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The Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg , VA

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Williamsburg, VA US

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Patti
Wedding:
10/18/2013
0.0/5.0
My daughter recently got married at the Williamsburg winery. And everything was wonderful but that was due entirely to the bride and groom and their families and friends. They could have gotten married in a field and it would have been just as nice.
My daughter recently got married at the Williamsburg winery. And everything was wonderful but that was due entirely to the Read more...
My daughter recently got married at the Williamsburg winery. And everything was wonderful but that was due entirely to the bride and groom and their families and friends. They could have gotten married in a field and it would have been just as nice. Read less
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Audrey
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
No wedding is complete without the perfect venue and that is exactly what The Williamsburg Winery is. This was our first decision in the wedding planning process and we are so glad we chose it. Throughout the planning we made several trips to the winery. When we started, Connie was the one site wedding corrdinator. My mother and I instantly took to her. We could clearly see the winery was very orangized and a well oiled machine for weddings. A few months before our wedding though, Connie left the winery but assured us we were in good hands with Laurie Weber and she was right! Our wedding was beautiful and a huge part of that is due to the staff at the winery. The venue is truly amazing and of course our guest loved being able to take tours and enjoy a tasting before the wedding. We plan to make future trips to the winery just to say hello and of course enjoy their amazing wines :-).
No wedding is complete without the perfect venue and that is exactly what The Williamsburg Winery is. This was our first Read more...
No wedding is complete without the perfect venue and that is exactly what The Williamsburg Winery is. This was our first decision in the wedding planning process and we are so glad we chose it. Throughout the planning we made several trips to the winery. When we started, Connie was the one site wedding corrdinator. My mother and I instantly took to her. We could clearly see the winery was very orangized and a well oiled machine for weddings. A few months before our wedding though, Connie left the winery but assured us we were in good hands with Laurie Weber and she was right! Our wedding was beautiful and a huge part of that is due to the staff at the winery. The venue is truly amazing and of course our guest loved being able to take tours and enjoy a tasting before the wedding. We plan to make future trips to the winery just to say hello and of course enjoy their amazing wines :-). Read less
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April
Wedding:
5/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that we had our wedding & reception at the Williamsburg Winery. The location is just gorgeous and we just loved working with Conie!! Conie was such a lifesaver with her guidance, enthusiasm, and commitment to our rehearsal/wedding/reception.

The only negative comment is directed to the reception food, of the Gabriel Archer Tavern. The chicken meal could have been hotter, some tables complained that their chicken was only semi warm while others had hot chicken. So the consistency of keeping the food warm could have been better.
I am so happy that we had our wedding & reception at the Williamsburg Winery. The location is just gorgeous and we just Read more...
I am so happy that we had our wedding & reception at the Williamsburg Winery. The location is just gorgeous and we just loved working with Conie!! Conie was such a lifesaver with her guidance, enthusiasm, and commitment to our rehearsal/wedding/reception.

The only negative comment is directed to the reception food, of the Gabriel Archer Tavern. The chicken meal could have been hotter, some tables complained that their chicken was only semi warm while others had hot chicken. So the consistency of keeping the food warm could have been better. Read less
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Elisha
Wedding:
4/12/2012
4.9/5.0
The Williamsburg Winery was a fantastic wedding venue - we did our ceremony on the Wessex Lawn and reception in Wessex Hall, which was a beautiful setting. The Hall looks like a European lodge complete with candelabra chandeliers and large wooden beams - an absolutely perfect setting for a winery wedding. Their wine was fantastic as well and received many comments from our guests. The winery staff Conie and Katie were great to work with and very responsive! They did everything they could to ensure that my wedding went exactly as I planned. I stayed in the Wedmore which is on the Winery property the night of and night before the wedding and that's where me and my bridal party got prepared for the wedding.
The Williamsburg Winery was a fantastic wedding venue - we did our ceremony on the Wessex Lawn and reception in Wessex Read more...
The Williamsburg Winery was a fantastic wedding venue - we did our ceremony on the Wessex Lawn and reception in Wessex Hall, which was a beautiful setting. The Hall looks like a European lodge complete with candelabra chandeliers and large wooden beams - an absolutely perfect setting for a winery wedding. Their wine was fantastic as well and received many comments from our guests. The winery staff Conie and Katie were great to work with and very responsive! They did everything they could to ensure that my wedding went exactly as I planned. I stayed in the Wedmore which is on the Winery property the night of and night before the wedding and that's where me and my bridal party got prepared for the wedding. Read less
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KristineJones
Wedding:
3/3/2012
4.8/5.0
The Winery was wonderful and working with Conie and Katie were extremely helpful and attentive. Everything time we met with them all of our needs were met and they were always concerned with us being happy and truly enjoying the process. Working with the winery was enjoyable, always fun and was such a beautiful venue that the over all feeling that we had when on the grounds of the winery was an incredibly positive one.

They hosted our Rehersal Dinner the night before and provided a wonderful atmosphere, a delicious dinner (with a menu that we helped put together) and not to mention their incredible wine!

The only thing I would recommend if you are planning on using this vendor is to ask that a woman named Ann not be involved. She insulted a number of our guests and was extremely pushy to the wedding party, myself and my husband.

Other than the interaction with Ann during the actual reception, we truly enjoyed every aspect of having our event at the winery.
The Winery was wonderful and working with Conie and Katie were extremely helpful and attentive. Everything time we met Read more...
The Winery was wonderful and working with Conie and Katie were extremely helpful and attentive. Everything time we met with them all of our needs were met and they were always concerned with us being happy and truly enjoying the process. Working with the winery was enjoyable, always fun and was such a beautiful venue that the over all feeling that we had when on the grounds of the winery was an incredibly positive one.

They hosted our Rehersal Dinner the night before and provided a wonderful atmosphere, a delicious dinner (with a menu that we helped put together) and not to mention their incredible wine!

The only thing I would recommend if you are planning on using this vendor is to ask that a woman named Ann not be involved. She insulted a number of our guests and was extremely pushy to the wedding party, myself and my husband.

Other than the interaction with Ann during the actual reception, we truly enjoyed every aspect of having our event at the winery. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
we ordered our wedding favors (bottles of Governor's White) from the winery and they were SO accommodating! they were shipped early and allowed us to not worry about waiting on this important element of the day!
we ordered our wedding favors (bottles of Governor's White) from the winery and they were SO accommodating! they were Read more...
we ordered our wedding favors (bottles of Governor's White) from the winery and they were SO accommodating! they were shipped early and allowed us to not worry about waiting on this important element of the day! Read less
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mauraplaid
Wedding:
12/19/2009
4.6/5.0
The Wessex Hall at the Williamsburg Winery is a wonderful space. We had a little trouble communicating with the event coordinator, but our reception still turned out wonderfully. The Winery was very understanding when our guest list shrank dramatically the day of the wedding due to inclement weather and adjusted the cost accordingly. We were required to serve their wine, but I didn't mind at all.
The Wessex Hall at the Williamsburg Winery is a wonderful space. We had a little trouble communicating with the event Read more...
The Wessex Hall at the Williamsburg Winery is a wonderful space. We had a little trouble communicating with the event coordinator, but our reception still turned out wonderfully. The Winery was very understanding when our guest list shrank dramatically the day of the wedding due to inclement weather and adjusted the cost accordingly. We were required to serve their wine, but I didn't mind at all. Read less
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mariaporter
Wedding:
10/31/2009
1.6/5.0
When we got engaged, we knew immediately that we wanted to get married at The Williamsburg Winery. It is our favorite winery and the Wessex Hall is just gorgeous. Unfortunately, the treatment and inflexibility left a bad taste in our mouths and our memories of the winery are now tainted. You have very little choice as to when your event can start and the event manager is not very friendly or responsive. When we had questions, we had to call/email several times before we could get an answer. This was especially difficult since we were planning the wedding from out of town and couldn't simply go over there. We had to rely on phone calls and email. She treated our wedding as if it were a burden to her. When we arrived for the rehearsal (which had been scheduled months before) we were made to feel as if we were not allowed to be there.

The wedding itself was beautiful and everything went well in the end, but unless you have strong ties to the winery, I would recommend you look elsewhere for a venue.
When we got engaged, we knew immediately that we wanted to get married at The Williamsburg Winery. It is our favorite Read more...
When we got engaged, we knew immediately that we wanted to get married at The Williamsburg Winery. It is our favorite winery and the Wessex Hall is just gorgeous. Unfortunately, the treatment and inflexibility left a bad taste in our mouths and our memories of the winery are now tainted. You have very little choice as to when your event can start and the event manager is not very friendly or responsive. When we had questions, we had to call/email several times before we could get an answer. This was especially difficult since we were planning the wedding from out of town and couldn't simply go over there. We had to rely on phone calls and email. She treated our wedding as if it were a burden to her. When we arrived for the rehearsal (which had been scheduled months before) we were made to feel as if we were not allowed to be there.

The wedding itself was beautiful and everything went well in the end, but unless you have strong ties to the winery, I would recommend you look elsewhere for a venue. Read less
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JS
Wedding:
3/28/2009
4.4/5.0
Rebecca, the new coordinator, was really great and responsive. The larger hall which we had is expensive, but the smaller hall would have been too small, even for our 80 people. It was just the right size for food, tables, a band, and 2 bars. The wine service is required and really too expensive, but the guests enjoyed it. I would recommend doing beer and wine only. We served liquor, too, but very few people had it, opting for the wine since they were at a winery. We had lit trees brought in, which I'd also recommend since it's somewhat dark in there at night. We had no problems with temperature. The winery was great, but don't stay at the Wedmore Place hotel on site, which is beautiful but the service there is awful.
Rebecca, the new coordinator, was really great and responsive. The larger hall which we had is expensive, but the smaller Read more...
Rebecca, the new coordinator, was really great and responsive. The larger hall which we had is expensive, but the smaller hall would have been too small, even for our 80 people. It was just the right size for food, tables, a band, and 2 bars. The wine service is required and really too expensive, but the guests enjoyed it. I would recommend doing beer and wine only. We served liquor, too, but very few people had it, opting for the wine since they were at a winery. We had lit trees brought in, which I'd also recommend since it's somewhat dark in there at night. We had no problems with temperature. The winery was great, but don't stay at the Wedmore Place hotel on site, which is beautiful but the service there is awful. Read less
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jvaden
Wedding:
12/19/2008
2.4/5.0
We were looking for a rustic location in Williamsburg for our Christmas wedding. Colonial Williamsburg did not offer a venue that fit our vision so we were so excited when we found the Winery. The main reception hall is beautiful and has fireplaces at both ends...exactly what we wanted. The fees associated with the hall are high but what really pushes it over the edge is the wine fees. The wine is not that great and they are charging way too much. When I first started working with the winery I was dealing with their event coordinator that quit the month before my wedding. She was not too happy working there and informed us of all the restrictions enforced by the owners and stopped being responsive to my few and far between emails. We had expressed our plans to bring Christmas trees to the previous and new event coordinators and neither had said a word about that being a problem. The day before the wedding we showed up with 4 big trees that we needed to store in their warehouse. Not one word had been said to me that it would be a problem...the story quickly became that the trees were a problem and that we probably wouldn't be able to put them all in the hall because they may be a fire hazard. The hall is 4600 sq ft and we had about 80 guests....ultimately they fit just fine but we were definitely made to feel that we had overstepped our limits and were treated like criminals having to hide in the warehouse with the doors shut in case the owners walked by. Ridiculous. Also we had counted on having fires lit in the fireplaces since that was a huge selling point on the place. The restriction is that the temperature must fall below a certain degree for them to light...a restriction we met that evening but for some reason they could not light the fires and the only thing they could offer were candles on foil in front of the fireplace. Classy. Also they have several candles on pillars that went unlit all evening and bulbs that were requested to be changed were left unlit as well. I think the winery has a great deal of turnover, they do not maintain the facility that well for what you are paying for, and most any question or you request will be met with a sour faced "no". Ultimately we had a beautiful wedding there and everyone had a great time but I think you can find a better value elsewhere.
We were looking for a rustic location in Williamsburg for our Christmas wedding. Colonial Williamsburg did not offer a Read more...
We were looking for a rustic location in Williamsburg for our Christmas wedding. Colonial Williamsburg did not offer a venue that fit our vision so we were so excited when we found the Winery. The main reception hall is beautiful and has fireplaces at both ends...exactly what we wanted. The fees associated with the hall are high but what really pushes it over the edge is the wine fees. The wine is not that great and they are charging way too much. When I first started working with the winery I was dealing with their event coordinator that quit the month before my wedding. She was not too happy working there and informed us of all the restrictions enforced by the owners and stopped being responsive to my few and far between emails. We had expressed our plans to bring Christmas trees to the previous and new event coordinators and neither had said a word about that being a problem. The day before the wedding we showed up with 4 big trees that we needed to store in their warehouse. Not one word had been said to me that it would be a problem...the story quickly became that the trees were a problem and that we probably wouldn't be able to put them all in the hall because they may be a fire hazard. The hall is 4600 sq ft and we had about 80 guests....ultimately they fit just fine but we were definitely made to feel that we had overstepped our limits and were treated like criminals having to hide in the warehouse with the doors shut in case the owners walked by. Ridiculous. Also we had counted on having fires lit in the fireplaces since that was a huge selling point on the place. The restriction is that the temperature must fall below a certain degree for them to light...a restriction we met that evening but for some reason they could not light the fires and the only thing they could offer were candles on foil in front of the fireplace. Classy. Also they have several candles on pillars that went unlit all evening and bulbs that were requested to be changed were left unlit as well. I think the winery has a great deal of turnover, they do not maintain the facility that well for what you are paying for, and most any question or you request will be met with a sour faced "no". Ultimately we had a beautiful wedding there and everyone had a great time but I think you can find a better value elsewhere. Read less
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