Driving onto the immaculate grounds, the overall ambiance of Oakdale is like something out of a storybook. A pristine white barn sits small in the foreground against the forest behind it. Trees that look like they’ve been there forever, sway in the ever-present breeze. The dark, lush green giving way to those signature Virginia technicolor leaves in the fall. The venue is set up to face the sunset, so you and your guests can watch the yellow sun settle on Hanover Vegetable Farm across the street. And in the corner of the picture sits a quaint and quiet pond with a landing, a magical place to say your “I do’s.”
While the exterior of it is quintessentially barn-like, the inside gives way to an industrial and totally on-trend space that can accommodate up to 200 guests seated. Vaulted ceilings enclose the stamped concrete, and the walls are suited with full windows, showcasing the countryside landscape.
A slice of heaven and not too far off the beaten path, Oakdale checks off so many boxes as a setting for your wedding. And behind the venue is a group of dedicated families and an experienced team ready to make your wedding dream come true.
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I highly recommend Oakdale! My interactions with the staff prior to my reception have been seamless and helpful. We are having our reception at the venue in December 2020 (postponed COVID wedding). We are very excited to decorate the beautiful and clean space with holiday wedding decor. This venue is perfect for adding your own touch and style. The venue is clean, timeless and beautiful! I highly recommend for any event!
We first went to Oakdale when it was being built and had a list of other venues to look at before deciding. We met with Chris Stem to have our tour and completely fell in love with not only Chris’s personality and humor but the venue as well. When we left Oakdale, before we got out of the driveway, I told my husband...this is it! I don’t need to go anywhere else. This is OUR place! Oakdale is not only beautiful inside and out, but the staff is amazing! Mary Jane, the venue coordinator, is the most amazing person. She was there for every question I had and assured me everything would be perfect. On the day of our wedding, I was not worried one bit. If anything did not go as planned, I didn’t know about it. I was in the bridal suite having fun with my girls and getting ready for the ceremony! There are not enough words to express how grateful I am to everyone that was a part of our day at Oakdale. I literally felt like a princess marrying my prince! It was my fairytale come true. Thank you to all the staff at Oakdale for the perfect start to the rest of our lives together! ❤️
Perfect venue and beautiful. Centrally located so guests can safely get a ride, and hotels are nearby in Ashland or Short Pump. Mary Jane was excellent even with all the stress of making lots of weddings happen/change during Covid. Package takes care of a lot, so as a bride I did not have a lot to worry about, especially on the day of. I just got to enjoy our perfect wedding weekend.
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