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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Ingola Hodges · Married on 05/27/2019
The black horse inn did a superb job in putting up my family and working with me on the rehearsal dinner. Could not have been happier with the outcome and would recommend them highly as a wedding venueSent on 05/02/2019
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Susan · Married on 06/15/2019
Loved Everything About this Venue!
Our wedding at The Black Horse was perfect and we had the best wedding experience possible! The moment we walked onto the property and saw the beautiful grounds, the bed and breakfast, and the Gilded Fox Ballroom, we immediately knew this was the perfect place for us. We worked with both Lynn and then Michele. Both women are amazing! Michele coordinated the whole wedding effortlessly--she was very responsive to emails/texts, extremely friendly, and so knowledgeable about how to organize/coordinate all the vendors the day of so that the bride and bridal party didn't have to worry about a thing. She arranged everything effortlessly all with a smile and was a big part of why our special day was so incredible! We had our ceremony and reception in the Gilded Fox Ballroom and when they opened the doors on to the garden terrace, guests could dance and party, or go outside into the beautiful garden and enjoy some drinks and chat. It was the best of both worlds (inside party atmosphere and laid back outdoor garden scene)! My husband and I both highly recommend this venue!Sent on 07/01/2019
Kathryn · Married on 05/11/2019
Best day ever!
One of the reasons we picked the Black Horse Inn was that you can rent the inn for the entire weekend for your family to stay. That took a lot of stress away! We were already there, no need to think about getting to the venue. Our non-family guests stayed at a nearby hotel, and Uber worked pretty well for them but sometimes the wait was longish for them to get an uber so keep that in mind if you aren’t hiring a shuttle to and from an outside hotel. The biggest reason was the venue itself. It was absolutely beautiful. We booked in the hopes that the weather would be amazing and we would be able to use all the beautiful outdoor parts of the venue. Well. It rained. And it was still awesome. We were still able to have our ceremony outside before it began pouring. The cocktail hour was moved inside. We still had a blast! At first I felt bad about how much booking with the BHI cost, but you can tell where the money goes. Lynn and Michele worked together and paid attention to every detail. I did not worry about a thing the day of! They called all our vendors and made sure everything was set.Sent on 05/14/2019
Many of our guests approached us during and after our wedding saying it was the best one they’ve ever attended. The caterer that was associated with the BHI at the time (It was recently turned to new owners so I’m not sure it’s the same caterer - Catering Reserved) was great. The food was so good! Anyways, the day couldn’t have gone any better. Price is a bit on the steeper side from what we originally budgeted, but it is Northern Virginia during peak time and we felt pretty pampered. The whole family was so pleased with the inn.
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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.