Getting engaged is one of the happiest moments in a couple’s life. Getting married is *thee happiest day in a couple’s life. Every girl dreams about their ideal wedding dress and the ideal location. Most importantly, she dreams about saying ‘I Do’ to the man of her dreams in front of her family and friends. The engagement ring says a lot about the bride, but the venue says even more about the couple. The venue is the single most important place in planning the perfect wedding. Every girl wants to celebrate their special moment in an event space that she’s always dreamed of.
Here are 5 picturesque locations in the D.C. Maryland, Virginia area where your love story can begin;
Shenandoah Lodge & Athletic Club. The Shenandoah Lodge is located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. It is perched atop a bluff situation on over 900 acres of woodland beauty, Shenandoah Club’s lakeside lodge provides unfettered vistas of the 117-acre Lake Frederick in the foreground and the Blue Ridge mountains in the distance. This is perfect for big celebrations or intimate gatherings. The Lodge is perfect for wedding and reception, all in one. Check it out here.
The D.C. War Memorial. The D.C. War Memorial is home to the chicest wedding venue in the Washington D.C. area! It is a popular location for intimate and private ceremonies. It is located right on the National Mall, which makes it a historic location. It is surrounded by gorgeous trees, if you still design the nature vibes. It is located between the Reflecting Pool and Independence Ave, closer to the World War II Memorial. The D.C. War Memorial is equally located across the street from the Martin Luther King, JR Memorial. Note that it is one of the only three locations available on the National Mall (the other locations are the Jefferson Memorial lawn and the George Mason Memorial). Read more about it here.
Harwood Horse Farm. Are you into rustic and romantic vibes? The Harwood Horse Farm in Maryland is another picturesque outdoor location. They have a wide selection of locations for photo opportunities, ceremony, and cocktail area available for your choosing. Harwood Farm is one of the most scenic farms in Howard County. Enjoy the finest of hospitality and gracious service in a spectacular country setting. Note that they host one event per weekend, to assure that your special day is the focus. Read here.
National Museum of Women in the Arts. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is conveniently located in the heart of D.C. Unlike the Shenandoah Lodge, the museum has a more elegant take. With a magnificent marble interior and dazzling chandeliers, the National Museum of Women in the Arts offers an elegant setting for celebrations both large and small. When hosting a wedding, the museum’s event staff will happily advise you on how best to use our historic and versatile space. Read more here
Morrison House. Located in Alexandria, the Morrison House is an intimate venue for a timeless occasion. With cobblestone streets lined with local shops and bistros leading toward a picturesque waterfront, Old Town Alexandria is an idyllic location for exchanging vows. Located in the heart of downtown, their luxury bed-and-breakfast-style hotel features sophisticated spaces for intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, and related events up to 80 guests. Designed in the federalist style, their luxury hotel is the perfect illustration of the timeless elegance that Alexandria is famous for. With pops of blues and floor-to-ceiling windows, their signature wedding space, The Watermark Ballroom, is bold, yet undeniably classic. Additionally, their parlor, library, and sweeping front staircase make for memorable backdrops and stunning photos. Read more.
There you have it, the top 5 wedding venues in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. Feel free to share some of your suggestions below!