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The Birkby House is a historic mansion in the greater Washington, D.C. area where couples can host a classic wedding. This mansion of bricks features numerous beautiful locations where couples can marry, including a white gazebo, a delicate tented space, and a stone-paved patio. This venue, located in the Northern Virginia area, is approximately a 45-minute drive to Arlington National Cemetery. Facilities and Capacity This lovely mansion venue, set upon a garden landscape, welcomes up to 200 guests for a couple’s big day. The brick facade of this house, with black shutters and white accents, makes a charming backdrop for wedding portraits or a ceremony. Couples can choose to hold their ceremony under the shade of the white gazebo or on the patio laid with stone underfoot. Shrubbery surrounds both of these romantic locations and the mansion is visible from either option. Receptions can then take place in the Birkby House’s grand flowing tent. This tent, made of delicate and airy fabric, features a paved flooring with bricks and cement, with a black and white checkerboard tile dance floor. Sparkling crystal chandeliers overhead add a touch of class to this space. The tent also offers open side spaces or plastic windows to let in natural light. The draped fabric overhead and all around makes for graceful wedding photographs. Services Offered The staff at this venue offers services to make couples feel like guests at their own wedding. These services allow them to sit back and relax, rather than fret over the details, large or small. Couples, who can use this venue for their bridal shower and engagement party in addition to their ceremony and reception, will find the following services and event items at the Birkby House:

Altar/arches Audio equipment Bridal suite Chairs Dance floor Event rentals Parking Setup Tables Tents

Other Facilities A bridal suite and groom’s suite are available for couples to use on the top floor of this historic mansion. The Bride’s Salon features a full-length mirror and closet tall enough for a wedding dress. A private bathroom and separate porch overlooking the gardens are also attached to this room. The Groom’s Suite includes a board room and sitting room with a private bathroom.

Noel
7/14/18
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 just got married at the Birkby House this past weekend and all we can say is WOW! Carleigh and Kristin are both so organized, calm, and so sweet! They completely understood the vision for our wedding and they truly made our dreams come true on our wedding day! They are so personable and laid back and we have had several people in these last couple of days tell us our wedding was one of the most fun and beautiful weddings that they have been to. We HIGHLY recommend the Birkby House for any wedding!
Kara
5/19/18
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better setting for our ceremony and reception! Carleigh was so sweet and accommodating throughout the entire process. Every question or concern was addressed quickly and professionally. Everything we needed (and didn't even know we needed) was provided to ensure that everyone had the perfect day. The grounds are breathtaking, the staff is super helpful, and it doesn't hurt that there are lots of bars within walking distance!
Jenna
4/28/18
Categories: Planner, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Birkby house was everything and more for my wedding. It's location makes you feel as if you have your own private estate, yet it is still close to everything. It is a hidden gem that will make you feel like you are in your own world with all your favorite people. Carliegh and Kristen are wonderful! They came to feel like family, always so welcoming, sweet, and helpful through out the entire process of my wedding. I would choose Birkby house over and over again!
Lucia
11/11/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Birkby was the most amazing venue that my husband and I could have ever asked for! They were flexible when our wedding weather dropped by 30 degrees. We also used Simply Royal Events who helped us design and decorate Birkby and give us a vision that we did not know we had for our wedding. I can not say enough good things about this venue and our event planning Team Simply Royal Events. They took the stress out of the entire wedding process. We knew that at the end of the day we were going to have the most beautiful venue and the most amazing team helping us along the way. I didn't even want a big wedding, but now I wish that we could get married every year because of how wonderful Bikrby and Simply Royal Events were. Thank you so much for everything!! Huge shoutout to Kristin and Carleigh!
Taryn
9/15/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
THIS PLACE WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED! It was a perfect garden wedding with added character from an amazing historic home. Fantastic for photos, there were so many different backdrops that there is something everyone would like. We invited about 150 people and it didn't feel crowded. The outdoor space was beautifully green and we honestly didn't have to add much to make it everything i wanted in a wedding venue. The tables and chairs were included in the space whhich saved us oodles of money. The women organizing everything (Carliegh and Kristen) were so responsive and helpful and generally fun to be around. They didn't bat an eye when we asked to bury a bottle of burbon on sight and only hesitiated slightly when we said we wanted to throw a hammer around for a lawn game called stump. They are so organized and relaxed it really put me and my family at ease!
Carey
8/19/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Amazing venue. Everywhere you look is a stunning scenic backdrop for pictures. It was a pleasure working with Carleigh and Kristin. They were so on top of it. Highly recommend if you are looking for the perfect wedding venue.
Crystal
7/6/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We looked at many venues in the Leesburg area, but Birkby House was a hidden gem. The inside of the house is beautiful and gives off a great vintage feel. The back of the house opens into a beautiful patio garden area which leads to a beautiful tent with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. In addition to the venue being beautiful, the staff were absolutely wonderful to work with. We had to do our wedding planning from overseas, but they were so good to get back to us right away whether it be over the phone, email, or a meeting in person. Carlieigh in particular worked hard to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible and gave great advice having planned so many weddings on the premises. (Our wedding party was quite small, only about 50 guests, but they can easily accommodate much larger parties.) We are so pleased we chose Birkby House for our venue!
Dawn
6/3/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I can't say enough nice things about the Birkby House!! The grounds were beautiful and extremely well maintained, the staff was super accommodating and pleasant to work with, and it had all the amenities our guests needed ...and then some! The space has a lot to offer, with both indoor and outdoor seating, a gazebo, a romantic tented area, modern, fully-stocked bridal suites (the en suite bathroom even has heated floors!!!), lawn games, etc. Our guests kept gushing about how beautiful the venue was for days after the event. I would book the Birkby House again and again in a heartbeat! It's also worth mentioning that we retained the day-of coordination services that are offered through Simply Royal Events, which Carleigh and Kristin (who also oversee the Birkby House) offer. --They were spectacular. I didn't have to think about any of the little details on the big day. They only asked for my input when something major happened (an important guest was running late), and they totally took care of it. I gave them very little direction of what I was looking for (basically just told them "no rustic decor"), but they still managed to execute a beautiful wedding that was totally my style! If you are interested in coordination services, then I definitely recommend you go with Carleigh and Kristin. They know the space and vendors very well, and have a great eye for design! Actually, even if you aren't interested in coordination services, you should look into them. (My husband wasn't crazy about the idea, but now he doesn't know what we would have done if we DIDN'T hire them!)
Rachel
5/27/17
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 absolutely loved having our reception at the Birkby House. I grew up in Leesburg going to the Birkby House with my mother and always knew this is where I would get married. They made my dreams comes true. The staff was great to work with especially our onsite coordinator Carleigh Malone. She let myself and my bridesmaids use the Bridal Suite all morning and all day to get ready which went above and beyond what is normally offered at the venue. The entire Malone family has impeccable taste and anything they touch truly turns to gold. I would not only recommend using this venue but also their preferred caterer Tuscarora Mill. We couldn't have asked for a better team to make our wedding a glowing success. As a bride and a wedding planner this venue is top notch and worth a site visit at least!!
Susan
5/13/17
Categories: Event Production, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My daughter and I looked at three very different wedding venues (The Birkby House and two wineries) 15 months out from the May 2017 outdoor wedding we planned. The Birkby House checked all the boxes, it was in Virginia, just outside of the Beltway, close to several hotels so our guests had different price point choices, a lovely historic home with a bride and groom suite for the wedding party to use) that was off of the main thoroughfare which had been lovingly renovated where the bride and groom could stand on the back balcony overlooking their guests in a beautiful garden setting with a gazebo, coy pond, grass and the original carriage house cleverly hidden behind a wrought iron gate and high hedges decorated with twinkling lights where at the very back is a 50x60 ft. white tent with a tufted ceiling and chandeliers that illuminate the large dance floor and seating for over seated 150+ guests. The owners of the Birkby House also own the Tuscarora Mill restaurant in downtown Leesburg. Tuskies as it's known to locals offers a wide variety of reception fare from finger food to plated and buffet. Because we chose Tuskies as our caterer we received a significant reduction in the cost of renting The Birkby House. There aren't enough adjectives to describe our experience working with Carleigh Malone, her family and the vendors on their recommended list. They were cordial, professional, communicative, responsive and gave us some wonderful insight and suggestions, many of which we acted upon and helped to make the day that much more unique and thoughtful for the bride and groom and their guests.
angela
4/29/17
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 absolutely loved having our wedding at the Birkby House. The venue is beautiful, quaint, and just perfect for an intimate wedding. Carleigh and Kristin were wonderful to work with - from booking the venue to hiring them as our day of coordinators. They were responsive to ALL our questions (no matter how trivial they were), full of ideas, offered recommendations for everything we asked, set all our décor up beautifully, were there for us all day during our wedding, and helped execute our wedding perfectly. My husband and I are so thankful we had our wedding here - our guests loved the venue too. I do not have enough kind words to say about the Birkby, it definitely was perfect for our wedding! Also, the bridal suite was just amazing! It is set-up to accommodate all the hustle and bustle of the bride and her party. The groom also has a separate area to get ready in with his entourage without paths needing to be crossed. The courtyard is beautifully manicured and the tent is just perfect for the reception and/or contingent rain option!
Suemedha
4/22/17
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Beautiful space, inside and out! We used Birkby House for both our wedding and our rehearsal dinner. It rained the day of the wedding, so we moved the ceremony into the tent. Carleigh and the staff did an awesome job making the tent look beautiful for both the ceremony and the reception. Tuscarora Mill catered, and our guests are still raving about the food, nearly two months later! The space is really versatile – there's the tent, the courtyard, the house, and the patio and gazebo area. This meant our rehearsal dinner (an outdoor cocktail party) looked and felt totally different from our wedding. Highly recommend using the venue for your whole wedding weekend! Awesome venue, and great staff. Carleigh (at Birkby) and Jonathan (at Tuscarora Mill) were a dream to work with! Super responsive and helpful.
Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
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?
Bridal Suite, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables, Tents
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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