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Romantic Elopements at Shady Acres    

Elopements at Shady Acres in Hanover, Virginia is a three-in-one elopement experience, including elopement location, a stay in our romantic bed and breakfast, and officiant services. Located a short drive North from Richmond, Virginia, and South from Washington DC, Elopements at Shady Acres offers couples a picturesque location in the Virginia countryside for an intimate, open-air wedding ceremony. Say your vows surrounded by beautiful roses in the Summer or Autumn leaves in the fall. Year-round, we welcome couples to our venue for elopements, vow renewals, and romantic getaways.

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Elopement Packages

Elopements at Shady Acres invite you to say your vows surrounded by the breathtaking Virginia countryside in a customized ceremony just for you and your special someone who truly matters most.


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About Us

Located a short drive from Richmond, Virginia and Washington, DC, Elopements at Shady Acres is known for our romantic elopements, vow renewals, and intimate Virginia weddings by couples throughout Virginia, across the Country and around the Globe.

About Us
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Country Elopement Wedding Destination    

Shady Acres has had the pleasure of hosting Couples from all corners of the United States and around the globe, including Texas, Vermont, Washington, and every state in between. Couples from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, England, and France have traveled to Shady Acres to propose, get married, celebrate their anniversary, or sneak away for a romantic getaway to rejuvenate their spiritual bond.


Gail did a wonderful job with our wedding on Saturday. The vows she chose (based on conversations with me) were perfect and she was always accessible and kept in constant communication as needed throughout the process. I cannot recommend her enough.

- Janet Maddox OBrien

Gail was lovely from start to finish! She spent a great deal of time talking to us during our initial phone consultation and provided very helpful information about what to do leading up to the wedding, what to expect the day of, as well as steps to follow after the wedding for name change, etc. The ceremony was beautiful and she is a true professional! It is clear she takes her role very seriously and I was incredibly grateful we found her for our wedding day!

- Happy Bride

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Contact Us

Call us at 804-994-5940 or contact us online using our online form below to reserve your elopement getaway.  

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