Melrose Caverns Wedding and Event Venue

Melrose Caverns

Event Venue & Historic Civil War Caverns Tours

Since 1929

This beautiful, rustic venue is a perfect spot for your wedding, celebration or special event. Melrose is recognized by both the Virginia Landmark Register and National Register of Historic Places, as a place of unique historic value. Melrose is located in the middle of a large farm and has that unbeatable combination of beauty and history which makes it a memorable backdrop for your wedding or special event. We now have air condition and heat for year round enjoyment. We are open by appointment only.


Come take a tour with us!

Walk through the very places where the soldiers lived, ate and slept.  You’ll see where they stored their provisions and how they moved  them up and down between the caverns and the surface.

You’ll see beautiful rock formations, but more importantly, over 100 names and drawings that were etched or written by the soldiers themselves.

Do your day the Melrose way!

Our unique venue offers the perfect blend of rustic and modern. With multiple ceremony sites and a climate controlled lodge for receptions, you’ll be happy you chose us for your special day!



Everything you need for your special day!

  • Bridal Room

  • His and Hers Restrooms

  • Climate Controlled Venue

  • Exclusive use for Friday and Saturday


Want to  check out the venue?

We would love to show you around the lodge and surrounding farm to give you an idea of our beautiful location and venue.


Melrose is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia and is near James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College. We are less than 2 hours from Washington, DC and an hour from Charlottesville, Virginia. Come have your wedding or special event with us!


We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding! The compliments were endless, and our photos are gorgeous with Melrose Caverns as our setting.

- L. Hermann

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We loved that Melrose really allows you to make your wedding your own. It felt very personal and intimate. We got to choose and customize everything without having to compromise our own style.

- Mila Litchfield Wooldridge

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I loved Melrose and I would suggest it to anyone looking for a wedding venue. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Old, rustic, beautiful! Thank you so much!

- Jessi Seekford