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The best decision we made in our wedding planning process was to choose Harbour View as our ceremony and reception venue. When you book Harbour View, you also get an amazing team to go with it - we worked with Katelyn and Lisa. They really take care of you, going above and beyond to contact all of your vendors ahead of time, review your contracts, think about contingencies, calm you down when you start stressing out, and oh yeah, they are your magic day-of coordinators. Our guests are still commenting about how well-organized the wedding was, and how flawless everything went - we can't take credit for any of it. They just know what works.
Katelyn and Lisa were friendly, professional, and always responsive. They really made us feel as if ours was the only wedding they were planning! Katelyn worked with our caterer, Catering by Seasons, to plan welcome drinks, cocktail hour, dinner service, and everything else. We dropped off so much stuff the day before (alcohol - yes, you bring your own if you want! cake cutting set & toasting flutes, blankets for the guests who felt cold, all the paper goods - really, everything! the next day, we showed up, and everything was already set up perfectly! And the bridal suite was specious and perfect for last minute touch ups.
The venue is gorgeous! The staff are like your extended family, and really, you cannot go wrong if you choose Harbour View for your wedding (or any other event).
Thank you, LIsa & Katelyn!
I can honestly say that without the help of Kaytelyn theres no way my day would have been pulled off so flawlessly. From the very first meeting with her, until she walked us down to our send off she saw through every last detail. She handled my freakouts and always replied to my emails with such speed. The venue itself was beyond beautiful. I was looking forward to our entire thing being upstairs and mother nature blessed us with an unnaturally warm day for November so two days before my wedding we decided to do the ceremony downstairs in their beautiful open room and she still managed to pull things off flawlessly. The place itself is gorgeous with the marina and fall leaves on the other side of the river. I couldnt have asked for a more perfect venue for my wedding.
Karla and Jason, It was such a pleasure working with you both on your wedding day! You are so right, the weather couldn't have been more perfect for your ceremony here in the open air veranda and your reception was so much fun! I wish you both love and happiness for the many years to come. Please come in and see us whenever you are in the area!
Harbour View is amazing!
To start off, the scenery is beautiful. We were looking for a location near water and the marina in the back is a perfect touch. We loved that the ceremony location was on the veranda where you are protected from any possible inclement weather but still get the open air feel of an outdoor venue. It was exactly what we wanted!
But more than that, the coordination makes Harbour View worth every penny. About a month before the wedding, I started to feel the stress of wonderful how the timeline of the day was going to go. But then we had our coordination meeting with our coodinator, Andrea, and I literally left without any worries about the wedding.
Andrea and the girls were absolutely amazing on the big day. They're all pros at this and the whole day ran without a hitch. Everything was exactly where I wanted it and they kept the day moving at a good pace. Andrea was so sweet and she was good at reminding me to breathe when I got butterflies before the ceremony ;) haha I can't go on enough about how well run the place is. Several of my vendors mentioned how much they love working with Harbour View because of how easy they make it. Thanks for the perfect wedding day, Harbour View!
I loved working with the Harbour View team from the very beginning. In addition to it being a beautiful venue, the team of people who manage the process were awesome. I worked with Katelyn who was really professional, yet warm and accommodating for our specific needs. The contract details were simple. She offered help with vendor reviews and selection. She was super responsive and always willing to brainstorm creative decor and timeline ideas. She managed the coordination meeting 30 days prior to the wedding to ensure no stone went unturned. Katelyn and other team members made sure that all of my day of wishes were carried out and even improvised on things I had forgotten. They made my day very stress free and worry free. The venue, the Harbour View team and the entire event planning went so smoothly and easily. I was relaxed, my friends and family had a great time, and I had a simple beautiful wedding, with loads of precious memories. The day was amazing!
Toni and Todd, Your wedding was absolutely perfect!! We loved working with you throughout the wedding planning process. Everything you came up with for your ceremony and reception was beautiful, particularly when it came to life!! Best wishes to you both, please send pictures once you receive them. Congratulations again to you both!
I received red carpet, VIP service from the time me and my then fiance signed our contract to the day of our wedding. A big shout out to our coordinator, Katelyn Bales, for the excellent customer service she provided to me, my fiance and wedding coordinator. I frequently visited the venue several times unannounced with questions and she always had a smile on her face and answered all of my concerns. Katelyn made sure that every detail was in place on my special wedding day and made me feel as relaxed as I could be on that day. Lisa, the owner and the entire staff were a pleasure to work with and showed great professionalism to me and my hubby!
The venue is an awesome place for a wedding and I would thoroughly recommend anyone to use it, you will not be disappointed!
Harbour View Rocks!
Kimberlyn and Eric, We loved everything you came up with for your wedding day and enjoyed working with you two from the start. From your perfectly romantic ceremony site all the way to your beautiful reception. We wish you both nothing but happiness and love for the many years to come. It was our pleasure to be a part of your unforgettable wedding day. Best wishes, Your Harbour View Family
My, now husband, and I got married on September 19, 2015. Besides the venue being absolutely gorgeous, we chose the Harbour View because of its staff. They opened on a Sunday because we could not come on a different day. Our first meeting with Brooke, our original coordinator, was amazing , we met for close to three hours as Brooke took interest in getting to know us as a couple. This very personalized treatment was a stark contrast to how we had been treated previously from other venues, who just seemed to be interested in giving us the prices and dismiss us. Customer services, is what ultimately led us to make the decision to choose them as our venue.
Unfortunately, a couple of months before the wedding we found out that Brooke was no longer working at Harbour View, which affected us because we did not know who would be taking care of us now. They immediately told us that Katelyn would be our new coordinator. We were a little scared at first because we had no idea who Katelyn was and she did not know who we were and we were afraid we were just going to be a number to them, but We was wrong. We had an immediate connection with Katelyn, she went above and beyond to answer all of our questions and take care of all of our requests. We could not have asked for a better coordinator. Katelyn, along with the Harbour View ladies, made it a point to ensure everything worked out perfectly. Katelyn pretty much acted as flower decorator (she arranged the aisle with flowers I brought) she put together decorations for the cocktail hour, she also printed my vows, she contacted ALL our vendors to ensure they had everything ready, she did it all. Katelyn and all the ladies at the Harbour View worked as a team to make sure our special day was perfect. I know this review is long but I wanted to really explain why I find them to be so amazing. The venue is not cheap by all means, but it is a gorgeous venue and you get an excellent coordinator for the day of, def. worth the price.
Carolina and JC, You two were so awesome to work with from the beginning of the planning process to the day of seeing everything come together! We are so happy you chose Harbour View for your wedding day. Best wishes to you both please come in to see us soon and we are so happy you enjoyed your special day as much as we did!
We toured over 20 different venues in VA/MD/DC before picking Harbour View for our big day. We got married on one of the most popular dates of the year, and fortunately HV still had it open. They were booked for almost all other fall/summer dates and we started our search 10 months in advance. I would highly recommend booking early, and taking advantage of a Sunday so that you can have the whole venue to yourself all day.
They stood out above the rest in terms of service, professionalism, and value. And you can't beat the amazing view of the Occoquan River! The bridal suite is nicer and more spacious than many of the other venues we visited. Our photographer took some amazing photos by the water and behind the building, where the landscaping is kept clean and beautiful. Parking is plentiful and the location is pretty easy to get to. The open air veranda was one of the main reasons we chose Harbour View. Your ceremony location will be the same, rain or shine!
From day one, the staff went above and beyond to ensure our event would be a success. There were so many little things that they did for us that many other places would not have. Our coordinator, Katelyn, was AMAZING! She was very responsive to emails and phone calls, and worked hard to incorporate all of our ideas. Katelyn made sure that the bride & groom were happy (which we were!) and was very accommodating when things came up out of the blue or at the last minute. We had some minor issues with a couple of our vendors, but she helped us take care of them. She calmed our nerves and promised that everything would be just fine. The guests said that everything seemed to flow smoothly and the wedding was very well-organized. We are so glad that we chose Harbour View for a day of lifelong memories!
-Linda & Leo
Harbour View is an incredible venue. The marina background is so pretty and the staff was absolutely fabulous. They took care of setting out all of the decorations and coordinating with the different vendors. If we needed anything they were right there to take care of it. They made all of the ceremony and reception logistics run smoothly. We couldn't have been happier with this venue.
Harbour View's work, dedication, love, and energy was beyond our expectations. Andrea and the rest of the HV team did an exceptional job throughout the wedding preparation until the wedding sparklers send off. They are professional, talented, accommodating, and so much fun to work it. I especially love the fact that HV staff have strong work ethics and they are very confident women!
The rehearsal was straight forward and clear. Andrea explained everything and we were so very thankful for that. She did everything and all we had to do was follow directions!
The decorations and the amount of work they did to make the ceremony veranda and the reception ball room absolutely beautiful blew my mind away! I couldn't focus for a few seconds when I saw how beautiful the ceremony was. My parents were walking me down the aisle and I just couldn't believe my eyes. Jarad and I did not spend a tremendous amount of money on decorations and HV staff did an awesome job making it look tasteful and absolutely breathtaking!
We also appreciate the fact that HV staff was able to include the sparklers send off. We did a send off upstairs because it was pouring outside. After our send off upstairs, we were ready to call it a night but Andrea and Lisa were unpacking all the sparklers and we tried to convince them both that it was not a big deal but they were very persistent. The rain let off so we were able to do it. We were so grateful that they were able to pull it off and I couldn't believe how beautiful the pictures turned out!!! WOW!
Thank you, Andrea, Lisa, Katelyn, Holly, and Marcy! You did a wonderful job. Thank you for your hard work, effort, energy, care, and fun and positive attitudes!! Yay!!
Jarad & Lani
Oh Lani, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words. We had such a great time working with you and Jarad on making your big day special. You are such a down-to-earth couple which made it fun and easy, and we loved that you marched to the beat of your own drummer and knew what was important to you. Stay in touch you lovebirds!
I was immediately impressed by our coordinators Katelyn, Andrea and Harbour View Owner, Lisa Krauss from the initial phone conversation to our special day. The level of professionalism and their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty is remarkable. This venue is gorgeous and really is the best of both worlds with the option of indoor/outdoor along awesome view. It is certainly one of Woodbridge's hidden treasures. The knowledgeable staff, the approved vendors list, ceremony/reception room options, and connection to local hotels make for perfect wedding planning.
In my days leading up to the wedding, I would have pangs of feeling overwhelmed, but once I called the Harbor View, they answered all questions and reassured that everything will be okay, and it was more than perfect!!! Along with an awesome view, the bridal suite is so comforting and peaceful. It was perfect for pictures. My wedding party, had a great time preparing for my big moment in the suite. The Docks are unique and make your photos look like something out of a magazine.
Overall this venue is affordable, charming, quaint and will put a smile on your face for years to come. I so look forward to renewing our vows 10 years, 20 years 30, 40, 50 years from now.
I am so proud to be called an "Harbour View bride!!!" Thank you Lisa, Katelynn and Andrea et al. from the happiest Bride and Groom on the planet!!
Carmen & Jay
Carmen and Jay, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day for you two! From the time you walked through the door we knew that you were a Harbour View couple. It was so much fun helping make your wedding ceremony and reception beautiful! We are so happy that you enjoyed your special day as much as we did. Best wishes to you two and we can't wait to see your pictures!
Harbour View meet all of our expectations and more. The ladies at Harbour View could not have done a better job with making sure my day was as special as I have always dreamed of. We worked with Katelyn, who was AWESOME and super sweet! She was always available to answer any questions or make suggestions when my chronic indecisiveness prevailed. Thank you Harbour View for making the day I became Mrs. Yancy a dream come true!!
Davida and Richard, It was such an honor to be a part of your special day! I enjoyed working with you two and I am so happy your wedding day was everything you ever dreamt of! I (we) can't wait to see pictures!!
Katelyn & The Harbour View Team
Our son's wedding was held at Harbour View just a few short weeks ago and guests are still talking about the beautiful venue. From the beautiful ceremony held downstairs with water views and trees behind to the cocktail hour held in the hall and side room upstairs with windows all around and the outside deck and then the incredible reception room with wall to wall windows and an incredible dance floor -- it was just the perfect venue! Lisa and her staff were accommodating, helpful and professional and there were no details that were not attended to perfectly. Thank you for making our special event so wonderful!
Thank you Rochelle! I just saw a few of the photos from the photographer, and they are just stunning! It was such a pleasure to be part of Ari and Nina's day. Wonderful families joining together is what weddings are all about- and that certainly was the case here. We Just loved working with you all!
My husband and I had our wedding on May 3,2015 at Harbour View. All of the ladies were so helpful during the whole planning process. Lisa was especially amazing during our big day. She was right there from start to finish ready to help and keeping everything running smoothly. My husband said "nothing could've went better." All in all, a great experience with Harbour View. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a beautiful location to have their wedding. -Cynthia & Eric Coreas
Thank you Cynthia and Eric! Your vision was amazing, and everything was so beautiful- the ceremony, the reception, and most especially the Bride!! :) We are so glad that you loved your wedding at Harbour View. We loved having you here!
From beginning to end, Harbor View was just the best choice HANDS DOWN- from quality of customer service, to the elegant look and feel, to the amazing coordination and trust I had in Harbor View- my parents and I knew it from the moment we walked in. Not did the venue itself fit exactly the look I wanted for my wedding, but our services came with the most bubbly, caring, and knowledgeable coordinators who immediately took my stress away within 5 minutes of meeting! They had everything under control and were always available to answer my questions, offer advice, or just talk! They helped expose me to the best vendors (DJ's, caterer, etc.) and make the best choices for my big day, but most of all, they were always on top of their game and made me feel confident that my day would go perfectly, and it did! It's been a month since my wedding and I recommend Harbor View to EVERYONE who will listen! I genuinely miss Brooke, Katelyn, and Marcy and I feel like I not only got the best service with the best vendors, but made some really good friends who had my best interest at heart from the time I stressfully stepped through their doors, to the moment my husband and I walked out to our sparkler sendoff on the way to our honeymoon!
Chanelle, We are so happy you and Brandon chose Harbour View as your wedding reception venue! You wedding was absolutely perfect and it was such a pleasure to be able to be a part of your special day. We enjoyed all of your visits and chatting with you and your family about your wedding day plans! We wish you two nothing but happiness for the many years to come and remember to please stop in whenever you are in the area! :)
I was amazed at how well Marcy and the rest of the team at Harbour View coordinated my event. I had a very short timeline to work with, since my husband is military, and they were totally on schedule with me every step of the way.
The day of, Marcy made sure to come by and ask if we needed any help with anything, and also came to get us when we needed to go walk into the room for the ceremony/reception. I was so impressed, and my entire event went off without a hitch!
They also gave us a lovely couple's cookbook and card which I thought was a very sweet touch. :)
Marcy, you're the best!!
Was beautiful and so fun! The staff at Harbour View put our centerpieces on the tables and made our lives so much easier in so many respects!