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Client Resource Portal

Congratulations!  You've booked a Venue.  Now What?!?

THANK YOU for choosing The Grelen Depot to host your wedding. We are truly honored! On this page discover a wealth of information and resources conveniently at your fingertips, designed to make your wedding planning journey a breeze.  Seamlessly access important documents, checklists, and communication channels, ensuring a smooth and stress-free planning process. We're here to support you every step of the way, making your vision come to life and creating memories that will last a lifetime!  


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Why Grelen Depot?

What truly distinguishes The Grelen Depot is its captivating ambiance, crafted for romantic moments. This historic building, adorned with intricate architectural details, provides an exquisite backdrop, infusing every moment with grace and grandeur.


Engagement Photos?

Grelen Depot couples enjoy complimentary access to The Market at Grelen or Boxwood Villa for engagement photo sessions, even during after-hours periods.


Preferred Vendor List

Interview and pick your vendors!  Don't forget - caterers & planners must be chosen from the list below.  Please let us know if you have questions


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Rehearsal Dinner & Lodging

Selecting the perfect rehearsal dinner and lodging venues is an essential aspect of crafting a seamless and unforgettable wedding experience. These choices play a vital role in setting the tone and creating a comfortable environment for both the couple and their guests. The rehearsal dinner offers an opportunity to gather loved ones in an intimate setting, fostering a sense of togetherness and anticipation for the upcoming celebration. Similarly, the lodging venue(s) becomes a haven for relaxation and preparation, allowing the couple and their loved ones to unwind and prepare for the big day. Thoughtful consideration of these venues ensures that every aspect of the wedding weekend is carefully curated, setting the stage for cherished memories and a truly magical celebration.  There are many great choices in Central Virginia, but we hope you will consider Grelen's other venues listed below.  These properties are within 10 minutes The Market at Grelen and many Grelen couples rent one or more of them because they pair so seamlessly with the wedding venue.   

Historic Wedding and Event Venue, Boxwood Villa

Boxwood Villa

Even if you are getting married and lodging at Boxwood Villa, you can add on other events like an intimate rehearsal dinner and/or an after wedding brunch.  We are here to help you design the wedding weekend of your dreams.

Farmhouse oasis and event venue, Spotswood Lodge

Spotswood Lodge

Eight bedrooms; Sleeps 20

11 Acres; events up to 75.

Spotswood Lodge is perfect for a large family or wedding party. Many couples rent both homes.  Located in one of the most beautiful areas in Orange County, the property is gorgeous and a great choice for additional wedding weekend events.

Historic mico-wedding venue, The Grelen Depot

The Depot

Grelen's newest property offers three Venue Spaces (for guest counts up to 70) & One Luxury Suite. Within walking distance of Boxwood Villa, it makes a fabulous rehearsal dinner location.  The Suite can be rented for getting ready and/or the first honeymoon night, too!


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Other Local Lodging

The charming town of Orange, located in close proximity to Grelen, offers a small selection of hotels and inns to accommodate your wedding guests. Additionally, Culpeper and Charlottesville are popular choices among Grelen couples, both being equidistant from Somerset (The Market at Grelen). These vibrant towns boast fabulous Main Street areas that provide enjoyable experiences for guests. As transportation is required for out-of-town guests when serving alcohol, any of these options serve as excellent choices, ensuring convenience and comfort for your attendees.  Be sure to ask your planners, too, as they will know the pros and cons of the various options.  

Historic Orange Train Station Depot
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Historic Downtown Mall Charlottesville
Quaint Main Street Culpeper Virginia

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Guest Activities

Explore the best of Central Virginia on the Rural Roots website, your go-to online resource curated exclusively for you and your guests. This carefully crafted website serves as a guide, showcasing the finest local gems and recommendations handpicked by Leslie Gregg, the owner of The Market at Grelen. From scenic hiking trails to quaint boutiques to hidden culinary delights, Rural Roots brings together the essence of our region. Let the button below be your gateway to uncovering the rich tapestry of culture, nature, and unique experiences that make our area truly special. Click now and embark on an unforgettable journey through Rural Roots, where cherished traditions and hidden gems await you.

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Getting Ready & Portrait Photos

Boxwood Villa couples have the flexibility to choose their ideal getting ready location from a range of options. Often, when getting married at Boxwood Villa, the couple can both get ready on separate floors of the home, or they can split up and get ready in different locations. Often a couple will rent both homes, Boxwood Villa and Spotswood Lodge, so they can offer lodging to their wedding parties and get ready separately.  These stunning properties not only serve as lodging options but also provide a splendid backdrop for portraits, allowing couples and their families to capture cherished moments such as the first look and getting ready. The distinct characteristics of each property add to the overall experience, with Boxwood Villa exuding romance and Spotswood Lodge offering a natural ambiance that perfectly complements the surrounding countryside. We have linked to a variety of galleries below to help you decide which venue fits your vision for your special day.  And please don't worry!  Whatever you decide, you can't go wrong!  The opportunity to create breathtaking portraits that reflect your unique style and personality is available at each location.  

Historic manor home for photoshoots in Virginia

Boxwood Villa

Cottage core farmhouse for photoshoots in Virginia

Spotswood Lodge


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 Venue Walk-thru Meeting

One month prior to the highly anticipated event, clients are invited to partake in a personalized venue walk-through alongside a dedicated member of Grelen's Event Team. This walk-through (which is required) serves as a crucial opportunity for clients, along with their caterers and planners, to discuss and finalize important details, including the all-important rain plan. In this collaborative session, we review the event details and timeline to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all guests, even in the event of inclement weather.  


We will also discuss the following topics...

Homemade Grelen ice cream on a spring and summer wedding day


Ice Cream?

Indulge in pure wedding bliss with Grelen's homemade ice cream, a delightful treat that adds a touch of sweetness to your special day!  Seasonal flavors (often using Grelen grown fruit) are a great way to highlight the special time of year.  Flavor choices change throughout the year and will be provided to you at your walk-thru.

$6/person + service fee

The Market at Grelen caters food and beverages for wedding weekends



Pre-order food & beverages for you wedding weekend. The Grelen Cafe offers mimosa/breakfast bars, sandwiches, salads, charcuterie boards, and Virginia beer, cider & wine for couples to enjoy in the comfort of their getting ready suites or breakfast/lunch fare can even be delivered to the rental homes.  Our menu changes thru the seasons and will be provided to you at the walk-thru.


Rain Plan?

Regardless of the size of your guest list, having a rain plan in place is a crucial aspect of your wedding preparations. While a complete tent plan can provide comprehensive coverage in case of rain, our experienced staff can also provide tailored recommendations to align with your wedding vision and guest count. This ensures that your special day remains memorable and stress-free, regardless of the weather conditions. Your wedding will shine, come rain or shine!

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Live musician sings at a Market at Grelen wedding

Bands and


Plated salad on long farm tables at The Market at Grelen



Planners &

Other Vendors

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