Press Release - Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Press Release - Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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County of Prince George, Virginia


Jeffrey D. Stoke                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Interim County Administrator                                                                                                                                                                                Marlene J. Waymack, Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Donald R. Hunter, Vice Chair
Phone:       (804) 722-8600                                                                                                                                                                                           Floyd M. Brown, Jr.
Facsimile: (804) 732-3604                                                                                                                                                                                         Alan R. Carmichael
                                                                                                                                                                                                      T.J. Webb


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       

April 7, 2022

                                                                                                For further information contact:
                                                                                                Stacey English – (804) 722-8609


Prince George County to Hold Ribbon Cutting
for The Stodola, A Gathering Place


 Prince George, VA – Prince George County will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Stodola, A Gathering Place, on Thursday, April 14th at 5:15 p.m. This event will take place at 4620 Prince George Drive, Prince George, Virginia 23875.

The Stodola is a new locally-owned barn wedding/event venue in Prince George County. Owners, Don and Debby Vtipil have honed in on their Czech and Slovak heritage while reviving their 115-year-old family farm. Stodola means “barn” in Czech, and the venue stands on the Vtipil family farm that was established in 1907 when Don’s grandparents emigrated from Czechoslovakia. The family farm produced many crops over 75 years, including Concord grapes. The farm transferred hands to new owners over the years until Don and Debby purchased the 63-acre piece back in 2018.

The new construction barn is the centerpiece of the gathering place, complete with dressing rooms, restrooms, a bar area, and a catering prep area. Surrounding the barn are several outdoor locations for a wedding ceremony, including two unique grain bin gazebos. The Stodola can hold up to 200 guests and venue rentals include 25 tables and 300 chairs. There is ample onsite parking and the venue is handicap accessible.

“We are excited to welcome The Stodola to Prince George County,” says Chair Marlene J. Waymack of the Prince George County Board of Supervisors. “We applaud the Vtipils for investing in their hometown and bringing their family farm back to life. Prince George County is proud of our Czech-Slovak heritage, and it is great to see it on display.”

The Stodola is now booking weddings and events into 2023 and beyond. Please visit their website, or email them at for more information.