The Boar's Head
Beautiful place, wonderful service at dinner from waiters/waitresses.
Everything Benedicte and the Boar's Head did for our wedding was PERFECT! I couldn't have asked for it to be done any better. They were there every step of the way to help think through even the smallest of details.They provided table linens, candles, the cake, put out small personal items my husband and I wanted displayed... I didn't have to lift a finger! Our guests RAVED about the food (the salmon is AWESOME!) and I absolutely would not have trusted anyone else with the arrangements for our big day.
We could not have ask for better service. The Boars Head Inn is definitely a top vendor.
The Boar's Head Inn and Staff were on top of everything. They did not miss a beat. Amanda D. was there with me every step of the way. Juan in Food and Beverage managed every detail perfectly. The food was unbelievable! I can only thank all of the other staff members who were superb. What a wonderful day and evening and I say 1,000 thanks to the Boar's Head Inn's staff for making it special.
was excellent, bendicte went out of her way to make our day special and less stressful
Outstanding experience. Without a doubt, the reception would not have been as nice if it were held at another venue.
The ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner surrounds were beautiful and my friends and family are still talking about how great the food was. I feel they did a good job with customizing the menu and drinks to help us stay within our budget.
The things I was not too happy with:
-They did not set up my table decorations like we asked, and when we told them before the dinner started they did not fix it.
-They wanted to charge us a $3.50/per person cake cutting fee to bring a cake in from a different bakery. Unfortunately, their cakes were horrible. The buttercream tasted like it was a stick of butter smeared on the outside, I like butter, but that was really bad. We tried 4 sample cakes, each one was bad.
-We asked them to walk around and offer our guest a choice between champagne and sparkling cider,as half of our guests do not drink. They did not do that, but instead poured bubbly for everyone and had it at their tables when we came in from cocktail hour. It goes without saying that we had to pay for alcohol our guests did not drink or want. It also made it appear that we had not thought about our guests wants and needs.
Aside from those things, it was a beautiful night, the waitstaff were attentive and wonderful, and they were very accomodating during the get-ready time.
Our guests really enjoyed themselves. If we had the choice to do it all over, we would still use them.
They were very professional, but felt that our wedding planner would have been happier and provided better service if we had spent more money on a more elaborate wedding.
My ceremony site had scheduled construction which the catering manager neglected to tell me about until 2 weeks before wedding. Beware before you book, ask about any scheduled maintenance or construction. They made it right in the end, with a lot of headaches though.
We dealt with Debbit Dabney and she was wonderful. She helped us through the entire wedding reception process and was accomodating on all of our requests. We lucked out with the weather and had an absolutely perfect day which made the outdoor cocktail hour even better. Our guests all commented how beautiful the grounds were. Debbie was there the entire day to help out and she was so attentive we were able to skip the wedding coordinator. She even went to grab my flip flops from the bridal suite in the middle of the reception - my feet were killing! :) My only complaint was that the filet mignon for most guests were overcooked. All of the other food and the cake were delicious.
Some of the people who were coming in from out of town stayed at Boar's Head and found it to be "ok," but not worth the price tag. When I went there to reserve a block of rooms, they were helpful and friendly, but seemed put out when I asked for a block of rooms but then told them that I was not getting married there.
We had a wonderful experience working with Alice Dalton and the staff at the Boar's Head. We got exactly what we wanted, which is always nice, but there were some other exceptional touches that made our experience more than we expected. For example, they used the extra flowers that our florist delivered for the cake to make table arrangements for the patio--a bonus. Alice also had hors d'oeuvres delivered to our complimentary room for us, expecting (correctly!) that we hadn't had an opportunity to enjoy them during cocktail hour due to photographs, mini-reunions, etc. We had an opportunity to taste many options for the dinner prior to decision-making, and even the portions at the tasting were generous! At the wedding, many guests complimented the delicious and tasteful fare. Alice was flexible and a calming influence throughout it all--even at the event, when we decided to make some impromptu changes, like, "let's do the best man toast now" or "let's start the dances now," even when those decisions deviated from our prescribed schedule. She was an ally in every respect, always keeping me abreast of details and running by me anything she thought I would want to know. She let me personalize things like the champagne toast--I wanted edible hibiscus flowers with syrup in every glass, and ones with ginger ale for the kids--for no cost. It was a wonderful day, due in great part to the efforts of Alice and the Boar's Head staff. Thank you so much!
Everything about having our wedding at the Boars Head Inn was easy and amazing. We worked with Debbie, a catering sales manager, who was kind, patient and was not surprised at anything. We scheduled a walk through of the grounds back in September of 2007 and we were escorted by Debbie who explained everything and was very helpful. After our walk, she sat down with us and gave us further information about having a our wedding there. We wound up choosing the Boars Head Inn not just because of its awesome natural beauty and wonderful services there, but because of the way we were treated.
I worked with Debbie in detail and she was always available to answer my questions, no matter how inane they may have been. She gave us a full list of recommended vendors that was spot-on. We went for a tasting in February and it was perfect. The food choices were ideal, well-prepared and delicious.
The weeks leading up to the wedding were perfect and easy. I received email updates about balances that were due and Debbie was able to answer all of my questions. She also took every change we made in stride, which was a great relief.
The wedding weekend was extraordinary. I'm very organized, and I was able to completely relax. When I walked into the BHI, I noticed my last name was incorrectly spelled on the events sheet. Upon pointing it out to him the concierge immediately took it down and replaced it with a sheet with the correct spelling. That was just the beginning of the exemplary service with which we were treated. The staff began to know the guests by name and helped us out with every detail, great or small. From taking my luggage to the bridal suite to ordering taxis to having champagne, sandwiches and appetizers in the dressing room, nothing was a bother to the staff. The rehearsal went smoothly--Debbie was there the entire time to ensure we were satisfied with what was going on, and we were able to head off to the rehearsal dinner in no time.
The wedding day itself was a dream. Debbie was there the entire time and made sure that the evening flowed smoothly while maintaining the timeline. I never felt rushed, worried, concerned or stressed--exactly the way one's wedding should be. The dinner was served and was absolutely excellent, the cake was stupendous and the bar staff was very accomodating.
After the reception, the guests headed up to the bar on site where we were all treated wonderfully. The bar staff was very helpful and made the last part of the evening really fun.
In short, the food was excellent, the cake was excellent, the venue itself is one of the most beautiful spaces I've ever seen, and the planning was so above-and-beyond, the English language doesn't have words to describe it.
Overall, I would give the BHI 10 stars. I can't recommend it highly enough--nothing was even remotely mediocre. Nothing was "good." Everything was "excellent".
They were wonderful. Listened to what we wanted and responded with exactly what they could provide. We got everything we were promised. They are a very popular location, so book early! They were on the expensive side, but absolutely worth every penny.
The Boars Head is a premiere wedding & event Inn. The staff is knowledgeable & always accommodating. With many different event spaces to choose from you will certainly find the exact space to make your event magical. From the intimate hearth room to the grand ball room, your guests will feel as though they were treated like royalty.
When brides and grooms ask us for venue recommendations in the Charlottesville area, the Boar's Head is always among our first picks. Their friendly, helpful and experienced staff and beautiful rooms make the BH an ideal place to celebrate your big day.
A wonderful place to be married! As a photographer, it's hard to imagine a better place for a wedding. Stunning grounds, good food, nice people - they truly take care of you. I can highly recommend trusting The Boar's Head with your dream day!
It is always such a pleasure to work with the professional and thoughtful staff at the Boars Head Inn! I know everything will go smoothly, with courtesy and care.
The Boar's Head Inn is amazing!! We love working with the staff and always look forward to collaborating with them on special events and packages.
Thanks Boar's Head staff for participating in the Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard Bridal Showcase!
The twinkle of candlelight from linen-draped dining tables, with course after course served by uniformed wait staff. A casual daytime ceremony beside a glimmering country pond followed by a brunch buffet. A decadent one-of-a-kind wedding cake. Champagne and strawberries.
A casual or luxurious Blue Ridge Mountain wedding. Your dreams are yours and yours alone. Let us make them come true on your special day.
At The Boar's Head we work one-on-one with each bride, helping to brainstorm ideas, suggest menus, venues, and decorations, and coordinating the event itself. Our executive chef, pastry chef, and catering staff are seasoned professionals who will enjoy creating your magical event. Let us plan your bridesmaids' luncheon or rehearsal dinner as well.
Whether you?re tying the knot, or working on your 25th year, this package is the perfect choice for couples celebrating any special occasion.
Four nights' deluxe room accommodations
French champagne welcome gift
Three-course candlelit dinner for two in the Old Mill Room one evening
Daily breakfast in bed
60-minute couples' massage
Hot air balloon ride
Limousine winery tour
Use of the resort's Sports Club, bicycles, and fishing equipment
Resort fees, taxes and gratuities
From $1,925 (Per room, four nights*, double occupancy)
*Additional nights of lodging only, may be booked at $159 per night plus tax and gratuity.