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If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a beautiful view, Long Branch Farm is the perfect place. Long Branch Farm is conveniently located a little over an hour from Washington DC and just 15 minutes from Berryville, Virginia, which is perfect if you have guests coming from out of town. If you are newly engaged and love stately venues, continue reading to see why Long Branch is the perfect fit for you!
This venue is nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. While taking in the expansive views, you can also enjoy the view of the farms herd of retired horses. The enchanted gardens and magnificent views surrounding them makes for a perfect wedding backdrop. When you host a wedding at Long Branch, you can take advantage of this spectacular venue and its phenomenal architecture!
Long Branch survived the Civil War, Reconstruction era, Great Depression, and 2 World Wars. With that being said, the venue has been able to preserve it’s 200-year-old home. Additionally, there is a pristine and preserved 400-acre horse retirement farm as well. The farm is an essential part of the venue and hosts a variety of community events that celebrate history, heritage, and lifestyle of Virginians.
Not only are there several options to hold your ceremony and reception, there are additional luxuries that come with hosting your wedding at Long Branch! The venue offers a Bridal Suite and Grooms Room to relax and prepare for your big day. The Bridal Suite is an elegant setting that holds a dressing room and bathroom for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready in. On the other hand, the groom’s “Tack Room” is the perfect spot for the groom and groomsmen to enjoy pre-wedding preparations. Both parties will love getting ready at this venue, so go ahead, start imagining your wedding day here!
You might ask, whats included when you book a Long Branch wedding? Typically, wedding rentals start around $5,500 and can accommodate up to 250 guests. You get the space for a duration of 8 hours and all tables and chairs are included with the rental. The historic mansion holds the Groom’s Room, Bridal Suite, Hunt Room, Gallery Space, and restrooms. Of course, ample parking is also available for guests on site- a huge plus.
Moreover, if you are looking to host an intimate wedding, this venue has the perfect place for you! For smaller ceremonies and receptions, the Main Gallery in the mansion can hold up to 75 guests. The Sheila McQueen garden is the most romantic spot and traditional Virginia wedding space to hold your dream ceremony. Additionally, a 40′ x 100′ patio and tent pad are available for your outdoor wedding.
There are so many spaces to take the most romantic photos on site. Some of these include; the Rose Garden, The Lawn, Scenic Pond, and the Sheila McQueen garden. The horses also provide a fun photo opportunity that adds life, excitement, and beauty to the farm. How could you pass up the beautiful landscape and gardens with breathtaking views behind them? As a matter of fact, speaking of photo opportunities, make sure you send me a message, as I would love to capture all of the magical moments on your special day!
In conclusion, Long Branch Farm is the most dreamy and historical wedding venue. The venue works hard to keep the history alive throughout the property, so that every guest can enjoy it. If you are looking for a wedding venue that has breathtaking views and rich history, Long Branch Farm is the place to be. All things considered, you can learn more about planning your special day with Long Branch Farm, you can contact them on their website here to set up a tour or learn more.
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