Thee Draper Village
One thing that sets us apart from other wedding venues is our variety of spaces to choose from for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception, bridal shower and groomsman retreats. From the iconic white Chapel to the whimsical Tea Garden, we offer enchanting spaces designed to accommodate all aspects of your celebration. Turn your special day into a full weekend getaway for all of your loved ones with New River Retreat’s selection of cozy, fully equipped vacation cabins.
Brunch at the Merc serves southern comfort, scratch-made fare for breakfast and lunch with house-roasted, Open Road Roastery, coffee. Located at the former Blue Door Cafe in the Draper Village.
Thee Draper Village is home to an eclectic array of specialty shoppes where you can explore local art, antiques, and find one-of-a-kind gifts. Take your time and browse through our four distinct shoppes to discover a unique find of your own.
Thee Draper Village is also home to Open Road Roastery – a small batch coffee roaster offering single origin beans and deliciously curated blends. Enjoy their coffee while dining at Brunch at the Merc or just come in for a pour over or french press.
Escape the business of your day and find solace in the Village’s enchanting Tea Garden where our gourmet teas and healthy herbal infusions soothe your mind and nurture body with every sip. Draper Blooms Tea Garden is where you can savor lovingly prepared offerings such as traditional teas, handcrafted herbal infusions, locally baked pastries, petit sandwiches and tempting snacks. Here you can also shop our carefully curated selection of teas and tea ware, home and garden décor and eclectic gifts.
Make your visit even more special by renting a vacation home on Claytor Lake, the New River, the New River State Trail or Blue Ridge Mountains. With vacation homes perfect for a romantic getaway to homes big enough for the whole family, New River Retreat offers great getaways close to Thee Draper Village.