Browsing wedding venues is among the very first steps of planning your big day. But with so many wedding venues to choose from, how do you find The One? First, consider the style of venue you’d like: Garden or beach? Ballroom or barn? Then, read reviews of wedding venues in your desired city and select a few to tour in person. Happy venue hunting!
Shenandoah Lodge is a waterfront wedding venue located in Lake Frederick, Virginia. Nestled in Northern Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the lodge resides at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and provides couples with access to a 900-acre landscape of woodland beauty. Couples and their guests can... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
WeatherLea Farm & Vineyard is a boutique seasonal venue situated around 50 miles from Washington D.C in Lovettsville, Virginia, where couples will enjoy being near many of the local wineries and breweries, hiking trails and rivers that they can explore before or after their wedding. Pamela Baldwin,... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Brenwood Lake Weddings, a waterfront banquet hall in the greater Washington, D.C. area, invites couples to the great outdoors to celebrate a rustic destination wedding. This secluded event venue makes a great getaway location for a wedding among the woods, mountains, and waters of the lake. Couples... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
The Holiday Inn Washington Dulles is a ballroom wedding venue within a hotel in the Washington, D.C. area. This classic and elegant venue features a skilled wedding planning team to help couples create the perfect indoor or outdoor celebration. This venue sits nine minutes from the Dulles... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
We're opening a second venue - Historic Rosemont Springs - opening March 2019 Surrounded by a private, wooded setting, our post & beam barn features a Virginia bluestone fireplace and a 10-foot waterfall, providing a gorgeous setting for your ceremony and reception. It includes bridesmaids and... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Based in Delaplane, Virginia, Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery is a rustic winery wedding venue that serves couples throughout the greater Washington, D.C. region. The beautiful property is set against a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and stunning vineyards. Thanks to the country yet modern... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Zigbone Farm Retreat is a rustic wedding venue located in Sabillasville, Maryland. This 100-acre farm features beautifully restored, historic farmhouses and a barn with breathtaking mountain views to provide a stunning backdrop for your celebration.Facilities and CapacityZigbone Farm Retreat offers... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
About Walnut Hill Farm Just an hour outside of Washington, DC in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains, this unique 500+ acre wedding venue enjoys a 360 degree vista of the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains and Appalachian Trail. Named for it's beautiful canopy of walnut trees, Walnut Hill boasts a... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Marriott Ranch is a rustic-chic wedding venue located in Hume, Virginia. Nestled in a beautiful, relaxed landscape and filled with rustic charm, this venue is dedicated to providing an elegant, stress-free wedding experience for every couple. They are located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Holly Hills Country Club is a mansion wedding venue in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. A beautiful brick mansion placed atop a rolling golf course serves as the setting for a couple’s big day. Couples will find this country club near Frederick, Maryland, approximately 50 minutes from Baltimore... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
The Bowling Green Country Club is a golf club with a banquet hall in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This classic venue offers flowering gardens with a white wedding pergola, undulating green hills, and two grand ballrooms. Couples can find this romantic venue in Northern Virginia, approximately... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Boydville, The Inn at Martinsburg is a historic Georgian mansion in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This elegant venue is situated on over 13 acres features idyllic grounds and a stately white mansion for a couple’s wedding. Couples can find this venue, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia,... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
La Fontaine Bleue is a glamorous banquet wedding venue located in Glen Burnie, Maryland. This stunning venue has been providing couples with unparalleled service for more than 50 years, allowing them to celebrate their love in an authentic way. This professional team focuses on the finer details,... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Long Branch is a historic wedding venue in Virginia Hunt Country located just outside of Washington, D.C in Boyce, Virginia. Nestled on 400 acres of rolling hills, this venue features a historic house with stunning architecture, art gallery space and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Welcome to The Barn at Wilow Brook - Loudoun Counties newewst Wedding Barn Venue and B&B Inn! Construction was just completed September of 2019. Willow Brook's "modern farmhouse" style white Wedding Barn with it's two story wall of windows, black metal roof, stunning hand forged chandeliers and... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Moon Meadows Farm is an oasis of peace, natural beauty and healing with nature. Located in Kearneysville, West Virginia (just 1.5 hours from Washington, D.C.), our property, including our luxe-rustic modern farmhouse, hosts weddings and events of all sizes. Located on a stunning 36-acre organic farm... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Your special day will be just that when set amid the lush landscape, historic charm, and inspiring art of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Whether your dream wedding is a grand gala or an intimate gathering, the MSV is the venue for you! The Museum offers unique indoor and outdoor settings which... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Weddings should last for days, not hours. Shenandoah Woods specializes in weddings where all of your guests will enjoy the entire weekend together. Located in a private valley in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah Woods is a spectacular setting for your wedding. Our Pavilion is on... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Have your wedding crashed by wildlife at the Black Walnut Point Inn, a secluded venue situated on 58 sprawling acres in Tilghman, Maryland. When couples book their wedding and ceremony on this bird sanctuary, they will often experience many of the resident bald eagles, foxes, songbirds and monarch... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Norbeck Country Club is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Rockville, Maryland. This facility, set on an impressive 18-hole championship golf course, is an immaculate setting for any wedding celebration. This facility has been building lasting memories and providing high-quality... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
If you’re planning to get married in our nation’s capital or the surrounding region, you’ll be happy to learn that there are some spectacular District of Columbia wedding venues. A major cultural center of the United States, Washington DC is filled with embassies, museums, and monuments – all contained within a mere 68 square miles. But did you know that you can also find world class dining, scenic parks, and a vibrant music scene? What amazing possibilities to start your new life together! Or, if you’d rather tie the knot outside of DC proper, there are some charming suburbs like Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, or Bethesda, Maryland. As you begin to plan the wedding of your dreams, the top item on your to-do list should be to find the perfect wedding venue in District of Columbia.
Far and away, the most popular type of wedding venues in District of Columbia are hotels. You can find everything from luxury resorts to mountainside retreats and charming bed and breakfasts to host your big day. The greater DC region also offers a wealth of barn and farm wedding venues. With spectacular views of rolling hills, some venues even place hay bales outdoors for some fun and rustic reception seating! Garden weddings are another great option, since many couples dream of soaking in the sun and fresh air while saying “I do". Just remember to establish a backup plan in case of inclement weather. For a uniquely themed wedding, you might want to explore some of the incredible DC museums as possible venues.
With so many different District of Columbia wedding venues available, perhaps your only limitation will be your budget. Check out our wedding budget planning tool to help manage your expenses.
After doing some initial research online for District of Columbia wedding venues, it is time to visit one or more of the best prospects. Make an appointment with the onsite event coordinator in order to get all of your questions answered. Don’t forget to ask if the venue is available on your preferred date and how many wedding guests can be accommodated. You’ll also want to find out if the venue offers all-inclusive wedding packages, or whether you can bring in outside vendors such as wedding photographers, caterers, and florists. If outside vendors are allowed (or required) and you plan to build your event from scratch, be sure to use our wedding vendor manager to track all vendor related details. Finally, ask to see a copy of the venue contract – and read the fine print!
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