Blue Hill Farm B&B Reviews

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69 Reviews for Blue Hill Farm B&B

Recommended by 99% of couples

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

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  • Leah

    Leah S. · Getting married on 10/10/2021

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    Beautiful property in lovely historic town

    We viewed this property in July. It’s a gorgeous piece of land with a stunning ceremony view. It’s also in a really convenient location in NoVa for those in DC or right outside of DC. The owners have very flexible policies which is something that’s often undervalued in wedding planning. When you book with them, you’re getting their full attention and use of the private property - which is great! This is a wonderful, scenic place to get married and the B&B itself is immaculate with a rustic chic aesthetic. They also have a ton of great furniture pieces including a hand-built arbor and farmhouse tables that you can get through their (reasonably priced) all-inclusive package.

    Sent on 08/19/2020
  • Margaret

    Margaret H. · Married on 05/10/2021

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    10/17 Wedding

    WOW!!! Blue Hill Farm truly hit it out of the ballpark. They were responsive and flexible every step of our express wedding process. We could not have pulled off the wedding of our dreams without Shirley and Waldo. They were amazing hosts and made our guests feel welcome. They worked to make sure everything was ready to go for vendors. They did a truly lovely job and I can't imagine a better wedding venue experience.

    Sent on 11/17/2020
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    Nick · Married on 10/31/2020

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    Amazing wedding

    Very friendly and professional went above and beyond to make our wedding special and help us with all the planning and set up would definitely recommend them

    Sent on 11/26/2020
  • Agresti Benites Family

    Agresti W. · Married on 10/31/2020

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    An Unforgettable Wedding Venue

    Waldo & Shirley’s venue deserves more than 5 stars! We had a wedding to plan in less than 3 months and they were supportive from start to finish. Without them, our dream wedding would have not been possible. They worked closely with our day of coordinator Daniela from Daniellys Boutique to make sure our day ran smoothly. They were prompt with answering all emails, knowledgeable with local vendors, and beyond helpful.

    This award-winning venue creates one-of-a-kind weddings that fit within your budget, suit your personal style, and produce everlasting memories. The venue is breathtaking, its natural surroundings and vintage decor transform this traditional B&B/farm into a classic setting to celebrate love. It captures all the charm and atmosphere that brides and grooms are looking for when hosting a wedding. Our guests haven't stopped raving about our wedding and the service Waldo and Shirley provided. Thank you Waldo and Shirley. We are forever grateful.

    - Agresti Wedding (October 31, 2020)

    Sent on 12/03/2020
  • Stephanie

    Stephanie W. · Married on 10/24/2020

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    Biggest Blessing! 10.24.20

    Due to Covid, my husband and I had to change venues less than 80 days before our wedding date. It sounds crazy… but it was such a blessing! Waldo and Shirely at Blue Hill Farm are a dream to work with! They were so accommodating at such short notice, and made us feel like they genuinely wanted us to have the best day possible.
    The property itself is enough to make anyone want to spend their wedding day here. The rolling hills overlooking the mountains, the beautifully built farmhouse, the carriage house perfect for dancing, and the well kept field perfect for social distancing! We got married on October 24, 2020 so the leaves were changing, and our weather was perfect! We used the front of the house for cocktail hour, moved to the other side of the property for dinner under a large tent, and ended the night at the carriage house for dancing and a fire pit. It was perfect! Our guests got to see the whole property and have multiple changes of scenery.
    I loved spending the morning getting ready with my bridesmaids in the beautiful farmhouse. Waldo was very kind letting us start at 5:30am, and met us with steaming coffee! My husband and I also enjoyed the ease of staying in the house as well- it may become a yearly airbnb getaway! We had a great wedding day, and a relaxing first morning enjoying the 'bed and breakfast' qualities of BHF.
    This is a dream venue! The property is unbelievable, the amenities provide so many fun and convenient options, and the owners are caring and sincere people who want to help couples have amazing weddings!

    Sent on 10/31/2020

    Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:

    Thank you so much Stephanie! It means so much to us that you took the time to write such a thoughtful review. We're so happy we were able to host your wedding and help you out of a challenging situation with your first venue. Like you said - maybe it was meant to be. ; ) Everything was perfect. Love you guys! Come back and see us soon! Shirley + Waldo
  • Heather

    Heather W. · Married on 10/24/2020

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    Best Wedding Venue Ever!

    Blue Hill Farm B&B is the best wedding venue ever! The views are breathtaking, the house is gorgeous, the property is beautiful, and the owners are amazing! I don’t know how else to describe this location except as perfect. We were able to use some of the bedrooms for the girls “getting ready” location and I can’t imagine a better setting! We had breakfast snacks downstairs while some of our party was upstairs getting hair and makeup done. The kitchen is amazing!
    Cocktail hour was perfect with absolutely breathtaking views. Dinner out by the cornfields and dancing in the carriage house. There was even an amazing fire pit. The owners (Waldo & Shirley) were there whenever we needed them and even provided rides for the grandparents when needed and for the bride and groom for great picture locations. Highly recommend this location! You will not regret it!!

    Sent on 10/31/2020

    Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:

    Heather - We can't thank you enough for your very kind words. We so enjoyed meeting you and the rest of the family and friends. We enjoyed every minute of Stephanie and Thomas's wedding. They are a wonderful couple and we hope they will stay in touch and come visit us again soon. And you too!
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    Meaghan D. · Married on 10/10/2020

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    Beautiful, charming venue - 10.10.2020 Wedding

    My husband, Ben, and I began our search for a wedding venue in August 2020. In all honesty, we were not expecting to find a venue with any dates available in October, especially with our shortened timeline and during COVID! We were so fortunate to find Blue Hill Farm!
    The venue is so charming, with gorgeous rolling hills in the front, a rustic carriage house, and beautiful gardens and greenery throughout the property. It was everything that we were hoping to find in a venue, and every aspect was stunning in our photos. We held our ceremony in the front of the house overlooking the rolling hills of Waterford. Our cocktail hour was set up in the garden on the side of the house, and our reception was held in the carriage house. There were so many little details and spaces that allowed our guests to feel comfortable and socially distance.
    The venue owners, Shirley and Waldo, are wonderful people, they were so warm and inviting from the get-go. During our initial visit, they gave us a tour (with their dog, Yogi!) and talked to us in detail about what they offered and what we were envisioning for our special day. We felt so comfortable developing our vision with them, and we felt confident that we would be in great hands with them being so involved in the process. We visited one other wedding venue prior to visiting Blue Hill Farm, and we knew immediately that Blue Hill Farm offered a much more personalized experience for us and our guests. On our wedding day, Shirley helped Ben set our tables and picked flowers from her gardens to spruce up our reception space, this was such a lovely gesture and so appreciated!
    Within 24 hours of visiting their property, Waldo provided us with available dates, a quote, and detailed package information for our intimate 16-guest wedding. They offer so many options in their packages, including a bonfire, a dancefloor, custom farm tables, wine barrels, and the list goes on. If we had gone through with another venue, we would have paid a fortune for everything that they offered.
    Ben and I were a bit hesitant in planning a wedding during a pandemic, but we are so glad that we did. Our wedding was everything that we dreamed it would be and more! Our closest friends and family were so complimentary and raved about the venue. Thank you so much, Shirley and Waldo! Blue Hill Farm will always hold a special place in our hearts.

    Sent on 11/02/2020

    Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:

    Meaghan - We can't thank you enough for your kind, wonderful words. You mini wedding was THE sweetest! It was a joy for us to host, but the real gift was meeting you and Ben! Please stay in touch.
  • Katy

    Katy A. · Married on 10/03/2020

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    incredible views, friendly owners

    We had a small wedding reception here in early October. The venue was enchanting with rolling hills, lush fields, flowers, and a stunning, charming farmhouse. We held our reception in the carriage house and on its patio. The farmhouse has gorgeous, wooden farmhouse tables and string lights that set the ambiance.

    Additionally, the owners Waldo and Shirley, were very friendly, responsive and helpful. We had a great time chatting with them and getting to know them. They really made us and our wedding party feel welcome. We ended up using some of their recommendations for vendors as well. Both sets of our parents and we stayed in the B&B for the weekend, which made the experience extra special. We are already planning to return for a b&b experience in the future!

    Thank you again!

    Sent on 10/20/2020

    Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:

    Thank you Katy and Alfonso!, we were so happy that we were able to help out and bring it all together on a short timetable, you all did a great job pulling together a beautiful and intimate gathering and we were just happy to be able to do a small part. Come back and see us!
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    Madeline O. · Married on 09/20/2020

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    Gorgeous Venue with Amazing Hosts

    Shirley and Waldo made our wedding absolutely wonderful. Like most couples in 2020, we had to drastically alter our plans on short notice. We reached out to Shirley and Waldo so see if they would work with us in creating a small, intimate "mini-mony." In just a few short weeks, Shirley and Waldo worked with us to create our dream elopement , completely altering their normal operations to accommodate us. Since it was so last minute, we didn't know how to organize and plan this day, but they were wonderful with ideas, accommodations, and support. Shirley helped decorate the Carriage House (even cutting flowers from her own garden!!) and worked with the caterer to set up a gorgeous place setting for our immediate family members and us. Waldo worked tirelessly to setup the floor plans, the ceremony seating, and made sure everything was in place. They were just wonderful to work with and we can't recommend them enough. And oh yeah, their house is beautiful and so are the views!! We can't wait to go back for their AirB&B services. And their dog is super sweet.

    Sent on 11/02/2020
  • Ally

    Ally C. · Married on 09/19/2020

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    Ally & AJ’s Sept 2020 Wedding

    My hubby and I had looked for MONTHS for a wedding venue and were so frustrated by not being able to find a venue that was customizable to what we wanted. I found blue hill farm on a cold rainy day in the late fall and fell in love with it. Shirley & Waldo were so sweet throughout the entire planning process and worked with us every step of the way. Planning during Covid was so stressful, but we decided to stick with our date and cut the guest count down to under 50 making it just family and our closest friends. I was never the girl to dream about my wedding, but this was the best day of my life. Everything from waking up and Shirley making my bridesmaids and I fresh farm egg sandwiches on the front porch with big cashmere blankets on the brisk morning, to putting on my dress and seeing my fiancé stand out in the front yard with the beautiful mountain landscape before I walked down the isle made it perfect . Their golden retriever yogi made the best wedding guest dancing with all of the groomsmen until the night ended, and Waldo worked tirelessly all day and night to make sure everything was set up perfectly. We even went with all of their vendor recommendations and they were all affordable and AMAZING which made it all so much easier on us. I can’t recommend this venue enough ❤️❤️

    Sent on 11/02/2020
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    Pat C. · Married on 09/09/2020

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    10/10 Experience

    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!
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    Kristin · Married on 12/10/2019

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    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
  • Mallory

    Mallory · Married on 10/26/2019

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    Beautiful Venue

    This venue is stunning, and everyone who attended our wedding complimented us! The best day of our life (so far) was made possible by the gorgeous views on the Blue Hill Farm property!

    Sent on 01/12/2020
  • Jessica

    Jessica · Married on 10/05/2019

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    10-5-2019 Wedding

    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!
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    Amber Y. · Married on 09/28/2019

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    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

    Heather · Married on 09/21/2019

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    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
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    Giannina O. · Married on 08/31/2019

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    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

    Rachel · Married on 08/03/2019

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    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
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    John E. · Married on 07/09/2019

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    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
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    Rachel · Married on 07/06/2019

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    Amazing Venue, Lifelong Friends

    Shirley and Waldo were absolutely fantastic to us throughout our planning process. The venue is so gorgeous, and they are so engaged in their clients big day. They work tirelessly to help your vision come to fruition, and care immensely about the bride, groom and all involved. They are prompt, professional and dynamic! I am happy to say that not only did they go above and beyond every time, but I have created a wonder bond with them that I will always value and cherish. Hire them!

    Sent on 01/27/2020

    Blue Hill Farm B&B's reply:

    Thank you Rachel! Our bond with you is absolutely the best part! We look forward to seeing you very soon! ♥️
  • Matthew

    Matthew · Married on 07/04/2019

    5.0
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    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. ; )
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    Joshua M. · Married on 06/22/2019

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    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!

    Wow, just wow. We are blown away and so incredibly appreciative of this review! It is the most thorough we have ever gotten and capsulizes our little slice of heaven venue better than our own website :-) We are deeply touched that we were able to make such an impression on you and your families. You were a lovely couple and it was a magical weekend. As we said then, you and your families are part of the Blue Hill Farm family of happy couples and that is the ultimate gift for us. We would love to see you both again, maybe come out for a night or two in the off season when you need a break and a recharge :-)

    Our best to you both!

    Waldo & Shirley
  • Quentin

    Quentin · Married on 06/15/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.
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    Quentin E. · Married on 06/15/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.
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    Ginny · Married on 05/11/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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