The 3 Best Places to Get Married in Northern Virginia

The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (Vienna, VA)

Capacity: 230 Guests Seated (300 Standing Room)

Amenities include:

• Wedding Gazebos

The Lake Caroline Gazebo is the most commonly used gazebo for wedding ceremonies as it is located at the end of a dock in the middle of Lake Caroline.

• Lilac Pavillion

Meadowlark's newest pavilion- located on one of Meadowlark’s beautiful open fields just before you enter the garden.

• Korean Bell Garden

A beautiful backdrop for any wedding


So So Beautiful

"This is one seriously gorgeous and unique venue. With all the plants, the stream, and the twinkly lights, you cannot beat the ambiance. What's more - our wedding was during the Winter Walk of Lights, so everything was decorated for the holidays and our guests were able to step outside to enjoy the light displays and some hot cocoa. We were so pleased with this venue. The staff is very flexible and works closely with Great Blue Heron Catering. Highly recommend." - by Elizabeth S

I loved my venue

"We had our wedding the first weekend of their winter season, which meant that we received a 25% discount on venue fees, and had access to their winter walk of lights during the reception. The staff was wonderful to work and plan with. The Christmas decorations ended up working perfectly with our color scheme and made everything just a little more special. I can't recommend them highly enough. The service, quality and value were all top notch and I hope if you use this venue that you will have just as great of an experience. We also used their catering service (Great Blue Heron) which I have reviewed separately... but in a nutshell, the food was fantastic, the staff was professional, and the head chef made all of the small details count!" - Becky M

Rust Manor House (Leesburg, VA)

Capacity: 200 Guests Outside | 65 Guests Inside

Amenities Include:

• Large Outdoor Tent

Rust’s large outdoor tent includes seating for up to 200 guests, and offers lights, ceiling fans, Chiavari chairs and tables, as well as an extended patio.

• Parlor

• Dining Room

• Library

• Large Foyer

• Surrounding Gardens and Lawn

• Northern Virginia Residency Discount



"My (now) husband and I loved that we were able to have our ceremony and reception in one place AND in a beautiful setting. We both love the outdoors so the private garden and forest surroundings were exactly what we were looking for. We also really liked that we didn’t need to look for a caterer given Rust operates in conjunction with Great Blue Heron Catering. Plus, we appreciated the discount that came with our Northern Virginia residency! Also, Jackie and Paul were fabulous. They were always willing to answer questions and were so positive throughout the whole process. What a wonderful team to work with!" - Julia G

Truly a dream Come True

"Rust Manor House was my Dream venue. Its a gorgeous and well maintained house on an absolutely enchanting garden property. Everything about this venue is beautiful. We were married under an amazing tree in the back garden, had cocktail hour in the manor and the reception was in the tent. The venue was perfect in every way. The bridal suite was huge, and has a private bathroom and there is even a grooms cottage for the guys to hang out in. They did a wonderful job helping me plan out decor, seating, table placement, and weather back up plans. I can only say that I love this venue and we have returned a few times just to picnic or take family pictures here. It’s just wonderful." - Cyre Q

The Woodlands at Algonkian (Sterling, VA)

Capacity: 200 Guests


• Outdoor Pergola

Perfect way to hold both your wedding and reception with a beautiful wooded backdrop

• High Ceilings

Banquet Hall

• Striking Stone Fireplace

• Dance floor framed by windows


Beautiful site with ACCOMMODATING staff

"We initially chose The Woodlands at Algonkian for our October 11, 2014 wedding ceremony and reception because we thought the park and reception facility were beautiful. However, we soon discovered that the services offered for the price we paid were also an excellent deal. The amount of time the site is available on the day of the wedding is great (we were able to begin setting up as soon as we wanted in the morning for a 4:30 pm ceremony), and we found that we could have a longer reception than most other venues (especially wineries) we considered. Plus, Great Blue Heron Catering, their onsite caterer, offers delicious food and the most affordable beverage packages we found during our search. (They also allow you to choose your own caterer for an additional fee if you love the site but have a specific caterer in mind--these terms are clearly laid out in their contract and venue information packet.) Most importantly, the staff of The Woodlands did a wonderful job on the day of our wedding, and Anna, the onsite coordinator, was very responsive via email leading up to our big day. We highly recommend this venue!" - Laura

Woodlands Wedding

"The Woodlands helped make our wedding day perfect! The staff was extremely helpful and very responsive. The surrounding park was also a beautiful setting for pictures. We truly enjoyed our experience at the Woodlands and would recommend it to others planning a special event." - Nicole M

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