From Barns to Ballrooms: A Dozen of the Best Virginia Wedding Venues

Virginia is home to a wide range of exceptional wedding venues, from botanical gardens and historic landmarks to luxury resorts and fabulous farms. We’ve selected a dozen places that showcase the state’s wealth of event locations, and you just might want to check them ALL out!

Garden

The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
  • Location: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna VA
  • Style: Nature’s the star, indoors and out!
  • Fab Feature: Their complimentary parking includes 200 spaces! 
  • Event Space Highlights: The Atrium has an indoor stream, a cathedral ceiling with a 2,000-square-foot skylight 60 feet overhead, and three walls of glass overlooking the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.
  • Notable Amenities: The space comes with fully adjustable lighting, as well as an outdoor terrace and private bridal suite.
  • Catering: Select from list.

The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens



Ballroom

The John Marshall Ballrooms
  • Location: 101 North 5th Street, Richmond VA
  • Style: Opulent Regency and Deco-inspired gem
  • Interesting Tidbit: Built in 1929, the John Marshall was once the largest hotel in Virginia.
  • Event Space Highlights: Each of the two decadent ballrooms has its own charms. The Marshall Ballroom boasts nine vintage crystal chandeliers, and three walls of windows framed by elaborate hand-carved moldings. In the Virginia Ballroom, a grand split staircase leads to a wraparound balcony.
  • Notable Amenities: The items provided for your reception are elegant from start to finish—floor-length house linens are a light gold brocade, the dishes are bone china, the glassware is crystal, and the flatware is a gorgeous Old English-style pattern.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

The John Marshall Ballrooms

The John Marshall Ballrooms

The John Marshall Ballrooms



Historical/Landmark Building

Morven Park
  • Location: 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg VA
  • Style: Greek Revival mansion and garden estate
  • Fab Feature: You can host a cocktail party in the Winmill Carriage Museum, where your guests sip champagne while admiring antique carriages from the mid-1800s to early 1900s.
  • Event Space Highlights: Several expansive lawns and boxwood gardens are available for intimate or gala outdoor weddings. There’s also The Croquet Court, a meticulously landscaped area with towering trees and a nearby reflection pool with a tranquil fountain.
  • Notable Amenity: They only allow one wedding per day on site!
  • Catering: Select from list.

Morven Park

Morven Park

Morven Park



West Belmont Place Event Center at The National
  • Location: 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg VA
  • Style: Nature outdoors, contemporary interiors
  • Fab Features: The venue is surrounded by more than 100 acres of woodsy, natural beauty, and it has the largest ballroom in Northern Virginia!
  • Event Space Highlights: Outdoor ceremonies take place on an expansive patio, bordered by greenery and shaded by both trees and a huge arching wooden trellis. Your choice of colored uplighting sets the mood in the modern ballroom.
  • Wedding Package Perks: In addition to the usual inclusions (e.g. chairs, linens), you’ll also receive a complimentary hardwood dance floor, cake-cutting service, wedding-night bridal suite, and more. Enhancements like upgraded tableware, furniture, florals and ice carvings are available.
  • Catering: Provided in-house. Cultural weddings (Indian, South Asian, etc.) are a specialty.

West Belmont Place Event Center at The National

West Belmont Place Event Center at The National

West Belmont Place Event Center at The National



Golf Course

Regency at Dominion Valley
  • Location: 15351 Championship Drive, Haymarket VA
  • Style: Classic elegance
  • Fab Feature: The country club presides over a stunning setting, highlighted by rolling fairways, natural ponds and mountain vistas.
  • Event Space Highlights: The inviting ballroom, which is appointed with deep cherrywood accents and a palette of rich colors, opens onto a veranda that affords a panoramic vista of the golf course and Bull Run Mountains. A lushly landscaped outdoor amphitheater is perfect for a ceremony against a backdrop of the fairways.
  • Wedding Package Perks: You can add a specialty bar (Martini, Mojito, Margarita or Champagne) with a custom signature cocktail…or an action station with comfort food like a Yukon Mashed Potato Bar or the chef-crafted Macaroni and Cheese Bar.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Regency at Dominion Valley

Regency at Dominion Valley

Regency at Dominion Valley



Hotel

Hyatt Regency Dulles
  • Location: 2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Herndon VA
  • Style: Stylish, contemporary
  • Fab Feature: There’s plenty to do at the hotel (indoor pool, sun deck with a full-size hot tub, and a fitness center) and nearby (historic landmarks, museums, golf, cultural attractions, plus shuttle service to great local shopping).
  • Event Space Highlights: The two modern ballrooms have 16-foot ceilings and chandeliers, while the Atrium Lobby is outfitted with a stone fish pond and floor-to-ceiling windows. Outdoors, the romantic Garden Terrace comes complete with lush landscaping, a fountain and a gazebo. 
  • Notable Service: Hyatt’s Personal Preference Dining lets your guests choose their own entrée, so everyone will have a meal they’ll enjoy.
  • Catering: Provided in-house or select from list.

Hyatt Regency Dulles

Hyatt Regency Dulles

Hyatt Regency Dulles



Restaurant

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
  • Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon VA
  • Style: Colonial, charming
  • Interesting Tidbit: Mt. Vernon started out as a modest half-story farmhouse, built by George Washington’s father in 1735. Twenty-plus years later, George raised the roof to make the residence two and a half stories high, and added the north and south wings, the cupola and piazza to create the impressive structure we see today.
  • Event Space Highlights: Reserve the entire restaurant or choose from among six intimate dining rooms, two with crackling fireplaces. A sunken garden is ideal for an al fresco ceremony.
  • Notable Amenity: You can walk in George Washington’s footsteps by adding a private evening tour of the mansion, Distillery & Gristmill, or the museum to your event.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant



Mansion


Rust Manor House
  • Location: 802 Children’s Center Road, Leesburg VA
  • Style: Turn-of-the-century manor and estate
  • Fab Feature: 68 acres of gardens, woods, meadows and trails envelope you in nature. 
  • Event Space Highlights: Small events can be held inside the house’s parlor, dining room, library and ample foyer. Bigger gatherings take place in a spacious tent outfitted with lights, ceiling fans, and Chiavari chairs.
  • Notable Amenities: The rental fee includes a complimentary tasting and day-of event supervision in addition to a long list of other items.
  • Catering: Provided in-house through Great Blue Heron Catering.

Rust Manor House

Rust Manor House

Rust Manor House



Ranch/Farm


On Sunny Slope Farm
  • Location: 1825 Sunny Slope Lane, Harrisonburg VA
  • Style: Rustic-chic, pastoral-pretty
  • Fab Feature: You have exclusive access to the farm, because your wedding will be the only event scheduled on that day!
  • Event Space Highlights: Large celebrations are held outdoors in the lighted, climate-controlled tent, but there’s also an adjacent, charmingly renovated barn.
  • Notable Amenities: Wedding packages include some unique extras, like bistro lighting inside and outside the tent, professional grade sound systems with microphones, a bar and tubs, 2 gas fire pits on the patio area with adirondack chairs for lounging, and 2 sets of corn-hole boards for your enjoyment!
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own.

On Sunny Slope Farm

On Sunny Slope Farm

On Sunny Slope Farm



Winery


Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery
  • Location: 275 Decatur Road, Stafford VA
  • Style: Tuscan-inspired winery and vineyards
  • Fab Feature: The Coyote Wine Cave provides a unique setting for an intimate dinner. 
  • Event Space Highlights: Outdoor ceremonies enjoy a vineyard surround. The elegantly appointed Richland Ballroom is lined with French doors that open onto an expansive patio with a sublime view of the rolling vineyards and breathtaking sunsets.
  • Notable Amenities: Wedding packages are customized, you have full access to the bridal salon on your big day, and dogs are permitted outdoors as well as inside the tasting room and wine cave!
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery

Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery

Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery



Resort/Spa

Salamander Resort and Spa
  • Location: 500 North Pendleton Street, Middleburg VA
  • Style: Luxury resort and equestrian center
  • Fab Feature: The Spa! For the ultimate couple’s retreat, book a full-day package for two, which includes an outdoor hot tub, a pedestal tub and experiential shower, a relaxing Hot Stone or Bamboo Massage…and lunch served on your private terrace…plus a customized facial.
  • Event Space Highlights: Along with a variety of ballrooms, the resort offers some unique options for celebrating like the Stallion Barn, Equestrian Barn, Grand Lawn, outdoor terraces, poolside settings, and Culinary Gardens.
  • Wedding Package Perks: In addition to restaurant-quality cuisine, packages include a 1-night stay in a bridal suite for the couple and a custom-made wedding cake. Special packages are also available for Indian and Persian weddings.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Salamander Resort and Spa

Salamander Resort and Spa

Salamander Resort and Spa



Barn


The Barns at Wolf Trap
  • Location: 1645 Trap Road, Vienna VA
  • Style: Rustic, historic
  • Interesting Tidbit: These two barns were built in the 1700s, dismantled piece by piece, transported from farms in upstate New York, and joined here under one roof.
  • Event Space Highlights: The English Barn and lobby accommodate small receptions or meetings, while the German Barn serves as an acoustically perfect auditorium for larger receptions. Both feature a wooden façade and interiors, big windows, and a performance stage. 
  • Notable Amenity: Parking is complimentary!
  • Catering: Select from list.

The Barns at Wolf Trap

The Barns at Wolf Trap

The Barns at Wolf Trap





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