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Joshua Mason · Getting married on 10/06/2020
Blue Hill Farm - The Most Lovely Venue for a June Wedding
I have always considered myself an “I’ll know it when I see it” kind of person, whether that is on small decisions such as “what should I order for dinner?”, to slightly larger things like, “what clothes should I buy for this event?”. It also has since translated to much larger, life-defining decisions such as, “ is that the person I want to marry?” and most recently, “is this the place where I want to get married?”.
When it came to the person I wanted to marry, my decision was made the first day I met my wife (cliché claxon, but it’s true), just as the place where I wanted to marry her became clear the moment we went to Blue Hill Farm. The truth is, we visited one place in total on our search because we found everything we wanted in this one beautiful home on top of a hill; I say the word “home” here purposefully, as the feeling you get from when Waldo and Shirley first walk out their home to greet you, with all the dogs in tow, is that you have become family.
To the people getting married, a wedding is the height of intimacy, vulnerability, and devotion; you are investing your heart and soul (and wallet!) into one single day, which for many is the most important day in their life so far. When you think about all the details that compose a wedding, whether thats the photos, the flowers, the place settings, the glasses, the seating arrangements etc. you want to always be working with people who understand who you are as a couple; the same is true for when you decide the location of your wedding, which if anything, is even more important.
With all this in mind, we found it somewhat disheartening on the long and winding road to wedding planning: navigating convention after convention with hundreds of other people, listening to salesmen/women push brochures into your hand, and wax lyrical about whatever they are selling, seemingly only caring about the money in your pocket rather than who you are as people. As much as I hated the experience of battling with all those people at GMU on rainy Saturday mornings, it definitely elevated my appreciation of both Blue Hill Farm as a location, and Shirley and Waldo as the driving force behind the venue.
Now that you have heard all of that, here are some of the things you are probably more interested in:
• The location is breathtaking. When you drive to the coordinates on the GPS, you go along windy roads that make you forget that you are just an hour or so outside of DC, and then when you suddenly reach the destination you can just see this beautiful home sitting on top of a hill. You roll up the long driveway, to the right you see an amazing field and old barn, to the left a beautiful white fence surrounding an enormous plot of land that overlooks rolling hills; its impossible to not begin to get carried away, and hear faint whisperings of “here comes the bride” inside your head… a noise that only gets louder when you see the farmhouse at the top of the hill. The sheer number of possibilities you can begin to see feels overwhelming, but at the same time exciting.
• The amenities and options are copious:
o Do you want a reception in the farmhouse? You can do that.
o Do you want a ceremony overlooking the rolling hills? You can do that.
o Do you want a ceremony by a lush field, a reception in the farmhouse, and a cocktail hour next to roaming chickens? You can do that.
o Do you want a formal sit down dinner or a more informal dinner with food trucks? You can do either.
o In addition to bringing your own, you can even rent or borrow a number of additional items to personalize the location even more; including, beautiful handmade farm tables, wine barrel bars and coolers, lights, mason jars, speakers, lemonade carts, glassware, table settings, jars, fairy lights… the list goes on and on.
• Blue Hill Farm is extremely flexible with the type of event you want to have. We ended up having basically a two night event with a larger, about 50 people, yet laid back rehearsal dinner, in the farmhouse, before then using the farmhouse again the next day for the wedding reception. Interestingly, using the farmhouse as the sole dinner and reception location was not something others had done previously with a wedding our size; so let’s just think about how much customization that means there is, here we were, 3-4 years into Blue Hill Farms hosting weddings, and couples are still coming up with new ways to utilize the location. In addition, as this suggests, we had access to the property the day before the wedding, the full day of the wedding and half a day the day after – none of this, “you have to be in and out between 3-10” nonsense that a lot of venues insist on.
• This flexibility continues right into the type of wedding in terms of cost also. Our wedding was more of a low key, informal, spend time with family and friends event, and that’s what we paid for at a very reasonable rate. Others, we have seen and heard about, appear to be more elegant and expensive affairs, and then there’s everything else in between. The important takeaway is that you can do whatever you want to do, and the base rate of what you pay for the location for 2 and a half days appears to be unrivaled in the area based on research and friends’ weddings.
Finally, Blue Hill Farm’s greatest amenity, so to speak, are Shirley and Waldo. These are two people that are so proud of everything they do, and so happy they get to engage with you on your journey. At most weddings you can tell when a couple has put their hearts and soul into a wedding venue, with little details that only they would pick, but at Blue Hill Farm you can guarantee that there are at least two more people that have done the same, in Shirley and Waldo. At the end of the day, this is their home, and what a beautiful home it is.
From the moment they greet you with a smile on the first meeting, they are fully invested in you as a couple, and your wedding day. They are able to provide you with advice on how to set up the property, vendors to utilize, what is and is not possible, what could be possible, all while expressing deep enthusiasm, verve, and comfort that even when you feel like you are in over your head, you are reassured you are on the right path.
The venue as a whole thrives because of the love and dedication that they have both put into it – and to me, starting the chapter of marriage on a foundation of love and dedication is no bad thing.
Sent on 10/23/2019
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Josh & Katie!
Pat Carter · Getting married on 09/09/2020
Waldo and Shirley are two of the most pleasant people I've met and their home is just as amazing. I know the people helping us plan our wedding spent a lot of time at their residence prior to the big day and even dropped in unannounced on a few occasions but Waldo and Shirley could not have been more welcoming and it was very apparent throughout the weekend that they were more than happy to meet our needs. Their venue is spectacular and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an intimate venue with a great view and in a great location.Sent on 10/17/2019
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Thank you so much Pat! The pleasure was all ours. We so enjoyed meeting you guys. You have a wonderful family. Stay in touch and please visit us when you're in the area!
Kristin R · Married on 12/10/2019
Wonderful experience with Blue Hill Farm
We knew when we visited Blue Hill Farm that this was the venue for us because of the charming, intimate, and homey feel, and it more than exceeded our expectations!
Waldo & Shirley have a very customized and friendly approach to each wedding-- they try to understand the feel you're going for and work with you to refine the details. Their personal touch spanned from advising on how best to use the space to showcasing the stunning scenery to making breakfast sandwiches for the bridesmaids on the morning of our wedding to connecting us with someone to groom our puppy to be the cutest ring-bearer ever :)
We were going for a fun, not-too-stuffy, and somewhat intimate event (we had about 115 guests in total) and the combination of outdoor ceremony + tented dinner + dancing in the carriage house was absolutely perfect. We had an amazing dance party in the carriage house while guests also had the chance to take a break to roast marshmallows around the firepit.
There was a lot of flexibility in the week leading up in terms of dropping stuff off at various times, which was a huge help. It was also so nice to stay in the Bed and Breakfast for the whole weekend because we really got to know the space and didn't have to worry about transit or coordinating where the wedding party could get ready.
We ended up doing both our rehearsal dinner and wedding at the venue, and I'm so glad we did because we were able to capture the feel of the place all weekend long. Waldo & Shirley were incredibly accommodating in terms of helping us make the rehearsal dinner work and turning around the venue for the next day!
We loved Blue Hill Farm and can't recommend it enough to other couples. It combines beautiful scenery with a really personal touch, and we’re very grateful to have chosen it as our venue!Sent on 10/26/2019
Jessica · Married on 10/05/2019
Having our wedding at Blue Hill Farms was hands down the best decision we made! The Owners, Shirley and Waldo are AMAZING and went above and beyond to make our day incredible. The “selling factor” for us when searching for a venue was just how at home we felt when we first met them and how easy it was to see their excitement to have us become a part of the Blue Hill Farm family! We were also fortunate enough to use their daughter Drew as our “day of coordinator” and there is no way we could’ve had the wedding of our dreams without her. You can tell Shirley, Waldo and Drew really love what they do and took the time to gain a personal relationship with us and really get to know us and see our vision as clear as we did. Their knowledge of the venue and vast experience made everything run seamlessly! They all made the wedding planning process so easy and Were always a phone call or email away (there was ALOT of emails and calls haha). The views look good in pictures, then absolutely take your breath away as you walk around the property and really see them for yourself! If anyone is looking for a wedding to feel warm, personable, comfortable, and fun then this is the place!!! I would give anything to go back to our weekend and relive this entire experience with them!Sent on 10/09/2019
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Awwww! Thank you Jess! We're so happy you're happy. That's our best reward! We loved your family and friends - such a warm, wonderful bunch! Please come back and visit!
Amber York · Married on 09/28/2019
Blue Hill Beauty
Waldo and Shirley's farm is stunning and was the perfect place to host our family and friends for our big day. What attracted me most was the ability to create whatever ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception that I wanted with their versatile outdoor space and buildings. We also brought in a doughnut food truck and lit the bonfire for s'mores. Blue Hill is always adding furniture and new elements to their farm which is exciting and also gives you the option to rent items from them at a discounted rate. Their package pricing was reasonable compared to other vendors and allows you access to the house from mid day Friday to Sunday morning, which allows you to host a rehearsal dinner and get ready for the wedding all in the same spot. Hiring a bus service to alleviate parking concerns is key. Waldo and Shirley will work with you every step of the way and share past weddings/ideas with you to help you make decisions. Blue Hill Farm did not disappoint and will always hold a special place in our heart.Sent on 10/31/2019
Heather · Married on 09/21/2019
A dream wedding at a dream location
Words can not begin to express our gratitude and happiness to Waldo and Shirley, the owners and hosts of Blue Hill Farm. To say that our daughter's wedding was everything she dreamed of seems trite. But it was. And I know, as her mom, that she would not have felt that way if it weren't for Waldo and Shirley. Not only is their property absolutely breathtaking, but they are the sweetest, most patient, most generous hosts we could have ever hoped to work with. They not only answered every email we sent in an expedient manner (and we sent a lot!!), but they allowed us to come to the farm on numerous occasions during the planning phase so we could figure out all of the details. This was critical because our daughter lives in Dallas, so we had to do a lot of the planning with her virtually. At every turn, Waldo and Shirley were there to assist us. Honestly, by the end of this whole thing, I feel like we are now family.
Thank you Waldo and Shirley from the bottom of our hearts for making Em & Pat's dream wedding come true.Sent on 09/27/2019
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Heather - We can't thank you enough for your very kind words. We enjoyed every minute of Emily and Pat's wedding. Your team was super organized and so very nice every single step of the way. Let's put that dinner on the calendar soon. And give our best to everyone. ~ Shirley
Giannina Otoya · Married on 08/31/2019
Shirley and Waldo are amazing!!
We couldn’t have asked for a better place for our special day! Shirley and Waldo were fantastic to work with! They were incredibly helpful. They had a list of vendors they had used in the past which really helped us get started with the planning of our own wedding. Communicating with them was incredibly easy as they always responded to our emails promptly. They were very organized and laid out expenses in a spread sheet which made it much easier for us to pick and choose things we needed for the big day. Both were willing to help out with whatever they could and if we had any questions they’d have answers for us!
Cameron and I did our rehearsal dinner at this location as well and both Shirley and Waldo were so great with helping us set up for this event as well as with the day of the wedding. As the bride I felt calm and collected because I felt like we were in great hands. My bridesmaids, mother and I all spent the night at the venue the night before so we could get ready bright and early the next day. Shirley and Waldo were the sweetest the morning of the wedding and made the girls and I breakfast. Everything turned out perfectly and I honestly could not have had a more perfect day.Sent on 10/30/2019
Rachel · Married on 08/03/2019
Spectacular summer wedding at Blue Hill Farm!
Our daughter and son-in-law were married at Blue Hill Farm in August, 2019. Waldo and Shirley Tibbetts' spectacular property provided the perfect setting for a spectacular weekend. From their gorgeous, warm home where the bridal party of 8 spent Friday night in four guest rooms, waking to Shirley's delicious breakfast, a morning run through historic Waterford and a fun day of hair and make up in their spacious bridal area upstairs, to the picture perfect setting for the ceremony on their expansive front lawn overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain, to cocktails around their lovely carriage house and pool, to a night of dining and dancing under a gorgeous tent...the event couldn't have been more perfect. Waldo and Shirley were helpful every step of the way with suggestions and ideas (working with a wedding planner who knew the venue was a huge plus), and Shirley, who is a fabulous graphic designer, stepped in to help us days before the wedding when our programs, menus and signage needed a redesign. Waldo worked tirelessly day of to make sure the grounds looked perfect. No one else had use of the venue that weekend, which is unusual. We were able to drop off signage, liquor, attire, etc. beginning early that week, making the entire weekend easier. We honestly felt as though we were home with family at Blue Hill Farm, not at a public venue. What a memorable weekend, thanks in great part to Waldo and Shirley and beautiful Blue Hill Farm!Sent on 10/16/2019
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Hi Rachel - I thought I replied to this a while back but now I don't see it. : / Oh well - as you know we absolutely loved hosting Ariel's and Brendan's beautiful wedding. You guys really did it right, you hired amazing vendors who pulled off a spectacular event. The photos are amazing. We were honored to host this for you guys. Let's get together for coffee or something one day. Miss you! ~ Shirley
John Evans · Married on 07/09/2019
Stunning Venue and Fantastic Crew!
We had a 250 person wedding at Blue Hill Farm. Shirley and Waldo were extremely accommodating and the venue was stunning on our big day. It was everything we imagined and more! We used the front lawn as our cocktail hour, the back lawn (with a tent) for dinner and the Carriage House with the extended dance floor for the party. Overall we wouldn't change a thing and this venue comes highly recommended.Sent on 11/03/2019
Matthew · Married on 07/04/2019
The Perfect Venue!
Blue Hill Farm was the perfect venue for our vision for our wedding. The gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony, the beautiful and expansive grounds, and the flexibility the space offers made the day exactly what we wanted. The space flows naturally from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. As the reception progressed guests could join the fun on the dance floor, relax by the pool, or enjoy the roaring fire Waldo built. It was a blistering hot August day, but we preferred the sun over rain!
Waldo and Shirley were incredibly helpful throughout the lead up and on the big day. We were a bit more on the DIY-end for certain things, and they were very accomodating of storing things or offering items they had on hand. When we had an unconventional request and wanted our bartender and his buddy from our every-Friday bar to handle drinks at our wedding, Blue Hill worked with us to find a solution that allowed us to have a dream team set of bartenders but with the right insurance that kept everyone happy.
We highly recommend renting Blue Hill for the entire weekend. The venue was great for a relaxed rehearsal on Friday. Shirley makes a fantastic spread in the morning. Rather than rushing to “get in” and then “get out” we had plenty of time to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it.
We would note however that in addition to the upfront cost of renting the venue, there are several additional fees for things you might expect to be included. We highly recommend if you are considering Blue Hill and operating on a tighter budget you ask for their full price breakdown before you make your decision. That said, we are still glad we made the choice we did, and highly recommend going with Blue Hill!
Sent on 10/20/2019
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Hi Matt- Sorry for the late response! It's been a little crazy around here. Our last wedding of the season is on Saturday. Thank you so much for taking the time for writing a thorough review and for your kind words. We loved hosting your wedding and we wish you the best in your world travels! P.S. Going forward we're including all the props and even tables and chairs as part of our packages. ; )
Quentin · Married on 06/15/2019
A Country Wedding
My husband and I were delighted to work with Shirley and Waldo. Their beautiful farm and B&B were the perfect location for our country wedding. The service was great and our wedding went off without a hitch. I highly recommend them.Sent on 07/01/2019
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Thank you Quentin! I can't tell you how much we enjoyed hosting your beautiful wedding! The arch, the flowers, the food! So well- done. I hope we can remain friends forever. We wish you and Grant a lifetime of happiness. Please come visit soon.
Quentin Eshleman · Married on 06/15/2019
Wonderful and beautiful
Working with Waldo and Shirley at Blue Hill Farms was a wonderful and stress free experience. The sight was stunningly beautiful and their assistance was so helpful. Our June 15 wedding was a dream come true and our guests were awed by the venue. Blue Hill farms was an amazing setting for a fairy tale day.Sent on 10/26/2019
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Thank you Quentin! Yours was one of the most colorful, happy weddings we've ever had here. And that arch!! Oh my gosh. The mother of all wedding arches! We miss laughing with you guys. Stop by sometime! Seriously. Would love to see you.
Ginny · Married on 05/11/2019
Comfortable, beautiful place to get married
When we started looking for venues, we wanted something that felt comfortable and personal. For all the beautiful venues, that can be hard to find in The Wedding Industry! When we found Blue Hill Farm, it just felt right. It was so nice to be able to spend the whole weekend in one place. It allowed us to feel more at ease and enjoy ourselves as much as possible. Shirley and Waldo are lovely people and felt like friends by the end of it all. We're so glad we found BHF!Sent on 10/22/2019
Debra Christie · Married on 04/16/2019
Awesome location for meetings too!
Absolutely perfect experience at Blue Hill Farms this week. Shirley prepared an amazing breakfast and the location was perfect for our group. Plenty of room to spread out - perfect spots to gather and brainstorm! My favorite? Outdoor meeting on the porch chairs and rockers!
Highly recommend for business or pleasure!Sent on 04/17/2019
Hayley · Married on 11/10/2018
Blue Hill Farm is an absolutely wonderful venue for a wedding. My fiance and I were blown away from the moment we stepped on the property. The property is extensive and very very well maintained. The views are absolutely gorgeous!! Shirley and Waldo are the owners, and they couldn’t have been kinder and more excited for our special day. Their home is gorgeous, with ample space for bridal parties to get ready. They’ve got three of the sweetest and most well-behaved dogs I’ve ever met, I’d happily have them in attendance at the wedding :).Sent on 09/24/2017
The thing that makes Blue Hill Farm really stand out though is their level of service and commitment. Shirley and Waldo made us feel at home immediately, you can tell from a first impression that they really love what they do and are always eager to learn and do more to make your special day even better. Throughout our selection process, they communicated quickly and openly with us on any questions that we had. They’re committed to making their venue the best it can be for your wedding.
While we were unable to select Blue Hill Farm as our wedding venue, if you’re looking for a venue with rustic appeal, but not far from the hustle and bustle of NoVA, then you should definitely check them out. Their service is unmatched, their venue is beautiful, and their prices are very reasonable.
Chris · Married on 11/03/2018
Beautiful venue run by beautiful people
In our quest to find a venue that represented our goals for our wedding, my wife and I visited a lot of farms, barns, wineries, and B&Bs in the Virginia area. We ultimately settled on Blue Hill Farm because Shirley & Waldo seemed genuinely excited to host events, willing to support our vision, and capable of pulling it all off. We liked the ability to have the place be "ours" for the weekend and to not have to worry about packing up and loading out by a certain time. Basically we wanted a place that wasn't going to have a million rules and pester us for the weekend of our wedding.Sent on 12/10/2018
We've been married for a month and had some time to reflect on our experience and I feel like it's time to say what a truly magnificent experience spending our wedding weekend at Blue Hill Farm was. First, the obvious, this place is BEAUTIFUL. You can plainly see it as soon as you step foot on their property. Stunning.
But you can find beautiful venues anywhere. What exists at Blue Hill Farm is way more than a pretty spot. It's a place full of love, hospitality, and dedication. Shirley & Waldo are hard-working, passionate, patient, and gracious. They worked tirelessly to ensure that all the behind-the-scenes stuff stayed behind the scenes. Professionally, I'm a photographer and I work in catering operations and I planned the entire wedding myself. I've seen hundreds of weddings, knew what I wanted, and worked with Shirley & Waldo to execute on that vision. And rarely in 15 years of professional events experience have I encountered two people I liked more. If you're looking for a beautiful place to get married where you'll feel right at home from the first handshake to the last, a place where you can create your own vision or follow the lead of some creative and experienced professionals, and a place you'll want to come back and visit when it's all done, Blue Hill Farm is it. Seriously, book it.
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Chris, thank you for this absolutely awesome review. We are humbled at the praise. Your wedding was the first where we had a seasoned professional from the hospitality business doing all the planning and behind the scenes logistics and you did a masterful job. This was no small operation for 200 people and you pulled it off flawlessly. There are so many memorable things from that "long weekend" starting Wednesday night. You did everything first class from the touching ceremony, all of the beautifully designed and printed programs and extra signage to the gorgeous tent, to Main Event Caterers, to the top shelf alcohol and cigar bar to the extraordinary 3000 cookies that your Mom lovingly made. We'll never forget the rehearsal dinner with your barbecue man looking so authentic in his western regalia and the torrential downpour that everyone took in stride. We knew then if that didn't faze people, this was going to be a really special weekend. Fortunately the weather turned beautiful for your big day and you and Abby delivered quite an event. It was a wonderful capstone to a great season and it will be hard to top watching your surprise entrance starting in the carriage house into your ceremony tent with your beautiful bride bride astride your Harley to the sounds of AC-DC. We loved getting to know you and your friends and family and we know we'll see you out here again!
N · Married on 10/27/2018
My fiancé and I were looking into wedding venues and Blue Hill Farms is the place for us. Shirley and Waldo are very accommodating, warm and inviting. That's the feeling we got from them from the moment we met them and saw their farm. Although we have not had our wedding yet, we look forward to having it here one day. The farm house is spacious and beautifully decorated. The farm and reception area are gorgeous! Shirley and Waldo have created something very special here, you will not be disappointed.Sent on 12/11/2017
Hui Hui · Married on 10/06/2018
Beautiful venue, freedom to personalize wedding, amazing hands-on owners
We knew that Blue Hill was where we’d like to hold our wedding after our first visit. The owners, Shirley and Waldo were kind, friendly, and accommodating to many of our requests. We were able to really personalize our wedding to reflect our personalities. This personalization is probably hard to do at other venues we visited that are incredibly strict with their regulations. The amount of land available to use is amazing and we even stayed on site Saturday night since the venue also serves as a BNB. Throughout the wedding planning process, Shirley and Waldo were very responsive and gave very helpful vendor suggestions that are reasonably priced. The venue provides a wide amount of decoration and furniture to use (some which are free and some that are not). We also had a DOC (Shirley and Waldo’s daughter) help us with the planning during the month leading up to our wedding. On the day of, Shirley and Waldo were busy helping us set up the carriage house, taking care of the property, and making sure our vision becomes reality. We got very lucky that there was no rain so we got to enjoy our wedding mostly outdoors. Since Blue Hill only holds one wedding per weekend, we really got to enjoy the space and not rush to set things up and break things down, as opposed to many other venues around the area where clean up needs to happen by midnight of your wedding and strict time limit. We are incredibly happy with our decision and had the most wonderful wedding and experience at Blue Hill!
Sent on 11/02/2018
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Thank you Hui Hui!! We so appreciate your kind words. Yours was definitely a wedding to remember. It was truly unique and really beautiful as well. We'll also always remember it was the first (and most likely the only) time we ever had Guinea Pig ring bearers! We loved hosting you guys and appreciate your trust in Drew to be your coordinator. Please stay in touch!
Julia · Married on 09/29/2018
September Wedding Review
We got married at Blue Hill Farm in late September 2018 and our friends and family are still raving about how beautiful this venue is! Shirley and Waldo made us feel right at home and it made such a difference to be able to stay in their home for the entire weekend. The girls all got ready upstairs in the two bedrooms connected by a large bathroom with natural sunlight. We had our ceremony in the front yard overlooking the fall scenery and used the carriage house for our reception which fit 90 people comfortably for dinner and the lights around the yard and pool were perfect. Waldo even made a fire for the guests to enjoy! The bridal party absolutely loved the two pups and they were a part of some of our group shots :) Everything was absolutely beautiful and I can't thank Shirley and Waldo enough for helping us put together our dream day!Sent on 12/10/2018
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Thank you Julia, we loved what you and Ricky pulled together. So many tasteful touches in setting up the ceremony area and the carriage house. It was small and intimate and being able to dance under the stars especially given the weather we had this year was so special. We loved all your pictures and especially those where Yogi & Emmett snuck in to do a little cameo. Keep in touch and enjoy your first married Christmas and New Years!
Mallory · Married on 09/22/2018
I knew we would love Blue Hill just from looking at their photos online - it was exactly the kind of venue we were looking for and the views from the property are absolutely breathtaking. Shirley and Waldo were really the icing on the cake, though. They were so helpful from the first day I emailed them, easy to chat with, and genuinely wonderful people. They want to help their couples pull off their wedding dreams in any way that they can. They were always quick to respond with answers to our questions, flexible on woking with our various vendors, and accommodating with allowing us to come view and tour the property multiple times. We could not have had a better day, and Shirley and Waldo are a huge credit to that! Thank you both for all your help!Sent on 10/15/2018
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Yikes - glad we were quick to respond during your planning - I'm behind on thank you notes! We really appreciate your thoughtful, positive review. We loved hosting your wedding - beautiful, tasteful theme - not to mention the incredibly tasty Mexican food! Love you guys. Come back and visit!
Alexa · Married on 09/15/2018
Perfect Wedding Venue
After touring a couple of other wedding venues, we toured Blue Hill Farm and immediately knew it was the best selection for us. We fell in love with the view on the front hill and the ample space in the backyard for a tent. The venue (aside from its overall beautiful aesthetic) also checked a lot of boxes for us: no mandatory vendors, 15 minutes away from a major airport, and lots of hotel options.Sent on 12/01/2018
We could not be more pleased with our decision. The entire process from the time we booked in December until September was great. We lived local to the area and I was impressed with how available Waldo and Shirley made themselves. We visited the venue several times prior to the wedding to show our parents, figure out logistics, and meet with our day of coordinator. Waldo and Shirley were always flexible and answered our many questions.
Our wedding ended up falling during the week of Hurricane Florence. When the track had the hurricane coming up the Chesapeake, I was on daily calls with Waldo and he was helping us troubleshoot solutions. Waldo even called our rental company to make sure they would still support us even if the weather was subpar. The actual day ended up being hurricane-free but we are so thankful for the support we had from BHF prior.
Everything on our day worked out perfectly. Waldo and Shirley made themselves available and helped make sure everything was ready to go. Our guests had no issues getting to the venue and loved the setting. We are so happy with how everything turned out – Thank you Blue Hill Farm!
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words. It was our pleasure to host your wedding and we were so honored that you decided to have it here because we knew you'd looked at other good venues. We were looking forward to it because we knew you'd all put in so much time and effort in sweating all the little details. Having a category 4 hurricane potentially headed here was a little bit unnerving to say the least but you both had faith, we had backup plans and you were just great to work with in the face of some major possible last minute changes on such an important day. I think we all were saying prayers and in the end, everything came together beautifully. In retrospect it made your weekend all the more special when you could breathe that extra sigh of relief! You're family members now, please stay in touch!
callie · Married on 09/08/2018
The perfect venue - Blue Hill Farm
Blue Hill Farm did not disappoint. My husband and I live in Dallas TX and during the planning process we were unable to visit the venue. My mother face-timed me walking through and I knew right away that this is where I needed to have our wedding. Shirley and Waldo were the absolute best hosts and the biggest help throughout the entire process. When I finally was able to visit the venue (4 days before the wedding day) my breath was taken away once again and I knew I made the right choice.
I knew I had to have my wedding back home in VA where you have the mountains and natural background available. Blue Hill Farm gives you the stunning 360 view a fun and easy flowing wedding. The inside of the house where we all got ready is just perfect. The boys have their area downstairs which is ultimately where the boys watched our Alma Mater’s Foot-ball game before the big day. The girls have a stunning bathroom to get ready in along with elegant bedrooms which were stunning for photos and more than enough room to get ready in. For the bride its perfect, you are able to see what all is going on. I did not have a wedding planner so seeing my family and friends help set things up throughout the day was very helpful. The flow of the wedding is so easy with the way their land is set up. People don’t have to walk far or back and forth with whatever way you decide to have your special day set up.
I cannot say enough good things about Blue Hill Farm, The hosts, the view and the atmosphere cannot be matched. I would not change anything about the venue and the help that you get with Shirley and Waldo is unmatch-able.
HUGE THANK YOU!!
Sent on 10/23/2018
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Callie! Can't thank you enough for your kind words. Sorry we're so late with our reply. Your wedding was so lovely even though you had to plan from a distance. It all worked because you had such a clear vision of what you wanted. So many beautiful touches! We will always remember it, and you and Joel so fondly. Stay in touch and best wishes for your first holiday season as a married couple!
Amanda K. Fredrickson · Married on 09/01/2018
Our Dream Wedding!
Being a military couple we were nervous about shopping for weddings from a distance. However, our minds were made up after talking to Waldo and Shirley! They were incredibly accommodating every single step of the way, and the entire planning process was a breeze. They were incredibly responsive, always replying within 24 hours or picking up any call. The wedding couldn’t have gone better - it was so convenient to have our day of coordinator and photographers stay on the venue, and Waldo and Shirley responded to every change with grace - even the massive thunderstorm that rolled through during the cocktail hour, and unexpected electricity outages in our reception tent! It was a perfect day, made even better by their kindness and attention to detail. It was great to save some money through their efforts - Waldo’s handmade dance floor, parking on site... and so much else. We can’t wait to go back for an anniversary visit! All of guests loved feeling so outdoors and the pictures and so beautiful. Plenty of space for kids to run around yet elegant and classy. I can’t recommend Blue Hill enough for your wedding venue - with the added bonus of how awesome Waldo and Shirley are to work with and get to know!Sent on 11/27/2018
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Amanda & Kyle, Thank you so much for your vote of confidence! It's hard to add words on top of what was an incredible weekend filled with love, beauty and drama from that "little" lightning storm. We will certainly remember that and your pictures captured it perfectly. Everything worked beautifully and you were both a real pleasure to work with. We loved meeting your folks and friends, it was clear you had assembled quite the team around you and we were impressed and inspired with how you made the most out of the weekend with your creative touches all around the venue. Please stay in touch and best wishes to all of you.
Kyle Fredrickson · Married on 09/01/2018
Wedding Venue of Our Dreams
Blue Hill Farm is a beautiful bed and breakfast plus wedding venue located in the quiet Leesburg, VA area. From start to finish, our whole planning process was as easy as possible. The owners Waldo & Shirley were consistently kind and helpful in realizing our vision for our September 1st wedding. They both were extremely responsive with advice and input throughout the year leading up to our wedding, responding quickly and always up for a phone call. We appreciated their candid thoughts about what worked best in the past, and could make any modification to suit our needs. Come the weekend of our wedding, Waldo and Shirley worked tirelessly to make sure our wedding was a stress-free and enjoyable event for the two of us and our 200+ guests. Waldo went above and beyond creating a custom cross for our ceremony and they have a wide variety of props to use throughout our evening. One of our biggest worries before our event was potential rain, and even though we had a storm during our reception, Waldo ensured that it did not affect our ceremony or everyone’s of the evening. We are so thankful for the opportunity to have held our special day at Blue Hill Farm and would not hesitate recommending the venue to others! We can’t wait to return for an anniversary weekend!Sent on 12/31/2018
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Kyle,
Hannah · Married on 08/11/2018
The Perfect Outdoor Venue
Blue Hill Farm was the perfect venue for our outdoor August wedding. We were able to stay at the farm and used the carriage house for our rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. The property and views are absolutely stunning and it was only an hour away from our home in DC and just twenty minutes from the airport for all of our out of town guests. Shirley and Waldo were incredibly helpful and responsive in the months leading up to the wedding, offering up recommendations for vendors (we found our photographer, hair and makeup, hotel block, and caterer through them!) and ideas and suggestions when were weren't sure how we wanted things to look or how to set things up. They also provided so much hands on support on the day of the wedding, helping our parents decorate the wedding arch, coordinating with the other vendors, and even running to the store when we realized that that we didn't have mixers for the mixed drinks. The price was amazing considering it was for the full weekend, including room and breakfast for us and a few members of our wedding party who stayed over at the house Friday and Saturday nights. However, our one complaint is that there were a few hidden fees - little things that we were not told would cost anything and only found out about on our final invoice the day after the wedding. Overall, it was a perfect wedding and our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the venue was!Sent on 11/14/2018
Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:Thank you Hannah & Sam, We really enjoyed getting to know you over the past year and loved seeing how your wedding came together in the end, lots of interesting touches and memorable things you both did and the pictures capture them beautifully. Enjoy your first holiday season married and best of luck to you both! Please stay in touch and come visit anytime :-)