The Birkby House is a historic mansion in the greater Washington, D.C. area where couples can host a classic wedding. This mansion of bricks features numerous beautiful locations where couples can marry, including a white gazebo, a delicate tented space, and a stone-paved patio. This venue, located in the Northern Virginia area, is approximately a 45-minute drive to Arlington National Cemetery.
Facilities and Capacity
This lovely mansion venue, set upon a garden landscape, welcomes up to 200 guests for a couple’s big day. The brick facade of this house, with black shutters and white accents, makes a charming backdrop for wedding portraits or a ceremony. Couples can choose to hold their ceremony under the shade of the white gazebo or on the patio laid with stone underfoot. Shrubbery surrounds both of these romantic locations and the mansion is visible from either option. Receptions can then take place in the Birkby House’s grand flowing tent. This tent, made of delicate and airy fabric, features a paved flooring with bricks and cement, with a black and white checkerboard tile dance floor. Sparkling crystal chandeliers overhead add a touch of class to this space. The tent also offers open side spaces or plastic windows to let in natural light. The draped fabric overhead and all around makes for graceful wedding photographs.
The staff at this venue offers services to make couples feel like guests at their own wedding. These services allow them to sit back and relax, rather than fret over the details, large or small. Couples, who can use this venue for their bridal shower and engagement party in addition to their ceremony and reception, will find the following services and event items at the Birkby House:
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 tall enough for a wedding dress. A private bathroom and separate porch overlooking the gardens are also attached to this room. The Groom’s Suite includes a board room and 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!!!
Bre C · Married on 11/10/2018
As soon as we arrived to take a tour we knew this was the perfect venue. The whole place is so beautiful it almost didn’t need any decorations. Also, everyone at the venue is so friendly and helpful. We ended up having a really cold day for our wedding and even though we still wanted to do the ceremony outside, the Birkby House team was able to make quick arrangements to bring cocktail hour inside where it would be warmer for our guests. Everything went off without a hitch and despite the last minute changes the team handled everything so smoothly there was no need to panic. We got lots of compliments from our guests about what a great and unique venue it was, and even the photographer loved the natural beauty of the whole place. Many compliments to the Birkby House!
Stephanie · Married on 10/26/2018
Birkby House was such a charming place to get married! We loved not only the venue, but also the staff! Carleigh made getting ready for the wedding a breeze and was great at responding quickly. It rained on our wedding, but the staff was super helpful and we were still able to get married outside. The day ran smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about anything. We loved having our wedding at Birkby and are so thankful we had such a great team to make it all happen!
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.