Unpredictable situations can arise when planning something as important and complex as your wedding, but the pros at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia have seen it all. With a talented wedding planner at your side, a flexible venue, and a positive attitude, you can ensure that nothing unexpected will derail your wedding…including Mother Nature. If you’ve been hoping for an outdoor wedding, a rainy forecast can seem like a disaster. But after hosting countless weddings at our indoor/ outdoor winery venue, we’ve become experts on overcoming bad weather to make certain that your wedding ceremony is perfect despite the weather!

Make sure your venue has beautiful options for your rain plan. At Pippin Hill, we usually have ceremonies on the breathtaking ceremony lawn. The lawn is beautifully manicured and equipped with power, and we provide classic white folding chairs for up to 200 guests. But in the case of inclement weather, our classic stone terrace Veranda makes for an amazing rain plan. Complete with residential outdoor furniture, two bars, candlelit lanterns, sound system, sun shades and overhead fans, the 1,800 sq. ft. Veranda also has the option to be side-tented during rain.

Work with a wedding planner. This is key to ensure that your backup plan will be successful. Talented wedding planners have plenty of experience dealing with unexpected last-minute problems such as rain in the forecast. A planner will help order tents and work with the venue to keep your guests dry and your day perfect!

Stay positive. Bad weather on your wedding day can seem disastrous if you’re planning an outdoor ceremony. The good news is that with a few simple adjustments and a well-thought-out plan B, you can still have the perfect day you’ve always dreamed of. And remember — you still get to marry your partner and embark on an amazing life together! That’s something that no bad forecast can stop.

No matter the weather, your wedding day will be unforgettable at Pippin Hill. No detail will go unnoticed on your big day at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. From a stunning venue with panoramic mountain views, to superb planning and delicious catering, you can rest assured that your wedding will be no less than exquisite. Please contact us for a quote and a tour if you are interested in learning more about our Charlottesville, Virginia winery – named one of 2017’s best wedding venues by Brides Magazine. We hope to see you soon!

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