Located in scenic Palmyra, Virginia, the Barns at Layz S Ranch is a family-owned and -operated classic, rustic wedding venue. With over 300 acres of working farmland as our backdrop, couples can host their wedding ceremony, reception, or elopement, as well as their bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner at the facility. The potential settings are endless with both indoor and outdoor event spaces, featuring a wooden wedding arbor, an expansive patio, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Picturesque photos can be taken next to the pond and wooden bridge, with the rolling country hills providing a perfect backdrop.
Couples can host a gorgeous outside ceremony on the concrete patio, or opt for a covered pavilion ceremony. The pavilion is open on three sides to bring the beautiful scenery indoors, but the sides and barn-style doors can be closed in the event of inclement weather. Inside the pavilion, lighting is provided by lanterns and chandeliers, and a large hand-crafted fireplace takes spotlight, with rocks from the farm incorporated into its design. The outdoor patio is attached to the pavilion, creating an extra space that can be used for a ceremony, reception area, or dance floor. A second pavilion was completed in 2018 to provide reception space that is separate from the ceremony site, but within close proximity. This pavilion is completely enclosed and offers a gas fireplace as well as lanterns and chandeliers for lighting. As wedding guests arrive, wedding parties can use the bridal suite to get ready.
When couples choose to host their event at Layz S Ranch, they also gain access to our handcrafted farm tables and benches as well as chairs for ceremony seating. Parking attendants can help guests find parking on-site, and staff indoors can help set up and provide trash removal. The farm store can be used as a catering staging area or for bar service. We allow outside vendors, giving couples flexibility and budget-friendly options. We also have permanent restroom facilities for ease and comfort despite the country setting.
The Layz S Ranch is part of Fluvanna County in central Virginia. It is located about 15 miles southwest of Charlottesville and Monticello, historic home of founding father and President Thomas Jefferson.