A couple poses for a photo at Massanutten Resort, an all-inclusive wedding venue that can host every aspect of the wedding, from the ceremony to lodging. Guests can also enjoy amenities like hiking, golf, skiing and rappelling.

Those looking for a mountain retreat and wedding destination with great views will find that at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville. 

“We do have a beautiful venue here. It’s located at the top of the mountain,” said Matt Clements, wedding and catering specialist.

With a veranda for the ceremony, indoor cocktail hour and reception, and hotels “literally walking distance” away, Clements said the resort is an exciting and relaxing all-inclusive weekend getaway for couples and guests. The resort offers areas for the wedding party to get ready, and condos are also available for lodging, he said.

Weddings can accommodate about 150 people, and other activities like golf, hiking, rappelling, ziplining, rock-climbing and enjoying the resort’s indoor water park can keep guests entertained during their stay.

Describing the experience as a weekend adventure and wedding all in one, Clements said people love that the resort offers everything in one place.

Asked about the biggest perk of a resort wedding, he said, “I have to say it’s probably the convenience of having lodging there at their venue."

Massanutten sometimes hosts weddings for people who own timeshares at the resort and use their timeshare week to get married. Other times, he said, people who have visited the resort and loved it return to get married there.

Winter weddings are also available, said Clements, who was preparing for a February wedding recently.

Wedding packages start at $3,000.

For more information about Massanutten Resort, which is located 1822 Resort Drive, McGaheysville, call 540-289-9441 or visit

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