Cart 0 items: $0.00

Seven Oaks Farm LLC

December 5, 2017 | Weddings |

A historic event: A layered past brings gravitas to nuptials at Seven Oaks

Seven Oaks Farm in Albemarle County has quite the history. From its original owner, Reverend Samuel Black, the first Presbyterian minister in Albemarle County, to a more recent owner, Dave Matthews Band manager Coran Capshaw, the property has had its share of high-profile tenants. And visitors, too: from explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to Gibson Girl Irene Gibson, the farm has plenty of famous footprint.

Now it’s adding a new chapter to its colorful past: Couples can rent it as a wedding venue. The sprawling 100-plus acres in Greenwood offer a Greek Revival-style manor, pool house and breathtaking mountain views.

Owners Sarah and Todd Zimmerman bought the property from Capshaw in 2014. Both are UVA grads (and their son is a rising third-year), and say they appreciated its rich legacy.

“It’s got a lot of ties to UVA,” Sarah says. “When Reverend Black sold it, it went to the first bursar of the university, Alexander Garrett. We fell in love with its history, the views, the grounds—and we loved the vineyard.”

Oh yeah, there’s a vineyard, too. Its seven acres boast Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Viognier grapes. The Zimmermans plan to expand it to include an on-site winery and tasting room, and those visions really spurred the couple’s decision to purchase the property. The idea of using it as a wedding venue didn’t come until after they’d become owners, but it seemed to be a natural fit.

“Our plan was to start a winery, but then we got a lot of inquiries about having a wedding,” Todd says.

And just like that, a new Charlottesville-area wedding destination was born. The pair converted two rooms in the circa-1842 manor house into a dressing suite for bridal parties and made a few other minor modifications, but they say the property’s picturesque qualities make it ideal just as it is.

Several private events have been hosted on the grounds but only two weddings have been held here so far (see one on page 46), with two more planned in 2016. The Zimmermans are careful not to overbook, and they provide brides carte blanche. For a $10,000 venue fee, a couple has complete use of the grounds for a full weekend.

“You can customize it as you wish, and we don’t schedule more than one event per week,” Sarah says, “which means a bride has the luxury of access from Friday through Sunday for setup and teardown without rushing. We don’t push people out to get someone else in.”

Brides need to bring in everything from chairs to caterers, but the Zimmermans are willing to accommodate some pretty special requests, like one bride’s father, who wanted access to the property a month before the wedding so he could bury a bottle of bourbon there for good luck. Another couple asked if they could prepare one of the farm’s estate-raised Pekin ducks to serve at the rehearsal dinner. That flexibility is part of what makes the Zimmermans, and Seven Oaks Farm, special.

Says Sarah, “We’re a blank slate.”


best for shopping's Gravatar
best for shopping
@ Oct 7, 2018 at 10:17 PM
The post is created in to a great degree a nice way and it contains various supportive information for me.

best for shopping's Gravatar
best for shopping
@ Oct 9, 2018 at 10:23 PM
Read for daily update and blog of packers and movers in pune while you plan for moving, shifting and relocation from current location to new location.

baughjuriya's Gravatar
@ Oct 11, 2018 at 1:16 AM
I like the accommodating data you give in your articles.

Brea Skinlabs's Gravatar
Brea Skinlabs
@ Oct 12, 2018 at 10:19 PM
Great post… .a debt of gratitude is in order for sharing.. extremely helpful for me I will bookmark this for my future needs. Much obliged.

best health tips's Gravatar
best health tips
@ Oct 14, 2018 at 11:26 PM
Much obliged for giving us this valuable data. Fabulous post..

best health tips's Gravatar
best health tips
@ Oct 19, 2018 at 10:40 PM
Your data is truly encouraging me. A debt of gratitude is in order for progress, and I will bookmark it now!

Health Expert Pills's Gravatar
Health Expert Pills
@ Oct 29, 2018 at 5:36 AM
Much gratitude to you for sharing the information, preferably significant for everyone :)

Keto Kinetics's Gravatar
Keto Kinetics
@ Oct 29, 2018 at 10:26 PM
Things that are useful for a giggle will enable your profile to emerge Sampson. I say take the plunge!

Trialix Canada's Gravatar
Trialix Canada
@ Jan 29, 2019 at 5:39 AM
Trialix Canada :- Looking at the reputable internet site of the complement not plenty statistics changed into observed related to manufacturer identity however it looks like a introduction of a limited legal responsibility business enterprise based totally on the United States.

Amazon Trial's Gravatar
Amazon Trial
@ Feb 5, 2019 at 12:58 AM
Incredible blog!! Amazingly charming information you have bestowed to this blog. I really appreciate it. Additionally, keep sharing such a lovely post.

rahulsingh27's Gravatar
@ Feb 16, 2019 at 3:17 AM
Choose packers and movers in Pune services to easily shift all heavy luggage like your sofa, cupboards, refrigerators to Pune, or you can call us at 9540876333 for more information about our packers movers services.

Tuft And Needle Coupons's Gravatar
Tuft And Needle Coupons
@ Feb 25, 2019 at 10:18 PM
I have read you blog and I found its very interesting. Thank you so publishing this fantastic blog. keep doing a great work.

health tips video's Gravatar
health tips video
@ Apr 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM
continuously i used to read smaller content that also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this paragraph which I am reading here.

Matmots's Gravatar
@ May 7, 2019 at 10:41 AM
Buy Bactrim Without Prescription Tinidazole Amoxicillin For Syphilis cialis price Snorting Amoxicillin Viagra Junge Manner Achat Cialis France Sans Ordonnance

lisa daniel's Gravatar
lisa daniel
@ May 8, 2019 at 4:44 AM
Great news share, it seems like everything goes good wedding the farmhouse looks so beautiful and green, the story told by you in a post is also good.

Cialis's Gravatar
@ May 10, 2019 at 1:48 AM
What i do not realize is if truth be told how you are now not really much more neatly-favored than you might be right now. You're so intelligent. You know thus considerably in terms of this topic, produced me in my opinion believe it from a lot of varied angles. Its like women and men are not involved unless it's something to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. Always take care of it up!

Lesraidly's Gravatar
@ May 10, 2019 at 3:31 PM
List Of Online Pharmacies Cephalexin And Cats Ear Infection cialis Amoxicillin Pediatric Dosage

Matmots's Gravatar
@ May 13, 2019 at 6:20 AM
Generic Viagra Pills To Buy In Usa Cialis Temoignages Cialis 10 Prospecto viagra vs cialis Cialis Mail

onedollar webhosting's Gravatar
onedollar webhosting
@ May 27, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Shocking information! I beginning late went to your blog and have been pulling back along. I figured I would spurn me regardless of remark. I don't see what to state other than that I have.'s Gravatar
@ Jun 2, 2019 at 9:23 PM
Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your theme.


webtech's Gravatar
@ Jun 3, 2019 at 12:52 AM
I unmistakably get a charge out of each and every piece of it. It is a brilliant site and flawless offer.

JudyBig's Gravatar
@ Jun 12, 2019 at 5:11 PM
Hi. I have checked your and i see you've got some duplicate content so probably it is the reason that you don't rank high in google. But you can fix this issue fast. There is a tool that creates content like human, just search in google: miftolo's tools

Crazy Bulk Australia's Gravatar
Crazy Bulk Australia
@ Jul 20, 2019 at 12:28 AM
Interesting and amazing how your post is! It Is Useful and helpful for me That I like it very much, and I am looking forward to Hearing from your next..

Fallz's Gravatar
@ Jul 20, 2019 at 12:29 AM
Interesting and amazing how your post is! It Is Useful and helpful for me That I like it very much, and I am looking forward to Hearing from your next..

packers and movers Delhi to Mumbai's Gravatar
packers and movers Delhi to Mumbai
@ Jul 22, 2019 at 11:25 PM
Great Article! I read your article. Thanks for sharing with us.

movers and packers's Gravatar
movers and packers
@ Jul 22, 2019 at 11:26 PM
Great Article! I read your article. Thanks for sharing with us.

movers and packers Delhi to Mumbai's Gravatar
movers and packers Delhi to Mumbai
@ Jul 22, 2019 at 11:29 PM
Great Article! I read your article. Thanks for sharing with us.

movers packers's Gravatar
movers packers
@ Jul 22, 2019 at 11:31 PM
Great Article! I read your article. Thanks for sharing with us.

Crazy Steroids South Africa's Gravatar
Crazy Steroids South Africa
@ Jul 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM
Wow, cool post. I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article... but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks.

Amazon Health Mart's Gravatar
Amazon Health Mart
@ Jul 30, 2019 at 4:52 AM
Long time prowler, first time analyst. A good deal obliged for the information! Good Healthy News

Freja's Gravatar
@ Aug 26, 2019 at 1:01 AM
Thank you so much for the post you do. I like your post and all you share with us is up to date and quite informative!

Crazy Bulk Philippines's Gravatar
Crazy Bulk Philippines
@ Sep 11, 2019 at 8:36 PM
I am a normal visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I’ll be a frequent visitor for a really long time.

Mannliche Potenz Schweiz's Gravatar
Mannliche Potenz Schweiz
@ Sep 25, 2019 at 5:59 AM
This is very interesting content! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your points and have come to the conclusion that you are right about many of them. You are great.

Viasil Ireland's Gravatar
Viasil Ireland
@ Oct 17, 2019 at 8:02 PM
It is astounding post, I am extremely awed of your post, its really valuable. Much obliged to you for sharing This article

Kaynan's Gravatar
@ Oct 23, 2019 at 6:55 PM
this is such a great article i have read today. for more fun i would like to share something good stuff for you all.

Testo Deutschland's Gravatar
Testo Deutschland
@ Oct 27, 2019 at 5:15 PM
this is a very great post and the way you express your all post details that is too good.

Viasil Österreich's Gravatar
Viasil Österreich
@ Nov 6, 2019 at 3:18 AM
Nice Post! Thanks for sharing this kind of information.keep doing good work.

TestoFuel Singapore's Gravatar
TestoFuel Singapore
@ Dec 6, 2019 at 8:30 PM
Always so interesting to visit your site.What a great info, thank you for sharing. this will help me so much in my learning

TestoGen Deutschland's Gravatar
TestoGen Deutschland
@ Dec 12, 2019 at 5:10 AM
Great post, just what I was looking for and I am looking forward to reading your other posts soon!

Bianca Andreescu updates's Gravatar
Bianca Andreescu updates
@ Dec 28, 2019 at 6:42 PM
You've made some decent points there. I looked on the net for more information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this website.

Commenting has been turned off.