I don’t even know where to start – the views, the staff, the service, the food, the wine – it was all more than we could dream of.
— Annie and Jackson Freeman', married September 30, 2017
We cannot wait to return year after year and relive our magical night.
— Katherine and Adam Sheehan, married October 21, 2017
This is a wonderful place to get married. From the first day of planning to the wedding day, Catherine and her team make sure everything is taken care of. I most highly recommend!
— Chelsea Edmunds, Married May 18th 2019
Upper Shirley Vineyards exceeded expectations!  From planning to the day of the ceremony, Catherine and the entire team went above and beyond to make the day special for our family.  They were simply amazing and made the process easy.  We highly recommend the beautiful venue, fantastic food & wine, and the entire support staff!
— Hilarie Surratt - Mother of the Bride

Love Is in the Air

(Leave the rest to us)


At Upper Shirley Vineyards, we supply everything couples need to plan the most memorable day of their lives.

History – neighboring farms and manor homes older than America

Setting – sweeping lawns perched above the James River

Food – lovingly prepared by veteran chef and wedding caterer Carlisle Bannister

Wine – made from our very own hand-cultivated grapes

Couples may wed on our waterfront ceremony lawn or inside our 14,000 square-foot Low Country winery, host large receptions for up to 300 guests and reserve in-house catering and professional service. 

We offer exclusive use of our event spaces, including a bridal suite and groom’s den, ceremony lawn, stone patios, covered verandas, tasting room and banquet room.

Our in-house catering team is one of Virginia’s best. Executive Chef Carlisle Bannister, a fourth-generation restaurateur, has been directing high-end wedding catering in and around Richmond for the past 20 years. Chef Carlisle and his banquet captains, professional wait staff and bartenders work tirelessly to create seasonal menus and dishes that capture the spirit and significance of your special day.

Only 21 miles from downtown Richmond, Upper Shirley Vineyards offers bucolic serenity with easy access to top-tier accommodations in Virginia’s capital city.

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