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Brentsville Hall Breaking Ground in September

Provided by Villagio Hospitality Group Villagio Hospitality Group, the team behind Farm Brew Live and other innovative concepts, is in the pre-construction process for the most ideal venue for weddings and joyous celebrations. Brentsville Hall will be the latest addition to the eight-acre Farm Brew Live Campus next to 2Silos and The Black Sheep restaurant. Construction will begin on Sept. 7 and will book for events starting from March 2022. Construction tours will begin in January 2022. Brentsville Hall will offer both outdoor and indoor options with unique amenities for weddings along with full-service catering from The Black Sheep. The two story building will offer endless opportunities and versatility for couples to bring their dream wedding to life. The maximum capacity will be set at 200 guests seated and more standing for a fun cocktail reception. Other services will be …

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From Cows to Catered Events

Sweeney Barn

By Rachel Nohe Sponsored by Sweeney Barn In the 1930s, Sweeney Barn was a place for milking cows owned by the Birkett family. However, in 2018, the barn was bought by Noel and Alannah Sweeney and transformed into an event center with rustic elegance.  During the renovation process, it was crucial to the Sweeneys that they utilize as much of the original materials as possible while simultaneously modernizing the architecture.  The barn holds historical importance to the area, so its preservation was as important as bringing in modern touches. Andrea Van Wambeke, General Manager at Sweeney Barn, said, “Renovated in 2018, Sweeney Barn has state-of-the-art amenities that will ensure every guest is comfortable on their wedding day.” Location, Location, Location  One of the benefits of the venue is that while the barn itself is rustic, it is located in the …

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A Dream Leesburg Wedding with River Creek Club

River Creek Club

By Gianna Jirak Sponsored by River Creek Club Imagine walking down the aisle in your flowing white gown to your beloved. It is the happiest day of your life. You’re surrounded by love and by the scenic views of the Potomac River and elegant decoration. This may sound like a fantasy, but at River Creek Club, it’s a reality! With their amazing team and top-notch venue space, you will have a dream Leesburg wedding. The Ceremony With the weather warming up, your ceremony will likely be hosted on the club’s gorgeous outdoor veranda. You will have experienced wedding planners at your disposal as well as the luxurious view of the Potomac River to add natural decor. “We’re right on the water which is beautiful, and it overlooks the golf course as well,” said Amanda Gervais, the Private Events Director of …

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Weddings at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

By Ashley Simpson Sponsored by Hylton Performing Arts Center Many would say that you’re the star of your own show on your wedding day. And, the Hylton Performing Arts Center – an opera house and theater venue in Manassas – gives this idea a whole new meaning for local brides. The Hylton Center opened in 2010, and the first wedding took place the very next year. “We’ve been doing weddings almost since the beginning,” said Susan Landess, Sales and Community Relations Manager of the Hylton Performing Arts Center. “The Hylton Center began reaching out to the wedding market as a way to enhance our community outreach when not being used for performances.” Hylton Center performers include the Northern Virginia Ballet, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band, the Manassas Ballet Theater, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, and even the National Symphony …

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Casual Elegance and Natural Beauty at the Piedmont Club

Piedmont Club

By Dominique McIndoe Sponsored by Piedmont Club Setting the Scene Romantic French doors, wrought iron chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spiraling indoor staircase, a beautiful ballroom, expansive patio space, a natural wood bridge and views of green hills, fairways, and the Bull Run Mountains hunt country. What could be a better backdrop to exchange vows and begin the beautiful, lifelong journey that is marriage? Individually-Crafted Weddings As the recipient of the WeddingWire’s Couples Choice Award for seven years in a row (2010-2016), it’s no wonder that Piedmont Club is such a favorite wedding venue in Haymarket and all of Northern Virginia. For over 20 years, Piedmont Club has prided itself in being a sophisticated, stylish and charming choice for brides- and grooms-to-be; their lavish space has been home to many wedding showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Piedmont …

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New Sites at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn

Briar Patch B&B

Sponsored by Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn Located in Middleburg, Virginia, Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn has two “newer” sites on the 47 acres of land that allow brides and their families to experience the historic charm of the area. The Main House, Cottage, Chicken Coop and Fox Den are the different buildings at Briar Patch. The Main House and Cottage were mentioned in a previous article. This article focuses on the Chicken Coop, the Fox Den, and the grounds. Chicken Coop Built a few years ago, the Chicken Coop is the “newest” construction on site. It may seem obvious — this was perhaps a chicken coop but not usable for accommodations for people. The owner, Ellen Goldberg, rebuilt the building, salvaged the wood and used it to decorate some of the three bedrooms and a kitchen. If …

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Monroe Bay Winery Offers Flexibility to Brides and Grooms

By Amy Falkofske Sponsored by Monroe Bay Winery Monroe Bay Winery is a newer wedding venue located in Colonial Beach, Virginia. With its convenient location and Caribbean vibes, it’s a hidden gem that you may not have heard about yet. “Colonial Beach is a really unique place to have a wedding,” said Kiki Apple, owner of Monroe Bay Winery. “You can have the beach and the water, but it’s still only an hour from DC. Our venue in particular is also located on the water with about 10 acres. We hope that will be a draw for people.” Destination Weddings at Colonial Beach According to Kiki, Colonial Beach is a “cute, quaint, Mayberry” type of town and a golf cart community. It’s the second longest beach in Virginia after Virginia Beach. It sits on the Potomac River and is seven …

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Celebrate Your Fairytale Wedding at Chantilly National Golf and Country Club

Chantilly National Country Club

By Dominique McIndoe Sponsored by Chantilly National Golf and Country Club In the Centreville area of Fairfax County lies a 214-acre oasis so close to the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., yet so comfortably and conveniently tucked away. As one of Northern Virginia’s premier private country clubs, Chantilly National Golf and Country Club has been a haven in the Centreville community since its founding in 1959. Their standard of excellence and charm have made them the perfect place for couples to host their dream weddings. Vintage Barn to Country Club Prior to becoming Chantilly National, the country club’s structure operated as a functioning dairy farm. The current barn-like features help add to the aesthetic—rustic, romantic barn weddings have been all the rage these past few years—with potential members and spouses-to-be, says Natalie Eisenberg, private events director for Chantilly National. …

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Stonewall Golf Club: Micro-Weddings and Waterfront Views

Stonewall Golf Club

By Gianna Jirak Sponsored by Stonewall Golf Club Although COVID-19 has transformed weddings and the wedding industry as we know it, Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville is working to make your big day feel as normal as possible. With its waterfront views and fashionable ballroom, as well as their top-notch accommodations, you’ll feel as though you’re having a wedding in early 2020 – with certain health precautions in place, of course. The Magnolia Room Your reception will be held in the club’s Magnolia Room, a ballroom that features floor-to-ceiling windows and “panoramic views of Lake Manassas, shimmering water fountains and the golf course’s eighteenth green.” At night, the ballroom is gently lit by wrought-iron crystal-accented chandeliers, which will undoubtedly add more romance to the occasion. If you hold your ceremony at Stonewall as well, it can be held just outside …

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Catering by Uptown’s Bayfront Club: A Destination Wedding

Catering by Uptown, Bayfront cClub

By Amy Falkofske Sponsored by Catering by Uptown’s Bayfront Club If you dream of a destination wedding, you may be surprised to learn that you can have one right here in the DMV at Catering by Uptown’s Bayfront Club in Edgemere, Maryland. Beautiful Destination Wedding Bayfront Club sits right on the Chesapeake Bay with beautiful water views. You can have your wedding right on the waterfront, then your reception in the 30,000 square foot ballroom. The ballroom features large picture windows where you get the same water views. Bayfront is close to Baltimore but very removed from all the hustle and bustle of the city, so you feel like you’ve traveled to a faraway countryside location. This picturesque wedding venue is very spacious with a beautiful manicured lawn. It’s perfect for wedding photos! Many couples choose to have their ceremony …

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It’s Time to Bloom with Sonesta

Sonesta ES Suites Fairfax Fair Lakes

By Kate Anderson Sponsored by Sonesta ES Suites Fairfax, Fair Lakes Spring is coming and with it, wonderful changes. Birds returning, warmer temperatures rising, and little flower buds turning into amazing blooms. Such is the case with Sonesta ES Suites Fairfax, Fair Lakes, a popular wedding venue for intimate weddings and events. Sonesta is blooming after a winter of change. What was formerly known as a Marriott Residence Inn is now a Sonesta ES Suites blooming with possibilities for your event. Sonesta’s mission is to WOW every guest, team member, partner and community in which they operate by delivering quality, value, and amazing hospitality. From start to finish, you will have the personalized service of an on-property sales team dedicated to your event. These seasoned team members have continued on through the property change of hands to be happy members …

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Country Elegance Nestled in Loudoun County

Briar Patch B&B

By Katrina Wilson Sponsored by Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn The serene, plush and green landscape is the backdrop to your wedding as you view your guests. This is the moment you have been waiting for as you smile and make eye contact with your significant other. As you both stand there together, the Blue Ridge Mountains are the final touch to your charming wedding day. That is what a wedding may look like at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn in Middleburg, Virginia. This bed and breakfast is a wedding venue in Loudoun County with a history that dates back to the early 1800s. Ellen Goldberg, owner of the establishment, describes what makes Briar Patch unique. A View Like No Other Goldberg said the 47 acres of land and 12 bedrooms in three buildings allow brides and grooms …

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