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Murray Hill

Leesburg , VA
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42910 Edwards Ferry Road
Leesburg, VA 20176 US (map)

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703-777-1139

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Welcome to Murray Hill

Murray Hill is a fifty-seven acre estate nestled in a rural setting overlooking the Potomac River and Catoctin Mountains,only a few minutes from... Read more
Welcome to Murray Hill

Murray Hill is a fifty-seven acre estate nestled in a rural setting overlooking the Potomac River and Catoctin Mountains,only a few minutes from Historic Leesburg and convenient to Washington. It includes an eighteenth century style stone manor residence featuring antiques, fireplaces and a Steinway baby grand. Up to sixty guests may gather for a reception or dinner in the elegantly decorated rooms, screened porch or terrace, all with sweeping views of the river and the forested countryside. Larger affairs may be tented in one of the formal gardens or by the pool. There is wireless internet throughout the home. The new kitchen and adjoining River Room are perfect for cooking classes. A unique feature is the flexiblility with which our variety of spaces can be utilized. Inside Murray Hill is a virtual treasure-trove of antiques and memorabilia that lovers of local history will particularly appreciate.

The stately manor house is framed by mature oaks and gardens with a secluded swimming pool to be found in a private "boxwood room".

Woodland walking trails abound and feature a wide variety of wildflowers. Bald eagles are frequently seen from the bluff and the song of woodland birds fill the peaceful setting. Murray Hill welcomes the opportunity to assist our guests in every arrangement so they can relax and enjoy their stay. The tranquility and natural beauty of the setting make even the most simple event exceptional. Read less
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Cate
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at Murray Hill on June 6. Every single aspect of Murray Hill was amazing.

Start with an unbelievably beautiful location with multiple areas to hold parts of the event. Want to exchange your vows on a cliff overlooking the Potomac River? No problem! Cocktails in the garden or by the pool? Why not? Dinner and dancing under twinkly lights in a beautifully restored barn. Go for it!

Then add in how flexible and accommodating the owners, Peggy and John Rust, are. Although Murray Hill is their private home, we were able to come to Murray Hill countless times in the year leading up to the wedding. The Rusts also let you bring supplies/decorations and set up days before the wedding and break down the
I had my wedding at Murray Hill on June 6. Every single aspect of Murray Hill was amazing.

Start with an Read more...
I had my wedding at Murray Hill on June 6. Every single aspect of Murray Hill was amazing.

Start with an unbelievably beautiful location with multiple areas to hold parts of the event. Want to exchange your vows on a cliff overlooking the Potomac River? No problem! Cocktails in the garden or by the pool? Why not? Dinner and dancing under twinkly lights in a beautifully restored barn. Go for it!

Then add in how flexible and accommodating the owners, Peggy and John Rust, are. Although Murray Hill is their private home, we were able to come to Murray Hill countless times in the year leading up to the wedding. The Rusts also let you bring supplies/decorations and set up days before the wedding and break down the Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Murray Hill is a beautiful venue and I am so glad that we selected it for my daughter's May 2015 wedding. The owners are truly gracious people; it is their home and I believe they take such satisfaction from all the happy events that happen there. Things that are truly great and unique about this venue - A ceremony site on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, in the shade of towering oaks (there are other good sites, too - but the bluff...so dramatic and beautiful). A roomy converted llama barn, open to an expansive lawn, allowing for the perfect blend of dancing formality, and backyard casual for the reception (think father-daughter dance with a backdrop of corn hole and giant jenga). So many sites on the property for beautiful photographs - gardens, the bluff, the historic home, a pool. My daughter's wedding was absolutely a dream there. There are only a couple cautions I'd have - the property is relatively 'undeveloped' - it's beautiful and natural, but your guests will need to walk unpaved pathways or you will need to arrange to shuttle them between ceremony and reception barn, and the barn is not climate-controlled - so if it's hot outside...you'll have a warm reception! Finally - you'll need to coordinate to rent all the furnishings (tables, chairs), etc. as this venue does not have them. This is also a plus though - you can choose any kind of chairs and tables you want! Get a really good coordinator to handle the details, and enjoy your dream wedding at this beautiful, unique, treasure of a place. Also - wanted to make sure that folks know there are now bathrooms in the barn! (an earlier reviewer had commented that there weren't, but the bathrooms were installed in the spring 2015!)
Murray Hill is a beautiful venue and I am so glad that we selected it for my daughter's May 2015 wedding. The owners are Read more...
Murray Hill is a beautiful venue and I am so glad that we selected it for my daughter's May 2015 wedding. The owners are truly gracious people; it is their home and I believe they take such satisfaction from all the happy events that happen there. Things that are truly great and unique about this venue - A ceremony site on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, in the shade of towering oaks (there are other good sites, too - but the bluff...so dramatic and beautiful). A roomy converted llama barn, open to an expansive lawn, allowing for the perfect blend of dancing formality, and backyard casual for the reception (think father-daughter dance with a backdrop of corn hole and giant jenga). So many sites on the property for beautiful photographs - gardens, the bluff, the historic home, a pool. My daughter's wedding was absolutely a dream there. There are only a couple cautions I'd have - the property is relatively 'undeveloped' - it's beautiful and natural, but your guests will need to walk unpaved pathways or you will need to arrange to shuttle them between ceremony and reception barn, and the barn is not climate-controlled - so if it's hot outside...you'll have a warm reception! Finally - you'll need to coordinate to rent all the furnishings (tables, chairs), etc. as this venue does not have them. This is also a plus though - you can choose any kind of chairs and tables you want! Get a really good coordinator to handle the details, and enjoy your dream wedding at this beautiful, unique, treasure of a place. Also - wanted to make sure that folks know there are now bathrooms in the barn! (an earlier reviewer had commented that there weren't, but the bathrooms were installed in the spring 2015!) Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/2/2015
3.6/5.0
Murray Hill is gorgeous and everything I ever wanted in a wedding venue, beautiful setting overlooking the Potomac, lush gardens, fun barn. And the owners are absolutely lovely. There are some drawbacks to this venue though; you have to bring absolutely everything in, and because the owners live there they are very protective of their property. This place is great if you are highly organized, flexible, and creative. I would not change anything about my wedding however it was time consuming having to find ALL of the vendors.
My guests were blown away with the property and could not stop taking pictures, I think it's impossible to have a bad picture at Murray Hill-- again, this place is gorgeous and unlike any of the other venues I looked at.
Murray Hill is gorgeous and everything I ever wanted in a wedding venue, beautiful setting overlooking the Potomac, lush Read more...
Murray Hill is gorgeous and everything I ever wanted in a wedding venue, beautiful setting overlooking the Potomac, lush gardens, fun barn. And the owners are absolutely lovely. There are some drawbacks to this venue though; you have to bring absolutely everything in, and because the owners live there they are very protective of their property. This place is great if you are highly organized, flexible, and creative. I would not change anything about my wedding however it was time consuming having to find ALL of the vendors.
My guests were blown away with the property and could not stop taking pictures, I think it's impossible to have a bad picture at Murray Hill-- again, this place is gorgeous and unlike any of the other venues I looked at. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We feel so incredibly lucky to have found Murray Hill. The property is gorgeous and it is a home, not a wedding mill. Peggy and John were very helpful --- they allowed us to show up (to their home) repeatedly leading up to the wedding and start decorating days before the wedding. They even helped us find a last-minute vendor. The day-of, their property was immaculate for our guests. Peggy even carried my train as I left the house to walk down the aisle. I can't imagine a better venue.
We feel so incredibly lucky to have found Murray Hill. The property is gorgeous and it is a home, not a wedding mill. Read more...
We feel so incredibly lucky to have found Murray Hill. The property is gorgeous and it is a home, not a wedding mill. Peggy and John were very helpful --- they allowed us to show up (to their home) repeatedly leading up to the wedding and start decorating days before the wedding. They even helped us find a last-minute vendor. The day-of, their property was immaculate for our guests. Peggy even carried my train as I left the house to walk down the aisle. I can't imagine a better venue. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Murray Hill is a lovely, lovely venue! I can't say enough about how beautiful it is. My husband and I married there this fall and the leaves were bursting with color. If you are looking for a beautiful venue that you can make your own, this is your place. John and Peggy, the owners of the property were absolutely lovely! We can't recommended this property and working with John and Peggy enough!
Murray Hill is a lovely, lovely venue! I can't say enough about how beautiful it is. My husband and I married there this Read more...
Murray Hill is a lovely, lovely venue! I can't say enough about how beautiful it is. My husband and I married there this fall and the leaves were bursting with color. If you are looking for a beautiful venue that you can make your own, this is your place. John and Peggy, the owners of the property were absolutely lovely! We can't recommended this property and working with John and Peggy enough! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I highly recommend Murray Hill, particularly for a bride that wants a beautiful, unique outdoor wedding with a rustic theme. Peggy the owner was very easy to work with, responsive and offered a lot of great advice for recommended vendors. She offers an elegent bridal room to get ready in which provides a lot of nice "getting ready" pictures. Her husband was also very nice and drove us away in their vintage car after the reception which made for a great send off moment. The barn is great for the reception and is very spacious, which is great for mingling and dancing. One area for improvement would be the bathroom situation; there is no bathroom at the barn; however Peggy worked with us and other brides for the season to work out an arrangement with a trailer restroom service where we split the cost. I would just say it would be nice to include this price in the venue as I think a venue should offer bathrooms included, but that's just my take on it.
I highly recommend Murray Hill, particularly for a bride that wants a beautiful, unique outdoor wedding with a rustic Read more...
I highly recommend Murray Hill, particularly for a bride that wants a beautiful, unique outdoor wedding with a rustic theme. Peggy the owner was very easy to work with, responsive and offered a lot of great advice for recommended vendors. She offers an elegent bridal room to get ready in which provides a lot of nice "getting ready" pictures. Her husband was also very nice and drove us away in their vintage car after the reception which made for a great send off moment. The barn is great for the reception and is very spacious, which is great for mingling and dancing. One area for improvement would be the bathroom situation; there is no bathroom at the barn; however Peggy worked with us and other brides for the season to work out an arrangement with a trailer restroom service where we split the cost. I would just say it would be nice to include this price in the venue as I think a venue should offer bathrooms included, but that's just my take on it. Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The place was beautiful and Peggy was a delight to work with. All our guests raved about the venue's charm! We couldn't have selected a better place to get married.
The place was beautiful and Peggy was a delight to work with. All our guests raved about the venue's charm! We couldn't Read more...
The place was beautiful and Peggy was a delight to work with. All our guests raved about the venue's charm! We couldn't have selected a better place to get married. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.7/5.0
I recently had my wedding at Murray Hill, and let me say, after doing a LOT of shopping for venue a year prior, this one completely took the cake with how beautiful it is for a spring/summer wedding. Though it ended up raining on my big day and we had to move the ceremony inside (instead of near the beautiful view of the Potomac river...such a bummer!), we got some absolutely stunning pictures of the bridal party and my groom and I later when it cleared up a bit. There are beautiful gardens as well to have your cocktail hour in, and the barn is perfect for anyone looking for sort of a pintrest-y place to have your wedding. Peggy and John, the owners at Murray Hill, were wonderful throughout the planning process, and were always responsive to emails and questions. They were happy to offer advice on vendors and planning tips, and also were happy to offer anything around the house/farm I wanted to use for my wedding (like two big beautiful wine barrels to mark the ends of my aisle!). Essentially, the only reason they are not a perfect score is that for value, because most things aren't included (restrooms, tables, chairs, etc..) things end up adding up quick. They do throw in a bonus though of having John drive you away in a 1954 Cadillac limousine, however, which was pretty fantastic. Overall, a GREAT place to have your wedding, so definitely go visit!
I recently had my wedding at Murray Hill, and let me say, after doing a LOT of shopping for venue a year prior, this one Read more...
I recently had my wedding at Murray Hill, and let me say, after doing a LOT of shopping for venue a year prior, this one completely took the cake with how beautiful it is for a spring/summer wedding. Though it ended up raining on my big day and we had to move the ceremony inside (instead of near the beautiful view of the Potomac river...such a bummer!), we got some absolutely stunning pictures of the bridal party and my groom and I later when it cleared up a bit. There are beautiful gardens as well to have your cocktail hour in, and the barn is perfect for anyone looking for sort of a pintrest-y place to have your wedding. Peggy and John, the owners at Murray Hill, were wonderful throughout the planning process, and were always responsive to emails and questions. They were happy to offer advice on vendors and planning tips, and also were happy to offer anything around the house/farm I wanted to use for my wedding (like two big beautiful wine barrels to mark the ends of my aisle!). Essentially, the only reason they are not a perfect score is that for value, because most things aren't included (restrooms, tables, chairs, etc..) things end up adding up quick. They do throw in a bonus though of having John drive you away in a 1954 Cadillac limousine, however, which was pretty fantastic. Overall, a GREAT place to have your wedding, so definitely go visit! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Peggy was amazing and the site is beautiful! This wonderful long driveway up to a beautiful stone mansion! I got married and had my reception in the barn and the amount of work Peggy and her team put in was amazing. It rained for an entire week before wedding day and everything was very muddy but they put down stuff to soak up the water so cars could get in and maintained it. I am so thankful to you Peggy and your husband for all the hard work you guys did to make my big day special! Thank you!!!
Peggy was amazing and the site is beautiful! This wonderful long driveway up to a beautiful stone mansion! I got married Read more...
Peggy was amazing and the site is beautiful! This wonderful long driveway up to a beautiful stone mansion! I got married and had my reception in the barn and the amount of work Peggy and her team put in was amazing. It rained for an entire week before wedding day and everything was very muddy but they put down stuff to soak up the water so cars could get in and maintained it. I am so thankful to you Peggy and your husband for all the hard work you guys did to make my big day special! Thank you!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Murray Hill was phenomenal. All my guests were so impressed with the venue! And Peggy and John Rust are wonderful to work with!
Murray Hill was phenomenal. All my guests were so impressed with the venue! And Peggy and John Rust are wonderful to work Read more...
Murray Hill was phenomenal. All my guests were so impressed with the venue! And Peggy and John Rust are wonderful to work with! Read less
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