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  • Writer's pictureElena Gera

The Manor at Breckenridge | A Wedding Venue in Virginia with Pre-Civil War Era Charm

Updated: Feb 19

Are you searching for the ideal wedding venue in Virginia that seamlessly blends history, rustic charm, and breathtaking natural beauty? Look no further than The Manor at Breckenridge!

The Manor at Breckenridge Wedding Venue Highlights

As a Virginia wedding photographer, I've had the privilege of capturing beautiful moments posted below at this enchanting location, and I'm here to share all the reasons why this venue should be at the top of your list.

A marrying couple is kissing under the arch in the view of the Main Mansion of The Manor at Breckenridge, a wedding venue in Virginia.

There is no shortage of breathtaking wedding venues in Southwest Virginia (Virginia is for Lovers, after all!), each vying for attention in a region known for its picturesque landscapes and romantic allure. Amidst this array of choices, The Manor at Breckenridge emerges as a truly unique find! Picture this: East Coast Mansion glam (think high-end royalty vibes) and the chill, barn-party vibes we know and love, all rolled into one. It's as if the best of both worlds decided to throw a bash and invited you to bring the love. Are you ready for a wedding day that's a little bit fancy, a little bit rustic, and a whole lot of unforgettable? Let's dive in!

Bride and groom sitting on the steps of the Manor at Breckenridge, a mansion wedding venue in Virginia

The History and Background:

Nestled on a working beef cattle farm in Lebanon, VA, The Manor at Breckenridge boasts a rich history. The house, a white two-story pre-Civil War home, dates back to the early 1700s. This historical gem has been lovingly restored to its original glory, featuring exposed wooden beams and original stone fireplaces that transport you to a bygone era.

A bride and a groom sitting near the fountain at the Manor at Breckenridge wedding venue

The Inspiration Behind the Venue:

What inspired the establishment of this remarkable wedding venue? It's simple: the allure of the area and a deep desire to give back to the local residents. The creators of The Manor at Breckenridge wanted to share the beauty of their surroundings by adding this spectacular event venue to the community.

What Couples Love Most:

Couples who have celebrated their special day at The Manor at Breckenridge absolutely adore the breathtaking views of Clinch Mountain. The manor house itself is an authentic delight with multiple rooms for the bridal party, inviting balconies, and a full back patio with two optional fire pits that create the perfect setting for entertaining your guests.

The Unique Selling Points:

What sets The Manor at Breckenridge apart from other wedding venues in the area? It's the perfect blend of history, natural beauty, and elegant charm. There are no details here that feel ordinary. Capturing breathtaking wedding photos is a breeze at The Manor at Breckenridge. You'll be spoiled for choice with the Clinch Mountains as a backdrop, the pre-Civil War home, a charming fountain, maple trees surrounded by a white three-board fence, and countless other natural scenes.

A just married couple walking through the field at the Manor at Breckenridge wedding venue

Indoor Spaces for Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions:

Even in case of inclement weather, The Manor at Breckenridge has you covered. The event barn, opening into the 2500 square foot pavilion, offers a cozy and beautiful alternative for your ceremony or reception.

Pink Macaroons on a plate and a table set for dinner at the Manor at Breckenridge wedding venue

Special Wedding Preparation Areas:

From the groom and his groomsmen to the bride and her bridesmaids, everyone has their own special space. The recently remodeled log cabin is perfect for gentlemen with its cozy ambiance, fireplace, and private restroom, while the bride and her bridesmaids have four well-lit bedrooms with full-length mirrors and two full bathrooms – the epitome of comfort and convenience.

A beautiful bride with grey hair looking out of the window at the Manor at Breckenridge wedding venue in Virginia

Amenities and Services:

Every package includes tables and chairs for 100 guests, with additional options available for rent to meet your needs. Flexibility is the name of the game here. You have the freedom to bring in your own caterers and vendors, making your wedding truly personalized.

Wedding Coordination:

The Manor at Breckenridge doesn't provide wedding coordination services, so couples can bring in their own wedding planner to create their dream day.

Brides veil fly in view of Clinch Mountain at the Manor at Breckenridge wedding venue in Virginia

Personalizing the Decor:

Your wedding theme and style are paramount, and here, you have the flexibility to personalize the decor. Just keep in mind, no open flame candles and no pushpins or thumbtacks.

Accessibility and Parking:

The venue is easily accessible, ensuring all your guests, including those with special needs, can enjoy your special day. There are two parking areas available, providing ample space for your guests.

Bride and groom open a Champagne bottle at the Manor at Breckenridge wedding venue in Virginia

Preferred Vendors and Collaborations:

The Manor at Breckenridge offers flexibility by allowing couples to bring in their own vendors. So, you have the freedom to choose the best wedding photographer, florist, and DJ that resonate with your vision.

Upcoming Plans and Developments:

The venue is continually evolving and growing. Currently, they're in the process of remodeling another home on the property that will be available for overnight accommodations, providing even more options for your special day.

Bride and groom drinking cocktails at the bar at the Manor at Breckenridge wedding venue in Virginia

Booking Information:

The demand for this extraordinary venue is high, so book well in advance. They are currently booking into 2024, so secure your dream wedding date without hesitation.

The Surrounding Community:

Just minutes away from historical Abingdon, VA, and the town of Lebanon, VA, The Manor at Breckenridge offers easy access to attractions and a charming community that your guests will love exploring.

Bride and groom at the Manor at Breckenridge wedding venue in Virginia

The Manor at Breckenridge is a hidden jewel that combines history, natural beauty, and modern amenities to create the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, this venue has it all. Don't miss the chance to transform your special day into a magical experience at The Manor at Breckenridge! Book now and make your dream wedding a reality.

Bride and groom kissing at the Manor at Breckenridge wedding venue in Virginia

Photographer | Focus on the Moment

Planner | The Planning Bee

Florist | Mimi's Flowers

Hair and Make-Up | The Refinery Hair Studio

Model Agency | Roanoke Fashion Week

Confectionary Artist | Petals & Sugar






I am Elena, a documentary-style wedding, engagement, and surprise proposal photographer in East Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina!

My style is relaxed, playful, and evocative. I value connection, joy, authenticity, and true colors.


I help couples who want candid shots and cherish raw emotions!

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or to check availability. 

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