(Closed) Northern VA (Fx, Lndn, Arl Ctys) wedding sites? – RUSTIC but ALL Ideas welcomed!

posted 8 years ago in Virginia – Northern Virginia
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hi, I’d recommend searching through some old posts, people have talked about some good locations on the boards. 

For a rustic feel my favorite was Seneca Lodge through the Montgomery County Parks.  It looked lovely and was affordable.  Lots of outside space for a ceremony and the actual lodge rental included tables and chairs.  The managers seemed to be super sweet as well.

I ended up choosing Glen Echo Park in MD.  Our wedding will be “a la carnival” with games and candy and rides on the carousel. 

I also remember a pretty looking glass atrium at this site: http://www.shadetreesandevergreens.com/  I never checked them out but it might be worth it.  And I ran across a vineyard in my search but I can’t remember the name anymore.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Fairfax County parks has some rustic looking properties. You might also check out the Hendry House in Arlington. It’s a craftsman style house on a park.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Check out Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (I believe in Falls Church) and Bluemont Vineyard (which I think is about 20 mins or so from Leesburg). Bluemont is on a hill with wonderful views and they have a couple of indoor reception options (the tasting room for smaller weddings and a barn for larger weddings). Fiance and I didn’t *love* the barn, but I think it has potential, especially if it is all decorated. Plus, the folks there were all super nice.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m having my ceremony and reception at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, VA. It’s for <80 people unless you rent out the entire restaurant. But it’s on a very pretty lake and has koi ponds and waterfalls. Plus it always voted one of the top ten restaurants in DC.

You can also try Trummers’s on Main in Clifton, VA. Great food and very airy interior to the Winter Atrium. Although not great for the ceremony *and* reception. ALthough the guy there, Ryan, mentioned there was a new winery in the area. So try and find the new winery near there.

 

http://www.2941.com/privatedining.php

http://trummersonmain.com/home/

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

just thought of one more…check out the area around Sugarloaf Mountain. There’s a vineyard or two close by as well as the Strong Mansion and the Comus Inn.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ooooh, I have heard such good things about 2941.

Another winery idea is Tarara, which is near Leesburg. They have a gorgeous pond on the property and you can tent the lawn overlooking it. I think they actually have a few different site options there, but all require (I think) tenting.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I grew up in Western Loudoun, and there are a lot of vineyards out there that could have potential.  I am getting married at Bluemont Vineyard.  The reception venue is a converted stable, so not necessarily a “barn” by common standards.  The vineyard is owned affiliated with Great Country Farms right across the street, and they do have a standard barn.

 

We also looked at Rust Manor house in Leesburg, which is on property owned by the Audobon Society (I believe).  It’s got beautiful gardens, and you can either use the indoor house or they have a tented area.

 

I’d check out the website http://www.visitloudoun.org, they have a list of all of the vineyards, as well as a section that gives suggestions on wedding venues (B&Bs, Historical sites, parks). 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we considered the barns at wolf trap and potomac river farm

Post # 13
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Wannabee

You must try The Goodstone Inn!! They are out in Middleburg, VA — yes it’s a little bit of a stretch but its beautiful! They are a B&B so they have rooms on property, and have alot of room to for your ceremony.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m going to second Bluemont Vineyard/Great Country Farms in Bluemont.

The Berry Barn (it’s on the side with Great Country Farms) is very rustic, and has awesome potential. We went back and forth over the Vineyard side versus the Barn and finally decided on the barn because we could use our own caterer (you’re locked into theirs for The Stable) and you can supply your own alcohol.  And since we werent having a big wedding the extra cost of the Stable just seemed unnecessary.

I’ve got a great vision though of what I’m going to do…I’m sure plenty of people have looked at it and said “Meh. It looks a little too shabby” lol

 

 

 

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