Whitehall Estate is a wedding venue located in Bluemont, Virginia. Couples can host their wedding amidst the majesty of Northern Virginia's rolling hills on this countryside estate. This venue is a lovely reminder to guests that a short drive down a gravel road can lead to the most breathtaking sights.
Facilities and Capacity
A sense of romance unfolds before you on a property rich in history and scenic beauty. Outdoor ceremonies can be held in front of the gazebo or beneath the mature shade trees. Wild, open pastures become a stunning backdrop for creative photographs. Newlyweds may also wander through the working vineyard for additional photo opportunities. The verandas and garden can transform into a location for fun and games with croquet or bocce ball on the lawn. The interior celebrations held in The Great Hall & Farm Terrace or the Palladian Ballroom offer couples simplicity and elegance. Hand-fabricated wrought iron chandeliers hang from the venue’s coffered ceilings. Whitehall Estate offers beautifully appointed get-ready rooms for final wedding party preparations, and a game room specifically designed to entertain your youngest guests.
The team at Whitehall Estate is proud to provide high-quality service for all of their events and offers private access to the entire property. Their event planners are happy to coordinate a beautiful indoor or outdoor ceremony. This venue offers in-house catering and setup and cleanup services for your reception. Rentals including Chiavari chairs and tables are available at no additional cost. A list of recommended vendors can be supplied, but couples are also welcome to choose their own.
The chefs at this estate are dedicated to creating delicious dishes with fresh, local produce which reflects the venue’s agricultural heritage. All food preparation takes place in their on-site, professional kitchen. Their well-known menu items are prepared with a forward-thinking approach and contain the season’s best ingredients straight from the property’s organic herb garden. They are happy to discuss your menu and accommodate a variety of dietary requirements.
227 Reviews for Whitehall Estate
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jim G. · Married on 09/12/2020
Everything we hoped for and more!
Whitehall was the first venue we visited right after our daughter's engagement 1 year ago. As soon as we arrived with our daughter and fiance we all knew this would be our choice: (1) Location and setting: Our wedding was planned for December 2019. Whitehall's setting in Bluemont VA (15 miles west of Leesburg) is extraordinary and a perfect fit for our daughter and fiance who love this area. Even the drive on the rolling hills of route 7 creates a sense of anticipation. As you drive onto the property, which we understand was built in the 1800's, you immediately visualize the amazing photo shots that can be taken and the opportunities for an indoor or outdoor ceremony with grape vineyards, beautiful landscaping and the mansion itself with the Virginia countryside as a backdrop, (2) The Mansion - The inside is spacious yet intimate. Guests are able to explore the other parts of the home with period furniture and decor, bridal party and groomsmen rooms and more amazing spots for photos. This provided great quiet spaces for people to talk and allowed our daughter's 89 year old grandmother to take a break, (3) Friendly, flexible, professional service - When we met Doug we immediately knew he would be easy and flexible to work with. It's always a good indication when you see that the staff have been there for many years. And when we contacted vendors for flowers, DJ, photography, etc., they had all done weddings at Whitehall and worked well together. A big plus with Whitehall is they do their own catering in a massive onsite kitchen. We had heard great things about the food and this was confirmed when we went for a tasting to finalize our selections. They were very accomodating for dietary restrictions. And the overall pricing was an extremely good value with gratuity included (so no hidden costs). Also, they allowed us to provide our own alcohol beverages (many of our guests were non-drinkers), (4) The day of the wedding - As Doug puts it, after the ceremony "the system kicks in". The staff have this nailed down! Thanks to a team effort of a great day-of coordinator (Sabrina Casas- Afterglow), a great DJ (Kirk Rubley) and the Whitehall staff, the entire evening was perfect. The Whitehall staff even built a couple of bonfires ouside for a cigar session. And after the reception was over, the cleanup was done quickly and efficiently, allowing us to get to our afterparty.Sent on 12/31/2019
We highly recommend Whitehall for your wedding choice!
Melanie P. · Married on 07/18/2020
Perfect Part 1 of our Wedding
From the moment we visited Whitehall in June 2019, we knew it was were we wanted to get married. The grounds and building are gorgeous and well-maintained, there is plenty of space for guests, and the onsite catering was an added bonus. We had visited a few venues before Whitehall, but as soon as we started talking with Doug he was so helpful and you can clearly tell he loves what he does. He has great recommendations of vendors and was realistic and honest about costs for budgets.
We had done all of our planning, a delicious tasting, and were getting ready to send out invitations when COVID-19 happened. Doug has been extremely flexible, responsive, and helpful for this stressed out and anxious bride. In the best interest of our families (who are all from out of state), we decided to postpone our large reception to next year. Doug went out of his way to get in touch with our photographer first to make sure she was available on the days we were looking at. I cried tears of joy when I read his email telling me this, it meant so much during this crazy time that he added more work for himself to help me out.
When we did decide on a new date, we were still able to use the grounds this year for our ceremony. We still wanted to get married on our original date and it truly meant the world to us to keep part of our originally planned wedding exactly as we imagined it. Doug made sure that the grounds were ready, we had chairs for our immediate families who were able to attend the ceremony, and gave us access to cool down inside (so helpful on a hot, humid NOVA July day). We are so looking forward to our larger reception next year to celebrate with all of our friends and family. I cannot thank Doug and the entire team at Whitehall for helping us plan the wedding of our dreams – even if it is broken up into two parts a year apart. We cannot wait to continue our celebration next year.
Sent on 07/24/2020
Carolina · Married on 10/20/2019
Perfect venue for the perfect day
Working with Whitehall Estate was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Doug is very responsive and helpful during the planning phase and on the day of. The staff is very efficient, flexible and accommodating. The venue is beautiful and the food amazing!Sent on 12/30/2019
I have had the privilege of coordinating a wedding at White Hall and as a planner it was a very pleasant experience. Working with Doug was beyond a delight and his serving staff and catering captain was spot on. They all knew exactly what needed to be done, executed and just had tremendously sweet attitudes. They were the perfect team of hard workers but personable and kind. If you are considering booking a wedding here you will not be disappointed! Go for it! The space is lovely and the staff stellar! As a planner, I look forward to being at Whitehall in the future!!
Whitehall Estate has to be the most perfect place for a wedding anyone can possibly imagine. First, the setting is beautiful: with a mountain in the background and rolling, grape-vined yards all around, it smacks you, as you enter through the little town of Bluemont in Loudoun County (you can come either Rt. 7 from Leesburg, or via the Snickersville Pike from Aldie if you want to see the most beautiful road in Virginia), as picture-perfect as you could imagine. Nothing else is going on during your wedding; it is all for you. Every detail of the house is perfect, from the decorating to the cleanliness. If your wedding is outside, the location for the ceremony is shaded by large trees - not a small factor in summer! From Douglas, whom you will feel like you have known all your life from the first moment, to Francisco, the captain, this is a smooth-running, personal "machine" that is near perfection. The owners of Whitehall, Celebrations, are first of all caterers, so you can be assured of an abundance of absolutely excellent food. I love to be asked to officiate a wedding at Whitehall because it is perfect in every way.
Historic Whitehall Manor in Bluemont, VA is a lovely reception site and has many photo op areas. There is a large beautifully decorated ballroom which feels intimate whether you're having a small or large wedding. There are two spots outside that brides normally use for their ceremony-one with an arch and one with a gazebo. Doug Armstrong manages the manor and is so easy to work with. Their staff is efficient and the food is amazing. You will be very happy with this choice of reception site!