Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

Woodlawn Estate & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House is a historical wedding and events venue comprised of two iconic houses located on over 120 acres, in Alexandria, Virginia. These homes both feature a rich and complex history and sit on beautiful, protected and private grounds only about 45 minutes from Washington D.C. The site is distinguished as an example of the best American architecture and its landscape has a varied number of ceremony areas, a brick-walk lined fountain garden for cocktails and a fully-outfitted large event tent that includes chandeliers, dimmer lighting, shirred ceiling fabric, and a permanent oyster & brick floor. There is plenty of room for your perfect, high-end, wedding with lots of free and accessible parking.

Woodlawn Mansion was built in the Federal/Georgian style, on land once part of George Washington's farm, and was itself the wedding gift from Washington and Martha to her granddaughter and his nephew. Once a seat of Virginia gentry, Woodlawn became a transformative place in the mid-1800's, changing from a typical plantation to a successful farming venture owned by Quakers and worked then by freedmen and immigrants, all before the Civil War. It was a place of daring and progressive social change. The Mansion became a source of great energy- a true beacon of change in its community- and this is still evident at our active site! Everyone is welcome at Woodlawn to this day. During the cocktail hour, wedding guests can choose to go inside and learn about the Mansion's rich history and enjoy a weddings-through-the-years narrative. The house provides a perfect backdrop for photographs of your special day, and all your bridal/groom rooms are inside the house as well.

The Pope-Leighey House, an intimate venue for smaller weddings, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940. While it was built to provide the middle-class with affordable housing, this intimate mid-century gem is now a sought-after Wright house museum open to the public. It provides a striking setting for smaller tented ceremonies and receptions, particularly for those mid-century design fans.

Both homes feature contrasting architectural and historical styles, and they provide a unique venue for you to exchange your vows and begin your new life as a married couple.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can easily invite up to 250 guests to join them for their wedding, more if additional tenting is provided- there is plenty of land for additional amenities. The Woodlawn spaces offer both indoor tented and uncovered outdoor options that you can choose from. These areas include a garden, fountain garden and scenic views that provide a tree-filled setting for you and your guests.

Services Offered
The Woodlawn Estate & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House staff, in collaboration with their exclusive and the choice of two top quality DC-area caterers, Design Cuisine and Main Event Caterers, who can help plan and host your ceremony and reception. Interior Mansion rooms offer space for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and other intimate events.

Other services include:

  • A variety of tent and decor packages
  • Full-service catering by Design Cuisine or Main Event Caterers
  • Bridal suite and additional room for Groomsmen
  • Wedding-themed cocktail hour tours inside the Mansion during your cocktail hour.
  • Large, fully-outfitted, high-end, tented event space
  • In-house bar
  • Ceremony set up and clean up

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18 Reviews for Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Eileen · Married on 07/13/2019

    5.0
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Beautiful venue!

    We knew from the moment we saw Woodlawn it was where we wanted to get married! My husband and I loved the historic charm and romantic atmosphere. We visited a couple of other venues after we toured Woodlawn, but kept coming back to it as our top choice. The venue has so many options for outdoor ceremonies, a beautiful tent for the reception, and a quaint outdoor garden space for cocktail hour. Kathleen was our main point of contact through the whole planning process and was so responsive and helpful with any of our questions. On our wedding day, the Woodlawn staff went above and beyond to engage our guests and even offered them tours of the house during our cocktail area. Woodlawn works seamlessly with their exclusive caterer, Design Cuisine, to create a beautiful wedding day. We'd definitely recommend Woodlawn to anyone who is looking for a wedding venue!

    Sent on 03/29/2020

    Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House's reply:

    Thank you for the lovely review! We loved hosting you and your guests. Come and visit later in the season and stay well
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    Beth · Married on 11/03/2018

    5.0
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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.

    Sent on 11/18/2018

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Woodlawn & 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?
    $ 6000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5500
  • 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?
    $ 1500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    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
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • 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
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October

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2 Endorsements

  • Beaumont House Design Wedding Florists

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

  • 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
    703-480-4000 (Phone number)
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