Welcome to Murray Hill
Murray Hill is a fifty-seven acre estate nestled in a rural setting overlooking the Potomac River and Catoctin Mountains,only a few minutes from Historic Leesburg and convenient to Washington. It includes an eighteenth century style stone manor residence featuring antiques, fireplaces and a Steinway baby grand. Up to sixty guests may gather for a reception or dinner in the elegantly decorated rooms, screened porch or terrace, all with sweeping views of the river and the forested countryside. Larger affairs may be tented in one of the formal gardens or by the pool. There is wireless internet throughout the home. The new kitchen and adjoining River Room are perfect for cooking classes. A unique feature is the flexiblility with which our variety of spaces can be utilized. Inside Murray Hill is a virtual treasure-trove of antiques and memorabilia that lovers of local history will particularly appreciate.
The stately manor house is framed by mature oaks and gardens with a secluded swimming pool to be found in a private "boxwood room".
Woodland walking trails abound and feature a wide variety of wildflowers. Bald eagles are frequently seen from the bluff and the song of woodland birds fill the peaceful setting. Murray Hill welcomes the opportunity to assist our guests in every arrangement so they can relax and enjoy their stay. The tranquility and natural beauty of the setting make even the most simple event exceptional.
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Lindsay · Married on 10/24/2020
Dream wedding venue
Murray Hill was an absolute dream venue for my 10/24/2020 wedding. Getting married in a pandemic is definitely a challenge, but John & Peggy made sure our day was perfect, safe, and unforgettable. Peggy was incredibly accommodating with planning ahead of time, especially with all the changes we needed to make to keep everyone safe. The venue itself is gorgeous and makes for the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. The views from the Potomac Overlook are unmatched! We had the most amazing time and people could not stop commenting on the beauty of the venue. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any couple trying to have their perfect wedding day!Sent on 11/21/2020
Connie · Married on 05/31/2020
Responsive and flexible!
Unfortunately, we were forced to cancel our May 2020 wedding due to the shelter-in-place order in VA. With my fiance being in the military and the uncertainty of the pandemic, postponement was not an option for us. Despite these unfortunate circumstances, Peggy has been so helpful and incredibly understanding throughout the entire process. She is very active via email and addresses all your concerns in a timely manner.Sent on 05/20/2020
I also wanted to mention how stunning the venue/estate is. The ceremony location is so dreamy, overlooking the Potomac River and the Catoctin Mountains and how could I not mention the beautiful barn? The beauty of the venue speaks for itself.
It has been such a pleasure working with Peggy and although our wedding day never came to full fruition, Peggy made the whole process seamless. We highly recommend this venue.
Olivia · Married on 10/27/2019
Beyond Amazing - Including the Rain Plan B
From the first time we met Peggy and John, to the day after our wedding, every minute of working with the folks at Murray Hill was perfect. The whole team (extra shoutout to Donnie and Susan who were there day of to help with anything) was fabulous and incredibly responsive, and the fact that they only typically do one wedding a weekend meant that we were able to drop off and pick up items stress free which was a major help.
Most importantly, the forecast was not in our favor and yet the wedding still worked out 100% perfectly. Peggy and Donnie worked with us to get a tent delivered last minute for cocktail hour (and Donnie even supervised the setup with his strict attention to detail). We moved the ceremony into the barn and while I had initially been disappointed, I would not have wanted it any other way. The barn is a stunning place for a ceremony, and we just used the tent for cocktail hour to help enable the caterer to flip the space for the reception.
The rest of the venue is obviously gorgeous. We used the house for getting ready, the screened in porch for pictures during the rain, and the dining room for a ketubah signing - it was great to be able to have everyone together for an intimate moment before the bigger ceremony. We also took pictures in multiple outdoor spots once the rain cleared. These pictures look authentically natural and rustic rather than staged - the benefit of Murray Hill being such a large property rather than a kind of manufactured venue. Overall, the experience was above and beyond, and we highly recommend Murray Hill.Sent on 11/11/2019