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Woodlawn Estate and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House offers a variety of outdoor locations with beautiful gardens and gorgeous views. Our grounds can accommodate groups of up to 300 for your wedding ceremony and reception. 

In 1799, George Washington gave Woodlawn to his step-grand-daughter, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis and his nephew, Lawrence Lewis, as a wedding present. Tradition credits Nelly with introducing the lace veil and white dress into wedding fashion. Throughout Nelly's lifetime and into the twentieth century, Woodlawn was renowned for the gracious hospitality of its hosts and the beauty of its historic and pastoral setting. We invite you to continue this tradition by holding your own event at this beautiful estate.

Venue Tours are conducted by appointment only. For more information on catered event rentals, email woodlawn@rougecatering.com or 202-524-6801. Catered event rental rates may vary depending on specific aspects of your event. 

Katelynn
9/30/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Absolute perfection. The wedding of my dreams. I loved working with the team at Woodlawn and they made my vision for our big day come alive. The perfect space for that outdoor glam feel, without the fear of a rain contingency. There is so much space to work with here and a fantastic wedding reception venue. I can't imagine our celebration anywhere else.
User2573810

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Woodlawn is run by a trust so you don't have to deal with Woodlawn too much. Their dedicated caterer takes care of most of the wedding-related stuff for you. The staff at Woodlawn when we did have to deal with them was wonderful. We received great reviews of the tours they held during our reception. The inside of the house was clean and everyone was very professional. We were very glad that we had our ceremony and reception there. It rained A LOT days before our wedding. It was drizzling a bit the day of and the back stairs were wet and since they are marble, they were a bit slippery which I heard later was an issue for one of my guests but that comes w/ the venue I guess. Overall, everything was beautiful and the service that was provided was excellent. Not to mention, we get to go back to our venue.
Andrew
8/20/11
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Loved the venue! Perfect outdoor ceremony and reception. Gorgeous weather! Zero bugs. Star Catering and staff really helped make the day perfect!
Maggie
8/8/09
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Woodlawn is an amazing site. It is locating on top of a hill with beautiful trees and gardens. The house is historical and offered a tour to guests before the reception began. It was enchanting evening, almost like being at an English manor. Stacey Hawkins is extremely easy to work with and did an outstanding job. She was professional and worked well with other vendors. I would highly recommend this site!!
Marie
6/6/09
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Woodlawn was an AMAZING venue. We really wanted to stay away from hotels and golf courses and have our reception at a place that would celebrate Virginia history and was a bit more unique, Woodlawn was it! It was the second place we checked out and we fell in love with it. The house remains opens for tours during the reception which is really a nice touch especially for out of town guests. The grounds are open just for your guests as well to walk around. We had our cocktail hour in the garden with the fountain and the tent in the nearby lawn. The staff was incredibly helpful, Stacey was SO great to work with and everything ran without a hitch the day of. They do have a list of recommended vendors which was useful so you weren't searching aimlessly for vendors and the ones they recommended were familiar with the site so there no worries about them finding it, how to set up, etc. FYI: I think they book up pretty far in advance, especially for spring and summer. We booked it a year and a half before the wedding.
M
8/30/08
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The venue was gorgeous but it was the staff that really made our wedding a success! Everyone was so helpful and pleasant to work with - they went above and beyond! I highly recommend Woodlawn to couples who are looking for an outdoor venue.
User3403627

Categories: Venues
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 3.0
Woodlawn was an amazing venue for our September wedding! We had 215 guests and wanted an outdoor wedding. From the beginning, the wedding coordinator, Meredith, was responsive, helpful and friendly. The back story of the property is fascinating, and it fit perfectly with our desire for a unique location that celebrates Virginia and American history. The mansion itself and the surrounding grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. The particularly interesting part of a wedding at Woodlawn is the ability to use all the different areas around the mansion - We had guests come through the house when they arrived, were married on the back lawn overlooking the valley and Potomac River, had our cocktail hour in the fountain court yard, and then dinner and dancing under a tent by the trees. Our guests said they loved moving from area to area, as if they were at a garden party at a private estate, and absolutely raved about the beauty and history of Woodlawn. The facilities accommodated our large group well - there weren't any bugs, the restrooms are clean and adequate, and there's two large suites in which the bridal party can get ready. I'll also add that the docents, who gave our guests tours of the house before the ceremony and during cocktail hour, were so sweet and helpful. There are only two downsides to Woodlawn to consider: 1) There aren't really any options for an indoor ceremony in case of rain; and 2) it's on the National Register of Historic Places, so there are some strict rules about what is allowed - for instance, no open flames at all on the property (which meant no unity candle for sparklers for us, although we were able to have a cigar bar!) and limited photography inside the mansion. Nevertheless, we found Meredith and the Woodlawn staff to be very flexible and willing to work with us to find alternatives, and none of the rules detracted from our wedding what so ever! Bottom line: get married here! Don't even think twice!
User1346620

Categories: Venues
4.0
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
Woodlawn was a beautiful setting for our late September wedding ceremony & reception. All of our guests raved about the estate. We signed the contract with Woodlawn before the venue signed an exclusive catering contract with Star Catering and the multiple changes in points of contact while that change went through was a bit frustrating. Thankfully it all worked out in the end and we liked working with our final event managers, and they honored and worked well with our caterer and other vendors. I think the new relationship will work well for anyone who signs contracts going forward. The only big con is that Woodlawn doesn't really have any indoor space in case of rain- we had a reception tent and ended up with a backup tent for the reception & lots of umbrellas since it looked like rain right up until that day. We lucked out, but it would've made for a soggy evening if it had indeed rained.
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Eclectic, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chairs, Lighting, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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