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The Inn at Little Washington’s rich history, picture-perfect scenery and extraordinary culinary capabilities make it a premiere spot for a wedding in Northern Virginia. There are several special locations at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel where couples can tie the knot.
The ballroom is a lovely room for a small dinner (it seats 36) or larger cocktail reception of up to 80 guests. (Rumor has it George Washington graced the dance floor in this historic 1700s structure.) The space has recently been expanded and touts hand-painted wallpaper, a trellised ceiling and French doors that open out to the hotel’s meadow. The Southern plantation-style exterior and the rolling hills out back will make for a picturesque ceremony setting. (You can also opt to have a tented reception in the meadow, which can accommodate more guests.)
The Claiborne House is another place for an intimate wedding. The two-bedroom cottage has a gorgeous two-story veranda overlooking a private garden in the backyard. The house is ideal for a seated dinner for up to 10 guests or cocktail reception for up to 35.
And for the ultimate private ceremony and reception, book one of the garden suites at the Five-Star inn. Small, cozy and idyllic, the gardens offer privacy and enough room for a handful of guests.