located in LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA and just a short drive from WASHINGTON D.C., CHARLOTTESVILLE, and RICHMOND awaits an oasis in the mountains, perfect for your special event.

The Venue


Big Spring Farm is a working cattle farm, agrarian community, and event venue in the western mountains of the Shenandoah valley, just 6 miles from Lexington, Virginia. Comprising almost 500 acres, and home to one of Virginia's largest natural springs (our namesake), Big Spring offers a unique balance of modern event facilities in the context of historic barns and homes, pastoral and mountain views, a private 10 acre lake fed by the spring- all convenient to D.C., Richmond, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Roanoke. 

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Located just six miles from downtown Lexington, Virginia (home to VMI and Washington and Lee University), Big Spring Farm has everything you need for your next event. 

A climate controlled event barn, onsite lodging, tables, cross, cross back chairs, bars and more from our in-house inventory for up to 150 guests. 

We take care of all set-up and tear-down of ceremony, cocktail, and reception spaces so you can sit back, relax and dance the night away. 

about the VENUE


The bridal suite (Little Silver Cottage)

The peninsula ceremony site


Hilltop ceremony site



The 10-acre naturally-fed spring

The climate controlled event barn



a quick

We're Buddy, Jill (Knox, Monroe, Scout, and Sunday) Powers, the owners of Big Spring Farm, and we could not feel more blessed to share our property with so many wonderful couples on one of the most special days of their lives!

Big Spring is the fruition of a dream that started on our own wedding day, in our backyard, at our first farm in the Shenandoah Valley. After 11 years as wedding photographers (gah that makes us sound old), all the while running a sustainable livestock farm, we found that our deepest passions lie in caring for the land and celebrating the covenant of marriage. 

9 years ago we found Big Spring and moved our life here. It has been a complete joy to see it become a place where both farm life and beautiful bespoke events happen in harmony. Yes, the farm is our home, but in many ways it's home for all the couples that start the greatest chapter of their life here. We love seeing each unique event come to life at Big Spring and we love that our family gets to play a part in each couples story!



hayley s

Their professionalism is umatched, from their attention to detail, responsive communication, and the genuine care they put into each event. I can't think of a more beautiful place to host the most special day of your life! If you're thinking about getting married in Lexington, you've found your venue.

The entire Big Spring Farm team will make your wedding vision come to life! 


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tyler phenes

From the getting ready suite to the island for your ceremony, the modern barn for the reception, and mountain views a short golf cart ride away, everything this place offers is top notch and makes it easy to work around. We couldn't recommend Big Spring Farm enough and cannot wait for our next event there.

A photographer's point of view: This place is incredible! 


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abagail cash

We got married on the peninsula, and it was everything I could’ve hoped for. I 100% recommend this venue!

Also, we had the bridal suite to get ready in, which was so comfy! It felt like we were getting ready in the comfort of our own homes.

Every time you turn around, you’re met with a new, equally stunning view! 


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"Big Spring Farm is the fruition of a dream that started on our own wedding day..."

Emma is a former Art Educator and loves all things creative! Originally from Fauquier County, she attended James Madison University (GO DUKES!). During post-grad life, Emma met and married her husband Zach; a Shenandoah Valley native and avid fly fisherman. They moved to Lexington in 2021 to teach in the local school system. 

Emma loves photography, making their cabin feel like home, and getting lost in a fluffy beach read! 

meet EMMA


meet our

Bailey is originally from Tennessee but has called Virginia home since 2016. He received a Forestry degree from Dabney Community College and now serves as a our Farm Manager, which means he's a Jack-of-all-trades, making every aspect of the farm and events run smoothly. 

When Bailey is not on the farm, he enjoys spending time with his wife Emma, son Braylon and daughter Lainey, hunting, fishing, and pretty much anything outdoors.


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