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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Caitlin · Married on 10/15/2016
WOW! Every vendor that checked the place out prior to our wedding fell in love. All our guests couldn't believe how beautiful the property was and kept coming up to us the entire night asking how we found the place. The location is unbeatable, less than 10 minutes from downtown Leesburg, but you feel like you are forever away, tucked inside the trees, gardens and stone pathways. Libby, the current owner, is a descendant of the Rust family who built the property nearly 200 years ago. Rockland is her legacy, she is passionate and cares deeply about the property and its history and to those who choose to have their wedding there she and her husband, Nick, treat like family. My dreams for a beautiful, rustic wedding came true at Rockland. The grounds and gardens are great for pictures. There are two cottages on the property that can be rented which were great for the bridal parties to use the night before the wedding and for getting ready the day of. Nick, Libby's husband, built a gorgeous arch complete with magnolia branches and a rustic lectern that we were able to use in our wedding. Working with Libby and Nick was also amazing, they were so flexible every time we wanted to drop by with a question or to check something out. If Rockland is available for your wedding day, I would definitely recommend it.
User6455619 · Recently married
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!
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!
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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...