TIM & MORGAN | MARRIOTT RANCH, VIRGINIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
From Stephanie Messick...
"Where do I begin … Over two years ago, Morgan initially reached out to me regarding her spring 2018 wedding. It was pretty far out, but we immediately hit it off with our love for wedding venues with mountain views! Hence why they ultimately chose Marriott Ranch. ;) Little did I know that our initial connection would blossom into something much more than just a business friendship! Since then, we have gotten together many times for winery dates, dinner parties, horse races and...(read more)
Enjoy a five course gourmet dinner paired with select wines from Linden Vineyards at our stately James Marshall Manor House. A Vineyard Representative will be on hand to discuss their wine making process and wine pairings. Your winter Virginia getaway awaits at Marriott Ranch. Call 540-364-2627 for reservations.
Treat your Valentine to a Romantic Weekend
Your romantic Virginia getway awaits at Marriott Ranch. Enjoy Champagne and Chocolates delivered to your room upon arrival Friday evening. Sip on a glass of wine by a roaring fire, the perfect way to unwind and rekindle the flame with your loved one. Enjoy a hearty country breakfast on Saturday before heading out for a day of wine tasting at near by Desert Rose, Rappahannock Cellars, Phillip Carter and Linden Vineyards. A gourmet picnic basket is included to take with you or enjoy before a guided horseback ride at our trail barn.Watch the sun set from our front porch as you and your guest get ready enjoy a gourmet four course dinner paired with local Virginia Wines in The James Marshall Manor House. Enjoy a two night stay in a beautiful, Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain setting in the heart of Virginia Wine and Horse Country at Marriott Ranch
Beef Bourguignon Soup
A delicious and hearty soup with the same ingredients as the classic French Beef Bourguignon.
Serves: Serves 12
Loss of a Hume Legend
Today we celebrate the life of a friend, neighbor, legendary huntsman and life long Hume, Virginia resident, Melvin Poe. He has been a strong figure in our horse and fox hunting community since the 1940's.
I had spoken with Mr. Poe a few times over the years and there was always something to learn with each conversation. You were quick to learn about Hume in the old days and if you weren't a fox hunter you would soon want to be. He never met a stranger and enjoyed telling fox hunting stories when not hunting himself.
Our thoughts are with his family and community at this difficult time.
This week the Marriott Ranch Staff is preparing to cater at one of oldest traditions in Virginia Horse Country. The Virginia Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia is the site host for the series of Steeplechase Races this Saturday, May 3rd. An estimated guest attendance of 50,000 line the Member's Hill, North and South Rail areas as they cheer on their favorite horse and rider while enjoying food and beverages prepared by our team at various tent locations.
I've always been fascinated with old barns, especially red ones. My childhood days were spent on my grandfather's farm making hay and doing all the chores that came with farm living. There was a huge red barn that served as a riding stable located on highly traveled country road.
Marriott Ranch's Country-Elegant Weddings 101:
by: Stephanie Thimons
Many brides come to Marriott Ranch with an idea of a rustic country Virginia Wedding. I thought this guide might be beneficial for those looking to celebrate their special day in the country. This quick how-to guide will give you helpful tips on how to achieve the perfect rustic wedding.
Fairfield Farm (Marriott Ranch) Thanksgiving from Bill Marriott
We are proud to maintain Mr. Marriott's legacy and Thanksgiving tradition at Marriott Ranch formerly Fairfield Farm.
Click on Bill Marriott's blog below to see why Thanksgiving at the farm is so special to their family!
Thanksgiving at Fairfield Farm - Bill Marriott - Click to read
Jenn and Jason Mowery's Marriott Ranch Wedding was one of the many beautiful weddings we have hosted. They combined the traditional wedding style with a touch of classic, Virginia Country on their wedding day in Hume, Virginia