for a wedding
What makes us special...
GATHER is housed in an 1850’s general store and is imbued with the perfect ambiance and charm for a memorable event! We transform our space into a personalized backdrop for your rehearsal dinner, shower, or party. Our large downstairs can accommodate a sit down dinner for up to 50 or more casual cocktail fare for about 75, while our delightful patio, bedecked with bistro lights and bubbling fountain, provides additional space for outdoor pleasure or a larger reception and ceremony for up to 125 people. Our original 20 foot counter inside serves as the perfect buffet, while our kitchen makes catering a breeze. We also offer the rental of our charming fully-renovated property, Sheffield Cottage, next door. The cottage sleeps eight and is the perfect place for out of town guests, a wedding party looking for a relaxing place to get ready, or a getaway for the new couple after the festivities.
In your rental agreement:
❖ Use of our entire space, both inside and out. Inside includes both floors of our historic 1850’s building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a small kitchen upstairs for caterer’s use. There are also rooms upstairs that can be used for the wedding party to get ready before the event. Outside includes the use of our patio and open lawn and garden to accommodate an outdoor event. All spaces are for use “as is”. We transform all spaces from retail store to event ready.
❖ The use of up to eight 8’ (banquet size) farm tables plus one dessert table locally made out of reclaimed wood from sites around Virginia
❖ Our natural linen table runners, and glass tea lights for use on our farm tables.
❖ The use of our mismatched vintage dining chairs. There are two special Bride and Groom chairs bedecked with beautiful embroidered linen Mr. and Mrs. banners.
❖ An antique bar on wheels painted to match our original store counter
❖ All lighting, including our commercial grade bistro lights strung both inside and out, and our rustic chandeliers with battery operated remote controlled candles.
❖ Our glass glitter vintage style letters strung into a banner with the couple’s names together (or any other special word of phrase!) to hang in the doorway or outside.
❖ Beautiful oversized vintage basket with glitter lettered “gifts” banner for guests to leave their presents, and an oversized charming antique bird cage with glitter lettered “cards” banner to match.
❖ Antique linen/wood tufted settee as well as other occasional seating
❖ Custom hand lettered chalkboard menu for your reception food and a selection of antique silver trays to use for serving.
❖ Our 1953 Chevy parked out front to add to the vintage feel and serve as the perfect spot to snap some great photos! The truck also available to drive you and yours away from Gather after the event for an additional charge.
Options available for an additional charge to customize your special day:
❖ Catering will be up to you. We work very well with Cater2Events and highly recommend their services. They are able to create a custom menu to fit your unique taste and budget. You are also welcome to use another catering service of your choice.
❖ Mismatched vintage China and silverware for serving
❖ Hand lettered seating chart for your reception tables or ceremony seating
❖ Additional custom glitter letter signage to hang
❖ Hand written table numbers/names and place cards
❖ Our in house floral services from small table arrangements to large scale arrangements and bouquets beautifully done by Vessel & Stem
❖ Vessels for floral arrangements ie. vintage silver pieces, assorted glass bottles, etc.
❖ Tenting to use for an outdoor ceremony or reception
❖ Rental of Sheffield Cottage, based on availability.