Sundara is an incredibly beautiful wedding venue located just 20 minutes outside of Roanoke. It’s situated at the base of Cahas Mountain. As a result, it is one of the best central Virginia wedding venues for mountain views. Yet it is close enough to downtown Roanoke to make finding guest accommodations and wedding vendors a breeze.
In addition to mountain views, Sundara features a historic home, boxwood gardens, a stream, a willow tree, two large magnolia trees with plenty of shade for midday family photos, and a white reception tent decorated with string lights.
Wedding ceremonies either take place in front of the epic mountain vista at the back of the property or in front of a massive oak tree, also in the back. A swing is hung from one of the branches of the oak tree and is often used for photos.
Receptions are tented and are held in the backyard of the historic home. The onsite house is a private residence, but there are two spaces set aside indoors for getting ready. One room on the main level has lots of windows, and another is in the basement and features a pool table.
Catering for Sundara weddings is done exclusively by Blue Ridge Catering. The catering company actually rents the venue and serves as day of coordinators as well. The venue owners, who live on site, are retired and are not involved day-to-day with weddings. Reviewers on all major wedding platforms gush about Blue Ridge Catering’s day-of coordinator Cari, though. I also found her incredibly sweet and personable at Sarah and Rob’s Wedding.
In terms of food, Blue Ridge Catering is one of the best catering companies in central Virginia. The food at Sarah and Rob’s day was absolutely incredible! Even if you aren’t getting married at Sundara, check out Blue Ridge Catering for your food needs.
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Sundara wedding venue costs between $6950-$8950 depending on time of year and day of the week. You can find their full pricing at the bottom of the page here. They do not take on winter weddings and are effectively closed December-March.
The venue pricing for Sundara includes:
While there aren’t onsite accommodations for your bridal party, there is a glamping tent on the property that couples can rent for a post-wedding night or two.
Sundara is a good pick for couples who are looking for a wedding venue near Roanoke or in central Virginia. Couples who are getting married at Sundara often want mountain views, a ceremony tree or a luxury garden wedding.
They are looking for natural beauty and elegance without the price tag associated with some of the other local luxury venues.
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