Black Horse Inn
For a wedding to remember - it is without hesitation that I recommend the Black Horse Inn. From wedding planning to excellent lodging accommodations - the Black Horse Inn delivered. The attention to detail, managing the event and the relaxing atmosphere provided by the staff is commendable. My daughters wedding was a top notch event and we are extremely grateful to the Black Horse. Lynn the proprietor of the Inn and wedding consultant, ensured that we had an excellent wedding weekend, beginning with afternoon tea on Friday through sunrise service on Easter Sunday. Her coordination and management of the wedding team consisting of 1st rate vendors (all recommended by Lynn) allowed for a flawless execution of the wedding ceremony.
I am confident in saying that my daughter was the calmest bride in history and it is all due to the staff at the Black Horse, taking the worry out of wedding plan.
We recently were married at the Blackhorse Inn in Warrenton, VA. My wife and I are both people that enjoy the outdoors and the beauty that Virginia has to offer and could not imagine being married in a hotel ballroom. We were looking at places to spend a nice night together after the wedding and after speaking to Lynn we decided to get married at the Blackhorse also. There are multiple locations there to find a great place for your perfect wedding. We wanted a small intimate wedding and to be honest, we could not have been happier at the outcome and the service that was provided for us. Not only is it a great venue for a wedding but it is also a great place to spend a nice weekend together. Fortunately, we were able to accomplish both!
The wedding at Black Horse Inn was fantastic! Beautiful location, friendly staff...perfect!
The Black Horse Inn is a spectacular venue for a wedding and Lynn and her staff were there to make sure that everything was perfect. They truly focused on all of the details and were there to make sure that our wedding went smoothly, looked beautiful and was truly perfect!
The Black Horse Inn was the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony and reception. Lyn, the owner of the Black Horse Inn, was very professional, friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, and so many other positive things. The actual property is beautiful, with rolling hills in the background and horses in the fields, it's a perfect setting for a wedding. You won't be disappointed if you choose the Black Horse Inn for your wedding.
The Black Horse Inn provided the absolute best venue for my wedding. The weather was perfect, so we had our autumn wedding outside at the gazebo. The setting was extremely intimate and was the perfect size for my 130 guest wedding. We hired an outside horse and carriage, and the path leading up to the ceremony area made of a stunning setting as the bride and father rolled up. The courtyard cocktail area was the best setting for us to enjoy a cocktail hour prior to the reception. The Gilded Fox ballroom was a great setting for our reception as well. We had 12 tables, 1 sweetheart table, and a large 7 piece band and we still had enough room for a poppin' dance floor!
Our wedding at the Black Horse Inn could not have gone better. We were able to secure the whole property from Friday through Sunday, which made a huge difference when compared to other venues expecting you to rush in and rush out so they can get the next wedding done. The Inn was personal and charming, and it welcomed all our family wholeheartedly. Its setting can only be described as idylic, and its history makes it even more attractive. For these key reasons, along with its fabulous onsite reception facilities, and amazing staff, it provides what I believe to be the best combination of amenities available.
Lynn is one of the most amazing event professionals I have ever worked with, and I have worked with many different vendors and locations planning events for my company. She is attentive and focused on every last detail. She seamlessly coordinates with your vendors, so even when there could be inclement weather, a guest who has trouble moving around the property, a special request from an inn guest, or any other issues that may arise, they are handled quickly and, most importantly, without adding to the stress of an already busy day.
It turns out we didn't need any contingency plans, as the weather was a perfect fall day, there was ample care given to everything from guest movement around the property and the overall schedule, to bathroom and room accessibility for guests with special needs. We have looked back and asked if there were any improvements we could envision, but honestly can find none.
Our wedding weekend was perfect and stress-free. Anyone considering this venue can feel confident that their event will achieve equal perfection. It is simply the choice for the wedding of your dreams.
My husband and I really had the picture perfect wedding at the Black Horse Inn! From beginning to end, it was a great experience working with the owner, Lynn, and her staff. To start, my husband and I fell in love with this place immediately when we toured the venue. The pictures on their website really do not do it justice. This historic inn and its setting are just gorgeous - from each room being unique and having its own character and charm, to the beautiful Gilded Fox reception ballroom, to the peaceful surroundings and friendly horses. One of the things that we really loved about this venue was that it had so many different areas around the property for various events of the wedding that it gave us multiple options on how to do things, and no option was less desirable than the next.
We rented the entire Black Horse Inn from Friday through Sunday. All of our family and wedding party that stayed on-site with us were really impressed and loved the venue as well. We pretty much had full access to the entire Inn like it was our own home for the weekend. It was a very homey and cozy place for us all to be together during the weekend and enjoy one another’s company. The breakfasts that were provided by the Inn were also very hearty and tasty.
Lynn was a pleasure to work with. She was always very helpful and responsive to my questions and concerns, and her staff was equally attentive. When our officiator got lost during the wedding rehearsal, Lynn took over and made sure that the rehearsal was a productive one. On the wedding day, Lynn was our day-of coordinator and did an excellent job and we really did not have to worry about a thing. She made it very easy and I have to say that our wedding went as smooth and well as we ever could have hoped for. She even helped to lure her three horses over to the fence so the guests could feed/touch them! The Black Horse Inn gave us unforgettable memories and will always hold a special place in our hearts!
My daughter's wedding at Black Horse was ideal! The Inn was so homey and comfortable, our arriving family and friends commented that they felt they were visiting our home! The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the bathrobes an added plus that we took full advantage of, after the wedding, to sit around in the living room and chat until the wee hours. Breakfasts were delicious and beautifully served. The grounds were peaceful and restful, and photographed just beautifully. The entire staff did their best to make us feel welcome and at home.
This is the best wedding venue I have ever been to. And I am not just saying this because this is where I had my wedding last week. The grounds are magnificant, the reception area is magical, and the owner Lynn is a gem. She makes sure your wedding is planned so perfectly, you would think you were Cinderella by the end of the evening being whisked away by your prince. And that's just the wedding. My family couldn't have been more pleased staying in the inn after the wedding. The inn has so much history and is so perfect in its own right. The staff is perfect and your morning breakfast is cooked by the best of the best.
Wow! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue and the staff! The owner, Lynn and all of her staff were an absolute joy to work with. The attention to detail was impecible. Everyone was always so warm, welcoming and professional. The rooms were all beautiful and the breakfast for us and our bridal party was lovely. Lynn was always in communication with me about all the details for our wedding. Two weeks before the wedding we had a very detailed walk-through and it was such an incredible relief to know that Lynn had everything covered. She had all the contact info for our vendors and made sure that everything came together smoothly the day of the wedding. During my planning I came across some not so friendly vendors but Lynn and everyone at the Black Horse were like family taking care of you with a constant smile on their faces! I cried when we had to leave. And I haven't even mentioned the facilities! The grounds are absolutely breathtaking! Beautifully manicured grass, mature trees, the historic inn and the horses in the pasture were an amazing backdrop for our wedding. The reception hall is perfectly elegant with hardwood floors, a stone fireplace and 360 degrees of windows overlooking the grounds. I absolutley recommend this venue to brides and to vacationers that want to stay at a beautiful bed and breakfast. Love Love Love the Black Horse Inn!!!
This is an outstanding venue. Lynn, Joyce, Carrie and Pam made this entire event very special for us. They went above and beyond with all the details. We did not have to worry about a single thing on the day of the wedding. I highly recommend this venue if you are planning a wedding or any event in the near future.
Black Horse Inn was a spectacular venue for a wedding. The facility is beautiful and it was wonderful for the wedding party to all stay there to visit and get ready together. Lynn was great and Joyce was awesome.
the best decision we made was choosing this venue. The venue is so beautiful and the staff so kind and helpful, that it will simply make other things work too. Lynn has also been very kind, responsive and helpful. One suggestion, choose one of their preferred vendors and save yourself a great deal of trouble. We wanted to go with a different vendor and although Lynn was so helpful, professional and doing her best to coordinate all the details with the vendor, at the end luckily we realized we are better off with one of their vendors, and it was a very wise decision that made our wedding day absolutely stress-free. We had a blast, and all the guests loved them. You won't go wrong with the BHI.
Lynn and her team did a phenomenal job. The setting was stunning, the rooms were perfect... it was so woderful to have both families together for the full weekend. Lynn paid attention to every aspect down to the finest details, like champagne and chocolates in the room, and even some extra champagne for my birthday! I am very thankful for Lynn and the Black Horse Inn for making our wedding weekend one that we will always remember, and I would highly recommend the Black Horse Inn to any couple that wants a spectacularly beautiful countryside wedding.
Lynn Pirozzoli, owner of Black Horse Inn, is a consummate and experienced professional. Her venue is absolutely stunning, even in late November. Black Horse Inn is elegant and classy with numerous options for an indoor or outdoor wedding. The Gilded Fox, the rolling hills and the Manor House make for gorgeous backdrops for wedding pictures. The real value of Black Horse Inn is Lynn herself. From day one, she instills the utmost confidence, provides you with a timeline for the big day bringing an immediate sense of calm and coordination, list of trust worthy vendors, listens well, detail oriented, and does everything she can to accommodate your wishes to ensure your dream wedding comes true. Lynn's staff is equally gracious attending to your every need. Absolutely perfect venue and staff! We were so happy with our wedding we went back the next day to say thank you to Lynn & give her a big hug!
I was married at the Black Horse Inn on November 12, 2011. If I were able to rate it higher than five stars, I would!
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Inn and had the entire, beautiful location booked (including all the guest rooms) for the entire weekend. Having the option of our closest friends and family stay there with us was one of the things that made it a truly special event.
The weekend started Friday evening with a fun wedding rehearsal, which Lynn (the owner) and her staff attended. It was clear from the start that they were absolutely fantastic, experienced professionals who worked patiently with our group and kept us on schedule (not an easy feat!). Our wedding ceremony took place in front of the gorgeous gazebo, with the tall old trees (full of lively chirping birds) as a backdrop. Lynn and her staff coordinated the seating of the families and timing of the wedding party and myself with perfect precision and everything went off without any glitches! After the ceremony, all the guests moved to the tented patio for the cocktail hour while we took pictures and then it was on to the Gilded Fox (the Inn's reception hall) for the reception, dinner, and dancing! All of the facilities are simply stunning, day or night!
I can't say enough about how helpful and attentive Lynn and her staff was. Special kudos go to Joyce, who, in the midst of EVERYTHING else we had going on, remembered to deliver a special note from me to my parents' guestroom during the reception so they would receive it at the end of the evening. From our first meeting with Lynn (7 months before the wedding) until it was all over, she was a fantastic resource and one of the most organized people I've ever worked with. They took care of all the details, including contacting all of my vendors so I didn't have to worry about any of it on the day of the wedding!
It has now been about six weeks since the wedding and people are still talking about how wonderful the Inn was...including, but not limited to, the delicious breakfasts, the comfy sitting areas where guests could just sit and talk, the friendly, attentive staff, and the beautiful decor and landscape. I would highly recommend the Black Horse Inn if you are looking for a truly special (and not just a cookie-cutter) wedding...
Lynn and the Black Horse team are fantastic! The venue itself is absolutely stunning. Most of our guests couldn't believe how stunning the venue is once you are live and in person (the website doesn't do it justice). It is pricey, so be prepared, but keep in mind that the venue is yours for the entire weekend. How else could you get your whole family (both sides) in one place at one time, all to yourself.
The housekeeper and grounds staff went out of their way to ensure our family (and US) had a fantastic experience.The food the ladies fixed was delicious, they were always willing to find us something to eat, drink, extra towels, I mean they just went out of their way.
The only reason I gave 4.5 stars on Value, I would have liked to have additional King beds. I know the rooms are a bit smaller b/c its a beautiful old mansion. But my father is 6'4, my husband's father is 6'3, and my BIL is 6'3, so there just weren't enough big beds to go around. They made do though, no biggie. :)
Like I said before, the Black Horse is wonderful. Lynn is a kindred spirit (we both may be the most organized women on the planet) and has this down to a science. She knows timing, she knows placement, she knows what people are going to like, what they aren't going to like, its really absolutely wonderful and I would recommend holding your wedding there to anyone.
The Black Horse Inn was a beautiful location for our wedding. In addition to the unique venue, the staff catered to our needs and made our special event really memorable!
Lynn and all of the Black Horse Inn staff were amazing! They helped us plan and organize our wedding and reception, and really were the driving force behind the success of our wedding weekend. Throughout the planning process they were extremely helpful, providing lists of preferred vendors, information and ideas about wedding ceremonies, receptions, etc. On our wedding weekend, Lynn and all of the staff were a huge help to me in getting all of our attendants and family members organized for the reception and on the day of the wedding. Plus, the inn and grounds are absolutely gorgeous, and the staff make all guests feel at home. I cannot think of a more perfect place to get married! Thank you Lynn and everyone at BHI for helping us to have a perfect, memorable wedding!
We found the staff to be quite helpful , friendly , and flexible in accomodating our requests. I would recommend this venue to anyone planning an event.
My Daughter's wedding was simply beautiful and the sitting for the wedding with the little fountain and the little bridge next to where the wedding vows were exchanged was picture perfect for that day. The owner of the Black Horse Inn even had her horses in the pasture for a breath taking back ground picture of the Bride & Groom at sunset. The day couldn't have been any better for an out in the county wedding with all the charm the Black Horse Inn had to offer.
The house where the wedding party and families stayed was phenomenal. The staff were so very kind and helpful to everyone staying there and they served a fantastic breakfast that everyone truly enjoyed. The Reception area was breath- taking with all the gold trim on the chairs and celing. The patio looked so amazing with the special lighting that the bride provided with fall leaves and little twinkle lights placed all around the outside of the patio. It definately was a story book dream come true Cinderella Wedding.
I would recommend having your wedding at the Black Horse Inn. Lynn and her staff truly are experienced and it is very comforting to know that the wedding would run smoothly.
Lynn at the Black Horse Inn was a lifesaver for our family! My daughter was living in Hawaii and we were living in Kansas and trying to plan a wedding in Virginia with a short suspense. Lynn helped us with every level of planning the wedding of our daughter's dreams that also fell within our budget. From the very first time I met with Lynn I knew that she understood our vision and would do everything she could to make it happen...even though I know it was frustrating to be dealing with mom in one state and the bride in another! The wedding was perfect in every way...a dream come true for our family!
All I can really say is WOW! One of my guests said it best with "quality wedding from top to bottom" We were lucky that we were able to rent the Inn for the entire weekend and I have to say this was the best decision we could have ever made. From the start, Lynn and her team went above and beyond. I really did feel like a Princess for the weekend. All of our friends had commented on the attention to detail from the get go and were very impressed. Everything went smooth as could be (even when we had to change the ceremony location due to weather) no one would have every guessed this wasn't in the original plan. Everyone told us throughout the night that this was the best wedding they had ever been to....and I know it wouldn't have been possible without the experitse of Lynn and her staff. There is no doubt in my mind that we will be going back for years to come on our honeymoon...and who knows, maybe we will renew our vows in 5 just to do it all over again!
Gorgeous venue, welcoming host, VERY well organized!
My Husband and I were looking for a Reception venue that offered class, room for comfortable seating and dancing, and a great view. With the Black Horse in we got all three.
Planning a wedding is a lot of work, however once my husband and I chose the Black Horse Inn for our Reception venue, they cut our work in half. they gave us lists of other vendors for music and food that allowed us to trust who we were using.
THe Black Horse Inn is a beautiful venue that gave us a magical night to share our wedding with our family and friends.
My wife and I do not hesitate to recommend whole heartedly The Black Horse Inn. The Black Horse Inn provided the perfect venue for our daughters wedding reception. The grounds and the Gilded Fox were immaculate. Lynn and her staff were accommodating, competent, and professional in every way.
On July 23, 2011, my son and daughter-in-law were married at the Black Horse Inn. I cannot say enough nice things about the Lynn and her staff. Whether it was rescuing us via phone when we were lost or helping guest move babies and mothers about the property in golf carts, they were there for us with a smile. I was lucky enough to be a guest at the bed and breakfast for the weekend and enjoyed delicious, creative meals each morning. The Black Horse Inn is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and was a wonderful place to relax between the wedding events and visit with family.
If you are looking for a wedding venue that will leave people asking "How did you ever find such a perfect place to have a wedding?" then head to the Black Horse Inn. The Inn itself and the grounds provided a romantic location to house family and friends for the weekend of our daughter's wedding. The reception building "The Gilded Fox" is absolutely gorgeous and a short walk from the Inn. We were expertly guided through the planning process by the owner, Lynn and the weekend of the wedding treated beautifully by her staff. They could have not been more helpful and calming tending to the bride and mother of the bride's every need! Extended family and friends stayed at the various hotels and B&Bs in the area. The town of Warrenton provided shops and restaurants for those staying the weekend. Being from N.J. we were considering the Hudson Valley to provide us with a venue of space, views and exclusivity. We are so glad that we looked south instead for an easy "destination" wedding. The day and the weekend was a complete success!
The Black Horse Inn in Warrenton, Virginia exceeded our expectations as a venue for our daughter's wedding. Not only did we have the absolutely perfect outdoor setting for the ceremony, and a fabulous facility for the reception, but the Inn itself served as a fairy tale setting for the bridal party to live in for two days and two nights. The facilities were immaculate, well maintained, and exceedingly comfortable. As pleased as we are with the facilities, they do not compare to the service provided by Lynn Pirozzoli and her staff. Lynn is the CEO and owner of the Black Horse Inn, and the Mastermind behind providing our daughter with the perfect wedding. Her staff made all of us feel like royalty. Lynn worked with us in the months leading up to the wedding, too. She provided a list of recommended vendors for virtually every service needed, giving us a head start in our search for all the usual arrangements. I could go on and on singing praises for Lynn and her crew. I vigorously recommend the Black Horse Inn for your wedding venue. Thank You Lynn!
Jeff Swynenberg, Father of the Bride
The Black Horse Inn is the perfect place to have a wedding. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is knowledgeable, and Lynn was very helpful. There was no need to have a wedding planner Lynn, Joyce, and her staff helped us through everything! The wedding went smoothly, the staff set up pretty much everything for us, told us where to be and what to do. I was also impressed that Lynn had all of the vendors contact information and schedules. I knew that if someone didn't show up or did something wrong she would take care of it. It helped relieve a lot of stress. The Black Horse Inn helped make our wedding day dreams come true...I wish I could do it again!
Our daughter was married at the Black Horse Inn this past weekend. We had planned a garden wedding at the gazebo and rain was in the forecast. Lynn (the owner) was fantastic. She ran a hour by hour weather report so that we would be able to make an informative decision on where to have the ceremony. The staff was ready and willing to make the necessary changes if needed. We were able to have the wedding outside and it was beautiful. The staff were so responsive to our needs. Golf carts were available for the elderly to be transported from one venue to the other and this relieved alot of concerns. After the ceremony we moved to the tented cocktail hour. The tent was beautiful and our guests were very comfortable. Shortly after we moved into the Guilded Fox for the reception the rain came in torrents. As our guests were departing the reception Lynn and her staff arranged to transport our guests to their cars. We were so impressed that they had the forsight to arrange this service. Our stay for the weekend was spectacular. Thank you to Joyce for her wonderful stuffed french toast, breakfast quiche and sparkling personality. During the entire year of planning for this special day Lynn and her staff were very helpful and responsive. Anytime I had a question they were immediately back to me with an answer. Prior to the wedding we were able to access the Guilded Fox and Garden Terrace to decorate. Pam and Fatima were there helping and seeing to our every need. By the time the wedding day actually arrived we were ready and relaxed. I cannot say enough good things about the service we received at the Black Horse Inn. We experienced true "Southern Hospitality". I would highly recommend the BHI to anyone planning a wedding, anniversary, or weekend get away. The enitre venue is very picturesque and the children at the wedding totally enjoyed feeding and petting the horses. Thank you Lynn, Mel, Pam, Joyce and Fatima for all you did to make our daughter's wedding day so spectacular. You all have a special place in our hearts.
I figured it was time I wrote you to introduce myself and talk wedding details! I know you met with my mother last weekend, and she has been doing most (if not all) of my wedding planning so far.
First of all, I want to thank you...profusely...for what you are doing for us. When I first was looking at wedding venues in the DC area, the Black Horse Inn caught my eye (I'll spare you details of what I'm sure my mother told you...that I have been a horse person since I was 10 years old)...but after looking at the prices realized it was out of our budget. So thank you, thank you, thank you for making this happen for us.
I also want to thank you for how easy it has been...as excited as I am for this marriage, I was dreading the actual wedding planning since it was going to have to be done FROM Hawaii, while I am also preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan. My mother has been my saving grace (though I am sure I have tried her patience!) and she was glowing after meeting with you and figuring everything out. So thank you for turning this process into a painless one.
Your property is gorgeous, and I am beyond excited that I am going to be able to take wedding pictures with horses! I rode daily up until leaving high school, and then joined the equestrian team in college. Unfortunately I broke my wrist my junior year and was unable to ride for most of my senior year. After graduating, the army training started, and I've realized that I'm probably not going to be able to get another horse until either I get out of the army, or I definitely won't be going on deployments anymore. I'm trying to find a place in Hawaii to be able to ride, if only occasionally. With the stress of wedding planning and deployment preparation, being able to ride every once in a while may actually work miracles for me!
So thank you for everything you are doing for us!
Also if you have any tips or hints about the wedding planning or decorating I would GREATLY appreciate it. I am sure you have done a million weddings and you have seen what works well and what doesnt.
again, thank you so much for everything, and I will keep you updated on everything!
This past weekend, we were involved with our brothers wedding, and it all happened at the Black Horse Inn. In August, he told us he was getting married, and the wedding would be this December. We were stunned to say the least, and thought that there would be a lot of bumps along the way.
The Black Horse Inn did a wonderful job. The lodging, the wedding ceremony, the cocktail hour, the wedding reception, all on the premises, happened without a hitch. They took great care of us and anything we asked for we received with a smile. The picturesque settings gave the photographer a lot of choices. Everything was beautifully decorated for the Christmas season and even the horses got involved in the photos.
The entire weekend was very memorable and enjoyable. We would not hesitate to recommend the Black Horse Inn as an event venue to all of our friends and family. It was truly a wonderful weekend.
-Karole and Terry Bradunas
We held our 11 December 2010 wedding at the Black Horse Inn. At our first visit in September, we knew the Black Horse Inn was the perfect setting for our wedding. It was our first venue visit and we decided there was no need to look further. If you are looking for an elegant, peaceful, and private setting for a wedding, the Black Horse Inn is the perfect venue. I'm certain you cannot find the same care and attention that we experienced with Lynn and Jennifer at any other venue--no fancy hotel is going to provide the level of service we received. Throughout all of the planning and on the wedding day, Lynn and Jennifer cared about every detail just as we did to make our weekend perfect.
The moment you arrive at the Inn, you know you have entered a special place. The rooms have so much character and the grounds are perfectly manicured. Our family and friends felt welcomed and relaxed throughout the weekend. The staff at the Inn are attentive and will cater to any need. They were always checking to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.
Given our December wedding date, weather was a concern to us and unpredictable. Lynn and Jennifer were so flexible about the contingencies in the event we had bad weather. They made us feel at ease and that no matter what, they would make it work. It turned out that we had the warmest day (44 degrees) in December. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour outside under a tent at one of the terraces and it worked perfectly. Our guests were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and Lynn's horses frolicking in the field. The dinner reception was in the Gilded Fox Ballroom, which is an elegant, spacious, and private venue. Many of our guests commented how beautiful the ballroom was.
The Black Horse Inn is a memorable place to have a wedding any time of the year. We believe the Inn was a magical and perfect venue for our December wedding. The Inn's tasteful Christmas decorations inside and out looked amazing and was a perfect backdrop for our pictures. We highly recommend you make a point to visit the Inn before finalizing your selection of venue!
The Black Horse Inn is a great place for a special event, in my case, my daughter's wedding and reception. The Black Horse is a beautiful old estate, furnished in period (circa 1850s) decor, which provided a great backdrop for our event. We arrived to find the entire estate adorned inside and out in Christmas decorations. Our rooms were fitted out with antique furnishings and were most comfortable. All our needs had been taken care of; the very few requests that did occur were satisfied immediately by the dedicated and friendly staff. In short, we had a great weekend in a great place with a great staff who made it all too easy. Thank you for helping create our wonderful memories.
Hats off to the entire staff at The Black Horse Inn for making sure my daughter (Robin) and her Prince Charming (Than) had the most amzingly romantic, magical, fairy tale wedding on Saturday, October 30, 2010! The Inn and all its surroundings provided an absolutely gorgeous background for the ceremony, and MANY MANY photo opportunities throughout the weekend. The bride, groom and all the guests at The Inn were treated with warmth and kindness (and great food) throughout our visit. Thank you, Lynn and staff, for making this such a wonderful weekend!
The Black Horse Inn is a rare treasure unsurpassed by any other! Our son married there and it was above and beyond anything we could have imagined. Our family runs the full span from a very active two year old grandson to a cancer ridden ninety three year old great grandpa. As retired professional people we have entertained agents at five star resorts all over the world. We have never felt more lovingly cared for anywhere than we did at The black Horse Inn. The staff knew our needs better than we did as they drove Great Grandpa in their cart getting him to the wedding and reception making our wish for his presence become a reality which we will treasure forever. One of my favorite memories is that of our two year old grandson arriving for breakfast all by himself in his jammies and bear feet. Another is a the spontaneous invitation by a staff member for our three grandchildren to visit the beautiful horses in their stalls. Most exciting of all is that of the horses running across the pasture as if to personally say, "Congratulations!" to the bride and groom as they posed for their wedding portraits immediately after their ceremony. Inn keeper, Lynn, and her main staff member, Joyce, have the rare gift of lovingly caring for their guest with an abundance of warmth and grace all of which radiates through out this wonderful estate. We hope we have the pleasure of returning to The Black Horse Inn soon.
Most sincerely, Diane Krueger
Katie’s and Erich’s Wedding Weekend at the Black Horse Inn was a most beautiful experience. On a scale of 5.0, Lynn Pirozzoli, and the Black Horse Inn merit a 10.0 and then some. Beginning with our first meeting with Lynn on a snowy January weekend until our daughter’s wedding on October 23, we received first class treatment with every detail. Lynn is genuine in every way and her website for the Black Horse Inn is a very accurate depiction of the property.
My husband and I are tough critics, however, we were very confident throughout the 10 months of wedding planning that Lynn and her amazing staff would make sure everything ran smoothly and that the setting was beautiful. Every time we contacted Lynn or Jennifer (whether by email or telephone), the response was immediate regardless of the request. On our daughter’s and son-in-law’s wedding day, Lynn, Jennifer, Joyce M., Pam, and Joyce R were amazing and handled all of the details so that we could enjoy the day. They are all very warm and kind and put us at ease.
Our families and wedding party arrived at various times on Friday and were graciously welcomed by Lynn and her staff, providing a lovely fruit and cheese display with wine and other beverages. I can’t say enough about the accommodations which are so beautiful with very comfortable beds, and rooms that are clean beyond belief.
Joyce M arrived early every morning to make sure our guests had coffee, tea, etc. and breakfast whenever they wished. The breakfasts are so delicious – more food than one can imagine – as an example: fresh fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice, sausages, French toast, an assortment of breakfast breads and goodies – beautiful presentation. And the tables are set up in sunlit rooms overlooking the beautiful grounds.
Our guests continue to comment that they had never attended such a beautiful wedding and reception and that they had the best time ever at a wedding reception. Jennifer was amazing in keeping things running smoothly. The tables were arranged exactly as we wished and the décor provided by the Black Horse Inn made the room look spectacular. It was truly amazing. And the cost for this venue is much more reasonable than most hotels or other reception venues in the Washington, D.C. area.
When I told Lynn that some of our guests would require babysitting services, she responded immediately recommending a member of her staff, Joyce R, who is not only a seasoned babysitter, but a wonderful person with incredibly reasonable fees. The kids loved her and the parents were able to enjoy the reception knowing their children were in excellent hands.
Lynn and her staff took care of us the entire wedding weekend. They were always in “the right place at the right time”. Lynn, Jennifer, Joyce M, Pam, and Joyce R. made our daughter’s and son-in-law’s wedding weekend beautiful beyond our dreams.
Beatiful house and grounds, excellent setup for both cocktail hour and reception
The grounds, accomodations and staff of the Blackhorse Inn were all outstanding for our duaghter's wedding October 16. The Inn was cozy and charming and decorated with lovely antiques. It was the perfect place for a week end wedding. The breakfasts were delicious and served in a beautifully appointed dining room. The staff was very accomodating and helpful to all of us and our guests. The gazebo area for the ceremony was charming and unique, The patio area for the pre-reception cocktail and hors douerves hour was excellent and well appointed with a fountain and bridge. The Gilded Fox building for the reception was exceptional and beautiful with its own fireplace and patio area and accomadated the sit down dinner with dancing very nicely. All in all it made for a picture perfect wedding!
I had my wedding weekend at the Black Horse Inn and found both the inn and staff to be exceptional. As the Bride, I felt I was in good hands and appreciated all the extras the Inn did to make my day more special. Lynn and her staff are organized and professional and did their best to keep the wedding on time even after an emergency arose. The venue could have not been more beautiful and perfect for our wedding day. Having a whole weekend to spend with family and friends was special and we liked that the Inn allowed us to come a few days ahead to set up the room. This allowed us the time to make sure everything was perfect and helped ease the tension of having so many moving parts to a wedding. The Black Horse Inn is an exceptional venue and I could not have been happier with our wedding weekend.
My Husband and I were married at the Black Horse Inn in October of 2010 and had beautiful wedding. Lynne (the owner), Pam, Jennifer, and the entire staff were helpful and accomodating, and the Black Horse is the perfect venue for a wedding weekend. Having a whole weekend to spend your wedding is well worth the money and makes for the best memories. My husband and I recently spent Valentines Day Weekend 2012 at the Black Horse Inn and were once again in awe of the property's splendor and beauty. I would recommend the Black Horse Inn as not only the perfect wedding venue, but also the perfect place for a romantic weekend.
The majority of the staff was fantastic and helpful, especially during an emergency we had. However we felt rushed along and pushed, almost like this was a process, not a wedding. The following morning, instead of asking how we were and what could be done to make the Bride's morning better, we were pushed for feedback and asked to write perfect ratings. Felt like an advertising blitz. Also the staff was difficult about moving around dinner tables when we wanted more space for the bride and groom to enter the dinner reception. We had to have our groomsmen sneak in and move the tables, otherwise the bride's dress would have been scraped up against the tables.
Breakfast was delicious. House was beautiful. Nearly $500 for two nights.
My daughter was married this past weekend at The Black Horse Inn. Our guests were treated to a magical weekend event in one of the most beautiful settings in Virginia. Anyone can dress up a hall and make it look nice for a ceremony. At the Inn you have the quaint gazebo for your service, tented patios for cocktails, and then the reception at the lovely Gilded Fox, which boasts gorgeous countryside views where beautiful horses (who are more than happy to pose with guests)can be seen grazing in the fields. The Inn itself is a spectacular manor home where we housed the wedding party along with the parents and grandparents of both bride and groom. It was spacious, comfortable and a great way for the two families to bond and relax after all the months of planning. The staff there could not be more personable or professional. Pam and Joyce were wonderful, taking care of our every need (and cooking a fabulous breakfast for 18 each morning) From the very beginning (about a year ago) when we first reserved the place, Lynn and Jennifer worked with us on every detail and throughout the entire year made themselves available to us with their wisdom and advice. Once we arrived for the actual event, they took over, keeping everything on track, spoiling our guests and releasing me from any stress. We truly were relaxed!! And we were able to kick back, enjoy family and friends, and have fun!!! How many mother's of the bride can say that about the day before and day of their daughter's wedding? It was absolutely fabulous and I would highly recommend the experience to any bride and groom!
Our son was married this past weekend (10/10/10) at the Black Horse Inn. The event could not have been more perfect. Lynn, Jennifer, and Pam worked tirelessly to provide us with superb service and attention to every detail to make our weekend event memorable and beautiful. These three women are so conscientious and organized. They were availlable to assist our every need. Lynn, Jennifer, and Pam had many suggestions on how to make our event truly special. The setting is glorious. Lynn has made every room in the Inn so pretty and comfortable. The banquet hall provides a unique setting for a wedding reception or dinner dance. The outside facilities, including two terraces and a gazebo are wonderful and multi-funtional for parties and ceremonies. My husband and I were so pleased with everything.
I recently got married at the Black Horse Inn, and can't express how wonderful it was! The venue itself is breath taking, perfect for wedding photos! My whole wedding party along with parents and grandparents were able to stay at the manor home, which was spacious and comfortable. The staff were extremely friendly and went above and beyond to ensures everyone's needs were met (cooking, cleaning, etc). Lynn and Jennifer ensured that every detail was planned (to the minute) for the entire wedding weekend. I didn't even need a wedding planner with Lynn and Jennifer around. Not only were they fantastic the weekend of the wedding, but they were helpful from the day we met with them. All my guests and even other vendors have stated how wonderful the Black Horse Inn was. I can't thank them enough, and would highly recommend this venue and experience to any future couples!!
The Black Horse was absolutely perfect. They helped with any issues that came up and it was like working with family as each staff member cared so much that the day go off perfectly. I could not have asked for a better venue with better staff.
Our daughter and her husband had their wedding and reception at the Black Horse Inn and it was like something out of a movie. The grounds and buildings are vintage, classy, warm and well-maintained. There is a separate building that was set-up for the brides/girls domain (where all the girls had hair and make-up done, got massages, got dressed, hung out), separate quarters for the groom and his comrades, housing for the wedding party and families for the wedding weekend, and another beautiful building where dinner, dancing, and the wedding party was held. The site for the ceremony was intimate, and romantic. The staff were accomodating and friendly. It was a lovely weekend, in an idyllic setting.
I could write for days about how wonderful a time we had at the Black Horse Inn. But let me say that my entire party of about 80 people gave this event a 12 out of 10. Lynn is like a flower and the nicest person in the world. She went out of her way in so many ways, went above and beyond the call of duty, and treated us all like family. Her staff was so nice, I wanted to take them with me on the honeymoon. I have to stop thinking about this place because it brings tears of joy to my eyes. It was a perfect event, I will be visiting for weekend getaways and we will be holding some events there again. My wife and I are very happy with our experience and we will for life be a walking billboard for Black Horse Inn.
My husband and I were married at the Black Horse Inn on September 18, 2010 and could not have asked for a more perfect experience! Lynn & Jennifer were both amazing in giving us advice along the way and making our day more perfect than either of us could have ever imagined! Also, Pam & Joyce were great and were very patient with our group of 25 that stayed! With all of the help that we received I didn't think twice about not hiring a wedding planner.
We loved being able to have our bridal party & parents stay with us the entire weekend...it felt so much more like an event versus a few hours together. While I got my hair & makeup done, Lynn set up shotgun shooting for my husband and the groomsmen at the last minute because other plans had fallen through and they all loved it! (Thanks again, Lynn, for the recommendation!) Also, during the reception, Jennifer kept us on schedule before the dancing started so that she could make sure that we ate first before we starting making our rounds with the guests.
Overall, Black Horse Inn is an amazing location for your dream wedding with fabulous spots for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing and pictures! We have received so many compliments from our guests on how great Black Horse was! If you are even somewhat considering it as a possible venue, I urge you to go check it out - you will not be disappointed with the location and will fall in love with everyone there (even the horses)!
I had my wedding at the Black Horse Inn in late August of this year. Overall, everything went beautifully and I was very happy with the experience. I worked closely with Jennifer, their wedding coordinator, and she took care of most of the details. They are very organized and use adgendas and schedules to ensure that there are no gaps in the staff communication. Having our family together at the house for the weekend was really nice too...aside from having a beautiful setting, it was a great chance for our two families to bond.
Lynn, Jennifer, Pam and Joyce were INCREDIBLE!! They made our wedding weekend a truly amazing experience. Lynn is extremely responsive - I always got a response within 24 hours to any questions, updates or requests I had. All my bridesmaid stayed with me the night before the wedding at the Hunt Box and it was a priceless experience. After the rehearsal dinner, all of the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and our family staying at the Inn were able to continue the party in the parlor. It was so great to have all of our bridal party and our family stay with us - we all got to bond so much during the weekend and it put everyone at ease. The venue itself offers many options and was perfect for our multi-day affair. We had the rehearsal dinner/Indian Pithi ceremony on the tented terrace on Friday, the ceremony at the Gazebo, cocktail hour on the terrace, reception at the Gilded Fox, and the cigar bar on the terrace adjoining the Gilded Fox.
Joyce is so friendly and made all our guests feel so comfortable. Jennifer worked flawlessly with our day-of-coordinators to make sure everything went exactly as planned. Our guests at the Inn were wowed by the look, feel, and experience of the weekend, and our friends and family were amazed by the beauty of the facilities and grounds. We would absolutely recommend this place without any reservations. It is a little pricey, but we thought it was worth every penny to have a relaxed, stress-free weekend with our family and friends.
Lynn & the Staff at The Black Horse Inn,
I just wanted to say again, THANK YOU! we had a wonderful time!! I'm kind of wishing we took more posed shots of us in your beautiful inn, but my friends and family got some great photos just the same! We had a wonderful evening and the room was awesome!
Breakfast was delicious!! Could not have asked for better!! Everyone enjoyed themselves. They were all especially intrigued with the hauntings you've experienced. We all read the news articles :) Our13 yr old asked us the next day if we saw any ghosts...he was disappointed when I said no ha! I have to say I did dream of my dad quite vividly that night, which I haven't in a long time. He passed 3 years ago, we were very close....he was hoping Rich and I would marry some day! I wish he was still here to have witnessed the event, but I have a feeling he was!
Again, thank you for the most perfect day!!
Trish & Rich Antonuccio
Get rid of all your worries. Lynn will gracefully shoulder your stress and make your wedding day absolutely PERFECT. Lynn is so detailed oriented with every appointment, you'll instantly know you are at the right place. Relax and make your job "being the beautiful bride" while Lynn makes your day a beautiful memory. Your family will be comfortable and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the veranda or in the gardens, or by the classic pond with the little white bridge (great for pictures)while the entire event comes alive. Cannot say enough about the Gilded Fox Reception Center. Gorgeous. Location photograhs beautifully, stoically, romantically.............
I had my dream wedding at the Black Horse Inn. We actually had a lot of unexpected snow the day of the wedding, but the wonderful staff took care of everything and turned a potential weather nightmare into a magical winter wonderland wedding! They even let my ring bearers borrow some sleds to have some fun in the snow the morning of the wedding! The Inn, the grounds, and the reception building are stunningly beautiful (especially in the winter with all the holiday decorations). It was so nice to have my close family stay at the Inn the day before and the day of the wedding so that no one had to rush around on the day. The staff took care of everyone and were so friendly and organized. They really care about our special day. I would recommend the Black Horse Inn to anyone!
Our dream wedding came true. Where else could we get a georgeous mansion all to ourselves and our immediate family and a fabulous staff that paid attention to all the details. Everything went flawlessly, from the moment we arrived, we felt warm and comfortable with the assurance that the ceremony and reception would be perfect from start to finish. Value for the cost---definitely a 5.0 out of 5.0. It was over the top and we didn't have to worry about a thing. The Inn, ballroom and the grounds a photographer's dream. Jennifer, Lynn and Joyce bent over backwards to accomodate our every need. If you want a perfect wedding, I recommend the Black Horse Inn. They are the ultimate professionals.
Black Horse was a truly amazing place for a wedding. From the moment we walked in to tour the place, we knew that it was the place we were to be married. Looking back, choosing Black Horse was probably the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. It's prettier and much more charming in person than in the pictures on the website. All of our guests loved the setting. And having our family stay with us at the Inn for the entire weekend really made the weekend special for us. Having a couple of days to actually enjoy being around everyone in such a beautiful setting allowed us to enjoy the entire wedding experience even more.
At first it seemed as though the staff were rather rigid with our plans for the big day, which kind of stressed me out (hence the 4.5 for flexibility), but the days leading up to the wedding it all came together beautifully. Lynn and Jennifer really had the entire day down to a tee and everything went off without a hitch. I've been to a number of weddings where the bride hired day-of-coordinators, but Lynn and Jennifer were better than any coordinators I've seen.
Lynn's list of vendors was very helpful in the planning process and we felt very comfortable approaching all of them. My only exception is the DJ (Sound Decision - see review).
The 4.5 for value (although they surprised us by having tents up, which worked perfectly because it had rained right before the ceremony) is because the event had to end by 10pm. We understand why, but it was a little frustrating.
The staff was wonderful and incredibly accommodating. It honestly felt like coming home each time we went to visit. We will definitely be back for an anniversary and hope to be invited to someone else's wedding at Black Horse.
Black Horse Inn was the best vendor we worked with for our wedding. I've been married for more than 3 years now and although it's taken me this long to put up a review, it's not a reflection of the great work Lynn and her staff did for our wedding.
I chose the location because it's beautiful and thought it would be even more beautiful on a sunny, fall day. My wedding day ended up having 50 degree weather and rain. Lynn is so experienced that she was able to convince me to change the ceremony site to the backup location...as much as i really wanted to have our ceremony at the gazebo. On the day of the wedding, I had given up on having perfect weather but was surprised at how Lynn and staff handled everything. Suffice it to say, it was perfect.
The fact that we were there the whole weekend was great. It was almost as if I got married in our home. My family felt at home so much that we play around with the idea to rent out the place for Christmas. It was that home-y.
Despite the weather, I had my dream wedding and I wanted to thank Lynn and staff for helping make it possible.
I only wished the place was bigger so I could have invited more people AND that the county didn't have a noise ordinance so we could have partied later. None of our guests were ready to leave by 10 PM.
Vendor response to review
Thank you Karina. We look forward to seeing you on your anniversary if not sooner! You are the BEST!!!! :)
The Black Horse Inn is an exceptional venue with wonderful value, beautiful setting and classy service. The staff was not only outstanding, but also very personable. I would highly recommend the Black Horse Inn to anyone wanting the full package at one amazing site!
Having my wedding at the Black Horse was the best decision I could have made. My husband and I, though legally married several years, had never had a real wedding due to illness and financial issues. Lynn saw to it that when we did have our wedding that it was absolutely perfect! The staff at the Inn were completely attentive to my family and our needs. I am still hearing about what a wonderful night it was from friends and family that attended. As I look through our pictures I relive that day and the feeling of complete bliss and happiness that I felt that day comes back to me again. I keep a picture next to my desk to give my spirits a lift whenever I need one! All I can say is that I can't imagine a better wedding or a better place to have a wedding!
One of the best decisions I made was having my wedding at the Black Horse Inn. The location was stunning. Having the entire weekend-long event in one spot made for a relaxing wedding day, and the staff at Black Horse Inn waited on us hand and foot the entire time. Lynn gave us wedding planning time over several meetings and teleconferences; her experience was invaluable. She was always willing to answer questions by phone or email. We had an event coordinator the day of the wedding, though she was so intent on making everything perfect that she stressed me out a little!
Dreams do come true! Having my Wedding at the Black Horse Inn was beyond my expections,and the facility was extremly memoriable and historic!
The staff went above and beyond to ensure a successful event that was timely and to perfection!!! The value for the cost right on target. As a matter of fact, they provided so many extras, compliments of the the Black Horse Inn, that really made our wedding and reception really special, particularly when we were on a fixed budget. The staff was really flexible in formulating the agenda, and making all of our specifics work out logistically. I highly recommend the Black Horse Inn. Great price. Great value for the price and the PERFECT wedding! Thank you Black Horse Inn!
I would recommend this venue to everyone! It was such a unique experience for me and my guests. Me, my husband, our families, and the rest of our wedding party stayed in the Inn the entire weekend eliminating any unnecessary transportation or stress. The Inn staff waited on us hand and foot and made us feel completely at home. The actual wedding went by like a blur so it was really nice to have the entire weekend to celebrate and spend with family. The Inn also set up some wonderful activities for our guests so that before the rehearsal dinner the ladies all went out for wine tasting while the men golfed. It was a truly special weekend and we are so grateful to Lynn and her staff for making it so special for us.
Absolutely gorgeous venue! Top notch service, wonderful staff. It was the prefect location for our "Virginia" themed wedding. We can't wait to go back for a visit. The accommodations were perfect and the home cooked breakfast every morning was exquisite.
We were able to have our whole bridal party and family stay with us at the Inn for the entire weekend and host the wedding for the same price as some places wanted just to rent a space for 5 or 6 hours!
It's well worth the cost for a romantic retreat-like atmosphere for your wedding.
I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding, and I contribute just about everything to the venue and the wonderful owner (Lynn). The on site event coordinator who I worked with to coordinate my entire wedding quit 3 weeks before my wedding. Lynn is so amazing, and she made sure the day was still perfect.
I simply do not know where to begin. The wedding weekend was perfect and it is no wonder why. The Inn's staff worked with us on all the details to make all my dreams come true. The staff keeps in touch with current trends and each one was implemented to perfection.
Friday evening, we gathered on the gracious old sitting porch for our rehearsal where wine and cheese was served to our family and friends. It was a great way to sooth our nerves and break the ice between the families. Our rehearsal dinner was on the Garden Terrace and the weather was perfect along with the setting. We marveled at our good fortune to be sitting out there with good friends on such a night. The conversation was lively and intimate.
That evening, we wandered into the interior rooms of the parlor and sitting room adjacent to the porch and my bridesmaids told "bedtime stories" while we painted our nails and conducted our night regimen of beauty treatments. We stayed up as long as our eyelids would allow and then floated upstairs to our beautiful boudoirs wishing each other a good nights sleep, hating to see it end but welcoming the rest.
The Inn itself is one of the finest I have ever visited. My fiance (now husband) and I have frequented many in Virginia and consider ourselves experts on fine lodging. The BlackHorse Inn has achieved a level of excellence and maintenance that is rarely seen in such an old facility. We ourselves live in a house over 100 years old and can appreciate how much it takes to keep things in a good state of repair! The Inn is not only beautifully maintained, but decorated perfectly, each room rivaling the next. There is not the slightest hint of disrepair and every room is immaculate, a difficult accomplishment in such an old structure. Many Inns, although lovely, still smell dank and musty. Not so at The Black Horse Inn! You have no idea what a gift it was to allow us to stay at the Inn for the entire weekend. No detail went unnoticed from the pink lemonade to the beautifully presented and delicious breakfasts. The sheets were soft, the towels were fluffy and every room was clean clean clean! And breakfast was scruptious and completely decadent! I ate everything!!! Orange juice in crystal glasses....too much luxury to be sure!
The wedding ceremony was in the gazebo, adorned with flowers that bloom all year. White chairs were set up in semi-circular arches, so that all of our guests could witness every detail. After the ceremony, we took lots of photos around the property. It is a panorama for photographers. Every step you take is a perfect setting for fabulous pictures. The horses even posed for us in a few! Our guests enjoyed cocktails on the Garden Terrace during our photo session and adults and children alike delighted in standing on the bridge at the koi pond, watching the fish, the waterfall and the horses.
The reception was in the Gilded Fox. WOW!!! What a beautiful grand ballroom and impeccably kept. French doors open onto a flagstone terrace that is straight out of the Great Gatsby era. We danced the night away and never had a worry. The Inn's wedding coordinator, Jennifer, took care of every detail. We didn't have to worry about a thing! Everything was on time and as planned. Her attention to detail was priceless.
We left around 11 AM on Sunday. We all hugged and kissed and thanked Lynn again and again for arranging such a wonderful and magical retreat so close to home and yet far enough away to provide a beautiful wedding venue for all of us. You made it possible with your generosity, flexibility and trust in us, complete strangers who needed a place to enjoy each other for the entire weekend. It was terrific to be together, to share, to laugh, to cry, to rest and to hug each other. It was such a gift to have our wedding at the Black Horse Inn!
Beautiful private setting for our whole weekend. Arriving on Friday afternoon to cheese & wine helped with last minute stress! Rehearsal dinner was on one of the flagstone terraces. Ceremony down in the boxwood garden in front of the white gazebo. Garden terrace cocktail hour for 150 guests while we had family portraits (even with their horses) was just perfect. The ballroom was so elegant and the recommended caterer really pulled it off. We had about 20 family & bridal party staying at the Inn, with the rest of out of towners at a large hotel 5 mins away. We invited extra guests back over to the Inn for Sunday breakfast before everyone went back to the real world! Convenient (<1hr from DC)but we sere still in beautiful fox-hunting countryside. Lynn, the gracious host/owner made great recommendations. Wedding planning and Inn staff were outstanding. I would definitely recommend it if you're looking for a unique historic location above the stand-by DC hotel ballroom. It was like having a "destination" wedding - without having to buy plane tickets!
My husband and I had the perfect wedding at the Black Horse Inn. We loved having the entire house and grounds for the whole weekend. Lynn ensured that the grounds were perfectly maintained and we were proud to host our guests at this venue. We used all vendors from Lynn's preferred list and received first-rate service. The breakfast was delicious. We also love that we have the option to visit for anniversaries. Would absolutely recommend.
Black Horse Inn is such a spectacular backdrop for event perfection. When venue and photographic artistry collides, the perfect memories are naturally created. It's really that organic! Lynn Theismann
Amazing Venue!!! Great places for pictures!
I photographed a wedding here and it was gorgeous! Not only was it a photographer's dream location but it was a dream location for the couple! I highly recommend the Black Horse Inn to every couple both local and those looking for a destination wedding.
Black Horse Inn was willing to answer any questions that my clients have had for them and offer awesome customer service.
Lynn Pirozzoli-Mauro at The Black Horse Inn in Warrenton, Virginia is one of the best wedding professionals I have ever worked with. She cares about her brides and the vendors who are assisting at the wedding and takes care of every small detain. The Black Horse Inn and the Gilded Fox are just the perfect place to have a wedding. Absolutely beautiful and well maintained. Lynn has perfect taste and the Inn and Gilded Fox reflect her discriminating care and decorating ability. The Inn has been voted one of the ten best wedding facilities in the country and this distinction is well deserved. If you want your wedding or event to live in everyones memory as something special go to Lynn and The Black Horse Inn.
Midge Harmon Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages and White Mares for Baraats.
Really, really among the best in the business. You are treated like a VIP there, no matter the reason for the visit and weddings there are done right! Every little detail. Always a pleasure!
I love working at the Black Horse Inn - it is an amazing location for a wedding! Everyone there is very friendly and out to make sure things run perfectly. I recommend them highly!
Amazing views and super great people to work with! A team you definitely want around you on such an important day!
Amazing views and super great people to work with! A team you definitely want around you on such an important day!
Steeped in unique history, The Black Horse Inn is the perfect setting for your wedding or event. The Guilded Fox Ballroom, with its dazzling view of rolling hills and horse pastures, will leave you breathless upon arrival. Lynn Pirozzoli, the owner, and her staff are first-rate, friendly, and flexible. A Taste of Elegance, Catering & Events highly recommends The Black Horse Inn for your next wedding or event.
The Black Horse Inn is an amazing venue! The grounds are pristine and the buildings beautiful (both inside and out). We LOVE working with them, and would recommend them to any bride getting married in the area.
We have truly enjoyed the weddings we've done at the Black Horse Inn -- Lynn and Mel are organized, helpful and accommodating, and the service is outstanding. Our clients have been thrilled with their experience there as well!
Classic Elegance! This is one of our favorite places. The views are breathtaking and look fabulous in pictures! Lynn and her staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and take your event to the next level of charm. Highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a first class event!
For over 10 years Better Events had the Pleasure of working at Black Horse Inn BB.
The support we received from the staff at The Black Horse Inn is very professional its shows their commitment and dedication to their clients; we recommend the Black Horse Inn to couples that are interest in a wonderful venue for their wedding reception, it’s manicure landscaping, garden terrace and the grand gazebo make a perfect setting for an amazing wedding day.
You will do yourself a great favor by booking the Black Horse Inn for your wedding weekend. Lynn Pirozzoli and her staff will take care of all the details, as well as your friends and family. Imagine driving out to the country on Firiday and not spending another minute in your car on your wedding weekend. How special! How relaxing! Just as a wedding celebration should be.
As a professional photographer with over a decade of experience, The Black Horse Inn is our favorite wedding location. There are so many premiere photography locations at this site, we always have to watch the time, so our bride isn't late to her ceremony. The actual inn building is beautifully restored, finely furnished with antiques and period finishes. Best of all, by hosting your wedding celebration at this 20 acre historic site, you'll really be able to spend quality time with your friends & family. The Inn has spacious and beautifully decorated rooms that beg you to slow down, sit down and visit with your old friends.
Pour a glass of wine and take a leisurely walk through the gardens to the front pasture and watch the sun set. The Guilded Fox is a relaxed, elegant location for your reception with patios and terraces. If there's a chill in the air, Lynn will make sure there's a fire in the stone fireplace.
Do yourself a favor, choose to have a relaxed and beautiful wedding weekend managed by Lynn and the wonderful staff at The Black Horse Inn.
True Hunt Country elegance abounds at the Black Horse Inn! The elegantly furnished Gilded Fox provides the perfect spot to entertain in style. Outdoor terraces, grounds, and the Inn offers a setting not found elsewhere. From weddings to corporate events to getaways, be sure to visit and see for yourself this meticulously maintained facility. Their staff will ensure you work with true professionals in the special events industry for a successful celebration.
The first time I worked with Lynn from the Black Horse Inn, I was in awe. The bride got ready in a beautiful suite attached to a sunroom (which made for AMAZING getting ready lighting)!! They even accommodated her by putting the horses to pasture for some beautiful portrait shots as the sun went down! They were constantly checking in to make sure everyone was comfortable and had water (including the vendors).
I absolutely could not gush enough about The Black Horse (not to mention Lynn and her AMAZING staff!!). The second time I had the privilege of working with them, was for a workshop hosted there in the summer of 2010. Lynn was there to make sure I and 15 other photographers were comfortable and not lacking in anything!!
She was SUPER enthusiastic about working with all of the vendors and made the event a HUGE success. I will work with her any chance I get!!
The following week, I got to photograph the interior of the Inn (which I had been dying to do for a while...). If you are looking for a Gone with the Wind, Horse-Country amazing event...look no further than here. You won't find another one better.
What an amazingly beautiful landscape to have your wedding! The owner and staff are always there helping you with your wedding day needs.
Awesome location for a unique and one of a kind wedding! Friendly, efficient and professional staff that make your dream wedding their top priority.
In addition to being a gorgeous and historic location, Lynn and the staff at The Black Horse Inn do a fabulous job helping to throw the wedding of your dreams! Their attention to detail and easy-to-work-with demeanors make planning an event with them a pleasure.
A wonderful venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. It combines the intimacy and uniqueness of a country bed & breakfast inn with a full-capacity grand ballroom right on the premises. Venues like this are very romantic and special, and this one, because of the nice ballroom, is very practical as well! It is a pleasure working there, and as an experienced wedding DJ, I've heard nothing but good things about it from brides and grooms.
The staff was such a pleasure to work with at the Black Horse Inn. When you drive up to the venue it is absolutely gorgeous. Great for pictures! I highly recommend them for a stress free ceremony & wedding!
A beautiful, enchanting location for any type of event. The Gilded Fox provides an ideal setting to realize the fairytale reception you've always dreamed of. Lynn Pirozzoli and her staff will take care of your every need to ensure you day is perfect!
Beautiful venue that makes you feel like you hours away from any thing, instead of right outside of the city. Perfect atmosphere for any event.
Beautiful property, lovely owner and site to work with. FANTASTIC location for a wedding or corporate event. Hoping to do many future events at the Black Horse Inn.
The Black Horse Inn is a jewel in the Virginia Horse Country. We love not only the broad scenic settings that portray the best of the Virginia Piedmont and what horse country is about, but also the attention to details. My photographic teams have a ball with all of the photographic possibilities at the Inn from the smallest details to numerous attractive locations for photographing bridal parties in either intimate or group settings.
The final topping is the professionalism of Lynn Pirozzoli and her staff. Events run like clockwork at The Gilded Fox. Lynn has also mentored many event vendors in the Hunt Country.
The Black Horse Inn is one of our favorite venues.
Step back in time at The Black Horse Inn, an enchanted setting for the most discriminating bride and groom. With its stately white columns, manicured lawns, beautifully appointed gardens and elegant hunt-country décor, this ideal location is only 45 minutes from Washington, D.C.
The reception facility, “The Gilded Fox”, features a climate – controlled grand ballroom, seating for up to 200 guests, panoramic views, a stone fireplace and a stately flagstone terrace. Perfect for bridal photography, the scenic landscape offers a grand wedding gazebo and a magnificent portico.
The Black Horse Inn takes pride in giving bridal couples an elegant, tasteful atmosphere in which to hold a reception, lasting the whole weekend, rather than just a few hours.
By Lynn Pirozzoli Black Horse Inn, Warrenton, VA
A wedding is a complex event to arrange. Here is some advice to help you stay organized. Before a final date for the wedding can be set you must decide what sort of ceremony you would like and then check with the church, minister or register’s office for availability.
Booking a Reception
Spring and fall weddings are very popular and should be arranged well in advance. Many reception sites and caterers do not like to have more than one wedding on a day. Contact several locations for availability and estimates. Perhaps try a meal or schedule a tasting with various caterers to get an idea of what to expect. Caterers will provide sample menus and a list of beverages they will be able to supply. Obtain estimates and as soon as you have decided, make a firm booking.
Planning the Wedding
Organizing a wedding can be quite stressful on all those involved as everyone has strong opinions on every detail. Following is a checklist; alternatively, you may deicide to hire a bridal consultant. They can be very helpful with organizing the details, acting as a mediator throughout the planning process and making sure that everything runs smoothly on the day itself.
Soon After the Engagement
See the minister to arrange the ceremony date and time. Select the reception site and caterer for the reception. Make a guest list and work on a budget. Book a photographer, videographer, musicians and rentals. Organize the cake or cakes if the hotel or caterer is not providing one. Choose your bridesmaids, best man and ushers. Take some dance lessons. Organize all your wedding attire. Decide on clothes for your attendants. Consult with and book a florist.
Three Months Before
Register with a bridal gift registry. Consult with the minister and organize the details of the service. Finalize the guest list. Order invitations, personal stationary and extras for the reception (matches or napkins). Choose your wedding rings. Develop an agenda for the big day. Include activities for out of town guests including winery tours, golfing and horseback riding. Organize transportation to the ceremony and reception for you and your guests. Organize the honeymoon. Organize the rehearsal and dinner.
Two Months Before
Select attendant’s gifts. Personalized gifts are always nice. Apply for the marriage license. Book hair and make-up appointments. Send out invitations and make a list of acceptances and refusals as they come in.
One Month Before
Check that your fiancé has chosen ushers and has organized the rings, his clothes, the rehearsal dinner and the honeymoon. Have a trial run at the hairdressers. Confirm arrangements with the florist, photographer, caterer, musicians, etc. Arrange for overnight accommodations for out-of-town guests. Have a night out with your girl friends.
Two Weeks Before
Give the final number of guests to the caterer. Have a final fitting of your gown and try on everything together, including your shoes and underwear. Give a luncheon for your attendants.
One Week Before
Finalize all the arrangements: church or register office, cake, caterer, florist, photographer, musicians, rentals, honeymoon, rehearsal and dinner.
Requirements for a Virginia Marriage License
Out of State Officiants must apply with the pertinent county to perform a wedding in most locations.
(If you are getting married in Warrenton, VA go to the Fauquier County Courthouse -- For a Marriage License Call 540 347-8610)
1. ID Requirement: You will need to present valid photo identification such as your driver's license, military ID, state ID, or passport and a certified copy of your birth certificate.
2. Residency Requirement: You do not have to be a resident of Virginia.
3. Previous Marriages: Some counties may require documentation to prove a previous marriage has been dissolved either through death or divorce.
4. Covenant Marriage Option: No.
5. Waiting Period: No waiting period.
6. Fees: $30. Cash only.
7. Other Tests: None.
8. Proxy Marriages: No.
9. Cousin Marriages: Yes.
10. Common Law Marriages: No.
11. Same Sex Marriages: No.
12. Under 18: If either of you are under 18 years of age, you must have written, notarized consent from a parent or your legal guardian.
13. Officiants: Any ordained minister who can show proof of ordination. Marriage Commissioners,and Judges (Circuit Court, District Court, or retired) in Virginia may also perform civil weddings.
14. Miscellaneous: License is valid for sixty (60) days.
15. Copy of Certificate of Marriage:
Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics
State Health Department
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000