Planning a Wedding in Lake Anna
By Rebekah Conley
When a newly engaged couple begins considering possible wedding locations, there’s an allure to the idea of a destination wedding. Most people think exotic locales and Caribbean vistas, but this often excludes close family and friends who can’t afford an expensive excursion. If you want the excitement of a destination wedding without the expense or inconvenience, why not think a little closer to home? With its convenient proximity to Northern Virginia and Washington D.C., Lake Anna is becoming a destination wedding hot spot for NoVA couples.
Lake Anna is a beautiful locale. The shimmering water reflects on the verdant landscape, lush with trees and wildlife. This serene and peaceful setting is the perfect backdrop for the most memorable day of your life. With the growing cost of big city weddings, the natural beauty of Lake Anna can provide a more economical choice.
Venues near Lake Anna
If you are not a frequent visitor to Lake Anna’s shores, you may be at a loss as to where to begin the wedding venue search. Lake Anna is the perfect backdrop for any wedding ceremony or reception, and because the lake is a popular summer getaway, there are tons of rentals available throughout the year. Rental homes in Lake Anna come in a variety of sizes, from small cottages to large estates. Big yards leading to beautiful docks can serve as both the ceremony location then transition into a perfect reception spot. State of the art kitchens can be used by catering staff to feed your guests. If you plan your wedding after the peak season, most rentals are available at a discounted rate.
A rental home wedding also has the advantage of extra accommodations for your guests. Invite your nearest and dearest the week before the wedding, and make it a holiday! And since you’re lakeside, why not have a playful reception? Bring out your swimsuits and dive in for an afternoon of swimming and tubing. Your guests will never forget the experience!
If you’re looking for a larger venue, Lake Anna State Park has two beautiful locations that offer a scenic locale. The beach is a popular location for summer swimmers, but can be rented out for private events for a small cost. They also have a lovely picnic area overlooking the cove. Contact Lake Anna State Park, to learn more. VirginiaStateParks.gov/LakeAnna
Looking for a romantic locale? Lake Anna is located right in the middle of Virginia’s wine country. Imagine rolling hills dotted with beautiful vines as you and the love of your life say “I do.” Many of these locations include indoor banquet halls. There’s also the bonus of delicious Virginia wines for all your guests.
Food, Photography, Flowers and More
Lake Anna and the surrounding towns offer a small-town charm that delights guests year after year. There are a variety of cute bakeries and unique restaurants that can provide lovely desserts and delicious reception fare. Another possibility is to outsource your wedding. Lake Anna’s proximity to large cities like Fredericksburg and Richmond mean that your big city wedding vendors can provide their services with ease to your lakeside location.
Let your wedding be a true escape for you and your guests. Come to Lake Anna for a destination wedding with all the comforts of home.