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The Black Horse Inn

Our grand mansion offers a wedding setting as beautiful and unique as your love, with one-of-a-kind architecture, interiors, and gardens providing the backdrop for your special day. With an estate wedding, your future together will begin framed by the elegance of the past. Imagine descending a majestic staircase, gown trailing behind as your groom waits in an ornate hall, reciting your vows on a picturesque balcony overlooking a formal garden, or dancing with your guests in an exquisite ballroom.


For a wedding evoking true storybook romance, what location could be better than a mansion on a historic estate? Consider hosting your reception at the Black Horse Inn, Northern Virginia’s dramatic estate, mansion location.

photos: Rebekah Murray, Lime Fish Studio, Tori Watson, Kristen Gardner Photography

  • Breakfast Options
  • Ceremony Venue
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Reception Venue
  • Rehearsal Dinner Venue
  • Room-Blocking Option
  • Breakfast
  • Bridal Suite
  • Catering
  • Ceremony
  • Event Coordination
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Indoor Space
  • Other Parties / Events
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Tables & Chairs
  • WiFi
  • Wedding Maximum Capacity: 175


“One of the reasons we picked the Black Horse Inn was that you can rent the inn for the entire weekend for your family to stay. That took a lot of stress away! We were already there, no need to think about getting to the venue. Our non-family guests stayed at a nearby hotel, and Uber worked pretty well for them but sometimes the wait was longish for them to get an uber so keep that in mind if you aren’t hiring a shuttle to and from an outside hotel. The biggest reason was the venue itself. It was absolutely beautiful. We booked in the hopes that the weather would be amazing and we would be able to use all the beautiful outdoor parts of the venue. Well. It rained. And it was still awesome. We were still able to have our ceremony outside before it began pouring. The cocktail hour was moved inside. We still had a blast! At first I felt bad about how much booking with the BHI cost, but you can tell where the money goes. Lynn and Michele worked together and paid attention to every detail. I did not worry about a thing the day of! They called all our vendors and made sure everything was set.
Many of our guests approached us during and after our wedding saying it was the best one they’ve ever attended. The caterer that was associated with the BHI at the time (It was recently turned to new owners so I’m not sure it’s the same caterer – Catering Reserved) was great. The food was so good! Anyways, the day couldn’t have gone any better. Price is a bit on the steeper side from what we originally budgeted, but it is Northern Virginia during peak time and we felt pretty pampered. The whole family was so pleased with the inn.”

– Kathryn B. –

“My husband and I selected the Black Horse Inn as our wedding venue because we felt a warm connection to the owner. A few months before our wedding, Michele Debildt became the new owner and onsite wedding planner, and what a pleasant surprise this turned out to be! Michele made sure every detail from conversations with her predecessor was captured and ensured things ran smoothly on our big day. From finding my father the perfectly sized dress shirt to replace the one he forgot to pack for the big day, to working through multiple contingencies for the bizarre weather forecast in the days leading up to our wedding, to saving our ceremony when the shuttle transporting guests to our venue lost its muffler, Michele turned all of these unforeseen imperfections into perfect wedding day memories. Even better, we’ve enjoyed building a friendship with Michele, even exchanging holiday cards in the months since our wedding. It was so nice to work with someone who made me feel like a bride not only on the day of my wedding but in the lead-up and the months and weeks since!”

– Georgette K. –

“The Black Horse Inn was the most beautiful venue on our special day! It was an absolute fairytale to have our wedding there. Being able to have a full weekend from rehearsal, dinner and the whole wedding at the venue made it more memorable. Michelle was the perfect planner and went above a beyond all expectations. The weekend was flawless with the help of Michelle and all who work at The Black Horse Inn. The rooms were gorgeous and the food was magnificent.”

– Mary M. –


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photo: Love & Adventure Photography photos: Rebekah Murray, Lime Fish Studio, Tori Watson, Kristen Gardner Photography Interested in learning more about Black Horse Inn’s services or want to check availability? Please complete the form below to get in touch!