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wedding venues at smith mountain lake

The Stables at The Virginian at Westlake is located 5 miles from Bridgewater Plaza on the Franklin County side of the bridge.

Bridgewater is a popular place for everyone, no matter where they are from or how old they are. You’ll find a marina, boat rentals, houseboat rentals, restaurants, water sports, fishing, rock climbing, shopping, and Mango’s Bar and Grill.

Smith Mountain Lake is a picturesque 22,000-acre lake that hosts several bass tournaments annually.

For those that want to stay on the lake Smith Mountain Lake State Park offers camping and cabins. Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking, swimming, water skiing, and canoeing.

Places to Stay

Downtown Roanoke is approximately 25 minutes from our Venue.

The Springhill Suites Marriott is working with us to make your experience worry free, located at 301 Reserve Ave SW/ Roanoke, VA 24016. Their luxury suites, amenities and great location offers a relaxing atmosphere for those guests attending weddings or events at The Stables at The Virginian. Springhill Suites Marriott is walking distance to several local eateries, Starbucks and the Dr. Pepper Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Trolley Cars are available free of charge to the downtown City Market. Springhill Suites Marriott offers transportation to and from our venue for the bride/groom parties and their guests.  For more information on transportation please contact Lisa Bannwart, Sales Manager, at Lisa.Bannwart@Marriott.com or Joy Barlow, Director of Sales, at Joy.Barlow@Marriott.com They are experienced in weddings and their team is awesome to work with. Ask to tour their facility and check out the honeymoon suites. They will make sure your visit will meet all your needs.

Smith Mountain Lake (SML) Area

Smith Mountain Lake State Park offers camping and cabins on the lake or within walking distance of the lake. There are several trails to hike and a white beach for relaxing and swimming. Smith Mountain Lake is famous for its Bass Tournament’s and water sports. Houseboat rentals are a great option also. If you prefer boating, rental boats are available at many surrounding Marinas.

CB Sales and Vacation Rentals, Inc is perfect in every way. It is one of the oldest and largest property management companies at SML. Prefer a house on the lake? Whether there are 2 or 10 in your party CB Sales can find you the perfect rental for your stay. Their primary focus is on making your stay memorable in every way. You can contact them at cbrentals.com or give them a call M-F at 540-297-7000.

About Roanoke

Roanoke is the Star City with a downtown market and shopping. Live music, bars, restaurants, and several breweries are close by. Trolley transportation is available to the downtown Market. Several local attractions are close to the Springhill Suites by Marriott including the Blue Ridge Parkway, VA Museum of Transportation, Roanoke Valley Greenway, Mill Mountain Star & Park, Berglund Center, Center in the Square, and Black Dog Salvage. There are four fantastic salons and spas nearby as well that offer a day of pampering.

Other Places Of Interest

Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges
9 Old Whitmore Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016

Black Dog Salvage
902 13th Street SW
2.4 miles NW from hotel

VA Museum of Transportation
303 Norfolk Ave SW
1.8 miles N from hotel

Roanoke College
221 College Lane
14.6 miles NW from hotel

Blue Ridge Parkway
14.5 miles NE from hotel

Mill Mountain Star & Park
210 Reserve Ave SW
0.5 miles E from hotel

Berglund Center
710 Williamson Rd NE
2.2 miles N from hotel

Center in the Square
1 Market Square SE
1.6 miles N from hotel