The Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn sits on a quaint farm in the Washington, D.C. area. This rustic and vintage inn is the perfect wedding venue for couples seeking a charming space with a large banquet hall for their big day. Couples can find this venue in the Northern Virginia area, a 55-minute drive from downtown Washington, D.C.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples and as many as 200 guests can celebrate at the Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn. This farm encompasses 47 acres of land upon which couples can eat, drink, and be married. The Fox Den at Briar Patch is the venue’s primary indoor event location. Wedding ceremonies or receptions can be held in the Gold Fox Room, with impressive ceilings, crystal chandeliers, French doors, and stone fireplace, or in the Bronze Fox Room, with dark wooden beams across vaulted ceilings, French doors, and a fireplace with a wooden mantel. Outdoor ceremony and reception locations include a gently sloping hillside overlooking the Bull Run Mountains, or under a 200-year-old oak tree. The poolside deck also makes a fun reception location for an outdoor affair.
This venue welcomes couples for more than just ceremonies and receptions; they can also host their bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners at this inn. This vintage venue and its staff offer the following event services for any wedding-related occasion:
Dishes prepared for a couple’s wedding can be modified to meet dietary restrictions. This includes preparations that are:
The main house at this bed and breakfast has eight guest rooms in which couples and other overnight guests can stay. Each room is furnished with antiques and named for a flower to complement the flowers in the gardens surrounding the house. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, each with private baths and six rooms on the second floor each with a shared bath. For luxurious overnight accommodations, two rooms upstairs can be combined as a suite with a private bath. A private separate cottage, perfect as a honeymoon suite, comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, dining area, bedroom, and bathroom. The bathroom includes both a tub and shower. The newest addition to the property, the Chicken Coop building, offers two guest rooms and a suite.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Adri · Married on 11/10/2012
STOP!!! Don't look anywhere else!!! Greatest venue EVER!
Wow, what an amazing venue. We were nervous having our wedding outside in November. But we lucked out with sunny skies and 60 degree weather. In case of bad weather, they have a great indoor option as well.
Approximately 200 of our guests sat on top of the hill overlooking the mountains of Virginia. After the ceremony, our guests made their way into the Fox Den (on the same property) for appetizer hour and entertainment. Dinner followed and the night went on. Oh! And we had our rehearsal dinner at The Fox Den the night before our wedding as well and they let us put up decorations for the next day.
Charlotte and Henrietta were such great people to work with. Their calming personalities ensured we would have a great wedding. They responded quickly and were always ready and provided us anything we needed. Dan was great ensuring they would work with our budget.
We did a lot of research, (probably like you right now :) ) and we are so happy and blessed with our decision. Million dollar views, amazing staff members, rooms for your guests and cottage for the wedding couple to stay in over night all for an extremely good price. I would book before someone takes your date!
Anna Easterbrooks · Married on 11/03/2018
A Fall (+ Pet Friendly) Bride's Dream!
I got married at Briar Patch this past November (2018), had my bachelorette weekend there as well this past July. and had the best experience! The property is beautiful, Ellen, Jackie and the team are fantastic, and I love that it's women-owned and women-run. The breakfasts were amazing as well, I had guests asking me to get the recipes! We also had my dog stay for the weekend, which was a real treat.
The location, views and lovely team can't be beat. Can't say enough great things!
Cathleen · Married on 10/13/2018
Awesome venue choice
Wow!! Our wedding day was even better than I ever imagined, thanks to the wonderful team at Briar Patch! Beautiful venue, lots of space, and fun place for a wedding. Ali was our day-of coordinator and she did an excellent job handling everything. Awesome wedding and all guests had a blast too, it is a night my husband and I will never forget. We can't wait to return for a visit at some point :)
Briar Patch is a great supportive venue if you are inviting children. They have a terrific side room that is close by and they also allow for caregivers to go to the inn as it gets later in the evening to a quieter space to help the children settle down for the evening. The bedroom floor plan is also convenient to monitor things as they children sleep while their parents continue to have a good time with the other adults at the reception. We have found Ellen and Dan and their entire team to be very supportive of our needs as caregivers as well. They have been great mentors for us in other ways too. This is a great family friendly venue in very beautiful country setting.
I have had numerous weddings at Briar Patch not to mention gone myself. What a fabulous place to celebrate a huge event like your wedding or a small memory like an anniversary.
Beautiful venue, with many beautiful spots for your outdoor ceremony (and a lovely indoor space - "just in case"). Dan, Ellen and Henriette are delightful to work with and will make you feel right at home.