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City of Fairfax Parks and Recreations

Fairfax , VA
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10455 Armstrong Street, Suite 123
Fairfax, VA 22030 US (map)

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703-385-1703

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The five City-owned rental venues are The Sherwood Center, Old Town Hall, Historic Blenheim, Ratcliffe-Allison House, and Kitty Pozer Garden.

Old Town Hall is the social and... Read more
The five City-owned rental venues are The Sherwood Center, Old Town Hall, Historic Blenheim, Ratcliffe-Allison House, and Kitty Pozer Garden.

Old Town Hall is the social and architectural cornerstone of the City. Joseph E. Willard presented the Hall as a gift to the citizens of Fairfax in 1900. Built by Arthur Thompson, a local contractor, the classical revival style Hall retains much of its original woodwork. Old Town Hall's second level houses the Huddleson Library and is home to the Fairfax Art League. The maximum capacity for Old Town Hall is 250 guests. The Hall is available for rental for wedding receptions and other gatherings. For information about reserving the Hall, email or call 703.385.7858









Kitty Pozer Garden was Built by Richard Ratcliffe in 1812, this house is one of the city's oldest residences. This house-museum interprets the daily activities of some of its twelve owners and occupants, illustrating commercial and domestic change along Main Street during the 19th and 20th centuries. The last two private owners were Kate Waller Barrett, prominent social reformer, and her daughter, Kitty Pozer. Pozer, a respected gardener, deeded the house to the city in 1973. The house is open to the public for free tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from April through October, during many city special events, during walking tours offered in the spring and fall, and by appointment; email or call 703.385.8414







The City of Fairfax purchased the historic Blenheim estate in early 1999 to preserve and develop into a Civil War house museum and open-air park. Blenheim is a c.1855 central-hall-plan brick farmhouse on 12 acres located at 3610 Old Lee Highway. The site hosts the Fairfax Civil War Weekend held annually the first weekend in May. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in early 2001. It is nationally significant for the 100 signatures, art, and poetry created by Union soldiers during their occupation of the Fairfax Court House area in 1862-1863. The house contains one of the most voluminous and best-preserved examples of Civil War graffiti in the nation, a "diary on walls" providing insight into typical soldier life during the Civil War. The site also includes a newly constructed 5,000-square-foot Civil War Interpretive Center with exhibits, an assembly hall, outdoor pergola patio, gift shop and restrooms that are all ADA-accessible. The Center is available for rental and has capacities of 120 standup, 90 seated, or 190 for an outdoor tented occasion. The Center is open Tuesday-Saturday from Noon-4pm with a 1pm site tour. The Blenheim house is only open during the 1pm site tour. For general site information call 703-591-0560, for rental information call 703-385-7858.



Elegance and Style classified as The Sherwood Center, is Fairfax City's newest venue recently built in 2010 named after the Sherwood Family located right in the heart of City of Fairfax. Benefactor Geraldine Sherwood and her husband Stacy, who died in 2002, were longtime active members of the Fairfax community. Stacy C. Sherwood also was a member of the Fairfax Town Council and City Council. The Center features beautifully appointed different rooms in which you can hold events and the fifth room which is the centers own caterer's kitchen. The Sherwood has newely designed rooms and equipment. The center is available for rental year long besides Thanksgiving and Christmas which the center is closed. The maximum capacity The Sherwood Center can hold is 400 guests. For general site information call 703-591-0560, for rental information call 703-385-7858. Read less

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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We rented the Historic Blenheim which was a perfect small location where we had our ceremony and reception. We had overall 65 guests and had an amazing affordable experience. Kaveh did an awesome job of answering all our questions. I was worried about the layout but Kaveh used a program to layout the exact floor plan so I could see the space and workout exactly how I wanted everything. The price was just right. We purchased the setup and breakdown which saved us time for decorating. I recommend this facility and the awesome customer service provided by Kaveh and the lady (I wish I remember her name that helped with the setup and breakdown) she was helpful as well. Thank you!! Our day was more amazing because of your help :)
We rented the Historic Blenheim which was a perfect small location where we had our ceremony and reception. We had overall Read more...
We rented the Historic Blenheim which was a perfect small location where we had our ceremony and reception. We had overall 65 guests and had an amazing affordable experience. Kaveh did an awesome job of answering all our questions. I was worried about the layout but Kaveh used a program to layout the exact floor plan so I could see the space and workout exactly how I wanted everything. The price was just right. We purchased the setup and breakdown which saved us time for decorating. I recommend this facility and the awesome customer service provided by Kaveh and the lady (I wish I remember her name that helped with the setup and breakdown) she was helpful as well. Thank you!! Our day was more amazing because of your help :) Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I work mostly with Brianne, who was wonderful in helping us plan our wedding. They were great in responding to questions and processing payments. We used the upstairs for our ceremony and downstairs for the reception. The venue is beautiful! I would recommend this place for a wedding smaller than 100 people.
I work mostly with Brianne, who was wonderful in helping us plan our wedding. They were great in responding to questions Read more...
I work mostly with Brianne, who was wonderful in helping us plan our wedding. They were great in responding to questions and processing payments. We used the upstairs for our ceremony and downstairs for the reception. The venue is beautiful! I would recommend this place for a wedding smaller than 100 people. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Brianne at the Fairfax City Parks office and she was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I can not say enough good things about working with her and it took so much stress off me knowing that she had everything handled. She helped to coordinate drop off times, arranging the tables, dj, photobooth, etc multiple times up to the wedding, and just giving ideas on what to do and where to do things as I didn't know. One of the best things about this location is that you can bring any vendor you want and do not have to go off a list that the location has for you. This allows you to make your wedding your own which my husband and I really wanted. They are also an amazing value compared to other locations in the area. This place does book up fast so be sure to get it as soon as you know you want the Old Town Hall.
I worked with Brianne at the Fairfax City Parks office and she was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I can not say enough good Read more...
I worked with Brianne at the Fairfax City Parks office and she was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I can not say enough good things about working with her and it took so much stress off me knowing that she had everything handled. She helped to coordinate drop off times, arranging the tables, dj, photobooth, etc multiple times up to the wedding, and just giving ideas on what to do and where to do things as I didn't know. One of the best things about this location is that you can bring any vendor you want and do not have to go off a list that the location has for you. This allows you to make your wedding your own which my husband and I really wanted. They are also an amazing value compared to other locations in the area. This place does book up fast so be sure to get it as soon as you know you want the Old Town Hall. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/6/2012
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Old Town Hall was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. We only utilized the downstairs, but it worked perfectly for our ninety guests, including a buffet on the large cabinet table and room for a dance floor. Brianne and Kaveh were very responsive and helpful in fitting all of our needs into the space. I would definitely recommend to any other brides looking for a historic venue to host family and friends on their special day!
Old Town Hall was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. We only utilized the downstairs, but it worked perfectly Read more...
Old Town Hall was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. We only utilized the downstairs, but it worked perfectly for our ninety guests, including a buffet on the large cabinet table and room for a dance floor. Brianne and Kaveh were very responsive and helpful in fitting all of our needs into the space. I would definitely recommend to any other brides looking for a historic venue to host family and friends on their special day! Read less
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rachael.lussos
Wedding:
12/30/2011
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I had my wedding reception at Old Town Hall on a Friday afternoon in late December. The venue was absolutely perfect for our needs. We had 70-75 guests and enough room to have a buffet, 8 10-seated round tables, a cake table, bar, guest signing table, gift table, DJ, and dance floor. Brianne was excellent to work with, immediately responsive and very flexible. She even let me set up the centerpieces the day before the wedding. We had simple centerpieces--live wreathes with lit candles--for our simple winter wedding, and they went perfectly with Old Town Hall's simple winter decor (such as green garlands on the windows). We received tons of compliments from our guests. I rented the tables and tablecloths through Old Town Hall--their rates are good and they set up everything before the caterer arrives. I would highly recommend Old Town Hall, especially for a rustic, vintage, or simply elegant winter wedding.
I had my wedding reception at Old Town Hall on a Friday afternoon in late December. The venue was absolutely perfect for Read more...
I had my wedding reception at Old Town Hall on a Friday afternoon in late December. The venue was absolutely perfect for our needs. We had 70-75 guests and enough room to have a buffet, 8 10-seated round tables, a cake table, bar, guest signing table, gift table, DJ, and dance floor. Brianne was excellent to work with, immediately responsive and very flexible. She even let me set up the centerpieces the day before the wedding. We had simple centerpieces--live wreathes with lit candles--for our simple winter wedding, and they went perfectly with Old Town Hall's simple winter decor (such as green garlands on the windows). We received tons of compliments from our guests. I rented the tables and tablecloths through Old Town Hall--their rates are good and they set up everything before the caterer arrives. I would highly recommend Old Town Hall, especially for a rustic, vintage, or simply elegant winter wedding. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Old Town Hall.
The ceremony was upstairs and reception on the main level. Everything went off with a hitch! I worked with Brianne who was very organized and professional. We recently relocated to NC and did most of the planning through emails and phone calls. She was very responsive and helped us decide on a great floor plan.
The hall looked beautiful and everything was in it's place. For the cost and preparation, this venue is definitely a good value!
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Old Town Hall.
The ceremony was upstairs and reception Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Old Town Hall.
The ceremony was upstairs and reception on the main level. Everything went off with a hitch! I worked with Brianne who was very organized and professional. We recently relocated to NC and did most of the planning through emails and phone calls. She was very responsive and helped us decide on a great floor plan.
The hall looked beautiful and everything was in it's place. For the cost and preparation, this venue is definitely a good value! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Old Town Hall was the perfect venue for our reception. We were looking for a unique place that would compliment our vintage theme and would allow for some flexibility when it came to our vendors. The hall itself is a little tight (we had 120 guests) if you want a dance floor. We originally thought we would have to take down two tables, but it worked out that if we pushed them a little out of the way there would be space. We worked with Brianne and she was wonderful. She answered all our questions promptly and allowed us to change a few last minute details.
Old Town Hall was the perfect venue for our reception. We were looking for a unique place that would compliment our Read more...
Old Town Hall was the perfect venue for our reception. We were looking for a unique place that would compliment our vintage theme and would allow for some flexibility when it came to our vendors. The hall itself is a little tight (we had 120 guests) if you want a dance floor. We originally thought we would have to take down two tables, but it worked out that if we pushed them a little out of the way there would be space. We worked with Brianne and she was wonderful. She answered all our questions promptly and allowed us to change a few last minute details. Read less
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kat016
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
This reception venue is extremely unique and located right in Old Town Fairfax. It was the most awesome place to hold our reception. It's got a great charm to the entire place. They are very flexible and allow you to bring in any vendors you want. You can even do your own catering! Laura, the coordinator, is a wonderful person to work with and is very responsive. She does a great job of accommodating you. Best of all, the pricing is very reasonable.
This reception venue is extremely unique and located right in Old Town Fairfax. It was the most awesome place to hold our Read more...
This reception venue is extremely unique and located right in Old Town Fairfax. It was the most awesome place to hold our reception. It's got a great charm to the entire place. They are very flexible and allow you to bring in any vendors you want. You can even do your own catering! Laura, the coordinator, is a wonderful person to work with and is very responsive. She does a great job of accommodating you. Best of all, the pricing is very reasonable. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fantastic. Laura Lister is great to work with and answered every one of my questions in a timely manner. The venue is beautiful. We had 75 people at our wedding with the cocktail hour upstairs and dinner and dancing downstairs. It was the perfect amount of space for my guests, who needed a big dance floor. Laura made an allowance for us to come and decorate early at Old Town Hall for a discounted cost, which was a great relief. If you can book this place, do it and do it early. It fills up quickly!
Absolutely fantastic. Laura Lister is great to work with and answered every one of my questions in a timely manner. The Read more...
Absolutely fantastic. Laura Lister is great to work with and answered every one of my questions in a timely manner. The venue is beautiful. We had 75 people at our wedding with the cocktail hour upstairs and dinner and dancing downstairs. It was the perfect amount of space for my guests, who needed a big dance floor. Laura made an allowance for us to come and decorate early at Old Town Hall for a discounted cost, which was a great relief. If you can book this place, do it and do it early. It fills up quickly! Read less
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CJCS10
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Laura and Amy were very helpful and answered all of our questions immediately. The hall was perfect for our wedding because we wanted an old, historic, vintage feeling. The library was beautiful and perfect for our ceremony and everyone loved how easy it was to go from the ceremony to the reception downstairs.
Laura and Amy were very helpful and answered all of our questions immediately. The hall was perfect for our wedding Read more...
Laura and Amy were very helpful and answered all of our questions immediately. The hall was perfect for our wedding because we wanted an old, historic, vintage feeling. The library was beautiful and perfect for our ceremony and everyone loved how easy it was to go from the ceremony to the reception downstairs. Read less
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