Virginia Tech Vows – Planning a Wedding Hokie- Style

Orange and maroon might not be your typical wedding colors but in the eyes of a diehard Hokie, there isn’t a more beautiful color combination. Planning a wedding at The Inn at Virginia Tech can be a wonderful way to combine the love for your future spouse with the enthusiasm for your alma mater. Whether you are college sweethearts or loyal fans, you can easily incorporate Hokie-style into your big day. 

Virginia Tech Hokies – Plan a Wedding to Remember


Your rehearsal dinner should be the kick-off for a fabulous wedding weekend. Having it at a location close to where the rehearsal takes place is beneficial and helps keep the party going! When thinking of the menu, try to make it something different from the wedding selection. While a relaxed, informal meal with the wedding party can help with pre-wedding day jitters, The Inn offers many options from casual, barbecue style to more formal plated dinners, all featuring tastes of Virginia and locally grown fare.


Why not honor your wedding party with gifts that truly commemorate your day and celebrate your personal style and love for the school? Matching Virginia Tech cufflinks are a great gift for the father of the bride and groom. Socks that show off your Hokie spirit are memorable and fun groomsmen gifts. And Hokie Bird accessories or water bottles are usable, fun gifts for the entire bridal party. 

weddings virginia tech hokies style


Planning a Hokie wedding that isn’t …. well, hokey … can be beautifully and tastefully done. The campus is stunning, offering several locations to take your vows. Even if you are showing off your alma mater, you can still keep the vibe of the day beautiful. 


Looking for a wedding venue that is Hokie-friendly? Look no further! While there are several on-campus options, The Inn’s Latham Ballroom is perfect for an inside wedding and/or reception and our Great Lawn is spectacular for outside ceremonies.


Although Hokie colors are orange and maroon, you may not want these to be your primary colors. Peach, navy blue, and a light, pale green are complementary colors that can be incorporated beautifully in your wedding scheme.


This is where you can really let your Hokie-spirit shine and invite others to as well! Hire the Marching Virginians, jump your way into the reception to Enter Sandman, and invite the Hokie Bird for a visit. The sky’s the limit! 


Guests always remember the food at weddings. Having a meal that connects the guests to Blacksburg and Virginia not only means you will have a delicious dinner, but you can also add an element of fun by posting notes and trivia about each regional dish on the tables – a great conversation starter that adds to a memorable occasion!


If the groom is a Hokie football fan, then a groom’s cake that replicates the football stadium could be a great addition to the dessert table. How about commemorating the lunch pail tradition of VT by displaying wedding cupcakes in a lunch box?


Sticking around Blacksburg for the honeymoon? The Inn at Virginia Tech offers a complimentary hotel room the night of the wedding for the bride and groom if the wedding and reception are held on-site as well as a special coupon for an anniversary stay that is good within the first year of marriage. Special hotel room rates for wedding guests who want to stay on campus are also an option, making planned or impromptu gatherings easy by having all your guests stay at the same place!

While in Blacksburg, schedule a campus tour to or take a self-guided tour and reminisce about the good old days while looking forward to what is to come. Explore the area and hit the golf course, spend a day fishing, take a hike on one of the many trails close by, or spend a romantic day at a local winery.

The Inn at Virginia Tech provides a dedicated wedding planner who can help you create a wedding that is more subdued or that is full-on Hokie spirit. Let us help you plan your perfect Hokie wedding.

Download our 2020 Wedding Trends Guide >>

You might also like