Woodlawn Estate & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 Map · Phone number
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About Woodlawn Estate & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

The Woodlawn Estate & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House is a wedding venue located in Alexandria, Virginia. This venue is comprised of two separate houses that couples can exchange their vows in. These homes both feature a rich and fascinating history. The Woodlawn was a gift that George Washington gave to his step-granddaughter and nephew. This lovely estate was actually their wedding present. Years later, this estate was once again carefully restored to its Colonial glory. The Pope-Leighey House was built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940. While it originally was built to provide the middle-class with affordable housing, it now serves as a unique setting for ceremonies and receptions. While both homes may feature contrasting architectural and historical styles, they provide a charming setting for you to exchange your vows and begin your new life as a married couple in.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 350 guests to join them for their wedding. These spaces offer both indoor, covered outdoor, and uncovered outdoor options that you can choose from. Many of these outdoor areas include fountain gardens and scenic views that provide a relaxing setting for you and your guests. You are also welcome to incorporate the brand new event tent, which can accommodate 250-350 guests, into your ceremony or reception.

Services Offered
The Woodlawn Estate & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House can help plan and host your bridal shower, engagement party, ceremony, elopement, or reception. Setup and clean up can be provided for you on your wedding day. Other services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance


Cuisine
Both venues can provide catering services to couples and their guests through their partnership with Rouge Fine Catering. Jonathan Soundry, owner and chef, crafts gourmet and innovative meals for your wedding day meals. Some catering options include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
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14 Reviews for Woodlawn Estate & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Beth · Married on 11/03/2018

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    Beautiful Wedding Location

    The Woodlawn was the perfect location for our fall wedding. We had an outdoor ceremony with the beautiful Woodlawn Plantation house as the backdrop, it was truly spectucular as the sun began to set and we said our vows. Our cocktail hour was held in the fountain garden and was just so picturesque with the cafe lighting and guests enjoying their cocktails. The reception tent is truly a beautiful space, it is elegant, classy and versatile for any wedding theme.

    The staff at Woodlawn were wonderful throughout and on the wedding day even offer tours of the house!

    I wish we could have our wedding day over and over again, i couldnt have wanted anything more than what we got having our wedding at Woodlawn.

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    Dana · Married on 09/08/2018

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    We had a great experience with Woodlawn! This place is just about 20 minutes outside of Old Town where we had our guests stay which they absolutely loved. It is a little hidden gem tucked away on the outskirts of town. While the house is old, you won't find yourself doing much inside. It has the quaintest little cocktail garden with string lights and one of the most gorgeous tents! Unfortunately, it rained on our wedding, but somehow Woodlawn was still transformed into one of the most magical places! Keep in mind this s a historical venue, so ask lots of questions about anything specifc you may want (there are some restrictions). Other than that, Rouge Catering (the exclusive caterer) knocked it out of the ballpark too!

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    Sara · Married on 06/23/2018

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    Woodlawn was the PERFECT place for our dream wedding. When we saw the venue online we loved it, and when we saw it in person we knew we had to have it! We had both our ceremony and reception at Woodlawn and it was absolutely breathtaking. You can have your ceremony anywhere on the outside property but the backdrop of the house is amazing. The cocktail hour space is so romantic and the reception tent doesn't even compare to other reception tents. Kathleen and her staff did a wonderful job guiding us through the planning process and our wedding day. We had a rain plan in place that we were happy with but luckily did not have to use. I would absolutely recommend getting married at this amazing venue!

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Woodlawn Estate & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 7
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Mansion, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Lighting, Tents, Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Beaumont House Design
    Beaumont House Design Wedding Florists

    A wonderful venue. Beautiful house and grounds and great location.

  • Lieb Photographic LLC
    Lieb Photographic LLC Wedding Photographers

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful spot! Being a former art history and photography teacher, I am in love with the thought of any wedding in such an historical spot with incredible architecture! Woodlawn is lovely and a must visit for your wedding venue!

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  • 9000 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 See on map
    703-457-8763 (Phone number)

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