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We’re partial, but Big Spring Farm is one of the most unique spots in Virginia.

With a 10-acre spring-fed lake, stunning mountain views, and a restored 150 year old event barn, there’s just nothing like this slice of heaven! We love that you get that in-the-middle-of-nowhere feel but you’re just minutes from quaint downtown Lexington and just 10 minutes from 14 hotels!

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We will help make your day an unforgettable, magical experience that you and your guests will cherish forever.

If staying on property is important to you, we've got you covered. With an expanding collection of modern cottages and farmhouses, you and your guests can be close to all the action. 
Head over to our Lodging page to learn more and be on the look out for new lodging options coming late 2024. 

On-Site Lodging


Our 200+ acre farm feels remote, but we are located just 6 miles from downtown Lexington- filled with historic charm, quaint shops, local restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. In the words of my mother-in-law, “Downtown Lexington feels like the set of a Hallmark movie!”

Proximitiy to Downtown Lexington


The Barn

Our 150 year old hand-hewn barn is original to the property. It has been completely restored with heat, AC, tons of natural light and modern bathrooms. You get the authentic feel of an old barn without sacrificing comfort or feeling like you’re in a dark cave! Win-win!



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Our climate-controlled barn was built over150 years ago. It's a timeless blend of old and new with tons of natural light. The barn can seat up to 150 people for dinner and hold up to 300 people for dancing. 

the BARN

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Our namesake, The Big Spring, produces 3.2 million gallons of water per day and forms a private 10-acre lake. Its crystal clear waters provide a unique backdrop for our waterfront barn and peninsula ceremony site.


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Our newly constructed Little Silver Cottage is the perfect oasis for getting ready on your wedding day. Tucked on the edge of one of our farm fields, you'll have stunning mountain views and a private spring-fed pond.


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The peninsula is home to our waterfront ceremony site and is surrounded by weeping willows. It's been described as an "outdoor cathedral" due to the canopy of trees and the magical blend of water and mountains.


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Our perfectly manicured lawn provides enough space for up to a 60' x 90' tent.  It can be used for lawn games, or it can also be coved in string lights for a romantic al fresco dinner...the possibilities are endless.

the LAWN

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The veranda is a great flex space that is a perfect covered area in case of inclement weather, an outdoor dining area, a cocktail space, or an outdoor dance floor...or anything else you can dream up.


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If you're looking for an outdoor ceremony with 360 degree mountain views, then our hilltop is the perfect spot. The hilltop is also a favorite portrait location during golden hour and is just a short walk from the barn.


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Big Spring Farm is comprised of hundreds of acres of beautiful pastures. In other words, the portrait locations are endless. It's like Pride & Prejudice meets the mountains of Virginia.


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If you want to take your wedding day to new heights...literally, then we highly recommend booking our Mountain Top Experience that will take you to some of the highest points on the property with incredible views over the entire Kerr's Creek Valley.


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Our Limelight hydrangeas are showstoppers in the late summer and early fall. They line both the entry drive and also the walking path to the barn.


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The crushed stone patio sits just outside the barn and on the edge of the water. It's the perfect spot for cocktail hour mingling or even an al fresco dinner under string lights.



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We love nothing more than seeing a couple love every part of their wedding day! Click below to see a list of our preferred vendors.



For investment details and availability, please send a message using the contact form.

Wedding dates typically book 1-2 years in advance.


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All wedding rentals are for a 6 hour event between 12:00pm and 10:30pm. We try to be as flexible as possible with vendor load in and load out, as our schedule allows.

Generally, vendors can arrive as early as 9:00am and load out by 1:00am on the day of your event. 

How long are wedding time frames?

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Our staff and exclusive caterers take care of setting up all of our tables, chairs, and wedding props for you before your rental begins so that when you arrive on your wedding day, all of the heavy lifting is already taken care of! At the end of the night, Big Spring staff and caterers will put away all of our tables, chairs, and props, as well as remove any non-food trash from the event space. Smaller decor like florals, table numbers, and custom signage, is handled by your florist, coordinator, or is DIY. 

What does Big Spring's set-up and tear-down entail? 

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We invite all of our couples to decorate and make Big Spring their own! Any decorations that you add to the space are your (or your vendor's) responsibility to install and remove. Anything left behind after the rental period may be discarded during Big Spring staff's clean up process.

In addition, we have two decorating rules: no flames of any kind are allowed in the barn, and you may not install a decoration that could damage the property (i.e. using staples, nails, glue...). Hanging decorations is easily achieved using existing anchor points, or by tying string around cross beams. For any decoration involving climbing a ladder, we require a professional planner, or lighting expert. See our Vendor page for our preferred list!

Can I add my own decorations to the barn?

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In accordance with Rockbridge County ordinance, Big Spring Events has a curfew of 10:30PM.

Does Big Spring have a curfew?

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We have dressed the barn up with cantina string lights, sconce uplighting, and exterior barn lighting as part of the permanent barn package. If the string lighting is not to your preference, it can be removed for an additional fee. 

Does the barn come with the string lights and uplighting or is that added for each event?

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Big Spring's post and beam barn makes an excellent indoor ceremony location in the event of inclement weather. For parties of 150 or more, we highly suggest renting a tent to provide adequate covered space for guests. Check out one of our favorite indoor weddings over on our blog!

What if the weather does not allow for an outdoor ceremony?

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Load out should be completed the night of your event. Any items left behind need to be designated as trash or not, as Big Spring staff will be cleaning the barn, removing all trash and food items, and prepping for the next event after your event concludes! At Big Spring staff approval, you may retrieve items the day following your event before 10:00AM.

When do we have to remove everything from the barn?

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You and your guests' cars may be left overnight as long as they are retrieved before 10:00AM the day following your event.

May cars be left overnight?

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We offer a 5 day hold on your date, once you request a contract. To officially lock in your date, you have to sign your contract, and pay 50% of the grand total of the venue cost. This includes the venue fee, a $500 security deposit, and state sales tax. It can include any of the three add ons we have, but you can also add those as late as 30 days before your wedding date, when your final balance is due. For current pricing information, shoot us an email at!

How do I hold and book a date?