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. There is also a three bedroom Airbnb cottage available to stay on-site (ask for details)!

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.
  • +$199 for an extended 20 minute photo session with digital files included.
  • +$299 for a 4K video recording of your ceremony with professional audio edited to include title screen. 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.
  • 3 bedroom Airbnb cottage available to stay on-site (Ask for details and additional pricing. No pets or children under 6 years old.)
  • 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. 


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Felicia W.

Aaron was absolutely wonderful through our entire elopement process. The ceremony with paperwork was quick and well explained. Then we did the small photo session and absolutely love the way the pictures came out. Would highly recommend his services!

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Sarah L.

Huge thank you to Aaron for making our elopement exactly what we wanted it to be! I was looking for something cost effective, intimate, and I really wanted professional pictures. I reached out to Aaron and got prompt professional responses and we were able to pick our date. He sent incredibly helpful information, outlining everything we might need to know for our big day. When we arrived to the property, it was gorgeous and Aaron had such a kind, calm, and professional attitude. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted it to be and we paid extra for the photo shoot. He coached us through the entire thing and we both agreed that these are the best pictures that have ever been taken of us. Our family and friends love them. Thank you, Aaron!

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Mary F.

Aaron was so easy to work with! He even officiated for us last minute to accommodate our busy schedule. Our ceremony as short and sweet, and the pictures he sent us were beautiful! He poses you, so you don’t have to worry about anything when it comes to being in front of the camera.

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Shannon C.

Best decision we made was to elope! Using Aaron made it very smooth and stress free. Our pictures are wonderful!!! He is good at what he does. Call now! You will not be disappointed.

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Michael M.

Extremely happy with the experience and the photos! Aaron was very easy to work with, we never felt rushed. The photos are great, and the venue was beautiful for nature lovers like ourselves. Aaron has our highest recommendation!

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Sarah B.

Me and my husband give Aaron five stars!!! Our wedding/elopement day went so smoothly. No stress, no headache, and no anxiety at all. Aaron made it absolutely a breeze. He is so informative and keeps in touch through the whole process and explains everything so well with lots of details. He’s just a down to earth country man doing what he does best! Not to mention our pictures came out breathtaking. Thanks again Aaron!!!! We appreciate you!!!

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Tara C.

I wish I could give Aaron ten stars, as five stars are not nearly enough to measure our experience! Aaron is a consummate professional and made the entire process, from my first inquiry email to receipt of the photos absolutely seamless! We opted for the Woodland package, so Aaron’s beautiful property was the perfect backdrop for our perfect day. Our pictures are stunning and will elicit loving memories for years to come.

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Caitlin O.

I highly recommend working with Aaron to organize your elopement and photo shoot! We approached Aaron with a last-minute elopement request and he was very responsive and helpful in answering questions and prepping us with the next steps. We arrived at his home and held a wonderful, private ceremony (including one of his cats who joined as a witness). Aaron took great care taking our photos, sent off our marriage certificate promptly, and delivered the digital prints within days. Everything went smoothly and we especially enjoyed meeting Piggins and Banks the pigs!

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Charlie H.

Aaron Riddle was exactly the right guy for our wedding. He made us all very comfortable on a day our nerves were on high, had us laughing and having a great time, even Zoe the wedding cat joined in. The little touches like our names on the board as we arrived were super sweet. I got the feeling that he wanted our wedding to be perfect as much as we did. The landscape was beautiful, the pictures were perfect and he was super helpful and friendly throughout the entire process. All I can say is well done sir and thank you! I would definitely recommend Aaron to anyone that wants the perfect wedding.

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Alli P.

My (now) Husband and I were looking for a quiet intimate place to elope and all I can say is Aaron’s services were above and beyond what we wished for! We went for the Woodland Package and extended photo session and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Aaron is so professional and kind, we immediately felt so taken care of. Thank you so much, Aaron, for making our day feel so special! Highly recommend!!!

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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!

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.

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