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Oatlands Historic House & Garden

Discover the grace and romance of Oatlands Historic House and Gardens!
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA 20175
703-777-3174
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4.8
38 Reviews
Cami
7/28/18
Categories: , Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.0
I recently had my 25th vow Renewal at this great location. It is a dream to work with. It has so many options for any theme event. The staff is extremely friendly and caring. They are great to work with. Look into reserving the Inn as well. It’s gorgeous and a great plus to have a place of your own on location. It sleeps 10!!! Our event went PERFECTLY! The only disappointment: I wish there was no sound ordinance so, our event could have gone past 11pm. If you want to know that your event will be perfect rain or shine: book this location. There are a million options for locations and all amazing!!! Go with the veted vendors thwart suggest: they truly are the best as well. It’s a turn key venue if you want to worry less.
Marcus
6/2/18
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you look through the past few years of reviews at Oatlands, there’s one common theme that stands out: Moriah Lemming, the venue coordinator. While previous reviews describing her as an angel may seem like hyperbole, I assure you it’s not. Here’s a sampling of things she did that I noticed: 1) Flawlessly executed rain plan and managed a stressed-out bride 2) Had missing item picked up 30 min away and brought to venue; 3) Sewed main button back onto groom’s suit jacket; 4) Bustled bride’s wedding dress by herself in minutes; 5) Successfully fixed SUV's broken trunk in pouring rain at midnight (an hour after the reception ended), then continued to help load gifts. Another valuable skill was her ability to both take the lead and play a support role depending on what the situation called for. We had a lot of “cooks in the kitchen” (literally and figuratively), including a wedding coordinator, caterer, and two very hands-on mothers, and Moriah was the stabilizing factor that kept everyone in line. The venue itself is beautiful and was our first choice among the endless barns/vineyards/historic houses in the area. We liked how many options there are for the specific ceremony site and reception and found that it naturally accommodated large weddings better (and much cheaper) than other places. We saved substantial amounts on the florist and other decorations because a ceremony in the gardens was naturally beautiful and Oatlands’ semi-permanent tented reception pavilion is included in the cost and looks classy with flowing fabric ceilings and chandeliers. To summarize, Oatlands’ is a beautiful venue with lots of options and they’re extremely lucky to have such a resourceful, well-organized, and hard-working coordinator. I’m not sure what the pinnacle of venue coordinating/event planning is, but if that’s Moriah’s dream, she'll be there very soon.
Rachel
5/11/18
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had such an amazing experience hosting our wedding at Oatlands. My parents were married here in the 80s, so it had always been my dream to get married here as well. Thanks to Moriah, and her incredible team, my dream came true and it exceeded all of my expectations! I truly believe Moriah is an angel put on this earth to help all brides through the wedding planning process. She worked with my family and I for close to a year, answering countless questions with a smile and was so incredibly kind and helpful. As an example, my bridesmaids and I stayed at the Oatlands Inn right on site (which I would highly recommend- it's stunning and so comfortable), and I had overlooked a bed for one of my girls. Moriah and her team immediately went out to purchase an air mattress for us. She consistently went above and beyond to make sure we were all happy and stress-free. Oatlands itself is beautiful, with sprawling gardens and two reception sites to choose from. I wish I could do it all again!
User7143097

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Loved working with Moriah! The venue is stunning - even on an overcast day. Moriah walked us through everything every step of the way, dealt with all the small snafus, kept an eye on the weather and we managed to pull of the garden ceremony even with the threat of rain by checking the doplar radar. We lucked out that the ceremony time was in a gap between the rain clouds. Everything was perfect! I could not recommend Oatlands or Moriah more highly!
Kallie
6/10/17
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.5
There are so many reasons we decided to book here. The majority of invitees are traveling in and being so close to Dulles makes this so much simpler for guests. While the cost of renting was a little more than we originally had in mind, we found the value for the whole package made it reasonable. The event person there is willing to act as day of coordinator, so you do not have to hire someone else. They provide all the tables and chairs you could need and fancy portable restrooms. We knew we were looking for an outdoor venue and the gardens here are absolutely gorgeous. They have a natural boxwood aisle (as well as a paved aisle with arch) and 4 acres of gardens that are so lovely to wander around. Moriah became the event manager a few months after we signed our contract, and we loved meeting her. She gave us a much more thorough tour than we originally got when first viewing the venue. She loves weddings and is very helpful and responsive when it comes to questions about the venue. Because it is an historical estate open to the public, there are quite a few rules for weddings. You only have the option for evening weddings after it is closed to the public and has to finish by 11 because of noise ordinance. You can use stakes or anything that would be planted in the ground, but they do provide easels you can use for signage--which is amazingly helpful! There is also no confetti or open flames allowed (except for unity candle during ceremony) and rose petals need to be picked up afterwards so if those things conflict with what you have in mind, it could be frustrating. The gardens are already so pretty though, that it really cuts down on the flowers and decor needed in my opinion. The pavilion tent provided is also worth it. Some venues we saw just had plain tents that could really use some decorating. The tent they keep there has the fabric draped ceilings and chandeliers that give it a much softer, beautiful look. It's worth checking out.
User5405211

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Do not work with anyone other than Moriah Lemming. (mlemming@oatlands.org) She truly made the dreams come true up to and including the wedding day when April showers came and went. Her sense of urgency, immediacy and compassion was un-measurable. Working with a reverse destination global wedding party, she didn't miss a beat! We could not have done it without her.
Nicole
10/29/16
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 had the pleasure of working with Moriah at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens. Moriah was nothing short of amazing. She was professional, detailed, responsive, helpful, kind, and truly incredible for the entire wedding planning process from start to finish. Moriah made our day go smoothly, calmed our nerves knowing that everything was okay and taken care of on our special day. She dealt with all of our vendors, helped wherever she could, and our ceremony & reception was flawless. We are so very grateful for Moriah and Oatlands. It was the PERFECT venue and absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I could not imagine a more beautiful place to be married. Our day was perfect. The weather was perfect. The setting was incredible. I will forever remember our special day and am so thankful that we chose Oatlands as our venue. Thank you Moriah for being truly amazing - we are beyond grateful for you and blessed to have met you!
Jocelyn
9/3/16
Categories: , Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Absolutely fantastic. Great service and a beautiful venue
Sarah
8/6/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If I could write a book on how much I love Oatlands and the people who work there, I would. They made sure my wedding went perfrectly, even when we were hit with a million obstacles. My outdoor wedding was planned so well and on the day of it rained so hard. I was so scared that everything was ruined but they not only calmed me, they set up the tent so beautifully and ran through the rain with me on my portraits, getting completely soaked, trying to keep me dry. They went above and beyond, especially Moriah. She is just the best.
User5567367

Categories: , Venues
1.9
Quality of Service: 2.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 1.0
Value: 2.0
Flexibility: 1.5
Oatland's venue is very beautiful. The lands are well kept and it holds a lot of historical value. That being said, the wedding coordinating staff at Oatlands were absolutely terrible. Especially on our wedding day. They were rude to many of the guests and to the bridal party. My husband and I wish that we knew how the venue coordinator, manager, and rest of staff were truly like before giving them a huge check. The level of unprofessionalism and rudeness of the coordinator, manager, and staff after everything was paid for was quite unsettling. We would have definitely used our money somewhere else. It really us such a shame because the venue itself is beautiful. Despite it being beautiful, if the coordinator does not help during the entire day of the wedding, complains, and says snappy and rude remarks to me and my entire guests, the money here is truly not worth it. The coordinator was absolutely no help to anyone on my wedding planning team. I beg you please think twice before booking this venue for your wedding. I want to alert other future brides so they don't make the same mistake we did. Many of our engaged guests at our wedding will not be looking at Oatlands for their future wedding.
Oatlands Historic House & Garden responded with the following comments:
I would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you had at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. It is completely unacceptable that the Events Staff behaved in such an unprofessional manner. Oatlands has taken action on these complaints and replaced the Events Team in an effort to ensure future weddings and events receive the high quality care and attention that is expected from the staff at a wedding venue. Though this does not make up for the reprehensible treatment of you and your guests, we appreciate your feedback and want you to know that we have taken measures to correct our errors. With our sincere apologies, Oatlands
Edie
10/24/15
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.0
Oatlands was a beautiful reception space. The only flaw was that you have to end the party by 11 PM.
Addie
6/6/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My dream wedding just came true. The first time I saw Oatlands was with my mom, not my fiance, and it was an instant love affair. I took my fiance back the next day and we knew that was it. Oatlands fulfilled all our desires: near a big city (DC) for out of town guests, on a beautiful estate, private, sophisticated, outdoor...the list goes on. But even better, our wedding surpassed all our dreams, and was truly magical. Throughout the process, Sandy Perla (Oatland's site coordinator) was available to answer questions, and provide recommendations. Every vendor she suggested was an 11 out of 10 and on the day of the event, every detail went off without a hitch. Oatlands provides almost too many beautiful backdrops for wedding photos (what a terrible problem to have right?!) and we had no trouble finding location after location for both the first look pictures, as well as more of the group shots. We were blessed with beautiful blue skies (although it did rain in the morning and threatened in the forecast all week!) and my husband and I said I do in the most beautiful gardens surrounded by our closest friends and family. The partying continued all night, the dance floor was full besides when people were eating. My husband and I escaped for a private dinner in the gardens, including a little bunny who was nibbling his dinner next to us in the grass besides the boxwoods and babbling lily pond. Sound too amazing to be true? Well it all was possible at Oatlands!
Oatlands Historic House & Garden responded with the following comments:
Addie and Brad, it was a pleasure working with both of you throughout the months leading up to your wedding. Be sure to come back and visit us if you're ever in the area :)
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Inn / B&B, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Vintage
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?
250
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Event Rentals
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Chairs, Tables, Tents
What transportation and access is available?
Parking
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
15
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section
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