White Barns for DC Area Weddings
The desire to be outside during your wedding day has only grown over the past years. Barns are still super popular for wedding venues. But the rustic vibes aren’t as desirable right now. Couples want a wedding venue that’s more chic, a little more of a blank slate. White barns are the new rage. Which I am here for. And we have a few in the area, check them out below!
I tried to share as much information as possible from what I could gather directly from these wedding venues and their websites. When they detail items like included tables and chairs, I try to share the value of that to you.
White Barns for Virginia Weddings
Fleetwood Farm Winery
I’m starting with my favorite, even though this is not a barn, per se. Fleetwood Farm Winery, in Leesburg, has a new building for their events, which is contemporary in style and white on the inside. There is a private garden for the ceremony. Cocktail hour is in the Barrel Room, which also has a patio. Your reception is in the stunning Loft. Rental rates range from $10,800 to $13,800. Your vendors have access from 11 am to 11 pm, and your guests have access from 5 pm – 11 pm. The rental includes 200 ceremony chairs, 200 reception chairs, and 20 farm tables. This is a value of about $6000 were you to use all of it.
You can bring in your own beer and liquor. All wine must be purchased from Fleetwood Farm; a minimum of 1 case per 25 guests. So if you have 200 guests, you must buy 8 cases from them. This is 96 bottles of wine or about 480 pours. You could easily meet this minimum with just the wines for dinner service and a bubbly toast. What I love about Fleetwood, aside from the gorgeous venue that they designed to be private from their tasting rooms, is that it is at the top of the Greenway, so it is very close to Dulles. And the wines are good!! There are 2 dressing rooms on-site. There is a list of approved caterers, and you are required to hire a professional coordinator.
Sweeney Barn is located in Manassas, Virginia. This white barn is two stories, and the lower level is white on the inside, pictured below. The contract includes a 6-hour event rental plus 4 hours for vendors. It also includes 200 white folding chairs, a savings of about $1500. There is one dressing suite on-site. Rates range from $4950-$9950.
48 Fields is in Leesburg, Virginia. This white barn is two stories, and the lower level is white, pictured below. There are multiple outdoor spots for your ceremony and an outdoor option for cocktail hour. Your booking contract includes a 12-hour block, and the capacity is 125 guests. Tables and chairs, lighting, and bars are also included. The on-site farmhouse has dressing rooms. Rates begin at $8350.
Blue Hill Farms
In Waterford, Blue Hill Farm is also a B&B that can host up to 8 guests for 1-3 nights. With 90 guests, you can use the existing buildings. Guests lists of 91-150 require the addition of a tent.
Belle’s Pleasure, in Fredericksburg, boasts an original farmhouse built in 1769! The white barn was built in the 1920s. I also noticed a tent set up for a larger reception. Rates start at $5000, and the max capacity is under 200.
Castle Hill Cider
Castle Hill Cider hosts weddings at their white barn in Keswick, Virginia, which is near Charlottesville. They boast a maximum capacity of 350 guests. There are indoor and outdoor options for your wedding ceremony and there is a dressing room on site.
White Barns for Maryland Weddings
Howard County Conservancy
While not a barn, the Howard County Conservancy has a lot of barn vibes both inside and outside of the structure. Located in Woodstock, Maryland, this county-run nature preserve has rental rates ranging from $3700 – $4800 for 8 hours. The max capacity advertised is 150 guests, though they recommend 130 or fewer when you want to have space to dance.
There are 8 locations on-site for your ceremony. It includes 150 folding chairs and assorted tables for a value of about $1100. There is one dressing room available for an additional $400. Caterers must be approved by the Conservancy. You must get a one-day liquor license if you wish to serve any booze. The Conservancy does not allow using single-use plastics (including plastic cups, utensils, and water bottles), glitter, confetti, fireworks, or helium balloons.
The Tannery Barn
Located in Taneytown, Maryland, the Tannery Barn wedding venue has gardens for your ceremony, a courtyard or an historic barn for cocktail hour and a pavilion for your reception. It boasts a max capacity of 240! The base package includes a 12-hour rental block, 2 dressing rooms, tables and chairs, and you must pick a caterer from their list. The parking lot is 2 blocks away and they provide a shuttle back and forth for your guests.
Vignon Manor Farm
Located in Havre de Grace, Vignon Manor Farm is a sprawling estate for your wedding. Rates range from $11,500 to $16,500. The rental block is 10 am – 11 pm, so your reception would end no later than 10 pm. Offers a list of 6 pre-approved caterers and requires that you hire a professional coordinator. Provides round tables, folding ceremony chairs, and crossback reception chairs for up to 275 guests – a value of about $5200. You have the entire Manor House for getting ready, as well as the Paddock Lounge.
Kent Island Resort
Kent Island Resort in Maryland has three wedding venues on their campus. One is a white barn and another is white barn-adjacent. OK, OK, clearly, it’s a Timbertrac-style structure which is basically a tent. But how gorgeous is that! This is a turnkey venue with tables and chairs; and catering is handled on-site. Ceremony fees range from $800-$1000 and there are set times for when ceremonies begin. The Farmstead has a minimum capacity of 100 and a max of 300. The Pavilion has a minimum capacity of 100 and a max of 250. Rental fees for these venues range from $7000 – $8000. Catering costs begin at $169++ per person.
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