September 12, 2020

Zion Springs - Hamilton, VA

September 12, 2020

Zion Springs - Hamilton, VA

Our Story


The Beginning

Our love story begins at the theatre as many of our stories do. It was 2014 and we were both technical theatre majors at James Madison University. We started as friends, but it turned into more as we worked together more closely in the electric shop, hanging out with mutual friends, and then during rides home from tech rehearsals during the fall opera of La Boehme. Then after some wonderful, meddling friends got us to actually talk about our feelings we went on a date.

Fast Forward...

Fast forward to five years later we graduated from school, each moved to the DC area, had three summers long distance, taken many road trips including driving back from Disney in hurricane evacuations and suddenly having to drive to Vermont for a wedding, and been able to work in theatre together. Tim proposed in May 2019 on a very warm but beautiful waterfront walk in Old Town Alexandria.

Covid Response

From Zion Springs Venue

Zion Springs is committed to taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as we closely monitor the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) globally and any potential impact it may have on our day-to-day operations and weekend events. In response to growing awareness and concern, our team continues to follow the precautionary guidelines of the CDC and other public health organizations, which include:

Increased signage outlining advisable precautions (e.g. frequent handwashing, safety recommendations, etc.)
Regular cleaning of high touch point areas such as stair railings, door handles, arm chairs, restroom surfaces, coffee pot handles, and doorknobs with CDC recommended products.
Regular cleaning and sanitizing of facility public spaces and rest rooms.
Adding additional hand sanitizer stations in various locations throughout the facility.
• Additional masks provided to guests if needed.

Providing a safe environment for our clients, visitors, guests and staff is our top priority. Through public health organizations such as, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) we are staying abreast of the latest updates and developments as they occur. We are also in close communication with our local public health and government officials to determine what additional safeguards may need to be implemented.

This is an evolving situation, and rest assured that any actions we take will be consistent with guidelines from these agencies.

From Allison & Tim

We are excited to be able to have our day with friends and family! We are following the state guidelines for private gatherings while also monitoring the situation as it changes across the country in order for everyone to feel safe and comfortable while in attendance. The venue has both indoor and outdoor spaces that allow for plenty of social distancing as needed. We will be implementing the following safety measures in addition to those already in place by Zion Springs in order to have a safe event.

  • Increased distance between rows of chairs for outside ceremony
  • Designated areas spaced 6ft apart for bar lines
  • All food will be handled exclusively by Zion Springs staff who will be masked and gloved
  • Socially distant table layout
  • Plated dinner
  • Single occupant capacity for all bathrooms
  • Dedicated cleaning attendant for all high-traffic areas including bathrooms
  • All large barn doors to climate controlled indoor spaces will be left open (weather permitting)
  • 50% of Zion Springs 250-person capacity
  • Mask use encouraged
  • Masks and Hand sanitizer provided

For those unable to attend, there will be a live stream of the ceremony and other events on our website. Please reach out with any questions or concerns if there is something not already addressed here.

We look forward to celebrating with everyone!



We have a couple hotel rooms blocked off at the below locations.

Clarion Hotel
117 Fort Evans Rd NE,
Leesburg, VA 20176
Clarion Hotel
20065 Lakeview Center Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147


Crate & Barrel

Wedding Party

Kate Poms

Frannie Dove

Emilie Hoefler

Lizzie Hodgdon

Jess Pullis

Tess Wagner

Jordan Dahmen

Chris Vittorio

Mark Strickland

Ricky Drummond

Jonathan Maag

Andy Dove

Wedding Timeline

Mixer: 4:30pm -- Ceremony: 5:30pm -- Dinner 7:10pm -- First Dance 8:10pm -- Cake Cutting 9:05pm -- Sparkler Send Off 10:35pm

Live Stream

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