Airlie is a mansion with a banquet hall for couples who want to host their wedding in the greater Washington, D.C. area. At this venue couples will find a classic and country atmosphere with stone arches, grand staircases and magical garden spaces. This venue, in Northern Virginia, is approximately one hour outside of downtown Washington, D.C.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 200 guests can join couples on their wedding day at Airlie. The venue, with over 300 acres of land, allows couples to create the perfect custom wedding day on the property. This means nearly endless options for ceremony sites among the trees, flowers, and natural beauty. Particularly popular for their beauty are three wedding locations. The Upper and Lower Formal Garden begins with the stone-arched doorway. In this garden, couples will find winding paths, fountains, a fairytale gazebo, and a sundial. Couples can exchange vows surrounded by hydrangea and other colorful blooms. The LFP Garden is both beautiful and operational, growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. These meticulously cared for gardens include creative seating, busy honey bees, and healthy meals for guests. The Peterson Butterfly Garden is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies. Under the shelter of an ornate gazebo, couples can wed surrounded by stone walls, flowering trees, plants, and even a meandering brook. For the reception, couples have three main choices. The Pavilion is an octagonal room with glass walls, offering panoramic views of the gardens that encompass the building. Even with the large windows, couples and guests will be comfortable year-round in this heated and air conditioned venue. The Pavilion's veranda is perfect for overflow seating or a cocktail reception. The Airlie House features all the beauty of an old manor house, complete with a grand staircase, brass chandeliers, and decorative moldings. A lakeside event tent is also an option for couples who want a more natural and outdoorsy wedding reception on the water.
The staff at this venue helps couples with numerous services that make the big day less stressful when it arrives. This includes assistance with event planning and event rentals to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. The staff also helps with cleanup and setup on the wedding day, as well as offering lighting and sound services. Couples will find accommodations at this banquet hall as well. For guests, onsite parking and shuttle services make transportation to this venue simple. In addition to a ceremony and reception, couples are also welcome to host a bridal shower or engagement party at this garden venue. For any occasion, they'll find event items available such as:
Recommended by 92% of couples
Alexandra · Married on 09/03/2016
The Airlie wedding experience was great for us, our families and all our guests. People have continued to compliment us on the experience that they had at Airlie! As the couple getting married, we were happy every step of the way.
Shiloh was our onsite coordinator and she was AMAZING. She answered every question and email quickly and thoroughly. Shiloh was exactly the person I would want helping me if I had to do it all again. I really can't say enough nice things about her.
As for Airlie, it was exactly the venue we hoped for. We wanted an outdoor venue, but didn't want a tent; a place where guests could stay on-site, and amazing views.
The grounds are gorgeous and the bikes available all over the property were a guest favorite. My family rented the Groom's cottage and my husband's rented the Lakeside Cottage. Both were perfectly homey and very comfortable. The guests were excited that it wasn't just a hotel but instead it felt like a vacation.
As for the food, multiple guests told us it was the best wedding food that they had ever had. They were accommodating of my dietary restrictions and every guest had a meal they were happy with. The buffet was the way to go. We are a family of foodies to we were more than happy.
The staff were also so impressive. My sister is a sommelier and service manager at a well-known New York restaurant and she was impressed by the staff, which is saying a lot.
The Pavilion which is where we had the reception was stunning. With the accordion glass doors open all the way around and the large wrap-around porch it was a great way for guests to enjoy either inside or outside without being too far away.
Our rehearsal was also on-site at the Smokehouse Lodge and it was beautiful. It started the weekend off in the best way. Everyone relaxed fire-side and playing lawn games. Also the food was SO GOOD.
We would recommend Airlie to everyone who asks and we can't wait to stay here every year for our anniversary.
Rachel · Getting married on 11/02/2018
Airlie is SUCH a beautiful property and totally a hidden gem in the beautiful scenic area of Virginia! The spaces they have are akin to something you'd find in an english garden overseas and the manor and rooms are like the high end resorts you'd find in Charlottesville or Nantucket! Quaid was so helpful every step of the way in ensuring the wedding was smooth and flawless from start to finish. Couldn't ask for a better venue, team or location!!!
Alli · Married on 09/08/2018
Airlie is incredible! The venue is gorgeous, the food is delicious, and the staff is so nice. Quaid was an absolute joy to work with throughout the wedding planning process, and he is professional, helpful, and responsive. Would highly recommend!
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Airlie is one of the most beautiful and elegant settings you will find anywhere. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with them over the years for weddings and events of all kinds.
Absolutely gorgeous wedding venue, locally sourced menu and creative chefs!
Airlie is on our list as one of our favorite venues in DC to work with. We’ve worked there for years and love the combination of beautiful locations to have the wedding outside and the gorgeous manor house, which proves to be the perfect backdrop for images. The locations for the wedding are exceptionally beautiful and they have everything from manicured grounds with gardens galore; a huge lake, complete with swans; waterfalls, stone fences and arches all around the property – and then there is the back of the house with the huge stairs and archways three stories high just perfect for photos with the ones you love. We’ve always found the staff to be exceptionally easy to work with, and the food has always been incredible. We also love how Airlie is set up so that you can have a beautiful wedding inside, too, either at the manor house or at inside the glass enclosed pavilion so it is perfect any time of year. I’ve watched over and over as they take great care of our brides, making sure their wedding is unforgettable. Joriana and I are always are super excited to work with any couple who is having an Airlie wedding because they stand out as a cut above.