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We held our ceremony and reception here this past weekend. I cannot say enough about how amazing the Whitehall staff is. We ended up moving our ceremony inside at the last minute and they the reception hall set up in a matter of minutes. They run like a well oiled machine. Our guests could not say enough about their food and service. Douglas is amazing to work with and always responded to our emails and questions (of which there were plenty). Our photographer loved all of the beautiful scenery for portraits. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue.
Whitehall Estate delivered the perfect wedding for my daughter and son-in-law! The food was excellent, the staff was excellent and very accommodating. Douglass was amazing to work with. He sometimes had to deal with the bride and mother of the bride and even sometimes both of us at the same time. We made several changes along the way and Douglass was able to handle all requests efficiently. He was very communicative throughout the process. We received many complements from the guests on how beautiful the estate is and how lovely the setting was. A true gem and a pleasure to work with.
Douglas and his staff are incredibly professional. We couldn't have asked for a better venue for our wedding.
Whitehall Estate was the perfect venue! The grounds are beautiful with several outdoor ceremony options. The manor house is wonderful for the reception and even acts as a pretty indoor ceremony option if it rains. You're required to use their in-house catering and linens, but the food was delicious and is cooked on site. You can also provide your own alcohol. The property owner, Douglas, was great to work with. He offers a tasting day where you can sample their food to help you make menu decisions. The staff at Whitehall was also excellent. A TV was recently added on the wall near the dance floor for any couples that want to show a slideshow. Overall, we had a great experience with Whitehall and would recommend it to other couples looking to get married in Northern VA!
The reception for our son and daughter in law's wedding was held at Whitehall. It could not have been a more perfect evening. The food was outstanding, the servers were so polite and efficient and the venue was an exceptional place, both for the reception as well as for the pictures. Doug was a pleasure to work with. We could not have been happier. We would highly recommend Whitehall Estate for your special event.
We were married here in late August 2015. Every aspect of our day was perfect. We were married in front of the gorgeous house with the beautiful landscape behind us.
The staff executed our every request perfectly, almost without us even noticing that they were there. Weeks later our guest are still raving about how it was one of the most incredible meals they have ever had at a wedding. It was repeatedly stated that the venue did not have a cook, but a gourmet chef.
Douglas was amazing to work with; he gave us great recommendations for venders. Any time we e-mailed him with questions he responded within an hour. He made the planning process enjoyable and so smooth.
Whitehall Manor far exceeded all of our expectations and made our wedding day absolutely perfect. We highly recommend holding your wedding at Whitehall!
Wow! My fiancé and I have greatly enjoyed the entire process with Douglas. He has been so supportive and knowledgeable through the entire process. In the beginning, it seemed weird discussing wedding plans with a male, but he blows everyone else out of the water. My business-minded fiancé deeply enjoyed his knowledge since he not only understood the decorative side of the business, but also the financial part as well. We picked his brain several time with help on vendors and decorative aspects and he always gave us advice with affordability in mind.
While I'm still waiting for my wedding, which is about a month away at this point, I still wanted to write a review for Whitehall Manor. They've really impressed me so far and as far as I'm aware have yet to disappoint. It was quite funny that I had never heard of Whitehall before until I came to check it out over a year ago, but since I booked the location I've heard nothing but good things from friends and family who've all attended weddings there.
Whitehall Manor has throwing a wedding down to a science and they make it such an easy process to coordinate the venue and catering. All the food we've tasted thus far has been absolutely amazing as it's both hot and fresh. Most weddings there is always the problem of the food often being cold or bland due to the high volume. Whitehall working with it's onsite caterer, Celebrations, has no problem with that. All of the food is made and prepared there.
Another plus with Whitehall is that it is one of the few places with available indoor space for the reception especially when my guest list was numbering around 150-200 guests. Most historic sites don't have that option available or their options are only for small weddings and I had no desire for a tented reception in the middle of summer. This is one bride who is determined not to melt on my wedding. So when we found Whitehall with it's beautiful views, house, and air conditioned reception hall I was sold.
If you haven't had a chance to do so I would check out Whitehall Manor and see what they can do for you!
Whitehall Estate was a beautiful venue for our daughter's wedding. They were extremely helpful and cooperative during all aspects of our event. The staff was professional and treated us like royalty. The food was excellent. We were completely satisfied with the service and price.
We had a wonderful experience at Whitehall manor. Douglas was great to work with, super responsive and helpful. The food, décor, service, and venue space were flawless. We wanted an outdoor service before the reception, and the forecast was scattered thunderstorms, which is hard to plan for, but they were capable of last minute shift from outside to inside which was important to us. Ultimately the weather was perfect and I can hardly put into words how sublimely beautiful it was with the mountains in the background and lovely grounds. It required very little additional décor because of the natural beauty. Highly recommend and wish I could do it all over again!
We had a lovely experience planning and having our wedding at Whitehall. Douglas was such a pleasure to work with, and was always responsive and we set up several meetings and had a great rapport. Day of, everyone on-site was accommodating and responsive and made everything VERY easy for a busy and obsessive-compulsive bride. The venue is absolutely beautiful - they were even flexible enough to deal with our request to have our ceremony indoors, but then open cocktail hour and photographs to the outdoors also. We had a lot of Chinese cultural elements laced into our wedding, and Whitehall was also very receptive and provided us with the ability to decorate and plan in specific cultural details to the schedule. The guests loved the decor, the atmosphere, the food, and the venue. Something of note was that we expected to feel more stress and require more contingencies day of (especially since we didn't have a wedding planner and it was largely myself and my mom trying to DIY)... but they really took care of us and everything was fantastic. We HIGHLY recommend Whitehall to others.
Douglas is so wonderful to work with. I'm not sure how he stays so calm and collected working with so many brides. He's very responsive on email and he's willing to work with you to make whatever you want to happen, actually happen. He even accommodated our 20 person band. The venue is stunning no matter what time of year you have your wedding. The food is also amazing. Our guests were raving about the appetizers and dinner. All of the staff was very friendly the day of our event. We were so happy we booked our wedding at Whitehall. I can't imagine having had it anywhere else. They take very good care of the grounds as well so all our pictures outside were gorgeous!
I love Whitehall and am a little sad that now that our wedding has passed I don't have any excuses to make the trip back to the venue. Doug was a pleasure to work with from Day 1. He was very responsive and friendly and I knew once we booked the venue that we were in great hands. During the ceremony, everything was set up as I requested and Francisco did an awesome job taking care of us and working with our DJ to make sure the timeline was as planned. His staff even made plates for us from the buffet so we could spend more time mingling with guests. Whitehall is such a beautiful venue that you need very little outside decorations so we were able to save money on flowers & reception decor. The food was great too! It was much better than when we had our tasting there and everyone gave us positive feedback on it. You can also BYOB which saved us thousands of dollars and lucky for us we even had some leftover to take home. If I had it to do all over again I would chose Whitehall again!
My husband and I found Whitehall Manor through an internet search and decided to check it out. We fell in love with the venue and owner - Douglas! Right away we knew we had to get married at Whitehall Manor! Douglas was so helpful with getting us all set, from our contract to catering (with Celebrations, the onsite caterer) and everything in between. He was up front with pricing, so we knew there wasn't any hidden costs! Douglas worked with us and our wedding planner to make our day so special.
We had a complimentary tasting at the venue to try the different food options in hopes to narrow down our menu. We loved everything! We joked that it didn't matter what was for dinner because everything was so delicious! We ended up going with a plated meal, choice of fillet mignon or golden roast chicken, sides of roasted fingerling potatoes and grilled balsamic vegetables! Yum!!
On wedding day, we were allowed on site in the afternoon, I was in the bridal suite while my husband was in the groom's room. The wait staff brought us drinks and snacks throughout the day. Once it was time to start the ceremony, it was beautiful! We got married outside at the gazebo and had beautiful weather! (Luckily, Whitehall has a Plan B Option incase of bad weather!) Then during the cocktail hour, the bridal party and our family took photos with us. The wait staff was so awesome! They brought drinks and food around to everyone taking care of all of us!
During the reception, everything went perfectly! The food was delicious and hot! (The kitchen is right off the dance floor.) My husband and I were also given a plate of hors d'oeuvres during the meal! They wanted to make sure we had the full experience!
It was perfect and reasonably priced. We recommend Whitehall to everyone!
I would give Douglas and Whitehall 10 stars if I could. We had to book our venue and venues fairly quickly because we were moving away from the DC area 3 months after we got engaged. During our 15-month engagement, Douglas worked with us virtually for everything we needed. He is super responsive via email and was very flexible and accommodating. I wanted to add twinkle lights under the sky lights above the dance floor. He took it even further by installing outlets in the ceiling and ordering vintage looking hanging lights for our wedding. It was too cold to get married outside, so we did the ceremony inside under the skylights on the dance floor. The string lights really took the look to another level. I was able to come home only one time in between when we booked Whitehall and our wedding. Douglas allowed me to have a private tasting with the chef to pick out all our food because he knew there was no other time I'd be able to do it. When our DJ had to cancel on Thursday night, I called Douglas and he was able to set me up with someone new within 20 minutes. The only critique I would give to Whitehall is that they don't allow anyone in the facility until 3 hours before the event. It would've been a lot more convenient to get ready in the bridal suite, but we made it work off-site. The service staff was very attentive, respectful, and overall superb. Definitely book Whitehall; it's not only one of the best deals in the DC metro area, but you really get a lot of service for your money.
My husband and I just had our wedding reception at Whitehall Manor last weekend and it was an absolutely amazing experience!! Douglas was very attentive the entire time we worked with him, always answering my emails and phone calls very quickly. I felt like I could always rely on him and I didn't have to stress during the day of our wedding because I knew it would go flawlessly.
The day of staff was amazing to us and our guests! Francisco and his staff constantly checked up on my husband and I to make sure we had drinks and appetizers, even after cocktail hour ended. I've never felt so pampered! Our guests were amazed by the quality of the food and the service by the servers and bartenders. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for their wedding. Thanks Douglas and Francisco!