We are keeping the ball rolling with DC area wedding venues this week. Today we have hand picked some of our favorite rustic wedding venues. As we move away from mason jars and burlap and into elegant mansion homes and chic barns, rustic wedding is taking on a whole new meaning and we are absolutely loving it! Because of this, we wanted to share some of our favorite DC area rustic wedding venues. Most of the below spaces have been featured in our real weddings, but we are always looking for some new gems! Comment below on your favorite DC area rustic wedding venue!
This unique rustic venue is one of our favorites because Hill Country is first and foremost, a barbecue restaurant. With its long sharing tables and electric, fun atmosphere, Hill Country is a relaxed alternative to grand ballroom settings. Choose from all of your BBQ favorites including brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and more and don’t forget all the fixins! Have them as sides or as hors d’oeuvres.
We love this Virginia wedding venue for its 360-degree mountain views, luscious gardens, and locally sourced food. The grounds include an expansive Stone Terrace, a lawn overlooking berry fields, a Greenhouse filled with seasonal plants, and a gorgeous Orchard Overlook Tent. All of these areas capture the natural beauty of the surrounding nursery while maintaining a simple yet elegant aesthetic. What a perfect setting to celebrate your love!
Not your typical barn wedding setting, Murray Hill elevates the rustic feel that often comes with this type of wedding venue. This fifty-even acre estate overlooks the Potomac River and the Catoctin Mountains and features a stone manor residence with charming antiques and glowing fireplaces. With a beautiful outdoor garden and pool, you even have space that is perfect for cocktail hour. The barn is open on one side to a large green space that makes it perfect for lawn games, vintage furniture, and lounging while the interior is a blank canvas that you are able to completely transform to create the vision you want for your big day!
Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery truly is a versatile venue in that they have two distinct spaces that convey very different vibes. With an elegant ballroom and terrace, the large venue can accommodate a large number of guests up to 299! Their barn, however, is one of our favorites! It has rustic beams and beautiful farm tables that create a romantic setting and the glass panel doors expand the view and allow for a flow onto the adjoining patio.
Conveniently located just outside the city in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Woodend mansion makes for a stunning backdrop for your nuptials. With indoor and outdoor space, you are able to create just the rustic feeling you are going for in their charming grove and tented terrace.
This historic venue provides many different packages that are perfect for your wedding! Their veranda provides a historic and memorable setting for intimate weddings. The majestic lawn, mature trees, and verdant gardens lend an air of enchantment, while the Cottage makes for a striking backdrop for a seated ceremony. For outdoor events, a tent may be erected on the lawn of the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center or adjacent to President Lincoln’s Cottage. The use of the indoor space is incredibly beautiful as well. Depending on the package chosen, you can utilize the Cottage, the Education Center or both!
Just outside of Charlottesville, Castle Hill Cider uses a wide variety of locally grown apples to make their organic hard apple cider. You could host your wedding ceremony and reception overlooking their apple orchards and meadows in a large picturesque barn. The options are truly endless at this unique location that combines natural beauty and rustic charm! If you aren’t sold, check out this real rehearsal dinner at Castle Hill Cider. Just stunning!
Set in the undulating countryside in Stafford, Rock Hill is a gorgeous wedding venue that boasts southern hospitality and relaxation. If you ask us, that is just what you need on your wedding day! With a cute gazebo for an intimate ceremony and an elegant carriage house reception, you can’t go wrong with a rustic chic day at Rock Hill.
For more wedding venues and vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more amazing local ideas, check out all of our other rustic wedding inspiration and other Washington DC area real weddings.