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City of Fairfax Parks and Recreations

Fairfax , VA
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LOCATION

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

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703-385-1703

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ABOUT US

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

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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 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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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
5.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
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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antorris
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, also operated by the City of Fairfax, was where we held both our ceremony and reception. A beautiful site, beautiful weather, and a beautiful day for our wedding on Oct. 10, 2010. Our biggest problem was the kiddos trying to climb the trees before their parents had gotten any photos of them in their good clothes! Everything worked perfectly, we had no problems with fitting everyone in or getting everything prepared in the space, and having someone from the city present made everything go so much smoother!
The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, also operated by the City of Fairfax, was where we held both our Read more...
The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, also operated by the City of Fairfax, was where we held both our ceremony and reception. A beautiful site, beautiful weather, and a beautiful day for our wedding on Oct. 10, 2010. Our biggest problem was the kiddos trying to climb the trees before their parents had gotten any photos of them in their good clothes! Everything worked perfectly, we had no problems with fitting everyone in or getting everything prepared in the space, and having someone from the city present made everything go so much smoother! Read less
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Rachary
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything about our experience at Old Town Hall was 100% positive. Laura Lister was our contact and she was Awesome - really fast to respond to my emails, always helpful, just super nice. The staff on site is great too, we worked with Amy and Brenda and they were both just, well, awesome. I'm sorry I can't think of any better descriptors than "awesome" and "super." The venue was perfect for our wedding - and being right across the street from a bar is a bonus if your guests might want an afterparty. ;) You can't beat the value in this area either.
Everything about our experience at Old Town Hall was 100% positive. Laura Lister was our contact and she was Awesome - Read more...
Everything about our experience at Old Town Hall was 100% positive. Laura Lister was our contact and she was Awesome - really fast to respond to my emails, always helpful, just super nice. The staff on site is great too, we worked with Amy and Brenda and they were both just, well, awesome. I'm sorry I can't think of any better descriptors than "awesome" and "super." The venue was perfect for our wedding - and being right across the street from a bar is a bonus if your guests might want an afterparty. ;) You can't beat the value in this area either. Read less
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EHT
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Old Town Hall is a great venue. We had our ceremony upstairs - the library is beautiful - and our reception downstairs. Laura was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive and helpful, even allowing us to drop off centerpieces and alcohol the day before. Her staff was just as helpful every time we visited to review the speaker system, visit with our parents, etc. Amy was great as point person during the big day. Thank you all!
Old Town Hall is a great venue. We had our ceremony upstairs - the library is beautiful - and our reception downstairs. Read more...
Old Town Hall is a great venue. We had our ceremony upstairs - the library is beautiful - and our reception downstairs. Laura was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive and helpful, even allowing us to drop off centerpieces and alcohol the day before. Her staff was just as helpful every time we visited to review the speaker system, visit with our parents, etc. Amy was great as point person during the big day. Thank you all! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Laura, the contact at Old Town Hall, was absolutely wonderful. She was responsive, helpful, and flexible. She even provided us with decor suggestions based on other Old Town Hall weddings when we went to check the place out. She set us up with a decor drop-off time in advance that saved us a lot of hassle and made a beautiful reception possible. The space was warm, inviting, and cozy. Old Town Hall was simply perfect.
Laura, the contact at Old Town Hall, was absolutely wonderful. She was responsive, helpful, and flexible. She even Read more...
Laura, the contact at Old Town Hall, was absolutely wonderful. She was responsive, helpful, and flexible. She even provided us with decor suggestions based on other Old Town Hall weddings when we went to check the place out. She set us up with a decor drop-off time in advance that saved us a lot of hassle and made a beautiful reception possible. The space was warm, inviting, and cozy. Old Town Hall was simply perfect. Read less
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LaJenna
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
The staff was great I would highly recommend.
The staff was great I would highly recommend.
The staff was great I would highly recommend. Read less
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Maree
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
We were really happy to get the Old Town Hall for our reception site. Laura Lister (the contact for the City of Fairfax) is incredibly nice, responsive, and very professional! About 10 days before the wedding she did a walk-through of the place with me and the caterer and made sure everything was set up so that it all went smoothly. Even after I had to request changes in the floor plan at the last minute, she did a great job and there were no problems.

This place is perfect for a wedding of 100-120 people (we had 130 and it was pretty full, but not uncomfortably so). It's an unusual space in that there are two floors, but it wasn't a problem for us; we had our cocktail hour (and later dancing) upstairs, allowing us to maximize our space for dinner on the main floor. All our guests enjoyed the historic feel of the place and it had enough room for everyone to feel comfortable. The only potential downside is that, despite the air-conditioning, it can get pretty warm when there are 100+ people dancing - but that's pretty much to be expected.

Overall, this is a great venue, with lots of character in a nice historic location. And when you pay less than $4000 for 12 hours (including tables and chairs, etc), it makes for a great value.
We were really happy to get the Old Town Hall for our reception site. Laura Lister (the contact for the City of Fairfax) Read more...
We were really happy to get the Old Town Hall for our reception site. Laura Lister (the contact for the City of Fairfax) is incredibly nice, responsive, and very professional! About 10 days before the wedding she did a walk-through of the place with me and the caterer and made sure everything was set up so that it all went smoothly. Even after I had to request changes in the floor plan at the last minute, she did a great job and there were no problems.

This place is perfect for a wedding of 100-120 people (we had 130 and it was pretty full, but not uncomfortably so). It's an unusual space in that there are two floors, but it wasn't a problem for us; we had our cocktail hour (and later dancing) upstairs, allowing us to maximize our space for dinner on the main floor. All our guests enjoyed the historic feel of the place and it had enough room for everyone to feel comfortable. The only potential downside is that, despite the air-conditioning, it can get pretty warm when there are 100+ people dancing - but that's pretty much to be expected.

Overall, this is a great venue, with lots of character in a nice historic location. And when you pay less than $4000 for 12 hours (including tables and chairs, etc), it makes for a great value. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
11/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Excellent in all areas and a complete pleasure to work with. They make it stress free!
Excellent in all areas and a complete pleasure to work with. They make it stress free!
Excellent in all areas and a complete pleasure to work with. They make it stress free! Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
11/11/2006
5.0/5.0
Laura, who is the main contact for Old Town Hall, is absolutely a joy to work with. She is professional, responsive and you feel like you know her (and I never met her face to face).

She made the entire experience fool proof and was just on top of ensuring that I what I wanted happened.

And you can't beat the price!
Laura, who is the main contact for Old Town Hall, is absolutely a joy to work with. She is professional, responsive and Read more...
Laura, who is the main contact for Old Town Hall, is absolutely a joy to work with. She is professional, responsive and you feel like you know her (and I never met her face to face).

She made the entire experience fool proof and was just on top of ensuring that I what I wanted happened.

And you can't beat the price! Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
8/27/2005
5.0/5.0
The old Town Hall was wonderful - a great price for such a unique, lovely venue. The staff was very helpful - answering all my questions, offering possible alternatives, and just generally being helpful. We had just under 150 people for a seated buffet - it was a tad crowded, but not at all uncomfortable. We used the upstairs for our cocktail hour, which worked well. We paid to have the piano tuned and found a UMD music student to play for an hour or so during the cocktail hour -- very affordable.
The old Town Hall was wonderful - a great price for such a unique, lovely venue. The staff was very helpful - answering Read more...
The old Town Hall was wonderful - a great price for such a unique, lovely venue. The staff was very helpful - answering all my questions, offering possible alternatives, and just generally being helpful. We had just under 150 people for a seated buffet - it was a tad crowded, but not at all uncomfortable. We used the upstairs for our cocktail hour, which worked well. We paid to have the piano tuned and found a UMD music student to play for an hour or so during the cocktail hour -- very affordable. Read less
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GingerTabby
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.9/5.0
I am so glad I found the Old Town Hall for my wedding! The venue had everything I wanted- I could have my ceremony and reception at the same location, I could bring in whatever vendors I wanted, there was plenty of free parking, and all tables and chairs were complimentary. The value for the price was outstanding and all of my guests said the setting was beautiful. Brianne, who was my contact with the City of Fairfax, always responded to emails quickly and professionally so I knew I had nothing to worry about.

The event space worked perfectly for my party size (about 50 guests). Everything was clean and in good working order and I received back my security deposit very promptly. I highly recommend checking out the Old Town Hall.
I am so glad I found the Old Town Hall for my wedding! The venue had everything I wanted- I could have my ceremony and Read more...
I am so glad I found the Old Town Hall for my wedding! The venue had everything I wanted- I could have my ceremony and reception at the same location, I could bring in whatever vendors I wanted, there was plenty of free parking, and all tables and chairs were complimentary. The value for the price was outstanding and all of my guests said the setting was beautiful. Brianne, who was my contact with the City of Fairfax, always responded to emails quickly and professionally so I knew I had nothing to worry about.

The event space worked perfectly for my party size (about 50 guests). Everything was clean and in good working order and I received back my security deposit very promptly. I highly recommend checking out the Old Town Hall. Read less
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Ines
Wedding:
10/17/2010
4.9/5.0
The hall is beautiful, and it's located in historic fairfax city a really cute town. Fairfax city residents get a small discount. The inside has two floors both with hardwood floors, and white walls, (which is nice to have a blank canvas to decorate, no need to compete with ballroom decor and rugs.). We had the ceremony upstairs and they even have a piano you can rent which was great for the duet my family in law sang for us. The upstairs has pretty vaulted high ceilings and big windows, they use it as a space for artwork and a library so it provides a nice backdrop. We had the reception downstairs which was nice for the guests since they don't have to travel far. My wedding was about 82 people and it fit just right I wouldn't recommend this space for a very large wedding but somewhere in the 100range would work. The staff was always helpful and friendly.
The hall is beautiful, and it's located in historic fairfax city a really cute town. Fairfax city residents get a small Read more...
The hall is beautiful, and it's located in historic fairfax city a really cute town. Fairfax city residents get a small discount. The inside has two floors both with hardwood floors, and white walls, (which is nice to have a blank canvas to decorate, no need to compete with ballroom decor and rugs.). We had the ceremony upstairs and they even have a piano you can rent which was great for the duet my family in law sang for us. The upstairs has pretty vaulted high ceilings and big windows, they use it as a space for artwork and a library so it provides a nice backdrop. We had the reception downstairs which was nice for the guests since they don't have to travel far. My wedding was about 82 people and it fit just right I wouldn't recommend this space for a very large wedding but somewhere in the 100range would work. The staff was always helpful and friendly. Read less
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matek
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.9/5.0
Laura Lister and OTH were great to work with for hosting our wedding reception! I would only recommend 110 or less if you want a decent size dance floor though! Their facility is beautiful and I would highly recommend utilizing the garden area for your cocktail hour. We looked around and compared prices for different reception venues for a couple months and they really have the best deal in the area. We used the tables, chairs and some of their linens. We ended up using another Vendor for all of the guest table linens and napkins (OTH doesn't offer napkins).

Our guests loved the location and building! Parking isn't really an issue anymore as they have several free parking lots that are even very close to the building. They were very flexible and allowed us to store all of the alcohol overnight so we didn't have to designate someone to do it the day of the wedding! This was EXTREMELY helpful to us! No issues and definitely HIGHLY recommend!
Laura Lister and OTH were great to work with for hosting our wedding reception! I would only recommend 110 or less if you Read more...
Laura Lister and OTH were great to work with for hosting our wedding reception! I would only recommend 110 or less if you want a decent size dance floor though! Their facility is beautiful and I would highly recommend utilizing the garden area for your cocktail hour. We looked around and compared prices for different reception venues for a couple months and they really have the best deal in the area. We used the tables, chairs and some of their linens. We ended up using another Vendor for all of the guest table linens and napkins (OTH doesn't offer napkins).

Our guests loved the location and building! Parking isn't really an issue anymore as they have several free parking lots that are even very close to the building. They were very flexible and allowed us to store all of the alcohol overnight so we didn't have to designate someone to do it the day of the wedding! This was EXTREMELY helpful to us! No issues and definitely HIGHLY recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I used the upper level for cocktail hour and the main level for dinner and dancing. I would highly recommend it. Brianne and the staff were very responsive to my questions and had everything set up as I requested. The main level was roomy enough for a small dance floor and buffet-style dinner for 110 guests. It felt cozy without being cramped. Even though the garden and parking lot were inaccessible because of construction, the interior is beautiful for photos and there is ample free parking nearby.
I used the upper level for cocktail hour and the main level for dinner and dancing. I would highly recommend it. Brianne Read more...
I used the upper level for cocktail hour and the main level for dinner and dancing. I would highly recommend it. Brianne and the staff were very responsive to my questions and had everything set up as I requested. The main level was roomy enough for a small dance floor and buffet-style dinner for 110 guests. It felt cozy without being cramped. Even though the garden and parking lot were inaccessible because of construction, the interior is beautiful for photos and there is ample free parking nearby. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Blenheim Estate in Fairfax City and would highly recommend it to anyone. It is a relatively unknown place- a beautiful historic brick home (perfect backdrop for pictures) and a modern reception hall in the back (the Interpretive Center) that still has lots of rustic charm. The center has a nice covered porch and a pergola where guests can mingle outside. The prices are so much cheaper than any country club or reception hall since it is a city park. Our group was about 150 people so we set up a tent on the lawn for dinner and then had dancing inside. The city was easy to work with and Kaveh was very responsive to all my concerns and questions. He had lots of good suggestions for how things would work well for the reception. You are allowed to use any vendors you want at the reception site. There were a few rules that were a bit of a disappointment like no sparklers and no amplified music outside, but obviously those weren't a deal-breaker for us. The city also puts the responsibility on the customer to obtain proper permits which was a bit confusing and tedious- we had to get a "building permit" to set up our tent given its size, a fire permit, and an ABC permit from the state; but again not a deal-breaker, and Kaveh helped us walk through the process. We were able to set up the tent the night before which was really helpful. Parking is relatively limited so we encouraged people to car-pool. If you end up using Blenheim and not getting a limo- I would recommend having someone save you (the bride and groom) a parking spot! We got there late because of pictures and didn't have a place to park our car which was more lack of forethought on our part than anything else. Our wedding turned out beautifully and we got so many compliments on the reception.
We had our wedding reception at the Blenheim Estate in Fairfax City and would highly recommend it to anyone. It is a Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Blenheim Estate in Fairfax City and would highly recommend it to anyone. It is a relatively unknown place- a beautiful historic brick home (perfect backdrop for pictures) and a modern reception hall in the back (the Interpretive Center) that still has lots of rustic charm. The center has a nice covered porch and a pergola where guests can mingle outside. The prices are so much cheaper than any country club or reception hall since it is a city park. Our group was about 150 people so we set up a tent on the lawn for dinner and then had dancing inside. The city was easy to work with and Kaveh was very responsive to all my concerns and questions. He had lots of good suggestions for how things would work well for the reception. You are allowed to use any vendors you want at the reception site. There were a few rules that were a bit of a disappointment like no sparklers and no amplified music outside, but obviously those weren't a deal-breaker for us. The city also puts the responsibility on the customer to obtain proper permits which was a bit confusing and tedious- we had to get a "building permit" to set up our tent given its size, a fire permit, and an ABC permit from the state; but again not a deal-breaker, and Kaveh helped us walk through the process. We were able to set up the tent the night before which was really helpful. Parking is relatively limited so we encouraged people to car-pool. If you end up using Blenheim and not getting a limo- I would recommend having someone save you (the bride and groom) a parking spot! We got there late because of pictures and didn't have a place to park our car which was more lack of forethought on our part than anything else. Our wedding turned out beautifully and we got so many compliments on the reception. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/7/2009
4.8/5.0
This is an excellent venue. It is an historic building in the center of old Fairfax City -- just beautiful. Our wedding was lovely there.
This is an excellent venue. It is an historic building in the center of old Fairfax City -- just beautiful. Our wedding Read more...
This is an excellent venue. It is an historic building in the center of old Fairfax City -- just beautiful. Our wedding was lovely there. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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mae141
Wedding:
8/9/2008
4.8/5.0
We loved the building. We had the ceremony upstairs, and the reception downstairs. The price was reasonable, and Laura was very helpful throughout the planning process. We has about 110 guests, and I think any more would have been too many.
We loved the building. We had the ceremony upstairs, and the reception downstairs. The price was reasonable, and Laura was Read more...
We loved the building. We had the ceremony upstairs, and the reception downstairs. The price was reasonable, and Laura was very helpful throughout the planning process. We has about 110 guests, and I think any more would have been too many. Read less
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chlesha
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.6/5.0
This place is the best, very professional, very flexible and the table, chairs and tableclothes are included in the rental price. The garden out back is a plus in the spring and summer.
This place is the best, very professional, very flexible and the table, chairs and tableclothes are included in the rental Read more...
This place is the best, very professional, very flexible and the table, chairs and tableclothes are included in the rental price. The garden out back is a plus in the spring and summer. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.4/5.0
The Old Town Hall is a fantastic venue. Beautiful and affordable. The main person in charge, Laura Lister, is wonderful. She is very quick to respond to you either over email or phone whichever you prefer. She tries hard to make the day perfect and ensure you are comfortable in the venue. I had a great time working with her. The only small problem I had was a last minute change in table placements that wasn't carried out but I believe that was because Laura was out of town. The other employees there are nice but not as knowledgable or helpful.
The Old Town Hall is a fantastic venue. Beautiful and affordable. The main person in charge, Laura Lister, is wonderful. Read more...
The Old Town Hall is a fantastic venue. Beautiful and affordable. The main person in charge, Laura Lister, is wonderful. She is very quick to respond to you either over email or phone whichever you prefer. She tries hard to make the day perfect and ensure you are comfortable in the venue. I had a great time working with her. The only small problem I had was a last minute change in table placements that wasn't carried out but I believe that was because Laura was out of town. The other employees there are nice but not as knowledgable or helpful. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue

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