Gunston Hall, located in Lorton, Virginia, is a stylish historic wedding venue. Situated on 550 scenic acres with views of the Potomac River, the property offers a beautiful backdrop for every stage of your wedding celebration. This Georgian-style mansion dates back to the 18th century and has an elegant red brick exterior, perfect as the ceremony backdrop or for pictures. The estate is rife with historic brick walls, vintage accents, and lush green outdoor areas for couples and their guests to admire. Located in Northern Virginia, this venue is approximately 40 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., with lots of options for overnight accommodations nearby.
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At Gunston Hall, couples can invite up to 125 guests for seated indoor receptions or over 125 for celebrations spread over indoor and outdoor spaces. To-be-weds can use the breathtaking tree-lined drive for memorable photographs on their big day. For receptions, couples can also set up tents on the grounds to host their full guest list. The Ann Mason Room in the visitor center and its adjoining private courtyard can be used for both ceremony and reception. In addition, couples can host their engagement party, shower, or rehearsal dinner in these event locations. Caterers will find a convenient full-size kitchen next to the Ann Mason Room. Couples can finish their preparations for the day in the hall's stylish get-ready suite.
Gunston Hall offers many items and services to help ease couples’ worries on the big day. Event items available through Gunston Hall include audio equipment, chairs, and tables. To-be-weds are granted early access to their chosen event space, giving them plenty of time to prepare their setup and make the room their own. Various packages are on offer for couples to choose from, with features including tours of the historic home. Couples can also have assistance from a dedicated staff member to provide support throughout the planning process.
The hall, which was constructed during the late 1750s, was the home of George Mason, a principal author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. His belief in tolerance and freedom of the press inspired many documents worldwide. These include the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Georgian-style mansion features stunning examples of 18th-century ornamental architecture, some of which are considered the finest in the country. The exquisite interiors were largely designed by carpenter William Buckland and intricately hand-carved by William Bernard Sears.
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A wonderful, historic and gracious location to have a wedding. Nothing disturbs your stay and you are in a very beautiful spot and in the richest tapestry of history in the country. Surrounded by nature, yet close at hand, Gunston Hall is a marvelous place for a wedding.
I cannot say enough about this incredibly gorgeous location! What a work of architecture! And the grounds are equally as stunning. This is the perfect place for the classic, joyful, and romantic bride to tie the knot with her Prince Charming!
Being on the property is like stepping back in time. As you drive up the long, tall tree lined driveway, you can see the mansion in the distance as the perfect backdrop. Walking around the property and the gardens, you truly feel as though you are in a place of historic significance. The visitor center also has a quaint ballroom for use!
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