On this page, we hope to address some of the common questions that we've been asked, usually having to do with the rental of our event venue. If you don't see the questions you're looking for, please feel free to contact us.
What type of events can you host? Weddings are our specialty, but we are ready and able to host all manner of special event. We have hosted numerous corporate functions from the nearby Washington DC area, corporate holiday parties, non-profit fundraising dinners, etc. Please inquire about availability, we would love to hear from you.
Where can guests stay in the area? We are blessed to be very close to many unique lodging options. Luray boasts the title "Cabin Capital" of Virginia, there are many nearby bed and breakfasts, as well as local hotels. We would be happy to provide specific recommendations if you let us know the needs of your guests.
What is there to do in the area? Luray and the surrounding area is full of unique opportunities for visitors. There are many options, including activities on the Shenandoah River, the Shenandoah National Park, and many other ways to spend time outdoors. The Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop is a great way to explore local craft beverages. In addition, the shops, cafes, and restaurants of the Downtown Luray are a great place to relax.
Do you have a required vendor list? We are more than happy to provide a list of recommended vendors. Couples can choose to source vendors (catering, florists, etc.) from anywhere, so long as vendors are licensed and insured.
Do you include tables, chairs, and linens? YES, you are welcome to use all of our tables (round and long), our white resin folding chairs, and linens are included in the rental price.
Are there music volume ordinances or policies? Currently, there is no local noise ordinance. However, we do require that reasonable noise levels be maintained and Faithbrooke reserves the right to request that music be turned down . We strive to be good neighbors to those around us. Music should cease by 11pm.
Do you handle wedding/event coordination? We require that all clients have a professional day-of coordinator. While this is a service that Faithbrooke can provide for an additional fee, you are not required to use our in-house coordination. Having a professional coordinator ensures that the happy couple is not stressed with vendor questions, facility questions, etc. Many unexpected circumstances can arise on even the best wedding day and it really helps to have someone who is tasked with making sure everything runs smoothly.
What is required at check out? Before guests check out, all personal belongings should be removed. All trash should be bagged and placed outside. Otherwise, we'll take care of cleaning (floors, restrooms, etc.). Guests choosing the weekend package have the flexibility to return on Sunday morning from 8-11am to finish cleaning and gathering belongings.
What is your alcohol policy? We allow beer, wine, and spirits to be served at Faithbrooke, but all drinks must be served by a third-party bartender (usually available through your caterer or hired separately). Self-serve alcohol, beverages stored in vehicles for consumption on premises, or underage drinking is not allowed and all guests must consume beverages responsibly. Please contact the VA Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control to verify the need for any kind of licensure for an event. Additionally, we are able to provide wine and beer beverage packages for our clients, please inquire for details.
Do you allow dogs? Friendly canines are allowed on site for your ceremony, but must leave the premises once the ceremony is over. There are even local kennels that provide pet transport and boarding.
Is Faithbrooke licensed and insured? Yes. Additionally, like most reputable venues, we require our clients to purchase a single-day event policy. Complete coverage is in everyone's best interest and this policy is generally available for a nominal fee from most insurance providers.
How near are you to cities and airports? Faithbrooke is well-situated as a weekend destination. We are just 90 minutes from the Washington DC Beltway, 90 minutes from Charlottesville, VA, and quite close to the smaller cities of Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA. The nearest major airport is Dulles International (IAD), but Charlottesville, VA (CHO) is equidistant and Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) is now offering direct flights to Chicago and Washington DC.
Are you open for wine tastings and sales? Not yet, but stay tuned. Our first planting was in May 2015 and hope to have our first harvest in the next couple of years. For now, please check out The Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop for an excellent selection of local wineries, breweries, distilleries, and local restaurants. Additionally, our sister business, The Valley Cork Wine Bar and Bottle Shoppe, is now open for business!
What varieties of grapes are you growing? We're growing Bordeaux varieties Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc and the white Spanish Albariño. You can read more about our vineyard here. We also have a growing apiary.