Say “I do” on the historic grounds of Gunston Hall. With 550 acres of beautiful landscape and a breathtaking vista of the Potomac, you and your guests will have an experience to remember. Weddings at Gunston Hall are truly a special occasion and can include the use of the grounds, the Ann Mason Room (located inside our visitor center) and its adjoining private courtyard. Located in Northern Virginia, this venue is approximately 40 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 125 guests for seated inside receptions or over 125 guests with inside/outside options. Couples can use the stunning tree-lined drive for 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 make the perfect wedding ceremony and reception combination space. In addition, couples can host their bridal shower, engagement party or rehearsal dinner in these event locations. This venue is rife with historic brick walls, vintage accents and lush green outdoor areas for couples on their wedding day.
Our wedding venue 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. Services at this location include:
Gunston Hall, built ca. 1755-59, was the home of George Mason, founding father and principal author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. His call for freedom of the press, tolerance of religion, and other individual rights inspired many seminal freedom documents worldwide, including the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Bill of Rights, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Georgian-style mansion features some of the finest 18th-century ornamental architecture in the country, with exquisite interiors largely designed by Mason’s indentured London carpenter William Buckland and intricately hand carved by William Bernard Sears.
18 Reviews for Gunston Hall
Recommended by 97% of couples
19 User photos
Sarah Bachmann · Married on 04/20/2019
Beautiful and Historic!
My husband and I can't say enough good things about working with Nicole and choosing Gunston Hall for our wedding. It was the best decision we made for our wedding, and in all honesty we didn't seriously consider any other venue. Gunston Hall stole our hearts! All of our guests thought the property was beautiful, and Nicole went above and beyond to help us. We had our ceremony in the afternoon, and right after the ceremony ended we were able to take photos inside the historic house itself. Once we were done with photos inside the house, our guests could take a tour of the house before going to the courtyard for a cocktail hour while the bride and groom took more couple photos outside among the beautiful trees.
To go back to the planning, Nicole met with us several times in the course of our engagement, helped us figure out the best place to hold the various parts of our day (we did both our ceremony and reception on site), was incredibly responsive via email, and helped with set-up and breakdown of our wedding. We had our wedding ceremony outside under the big oak tree, cocktail reception in the courtyard, and dinner inside in the Ann Mason Room. The weather cooperated and we were able to have everything go as planned, but it was reassuring to know that there was a viable indoor option if we needed to move the ceremony inside.Sent on 05/05/2019
Sarah · Married on 05/20/2018
We LOVED Gunston Hall, and especially Nicole, our main contact there. We chose it because it had an indoor option in case of rain, but luckily were able to go with plan A and be outside overlooking the river and under the big tree near the house. Their team was wonderful - I loved that the chairs and tables and setup were included, that we had a shorter time option (5 hours was plenty for our small 68 person wedding!), and of course being able to have such a gorgeous backdrop for our ceremony and reception. Their vendor recommendations were so helpful, the getting ready rooms are perfect, and the location feels quiet and away from the sounds of highways and the city. Thank you, GH!Sent on 06/28/2018
Hannah · Married on 07/28/2017
If you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL and reasonably priced venue Gunston Hall is the place to go. I had such an amazing experience. They helped to make my wedding day all that I wanted.Sent on 09/21/2017
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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!