The 25+ Most Popular Northern Virginia Wedding Venues


There are many options out there. For the past years as a Northern Virginia wedding photographer, I have documented weddings in different areas of NOVA and I do have some preferences. Of course, this is very personal and any NOVA wedding has its uniqueness.

I narrowed down 25 wedding reception venues that I love for many reasons. And maybe you will too! If you have any questions, you can always reach out through my contact page.

  1. Historic Rosemont Manor: I worked for the first time at this venue for Evelynn and Andrew’s spring wedding. Historic Rosemont Manor, a stately Virginia mansion just 45 minutes west of Dulles Airport, has been a landmark in the Northern Virginia area since its construction in 1811. 
  2. Mount Vernon Inn: Situated just steps from the banks of the Potomac River, this colonial event space features a unique atmosphere right at the edge of George Washington’s Mount Vernon! If you are a history geek, you will love this place. 
  3. Belmont Country Club: I am very fond of Belmont Country Club because it allows me to be creative during a wedding. The warm ambiance, historic feel, stunning views, and beautiful landscape create an impressive picture for your wedding day and make Belmont one of the most sought-after places in Northern Virginia for weddings. Read the full blog
  4. Sunset Hills Vineyard: Molly and Travis chose Sunset Hills Vineyard for one main reason: the sunset we could capture during their ceremony. The place offers a rustic and classy wedding theme and has many options for your ceremony and your reception! Read the full blog
  5. The Barns at Wolf Trap: Located in Vienna, the historical showpiece is comprised of two connected restored 18th-century barns with modern amenities, including convenient parking, a service kitchen and bar, ample restrooms, and dressing room facilities.
  6. Weather Lea Farm & Vineyard: This magical wedding venue is located in Lovettsville, VA. Rustic yet elegant, the historic farm has the perfect setting for a beautiful commitment ceremony and reception. Your guests will definitely be impressed when they arrive at this venue for your event!
  7. L'Auberge Provencale: L’Auberge Provençale is the quintessential French Country Inn, just a short 90-minute drive from Washington D.C! Innkeepers Celeste and Alain Borel have created a remarkable, authentic Provençale experience in a romantic Virginia bed and breakfast with gracious service and luxurious guest rooms. 
  8. Oatlands Historic House: Nestled in picturesque Loudoun County, Virginia, Oatlands Historic House & Gardens boasts more than 200 years of history and 30 years as a wedding venue. The historic mansion and beautifully terraced formal gardens offer the perfect setting for your wedding. Fall in love with a lush garden ceremony, and after exchanging your vows, enjoy cocktails in the gardens, and explore the Greek Revival mansion. 
  9. Catesby Farm Estate: Brought to life in 2018, this 240-acre estate has your wedding weekend sorted. Able to sleep up to 34 guests, your wedding party and family will wake up to America's most picturesque countryside. Originally bought as a farm in the 1800s, the property now hosts exclusive weddings of up to 200 that have access to the Belmont style barn, greenhouse, acres of rolling lands, Boxwood garden, and manor house. 
  10. Blue Hill Farm: Blue Hill Farm is a full service certified Loudoun County Bed & Breakfast and wedding venue just outside the national historic village of Waterford. They are situated high on a hill with a 360-degree view of rolling hills and beautiful pastoral vistas with a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 
  11. House Mountain Inn: For Ben and Michela’s wedding, I had the chance to capture both House Mountain Inn and Irvine Estate. They decided to hold their ceremony and reception at Irvine Estate, a one-of-a-kind property located on the western side of Big House Mountain in Lexington, Virginia. Read the full blog
  12. Bluemont Vineyard: Located in the charming town of Bluemont, Virginia, Bluemont Vineyard is a breathtaking Northern Virginia wedding venue that offers stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley and the surrounding vineyards. This family-owned and operated vineyard boasts a picturesque setting that is perfect for a romantic and elegant wedding.
  13. The Atrium at Meadowlark: This hidden gem located in Vienna, VA, offers a picturesque setting that is perfect for a botanically sophisticated wedding! The Atrium at Meadowlark is a unique and elegant wedding venue that features a stunning glass atrium, a serene lake, and lush gardens. 
  14. The Middleburg Barn: Located in the charming town of Middleburg, Virginia, The Middleburg Barn is a stunning wedding venue that features a beautifully restored barn, lush gardens, and scenic views of the surrounding countryside. This Virginia wedding venue offers a wonderfully rustic and romantic setting that is perfect for a country-style wedding.
  15. The Winery at Bull Run: Nestled in the heart of Virginia's horse country, The Winery at Bull Run boasts a luxuriously serene atmosphere. Hosting up to 200 guests, this beautiful Northern Virginia wedding venue features a beautifully restored 19th-century farmhouse, rolling vineyards, and stunning views of the Bull Run Mountains.
  16. The Barn at Willowbrook: Situated on a 25-acre farm in the rolling hills of Loudoun County, The Barn at Willowbrook is a rustic yet elegant venue offering a picturesque backdrop for any wedding celebration! This unique and versatile Virginia wedding venue offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception. The property features a stunning white-washed barn with soaring ceilings and exposed wooden beams, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Best Northern Virginia Wedding Venues

They are so many venues in Northern Virginia! How do I pick one?

First, you need to have a budget. What percentage of your wedding budget can you allocate to this? Northern Virginia wedding venue costs range from less than $1000 to $50.000 so once you know how much you can spend, you will be able to narrow down your possibilities. 

Then you need to think about the season. Are you getting married during the spring, the hot summer, or the cold winter? Depending on the potential weather, that will help you choose a venue that can accommodate your outdoor or indoor wedding. 

At last, depending on if you are planning a large wedding or a small ceremony, this will help you to target your ideal venue. Many historic venues can only have between 50 and 80 guests so these would not be for you if you want a big wedding.

How do I choose the perfect location?

Location is everything in Northern Virginia. Do you want to be close to the mountains and have a rustic wedding? Or you’d rather be surrounded by a vineyard and drink wine made at your wedding venue? There is no right answer, it depends on what you want for your guests and the theme of your wedding.



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