Have a Destination Wedding Close to Home!

Explore Park offers flexible wedding packages that can include the charm of a historic church, the beauty of rustic chic outdoor venues or both! Let your creativity run wild with nature as you plan your ceremony and reception in a multitude of unique settings. Explore Park has that something old and something new that you have been looking for to make your day special!

  • Historic church, garden or rustic meadow ceremony and beautiful reception venue options
  • Competitive pricing
  • Use ANY catering service or wedding planner
  • Tables and chairs included with all indoor rentals
  • Alcohol permitted with proper permit
  • Ample parking
  • See what people are saying about Explore Park
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Explore Park Indoor Venues

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Mount Union Church:

Historic Mount Union Church, originally located in Botetourt County’s Haymaker district, is a reconstructed 1880’s Greek Revival style facility. The church features beautiful dark wood pews, a raised platform alter with arch, and lovely wood flooring. A restroom is located at the rear of the church as well as a bridal dressing room. The church features an efficient heating and air conditioning system for your comfort. In addition, there is a doorway at the rear of the church to accommodate brides walking down the aisle.

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Arthur Taubman Center

The Arthur Taubman Center boasts two full floor options for ceremony, reception and entertainment. Both floors are accessible and feature delightful details such as a fireplace, large walkout deck and wooden bar. 

Main Level
The main level features a large central room with a fireplace, built-in wooden bar, and a spacious windowed walk-through area that leads to the inviting outdoor deck with views of the parks natural surroundings. Off the central room is an additional room as well as bathrooms located on this level.  


Upper Level
The upper level of The Arthur Taubman Center features bride and groom dressing rooms plus an additional room that can be used for a multitude of purposes! Two additional bathrooms are located on the upper level. 


Mount Union Church or the Arthur Taubman Center rent for $1,400 for a ten-hour period.

SAVE when you rent both facilities for $2,400. Use includes the afternoon prior to your wedding through noon the day after.

Amenities Include:

  • Use ANY catering service or wedding planner
  • Tables and chairs for the Arthur Taubman Center are available for your use at no additional charge
  • Alcohol permitted with proper permit
  • Craft Beer and Cider must be purchased from on-site vendor, Twin Creeks Brewpub at Explore Park.
  • Ample parking
  • Use of outside trash receptacles / dumpster on site for waste disposal

Explore Park Outdoor Venues

Explore Park’s natural beauty lends itself to a wide variety of outdoor wedding and reception options. The Brugh Tavern Lawn is perfect for a tented event and the Butterfly Garden with Pergola Arbor is an intimate and lovely spot. More expansive meadow areas include the Hofauger House Historical Meadows featuring rustic, historical buildings and the Houtz Barn Field featuring a German double crib bank barn and a historical 1800’s blacksmith shop. 

Explore Park outdoor venues rent for a $800 fee and can be combined with the use of the Arthur Taubman Center (above).



Special Events Coordinator, Wendi Schultz
(540) 777-6326
Email Wendi Schultz
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