weddings and Events

What is your best piece of planning advice to a new bride?

Do NOT stress, your wedding will come together beautifully! Enjoy the day, it goes by way too fast to get caught up in the little things that can steal your joy.

What’s your ideal couple like?

Easy-going, creative, and having full trust and confidence in their vendors!
Parents of groom celebrating at Shadow Creek receptionGuest dancing and having fun at Shadow Creek receptionGuests dancing in barn of Shadow CreekParents of bride celebrating in Purcellville, VA wedding venueGuests cheering at Shadow Creek Weddings and Events fall weddingGuests dancing at wedding in Loudoun County receptionSparkler exit at Shadow Creek wedding

To see more images from Christa + Nick’s wedding at Shadow Creek, visit their blog post here!

To learn more about Shadow Creek, you can visit their website and see their reviews on WeddingWire!

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