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Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn

Middleburg, VA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
168 reviews
$7k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$7k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn is a wedding venue that sits on a quaint farm in Middleburg, Virginia. This rustic and vintage inn is an ideal event space for couples seeking a charming location with a large banquet hall for their big day. Couples can find this venue in the Northern Virginia area, about 20 minutes from Dulles Airport and about an hour from downtown Washington, D.C.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples and up to 200 of their 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 fireplaces. Meanwhile, the Bronze Fox Room features 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 and a shaded space beneath a 200-year-old oak tree. The poolside deck also makes a fun reception or rehearsal dinner location for an outdoor affair.

Services Offered

This venue welcomes couples for more than just ceremonies and receptions; the building can accommodate bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. An array of relaxing events can be held in this event space. This vintage venue and its staff offer the following event services for any wedding-related occasion:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet-friendly policy
  • Wireless Internet

Accommodation

This versatile estate enables you to surround yourself with your family and friends in its 12 bedrooms, which are spread across three buildings. 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 to form a suite with a private bath. A secluded, separate cottage, ideal for a honeymoon suite, comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, bedroom, and bathroom. This bathroom includes both a tub and a shower. The newest addition to the property, the Chicken Coop building, offers three guest rooms which are each adorned with a private bath.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

168 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Josephine Married on 10/30/2021
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    Perfect Venue for Our Wedding

    We toured many venues prior to booking with Briar Patch, but decided to book with Briar Patch due to its convenient location (close to Dulles Airport, hotels that offered shuttles for guests to and from the Dulles Airport as well as one complimentary shuttle to the venue), on-site lodging, ability to book the venue for the entire weekend, beautiful indoor and outdoor event space, and ability to select our own caterers and bring in our own alcohol. We wanted to have a wedding in wine country, but without the restrictions that wineries have on bringing in outside alcohol. We also wanted to be able to select food that we were interested in and not be restricted to the options at the venue. Having the venue available the entire weekend was extremely convenient and a major selling point for us so that we could have our immediate family on-site together. We had a tree planting ceremony and Ellen and Dan kindly let us plant a tree on their site. We booked a day-of coordinator who previously worked at Briar Patch who was critical to pulling all of the details together and making our wedding weekends run smoothly. We stayed in the Chicken Coop, which was a great size for our wedding party to get ready in and take getting ready photos in. We appreciated being able to use the decor such as hurricane lamps, wood slabs, picture frames, easels, projector, etc that Briar Patch already had on site. It was fantastic to have the hot tub on site as well.
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    Derek S. Married on 05/22/2021
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    It's a diamond in the rough. 100% would hold a wedding here again.

    Let me start off by saying that the venue has its quirks. It is an old building, and during the pandemic it is clear that the business was hit hard in their ability to staff people to help with upkeep. I say all that just to let you know what to expect. HOWEVER, I could not imagine going with a different venue. Dan is the most wonderful host, and makes the process so easy for his wedding couples. While not necessarily cheap, you're able to book the entire venue for the entire weekend for what it costs at some venues for a 8 hour block of time. Honestly, being able to set things up the day before the wedding took so much stress off of the actual day. I can't imagine the stress levels we would have felt had we had to decorate everything day of. You as the guests are responsible for setting up/tearing down the ceremony site, which we were able to set up the day before. (I recommend Smokin Willys as a caterer as they were able to do the tear down for us included in their price). It is a more rustic feeling venue, and there are a bit more things to do on your own, but it is 100% worth it. We could not have imagined a more perfect day, and Dan and Ellen were a huge part of that! They aren't trying to nickel and dime you, they are open and honest with what they can do to help, and will work tirelessly to make sure your wedding goes off as planned. They are a small team, but they care so deeply about their couples. At the very least tour their facilities and see what they have to offer. You won't regret holding your wedding with them (even if your parents are a bit skeptical of the property).
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    Andrew B. Married on 05/01/2021
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    Wonderful Venue with Scenic Backdrop in rural NoVA

    Dan & Ellen provided not just a wonderful location for our wedding, but their care and attention to detail were exceptional. As it goes with weddings & wedding planning, things went wrong at various points of the buildup - but Dan & Ellen were resolved to assist however and whenever they could. They took a lot of the stress off us leading up to the big day simply for their diligence!
    The venue itself has multiple options for locations, depending on your style. The entire site is beautiful with gorgeous backdrops of Virginia countryside. The fact it is a bed & breakfast is an added bonus. As a military family, with friends and relatives dispersed throughout the US, being able to coordinate close friends and family staying ON SITE was another tremendous relief for us and made choosing Briar Patch that much easier. There is plenty of parking for guests that would need to travel, so it was helpful knowing that we didn't need to focus on only a small group that could stay at the B&B.
    The one piece of advice I will pass on to any future prospective couples is to make sure you coordinate with the winery next door! We had Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel" start blaring in the middle of a prayer and everyone got a good laugh out of the situation. It didn't detract from our wedding at all, but as it happened it was a "duh - should have thought of that" moment for sure :)
    - Maggie & Andrew

Awards

  • 168
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Julie & Kenneth
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Professional Network & Endorsements

17 Endorsements
Nannytainment Event Childcare Nannytainment Event Childcare Banquet Halls

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.

Remembered Events Remembered Events Wedding Planners

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.

Sacred Celebrations, LLC Sacred Celebrations, LLC Wedding Officiants

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.

Map

23130 Briar Patch Lane Middleburg, VA, 20117
7033275911
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Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn?

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn for wedding events?

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn offer?

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn offer for wedding events?

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in professionalism.

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