The Woodland Package

A special elopement / intimate wedding package offered to couples looking for a private ceremony in the quiet woods.


A Private Elopement / Small Wedding Option for Couples

The Woodland Package is a special option I offer to couples looking for guaranteed privacy for their elopement ceremony held at my private 17-acre residence in Cross Junction, VA (only 20 minutes north of Winchester). My property is easily accessible from a major highway and features a large yard with a rustic farm fence and white archway as a setting for your wedding, plus tons of options for scenic photos including wooded locations, a mountain view, and a traditional red horse barn (with two horses!)…all of which are great choices for those looking to get married away from public view in a quiet outdoor setting. It is also home to my nonprofit organization, Piggins and Banks Pig and Animal Sanctuary, which provides a forever loving home to abandoned, abused, and neglected pigs.

The Woodland Package ($299*) includes:

  • Wedding officiant / celebrant service at my private 17-acre home
  • Marriage license filed with the courthouse next business day
  • Commemorative wedding certificate
  • 2-3 portrait photographs taken immediately after the ceremony with high resolution edited digital files provided via download link
  • Private online photo gallery with print ordering option to share with family and friends
  • +$149 for an extended 20 minute photo session with digital files included
  • +$249 for a professional, multi-angle video of your ceremony edited to include title screen and transitions showing different views during vow exchange, professional top-grade microphone used to obtain clear sound, and final edited video file provided via download within 5-7 business days
  • +$15 (tax deductible donation to my nonprofit organization Piggins and Banks Pig and Animal Sanctuary) to meet Mary Piggins or Mr. Banks, my certified therapy pet pigs. Learn about pigs, feed them treats, and give them pets during a short educational session.
  • +$30 if married with a license from another county in Virginia
  • NO GUEST POLICY: As this package takes place at my private residence, only the couple and children can be accommodated. No other guests are allowed to attend.
  • PETS WELCOME: Couples are welcome to bring their pets as long as they remain on a leash (my property is not fenced in and is frequented by deer and other wild animals).
  • Same day wedding service available!
  • * Weekday rate only. For evening, weekend, and holiday rates, please contact me.


Please note this is an OUTDOOR ONLY venue with no indoor access or restroom facilities. 


couple holding hands

Abigail B.

I was so excited when I found Aaron and what he offered because this was not easy to find in Richmond. We took a chance and drove 3 hours and it was well worth it!! From the start of the process, Aaron was organized, informative and patient when answering my questions. My husband and I eloped in September and it was absolutely PERFECT. Aaron was super nice, his property was beautiful! All around a great experience. I’d say if your looking to elope go to Aaron and get the Woodland Package (private elopement) I highly recommend!

married couple

Leigh Ann B.

Aaron Riddle was amazing! Very professional, passionate, patient and talented! We were wanting a small intimate ceremony and he delivered exceptional service. Very organized, great with communication and kind. Pictures turned out amazing. He deserves more than 5 stars!

family photo

Tiffany F.

My husband and I were browsing around online for wedding ideas when we came across Aarons website. We knew we wanted something small but I still wanted to feel like a bride. When we saw the Woodland package, we were sold! When I contacted Aaron for more information, he was so responsive and helpful. We were able to get our wedding scheduled on the date we wanted. We added extra pictures to our package and the chance to meet his pigs and we were so glad that we did. Our pictures turned out AMAZING! The whole experience was perfect. I wouldn’t change one thing about our big day, we had a blast!

couple married

Amanda T.

Aaron went above and beyond. We opted for the woodland package with extended photoshoot and we were beyond thrilled at how easy the process was. He was so kind and professional the whole time. The area was absolutely beautiful. I was originally so stressed about the day, but the second we stepped out on the property, it all washed away. I will forever recommend him to everyone looking to elope or have a private ceremony. 10/10!

couple with pig

Frances S.

Aaron was absolutely wonderful and made everything so relaxed and easy. We had so much fun, and wouldn’t change a thing. It was very cool to meet Mr. Banks (one of his pet pigs)! The photographs turned out lovely, and we are so, so grateful for everything.

couple holding hands

Grace N.

I could not be happier. My husband and I decided on a weekend wedding at Aaron’s home followed by a 20 minute photography session. We were both blown away of how beautiful and intimate the service was (just how I envisioned). What I appreciated the most was the vow exchanging. We decided to write our own vows and Aaron didn’t put a time or word limit. He allowed us to be in our moment. His pictures… BEAUTIFUL!!! He’s professional and personable and responsive. For those who live a little further away thinking about the drive… DON’T! His services are well worth it and speaks for itself. Look no further…please consider. Thank you again Aaron, for capturing our special moment!

married couple with pet pig

Lindsay J.

We had a great time! Aaron was very professional. Our service was quick and Aaron was very clear about what paperwork to bring and helped us through it. Neither of us are comfortable in front of a camera, but he is an excellent photographer and got some phenomenal shots. We toured the pig sanctuary afterward which made for a fabulous afternoon. Aaron is very knowledgeable about pigs and treats his animals with so much love and care. It was the best day ever. We would absolutely recommend his services!

groom and bride

Andrew N.

Aaron provided me and my wife an excellent experience. We were going to do a courthouse wedding but found Aaron’s website on google and had our wedding at his property. He was very communicative throughout the whole process and took excellent pictures. After everything he sent in the marriage license right away and we had our professional pictures within a couple days. I would 100% recommend Aaron!

groom and bride photo

Brittini M.

Since the moment I booked Aaron, he was extremely prepared and professional. This is something that goes a long way for me since I am the type of person who needs to have all the information before I do something. I always get nervous when having photos taken of me, because they never seem to come out right, but for the first time in a very long time I felt beautiful in my photos. I cannot thank Aaron enough! Ben and I are so happy we chose Aaron to officiate our special day.

couple holding hands

Jordan D.

Aaron’s elopement services were a complete God send for us! It was a beautiful, easy, experience and was EXACTLY what we were looking for. Aaron made the entire process easy, comfortable, and fun! Photos and video came out wonderfully and Aaron helped maintain stellar communication from start to finish! Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

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