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Boxtree Lodge

Vinton , VA

LOCATION

2353 Hammond Drive
Vinton, VA 24179 US

PHONE

540-890-9152
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/23/2016
0.9/5.0
I had my wedding at The Glen on Glenburn Farms on July 23rd 2016. Initially the venue was perfect when I went to see it, which was in March of 2016. It had plenty of space, the view of the mountains was great, and loved the dance in the middle. We also looked at the Braeloch but ultimately decided to go with the Glen because it was the newer facility so we assumed the A/C would work better for our large wedding. Needless to say, my wedding day was the HOTTEST day of my life. The A/C in the Glen was on but the size of the A/C unit is not equipped for that size of building. They also had hail damge to the A/C unit that they had yet to fix. Because of the A/C issue, I had guests who got sick (yes, it was THAT hot), guest who left early, guests who were wetting napkins and wearing them to get cool and there wasn't much dancing until the sun went down. The owner did show up a few times but nothing was fixed, I was never formally apologized too nor did they offer any time of compensation back to me for my extreme inconvenience. If you are getting married in the fall or winter, it might not be bad but I would be fearful the heat might not work either- if they even have heat! Overall, I WOULD NOT recommend The Glen to any future bride.
I had my wedding at The Glen on Glenburn Farms on July 23rd 2016. Initially the venue was perfect when I went to see it, Read more...
I had my wedding at The Glen on Glenburn Farms on July 23rd 2016. Initially the venue was perfect when I went to see it, which was in March of 2016. It had plenty of space, the view of the mountains was great, and loved the dance in the middle. We also looked at the Braeloch but ultimately decided to go with the Glen because it was the newer facility so we assumed the A/C would work better for our large wedding. Needless to say, my wedding day was the HOTTEST day of my life. The A/C in the Glen was on but the size of the A/C unit is not equipped for that size of building. They also had hail damge to the A/C unit that they had yet to fix. Because of the A/C issue, I had guests who got sick (yes, it was THAT hot), guest who left early, guests who were wetting napkins and wearing them to get cool and there wasn't much dancing until the sun went down. The owner did show up a few times but nothing was fixed, I was never formally apologized too nor did they offer any time of compensation back to me for my extreme inconvenience. If you are getting married in the fall or winter, it might not be bad but I would be fearful the heat might not work either- if they even have heat! Overall, I WOULD NOT recommend The Glen to any future bride. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/21/2015
4.9/5.0
So far, planning my ceremony and reception at Braeloch has been a great experience. Although the pictures online of Braeloch are beautiful, actually visiting the location really convinced me that this was the place for my wedding. The views of the mountains and valley are absolutely beautiful, and Braeloch is very elegant and simple--perfect for customizing your wedding. The owners have been very helpful and I look forward to working with them as I continue to plan my wedding at Braeloch.
So far, planning my ceremony and reception at Braeloch has been a great experience. Although the pictures online of Read more...
So far, planning my ceremony and reception at Braeloch has been a great experience. Although the pictures online of Braeloch are beautiful, actually visiting the location really convinced me that this was the place for my wedding. The views of the mountains and valley are absolutely beautiful, and Braeloch is very elegant and simple--perfect for customizing your wedding. The owners have been very helpful and I look forward to working with them as I continue to plan my wedding at Braeloch. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/22/2015
4.7/5.0
BoxTree Lodge where can I begin......From the moment my fiancé and I looked at it I knew it was the place to say our vows! From the view of the mountains to the rustic reception area. Its definitely a DIY venue. You get the venue for the whole weekend from Friday to noon on Sunday. We in addition to the actual BoxTree Lodge we we rented the pavilion ( for rehearsal dinner and guys to get ready) and one of the cabins for the girls to get ready and a place to spend our first night together. The reception hall is beautiful however you have to set up all the tables, chairs and decorations yourself and have them cleaned up by noon on Sunday. I personally loved it because you can take the place and transform it into anything you want it to be. I was thankful for a previous bride who left lights and burlap in the ceiling because it was something we were wanting anyways and it helped save us some money! The cabins are well worth the rental for the weekend. Adorable and nice for the bride, bridesmaids and mothers to get ready in. I highly recommend this place!
BoxTree Lodge where can I begin......From the moment my fiancé and I looked at it I knew it was the place to say our vows! Read more...
BoxTree Lodge where can I begin......From the moment my fiancé and I looked at it I knew it was the place to say our vows! From the view of the mountains to the rustic reception area. Its definitely a DIY venue. You get the venue for the whole weekend from Friday to noon on Sunday. We in addition to the actual BoxTree Lodge we we rented the pavilion ( for rehearsal dinner and guys to get ready) and one of the cabins for the girls to get ready and a place to spend our first night together. The reception hall is beautiful however you have to set up all the tables, chairs and decorations yourself and have them cleaned up by noon on Sunday. I personally loved it because you can take the place and transform it into anything you want it to be. I was thankful for a previous bride who left lights and burlap in the ceiling because it was something we were wanting anyways and it helped save us some money! The cabins are well worth the rental for the weekend. Adorable and nice for the bride, bridesmaids and mothers to get ready in. I highly recommend this place! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.6/5.0
Boxtree Lodge was a BEAUTIFUL venue for our wedding of 130 guests. You can't beat the price considering you get access to the venue all day Friday & Saturday and til noon on Sunday for cleanup. The venue comes with tables & chairs, but everything else is an open canvas. This does mean a lot more planning than some other (more expensive) venues but it gives you the opportunity to control your costs. I do agree with a few other reviews that have commented on the professionalism of the owners - they are both very sweet and helpful but they can be difficult to get in touch with and when it comes time to set everything up it was somewhat aggravating to be reminded several times how to stack chairs correctly, etc. Otherwise, great venue for a great price.
Boxtree Lodge was a BEAUTIFUL venue for our wedding of 130 guests. You can't beat the price considering you get access to Read more...
Boxtree Lodge was a BEAUTIFUL venue for our wedding of 130 guests. You can't beat the price considering you get access to the venue all day Friday & Saturday and til noon on Sunday for cleanup. The venue comes with tables & chairs, but everything else is an open canvas. This does mean a lot more planning than some other (more expensive) venues but it gives you the opportunity to control your costs. I do agree with a few other reviews that have commented on the professionalism of the owners - they are both very sweet and helpful but they can be difficult to get in touch with and when it comes time to set everything up it was somewhat aggravating to be reminded several times how to stack chairs correctly, etc. Otherwise, great venue for a great price. Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
6/15/2014
4.4/5.0
Braeloch is BEAUTIFUL! It is also an amazing price for a wedding venue. It is more of a DIY venue which made planning more flexible.
Braeloch is BEAUTIFUL! It is also an amazing price for a wedding venue. It is more of a DIY venue which made planning more Read more...
Braeloch is BEAUTIFUL! It is also an amazing price for a wedding venue. It is more of a DIY venue which made planning more flexible. Read less
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Bekah
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We actually got married at Braeloch which is the larger building on the hill by boxtree lodge. We thought it was BEAUTIFUL. I would suggest it for the spring or fall, not the summer. It has no air conditioning and I know it would be REALLY hot in the summer. Ours was in March though so it wasn't a big deal. No heat either though, so we were all pretty chilly!!! It really depends on the weather for this place! But it is simpsly GORGEOUS though!!!
We actually got married at Braeloch which is the larger building on the hill by boxtree lodge. We thought it was Read more...
We actually got married at Braeloch which is the larger building on the hill by boxtree lodge. We thought it was BEAUTIFUL. I would suggest it for the spring or fall, not the summer. It has no air conditioning and I know it would be REALLY hot in the summer. Ours was in March though so it wasn't a big deal. No heat either though, so we were all pretty chilly!!! It really depends on the weather for this place! But it is simpsly GORGEOUS though!!! Read less
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Temple
Wedding:
7/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Boxtree Lodge is a wonderful venue for the DIY bride. You can turn this location into whatever fantasy world you like. The owners are helpful and accomodating. The venue is clean and ready to use.
Boxtree Lodge is a wonderful venue for the DIY bride. You can turn this location into whatever fantasy world you like. The Read more...
Boxtree Lodge is a wonderful venue for the DIY bride. You can turn this location into whatever fantasy world you like. The owners are helpful and accomodating. The venue is clean and ready to use. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.3/5.0
I had my wedding at BoxTree Lodge this summer and thought that it was a really great deal. It is a wonderful location that you get for the whole weekend at a great price. That being said, the owners could stand to be a little more professional. It was hard to get a hold of them, I would have to leave several messages before getting a call back a couple days later. When it came time to start decorating the venue for our wedding, the owner dropped by to make sure that we knew some things, which was totally fine. We also had the rehearsal dinner at BoxTree, and while we were going through the rehearsal the owner came around again, driving around the lawn in his jeep, checking all the decorations out, and then walking around all our dinner guests before leaving after 15 minutes. The day of the wedding he walked into the venue around 9:30 pm, walked all around the dance floor, then proceeded to walk though all the tables where guests were still eating before making his way back to the kitchen where my father-in-law found him talking to the catering staff. In my opinion this behavior was unacceptable, I am just glad that he did not take it upon himself to start walking around while the wedding ceremony was taking place. It is a great venue, with beautiful views, I think the owners could stand to be a little more professional.
I had my wedding at BoxTree Lodge this summer and thought that it was a really great deal. It is a wonderful location that Read more...
I had my wedding at BoxTree Lodge this summer and thought that it was a really great deal. It is a wonderful location that you get for the whole weekend at a great price. That being said, the owners could stand to be a little more professional. It was hard to get a hold of them, I would have to leave several messages before getting a call back a couple days later. When it came time to start decorating the venue for our wedding, the owner dropped by to make sure that we knew some things, which was totally fine. We also had the rehearsal dinner at BoxTree, and while we were going through the rehearsal the owner came around again, driving around the lawn in his jeep, checking all the decorations out, and then walking around all our dinner guests before leaving after 15 minutes. The day of the wedding he walked into the venue around 9:30 pm, walked all around the dance floor, then proceeded to walk though all the tables where guests were still eating before making his way back to the kitchen where my father-in-law found him talking to the catering staff. In my opinion this behavior was unacceptable, I am just glad that he did not take it upon himself to start walking around while the wedding ceremony was taking place. It is a great venue, with beautiful views, I think the owners could stand to be a little more professional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.0/5.0
As soon as I saw Boxtree Lodge I knew that it was the place for my wedding. Unfortunately I was not very pleased with the owners leading up to the wedding. They would not answer phone calls for days. Al told my mother for 20 minutes how to clean things and told her it better be done the correct way. He came during my reception and yelled at one of my guests, fussed about trash (which we had taken out ourselves) walked around, peaked through the windows, and drove his truck all over the lawn during the reception. I'm totally fine with him making sure things are okay, however I feel like yelling at a guest is not okay nor is peaking through windows. I had several guests complain to me about this after coming home from our honeymoon. I loved the look of the venue, however I was very displeased with how they made me feel on my wedding day. It is suppose to be a stress free day, but I was just worried about what was going to go wrong.
As soon as I saw Boxtree Lodge I knew that it was the place for my wedding. Unfortunately I was not very pleased with the Read more...
As soon as I saw Boxtree Lodge I knew that it was the place for my wedding. Unfortunately I was not very pleased with the owners leading up to the wedding. They would not answer phone calls for days. Al told my mother for 20 minutes how to clean things and told her it better be done the correct way. He came during my reception and yelled at one of my guests, fussed about trash (which we had taken out ourselves) walked around, peaked through the windows, and drove his truck all over the lawn during the reception. I'm totally fine with him making sure things are okay, however I feel like yelling at a guest is not okay nor is peaking through windows. I had several guests complain to me about this after coming home from our honeymoon. I loved the look of the venue, however I was very displeased with how they made me feel on my wedding day. It is suppose to be a stress free day, but I was just worried about what was going to go wrong. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.2/5.0
This is a beautiful venue but is ALL DIY; the scenic views of the mountains, hillside and rustic barn all make for a gorgeous wedding. They do provide table & chairs but any decorations will be your responsibility. Please understand before choosing Boxtree that the owners are very controlling, hard to get in touch with and do NOT keep up their property. I love the mountain views and hillside but their actual house to get ready in is falling apart. Inside the house where the girls get ready, the AC unit didn't reach upstairs, the ceiling fan was broken & my bridesmaids were hot & uncomfortable getting ready. (the upstairs room made for the best pictures per my professional photographer) The bathroom upstairs leaked; there was water all over the floor and we were NOT trying to get dirty floor water on our bridesmaid dresses or my gown!! They also didn't leave any towels for hand washing. Finally, & this is my main reason for my low rating (2 stars) -- we were told by the owners Al and Nancy Hammond to "decorate how we want". So, in decorating how we want, we removed the burlap that was draped from the ceiling to replace with my white fabric & additional lights. We left the reception area cleaner that when we found it! We swept, removed all our decorations and we were out by noon. Hours later I get a call asking where their burlap was; no where in the contract or verbal conversations was I told to LEAVE the burlap up or replace it if we took it down. The burlap was returned (we didn't need it) we just didn't want it up for our reception. I am baffled that they could tell us to decorate however we want, then when we do, demand we replace what was there. I am pretty certain they didn't even pay for it, as a previous bride had decorated with it and left it behind. This experience definitely left a foul taste in my mouth and I do not recommend them.
This is a beautiful venue but is ALL DIY; the scenic views of the mountains, hillside and rustic barn all make for a Read more...
This is a beautiful venue but is ALL DIY; the scenic views of the mountains, hillside and rustic barn all make for a gorgeous wedding. They do provide table & chairs but any decorations will be your responsibility. Please understand before choosing Boxtree that the owners are very controlling, hard to get in touch with and do NOT keep up their property. I love the mountain views and hillside but their actual house to get ready in is falling apart. Inside the house where the girls get ready, the AC unit didn't reach upstairs, the ceiling fan was broken & my bridesmaids were hot & uncomfortable getting ready. (the upstairs room made for the best pictures per my professional photographer) The bathroom upstairs leaked; there was water all over the floor and we were NOT trying to get dirty floor water on our bridesmaid dresses or my gown!! They also didn't leave any towels for hand washing. Finally, & this is my main reason for my low rating (2 stars) -- we were told by the owners Al and Nancy Hammond to "decorate how we want". So, in decorating how we want, we removed the burlap that was draped from the ceiling to replace with my white fabric & additional lights. We left the reception area cleaner that when we found it! We swept, removed all our decorations and we were out by noon. Hours later I get a call asking where their burlap was; no where in the contract or verbal conversations was I told to LEAVE the burlap up or replace it if we took it down. The burlap was returned (we didn't need it) we just didn't want it up for our reception. I am baffled that they could tell us to decorate however we want, then when we do, demand we replace what was there. I am pretty certain they didn't even pay for it, as a previous bride had decorated with it and left it behind. This experience definitely left a foul taste in my mouth and I do not recommend them. Read less
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