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DJ Stroud - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Charlottesville, VA, USA

DJ Stroud
2307 Wayne Ave, Charlottesville, VA, 22901, USA

Contact: Stroud

Serving: Mid-Atlantic
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Charlottesville, VA, USA. DJ Stroud has over a decade of experience DJing at clubs, raves, and dance parties and can bring that style to your wedding's dance floor. Stroud has had seven years of experience as a resident DJ in a gay dance club, has spun in other gay owned bars and restaurants, as well as at a handful of gay weddings to date. He has also worked at well over one hundred traditional wedding gigs.
USA, VA, Charlottesville - Gay Friendly

Rock Spring Congregational-UCC - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Arlington, VA, USA

Rock Spring Congregational-UCC
5010 Little Falls Rd., Arlington, VA, 22207, USA

Phone: 1 703 538-4886
Contact: Sarah Steel

Serving: Northern Virginia
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, Reception Hall only

Gay Wedding Event Location in Arlington, VA, USA. Rock Spring Congregational - UCC is an open & affirming christian church offering a welcoming environment for weddings and receptions.
USA, VA, Arlington - Gay Friendly

The Market at Grelen - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Somerset, VA, USA

The Market at Grelen
15091 Yager Rd, Somerset, VA, 22972, USA

Contact: Sarah Sargent

Serving: Central Virginia
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Charlottesville, VA, USA. Set on Grelen Nursery's gorgeous 600-acre tree nursery in Somerset, VA, The Market at Grelen Wedding/Event Venue boasts spectacular 360-degree views that include the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a magical place perfect for celebrating family, friends and new beginnings. The facility includes several event spaces including an expansive Stone Terrace, a Greenhouse filled with seasonal plants and succulents and a gorgeous expansive Berry Field complete with a furnished 4500 sq. ft. tent.
USA, VA, Charlottesville - Gay Friendly

Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Waynesboro, VA, USA

Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables
81 Livery Lane, Waynesboro, VA, 22980, USA

Contact: Craig Nargi

Serving: MId Atlantic
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Charlottesville, VA, USA. Hermitage Hill is a working horse farm that has been elegantly appointed to welcome guests for an inviting farm experience with resort like amenities. ,
USA, VA, Charlottesville - Gay Friendly

Hummingbird Inn - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Goshen, VA, USA

Hummingbird Inn
30 Wood Ln, Goshen, VA, 24439, USA

Phone: 1 540 997-9065
Toll Free: 1 800 397-3214
Fax: 1 540 997-0169
Contact: Patty or Dan Harrison

Serving: Mid-Atlantic States
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Event Location in Goshen, VA, USA. Experience warm country hospitality in a cozy, romantic setting with a visit to The Hummingbird Inn. This unique bed and breakfast calls the Virginia railroad town of Goshen home and offers a welcome blend of rustic charm and modern amenities. You'll delight in the relaxed atmosphere, where beautifully landscaped grounds beckon you for a stroll and quaint wraparound porches invite you to take a load off and listen to nearby Mill Creek's soothing whisper.
USA, VA, Goshen - Gay Friendly

Wedding Chapel at The Magnolia House Inn - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Hampton, VA, USA

Wedding Chapel at The Magnolia House Inn
232 S. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA, 23669, USA

Phone: 1 757 722-2888
Contact: Joyce Blair

Serving: Hampton Roads, Virginia
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Hampton, VA, USA. The Wedding Chapel is centrally located between Virginia Beach & Williamsburg, near the Chesapeake Bay. Small intimate ceremonies, with up to 20 guests, or elopements are accommodated. Located in the Historic Magnolia House Inn, circa 1885, with original Queen Anne Victorian architecture, this venue is perfect for wedding photography. Rates are very affordable, no discounts are needed. Certified, non-denominational wedding officiants perform off-site ceremonies, as well.
USA, VA, Hampton - Gay Friendly

Briar Patch B&B - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Middleburg, VA, USA

Briar Patch B&B
23130 Briar Patch Lane, Middleburg, VA, 20117, USA

Phone: 1 703 327-5911
Toll Free: 1 866 327-5911
Fax: 1 703 327-5933
Contact: Ellen Goldberg

Serving: Washington DC area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Middleburg, VA, USA. Make your wedding a historic event at Briar Patch, a historic farm (c. 1805) on 47 rolling acres with majestic mountain views in Middleburg -- the heart of Virginia horse, wine, & antiques country. Located just 45 minutes from Washington, DC and 20 mintues from Dulles Airport. When you enter our world, you leave the stress behind.
USA, VA, Middleburg - Gay Friendly

Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Orange, VA, USA

Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
236 Caroline St., Orange, VA, 22960, USA

Phone: 1 540 661-0430
Fax: 1 540 693-2042
Contact: Kathleen Ayers

Serving: Central Virginia
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Orange, VA, USA. With its Southern charm and historical background, Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast has become the premier wedding venue in Charlottesville's wine country. It is ideal for a small, intimate gathering or a grand affair with up to 200 guests.
USA, VA, Orange - Gay Friendly

Art Works - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Richmond, VA, USA

Art Works
320 Hull St. , Richmond, VA, 23224, USA

Phone: 1 804 291-1400
Fax: 1 804 291-1466
Contact: Glenda, Paula, Jessie

Serving: Central Virginia
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, Gallery Rental Only.

Gay Wedding Event Location in Richmond, VA, USA. Looking for something different? Art Works is the perfect venue to take your wedding beyond the ordinary. Art Works is a full-time art gallery with working artist studios located in the hip Manchester district of downtown Richmond. Our unique facility offers an atmosphere of class, beauty, and fun for your reception without a lot of effort! We have three elegant event halls accommodating 30 to 300 people.
USA, VA, Richmond - Gay Friendly

The Valentine - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Richmond, VA, USA

The Valentine
1015 East Clay St., Richmond, VA, 23219, USA

Phone: 1 804 649-0711
Fax: 1 804 643-3510
Contact: Domenick Casuccio

Serving: Greater Richmond
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Richmond, VA, USA. Let your story begin with us! Choose between indoor and outdoor areas, start and end times, a range of pricing, and caterers from our preferred list. We offer spaces appropriate for both ceremony and reception. We also are a wonderful location for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and engagement parties. Our capacity for receptions is 150; for a seated dinner, it is 75. Rental fees vary based on event requirements.
USA, VA, Richmond - Gay Friendly

The Bankuet Place - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Richmond, VA, USA

The Bankuet Place
1129 Hull St, Richmond, VA, 23224, USA

Contact: Laura Bryant

Serving: Richmond Metro Area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Richmond, VA, USA. Unique, urban event venue for ceremonies, receptions, birthdays, fundraisers, galas and corporate events. Full commercial kitchen, furniture included, private parking, and ten hour rental. Seats 80, 125 standing capacity. All are welcome! Call or email for availability and a no-commitment tour!
USA, VA, Richmond - Gay Friendly

Golden Horseshoe Inn - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Stanardsville, VA, USA

Golden Horseshoe Inn
9 Golden Horseshoe Rd., Stanardsville, VA, 22973, USA

Phone: 1 434 566-2555
Contact: Heather Tusing

Serving: Central Virginia
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Stanardsville, VA, USA. A charming and historic venue located in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. We specialize in elopements and all inclusive intimate weddings. Our on site wedding planner will take care of every detail and help you bring the day of your dreams to life.
USA, VA, Stanardsville - Gay Friendly

Mallardee Events and Retreat - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Williamsburg, VA, USA

Mallardee Events and Retreat
3703 Brick Bat Rd, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, USA

Phone: 1 757 784-7677
Contact: Kelly Supplee

Serving: Williamsburg, VA
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Event Location in Williamsburg, VA, USA. 56 acre retreat which began as a small farm and hunting lodge. It's unmarked lane, lined with crape myrtles brings you to a tall oak grove covering an English garden suitable for a memorable occasion. A large patio behind the home overlooks a 7 acre pond, also perfect for any intimate event.
USA, VA, Williamsburg - Gay Friendly

Chocolate Chick Fountain Rentals - Gay FriendlyFood & Beverage in Herndon, VA, USA

Chocolate Chick Fountain Rentals
P.O. Box 1046, Herndon, VA, 20172, USA

Phone: 1 703 627-2294
Contact: Hilary Bradley

Serving: Metro DC Area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Food & Beverage in McLean, VA, USA. The Chocolate Chick rents chocolate fountains in the Washington, DC metro area for all social and corporate events including weddings, showers, school functions, company functions, meetings, open houses, Mitzvahs, reunions, teacher appreciation, and happy hour. Guests of all ages are sure to be captivated by the sight of melting chocolate cascading beautifully down the fountain. Dipping strawberries, pretzels, marshmallows or cream puffs into the chocolate fountain is not only scrumptious; it's entertaining as well!
USA, VA, McLean - Gay Friendly

Makeup by Ravishing - Gay FriendlyHair / Beauty in Roanoke, VA, USA

Makeup by Ravishing
Roanoke, VA, 24015, USA

Contact: Amanda McCoy

Serving: All areas
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Hair / Beauty in Roanoke, VA, USA. Ravishing is an on-site professional makeup service serving all of Virginia. Ravishing also travels in other states such as NC, SC, WV, MD and more! We specialize in a high-end, stress-free experience. For more information visit our website or contact us for pricing.
USA, VA, Roanoke - Gay Friendly

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm - Gay FriendlyHoneymoon Lodging in Dyke, VA, USA

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm
PO Box 52, Dyke, VA, 22935, USA

Phone: 1 434 985-7129
Toll Free: 1 866 709-9292
Fax: 1 434 985-3594
Contact: Chuck Swinney

Serving: Central Va Washington
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in Dyke, VA, USA. 4 secluded, fully equipped cottage for 2 in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.No TV, phone; fireplace, fully equipped kitchens, 2 person jacuzzi tubs
USA, VA, Dyke - Gay Friendly

Northern Virginia Weddings - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Bowie, MD, USA

Northern Virginia Weddings
4722 Morning Glory Trail, Bowie, MD, 20720, USA

Phone: 1 202 253-3629
Contact: Starlene Joyner Burns

Serving: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax
Purple Unions Disc: $25, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, Large events only

Gay Wedding Officiants in Arlington, VA, USA. Standing on the right side of history is easy once the fight for equality is over. I am Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns, and I have been officiating same gender loving ceremonies since 2004. If you want a minister who stood on the right side of history, call me. I am compassionate, caring, open, and ready to help you have a memorable spiritual, non-religious, or religious ceremony. Serving Northern VA and 50 miles beyond.
USA, VA, Arlington - Gay Friendly

Creative Ceremonies by Virginia Moore - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Charlottesville, VA, USA

Creative Ceremonies by Virginia Moore
434 Alwood Ln, Charlottesville, VA, 22901, USA

Phone: 1 434 245-5224
Contact: Virginia Moore

Serving: Central VA, Valley
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, Weekdays

Gay Wedding Officiants in Charlottesville, VA, USA. You have found the person with whom you want to share your life, and you deserve not just a legal ceremony, but one that is meaningful and memorable. To achieve this goal I treat your ceremony like the marriage of two souls that it is. I provide you with example readings, rituals and vows, and I help you create your own special ceremony. Instead of a sermon, I write about you and your relationship.
USA, VA, Charlottesville - Gay Friendly

Rev. Adelle's Weddings - Gay OwnedOfficiants in Newport News, VA, USA

Rev. Adelle's Weddings
206 N. Willow Ct, Newport News, VA, 23608, USA

Contact: Adelle Barr

Serving: Norfork to Richmond
Purple Unions Disc:

Gay Wedding Officiants in Hampton Roads, VA, USA. Ordained clergy I have performed many ceremonies in various locations. On the beach, in a backyard, a venue, wherever you want. I am a Christian and so my ceremonies are Christian based. I have three ceremonies to choose from. You may also mix portions or add you own ideas. Special readings, traditions, whatever you like. I can also help you write your own special ceremony. I offer programs and a special certificate suitable for framing.
USA, VA, Hampton Roads - Gay Owned

Unique & Handcrafted Ceremonies - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in North Chesterfield, VA, USA

Unique & Handcrafted Ceremonies
10109 Iron Mill Rd, North Chesterfield, VA, 23235, USA

Phone: 1 804 389-7531
Contact: Deborah D. Lynch

Serving: Richmond, VA
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Richmond, VA, USA. Unique & Handcrafted Ceremonies provides the finest *personalized* wedding ceremonies, top-reviewed by brides and grooms since 1998. From your first consultation through your final preparations, you will craft the ceremony that celebrates your unique love story. Select rituals, prayers, readings, music or other significant elements to create a memorable sacred or secular ceremony, after which you will say, "That was exactly what I wanted!"
USA, VA, Richmond - Gay Friendly

PhyllisWithJoy - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Richmond, VA, USA

3108 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA, 23221, USA

Contact: Rev. Phyllis Ann Min

Serving: Richmond, VA aArea
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Richmond, VA, USA. Non-denonminational wedding officiant serving the Richmond, VA and surrounding areas. Let's plan together your personalized and meaningful ceremony. All faiths, beliefs, lifestyles, customs and loving hearts welcomed! It is a joy to bring you a heartfelt ceremony! Blessings.
USA, VA, Richmond - Gay Friendly

Will Kerner Photography - Gay FriendlyPhotography / Videography in Charlottesville, VA, USA

Will Kerner Photography
1620 E. Market St., Charlottesville, VA, 22902, USA

Contact: Will

Serving: Central Virginia, Charlottesville
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Charlottesville, VA, USA. For over 20 years I have offered creative, personalized, documentary style coverage of weddings. I work closely with each couple to ensure that I create a lasting portfolio of images which tell the story of your day. I will strive to create a package that fulfills your wishes within your budget.
USA, VA, Charlottesville - Gay Friendly

Allegra's Studio - Gay FriendlyPhotography / Videography in Lynchburg, VA, USA

Allegra's Studio
P O Box 3497, Lynchburg, VA, 24503, USA

Contact: Allegra

Serving: Lynchburg Roanoke Charlottesville
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Lynchburg, VA, USA. We love love in all forms!
USA, VA, Lynchburg - Gay Friendly

Chris Bavaria Photography - Gay FriendlyPhotography / Videography in Richmond, VA, USA

Chris Bavaria Photography
2509 Seminary Ave, Richmond, VA, 17050, USA

Contact: Chris

Serving: Virginia, Maryland DC
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Richmond, VA, USA. Chris Bavaria is a photojournalist that takes that documentary style and journalistic approach to capture the decisive moments during your special day. Fun & quirky couples please get in touch so we can work out a specific package that meets your needs and budget for your wedding!
USA, VA, Richmond - Gay Friendly

Cherry Blossom Weddings, LLC - Gay FriendlyPlanners in Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Cherry Blossom Weddings, LLC
3436 Daisy Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA, 23453, USA

Phone: 1 757 228-5494
Contact: Crystal Beng

Serving: Hampton Roads
Purple Unions Disc: 25%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Planners in Virginia Beach, VA, USA. You finally found the one - congrats! Let Cherry Blossom Weddings tackle your to-do list so you can relax and enjoy all the fun stuff. We specialize in day-of coordination, partial planning, full service planning, and LGBT weddings in the Hampton Roads area. Learn more about our packages on our website or simply give us a call. Cheers!
USA, VA, Virginia Beach - Gay Friendly

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Marriage equality arrived in Virginia on October 6th, 2014, when the US Supreme Court refused tohear the state's marriage equality case. After the change, Governor Terry McAuliffe extended adoption rights to married same sex couples.

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Marriage Equality Updates: Virginia

Oct 7th, 2014

We're running down some of the updates in the aftermath of the shocking Supreme Court decision to turn down all the pending marriage equality cases. Next, Virginia. Virginia was also one of the five states with a case before the Supreme Court. And just like in 1967, when the Loving v. Virginia case struck down "mixed race" marriage bans, the state has... read_more

Teen Beaten By Bullies Charged With Assault

Oct 4th, 2014

A high school student has been charged with assault after being beaten and called "faggot" by a group of other boys. Queerty reports:

A 14-year-old Virginia boy has been charged with two counts of assault for fighting back against a group of at least four relentless high school bullies, a losing battle that left him brutally beaten and hospitalized for... read_more

Which Marriage Equality Case Will the Supreme Court Take (If Any)?

Aug 23rd, 2014

This past month, lawyers from Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider reviewing three federal appellate court decisions that struck down the states' respective bans on same-sex marriage. If the Supreme Court chooses not to hear the cases, then the appellate courts' decisions will stand, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the states that fall within the... read_more

Virginia Marriage Equality Blocked by US Supreme Court

Aug 21st, 2014

The US Supreme Court stepped in and extended the stay on same-sex weddings in Virginia yesterday. The Washington Blade reports:

Without explanation, the court announced in a single-page order it has stayed the ruling by the U.S. Fourth Circuit of Appeals in Schaefer v. Bostic, which affirmed Virginia's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Although Chief Justice John Roberts is... read_more

Virginia Marriage Equality Updates

Aug 19th, 2014

Virginia marriage equality took some twists and turns today. First off, the ACLU is asking the US Supreme Court to allow weddings to go ahead later this week. SDGLN reports:

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Virginia and Lambda Legal today will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the motion filed Thursday by Prince William County Clerk Michele McQuigg... read_more

US Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Sets Monday Deadline in Virginia Case

Aug 16th, 2014

US Supreme Court Justice John Roberts gave attorneys for the plaintiffs in the Virginia marriage equality case until Monday to reply to a request to stay same sex weddings in the state pending appeal. LGBTQ Nation reports:

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has set deadline of Monday at 5 p.m. EDT for attorneys representing two same-sex couples to... read_more

Virginia Marriage Equality Stay Could End Monday

Aug 14th, 2014

The Fourth Circuit said it will no longer delay its Virginia marriage equality ruling. LGBTQ Nation reports:

A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban, which means that same-sex couples could begin marrying in the state as early as next week. The state would also need to start recognizing marriages from out... read_more

Virginia Marriage Equality Case Appealed to US Supreme Court

Aug 9th, 2014

The Virginia marriage equality case is the third to officially be appealed to the US Supreme Court. The Washington Blade reports:

Virginia Attorney Mark Herring on Friday petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging the state's constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. "Virginia's ban, quite simply, denies gay people the equal... read_more

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