The Indigo House

Welcome to the Indigo

Opened in 2023, the Indigo House is a modern bed & breakfast and private event space nestled on a hilltop with an enchanting grove and sprawling mountain views, outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. Enjoy exclusive access to all five acres, including the home and its four guestrooms, with our Micro Wedding package. An intimate, three-day property buyout at the Indigo House is ideal for gathering friends and family for an extended, backyard wedding weekend.

Sweeping mountain views. Cozy, low-key vibes.

Outdoor Wedding Spaces

The Indigo House is a newly constructed bed & breakfast that sits on five acres and offers scenic gathering spaces for elopements and micro weddings outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. We help you create an inclusive and intimate celebration that feels natural. We invite you to start your next great adventure nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Affectionately named and completely inspired by the enchanting woodsy weddings in Sequoia National Park, “Little Sequoia” was designed for the majestic I do. It is about 40×20 feet and easily seats 50 people in rows. The ground is covered with premium mulch. The ceremony location comes with pre-strung bistro lights.

Our favorite part: The golden rays of the sunset as they dance through the trees, set the most romantic light for evening ceremonies. 

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The Meadow is ideal for couples who desire stunning mountain views as their ceremony backdrop. This area is closest to the home and features afternoon shade, sweet romance, and seasonal wildflowers. Ceremonies of up to 50 people can be held on the level gravel space or in the adjoining field.

Our favorite part: This picture-perfect setting shines all year long and almost always has a breeze. 

The Property

Nestled in the heart of Nelson County — just 30 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia — the home comes stocked with all the essential items for an enjoyable stay, including some beloved, fresh mountain air.

There are private and semi-private spaces for both wedding parties to relax in. The Zion room has ample natural light, a spacious closet with wooden hangers, and a double vanity. There’s a dark and moody multi-purpose room upstairs with vaulted ceilings, perfect for preparing decorations or as another space to get ready in. 

We have two living rooms, a beautiful kitchen, plenty of outdoor patio space (including a fire pit), and a private trail. The Shenandoah room offers ground-floor access to a hallway bath for your guests. 

Each of our four national park-inspired guestrooms is thoughtfully designed with comfort in mind to include a premium mattress, eco-friendly bedding, heating and air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom, and a flat-screen television. The house sleeps eight adults.

With the Micro Wedding package, you have private access to the full five-acre property.

The Weekend Experience

Friday welcome dinner or outdoor movie night 

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Saturday set up and wedding preparations

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Saturday night ceremony for up to 50 guests

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Sunday brunch before everyone departs

What’s Included

Our most flexible package allows you to create a one-of-a-kind experience based on your timeline and budget. This package includes:

Welcome dinner space: Arrange a welcome dinner on Friday night for up to 20 people

Ceremony and Reception space: Choose an outdoor location on the property to celebrate with up to 50 guests

Lodging: An exclusive two-night buyout, which sleeps up to eight in our modern guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms

Rentals: Three folding tables, wood ceremony arbor, hurricane candle vases, yard games, ceremony string lights, and fire pit

Required Rentals: A day of wedding coordinator and tent up to 20×40 ft.

Pricing starts at $4,500. A 50% deposit is required to hold your date. We only have 12 Micro Weddings available per year. Booking is first come, first served.

Dogs stay for free!

As a pet-friendly property, we welcome your dog(s) as flower pups, ring bearers, and really the most honored guest. 

bride and groom with golden retriever
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Add Ons

For an additional cost, we’re happy to arrange the following:

  • Flowers- Starts at $300
  • Cake for 40 people- Starts at $350
  • Champagne- Pricing varies
  • Firewood- $50
  • S’mores kits- $50
  • Assorted pastries- $50
  • Stock the fridge- Starts at $50
  • Welcome gifts- Pricing varies
  • Rental Coordination- Starts at $200
  • Overflow parking- Starts at $100

For no additional fee, couples can borrow items from our event closet. This includes a projector and screen, yard games (like bocci and ladder ball), candles, and more. 

 

CLAIM YOUR DATE

As an operating bed & breakfast, we strive to help couples connect and explore, whether they are on an overnight trip or hosting a wedding weekend. Because we offer complete privacy for a limited number of wedding weekends, we can book up quickly.

Current Availability:

  • 2024: Only 1 Micro Wedding available – November 8 (it’s a holiday weekend!)
  • 2025: Submit the contact form to request your preferred date now. Booking is first come, first served.

To discuss availability and learn more, email us directly. 

Meet the Owners

Meet the Owners

Married after dating long distance for almost three years, Stephanie and Kyle have a deep appreciation for gathering loved ones on a wedding weekend.

We opened the Indigo House with a vision to bring people together. Often — at least this was the case for us — it’s the only time all your favorite people will be in the same place! Stephanie helps you select a space that is inviting and comfortable, the perfect backdrop for your celebration weekend. She can also plan a fun bachelorette weekend prior to your wedding, a private chef for your event, or a custom itinerary for your visiting guests. Let us help you hike and gather with those you love!

Our steps to sustainability

By staying at the Indigo, you take part in our mission to honor and preserve the surrounding land. Connecting with nature makes us all a bit happier. See how we’re striving to reduce our impact on the planet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the property look like?

Most of the five-acre property is wooded. We have a couple of spots where you can set up the tent. There are two locations perfect for a food truck or catering station. Here’s a bird’s eye view of the reception space and a property map. 

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MICRO WEDDING SITE PLAN

 

Check out the Events highlight on our Instagram for a virtual tour and clips from previous weddings. 

Can I see a sample event layout?

Here is an example from a real wedding, photographed by Jordan Baker Photography.

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Do I have to have a wedding planner?

For weddings with over 20 guests, we kindly request you hire a licensed and insured coordinator for your wedding day. This ensures things go smoothly and you and your fiancé can relax instead of field vendor questions and make table settings.

Prior to your wedding, we bring the coordinator onsite to show them what to do in case of emergency, discuss all the underground utility lines, and review back up options for parking. Additionally, they can connect you with local vendors, help you formulate your vision, and make sure the day goes off without a hitch. It really is a win-win!

How long do we get the property for?

Couples typically book Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday. Check-in is at 12 noon on the day of arrival. Check-out is at 12 noon on the day of departure. We ask that you have everything cleaned up to the condition you found it in before leaving.

Want to make the most of a long weekend? Additional days can be added to your package for an additional cost (example: Friday-Monday for a holiday wedding weekend).

Why do we have to rent a tent?

In preparation for unexpected weather, you’re required to rent a tent. Using any permanent structure, like the house, is not permissible as a backup plan due to county regulations. 

What fits in the 20x40 tent?

By renting a 20×40 foot tent, you have about 800 square feet to comfortably seat up to 64 guests at eight tables, either 60″ rounds or 8′ banquet tables.

 

EVENT TYPESEATS UP TO
Ceremony theater seating80 people
Food Stations (1/3 Seating)53 people
Plated dinner (full seating)40 people
Plated dinner + Band, dance, lounge32 people
Are there any house rules we need to follow?

To enhance the stay for all guests, there are a few guidelines…

  • You can check in on Friday at 12 Noon. Check-out is Sunday at 12 Noon and exterior clean-up should be completed by 4 pm.
  • No smoking or vaping is allowed inside or outside. If evidence of smoking is found, you’re subject to a $500 fine.
  • Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 8 am. 
  • Dogs stay for free, but they’re not allowed in the dining room or kitchen. 
Do I have to get insurance?

We do require couples to purchase liability wedding insurance and provide proof of insurance from all vendors one week prior to the event. This isn’t as expensive or scary as it sounds! Most likely, your vendors will already have coverage.

The Indigo House must be listed on your policy for up to $1M. WedSafe makes this super easy. 

What kind of hotels are near you?

If your guests are loyal to their hotel rewards points, the closest options are in Waynesboro and Charlottesville. Otherwise, there are plenty of home rentals and boutique stays close by. Check them out

Where does everyone park?

We have a small parking lot that fits up to eight cars. Up to 20 cars can park parallel down the driveway. Overflow parking can be arranged across the street prior to your event for an additional fee. 

Do we have access to the kitchen? Where can we store ice?

You have access to the kitchen! We will clear out the residential fridge/freezer and you can store anything needed. Some couples opt for a self-serve bar with heavy duty coolers and ice outside. 

Where is the closest place to get supplies?

Less than 10 minutes away, we have an IGA grocery and liquor store for emergency snacks, ice, firewood, and more. There is a Dollar General and hardware store within 10 minutes too. 

Do we need to provide lighting? What access to power is there?

We recommend you rent lighting with your tent. We have extension cords and candles with vases you can borrow for your event. Power is conveniently located around the perimeter of the house. 

Are there any restrictions for a sendoff? Sparklers? Glitter?

We love a good sendoff! If the fire danger risk is low, you can use sparklers. They must be extinguished and picked up.

If you want to toss any material, we ask it to be biodegradable (birdseed, petals, etc).

Photo credits: Xiaoqi Li Photography, Veronique Ione, Simple Love Collection, and Caty Scarlett of Love and Lore.