There was no place else that could have provided the mind blowing food, atmosphere and intimacy that Lightfoot did. All other locations would have charged $2k-$3k just for the facility. My wedding cake designed by the team there - WAS THE TALK of my guests for DAYS! My relatives who have eaten all over the world could not stop raving about the food, we gave the choices of Steak and Crab Cake, Salmon and Crab cake, Chicken and Crabcake or Ingrids Famous Eggplant Parm - all the choices were amazing!
Highly recommended for not only weddings but for small gatherings, important birthday dinners, just about anything you want a wonderful experience for yourself and your guests.
I was an out-of-state bride and Carrie and Lightfoot Restaurant made my life so easy. The building itself is historic and beautiful located on the main street of a neat, historic Main Street. The ambiance and atmosphere was perfect for our seated dinner reception. It's a place that requires little decoration because its already so classic and elegant. But the best thing is that they do everything - our cake, table setup, etc. Another thing I appreciated was their website - it was easy to navigate and I was able to find all the pertinent information for pricing, food options and services for receptions.
Lightfoot is the Perfect location for the wedding ceremony and reception! Do yourself a favor and go out to Lightfoot restaurant and visit the upstairs banquet area (and have a bite to eat also). It is the PERFECT location for a wedding for around 100 people or less. It is a really beautiful facility and right in historic Leesburg sets up for some great wedding photographs. They have a nice banquet room for the ceremony and reception, a beautiful piano bar area right outside the banquet room where you can have the cocktail party, and a very nicely decorated bridal room where the bride can relax and get ready for the ceremony. Carrie was great to work with during the months and months of planning (I had many questions) and in handling the nuances of the wedding day (timing and staff preparation). We had our ceremony in the Sheridan room and after that, the Lightfoot staff re-arranged the room for the reception (put down the dance floor, put tables in place, etc) while we had crab cake and bacon-wrapped scallop appetizers and enjoyed cocktails in the piano bar area (Everyone really loved the Wine : )). We also went outside to the Leesburg courthouse area for some great photographs. The reception was great also. What amazing food! Your guests will rave about the food for sure. We had buffet style food which was good because everyone wanted more : ). The food and beverage is great (Lightfoot even did our cake which was amazing), the service is fantastic and professional, the prices are very reasonable (no facility rental costs), and the entire facility is so unique, elegant, and beautiful. Carrie and the whole staff at Lightfoot are awesome to work with!
Thank you for a great wedding Lightfoot! : )
--Sam and Grace
We loved the look of this venue, overlooking the court house in Leesburg. The actual reception was great but the preplanning was a bit nerve wracking. The catering manager, Carrie, is not good about returning phone calls. I only actually got her on the phone once when I called, otherwise I had to leave messages. I had to track her down 9 days before the reception to order the cake, give her a guest number and go over the menu. She should have been calling me. On the day of the event it all came together. The cake was perfect, the room looked super and the all of my guests raved about the food. The actual waiter service was very good up until the coffee and none of the waiters helped with the cutting or serving of the cake.
I highly recommend Lightfoot as a wedding venue. It is a gorgeous building and the food was absolutely fantastic. Our guests raved about how delicious every bite was! The restaurant was also excellent about setting up our tables and collecting all of the decorations to return them to us afterward. You also will not find a venue with more character for the value. Lightfoot has no room rental fees - only a minimum food and beverage minimum which is not difficult to reach.
What a perfect location to host our wedding! Ideal for those looking to host their ceremony and reception all in the same place. Carrie was a true pleasure to work with and the entire team was great!
Of course the food was amazing...but the best surprise were the cakes. Rob, the Pastry Chef is a true talent. He definitely exceeded our expectations.
All of our guests raved about the food and service! We are so happy to have shared our special day with the Lightfoot...
This was absolutely a perfect venue for my reception. It's the most beautiful place ever - people were stunned. The servers were wonderfully friendly. And the food - oh my goodness! Everyone always says "you never eat on your wedding day" because everyone wants to talk to you or is clinking their glasses for you to kiss. But when the food came, everyone was all but silent! We ate our entire meal, people only clinked the glasses once! People just couldn't stop eating, the food was THAT good. I am CONSTANTLY being told how amazing the food and atmosphere were. GET THE CRAB CAKE!! It's an entire mound of almost NOTHING but huge chunks of crab!! And everything was perfectly seasoned. Carrie was great to work with, she always answered all of my questions (and I had a lot). She made sure everything worked out perfectly.
Wonderful venue! Unique in character, fabulous food, professional staff and a very welcoming feeling. We had our ceremony in the Sheridan Room and then moved to the Piano Bar for a cocktail hour with fabulous food stations. Back to the Sheridan Room for wonderful dinner service and dancing after a quick and seamless transformation of the room. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for somewhere unique and full of ambiance for your wedding.
The owners (chef and CEO) and staff at Lightfoot were amazing to work with and were only surpassed by the delicious food. The cake was SO good and so beautiful. Don't overlook this venue for a wedding of 120 or less!! It is beautiful, unique, and you work directly with the women in charge! Lightfoot is already a great restaurant with beautiful location and decor, and is not inexpensive but well worth it. BUT as a wedding venue, you subtract fees for site, tent, caterer, corkage, rentals....and it is the best value anywhere! The food and staff are wonderful....everything you want for your special event! Thanks Carrie & Ingrid! AWESOME JOB!!!!
From the moment my groom and I walked into Lightfoot, we knew that it was the place for our reception. It is a truly beautiful restaurant in the heart of old town Leesburg. Carrie was very helpful, answering all of our questions along the way and was always very understanding. We also found that if we were rained out for our outdoor ceremony, that Lightfoot could host it, even on short notice. The food was delicious and the wait staff were all very professional. I received so many compliments about my reception. It will always be a very special place for us and we plan on enjoying many anniversary dinners there.
We had the ceremony and reception at Ligthfoot. Not only was it gorgeous but the food was excellent and the staff on hand were great. I was never far from an hors d'ouevre and drink. They kept us relaxed and helped us plan our great day. Great price for what you get.
Having our wedding and reception at the Lightfoot was a wonderful and memorable experience. The food was absolutely fantastic and the staff were all extremely flexible and helpful.
Great restaurant with lots of character! The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful as well! We used the Sheridan room (upstairs portion of the restaurant) that included the use of the bar/piano area directly outside the room. It was very private and perfect for a rehearsal dinner.
Lightfoot Restaurant is a really unique and trendy location. The staff is very friendly and accomodating.
The Lightfoot Restuarant offers everything a bride or event planner would need -- gorgeous location, over-the-top award winning cuisine and superior service! A vintage site with modern touches, the Lightfoot can accomodate anything from large weddings, festive parties to intimate gatherings. At J. Morris Flowers we love decorating this venue -- everything works, from classic to modern flowers and decor. The Lightfoot will create an event you and your guests will never forget!
I love the Lightfoot it is by far one of the most unique venues in the DC. area. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and Carrie is a pleasure to work with. For all of those reasons Lightfoot is the perfect place to plan your wedding and reception.
The Sheridan Room & Piano Bar- 120 seated with a dance floor,
180 reception style, private bar
The Marshall Room-30 seated
The Greene Room-12 seated