The Estate at Gaie Lea




Whatever you’re dreaming, let the magic of Gaie Lea make your special day one of a kind. Located in historic Staunton, Virginia, Gaie Lea is a short drive from Charlottesville and is central to Richmond, Roanoke, and Washington. Gorgeous in any season, this distinct venue feels refreshingly like its worlds away. Pledge your love in a magically romantic and whimsical setting. After the ceremony treat guests to a private poolside soiree, complete with appetizers and cocktails. Breathe in the traditional southern charm and endless possibilities – rustic campfires in the stone fire pit overlooking the pond and deliciously fresh farm-to-table fare enjoyed al fresco in the pavilion. Take in the moment and revel in this picture perfect setting, locally-sourced wine, craft beers, garden flowers, and fresh-picked ingredients. End the evening with a spectacular dance party. Engage all your senses and create delicious memories here. Make your wedding celebration a weekend to remember. Invite 13 of your closest loved ones to stay the weekend with you on the beautiful estate.

Venue Style

Private Estate, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 7:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $5,350 to $8,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 14 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding ranges from $5,350 to $8,500. The venue includes a beautiful view of the Shanandoah Valley and access to the entire house, pool and gazebo. There is a 3-night weekend rental required between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The off-peak season rental is for one day only. There is a required refundable damage deposit of $2,500 during on-peak season and $1,500 during off-peak.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Estate at Gaie Lea is estimated at between $7,608 and $17,106 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Coat check room
Overnight accommodations available
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Music must end by 11:00PM