Weddings & Rentals

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115, Explore Park offers the perfect natural setting for your next event.  This unique facility operated by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism features over 1,000 acres of rolling hills, pristine woodlands, hiking trails, river frontage and historical buildings. With convenient parkway access, ample parking and abundant natural beauty, Explore Park is ready to be Your Destination for Exploration. Stop by and see for yourself! 
Whether you’re looking for the beauty of an outdoor venue, or the charm of a historic church, Explore Park offers flexible wedding packages to make your dreams come true.

• Competitive pricing
Historic church or garden wedding options
• Use ANY catering service or wedding planner
• Charming indoor reception venues at Arthur Taubman Center or Visitor Center
• Use of tables and chairs included
• Ample parking
Facility Rental
Explore Park is also an ideal venue for family gatherings or corporate retreats, with both indoor and outdoor venues.

Arthur Taubman Center - This replica 18th century building is filled with historical charm and modern amenities. The main level reception hall holds over 200 guests.
Mountain Union Church- A reconstructed 1880’s Greek Revival style house of worship, this picturesque church accommodates up to 99 guests.
Parkway Visitors Center - This must-see parkway stop features arched wooden ceilings, an audiovisual room and museum.
Special Events
Throughout the year the park plays host to dozens of community events at our outdoor venues. Use our trails for bike races or trail runs. Take advantage of our grassy open spaces for music concerts or large group activities.

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