The lush vine-covered hills and river valleys of Loudoun County—DC’s Wine Country®—have long attracted weekend visitors and wine enthusiasts. But Loudoun’s more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms offer much more than great vintages; they’re also idyllic settings for couples to tie the knot. From intimate spaces to grand ballrooms, every couple can find the perfect venue to say “I Do” amongst the gorgeous grapevines. Below, you’ll find five of the Best Winery Wedding Venues in Loudoun County.
Best Northern Virginia Vineyard Wedding Venue with Accommodations
Set in the foothills of a 400-acre estate near the Potomac River in far northwest Loudoun County, the French Chateaux-style Breaux Vineyards, accessed by a long winding driveway, has elegant Louisiana-inspired interiors, award-winning wines and multiple venue options for the ceremony. The Lafayette Terrace set in the vines is breathtakingly romantic while the opulent grandeur of The Acadia, a ballroom-style space with chandeliers and panoramic picture windows, hosts large sit-down receptions. Hidden View B&B in nearby Hillsboro is set on 10 acres of rolling grounds. It has five spacious guest rooms, stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views and sumptuous gourmet breakfasts. Opt for the Tranquility Suite with its direct access to the poolside patio and gorgeous tiered gardens.
Best Northern Virginia Vineyard Wedding Venue for Big Celebrations
Stone Tower Winery, a scenic mountaintop winery famous for its bold red blends and sweeping panoramas, is perfect for large, yet elegant weddings. Ceremonies are held either on terraced lawns by the pond or on the hillside near the tasting room, and are followed by cocktails in the exquisite Barrel Club—an airy, high-ceiling space lined with oak wine barrels. Your party (up to 250 for plated dinners or 230 for buffets) then moves on to the Vineyard View Ballroom for dinner, where they’ll enjoy stunning vineyard views and a romantic lower terrace area. Get the celebrations going with Stone Tower Winery’s signature Magnum Rosé or Blanc de Noir sparkling.
Best Northern Virginia Vineyard Wedding Venue for an Intimate Ceremony
Jan and Joe Kernan, owners of Bleu Frog Vineyards, recently upped their wedding game by opening a handsome, cathedral-like pavilion on a hilltop next to the vineyards. Adoringly named after Jan’s appreciation for the culinary arts and experience as a cordon bleu chef as well as Joe’s service as a Navy Seal “frogman,” this Leesburg winery is the combination of dedication and passion. The open-sided space featuring a triangular roof and reclaimed timber columns can accommodate intimate gatherings of 30–50 people for sit-down receptions. The couple can also exchange vows here, although the corridor among the Chambourcin grape vines serves as the perfect natural aisle for the bride to walk down. Food wise, opt for Jan’s Bleu Bistro catering food truck, which serves everything from gourmet tacos and BBQ to cheese and charcuterie plates. As for the wine, the 2019 Rosé with its delicate fruit flavors and soft textures is perfect for an afternoon toast before sipping the bold 2019 Bullfrog Meritage in the evening.
Best Rustic Northern Virginia Vineyard Wedding Venue
The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards provides a beautiful and atmospheric 109-year-old stone and wood bank tasting room and event space. The rustic, custom-built structure with its heavy timber beams and thick stone walls has a large lower level with soft lighting casting an ethereal golden glow suitable for up to 140 guests. Smaller gatherings can take place in the upstairs space with its massive stone fireplace, dazzling chandelier, handcrafted wood tables and handsome deck looking down on vineyards, gardens and green lawns rolling down to a pond. Celebrated Winemaker Michael Shaps makes superb Bordeaux-style blends for this award-winning Loudoun County winery. Opt for the 2017 Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold Medal winning Meritage, a rich full-bodied red.
Best Northern Virginia Vineyard Wedding Venue with A View
Loudoun County is famous for its scenic wineries, but few have views as stunning as those at Bluemont Vineyard. Perched on east-facing slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains in far western Loudoun, ceremonies and cocktail hour take place outside, with a backdrop of vineyards, Piedmont farm fields and vast skies stretching to the horizon. On clear days, it is said you can see the Washington Monument. For receptions, the party moves into The Stable, a gorgeous climate-controlled timber barn with antique beams and walls adorned with twinkle lights and draping upon request. Gourmet catering company Savoir Fare Limited does the food while the vineyard provides the wine. You can’t go wrong with the aromatic fruit-forward 2019 Petit Manseng or the 2017 “Farm Table” Red blend.
DC’s Wine Country is a beautiful area to tie the knot with its endless venue options that suit any soon-to-be newlyweds. For even more Winery Wedding Venues in Loudoun County, consider adding these Northern Virginia-area vineyards and breweries to your search: Greenhill Vineyards, Kalero Vineyard, Mt. Defiance Cider Barn, Creek’s Edge Winery, Otium Cellars and Vanish Farmwoods Brewery.
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