Fun Fact:  When Donna’s son was helping with the Bandit’s Ridge booth at our January 2015 Expo, he met his wonderful girlfriend!! She was at the Expo with her sister, who is getting married at Bandit’s Ridge this Fall.  You just NEVER know where you’ll fall in love!

As you can see, we have a LOT of reasons to love Bandit’s Ridge.  Read on so you can fall in love with them, too!

Tell us a little about your venue!

Bandit’s Ridge is located 30 minutes from Richmond in the western part of Goochland, VA. We offer many styles of decorations, but we specialize in the rustic atmosphere using whiskey barrels as tables, a vintage washing machine for wine cooler & other rustic chic items. Our outdoor Tiki Hut by the pool is a hit for rehearsal dinners.

To make our property more relaxing & enjoyable, come sit by our fire pit, play some corn hole, or start a game of horse shoe. We succeed in making your visit to Bandit’s Ridge a memorable day!

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How did you get started in this business?

We knew when we purchased the property in 2010 that this property had potential for hosting weddings, so we followed our dream & made it happen in 2012. Since then, we haven’t looked back as all the bride & grooms have made great memories & we are proud to say we were apart of their special day!

What differentiates you from other businesses in your field?  

The scenic views, horse backdrop, & the Tiki Hut by the pool is a huge hit!

Neilson-Hall Photography
Neilson-Hall Photography


Why do you like working with weddings?

We love hosting events but getting to know the bride & groom & their families makes it more special!

From a vendor’s perspective, what is the one best piece of advice you can offer to engaged couples?

Finding a venue to suit your style is so important. This is your most memorable day — you have to make sure you can see yourself marrying your best friend at the venue you choose.  That’s what we want for you more than anything!

Neilson-Hall Photography
Neilson-Hall Photography


What or who motivates you?

My husband, Brad, is a motivation to me. It took both of us to make our dream of making Bandit’s Ridge a wedding venue, but it was his faithful support that keeps me inspired!

What do you like to do when you are away from work?

Sitting on the front porch watching the wildlife in our hay field & enjoying the quietness of the countryside.

What would we be surprised to learn about you?

This year, I’m celebrating 30 years of marriage to my best friend & life partner.

Thank you, Donna, for answering our questions!  If you’d like to learn more about Bandit’s Ridge, please visit