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The Black Horse Inn is a mansion with a banquet for couples’ weddings in the greater Washington, D.C. area. An elegant and rustic setting for the wedding day, this venue offers a white mansion setting and a horse stable for the event. Couples can find this venue in Northern Virginia, located approximately one hour from downtown Washington, D.C. Facilities and Capacity This mansion has the space for up to 200 wedding guests. At the Black Horse Inn, couples will find four gorgeous ceremony locations for their wedding day. The main location for ceremonies is beneath the cover of a romantic wedding gazebo surrounded by centuries-old trees. The picturesque landscaping of the Black Horse Inn stretches out in every direction from this site. There are three other terrace wedding locations for couples who wish to hold their ceremony outdoors at this venue. For very intimate wedding ceremonies and gatherings, the foyer of the house is available for ceremonies with the curving grand staircase as the backdrop. Receptions take place in the mansion’s climate-controlled grand ballroom. From here, couples and guests are treated to panoramic views of the horses grazing in the pastures and the flagstone terrace. The terrace features gardens, a pond, and a white picket bridge. Services Offered The staff at this venue aim to make the couple’s wedding day magical through the services they provide. For any wedding event, from a ceremony and reception to a bridal shower, elopement, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner, the venue provides event items such as arches, tables, and chairs. Other services through this venue include:

Accommodations All-inclusive packages Bridal suite Cleanup Event planning Event rentals In-house bar In-house catering Parking

Cuisine Bartenders serve any alcohol provided by the couple — or their caterer — at the wedding reception. The night’s cuisine, whether African, Italian, Thai, or another style, can be prepared by the venue’s chefs to accommodate dietary restrictions for couples or guests. The catering staff can meet gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, or vegetarian needs. Dishes can be served in the following catering styles:

Buffet Cocktail reception Dessert Family style French service Hors d’oeuvres Outside cake Plated Servers Stations Tastings

Accommodation The inn has 10 rooms and suites in the house from which couples and their overnight guests can choose. Each room features comfortable accommodations, antique furnishings and a private bath. The spaces make a wonderful honeymoon suite or resting place for the wedding party. History The mansion was built in the 1850s with additions added on in the early 1900s. The inn was named for the Black Horse Cavalry, the idea for which was conceived in 1858. The cavalry led a successful charge against the Union in First Battle of Manassas, and following the war many men of this organization became prominent leaders in the area.

Maribel
7/7/18
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We fell in love the first time we visited this venue. Lynn and Debbie are great to work with and very accommodating. Everything turned out perfect!
Black Horse Inn responded with the following comments:
We LOVED working with you and we are glad you had an opportunity to celebrate your wedding weekend with us. We appreciate your kind words describing your stay and our service. Thank you for your review.
Marie
4/21/18
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
A perfect day! Absolutely nothing that I would change! Lynn, the Inn owner and Debbie her manager were amazing and took care of everything, they were always one step ahead of me! The Inn is very friendly and does not have a stuffy feel, the staff is very welcoming and accommodating! Our daughters wedding was perfect in every way, weather, venue, staff, breakfast and accommodations!
Stephanie
4/21/18
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I got married at the Black Horse in on 04.21.18, the wedding was even more perfect than I imagined! Lynn the owner and Debbie the manager went above and beyond to assist in making this the most special day. I picked this venue for the rustic feel and convenience (hotel rooms, venue for the whole weekend etc). Many of our guests commented on how gorgeous the venue was and the ambiance. A lot of our guests also told that it was one of the best weddings they have been too. I would definitely recommend choosing this venue for a wedding, as they making wedding planning a breeze. Thanks again Lynn and Debbie for the most perfect day!
Heather
10/21/17
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
From our first visit to BHI we fell in love with the place. Since day one Lynn, Debby and her Staff were very helpful and professional. The organization and attention to details is exceptional, which is essential when planning a wedding. They have thought about every detail in advance; everything runs very smoothly. Our closest family and friends loved being able to be together the whole weekend, which was a big deal for us since we had so many of them coming from out of town. They loved eating breakfast together and the food was delicious. As they have said, they will remember this weekend experience forever. Our wedding guests loved the venue and being able to walk around the property grounds. They went the extra mile and surprised us with a sparkler exit. Highly recommend this venue and the wedding weekend family experience.
Black Horse Inn responded with the following comments:
Thank you for the wonderful words! We strive to give every bride and groom the best wedding with memories that last a lifetime.
Katie
10/29/16
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I thank Lynn and her whole team from the bottom of my heart for what was truly a magical wedding weekend at the Black Horse Inn, 10.29.16. All the staff went above and beyond to make us all feel comfortable and at ease. Their professionalism was noted many times by family and guests and everyone agrees that the Black Horse is the BEST wedding venue around! The Innkeeper Anna took all my scattered thoughts and put them into practice. The reception hall looked exactly as I hoped it would - better, even. She was also a kind and reassuring presence throughout the reception - even fixing my father's crooked bow tie throughout the night :) The Inn owner, Lynn, is truly a gem. A fellow equestrian, she took me out foxhunting the day before our wedding - she graciously introduced me to members of the hunt and lent me her gorgeous horse, Hoffman. The perfect way to get out pre wedding jitters! We also held our rehearsal dinner at the Inn that night and it was beyond perfect. We had a tented dinner in the courtyard and everyone had such a good time. Lynn ensured everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding, attending to all the little details that make such a big difference - fixing my veil and my train when I got out of the carriage before the ceremony, and making sure all guests were happy and comfortable - and also for calmly ensuring we had more wine and beer when our guests decided to go all out with their drinking! :) Our wedding guests are still talking about what an amazing venue the Black Horse is. Don't think twice about booking this venue - it has elegance, class, and charm - you'll carry these memories with you always.
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The staff worked very hard and they were polite and friendly!
Black Horse Inn responded with the following comments:
We are very thankful for your thoughtful review regarding your wedding at The Inn. Our staff is inspired by hearing guest stories like yours and your comments keep us along our chosen path of reaching for perfection every wedding.
Becky
10/15/16
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We recently hosted our daughter's wedding at the Black Horse Inn and took the Inn over for the entire weekend. Both immediate families of the groom and bride stayed at the Inn from Friday to Sunday and took all of the rooms/Hunt Box Suite for the weekend. Although at first we were hesitant to do so, as a few of us live only 15 minutes from BHI, we are so very happy that we did so. It contributed to a very relaxing weekend, with virtually no need to run around or to stray from the beautiful grounds. We were fortunate to have the most glorious fall weather all weekend. The grounds and setting are beautiful and our guests couldn't stop talking about the lovely setting and the horses. The groom's parents hosted a wonderful Rehearsal Dinner on one of the terraces Friday evening. Saturday morning, hair and makeup right in the Inn. relaxing. We had the wedding ceremony for about 177 on one of the lovely terraces, a cocktail reception on the Garden Terrace and then our reception in the ballroom. An additional benefit of the Gilded Ballroom facility at Black Horse is the beautiful stone terrace just off the ballroom, allowing for additional space for guest flow and set up. We had tented it and had an additional bar, coffee station, cigar station, deserts and a cozy seating nook on the terrace. Guests loved it. We will say that with 177 guests in the ballroom for a plated dinner, along with an 8-piece band, the room was more than full and made for a smaller dance floor (until we took out 3 round dinner tables after dinner). The ballroom and connected beautiful terrace allowed for great guest flow back and forth. The Black Horse Inn staff was very helpful. The owner Lynn has many years of experience and she runs a very organized flow wedding day. She has a well-trained staff and we especially appreciated the friendly and helpful staff members Ana, Joyce, Raven and Brianna. Having the entire weekend at Black Horse made it a very happy, beautiful and relaxing wedding weekend.
Shanan
9/24/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Black Horse Inn is an amazing wedding venue! And, Lynn and her team were just perfect. My husband and I were married September 2016 and selected a weekend package at the BHI where we rented all 10 rooms. We - my family and wedding party - stayed at the Inn the entire weekend. Lynn and Ana were outstanding with coordinating all the details, along with my day-of-coordinator (Hello Love Events)---I didn't have to worry about a thing. In fact, a special thanks goes out to Ana who help my groom in a bowtie, shirt and boutonniere crisis. On the day of, he couldn't tie his bowtie, his button wouldn't stay closed on his shirt and his boutonniere broke. I am sure he was freaking out but Ana saved the day. Thank you! Overall, our wedding was special, memorable, relaxing and such a wonderful experience. Thank you Lynn, Ana and Joyce for making my wedding the happiest day of my life! Go visit the Black Horse Inn!
User2754027

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Black Horse Inn was the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony and reception. Lyn, the owner of the Black Horse Inn, was very professional, friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, and so many other positive things. The actual property is beautiful, with rolling hills in the background and horses in the fields, it's a perfect setting for a wedding. You won't be disappointed if you choose the Black Horse Inn for your wedding.
Katie
5/21/16
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I absolutely loved my wedding at the Black Horse Inn! Lynn and Joyce were incredibly helpful and it was such a magical weekend. All of my guests ranted and raved for weeks after the event on how much fun they had and how beautiful the venue was. I couldn't imagine a more perfect wedding day for myself or my new husband. We are so happy we chose the Black Horse Inn!
Frances
4/23/16
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Lynn and the staff at the BHI made our wedding incredibly special. The venue is beautiful - the grounds, horses, and the Inn itself! It was so special and intimate to spend the entire weekend at the Inn with our family and closest friends, and Lynn and the BHI staff made us feel welcome and relaxed from the moment we arrived. We can't wait to come back and celebrate an anniversary or other special occasion there!
Lesley
11/14/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I cannot thank Lynn and Kathi at the Black Horse Inn enough for an the AMAZING weekend. We had an event on the Saturday night and a number of our group stayed at the Inn. The event went perfectly and everyone had a wonderful time. The ballroom was stunning-- so warm and elegant and perfect for a group that size (100). The Inn stay was divine (I am definitely coming back and staying in Great Expectations room, esp since I didn't get to use the tub!) and breakfast was delicious. Also, I cannot say enough about Lynn and Kathy's generous welcome to all of our guests throughout (and even before) the weekend, and your attention to detail throughout the planning process. They both have the unique ability to be very warm, welcoming, and fun, but at the same time extremely professional and detail-oriented. We so appreciate the combination of those qualities and do not think they exist in too many places. We had a feeling the Black Horse was unique and special, and it truly is. It is a gorgeous setting and a very warm and welcoming place. When we first met Lynn and Kathi to talk about doing our event at the Black Horse, we said we wanted a FUN PARTY--and we could not have asked for more. I am happy to provide my wonderful experience with the Black Horse to any prospective clients who might want to talk to a live person.
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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?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Inn / B&B, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Glamorous, 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?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Chairs, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, Caribbean, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Southern, Thai
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol OK
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific
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