Historic Rockland is a ranche wedding venue in the greater Washington, D.C. area where couples can celebrate their wedding in a classic country style. This venue features a manor house surrounded by acres of farmland, pine trees, and a piece of the Potomac River bank on the Maryland-Virginia state line. Couples will find this venue approximately 30 minutes from the Dulles International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
A total of 300 guests can join couples in their wedding celebration at Historic Rockland. The venue’s property includes numerous locations perfectly suited for a tented reception or open-air ceremony. The largest area is the South Lawn. This space offers views of the meadow garden and cattle field in the distance. One of the most picturesque locations is the area below the rock outcroppings. From here, couples and guests get a view up through the colorful gardens at the manor house in the background. Ceremonies and cocktail receptions have also taken place by the venue’s pool. For very intimate guest lists, couples can use the manor house living room as an indoor ceremony location. Receptions are most commonly held in tents upon the property.
Couples can host their ceremony, reception or engagement party at this historic wedding venue. The mansion offers accommodations, a bridal suite and liability insurance. Parking onsite is also available.
This historic home was built in 1822 by General George Rust. It became home to Ida Lee and her thirteen children, and still today is owned by descendants of the Rusts. The house serves as a living museum and event venue today, with early American antiques as furnishings, many of which are originals. Portraits and artwork can also be found throughout this historic house.
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14 Reviews for Historic Rockland
Recommended by 99% of couples
User6455619 · 2+ years ago
I am currently planning my 2018 wedding at the rockland and so far have had a tremendous experience with the owners and am looking forward to continue to work with them in planning my perfect day!Sent on 04/19/2016
Ran · Married on 09/17/2017
Historic Rockland is amazing. The grounds are stunning yet understated. Many areas and corner for the different parts of the wedding and for guests to explore. The owner, Libby, is caring, on top of things, and very accommodating. She went out of her to way to ensure that we had the wedding of our dreams. Highly recommend!Sent on 11/27/2017
Emily · Married on 06/10/2017
I would recommend Historic Rockland to anyone getting married in the DMV area. Libby, the owner, was responsive throughout the whole process and she recommended great vendors to work with. Not to mention, the property itself is absolutely gorgeous! There are sprawling fields, beautiful flowers, a historic home, and plenty of flat space to pitch a reception tent. And there are beautiful old trees throughout the area that give great shade during the summer months. An added bonus is that you can rent out two houses on the venue for your family or bridal parties to stay in. We rented the houses for Friday and Saturday night and had a bride and groom house. It was a lot of fun and staying in the venue houses made the wedding day stress free since I could just sit back and relax that morning. I hope you love historic rockland as much as we did!Sent on 06/24/2017
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It is such a pleasure working with Libby and Nick at Historic Rockland. Their GORGEOUS Mansion is the perfect romantic backdrop for any wedding or event!!! The grounds are impeccable, lush and unique, the rolling hills behind the property ensure the ultimate privacy, and the Patio garden is the perfect setting for entertaining! The gorgeous wedding photos will speak for themselves...