Photos: Top: Salamander Resort & Spa | Above: Anne Robert Photography, Salamander Resort & Spa

Northern Virginia is home to dozens of rustic chic barn wedding venues, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites that you just have to see for yourself. Barn venues offer charming and romantic settings, highlighting the beautiful Virginia countryside and landscape. If you’ve been exploring your venue options and think a barn is right for you, read on!

Virginia’s natural beauty speaks for itself year-round and provides breathtaking backdrops for unforgettable weddings. So, whether you’re looking for elegant, historic estates, more traditional pastoral landscapes or a stunning vineyard property you will find these barn venues on some of the most spectacular land on the East Coast. From Fairfax to Middleburg and Leesburg, you’ll find a selection that won’t disappoint.

WEDDING BARN VENUE NEAR FAIRFAX

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Barns at Wolf Trap

Barns at Wolf Trap

Two historic barns have been refurbished on this Vienna property to provide a serene and remote setting for the nature-loving couple. Overlooking a lush meadow at Wolf Trap National Park, the 18th century German and Scottish Barns have enough natural character to exude elegance and warmth without much decoration. Wooden beams and a cozy interior combine to create an enchanting and romantic wedding night.

WEDDING BARN VENUES NEAR LEESBURG

48 Fields Farm

48 Fields in Leesburg is a century-old farm in the heart of Northern Virginia’s captivating wine country. This farm wedding venue boasts a gorgeous refurbished dairy barn filled with bright natural light and rich woodwork. Between a huge dual-level interior and a private ceremony lawn nestled in the wooded backdrop of hunt country, 48 Fields embodies a casual autumnal elegance through and through.

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48 Fields Farm

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6 Pastures Farm

6 Pastures Farm

6 Pastures Farm in Winchester is an active cattle farm established in the early 1700s and offers a rich and historic barn perfect for a country wedding. This is a ranch-style venue with huge rolling fields and a putting green for extra entertainment. One side of this renovated, two-story venue looks out onto the vast hillside of Winchester while the other side faces a field of horses close enough for guests to see. This is the big barn wedding of your dreams.

Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

The Barns at Hamilton Station provide an authentic, peaceful barn feel in this quiet corner of Northern Virginia’s wine region. Built in 1910, this antique barn has plenty of interior space for a romantic reception as well as a sprawling vineyard and lake fit for photographs. Together, the ambiance of the winery and the well-loved charm of this 107-year-old barn will leave you feeling calm and ready to enjoy the evening.

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Emily Alyssa Photo | Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

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Historic Rosemont Springs

Historic Rosemont Springs

With stunning 10-foot waterfalls and a luscious garden terrace, Historic Rosemont Springs is a breathtaking setting for a magical wedding. Accommodating up to 400 guests, this gambrel-style barn features three dazzling chandeliers and a charming Virginia bluestone fireplace. Surrounded by beautiful wooded areas, this venue offers an elegant and private setting for an exquisite outdoor wedding.

Riverside on the Potomac

Between four different and equally gorgeous settings, Riverside on the Potomac does not disappoint. For a lovely wedding by the water, the Waterfall Terrace and Patio will have you mesmerized. While inside, the rustic elegance of the Historic Bank Barn is illumined by thousands of twinkling lights for a warm and enchanting setting. The Stable Gallery offers a more intimate setting under the eaves of the Historic Bank Barn. Whatever you are looking for, Riverside on the Potomac has something gorgeous to fulfill your venue dreams.

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Wolfcrest Studios | Riverside on the Potomac

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The Barn at Willow Brook

The Barn at Willow Brook

The Barn at Willow Brook overlooks 500 acres of Virginia’s majestic rolling hills and features a glamorous bridal sweet at The Farmhouse. Before moving to the stunning Wedding Barn, The Farmhouse is the perfect mix of charming and relaxing for pre-wedding activities. The Wedding Barn sits on the top of a hill with several beautiful areas to look out from like the dreamy double breezeway barn doors in the loft and the elevated reception area with an incredible three-story wall of windows.

The Oak Barn at Loyalty

Outdoorsy couples who want a fresh and natural wedding should look no further than The Oak Barn at Loyalty in Leesburg. Having recently opened in the fall of 2018, The Oak Barn at Loyalty is a superbly constructed venue offering old-style design with a temperature-controlled environment and a 300-guest capacity. The view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the balcony is an awe-inspiring feature for any ceremony, making this barn an impressive new addition to the barn venue scene in Northern Virginia.

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The Oak Barn at Loyalty

WEDDING BARN VENUES NEAR MIDDLEBURG

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Klaire Dixius Photography | The Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farm

The Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farm

With majestic countryside views as well as an elegant ballroom, The Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farm offers the best of both worlds. Ceremonies can take place on the venue’s newest patio strategically located in front of the expansive Blue Ridge Mountains. Outside, the farm’s garden and waterfall pond set the stage for a woodland fairytale atmosphere.

Mount Defiance Cidery & Distillery

Enjoy artisanal ciders among idyllic mountain views at Mount Defiance Cidery & Distillery. This refreshing cider barn is located on a picturesque hilltop overlooking the property’s stunning 12 acres. At dusk, this venue transforms into a stunning barn masterpiece with warm bistro lighting, copper details and a huge golden wood bar—striking the perfect balance between rustic and chic all night long.

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Mount Defiance Cidery & Distillery

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Sweeney Barn

Sweeney Barn

Sweeney Barn in Manassas is a modern fairytale barn venue featuring incredible glass chandeliers and sophisticated designs. Originally a one-story dairy barn, this repurposed multilateral event venue is filled with modern amenities like climate control and a grand ballroom. The feeling that Sweeney Barn elicits when you step inside is a mix of romance and luxury that you must experience yourself.

The Stables at Bluemont Vineyard

Located in the heart of Virginia wine country, The Stables at Bluemont Vineyard showcase stunning panoramic views from the mountain and a climate controlled interior. The stables emit the perfect rustic and romantic mood for an unforgettable experience. With pastel blooms emerging in the spring, luscious vines ripening in the summer and golden foliage coating the landscape in the autumn, every season offers an enchanting wedding backdrop at Bluemont Vineyard.

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The Stables at Bluemont Vineyard

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The Stables at Salamander Resort

The Stables at Salamander Resort

The Stables at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg offer a stylish, classical estate design, with a celebration not only of horses but also of the community’s equestrian lifestyle. Featuring its expansive Great Lawn and immaculate riding stables, Salamander Inn is an impressive and elegant venue for couples. Surrounded by the beauty of Virginia’s horse country, you would be hard-pressed to find a better venue that balances luxury with an equestrian flair.

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Whitehall Estate

Whitehall Estate sits at the base of the Bluemont, Virginia, hills with beautiful vineyards and exquisite cuisine. This elegant farm estate venue is home to an incredible in-house catering team that works with you to bring your own vision to life through unbelievably delicious food. Barn meets ballroom in the luxurious event space at Whitehall Estate surrounded by romantic views and greenery.

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Whitehall Estate

WEDDING BARN VENUES NEAR PURCELLVILLE

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Shadow Creek

Shadow Creek

This Purcellville venue has an unshakeable lightness to it. The breathtaking grounds welcome you with rolling hills and pastures dotted with friendly horses and cows. Inside, natural light filters in through the barn’s many windows and an elevated exposed beam ceiling opens the space for whatever style wedding you want. Airy, clean and calming, this is a stunning barn with an emphasis on agrarian elegance.

Sylvanside Farm

Sylvanside hosts two barns, rolling fields, lush orchards and an enchanting pond overlook. Hand-built in 1744, The Stone Barn has a built-in bar and is home to a friendly pair of Clydesdales. With a rustic sense of grandiose, The Poplar Barn is one of the largest barn venues in Virginia at 200 feet long and provides a charming weather-proof option. The pond overlook is dotted with weeping cherries and a wooden dock, completing this charming venue with breathtaking views over the water.

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Sylvanside Farm

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Tranquility Farm

Tranquility Farm

Located in Virginia’s horse and wine country, Tranquility is a historic Quaker farm in Purcellville dating all the way back to 1807. The property’s gorgeous rustic barn and elegant fieldstone manor are set on a 23-acre stretch of gleaming pastures. Here, meadows, creeks, gardens and moss-covered stone walls are every couple’s dream photography backdrop. The 1800s-style barn features a vaulted ceiling and massive chandeliers to create a classic and elegant ambiance.

Zion Springs

Covered in tall pine forests, vineyards and spring-fed creeks, Zion Springs has divine options for the traditional wedding as well as elopements and adventure weddings. With a stone path leading to lush gardens and a magical ceremony pergola, the terrace is the most popular ceremony location. Complete with a rustic ballroom and patio at the barn for your reception and relaxing lodging for up to 32 guests, Zion Springs creates incredible wedding weekends.

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Zion Springs

Add rustic and romantic charm to your wedding at one of Northern Virginia’s lovely barn venues.

Barn weddings open up a world of gorgeous possibilities for your big day. You can customize your venue to fit your tastes, no matter whether you are drawn more to rustic or elegant styles. While embracing the country wedding theme might be just what you are looking for, you can also dress up your barn for a more glamorous, black-tie event.

Choosing to have your wedding in one of the many barn wedding venues in Virginia opens you up to a world of gorgeous possibilities for your big day. The many barn wedding venues in Northern Virginia are host to a variety of enchanting landscapes and mesmerizing views sure to delight your wildest wedding dreams.  ~

ANYA KARAMAN is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia. She studied English and History and has a background writing on issues of global development and migration.

ELIZABETH HELEN is majoring in communications and dance at the University of South Carolina and loves writing about beautiful Virginia weddings.



 

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