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10 Best Estate Style Wedding Venues in VA

Historic Mankin Mansion 

This charming property is a well-known wedding venue in the area. With the ability to host your ceremony and reception at the same location, and the option of both indoor or outdoor settings, the possibilities at the Historic Mankin Mansion are endless! 

New Kent Winery 

This vineyard estate has an elegant yet rustic feel. It’s lush, green grounds and countryside charm make it an ideal venue for your special day. You can have New Kent Winery provide the tables and chairs for your event, and they offer a per person wine and beer package which includes their award-winning wine! 

wedding ceremony on grace by field

West Manor Estate 

If you’re looking for a timeless venue that is historical with a modern touch, The West Manor Estate is the venue for your event. They have been hosting events for 200 years and have a variety of ceremony backdrops for you to choose from for your special day. 

The Estate at River Run

This exquisite venue offers multiple ceremonies and reception locations as well as accommodations. There are plenty of additional perks included with the rental of this Victorian styled estate. The use of suites and parking attendants are just two of those lovely bonuses. 

Bride and groom outside mansion

Goodstone Inn, Lakeside at Welch Estate

Situated on Lewis Lake, this beautiful estate offers an abundance of picturesque portrait locations and ceremony backdrops. Immerse your guests in all of nature’s glory at this lakeside estate. 

Tuckahoe Plantation

This National Historic Landmark is an ideal venue whether your guest list is 20 or 500. This solely outdoor venue can accommodate unpredictable weather, but recommends that you book within the wedding season months of April – October. 

Luxury Washington wedding reception with harvest chairs

Dover Hall

Dover Hall is a stunning estate situated on 55 acres of rolling hills. It offers an impeccable bridal suite and a ballroom that can open to the stunning outdoor terraces. This venue is straight out of a fairytale and it’s exemplary service will convince you that you’re royalty.

Great Marsh Estate 

Set on over 121 acres of lawn and woodland, this secluded Georgian Mansion has a lot to offer. The spiralling staircase, tastefully decorated interior and twelve foot ceilings are just a few of the beautiful features of this venue. With five guest rooms on site, you have the option of treating your dearest loved ones to a stay at this stunning venue. 

Front of house

Whitehall Estate

Bright and airy, this delightful venue has enchanting trees surrounding the outdoor spaces. Whitehall Estate is a full-service venue that additionally offers craft cocktails and plenty of outdoor amenities including lawn games. 

Rosemont Manor 

This historic venue was first built in 1811 and exemplifies true southern hospitality. Ceremony locations include a rustic carriage house, the Grand Portico, or the lush lawn where presidential helicopters have landed. This venue offers accommodations and elegant teas for you and your guests of choice to enjoy.

The Clifton

The Clifton boasts historic elegance, modern sophistication, and unbeatable views. You can enjoy everything from their exceptional catering, to the lush private grounds, perfect for your wedding day ceremony. This venue has everything you need for your big day, starting from your rehearsal dinner all the way through to farewell Sunday brunch.

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