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Venues in Waterford, VA,
(571) 439-2255
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4.9 out of 5
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    Kelsey Lilley

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  • After having to delay our “big” wedding celebration due to COVID, it was the biggest relief to find 8 Chains and their coordinator Elly. The mini-mony and elopement packages are so helpful for those looking for something simple, but still celebratory. We had just over a dozen people and it was the absolute best day — in large part because Elly and the rest of the 8CN staff were so professional and accomodating. From our very first call, Elly put our minds at ease about still being able to celebrate our marriage, even in a smaller way than we initially envisioned, and with a number of COVID protocols in place. I was always struck by her professionalism and attention to detail, particularly in the days leading up to and on the wedding when I was distracted by other things — she just got things done. The 8 Chains setting is simply stunning, especially in the fall, and our photos from the first look in the vines will be beautiful. The ability to get ready in the bridal and grooms s... Read more

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    Kelsey, It was so much fun working on you and Robbie's wedding. The small intimate evening was pure magic. Seeing you two say "I do" surrounded by your nearest and dearest was very special. We are thrilled that we can offer a safe and inviting venue for all of our couples. Thank you for such kind words. Hope to see you and Robbie around the winery soon. Congrats!

    Taylor Nilsen

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  • 8 Chains North Winery was the best wedding venue I could have ever asked for. Elly, the events coordinator, was my savior the day of the wedding. She helped make the day about Matt and I, and that was so amazing of her to do. It also didn't hurt that she was always on wine duty :) We had the max amount of guests at the venue, and it was still so spacious and comfortable. If you are debating on going with 8 Chains, I'd definitely recommend it. If you're not getting married, they have an amazing winery and tasting area to enjoy!!

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    Taylor, It was such a joy working with you and your family. I am so thrilled for you and Matt and all that lays ahead for you as your start your life together. Come see us soon!

    Kristie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We can't not say enough wonderful things about 8 Chains North Winery. While trying to plan for our wedding during the pandemic, we decided on an intimate celebration with just our immediate family (14 guests). 8 Chains North offered packages set up to make planning stress free and included wonderful vendors that are familiar with the winery and easy to work with as well. Elly and the entire staff provided amazing customer service and made us feel comfortable and at ease. The winery offers a beautiful setting with delicious wines. We are so happy we decided to go with 8 Chains North for our big day!

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    Kristie, Thank you for such kind words. It was so lovely working with you and Steve to make your day super special. Everything about your wedding day was so magical. The colors, your dress, the vintage car...I could go on. Congrats to you both!

    Blaine Gray

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    5 out of 5
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  • Elly was amazing from the time we met her for a venue tour. She is super responsive to emails and is a great host. The staff the night of our event were so helpful and fun and always made sure our guests had full glasses of wine! Not to mention, the wine is outstanding, probably my favorite of any northern Virginia wine. We also brought in an outside caterer and were able to hook up a blue tooth speaker and give a little toast/speech. Will definitely be coming back for more nights on their amazing patio!

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    Blaine we are so glad you and Nate hosted your rehearsal dinner at 8 Chains North. It was great getting to meet you both and be a special part of your wedding weekend! Can't wait to see you as husband and wife!

    Jennifer DeLonge

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had an excellent experience with 8 Chains North and Elly as the venue coordinator. The staff and setting were perfect for a laid back/modern wedding. Wine is great also. I had so many guests telling me what a beautiful spot it is during the reception. Thanks for all your help Elly!! We will be wine club members for life :)

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    Jenny, I thouroughly enjoyed working with you and Mike. I am so glad the sun came out right when it did, you were stunning. Can't wait to see you two love birds around the winery. Cheers!

    Pam

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    5 out of 5
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  • Wow, words cannot begin to describe how happy we are that we found 8 Chains North and Elly's team for our mini ceremony we just had on 10/24. My husband and I sent out so many requests in our last attempt to schedule a minimony since our big wedding we had originally planned in DC was cancelled due to COVID and Elly was so quick to respond and made the whole process to plan our special day so easy and seamless. I can't stop hearing compliments from my family and everyone who saw our live-stream ceremony about how beautiful the space was with the vineyards and fall trees in the background. Something else I loved about the space is that the venue has a huge upstairs area with a bridal suite and groom's room where we were all able to get ready at our own pace. As an added bonus, the wine here is top notch ! Thank you so much Elly for making our wedding unforgettable, you were so attentive and helpful and our pictures look so amazing at the beautiful 8 chains North.

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    Pam, it was truly an amazing day. I loved working with you and Marshall making your day extra special. Thank you for such kind words. I hope you two are loving married life, come see us soon!

    Gretchen

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    5 out of 5
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  • 8 Chains is not only an incredibly beautiful venue, but they have an amazing team that is extremely friendly and prepared for anything! Elly is the main point of contact for weddings, and she is extremely attentive and really knows what she's doing. She has recommendations for everything and really wants you to have a very special day. As an added bonus their wine is also really great! We joined their wine club and will continue with it for a long time after the wedding. If we could get married again we would pick this venue every time.

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    Thank you Gretchen for such kind words. I am so thrilled you and Frank chose 8 Chains North as your venue for such a special day. Can't wait to see you and catch up on married life!

    Staciellyn Chapman

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    5 out of 5
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  • 8 Chains was such a breath of fresh air after touring a few wedding venues. Elly, the winery’s event coordinator, is very personable and made us feel like more than just another couple. The whole process from booking our venue to planning the ceremony specifics was seamless. Elly and the entire staff at 8 Chains did everything in their power to make all of our dreams for our big day come true. They really went above and beyond to accommodate our November wedding date by settling our nerves about the lighting and other options in case of bad weather. The venue is absolutely beautiful, and the wine is fantastic! Our wedding was everything we could ask for and more thanks to 8 Chains Winery North and especially Elly’s support.

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    Staci, it was such a pleasure to work with you and Michael. Your wedding was so beautiful. The lighted ceremony under the patio was so magical. Thank you for such kind words. Come by soon for some wine. Cheers!

    Vickie Matter

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding is scheduled for 10/27/19 but experience so far has been excellent. Elly is extremely responsive, very accomodating going above and beyond to handle all of our special requests including dates/times, meetings at the winery, working with new vendors, etc.

    Gabrielle Gonzalez

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  • 8 Chains was an absolute perfect wedding venue for us! We were only having 50-60 people so the size was perfect and the reception room is so elegant. Never had a single issue communicating with anyone, Elly responded to all my questions promptly. Our whole day went off without a single issue, not a single complaint from us!

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    Gaby, Thank you for such kind words. Everything about you and Ian's day was perfection. It was a true delight working with you and your family throughout the planning, and the day of. I wish you and Ian all the happiness in the world. Cheers!

    kylie

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    5 out of 5
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  • 8 Chains was a phenomenal venue for our October wedding. We had such a great experience from the day that we first visited through our wedding day. Elly (Events Manager) was extremely attentive and responsive throughout the planning process. Our guests had great things to say about Elly and the rest of the 8 Chains staff members that worked our reception. The Furnace Mountain package was a great value. We loved our on-site bride/groom suites (with bubbly service!). The back lawn was a beautiful backdrop for an outdoor ceremony, and we had access to the tasting room and patio for an indoor/outdoor cocktail hour. The reception space was our favorite part of this venue. It was very elegant with the perfect amount of space for our guests. We highly recommend 8 Chains North Winery as a wedding venue! (Photos: Sarah & Dave Photography)

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    Kylie, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and Dan's wedding. I wish you both all the happiness in the world, come in and see us soon!

    Jairus

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    5 out of 5
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  • Elly and her team at 8 Chains made our special day into a memorable event. They were able to recommend vendors to make our day seamless as well as worked with our schedules to coordinate days for the various vendors to come out and view the venue. They were accommodating in allowing us to take photos in the barrel room, throughout the vineyard as well as the barn across the street. This was the perfect setting for an intimate ceremony.

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    Jarius, It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of you and Eric's special day. It truly was magical. Come in and see us soon! Cheers

    Hayley

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I got married in June at this venue and it was perfect!! The venue was beautiful and Elly (their wedding guru) made sure that our special day was absolutely amazing. The weather was horrible but somehow the ceremony ended up being more beautiful than we originally though because of their flexibility and backup plan. Pricing was fair for what you get in the wedding world.

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    Hayley, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and Jesse's wedding. It truly was a magical evening. Wish you both all the best! -Elly

    Rachel

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  • We visited many vineyards in search of the best fit for our wedding venue. 8 Chains North Winery felt like home to us from the moment we turned at Daymont Lane, and were greeted with a view of horses and a silo. As my wife, Lisa, grew up in the country and I’m a country girl at heart, we appreciate the peaceful and quiet setting. This winery is elegant though unpretentious. Other vineyards are dog friendly, but 8 Chains North Winery is the only one we’ve found that has a safe, enclosed area for dogs to play. Initially, we wanted our dog to be in our ceremony. Although we decided against including Zeke on our special day, 8 Chains North Winery scored points with us for welcoming and accommodating the needs of dogs. Each return visit to 8 Chains North Winery re-affirmed our decision to get married here! Our wedding at 8 Chains North Winery was a dream come true in every way. Their staff was consistently warm, kind, professional, and 100% attentive to our needs. They took the time... Read more

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    Rachel, You and Lisa's wedding was stunning in every way. Every detail was so intentional and it truly was a day of celebrating your love for each other. It was my pleasure to work for you. See you soon. Cheers!

    Megan

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    5 out of 5
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  • I am so happy I had my wedding at 8 chains north. I've been almost all of the wineries in northern Virginia (what can I say...I love wine) and this place was my first thought when selecting a venue. The outside is beautiful as you would expect with any vineyard. However the inside is beautiful. It is so pretty you don't need to spend much on decor. At the same time it's a beautiful palate to make fit any theme. It can be rustic or romantic or elegant. Unlike other venues I didn't feel trapped by wall colors or the places personal decor. It is also a perfect size for a 50-80 person wedding. It is intimate without feeling stuffy. Also the staff are great. They are helpful and accommodating. I am so glad I had my wedding here. It was a perfect day.

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    Hi Megan, Your wedding was just beautiful! It was a joy working with you and Miles to make it a perfect day. I wish you both all the happiness in the world. Cheers!

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