About Us

A once-in-a-lifetime event deserves an unforgettable locale.

You’ve been dreaming about this day for a long time – your wedding day. As you ponder the millions of details that go into planning your dream wedding, we invite you to consider the extraordinary opportunities available at Smith Mountain Lake.

Heralded as “Virginia’s cherished gem,” Smith Mountain Lake is ideally situated within the awesome natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Majestic mountains, breathtaking vistas, and sparkling blue waters create a stunning backdrop that is as magnificent as your love for each other. 


Boasting 500 miles of scenic shoreline amid a climate that is always pleasant, Smith Mountain Lake presents an idyllic setting for your big event at any time of year.  Whether you are planning a summer soiree at sunset or a winter wonderland wedding, Smith Mountain Lake is sure to bring memories that will last throughout the changing seasons of your life together.

The location you choose for your ceremony is a reflection of the two of you, and you want it to be the perfect place to express your love and commitment to one another.

You said "yes." Now say "I do" at Smith Mountain Lake.


Our Venues

Your special day deserves a special setting.  The Willard Companies offers two exquisite venues that appear to be taken right out of the pages of a fairy tale.

Whether you’re planning an outdoor wedding for 25 or a formal dinner reception for 250, we have the ideal setting to celebrate the joy of your Smith Mountain Lake wedding.  Our incredible selection of banquet facilities, gourmet cuisine, and stunning surroundings can accommodate everything from a romantic candlelit affair to a traditionally elegant event to a cutting-edge celebration.  Rest assured our team of experts will work hard to give you the wedding of your dreams — an event your guests will also talk about for years to come.

The Water’s Edge offers a unique location unlike any other. Picture the lovingly restored chapel on our emerald green golf course, paired with the cool blue waters of Smith Mountain Lake, and you have the makings of a masterpiece wedding.  Unparalleled lake and mountain views combine with 12 fluid miles of undisturbed coves and peninsulas to create a spectacular backdrop for any grand affair.  Indoors, the 28,000-square-foot clubhouse features a sophisticated interior of refined luxury and style. Contact The Water's Edge by calling 540.576.1556 or by email.

The Waterfront is peacefully situated within a private golf community where nature’s scenery provides a colorful palette for your signature event.  The elegantly appointed 22,000-square-foot clubhouse offers complete banquet facilities along with a state-of-the-art bar room lounge overlooking Hole 18. Contact The Waterfront by calling 540.721.2397 or by email.

Whatever it is that you envision one of the most memorable days of your life to be like, we can accomplish it here at one of The Willard Companies’ properties.  Let us help make your wedding dreams a reality.


Contact The Water's Edge

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The Water's Edge

Smith Mountain Lake

Located just a short distance from Roanoke and Lynchburg, Smith Mountain Lake is not only an ideal place for you and your special day – it offers a great getaway for your guests as well. Whatever your preference, be it an energetic hike along one of several mountain trails, a family picnic in the park, a challenging round of golf, canoeing, jet skiing, shopping, or even wine tasting, Smith Mountain Lake offers an extensive variety of fun activities for everyone.

Come discover an area steeped in history. Explore the birthplace of Booker T. Washington, born a slave, who became the most influential African-American of his era as an educator, adviser, author, and orator. Not far up the road is Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the President's lovingly restored personal retreat, 
situated amid 4,800 acres. Memorials commemorating Civil War battles as well as the World War II National D-Day Memorial can be found in the Smith Mountain Lake area. Particularly noteworthy is the Smith Mountain Dam Visitor Center, which offers a historical look into the creation of Smith Mountain Lake.

Visitors to the area will soon learn why Smith Mountain Lake is closer than you think when it comes to exploring nature, history, and urban attractions. Some of the more popular highlights that are just a short drive away include:

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