The Black Horse Inn is an historic estate in Warrenton, VA with a mansion and seperate ballroom and banquet facility for couples’ weddings in the greater Washington, D.C. area. An elegant and rustic setting for the wedding day, this venue offers a destination property complete with horses for the day or for the weekend.
Couples can find this venue in Northern Virginia, located approximately one hour from downtown Washington, D.C. Only 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport and 55 minutes from Reagan National Airport, this hunt counrty estate is conveniently located.
Facilities and Capacity
This mansion has the space for up to 200 wedding guests. At the Black Horse Inn, couples will find four gorgeous ceremony locations for their wedding day. The main location for ceremonies is beneath the cover of a romantic wedding gazebo surrounded by centuries-old trees. The picturesque landscaping of the Black Horse Inn stretches out in every direction from this site. There are three other terrace wedding locations for couples who wish to hold their ceremony outdoors at this venue. For very intimate wedding ceremonies and gatherings, the foyer of the house is available for ceremonies with the curving grand staircase as the backdrop. Receptions take place in the mansion’s climate-controlled grand ballroom. From here, couples and guests are treated to panoramic views of the horses grazing in the pastures and the flagstone terrace. The terrace features gardens, a pond, and a white picket bridge.
The staff at this venue aim to make the couple’s wedding day magical through the services they provide. For any wedding event, from a ceremony and reception to a bridal shower, elopement, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner, the venue provides event items such as arches, tables, and chairs. Other services through this venue include:
Other Facilities and Services
The stable provides a pleasant distraction for guests with handsome steeds available for photo ops with the bride and groom, family and friends. Stalls are available for the equestriain bride that wishes to bring her horse to the event and full horse care is available.
The night’s cuisine, whether African, Italian, Indian, Thai, or another style, can be prepared by the venue’s chefs to accommodate dietary restrictions for couples or guests. The catering staff can meet gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, or vegetarian needs. Dishes can be served in the following catering styles:
Fully licensed to serve alcohol, the standard and premium bar selections will satisfy the most discriminating palate. Non-alcoholic and signature drink options are also available.
The inn has 10 rooms and suites in the house from which couples and their overnight guests can choose. Each room features comfortable accommodations, antique furnishings and a private bath. The spaces make a wonderful honeymoon suite or resting place for the wedding party.
The mansion was built in the 1850s with additions added on in the early 1900s. The inn was named for the Black Horse Cavalry, the idea for which was conceived in 1858. The cavalry led a successful charge against the Union in First Battle of Manassas, and following the war many men of this organization became prominent leaders in the area.
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Lauren · Married on 10/10/2015
The Black Horse Inn is like a dream. It is the most beautiful place. From the beautiful green pastures, to the horses grazing, the historic Inn and the grand reception hall. It is the perfect place for a weekend long wedding. My husband and I are so happy we chose BHI for our wedding venue. Thanks to Lynn and Kathi( Inn owner and Inn Manager) for making The Black Horse Inn truly feel like home to us. My husband and I felt so relaxed there. Lynn and Kathi were amazing from the start. They were so on top of everything, and fantastic coordinators. We visited multiple times, had many email exchanges, and had multiple phone conversations. They both were a delight to talk to every single time. Lynn really made sure our visions were orchestrated. Kathi was also wonderful. She made sure everyone had what the needed and were comfortable. Her breakfasts were to die for. So delicious! Kathi even snuck in to give my girls and I mimosas the morning of the wedding! Kathi and Lynn both have wonderful personalities and were always cheerful and positive. You could tell they really cared about us and the importance of having our wedding unfold according to our timeline. All of BHI staff were great. The whole weekend went smoothly, and there were never any complaints. It was really nice to be able to drop off decor and alcohol the Thursday before our wedding. My husband and I can't wait to go back and spend a weekend there. The best weekend of our lives. Thank you Lynn and Kathi!Sent on 11/09/2015
Maribel · Married on 07/07/2018
We fell in love the first time we visited this venue. Lynn and Debbie are great to work with and very accommodating. Everything turned out perfect!Sent on 07/25/2018
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Frances · Married on 06/16/2018
The Black Horse Inn was the perfect place for my party. Lynn was great to work with. Friendly, professional, had great suggestions and accommodating for our event. The grounds are breath taking and the dining area was absolutely gorgeous! The food was fabulous and a fun time was had by all! Defiantly recommend this venue for your next event.Sent on 09/29/2018
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Beautiful and elegant venue. Great owners and easy to work with.
Black Horse Inn is more than lovely...it is the epitome of classic Virginia hunt country. This is one of the very best places to tie the knot if you the Virginia countryside and the charm of estate style weddings. The classic, joyful, romantic bride will not be disappointed in this gorgeous venue and all the photographic possibilities!
The Black Horse Inn near Warrenton, VA is about a perfect a venue for a wedding as could possibly be. Every detail of this location is meticulously maintained and beautiful. Owner Lynn and her staff are gracious and accommodating, making guests feel special. Located in a perfect setting with graceful views, there is - uniquely to only a few venues - plenty of room to move around, but close at hand so that everything is within easy reach. One of the many things prospective couples often miss is that the place where your guests will spend several hours should have a variety of places for them to enjoy (at Black Horse Inn, there is the ceremony patio, the main house, the cocktail hour patio, the beautiful banquet pavilion, and unique specialized rooms), without being to spread out. In this way, your guests are very comfortable. This is perfection.