Birkby House is a historic mansion wedding venue based in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This stunning mansion is the perfect location for your dream wedding, allowing you and your partner to celebrate your nuptials in peaceful harmony. There is also an array of idyllic spaces to host your occasion including a picturesque white gazebo, a delicate tented space, and a stone-paved patio.
Facilities and Capacity
Birkby House is set upon a luscious garden landscape, welcoming up to 200 guests for a couple’s wedding ceremony or reception. The brick facade of this house, with black shutters and white accents, makes for a charming backdrop to your special day. Shrubbery surrounds both the gazebo and patio, with the mansion remaining visible from either option. Receptions can then take place in the venue’s grand flowing tent. This tent is made of ethereal fabric, featuring a paved flooring as well as a black and white checkerboard tile dance floor. Sparkling crystal chandeliers overhead seamlessly add a touch of class to this space.
The experienced staff at this magnificent mansion allows couples to avail of a variety of convenient services, ensuring their genuine satisfaction. The team makes it a priority to develop a genuine understanding of your dream vision, gaining an authentic knowledge of your individual style and taste. There is a wide spectrum of event items available for your special day such as altars, drapery, tables, chairs, and audio equipment.
Birkby House provides a variety of catering services for special occasions, curating delicious meals that leave a lasting impression upon you and your guests. There is a team of skilled servers on hand to deliver a sublime experience, making sure your needs are satisfied. Cocktail receptions, hors d’ oeuvres, family-style dishes, and more are available upon request.
A bridal suite and groom’s suite are available for couples to use on the top floor of this historic mansion. The Bride’s Salon features a full-length mirror and closet for your wedding attire, acting as an ideal location to get ready in before the festivities. A private bathroom and separate porch overlooking the gardens are also attached to this room. The Groom’s Suite includes a board room and a sitting room with a private bathroom.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Kelly Kessler · Married on 10/06/2018
Beautiful, accommodating, easy to work with
My husband and I got married at Birkby on October 6, 2018. We worked closely with Carleigh and Kristin to book the Birkby and then decided to use their planning help as well through Simply Royal. Birkby was the perfect choice for our wedding, and Carleigh and Kristin were amazing to work with. They were caring, helpful, and anticipated our questions. They were also able to draw on their experience with vendors around town to make recommendations which was super helpful. On the day of, the Birkby was clean, there were beautiful fall decorations outside, and Carleigh and Kristin were so helpful with coordinating all of our vendors and the events of the day. They made sure we had everything we needed and really felt like friends through the whole process. I can't say enough about how much we loved our whole experience - the Birkby was a beautiful backdrop for our day and Carleigh and Kristin were fantastic. Thank you both so much!!!Sent on 10/24/2018
Kristina Perry · Getting married on 12/05/2020
LOVE Birkby House - My Dream Wedding
The first time I toured Birkby House I instantly knew it would be the perfect spot for my garden style brunch wedding. The grounds and the tent are so gorgeous I had to do very minimal decorating, I let the beautiful grounds be my back drop. I can not say enough good things about Carleigh and Kristin as wedding coordinators. Carleigh truly saved the day when my hair and make up lady was two hours late and found someone local to help do makeup for my MOH, Mom, and I, and she did a fantastic job! Kristin was beyond helpful throughout the entire process and so easy to communicate with and ask questions. She made sure my fiance and I had drinks, appetizers, and were comfortable throughout the entire day. She even helped me out of my veil and bustled my dress! She kept everything on track so that we could enjoy each moment we had planned. After the ceremony they were incredibly helpful helping my Mom pack up all of our belongings and get them in the car. These ladies are amazing at what they do and you can tell they just genuinely love it. Its a family business and they are just great people. My guests had a blast and I received so many compliments on how beautiful and classy the wedding venue was. I wish I could relive my wedding day 100x over, and I would do it at Birkby House every time.Sent on 06/03/2019
Kristin Palmer · Married on 08/17/2019
We searched and searched for the right venue for our wedding, and landed on the Thomas Birkby House - and we could not have been happier! The venue includes a house, beautiful garden and patio, and climate controlled tent. All three of these locations are beautiful in their own right, and the mix of atmosphere's kept things interesting! In the house there is a beautiful space for the bridal party to get ready and a separate space for the groomsmen to hang out. There are also three spacious rooms on the main level, two that we used as an extension to our cocktail hour on the patio (after all, it was 100 degrees), and one that we had a table for cards and gifts and a table for our guest book. Each space is so beautiful. Outside there is a large patio with beautiful arbor to get married under, and a spacious yard and space by the house for cocktail hour. The tent is also spacious and climate controlled. Our summer wedding was bright, whimsical, and elegant thanks to Birkby House's beauty. The staff there is AMAZING and i can't say enough about how responsive they were over email and the day of. Cannot recommend enough for that indoor/outdoor wedding vibe!Sent on 08/25/2019
This venue provides a special, historic atmosphere for your wedding. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and provide a gorgeous setting for your ceremony and cocktail reception. The tent, conveniently located next to the courtyard, is perfect for your dinner reception and dancing. Their staff will take great care of you and your guests, and will ensure the vendors you use are first-rate.
The folks at Thomas Birkby House are true professionals with a unique property surrounded by wonderful photo locations. It's a convenient and great location for your wedding. One of our favorite venues.
The Thomas Birkby House is my favorite venue in Virginia. Ron, Judy and Mary Louise take pride in their property, and don't view it as a wedding factory, like other venues do. They are really invested in each event, making sure that the client has a great experience, and assisting the vendors who come through their doors. I can't recommend the Thomas Birkby House highly enough for your next event.