Q&A Guest Information

wedding venues at smith mountain lake


1). Is your venue easily accessible? Yes, we are located off a state-maintained blacktop road. The road to the Stable is also blacktop and offers a drop off area.

2). Do you offer free parking? We do not charge for parking. We offer valet parking for a fee.

3). Do you offer lodging? We do not offer lodging. We have a partnership with The Marriott at Springhill located in Roanoke. They offer shuttles to our venue.

4). What is the maximum number of guests that the Stables can accommodate? 150 total (this number includes the wedding party).

5). Do I need to schedule a tour or just stop by? Please call the venue coordinator to schedule your tour. 540-521-9748

6). What is the rental fee and what is included? You can view the rental fee and what is included under Packages on our website.

7). How do rehearsals work? You can have one hour for a wedding party rehearsal on site. Rehearsal will be scheduled according to availability. You will have to book a date/time with the venue coordinator. 540-521-9748

8). Is a wedding day insurance required? We require wedding day insurance. Enjoy peace of mind on your special day as you are protected from unforeseen expenses.

9). Is a wedding coordinator required? Yes, because we highly value your wedding experience, a day-of coordinator is required. We do require an approved/certified wedding coordinator/planner.

10). Is a wedding coordinator included? Yes, a month of, certified wedding coordinator is included in our package. You do not have to use our wedding coordinator; however, whomever you chose will need to have approval from our venue coordinator.

11). Can we use our own caterer? Center Stage Catering is our exclusive caterer. Center Stage has specific packages for our couples to help meet their budget. If you are serving wine or beer during the reception no need to worry, Center Stage has their ABC license and certified bar tenders.

12). Can we bring our own alcohol, BYOB? In order to ensure that everyone enjoys your party in a safe environment, we are a wine and beer facility. No BYOB. No liquor is allowed on the property. We have strict rules which are meant to protect you, your guests and our staff. We strictly enforce this policy.  Center Stage catering will work with you on purchasing the beer and wine for your event.

12). Do we have to use a bartender? You must use a certified bartender for your event. Bartenders may be added through Center Stage Catering.

13). How many bartenders do I need for my wedding? A bartender to guest ratio of 1 to 50 guests will provide efficient service.  Guests cannot bring their own alcohol.

14). Can we use sparklers? We do not permit sparklers or Pyrogenics.

15). Can we use candles? We do not permit open flame candles.

16). Is smoking permitted? This is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.

17) Can I use vendors I like? Because you are using a wedding coordinator, they have a list of preferred and reputable vendors. If the wedding coordinator does not have vendors you like, please speak with the venue coordinator, she will be happy to provide you with a list of our preferred vendors.  We have a list of reputable vendors on our website. All vendors are required to have insurance.

14). What happens if it rains? We do not have a covered outdoor ceremony site; we suggest renting a tent.

15). Do you supply the tent? There are several rental companies that offer tent rentals. Our staff does not set up or take down tents.

16.) Are your restrooms handicap accessible? yes, we offer handicap accessible restrooms.

17). Do you allow pets? Yes! We are animal lovers and would love to have your fur babies as part of your event. Our restrictions are that all pets must be leashed or crated at all times, may not enter any buildings, and are only allowed to attend the ceremony. Please consider having a friend, or family member pick up your fur baby after the ceremony.

18). How many hours do I get for my event? Our couples have access to the Stables for 10 hours. This includes set up, decorations, and take down. If more time is needed, for example to set up and decorate, hours can be rented. Please schedule time with Venue coordinator.

20). Can I come early to decorate? Decorating for your day will be within the 10-hour rental. For example: rental is 11AM-9PM, you will have access to the property at 11AM. Keep in mind that all tables and chairs will be set up as communicated with your wedding coordinator.

21). Do you provide linens? We do not provide linens.

wedding venues at smith mountain lake
wedding venues at smith mountain lake
wedding venues at smith mountain lake

Type of Events-other than weddings

Just a Few examples

  • Renewal of vows ceremony
    A wedding vow renewal ceremony is a great way for married couples to renew their commitment to each other and demonstrate that the vows they took are still considered sacred. Or celebrate a significant anniversary.
  • Corporate
    We offer a diverse array of options for every type of corporate retreat, meeting, or team-building getaway!  Board meetings for 12, a conference for 150, or an educational seminar – Nestled in the beautiful Westlake countryside, The Stables at the Virginian has the facilities and accommodations to make your corporate event a success. Imagine your next strategic meeting with a clearly defined purpose, free of distractions and effectively executed in a relaxing country setting at The Stable at the Virginian.
  • Family Reunions
    We offer an array of options for family reunions. Whether you decide on an outdoors event or inside of the Stable at The Virginian make this gathering one to remember. Set up games outside, make smores around the bonfire pit located in the horse ring, or have a family talent show in the Stable. The Virginian is a great place to have a family reunion, enjoying inside or outside activities, food and fun for all the family.
  • Yoga Retreats
    If you are looking for a quiet setting for a yoga retreat, then we have the place for you. Enjoy sipping on some of our areas favorite wines or visit a local winery. We offer beautiful sunsets, rolling hills, green pastures and lots of room inside or outside to relax the soul.
  • Engagement Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Graduation Ceremonies