Every year, I have couples ask me where to tie the knot! To try to help out, I decided to make a list about the Best DC Wedding Locations and it was such a hit that I decided to turn it into a little series. Here are my favorite rustic Northern Virginia Wedding Venues and below are my more classic Northern Virginia wedding venue favorites:
1. Raspberry Plain
Raspberry Plain is a stunning wedding venue. It has a garden, massive windows and a rolling hill backdrop perfect at sunset!
2. Morven Park
Oatlands Historic House is romantic and perfect for hosting guests. You have a wide variety of settings for pictures and cocktail hour!
Airlie Gardens is a great wedding venue. The stairs are a great backdrop for big bridal party shots!
5. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
6. Rust Manor
7. Rosemont Manor
Rosemont Manor weddings are classic to the max. You can even announce your cocktail hour to your guests atop the balcony.
8. Whitehall Manor
Whitehall Manor is just beautiful at night and during the day! A must visit for sure. The swing and the natural light make this venue great for portraits. Christine and Ron had a stunning wedding here!
9. The Torpedo Factory
The Torpedo Factory is a great option for downtown Alexandria. It’s a modern option right by the water.
10. 2941 Restaurant
2941 Restaurant is a hidden gem in Falls Church. You’d never know it is a garden paradise and the food is great.
11. Cedar Knoll
12. Rixey Manor
Rixey Manor looks perfect for a classic Virginia wedding. I have been dying to shoot a wedding here.
13. Evergreen Country Club
Evergreen Country Club is the only country club that made my list! The getting ready spot is lovely and the stone house looks more like a manor then a gold club!
14. The Inn at Vint Hill
The Inn at Vint Hill weddings are quaint and charming. Nothing is more cozy than a wedding at an Inn.
15. Goodstone Inn
Goodstone Inn is just beautiful. I have always wanted to shoot in front of the vine covered walls here!
16. Carlyle House
Carlyle House is a new addition to the list! I think this wedding venue has a great variety of indoor and outdoor settings.
17. Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill is a great venue that is not easily Googled! This is perfect for Virginia brides who want a classic venue.
18. The Red Fox Inn & Tavern
The Red Fox Inn & Tavern weddings have character. You really need to visit the space to visualize your big day!
19. Salamander Resort & Spa
Salamander Resort & Spa is a massive wedding venue. Your guests can stay on site and it is extremely relaxing.
20. The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay
The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay is an extremely elegant Virginia wedding venue. They take care of everything: food, drink… you name it!
21. Birkby House
The Birkby House is the perfect space for an intimate wedding! It’s right in downtown Leesburg, a perfect location for your guests!
22. Great Marsh Estate
Arguably Great Marsh Estate is Virginia’s best kept venue secret! This venue has a European elegance that can’t be beat!
23. The Tides Inn
The Tides Inn is a little further south but if you love the idea of a water on the wedding in Virginia, this venue is for you!
24. Dominion Valley Country Club
It’s super surprising that this is a golf course! Dominion Valley Country Club allows you to get married right by the water without the drive to the beach!
25. Hendry House
This lovely gem came on my radar through my pal Alicia Lacey (who took the above image!) Now I am dying to shoot a wedding at the Hendry House!
26. Poplar Springs Inn
Poplar Springs Inn feels like an English cottage but in Warrenton, VA! They also have an amazing pool.
27. Retreat at Cool Spring
This should be higher on the list but I JUST heard about it this year! You need to see the interior of the Retreat at Cool Spring! It is arguably the most elegant venue in Virginia.
28. Pearmund Cellars
Pearmund Cellars has some stunning vines and an adorable bridge for portraits! I envision an outdoor long table in the grapes!
29. Retreat at Eastwood
Retreat at Eastwood is extremely charming and definitely a perfect setting for a countryside wedding. It’s quaint and not well known so your wedding will be super unique!