130x130 sq 1339530976008 kerstetter0005

Raspberry Plain

Leesburg , VA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

16500 Agape Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176 US (map)

PHONE

703-777-1888

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Raspberry Plain is the perfect setting for intimate events in the Carriage House or grand events in the Mansion. Whether it is for a corporate event, wedding, anniversary or other... Read more
Raspberry Plain is the perfect setting for intimate events in the Carriage House or grand events in the Mansion. Whether it is for a corporate event, wedding, anniversary or other special occasion, all your guests will be welcomed and entertained by our southern charm and hospitality. An event at Raspberry Plain will be memorable and will have guests reminiscing for years to come.

Raspberry Plain, known since 1731, sits on 50 rolling acres overlooking the Catoctin Mountains. Each room has historical and architectural detail and character, which is enhanced by period furnishings and paintings. One of the many highlights of Raspberry Plain is the Grand Conservatory which features a vaulted cathedral ceiling with walls of windows arching at the gables. The estate boasts spectacular formal gardens that are graced by arched boxwoods and breathtaking views of the mountains, pastures and pond. Read less

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1309887655834 picture1
130x130 sq 1309887660826 picture5
130x130 sq 1309887658720 picture3
130x130 sq 1309887659734 picture4
130x130 sq 1309887661949 picture6
130x130 sq 1309887663462 picture7
130x130 sq 1309887657035 picture10
130x130 sq 1339531182444 bethpeter0627
130x130 sq 1309887919552 picture12
130x130 sq 1309887918117 picture11

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

4.1
out of 5.0
4.3/5.0
3.9/5.0
4.3/5.0
4.0/5.0
4.1/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Heather
Wedding:
3/28/2015
4.2/5.0
Raspberry Plain is one of the most beautiful venues I have ever seen. We were married at the end of March 2015, so we knew there could be a chance of bad weather. Although the day was blue sky with a couple of clouds, it was very cold. The venue is so gorgeous inside and out, that getting married inside (our plan B) ending up looking fabulous!
I rented the whole venue for the day, which included the carriage house. I love that I had a whole carriage house for hair and makeup to come to me and my girls. We did have a little plumbing issue which provided to be a little bit of a problem. But Maria and her husband were on it right away.
Maria has a great personality. She really knows how to make you feel like a special bride every time she sees you. We did have a couple of communication issues throughout our time working together. I was also unaware there would be tours during the morning of my wedding, so I felt a little awkward walking around the house half dressed with curlers in my hair in front of strangers. We have also not received our security deposit back since the wedding, which was a month ago.
All in all, the venue is stunning and we couldn't have been happier to get married there!
Raspberry Plain is one of the most beautiful venues I have ever seen. We were married at the end of March 2015, so we knew Read more...
Raspberry Plain is one of the most beautiful venues I have ever seen. We were married at the end of March 2015, so we knew there could be a chance of bad weather. Although the day was blue sky with a couple of clouds, it was very cold. The venue is so gorgeous inside and out, that getting married inside (our plan B) ending up looking fabulous!
I rented the whole venue for the day, which included the carriage house. I love that I had a whole carriage house for hair and makeup to come to me and my girls. We did have a little plumbing issue which provided to be a little bit of a problem. But Maria and her husband were on it right away.
Maria has a great personality. She really knows how to make you feel like a special bride every time she sees you. We did have a couple of communication issues throughout our time working together. I was also unaware there would be tours during the morning of my wedding, so I felt a little awkward walking around the house half dressed with curlers in my hair in front of strangers. We have also not received our security deposit back since the wedding, which was a month ago.
All in all, the venue is stunning and we couldn't have been happier to get married there! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Nicole
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
What a breathtaking venue! Very little needs to be done at Raspberry Plain for a beautiful wedding. Maria and her husband, Brian, were incredibly warm and professional, offering great suggestions to enhance our and our guests’ experience. They allowed us to stay until everyone had a ride back (which ended up being about 30 or so minutes after the end of the reception), allowed us to pick up any leftovers the next day, and allowed me to drop off items and set things up ahead of time. Although I did not hire Maria as a coordinator, she was still at the venue on our wedding day to help out with everything. She really lets you make personal touches at Raspberry Plain for a more welcoming and personal wedding. I do suggest contacting them well ahead of your preferred wedding date, to increase your chances of booking (I booked a little more than one year ahead). I cannot count how many compliments I received for this venue and highly recommend booking your wedding there!
What a breathtaking venue! Very little needs to be done at Raspberry Plain for a beautiful wedding. Maria and her husband, Read more...
What a breathtaking venue! Very little needs to be done at Raspberry Plain for a beautiful wedding. Maria and her husband, Brian, were incredibly warm and professional, offering great suggestions to enhance our and our guests’ experience. They allowed us to stay until everyone had a ride back (which ended up being about 30 or so minutes after the end of the reception), allowed us to pick up any leftovers the next day, and allowed me to drop off items and set things up ahead of time. Although I did not hire Maria as a coordinator, she was still at the venue on our wedding day to help out with everything. She really lets you make personal touches at Raspberry Plain for a more welcoming and personal wedding. I do suggest contacting them well ahead of your preferred wedding date, to increase your chances of booking (I booked a little more than one year ahead). I cannot count how many compliments I received for this venue and highly recommend booking your wedding there! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.0/5.0
I had my ceremony and reception back in September of 2014 and contemplated even writing a review. I chose to write this because If I had of known the stress I had purely from the venue I would have chose elsewhere. I have to say if you are a true detail oriented bride, this venue is not for you. I put so much time into small details for my tables and décor and each time I had questions, it was phrased I shouldn't "stress" myself with that (ex:adding string lights in reception area or curtains going outside for the reception which I ended up being "allowed to do)I also told Maria I didn't think the fake trees in the reception area went with my décor and I was charged 200.00 to have them removed. I also felt the grounds were sub-par at best with high grass in many areas and I had to ask for the windows to be washed.My main problem was the amount of time vendors had to set up. Both my coordinator/photographer/caterer all felt that coming at 3 p.m. for a 5 p.m. wedding wasn't nearly enough time so we had an "exception" made to come at 2(even though I was told this took time away from her kids) and even then my tables were being set up as guests arrived. Because of this I didn't even get a final picture of my tablescapes. I felt for the money paid, we needed more time for set up. To top it off at the end of the evening the owners told my catering company to box up all remaining food for their family which to me is so distasteful.My coordinator then had to explain I wanted the remaining food. All in all we had a beautiful day but my family, friends and coordinator all felt it was harder than it should have been to make things perfect for my day.
I had my ceremony and reception back in September of 2014 and contemplated even writing a review. I chose to write this Read more...
I had my ceremony and reception back in September of 2014 and contemplated even writing a review. I chose to write this because If I had of known the stress I had purely from the venue I would have chose elsewhere. I have to say if you are a true detail oriented bride, this venue is not for you. I put so much time into small details for my tables and décor and each time I had questions, it was phrased I shouldn't "stress" myself with that (ex:adding string lights in reception area or curtains going outside for the reception which I ended up being "allowed to do)I also told Maria I didn't think the fake trees in the reception area went with my décor and I was charged 200.00 to have them removed. I also felt the grounds were sub-par at best with high grass in many areas and I had to ask for the windows to be washed.My main problem was the amount of time vendors had to set up. Both my coordinator/photographer/caterer all felt that coming at 3 p.m. for a 5 p.m. wedding wasn't nearly enough time so we had an "exception" made to come at 2(even though I was told this took time away from her kids) and even then my tables were being set up as guests arrived. Because of this I didn't even get a final picture of my tablescapes. I felt for the money paid, we needed more time for set up. To top it off at the end of the evening the owners told my catering company to box up all remaining food for their family which to me is so distasteful.My coordinator then had to explain I wanted the remaining food. All in all we had a beautiful day but my family, friends and coordinator all felt it was harder than it should have been to make things perfect for my day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Maddie
Wedding:
9/6/2014
4.8/5.0
Raspberry Plain was everything I ever wanted for my wedding venue. The house provides such character and a comfortable setting for guests to socialize. The grounds are breathtaking! The reception room is gorgeous with large windows on three walls so you feel outside and in an open environment but enjoy the comforts of air conditioning. Maria and her staff were a dream to work with.
Raspberry Plain was everything I ever wanted for my wedding venue. The house provides such character and a comfortable Read more...
Raspberry Plain was everything I ever wanted for my wedding venue. The house provides such character and a comfortable setting for guests to socialize. The grounds are breathtaking! The reception room is gorgeous with large windows on three walls so you feel outside and in an open environment but enjoy the comforts of air conditioning. Maria and her staff were a dream to work with. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Frances
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.4/5.0
Maria was very easy to work with, very flexible, and very supportive. She worked closely with our caterer to make sure we could accommodate our guests. At times she was a little slow to reply to emails, but at the end of the day everything came together, went smoothly, and was beautiful. The venue is truly unique, and I cannot count how many people commented about how much they loved the house and the setting.
Maria was very easy to work with, very flexible, and very supportive. She worked closely with our caterer to make sure we Read more...
Maria was very easy to work with, very flexible, and very supportive. She worked closely with our caterer to make sure we could accommodate our guests. At times she was a little slow to reply to emails, but at the end of the day everything came together, went smoothly, and was beautiful. The venue is truly unique, and I cannot count how many people commented about how much they loved the house and the setting. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Chris and Kellie
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Raspberry Plain was a beautiful setting for our reception. At a 190 guests, we were definitely at max capacity particularly given the weather. We were not able to have our cocktail hour outside due to the rain. It got very “cozy” when we had to commandeer the front parlor for wedding party pictures. With all the bodies in close quarters, it did get a bit warm. Then, once we moved to the conservatory, it cooled down quickly which worked for us but I know some guests were cold.

Maria was great to work with. We visited the site several times leading up to the event. She was always warm and welcoming. I expected her to be a bit more hands on given the reviews I read, but she was actually very laid back and hands off. I get the feeling she would have quickly gotten more involved if we didn’t have our act together. I particularly appreciated her desire to help us by sharing her experiences with various vendors to make sure we contracted with only the best. In the end, we picked a couple of vendors that were not on her preferred list which she worked well with.

A couple of things about this venue. First, it is more of a rectangle shape with the dance floor and DJ on one side of the room. A couple of our guests mentioned they couldn’t hear the speeches so be sure to work with your DJ and plan for the acoustics of the room. Our DJ was great and it was actually more that the person talking wasn’t holding the mic close enough. Also, since we had 20 full tables, we realized folks sitting in the far back didn’t always see everything going on. This wasn’t a problem but just something for which to plan. We put our “party people” in the back trusting they would not be left out of the festivities. It is a big room with a ton of natural light but not a lot of light at night. We rented 15 up lights, positioning them on each of the columns in the room. It was gorgeous and created a soft, warm ambience. I couldn’t imagine the room without them.
Raspberry Plain was a beautiful setting for our reception. At a 190 guests, we were definitely at max capacity Read more...
Raspberry Plain was a beautiful setting for our reception. At a 190 guests, we were definitely at max capacity particularly given the weather. We were not able to have our cocktail hour outside due to the rain. It got very “cozy” when we had to commandeer the front parlor for wedding party pictures. With all the bodies in close quarters, it did get a bit warm. Then, once we moved to the conservatory, it cooled down quickly which worked for us but I know some guests were cold.

Maria was great to work with. We visited the site several times leading up to the event. She was always warm and welcoming. I expected her to be a bit more hands on given the reviews I read, but she was actually very laid back and hands off. I get the feeling she would have quickly gotten more involved if we didn’t have our act together. I particularly appreciated her desire to help us by sharing her experiences with various vendors to make sure we contracted with only the best. In the end, we picked a couple of vendors that were not on her preferred list which she worked well with.

A couple of things about this venue. First, it is more of a rectangle shape with the dance floor and DJ on one side of the room. A couple of our guests mentioned they couldn’t hear the speeches so be sure to work with your DJ and plan for the acoustics of the room. Our DJ was great and it was actually more that the person talking wasn’t holding the mic close enough. Also, since we had 20 full tables, we realized folks sitting in the far back didn’t always see everything going on. This wasn’t a problem but just something for which to plan. We put our “party people” in the back trusting they would not be left out of the festivities. It is a big room with a ton of natural light but not a lot of light at night. We rented 15 up lights, positioning them on each of the columns in the room. It was gorgeous and created a soft, warm ambience. I couldn’t imagine the room without them. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Justine
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We has an extremely beautiful wedding at Raspberry Plain. We did the ceremony, cocktail, hours and reception indoors. The venue was beautiful and easily accommodated our 140 guests. Maria is very easy to work with and super accomidating. She made sure that everything went smoothly on our big day, I honestly didn't have to worry about anything that day. We hired her to be our day of coordinator and she took care of everything, we dropped things of the day before at the rehearsal and picked up our packed up car the day after the wedding. If you want to work with someone who will make you feel very special and cared for on your wedding day, you should choose Maria and Raspberry Plain.
We has an extremely beautiful wedding at Raspberry Plain. We did the ceremony, cocktail, hours and reception indoors. The Read more...
We has an extremely beautiful wedding at Raspberry Plain. We did the ceremony, cocktail, hours and reception indoors. The venue was beautiful and easily accommodated our 140 guests. Maria is very easy to work with and super accomidating. She made sure that everything went smoothly on our big day, I honestly didn't have to worry about anything that day. We hired her to be our day of coordinator and she took care of everything, we dropped things of the day before at the rehearsal and picked up our packed up car the day after the wedding. If you want to work with someone who will make you feel very special and cared for on your wedding day, you should choose Maria and Raspberry Plain. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Jessica
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.3/5.0
Absolutely beautiful property and views! My halloween themed wedding was quirky yet classy. Expensive, but if price is not an issue, worth every penny! My best friend and I coordinated everything. Maria still stayed involved to make sure things ran smoothly. She is very detailed oriented and I am sure a bride who wants someone coordinating for them would find Maria very capable. However my reception and ceremony was so nontraditional and relaxed and all about fun. I was able to implement a vision and even use the vendors I dreamed of even though they were not on the list...I believe they have since been added. Pizzeria Moto, Carpe Donut and Maria, thank you for giving my husband and I and all our guests, something we will never forget!
Absolutely beautiful property and views! My halloween themed wedding was quirky yet classy. Expensive, but if price is not Read more...
Absolutely beautiful property and views! My halloween themed wedding was quirky yet classy. Expensive, but if price is not an issue, worth every penny! My best friend and I coordinated everything. Maria still stayed involved to make sure things ran smoothly. She is very detailed oriented and I am sure a bride who wants someone coordinating for them would find Maria very capable. However my reception and ceremony was so nontraditional and relaxed and all about fun. I was able to implement a vision and even use the vendors I dreamed of even though they were not on the list...I believe they have since been added. Pizzeria Moto, Carpe Donut and Maria, thank you for giving my husband and I and all our guests, something we will never forget! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Abby
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love love love Raspberry Plain! We could not have chosen a more beautiful wedding venue. My husband found this place by making a wrong turn and getting lost while trying to find another venue. Needless to say, once he laid eyes on this place, he knew this was it. It was meant to be! Nowhere else compared to Raspberry Plain. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful and surreal the experience was. The scenery is beyond perfect for photos and more importantly sets the most romantic mood and atmosphere. Maria Guerra is so wonderful and personable. She makes you feel like family from day one. She is extremely professional, flexible, and serves as such a great resource because of her extensive experience in the wedding business. All of her recommended vendors were superb and we are so grateful to her. It was sad leaving this place. It was such a magical experience. It was worth every penny. I cannot wait to see our wedding photos!!!
I absolutely love love love Raspberry Plain! We could not have chosen a more beautiful wedding venue. My husband found Read more...
I absolutely love love love Raspberry Plain! We could not have chosen a more beautiful wedding venue. My husband found this place by making a wrong turn and getting lost while trying to find another venue. Needless to say, once he laid eyes on this place, he knew this was it. It was meant to be! Nowhere else compared to Raspberry Plain. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful and surreal the experience was. The scenery is beyond perfect for photos and more importantly sets the most romantic mood and atmosphere. Maria Guerra is so wonderful and personable. She makes you feel like family from day one. She is extremely professional, flexible, and serves as such a great resource because of her extensive experience in the wedding business. All of her recommended vendors were superb and we are so grateful to her. It was sad leaving this place. It was such a magical experience. It was worth every penny. I cannot wait to see our wedding photos!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
M
Wedding:
9/27/2013
4.8/5.0
Beautiful venue! Popular so book way ahead!
Beautiful venue! Popular so book way ahead!
Beautiful venue! Popular so book way ahead! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

MAP

 
16500 Agape Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Raspberry Plain
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1339530976008 kerstetter0005