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Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

Leesburg , VA
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LOCATION

20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, VA US 20175 (map)

PHONE

703-777-3174

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Discover the grace and romance of historic Oatlands on 360 acres featuring a Greek revival mansion and a magnificent four-acre terraced garden. The front lawn of the mansion offers a... Read more
Discover the grace and romance of historic Oatlands on 360 acres featuring a Greek revival mansion and a magnificent four-acre terraced garden. The front lawn of the mansion offers a dramatic location for tented events and weddings. The Carriage House is available for smaller events. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1804
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1804
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Susanna
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We celebrated our rehearsal dinner in the Carriage House at Oatlands. It was just perfect. The location is so beautiful and they are easy to work with.

Would definitely recommend any bride to use them in the future.


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Susanna & David Baxter
We celebrated our rehearsal dinner in the Carriage House at Oatlands. It was just perfect. The location is so beautiful Read more...
We celebrated our rehearsal dinner in the Carriage House at Oatlands. It was just perfect. The location is so beautiful and they are easy to work with.

Would definitely recommend any bride to use them in the future.


Best
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Laura
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Oatlands is a beautiful venue for your wedding! My husband and I fell in love with the venue and booked it over a year in advance. It was exactly what we had envisioned for our wedding reception. We did our cocktail hour in the beautiful, terraced gardens and our reception (180 people) was under a tent on the lawn outside the manor house. When we started the process, Abbey Lupien was the Special Events Manager, but a few months before our wedding Aimee Eddington took over as Special Events Manager with her assistant Rachel Blevins. The change was flawless, which was amazing in itself! Abbey did a great job at the start of the planning and Aimee picked right up where she left off and carried through for a perfectly executed event. Both ladies were flexible, accommodating, and helpful in making our day turn out exactly as we planned. Aimee was really great leading up to the wedding and especially the day of, acting almost like a day of wedding planner and helping everything run smoothly. She and Rachel were there to help with everything from helping us unload our U-Haul with supplies, to setting things up, and managing our various vendors. She even provided a much needed boost of positive encouragement when the weather forecast was showing 40% rain the day before my wedding (and she was right - the rain stayed away!). I was beyond happy with Oatlands as a venue and with Abbey, Aimee, and Rachel as event managers. I would highly recommend this venue for your wedding day!
Oatlands is a beautiful venue for your wedding! My husband and I fell in love with the venue and booked it over a year in Read more...
Oatlands is a beautiful venue for your wedding! My husband and I fell in love with the venue and booked it over a year in advance. It was exactly what we had envisioned for our wedding reception. We did our cocktail hour in the beautiful, terraced gardens and our reception (180 people) was under a tent on the lawn outside the manor house. When we started the process, Abbey Lupien was the Special Events Manager, but a few months before our wedding Aimee Eddington took over as Special Events Manager with her assistant Rachel Blevins. The change was flawless, which was amazing in itself! Abbey did a great job at the start of the planning and Aimee picked right up where she left off and carried through for a perfectly executed event. Both ladies were flexible, accommodating, and helpful in making our day turn out exactly as we planned. Aimee was really great leading up to the wedding and especially the day of, acting almost like a day of wedding planner and helping everything run smoothly. She and Rachel were there to help with everything from helping us unload our U-Haul with supplies, to setting things up, and managing our various vendors. She even provided a much needed boost of positive encouragement when the weather forecast was showing 40% rain the day before my wedding (and she was right - the rain stayed away!). I was beyond happy with Oatlands as a venue and with Abbey, Aimee, and Rachel as event managers. I would highly recommend this venue for your wedding day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I don't know where to begin! My wedding at Oatlands was beyond fabulous, and it would not have come together so smoothly without the help of Abbey Lupien. Abbey was friendly, responsive and super helpful throughout the planning process. As a Virginia native, I can't imagine a more beautiful location for a wedding than Oatlands Plantation. Thank you Oatlands!
I don't know where to begin! My wedding at Oatlands was beyond fabulous, and it would not have come together so smoothly Read more...
I don't know where to begin! My wedding at Oatlands was beyond fabulous, and it would not have come together so smoothly without the help of Abbey Lupien. Abbey was friendly, responsive and super helpful throughout the planning process. As a Virginia native, I can't imagine a more beautiful location for a wedding than Oatlands Plantation. Thank you Oatlands! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Oatlands is the most beautiful wedding venue!!!! We visited about 5 venues in total - and we knew that Oatlands was the one from the moment we set foot. (even in the dead of winter). We just knew how gorgeous it would be for a September wedding....AND IT WAS! All of our guests commented on how amazingly beautiful the venue/gardens were. We couldn't be more pleased. Our photos are AMAZING due to the wonderful backdrop that Oatlands provides....the options are endless for great photography! Working with Abbey was such a breeze - she was one of the best vendors we worked with and we felt calm knowing that Abbey would ensure everything was taken care of. She even replied to my email that I sent the day of the wedding! We highly recommend Oatlands - and if you visit you'll see why. Truly stunning, romantic, classy.... Oatlands is a show stopper.
Oatlands is the most beautiful wedding venue!!!! We visited about 5 venues in total - and we knew that Oatlands was the Read more...
Oatlands is the most beautiful wedding venue!!!! We visited about 5 venues in total - and we knew that Oatlands was the one from the moment we set foot. (even in the dead of winter). We just knew how gorgeous it would be for a September wedding....AND IT WAS! All of our guests commented on how amazingly beautiful the venue/gardens were. We couldn't be more pleased. Our photos are AMAZING due to the wonderful backdrop that Oatlands provides....the options are endless for great photography! Working with Abbey was such a breeze - she was one of the best vendors we worked with and we felt calm knowing that Abbey would ensure everything was taken care of. She even replied to my email that I sent the day of the wedding! We highly recommend Oatlands - and if you visit you'll see why. Truly stunning, romantic, classy.... Oatlands is a show stopper. Read less
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Cate
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I had dreamed of getting married at Oatlands for an embarrassing amount of time. When I was little, my parents took my sister & I for a tour, and we spent what seemed like hours exploring & playing hide-and-go-seek in the gardens, so I was hooked early on. When my now-husband & I got engaged, we looked at a few other venues just to be sure, but knew Oatlands was definitely 'the place'. The gardens are amazing, the historic house is great for touring, and the tent reception is pretty magical being surrounded by the rolling hills of Leesburg. We were 'lucky' to have rain on our wedding day, so we needed to move the ceremony & cocktail hour under the tent. While I was a bit disappointed, everything was executed seamlessly, and our guests still had an amazing time. Abbey worked with my mom more than me since I live & work in NY, although my mom loves her & from my interactions she was great. She is so sweet, very quick to respond to any questions/comments, and open to any thoughts we had - all very important when working with a venues' coordinator! I can't imagine a more perfect place for a beautiful Virginia wedding!
I had dreamed of getting married at Oatlands for an embarrassing amount of time. When I was little, my parents took my Read more...
I had dreamed of getting married at Oatlands for an embarrassing amount of time. When I was little, my parents took my sister & I for a tour, and we spent what seemed like hours exploring & playing hide-and-go-seek in the gardens, so I was hooked early on. When my now-husband & I got engaged, we looked at a few other venues just to be sure, but knew Oatlands was definitely 'the place'. The gardens are amazing, the historic house is great for touring, and the tent reception is pretty magical being surrounded by the rolling hills of Leesburg. We were 'lucky' to have rain on our wedding day, so we needed to move the ceremony & cocktail hour under the tent. While I was a bit disappointed, everything was executed seamlessly, and our guests still had an amazing time. Abbey worked with my mom more than me since I live & work in NY, although my mom loves her & from my interactions she was great. She is so sweet, very quick to respond to any questions/comments, and open to any thoughts we had - all very important when working with a venues' coordinator! I can't imagine a more perfect place for a beautiful Virginia wedding! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Oatlands House and Gardens was the most perfect venue to host our September wedding. It was everything that my (now) husband and I were looking for when we started planning our wedding a year prior. Abbey and her staff were very personable, professional and responsive through the entire planning process. At the time of contract, she provided a recommended vendor list to us; however, due to exclusive vendor agreements with Oatlands, we were required to choose a caterer, party rental equipment vendor, and temporary toilet facilities vendor from the list. With our guest count of 200, we had to contract a specific size tent, and dance floor to accommodate the size. Additionally, we were required to purchase wedding insurance. Abbey worked with our vendors in the last few weeks before the wedding to ensure proper communication, schedule, and delivery of rental equipment. If you are a future bride searching for a venue to host a large wedding ceremony and reception (outdoors), Oatlands is the venue!
*We had the most beautiful wedding - It was truly a magical day*
Oatlands House and Gardens was the most perfect venue to host our September wedding. It was everything that my (now) Read more...
Oatlands House and Gardens was the most perfect venue to host our September wedding. It was everything that my (now) husband and I were looking for when we started planning our wedding a year prior. Abbey and her staff were very personable, professional and responsive through the entire planning process. At the time of contract, she provided a recommended vendor list to us; however, due to exclusive vendor agreements with Oatlands, we were required to choose a caterer, party rental equipment vendor, and temporary toilet facilities vendor from the list. With our guest count of 200, we had to contract a specific size tent, and dance floor to accommodate the size. Additionally, we were required to purchase wedding insurance. Abbey worked with our vendors in the last few weeks before the wedding to ensure proper communication, schedule, and delivery of rental equipment. If you are a future bride searching for a venue to host a large wedding ceremony and reception (outdoors), Oatlands is the venue!
*We had the most beautiful wedding - It was truly a magical day* Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Oatlands was such a dream wedding location! It is absolutely stunning. I felt like I was a princess getting married there! There are SO many places for pictures and lots of things for the guests to do during cocktail hour instead of only just eat and drink such as tours of the mansion and gardens. We got married in June so the gardens were looking absolutely gorgeous. The wedding coordinator is Abbey and she is such a doll. She is very on top of things and super helfup with anything you might need. I would definitely recommend this venue!
Oatlands was such a dream wedding location! It is absolutely stunning. I felt like I was a princess getting married there! Read more...
Oatlands was such a dream wedding location! It is absolutely stunning. I felt like I was a princess getting married there! There are SO many places for pictures and lots of things for the guests to do during cocktail hour instead of only just eat and drink such as tours of the mansion and gardens. We got married in June so the gardens were looking absolutely gorgeous. The wedding coordinator is Abbey and she is such a doll. She is very on top of things and super helfup with anything you might need. I would definitely recommend this venue! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue is absolutely gorgeous!! The perfect place to have a wedding!! Abbey was very helpful and accommodating with all of our questions and concerns.
This venue is absolutely gorgeous!! The perfect place to have a wedding!! Abbey was very helpful and accommodating with Read more...
This venue is absolutely gorgeous!! The perfect place to have a wedding!! Abbey was very helpful and accommodating with all of our questions and concerns. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Our coordinator at Oatlands was Abbey and she was absolutely amazing. From the random questions I would throw at her, to the day of our wedding itself, Abbey was nothing less than incredibly helpful and pleasant to talk to-- not to mention reassuring and accommodating. My husband and I often talk about how we would love to do the day all over again, because it simply went smoothly. Hands down best day of my life, and Abbey was a big part of that. I didn't have to worry about a thing, and my husband and I were quite grateful for that.
Our coordinator at Oatlands was Abbey and she was absolutely amazing. From the random questions I would throw at her, to Read more...
Our coordinator at Oatlands was Abbey and she was absolutely amazing. From the random questions I would throw at her, to the day of our wedding itself, Abbey was nothing less than incredibly helpful and pleasant to talk to-- not to mention reassuring and accommodating. My husband and I often talk about how we would love to do the day all over again, because it simply went smoothly. Hands down best day of my life, and Abbey was a big part of that. I didn't have to worry about a thing, and my husband and I were quite grateful for that. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Oatlands was a fantastic place for our wedding. Katherine and Abby worked with us through all the details, called our vendors to confirm details and were great. I highly recommend Oatlands!
Oatlands was a fantastic place for our wedding. Katherine and Abby worked with us through all the details, called our Read more...
Oatlands was a fantastic place for our wedding. Katherine and Abby worked with us through all the details, called our vendors to confirm details and were great. I highly recommend Oatlands! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception at Oatlands. We got SO many compliments on the venue. The mansion is beautiful, the grounds are beautiful, the VIEW from the grounds is beautiful, and it felt pretty awesome to get married somewhere with so much history. Our guests loved the tours of the house during cocktail hour. Katherine Farley was a pleasure to work with -- very on top of things, and she knows how to work with brides who are stressing out the week of their wedding! I highly recommend Oatlands.
I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception at Oatlands. We got SO many compliments on the venue. The mansion is Read more...
I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception at Oatlands. We got SO many compliments on the venue. The mansion is beautiful, the grounds are beautiful, the VIEW from the grounds is beautiful, and it felt pretty awesome to get married somewhere with so much history. Our guests loved the tours of the house during cocktail hour. Katherine Farley was a pleasure to work with -- very on top of things, and she knows how to work with brides who are stressing out the week of their wedding! I highly recommend Oatlands. Read less
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Judy and Carl
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful venue for a wedding. Katherine and her staff were great in assisting our wedding planner. The gardens are lovely and everyone attending the wedding loved the area.
This is a beautiful venue for a wedding. Katherine and her staff were great in assisting our wedding planner. The gardens Read more...
This is a beautiful venue for a wedding. Katherine and her staff were great in assisting our wedding planner. The gardens are lovely and everyone attending the wedding loved the area. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Oatlands Plantation is a simply beautiful venue. The gardens are stunning and my daughters wedding could not have been more perfect. We were most fortunate to have absolutely great weather; sunny and not too hot, which certainly was a plus and made both the ceremony and reception very pleasant. The ceremony was held in the lower garden, which is so lovely with it's gazebo, perfect for the strings players! The reception was held in the the upper gardens which very nicely accommodated all 170 of our guests. Tours of the mansion were available during the reception. Dinner and dancing was under the tent, beautifully situated outside the gardens, in front of the mansion. Katherine Farley of Oatlands was wonderful to work with and she was always helpful and responsive. She was on site during the wedding and we were confident that everything was going to run smoothly. She was also helpful in suggesting our wedding planner, True Wedding Events, and between the two of them, my daughters wedding truely was perfect. I would hightly recommend Oatlands as a venue. It lends itself to an elegant, beautiful wedding.
Oatlands Plantation is a simply beautiful venue. The gardens are stunning and my daughters wedding could not have been Read more...
Oatlands Plantation is a simply beautiful venue. The gardens are stunning and my daughters wedding could not have been more perfect. We were most fortunate to have absolutely great weather; sunny and not too hot, which certainly was a plus and made both the ceremony and reception very pleasant. The ceremony was held in the lower garden, which is so lovely with it's gazebo, perfect for the strings players! The reception was held in the the upper gardens which very nicely accommodated all 170 of our guests. Tours of the mansion were available during the reception. Dinner and dancing was under the tent, beautifully situated outside the gardens, in front of the mansion. Katherine Farley of Oatlands was wonderful to work with and she was always helpful and responsive. She was on site during the wedding and we were confident that everything was going to run smoothly. She was also helpful in suggesting our wedding planner, True Wedding Events, and between the two of them, my daughters wedding truely was perfect. I would hightly recommend Oatlands as a venue. It lends itself to an elegant, beautiful wedding. Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
This is the most beautiful venue. We got so many complements on how pretty and elegant Oatlands was. Kathryn and her team were so accommodating and sweet. They couldn't have been nicer or more enthusiastic. Note that it may get hot. The weather was perfect for us but if it was any hotter, it would have been uncomfortable- but this is true with any outdoor location. At least this one is breathtaking
This is the most beautiful venue. We got so many complements on how pretty and elegant Oatlands was. Kathryn and her team Read more...
This is the most beautiful venue. We got so many complements on how pretty and elegant Oatlands was. Kathryn and her team were so accommodating and sweet. They couldn't have been nicer or more enthusiastic. Note that it may get hot. The weather was perfect for us but if it was any hotter, it would have been uncomfortable- but this is true with any outdoor location. At least this one is breathtaking Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Oatlands is absolutely amazing. The weather was perfect and everyone told me over and over how beautiful the gardens were for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The reception on the lawn was breathtaking, especially at night when it lit up the lawn!!
Oatlands is absolutely amazing. The weather was perfect and everyone told me over and over how beautiful the gardens were Read more...
Oatlands is absolutely amazing. The weather was perfect and everyone told me over and over how beautiful the gardens were for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The reception on the lawn was breathtaking, especially at night when it lit up the lawn!! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Oatlands wedding coordinators, Katherine Farley and Susan Wight, know how to throw a wedding. They were very responsive to our many questions and helped us plan the perfect wedding. Oatlands Plantation is such a beautiful setting to begin with, but having Katherine and Susan around to make sure everything goes smoothly was such a bonus.
Oatlands wedding coordinators, Katherine Farley and Susan Wight, know how to throw a wedding. They were very responsive to Read more...
Oatlands wedding coordinators, Katherine Farley and Susan Wight, know how to throw a wedding. They were very responsive to our many questions and helped us plan the perfect wedding. Oatlands Plantation is such a beautiful setting to begin with, but having Katherine and Susan around to make sure everything goes smoothly was such a bonus. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/27/2008
5.0/5.0
This is possibly the most beautiful place in Virginia to get married. Katherine Farley was great to work with. The garden is beautiful. It really cut down the floral cost!
This is possibly the most beautiful place in Virginia to get married. Katherine Farley was great to work with. The garden Read more...
This is possibly the most beautiful place in Virginia to get married. Katherine Farley was great to work with. The garden is beautiful. It really cut down the floral cost! Read less
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Tandy
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.7/5.0
This venue is absolutely GORGEOUS! I had so many comments about this place. Katherine was a great person to work with. She was very flexible and made the wedding planning go very smoothly.
This venue is absolutely GORGEOUS! I had so many comments about this place. Katherine was a great person to work with. She Read more...
This venue is absolutely GORGEOUS! I had so many comments about this place. Katherine was a great person to work with. She was very flexible and made the wedding planning go very smoothly. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.7/5.0
Oatlands is one of the most gorgeous outdoor venues in the area. I immediately fell in love with the property and knew I had to be married there. Katherine was wonderful to work with, very personable and organized. If you are looking to have an outdoor wedding, check this place out, you'll love it!
Oatlands is one of the most gorgeous outdoor venues in the area. I immediately fell in love with the property and knew I Read more...
Oatlands is one of the most gorgeous outdoor venues in the area. I immediately fell in love with the property and knew I had to be married there. Katherine was wonderful to work with, very personable and organized. If you are looking to have an outdoor wedding, check this place out, you'll love it! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.4/5.0
Oatlands Plantation was the first and only location I visted before deciding this was where I wanted to get married. Regardless of the season, this property is absolutely amazing- I've seen it decorated for Christmas, covered in snow, on warm/sunny spring days... It began to rain 30 minutes before our garden ceremony was to begin, the staff was flexible with my request to call a rain delay and then helped our caterers/planner dry off seats for our guests! I cannot say this enough- the grounds are beautiful! This place is to die for!
Oatlands Plantation was the first and only location I visted before deciding this was where I wanted to get married. Read more...
Oatlands Plantation was the first and only location I visted before deciding this was where I wanted to get married. Regardless of the season, this property is absolutely amazing- I've seen it decorated for Christmas, covered in snow, on warm/sunny spring days... It began to rain 30 minutes before our garden ceremony was to begin, the staff was flexible with my request to call a rain delay and then helped our caterers/planner dry off seats for our guests! I cannot say this enough- the grounds are beautiful! This place is to die for! Read less
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Corey
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.2/5.0
The wedding was amazing. Oatlands is just gorgeous! They are quick to respond to emails and answer question. My only problem-- which is basically the same problem I had with every single person in the wedding business-- is that when things don't go according to the plan, everyone stands around like deer in headlights. I think that they should probably have walkie-talkies for vendors to use at the event since the space is big. It was hard to communicate and troubleshoot with people scattered throughout the large venue. Keep in mind the vendors don't know each other well (or at all) so saving cell phone numbers every weekend and remembering new names doesnt seem feasible. I think that if the Oatlands staff member, the caterer's head staff member, and my wedding coordinator all had walkie-talkies it would have been easier. As for value, DC is just expensive. That's not really a reflection of the venue, though.
The wedding was amazing. Oatlands is just gorgeous! They are quick to respond to emails and answer question. My only Read more...
The wedding was amazing. Oatlands is just gorgeous! They are quick to respond to emails and answer question. My only problem-- which is basically the same problem I had with every single person in the wedding business-- is that when things don't go according to the plan, everyone stands around like deer in headlights. I think that they should probably have walkie-talkies for vendors to use at the event since the space is big. It was hard to communicate and troubleshoot with people scattered throughout the large venue. Keep in mind the vendors don't know each other well (or at all) so saving cell phone numbers every weekend and remembering new names doesnt seem feasible. I think that if the Oatlands staff member, the caterer's head staff member, and my wedding coordinator all had walkie-talkies it would have been easier. As for value, DC is just expensive. That's not really a reflection of the venue, though. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/5/2009
4.2/5.0
Absolutely the most GORGEOUS location. It was the wedding venue of my dreams! One of the only downsides to Oatlands is that you are required to choose a caterer from a select list. While this can be limiting, it can also be helpful in that it narrows your choices in an industry where there seem to be a million caterers per city block. Another limiting factor is that you are required to use Oatlands' selected vendor for the reception tent - Select Event Rentals. Select was easy to work with, but seemed rather overpriced. Katherine Farley, the events coordinator at Oatlands, was extremely helpful at the rehearsal and wedding day - she helped to coordinate everything and definitely knew what she was doing. She made the day less stressful for me! Another major plus of Oatlands - the site rental fee is 80% tax deductible! I recommend this venue 100%.
Absolutely the most GORGEOUS location. It was the wedding venue of my dreams! One of the only downsides to Oatlands is Read more...
Absolutely the most GORGEOUS location. It was the wedding venue of my dreams! One of the only downsides to Oatlands is that you are required to choose a caterer from a select list. While this can be limiting, it can also be helpful in that it narrows your choices in an industry where there seem to be a million caterers per city block. Another limiting factor is that you are required to use Oatlands' selected vendor for the reception tent - Select Event Rentals. Select was easy to work with, but seemed rather overpriced. Katherine Farley, the events coordinator at Oatlands, was extremely helpful at the rehearsal and wedding day - she helped to coordinate everything and definitely knew what she was doing. She made the day less stressful for me! Another major plus of Oatlands - the site rental fee is 80% tax deductible! I recommend this venue 100%. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.1/5.0
The venue was absolutely beautiful! There are some fairly strict limitations as to what you can do, i.e., you must use a single tent vendor, but the overall experience was excellent! The event coordinator was absolutely EXCELLENT to work with!!
The venue was absolutely beautiful! There are some fairly strict limitations as to what you can do, i.e., you must use a Read more...
The venue was absolutely beautiful! There are some fairly strict limitations as to what you can do, i.e., you must use a single tent vendor, but the overall experience was excellent! The event coordinator was absolutely EXCELLENT to work with!! Read less
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WeLoveJesus
Wedding:
8/9/2008
4.0/5.0
This venue for our ceremony was beyond our expectations. It was like a dream the day of our wedding, the weather was perfect and all of the flowers at Oatlands were in bloom. I would just say that the coordinators at this venue were a little difficult to reach at times, but their professionalism exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend this venue to others. It is such an amazing place, i would compare this place to the Garden of Eden!!
This venue for our ceremony was beyond our expectations. It was like a dream the day of our wedding, the weather was Read more...
This venue for our ceremony was beyond our expectations. It was like a dream the day of our wedding, the weather was perfect and all of the flowers at Oatlands were in bloom. I would just say that the coordinators at this venue were a little difficult to reach at times, but their professionalism exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend this venue to others. It is such an amazing place, i would compare this place to the Garden of Eden!! Read less
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Miriam
Wedding:
9/13/2015
1.4/5.0
We have been working with Andrea on planning out our wedding for the past two weeks. We went and did a site visit with Doug -- who was absolutely wonderful and incredibly friendly -- and he told us to contact Andrea once she was back from vacation. When we were finally able to get in touch with her (we left her a message the day she got back, and it took her two days to respond), she offered us a price for the mansion lawn, and then asked us to send over information we had collected on other sites we were considering so that she could work on re-pricing, hinting that if we sent over this information, she would be open to further price negotiation.

When we got back in touch with her, she decided that because she already had a wedding booked on the Mansion lawn the day before ours (we plan to marry on a Sunday), she was going to take the lawn (which she had already priced for us) off the table because she wants weddings to be held at the new pavilion being constructed out of old tennis courts off to the side of the property. While we understand that she is trying to promote a new reception site that she's building, when we saw it, it was still unfinished, and there were no bathroom solutions for elderly guests who have trouble walking up and down hills. Also, from what we could tell, you couldn't really see the house or the view from the new pavilion, so what's the point of spending close to $8,000 to be there?

Ultimately, Andrea was very unprofessional and, quite frankly, rude. Unfortunately, she's the person you've got to go through to plan a wedding.
We have been working with Andrea on planning out our wedding for the past two weeks. We went and did a site visit with Read more...
We have been working with Andrea on planning out our wedding for the past two weeks. We went and did a site visit with Doug -- who was absolutely wonderful and incredibly friendly -- and he told us to contact Andrea once she was back from vacation. When we were finally able to get in touch with her (we left her a message the day she got back, and it took her two days to respond), she offered us a price for the mansion lawn, and then asked us to send over information we had collected on other sites we were considering so that she could work on re-pricing, hinting that if we sent over this information, she would be open to further price negotiation.

When we got back in touch with her, she decided that because she already had a wedding booked on the Mansion lawn the day before ours (we plan to marry on a Sunday), she was going to take the lawn (which she had already priced for us) off the table because she wants weddings to be held at the new pavilion being constructed out of old tennis courts off to the side of the property. While we understand that she is trying to promote a new reception site that she's building, when we saw it, it was still unfinished, and there were no bathroom solutions for elderly guests who have trouble walking up and down hills. Also, from what we could tell, you couldn't really see the house or the view from the new pavilion, so what's the point of spending close to $8,000 to be there?

Ultimately, Andrea was very unprofessional and, quite frankly, rude. Unfortunately, she's the person you've got to go through to plan a wedding. Read less
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