8 Chains North Winery, a vineyard with a barn in the greater Washington, D.C. area, is a venue that can host a wedding that fits a couple's unique style. This venue has elegant and rustic spaces that are beautifully united by the winery through wooden barrels, chandeliers and rows upon rows of grape vines. Couples will find this venue, located in Northern Virginia, approximately 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 120 guests can join couples at this venue for their wedding celebration. Ceremonies take place on the lawn in front of the vineyard. Facing the west, this location offers gorgeous opportunities for evening ceremonies with photographs as the sun casts an orange glow over the sky. On the day of the wedding, couples can use the rows of vines, the barrel room, and the rest of the rolling property for portraits of the couple and wedding party. The Compass Rose Banquet Room is the ideal reception space for couples at this venue. It includes high ceilings and dazzling chandeliers with elegantly decorative beads dangling from the bronze fixtures. Stunning cork accent walls are the perfect complement to the rows of barrels in the production room behind glass, giving the space an authentic winery feeling. The French doors in this room lead to a covered patio that may be used as overflow space or a cocktail reception venue. As the night wears on couples may use the Tasting Room, only available after hours. This large area feels cozy thanks to a stone fireplace that serves as the perfect indoor ceremony spot in the event of inclement weather.
Couples are welcome to use this venue for any wedding-related event. It is not just open to ceremonies and receptions, but also invites couples for bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. No matter the occasion, couples can find event items available such as, chairs, dance floor, tables, and tents. For their big day, the venue also provides the following services for couples:
26 Reviews for 8 Chains North Winery
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kelsey Lilley · Getting married on 10/16/2021
Gorgeous setting, helpful staff, excellent value -- especially for scaled-down weddings during COVID
After having to delay our “big” wedding celebration due to COVID, it was the biggest relief to find 8 Chains and their coordinator Elly. The mini-mony and elopement packages are so helpful for those looking for something simple, but still celebratory. We had just over a dozen people and it was the absolute best day — in large part because Elly and the rest of the 8CN staff were so professional and accomodating. From our very first call, Elly put our minds at ease about still being able to celebrate our marriage, even in a smaller way than we initially envisioned, and with a number of COVID protocols in place. I was always struck by her professionalism and attention to detail, particularly in the days leading up to and on the wedding when I was distracted by other things — she just got things done. The 8 Chains setting is simply stunning, especially in the fall, and our photos from the first look in the vines will be beautiful. The ability to get ready in the bridal and grooms suites were a huge plus, as it allowed our family to spend the day with us leading up to the ceremony. The winery’s patio and Harvest Room are absolutely perfect for a variety of sizes, and the inside/outside flow was exactly what we were looking for. A huge thank you to everyone at 8CN for their health protocols and helping us find ways to celebrate safely (masks, outdoor dining, etc.) 8CN was flexible with the vendors we wanted to use, and Elly made sure that things happened seamlessly on the morning of the wedding — we blinked and the room and our ceremony site was set up impeccably. The ceremony and dinner went off flawlessly, and we absolutely felt that Elly was constantly going the extra mile to make the night special for us (she sent us home with leftovers for a late-night snack, for example). Our families had the best time and couldn’t stop complimenting the beautiful venue and the incredible staff. Highly, highly recommend 8CN and Elly — would hire both again in a heartbeat.
Sent on 10/20/2020
8 Chains North Winery's reply:Kelsey,
Taylor Nilsen · Getting married on 07/08/2021
made my wedding day a dream
8 Chains North Winery was the best wedding venue I could have ever asked for. Elly, the events coordinator, was my savior the day of the wedding. She helped make the day about Matt and I, and that was so amazing of her to do. It also didn't hurt that she was always on wine duty :)
We had the max amount of guests at the venue, and it was still so spacious and comfortable. If you are debating on going with 8 Chains, I'd definitely recommend it.
If you're not getting married, they have an amazing winery and tasting area to enjoy!!Sent on 12/05/2019
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Kristie · Married on 10/23/2020
Intimate Fall Wedding
We can't not say enough wonderful things about 8 Chains North Winery. While trying to plan for our wedding during the pandemic, we decided on an intimate celebration with just our immediate family (14 guests).
8 Chains North offered packages set up to make planning stress free and included wonderful vendors that are familiar with the winery and easy to work with as well. Elly and the entire staff provided amazing customer service and made us feel comfortable and at ease.
The winery offers a beautiful setting with delicious wines. We are so happy we decided to go with 8 Chains North for our big day!Sent on 11/09/2020
8 Chains North Winery's reply:Kristie,
8 Chains North Winery Price Rates
Take advantage our our Elopement/Micro Wedding Special -- "The Petit Verdot Package." Say "I do" with 8 to 23 of your nearest and dearest. Our exclusive vendors will curate the perfect day for you. You'll receive three hours for your ceremony and reception; use of the vineyard and banquet room; charcuterie; decor; centerpieces, bouquet and boutonniere; an officiant to facilitate your nuptials; a one-tier wedding cake; and a Bluetooth speaker for music. That's everything you need for one enticing, all-inclusive price of $1650- $2000.
*Minimum wine purchase: one case. Photography or Videography additional.
Can't make it out to the winery for a tour in person? Our events manager can schedule a time for you to tour the entire venue and ceremony site all from the comfort of your home.
All 2020 weddings booked in 2020 will receive a complimentary sparkling wine toast. Your choice of Rosé or Blanc de Blancs.
What a wonderful place to host a wedding. We love working there with the excellent staff and easy way they make a wedding a most memorable event. Every time we provide wedding florals there our brides love every aspect of the outdoor spaces and charming interiors. Looking forward to many years of beautiful weddings there. Ricks Flowers
We love working with the professional team at this beautiful venue! Fantastic staff that goes out of their way to make guests feel welcome. Gorgeous setting with cool details like the cork wall in the Compass Rose room and vistas at the outdoor ceremony site. And who could forget the delicious wines? 8 Chains is a great choice for your special day.
is always a pleasure working with pros like you guys professional and friendly looking forward to work in the future.