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Merriweather Manor

Leesburg , VA
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Leesburg, VA US 20176 (map)

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Merriweather's Manor, a 1770 Georgian colonial sits on top of a cozy enclave within the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. From the front porch the elevation provides a spectacular... Read more
Merriweather's Manor, a 1770 Georgian colonial sits on top of a cozy enclave within the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. From the front porch the elevation provides a spectacular view, sweeping across the potomac river valley to points of interest as far away as Washington DC's National Cathedral . The estate, over 400 acres features a beautiful natural environment with gentle rolling hills, pastures and woodland . Within the Manors enclave are historic barns, a pond with white light tulip fountain and a log cabin.
The Manors unique nature and outstanding layout is perfect for that special occasion when you want to surround yourself with those whom mean the most to you. With the Manor's soaring ceilings and wonderful doors that lead from one bright space to another, intimate gatherings have that spacious "just right" feel. Once inside you will want to venture on to the veranda to enjoy the breath taking panoramic views and the peaceful, romantic feeling that Merriweather's Manor exudes. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.8/5.0
We had a fantastic wedding and reception at Merriweather Manor on November 10th! Even though it was a little chilly, the owner Andrew, was very quick to set up heaters and move them around to accommodate guests without us even asking. The property is absolutely breathtaking with a small pond, a few barns, wooden fences, pasture, and rolling hills in the distance. There was a family of deer on the property during the ceremony! We also had the fireplace going inside and a fire pit outside.

The venue is very affordable but there are items that do cost extra so just be aware of that (tent lining, lights outside, patio furniture). With Sunday weddings, which is what I had, many things are thrown in for free whereas you would have to pay extra for a Saturday wedding. We were also able to purchase our own alcohol which helped drastically with the cost.

My only complaints: I do wish I heard back from the vendor sooner when I would email questions. I frequently would have to wait a few days to get a response back. We did hear a few complaints from guests regarding the absence of a lock on the men's restroom door which we had asked the venue to fix beforehand.

All in all, it was a fantastic wedding and we were happy with the venue. Many of our guests said that it was the best wedding they had been to because the Manor was so comfortable and such a unique space.
We had a fantastic wedding and reception at Merriweather Manor on November 10th! Even though it was a little chilly, the Read more...
We had a fantastic wedding and reception at Merriweather Manor on November 10th! Even though it was a little chilly, the owner Andrew, was very quick to set up heaters and move them around to accommodate guests without us even asking. The property is absolutely breathtaking with a small pond, a few barns, wooden fences, pasture, and rolling hills in the distance. There was a family of deer on the property during the ceremony! We also had the fireplace going inside and a fire pit outside.

The venue is very affordable but there are items that do cost extra so just be aware of that (tent lining, lights outside, patio furniture). With Sunday weddings, which is what I had, many things are thrown in for free whereas you would have to pay extra for a Saturday wedding. We were also able to purchase our own alcohol which helped drastically with the cost.

My only complaints: I do wish I heard back from the vendor sooner when I would email questions. I frequently would have to wait a few days to get a response back. We did hear a few complaints from guests regarding the absence of a lock on the men's restroom door which we had asked the venue to fix beforehand.

All in all, it was a fantastic wedding and we were happy with the venue. Many of our guests said that it was the best wedding they had been to because the Manor was so comfortable and such a unique space. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
Merriweather Manor is a unique and beautiful venue. Andrew, the proprietor, takes great pride in maintaining the historical significance of the property, while providing a number of modern amenities (inside bathrooms for guests; outdoor lighting; ready rooms for the bride and groom). We held our ceremony and reception on sight, which was a tremendous convenience for us and our guests. We worked with Andrew and his staff throughout the planning process to choose the options that were right for us- no pressure to add things we didn't want. Andrew also provided excellent recommendations for catering and transportation services. We chose to provide our own music, and their in-house amplification system was great. Our guests loved the sparkler send off and are still raving about their experiences at the Manor. We would recommend this venue to other couples like us who want to get away from the noise of a city and provide their families and friends with a beautiful place to gather together and celebrate!
Merriweather Manor is a unique and beautiful venue. Andrew, the proprietor, takes great pride in maintaining the Read more...
Merriweather Manor is a unique and beautiful venue. Andrew, the proprietor, takes great pride in maintaining the historical significance of the property, while providing a number of modern amenities (inside bathrooms for guests; outdoor lighting; ready rooms for the bride and groom). We held our ceremony and reception on sight, which was a tremendous convenience for us and our guests. We worked with Andrew and his staff throughout the planning process to choose the options that were right for us- no pressure to add things we didn't want. Andrew also provided excellent recommendations for catering and transportation services. We chose to provide our own music, and their in-house amplification system was great. Our guests loved the sparkler send off and are still raving about their experiences at the Manor. We would recommend this venue to other couples like us who want to get away from the noise of a city and provide their families and friends with a beautiful place to gather together and celebrate! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.8/5.0
Our guests are still talking amongst themselves about how amazing the venue was! We couldn't have been happier with our choice of venues for our ceremony and reception. First off, the property is simply stunning, starting from the moment you first see it on the drive in. All of our guests raved about the location. Not only are there beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, but the layout of the space offers a very personal feel. Our guests never felt crowded, and yet it was still very intimate. Andrew and his team do an outstanding job customizing the space to your needs and tastes, which for us meant a wedding that very much felt like "us", rather than some generic ballroom. If you have an idea, Andrew will work hard to make that happen - his first answer to any of our ideas was never "no". The combination of an amazing venue, goregous location, unique features (bison?!), and the ability to make it your own result in a truly magical venue. Only one small thing to note - Andrew (the owner) has a pretty easy going personally. If you're expecting a high strung Type A person (that seems to be pretty common in this industry), you might be in for a surprise. However, make no mistake - he executed everything perfectly, so have no fear. Personally we really enjoyed working with him - he'll try his hardest to pull off whatever you can envision, and his style matched ours. Just a heads up if that's not your style.
Our guests are still talking amongst themselves about how amazing the venue was! We couldn't have been happier with our Read more...
Our guests are still talking amongst themselves about how amazing the venue was! We couldn't have been happier with our choice of venues for our ceremony and reception. First off, the property is simply stunning, starting from the moment you first see it on the drive in. All of our guests raved about the location. Not only are there beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, but the layout of the space offers a very personal feel. Our guests never felt crowded, and yet it was still very intimate. Andrew and his team do an outstanding job customizing the space to your needs and tastes, which for us meant a wedding that very much felt like "us", rather than some generic ballroom. If you have an idea, Andrew will work hard to make that happen - his first answer to any of our ideas was never "no". The combination of an amazing venue, goregous location, unique features (bison?!), and the ability to make it your own result in a truly magical venue. Only one small thing to note - Andrew (the owner) has a pretty easy going personally. If you're expecting a high strung Type A person (that seems to be pretty common in this industry), you might be in for a surprise. However, make no mistake - he executed everything perfectly, so have no fear. Personally we really enjoyed working with him - he'll try his hardest to pull off whatever you can envision, and his style matched ours. Just a heads up if that's not your style. Read less
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Patti
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Merriweather Manor is a wonderful venue! Guest after guest commented on how lovely it was. We had a beautiful late summer/early fall evening. The ceremony site overlooked the rolling hills that surround the stately manor and the views were spectacular against a clear blue sky. As evening approached the twinkle lights in the trees, the uplighting on the house and the string lights on the ceremony site now turned dance floor were magical. Andrew and his staff worked hard to provide every detail that my daughter and her wedding planner thought of. It was a wonderful event and our guests certainly felt that the venue contributed to the wonder.
Merriweather Manor is a wonderful venue! Guest after guest commented on how lovely it was. We had a beautiful late Read more...
Merriweather Manor is a wonderful venue! Guest after guest commented on how lovely it was. We had a beautiful late summer/early fall evening. The ceremony site overlooked the rolling hills that surround the stately manor and the views were spectacular against a clear blue sky. As evening approached the twinkle lights in the trees, the uplighting on the house and the string lights on the ceremony site now turned dance floor were magical. Andrew and his staff worked hard to provide every detail that my daughter and her wedding planner thought of. It was a wonderful event and our guests certainly felt that the venue contributed to the wonder. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.4/5.0
We had an incredible service and reception at Merriweather Manor overlooking the rolling Virginia hillscape. The view from the venue is breathtaking and provided our guests with a great backdrop to our beautiful union. The owner was very helpful to us and dedicated to bringing our visions to life. If you're looking for a site that will display your event amidst the grace of Virginia's countryside, Merriweather Manor is for you!
-Kim & Drew
We had an incredible service and reception at Merriweather Manor overlooking the rolling Virginia hillscape. The view from Read more...
We had an incredible service and reception at Merriweather Manor overlooking the rolling Virginia hillscape. The view from the venue is breathtaking and provided our guests with a great backdrop to our beautiful union. The owner was very helpful to us and dedicated to bringing our visions to life. If you're looking for a site that will display your event amidst the grace of Virginia's countryside, Merriweather Manor is for you!
-Kim & Drew Read less
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RobyC04
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.5/5.0
My now husband and I had looked around for quite a while in search of the perfect venue for us, and after seeing 10 other places a friend suggested we check out Merriweather (we hadn't even heard of it!) - we went on a whim and Andrew accommodated us even though we were unexpected visitors. He instantly painted a picture in our minds that NO OTHER venue owners had done, and he made it so easy to picture our big day at his gorgeous manor. We knew right away this was the place for us. Not only did he help us to envision our perfect day he suggested many other vendors to help fill all the roles we needed - especially the caterer and photographer! We were able to visit Andrew at Merriweather on many occasions (sundays) following our booking to further complete our vision and work with him. He was very flexible with us, and although he is not your 'typical' venue owner - his personality and excited attitude make him such a wonderful person to work with. Our Wedding was this past May, and there was not a single issue! It was amazing! He has an on-site day of wedding coordinator who was great to work with as well - she ensured that we didn't have a thing to worry about the entire day. Andrew offers many additional rental items if that is something you are looking for, and his lighting ideas are particularly fantastic! From the firefly lights to his creative ability to light up the tent in ways you could never imagine - our guests were stunned when they saw Merriweather lit up after the sun went down. My husband and I couldn't be happier with the outcome of our wedding at Merriweather! I would highly recommend it to anyone !
My now husband and I had looked around for quite a while in search of the perfect venue for us, and after seeing 10 other Read more...
My now husband and I had looked around for quite a while in search of the perfect venue for us, and after seeing 10 other places a friend suggested we check out Merriweather (we hadn't even heard of it!) - we went on a whim and Andrew accommodated us even though we were unexpected visitors. He instantly painted a picture in our minds that NO OTHER venue owners had done, and he made it so easy to picture our big day at his gorgeous manor. We knew right away this was the place for us. Not only did he help us to envision our perfect day he suggested many other vendors to help fill all the roles we needed - especially the caterer and photographer! We were able to visit Andrew at Merriweather on many occasions (sundays) following our booking to further complete our vision and work with him. He was very flexible with us, and although he is not your 'typical' venue owner - his personality and excited attitude make him such a wonderful person to work with. Our Wedding was this past May, and there was not a single issue! It was amazing! He has an on-site day of wedding coordinator who was great to work with as well - she ensured that we didn't have a thing to worry about the entire day. Andrew offers many additional rental items if that is something you are looking for, and his lighting ideas are particularly fantastic! From the firefly lights to his creative ability to light up the tent in ways you could never imagine - our guests were stunned when they saw Merriweather lit up after the sun went down. My husband and I couldn't be happier with the outcome of our wedding at Merriweather! I would highly recommend it to anyone ! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.5/5.0
I just recently had my wedding at Merriweather Manor and it was everything that I wanted. Andrew, the owner, made the venue beautiful with the addition of his lighting skills (purple lights in tent, twinkle lights in tree and lighting up the columns). The tent lining also made the tent look fancy. Everything that was promised we were given. The bridesmaid room was huge and gave my bridal party room to change. The groomsmen loved the groom room because of the pool table. There are lots of places on the property to take pictures. The view from the venue is beautiful. When I first met Andrew he said that he is consistently making changes to the venue, and every time I went I noticed changes. The changes were positive and made the venue nicer. Andrew, at times was slow to respond to my e-mails but I always got a response. I would defiantly recommend getting married at Merriweather Manor.
I just recently had my wedding at Merriweather Manor and it was everything that I wanted. Andrew, the owner, made the Read more...
I just recently had my wedding at Merriweather Manor and it was everything that I wanted. Andrew, the owner, made the venue beautiful with the addition of his lighting skills (purple lights in tent, twinkle lights in tree and lighting up the columns). The tent lining also made the tent look fancy. Everything that was promised we were given. The bridesmaid room was huge and gave my bridal party room to change. The groomsmen loved the groom room because of the pool table. There are lots of places on the property to take pictures. The view from the venue is beautiful. When I first met Andrew he said that he is consistently making changes to the venue, and every time I went I noticed changes. The changes were positive and made the venue nicer. Andrew, at times was slow to respond to my e-mails but I always got a response. I would defiantly recommend getting married at Merriweather Manor. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.3/5.0
Our wedding at Merriweather Manor was stunning (despite cold weather and rain). The location is convenient (just past the outlets in Leesburg), the house is incredible (you have full access to the house during the event), and the setting is absolutely fabulous (an old manor home with gorgeous columns set up on a hill in the country). We fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it.

The venue is not the cheapest but you certainly get what you pay for -- the space is amazing and always being improved upon and all of the rentals we used from Andrew were lovely and of good quality. If you are managing a budget, have a conversation with Andrew up front to make sure that the venue fee combined with your rentals fall within your range.

Andrew's family has owned the estate for years and years - he is not a career event planner. I hired my own planner and full service caterer who managed most of the on-site details. The three of them together handled everything. Andrew managed all of our rentals, including those from a 3rd party vendor. We had to bring in another tent at the last minute and he negotiated and took care of the whole thing -- the lining and drapes even matched his own tent. We were looking at renting a ping pong table, and, instead of dealing with all the details, he offered to just purchase a ping pong table and rent it to us at a cheaper price. Andrew also managed all of the lighting.

If you fall in love at first sight with the venue as I did, it is hard to say no. I would recommend hiring a planner and full service caterer to manage the details so you can enjoy yourself the day of. Another reviewer mentioned Andrew's casual attire at the event. This was also true of my wedding but it didn't really bother me.

This venue is truly special place. Since it rained and was generally gross on our wedding day, Andrew invited Ben and I back at any time to take more pictures -- we will definitely be taking him up on that offer.
Our wedding at Merriweather Manor was stunning (despite cold weather and rain). The location is convenient (just past the Read more...
Our wedding at Merriweather Manor was stunning (despite cold weather and rain). The location is convenient (just past the outlets in Leesburg), the house is incredible (you have full access to the house during the event), and the setting is absolutely fabulous (an old manor home with gorgeous columns set up on a hill in the country). We fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it.

The venue is not the cheapest but you certainly get what you pay for -- the space is amazing and always being improved upon and all of the rentals we used from Andrew were lovely and of good quality. If you are managing a budget, have a conversation with Andrew up front to make sure that the venue fee combined with your rentals fall within your range.

Andrew's family has owned the estate for years and years - he is not a career event planner. I hired my own planner and full service caterer who managed most of the on-site details. The three of them together handled everything. Andrew managed all of our rentals, including those from a 3rd party vendor. We had to bring in another tent at the last minute and he negotiated and took care of the whole thing -- the lining and drapes even matched his own tent. We were looking at renting a ping pong table, and, instead of dealing with all the details, he offered to just purchase a ping pong table and rent it to us at a cheaper price. Andrew also managed all of the lighting.

If you fall in love at first sight with the venue as I did, it is hard to say no. I would recommend hiring a planner and full service caterer to manage the details so you can enjoy yourself the day of. Another reviewer mentioned Andrew's casual attire at the event. This was also true of my wedding but it didn't really bother me.

This venue is truly special place. Since it rained and was generally gross on our wedding day, Andrew invited Ben and I back at any time to take more pictures -- we will definitely be taking him up on that offer. Read less
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Tang
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrew and his staff were wonderful to work with. He made planning the wedding easy and fun, his flexibility allowed us to be very creative in many ideas that we had that ended up becoming reality. I had crazy ideas and not only did he welcome it, he helped me in building things to take a load off my shoulders. My wife and I had a very good experience and one thing that is extremely important is his honesty, he will be upfront about everything including cost. He specs everything down to the T and makes sure your realize your options. This is a better method rather someone hiding cost or not being upfront. It was nice to know that the cost we put on our spreadsheet was what we ended up paying at the end.

His staff are very helpful as well, they made sure my guest were happy and had no issues. I was so impressed by Andrew I begged him to hang around during my wedding and interact with my guest just so they could see the man behind the curtain. From lighting to tiki torches, to the floating chandlers, Andrew knows how to set the mood and ensure one heck of a party.

Highly recommend for any event, you will not regret it.

It is always a great feeling to walk away from your own wedding with so many compliments on not only the content of the wedding (we planned) but the gorgeous views, the perfect setting, the lights (Merriweather Manor planned).

So all in all, Andrew, thank you for making me and my bride happy, because when it all boils down, that is all that matters. Thanks!
Andrew and his staff were wonderful to work with. He made planning the wedding easy and fun, his flexibility allowed us to Read more...
Andrew and his staff were wonderful to work with. He made planning the wedding easy and fun, his flexibility allowed us to be very creative in many ideas that we had that ended up becoming reality. I had crazy ideas and not only did he welcome it, he helped me in building things to take a load off my shoulders. My wife and I had a very good experience and one thing that is extremely important is his honesty, he will be upfront about everything including cost. He specs everything down to the T and makes sure your realize your options. This is a better method rather someone hiding cost or not being upfront. It was nice to know that the cost we put on our spreadsheet was what we ended up paying at the end.

His staff are very helpful as well, they made sure my guest were happy and had no issues. I was so impressed by Andrew I begged him to hang around during my wedding and interact with my guest just so they could see the man behind the curtain. From lighting to tiki torches, to the floating chandlers, Andrew knows how to set the mood and ensure one heck of a party.

Highly recommend for any event, you will not regret it.

It is always a great feeling to walk away from your own wedding with so many compliments on not only the content of the wedding (we planned) but the gorgeous views, the perfect setting, the lights (Merriweather Manor planned).

So all in all, Andrew, thank you for making me and my bride happy, because when it all boils down, that is all that matters. Thanks! Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Merriweather Manor is an incredible wedding venue. We held everything outside with the ceremony taking place on a stone patio with a georgeous scenic backdrop and Andrew (the owner) used simple lighting techniques throughout the grounds to create a downright magical look to the place. The view there is so awesome that you don't need to dress it up really at all to create a perfect venue. Definitely recommend taking a look if you want to book an outdoor event.
Merriweather Manor is an incredible wedding venue. We held everything outside with the ceremony taking place on a stone Read more...
Merriweather Manor is an incredible wedding venue. We held everything outside with the ceremony taking place on a stone patio with a georgeous scenic backdrop and Andrew (the owner) used simple lighting techniques throughout the grounds to create a downright magical look to the place. The view there is so awesome that you don't need to dress it up really at all to create a perfect venue. Definitely recommend taking a look if you want to book an outdoor event. Read less
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Danaustell
Wedding:
9/4/2011
2.7/5.0
Merriweather is a stunning venue and we couldn't have been happier with how beautiful it was during our ceremony and reception. But Andrew isn't the most professional person to work with, and EVERYTHING comes at a cost. He'll win you over initially but is difficult to pin down as the wedding gets closer. We were also promised a final walk through, but he timed it with an open house and we talked to him for all of 4 minutes total between him trying to win new business. Thankfully our caterer had just done a wedding there and handled the walk through for us. Additionally he said we wouldn't notice him during the wedding - not only did we notice him in his tie-dye shirt and frayed shorts through out the event, that shirt is in the background of several of our wedding photos. We also had to delay our first dance when his promise to have lighting up in an hour ended up taking much longer. In the end, we had a lovely wedding and all of our guests praised the spectacular venue. So we do recommend it. Just get a great caterer and planner to handle the details, and make sure to get everything in writing. Andrew would benefit greatly by hiring an assistant. He has a lot of ideas about how to make the wedding perfect - unfortunately he may take on too many ideas for one person to execute.
Merriweather is a stunning venue and we couldn't have been happier with how beautiful it was during our ceremony and Read more...
Merriweather is a stunning venue and we couldn't have been happier with how beautiful it was during our ceremony and reception. But Andrew isn't the most professional person to work with, and EVERYTHING comes at a cost. He'll win you over initially but is difficult to pin down as the wedding gets closer. We were also promised a final walk through, but he timed it with an open house and we talked to him for all of 4 minutes total between him trying to win new business. Thankfully our caterer had just done a wedding there and handled the walk through for us. Additionally he said we wouldn't notice him during the wedding - not only did we notice him in his tie-dye shirt and frayed shorts through out the event, that shirt is in the background of several of our wedding photos. We also had to delay our first dance when his promise to have lighting up in an hour ended up taking much longer. In the end, we had a lovely wedding and all of our guests praised the spectacular venue. So we do recommend it. Just get a great caterer and planner to handle the details, and make sure to get everything in writing. Andrew would benefit greatly by hiring an assistant. He has a lot of ideas about how to make the wedding perfect - unfortunately he may take on too many ideas for one person to execute. Read less
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