Selecting the perfect place to say, “I do” can be a challenge. So VivaTysons compiled descriptions of nine unconventional wedding and rehearsal venues to help you plan your special day. Most couples want a setting with flexible spaces that fit within their budget, and professional support to help them plan this essential milestone. Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or a grand event, the wedding planners at these venues stand ready to design a wedding that everyone will recall with the fondest of memories.
The Bellevue Conference & Event Center
A picture-perfect venue for corporate functions and black-tie affairs
At The Bellevue their mission is to implement and execute top-notch coordination for both professional functions and social gatherings, in addition to a picture-perfect backdrop filled with rich, timeless design that is adorned with character and historical beauty. The Bellevue is an exotic venue for those romantic dreamers and savvy, intellectual thinkers in search for a breath-taking view of traditional couture and modern sophistication.
43350 John Mosby Hwy, Chantilly, VA 20152
Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard
Photo by: Aaron Watson Photography
Located just south of Charlottesville, Virginia on a secluded 5,000-acre sanctuary, Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard is perfect for destination weddings. Guests looking for a more rustic feel, may opt for The Lodge—a 12,000 square foot, 100-year-old stable painstakingly renovated to offer the utmost in rustic luxury combined with a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For those hoping for a more formal affair, the Event Barn offers guests a spectacular private Virginia estate setting coupled with a renovated 8,500 square foot cattle barn with a 30-foot high stone fireplace.
From state-of-the-art caterers kitchens, high speed internet, backup generators, included tables and chairs, to heat and air conditioning, spectacular lighting, ample power, shuttle buses and even luxury restroom trailers for more discreet ceremony locations among the 5000 acre reserve, Mount Ida offers a unique wedding experience.
6903 Blenheim Road, Charlottesville, VA 24590
The State Theatre
You think big and do big, so does The State Theatre. Don’t need that much? No worries, they can scale it down to any size you need—50 people to 500 people. Some of their amenities include:
☛ Martin Intelligent Lighting with Full Studio Direction
☛ Custom-Designed Lighting & Sets
☛ Sound Image Sound System with Front of House and Stage Engineers
☛ High definition projection with 20 foot screen
☛ Multiple small and midsize projection capabilities
Add in a fully restored 1930’s Art Deco setting, arranged any way you can think of, a full service in-house restaurant and catering service, four full service bars, and state of the art sound & lights (The State Theatre is a nationally recognized music venue), and there’s no reason to go anywhere else.
220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA
Two Silos Brewing/Farm Brew Live
If you crave a distinctive wedding venue, consider the Campus of Farm Brew Live. There are multiple facilities here to accommodate any gathering from 16 to 162 people including The Great Hall, High Gravity Terrace and the Black Sheep Deck overlooking the Chef’s Garden, fire pits and hops field. Located on an eight-acre farm outside of Manassas, the rustic brewery serves up stellar pizzas and pit barbeque with their handcrafted beers.
9915 Discovery Boulevard, Manassas, VA 20109
Museum of the Marine Corps
The architecturally stunning military museum opens its doors for weddings and rehearsals. Say your vows inside Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel surrounded by a pristine woodland setting. Then, for large receptions with up to 1,000 guests standing or 650 people sitting, choose the museum’s light-filled Leatherneck Gallery in the shadow of the authentic marine aircraft. For smaller groups, the museum has the Overlook on the second level and the rustic Tun Tavern.
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway,Triangle, VA
The Ashby Inn
Considered a hidden gem, The Ashby Inn is surrounded by beautiful countryside and filled with history dating back to 1829. It is a beautiful venue for hosting intimate weddings and features a gourmet Executive Chef and Sommelier. Guests can enjoy sumptuous meals paired with the perfect beverage, all locally sourced. The Ashby lives on three acres of landscaped grounds that provide a view of Paris Mountain, Ashby Gap, and Sky Meadows State Park. Long regarded as one of the best restaurants in Northern Virginia, the Ashby Inn offers a menu that is thoughtful, expressive and, in spring and summer, inspired by its own gardens.
692 Federal St, Paris, VA 20130
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Located on the George Mason Science and Technology Campus, Hylton is best known for
its theatre and orchestral performances. But it’s also an adaptable sanctuary for couples seeking an exceptional wedding venue. With its soaring atrium, spiral staircase and deep lavender furnishings, the lobby can be customized for large and small weddings. A reception held in Hylton’s Black Box Theatre offers tailored illumination guaranteed to create a dramatic milieu. The Performing Arts Center has six distinctive spaces to accommodate a wide variety of occasions.
10900 University Boulevard, Manassas, VA
The Oatlands Plantation was a regal southern mansion that has been elegantly restored with period furnishings and decor. Established in 1798, this historic Leesburg property features a Greek Revival-style manor and formal English gardens with views of Loudoun County horse country. Weddings and receptions are held in the Oatlands Pavilion, on the Front Lawn and in the Carriage House. Open April through December, a wedding at this National Trust Historic Site is an experience your guests will long remember.
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA
As a new destination winery located in Nokesville, this Tidewater-style house sits on acres of pristine Virginia farmland and was built by a member of the Alexander family back in 1767, namesake of the city of Alexandria, Virginia. The winery has an outdoor patio and expansive tasting room. The grounds include a whimsical fish pond, English gardens, scenic views and historic trees that date back to Lewis and Clark’s expedition.
14325 Trotters Ridge Place, Nokesville, VA