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Oatlands Historic House & Garden

20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, VA, VA
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(703) 939-4545
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 42 Reviews


    Jessie

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    5 out of 5
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  • The venue absolutely beautiful and there were so many potential sites we could have used for our ceremony spot, first look location, wedding portraits and cocktail hour. We chose the boxwood terrace for the ceremony and the tiered gardens for cocktail hour and it made for amazing pictures. Our guests continue to tell us how beautiful the venue was. On top of that, the venue coordinator, Moriah Lemming, was so insanely organized, flexible and had great attention to detail. I was hesitant about not using an outside coordinator but she completely manned our wedding all on her own. She herded guests from spot to spot, lined up and helped time our wedding party walks, fluffed my dress before I walked down the aisle, was always on top of my slew of emailed questions and requests, and at several times during the night, I caught her holding hands with and walking around with our flower girl. She is truly amazing at her job and having her help with our wedding made our experience at Oatlands so... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    It was so wonderful to have you and Francesco begin your lives together here as married couple. Your ceremony was beautiful and we loved working with you guys! We hope that you and Francesco enjoy many years of many years of marriage. Congratulations!

    Ali

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    5 out of 5
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  • The choice to have our wedding at Oatlands was an easy one - it was in the perfect location (easy to get to, close to Dulles, away from the bustle of DC), the gardens are stunning, and we got to hang out with the amazing Moriah Lemming, Oatland's event coordinator. We had a long engagement and our venue was one of the first things we booked, leaving ample time for us to come up with tons of questions, take multiple visits to the property, yet leave many important decisions until essentially the last minute. Moriah was with us every step of the way, ensuring that our big day went off without a hitch, and despite a very rainy morning and afternoon, it absolutely did. We had a myriad of exceptional vendors on the day of, but having Moriah there brought me a sense of peace I can't describe. She is calm, professional, and knows all the ins and outs of the property. She bustled my dress, carted our bridal party around the property (along with her amazing asst, Emmeline), and helped everyone ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Ali, we are so glad that we were able to be a part of you and Peter's big day. You guys were an amazing couple to work alongside. We are overjoyed that you had a great experience and loved us! We hope that you and Peter enjoy a lifetime of happiness and love.

    Stanley

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    5 out of 5
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  • Awesome wedding venue. The gardens are spacious and there are multiple areas where you can have your ceremony, either in the garden or around the house. We had our ceremony in the magnolia garden which was beautiful and easily accommodated our 215+ guests. Unlimited photo spots - a photographer's dream. The pictures speak for themselves and everyone everyone else has said is true, so we just want to highlight the work of Moriah Lemming, the events manager at Oatlands. Friendly, easy to reach, professional, knowledgeable, organized, the star behind the scenes. She essentially served as a second day-of coordinator for us. She helped everything run smoothly and was present for all of our vendor walkthroughs with a smile. She created floor plans for us and provided good instruction on how to use the space effectively. It rained on the day of our wedding (more on that later) and she was outside, soaking wet, with a smile on her face. She really went above and beyond for us. Of note t... Read more

    Marcus

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you look through the past few years of reviews at Oatlands, there’s one common theme that stands out: Moriah Lemming, the venue coordinator. While previous reviews describing her as an angel may seem like hyperbole, I assure you it’s not. Here’s a sampling of things she did that I noticed: 1) Flawlessly executed rain plan and managed a stressed-out bride 2) Had missing item picked up 30 min away and brought to venue; 3) Sewed main button back onto groom’s suit jacket; 4) Bustled bride’s wedding dress by herself in minutes; 5) Successfully fixed SUV's broken trunk in pouring rain at midnight (an hour after the reception ended), then continued to help load gifts. Another valuable skill was her ability to both take the lead and play a support role depending on what the situation called for. We had a lot of “cooks in the kitchen” (literally and figuratively), including a wedding coordinator, caterer, and two very hands-on mothers, and Moriah was the stabilizing factor... Read more

    Rachel

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had such an amazing experience hosting our wedding at Oatlands. My parents were married here in the 80s, so it had always been my dream to get married here as well. Thanks to Moriah, and her incredible team, my dream came true and it exceeded all of my expectations! I truly believe Moriah is an angel put on this earth to help all brides through the wedding planning process. She worked with my family and I for close to a year, answering countless questions with a smile and was so incredibly kind and helpful. As an example, my bridesmaids and I stayed at the Oatlands Inn right on site (which I would highly recommend- it's stunning and so comfortable), and I had overlooked a bed for one of my girls. Moriah and her team immediately went out to purchase an air mattress for us. She consistently went above and beyond to make sure we were all happy and stress-free. Oatlands itself is beautiful, with sprawling gardens and two reception sites to choose from. I wish I could do it all again!

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Loved working with Moriah! The venue is stunning - even on an overcast day. Moriah walked us through everything every step of the way, dealt with all the small snafus, kept an eye on the weather and we managed to pull of the garden ceremony even with the threat of rain by checking the doplar radar. We lucked out that the ceremony time was in a gap between the rain clouds. Everything was perfect! I could not recommend Oatlands or Moriah more highly!

    User5405211

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  • Do not work with anyone other than Moriah Lemming. ([email protected]) She truly made the dreams come true up to and including the wedding day when April showers came and went. Her sense of urgency, immediacy and compassion was un-measurable. Working with a reverse destination global wedding party, she didn't miss a beat! We could not have done it without her.

    Nicole

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  • My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Moriah at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens. Moriah was nothing short of amazing. She was professional, detailed, responsive, helpful, kind, and truly incredible for the entire wedding planning process from start to finish. Moriah made our day go smoothly, calmed our nerves knowing that everything was okay and taken care of on our special day. She dealt with all of our vendors, helped wherever she could, and our ceremony & reception was flawless. We are so very grateful for Moriah and Oatlands. It was the PERFECT venue and absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I could not imagine a more beautiful place to be married. Our day was perfect. The weather was perfect. The setting was incredible. I will forever remember our special day and am so thankful that we chose Oatlands as our venue. Thank you Moriah for being truly amazing - we are beyond grateful for you and blessed to have met you!

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • If I could write a book on how much I love Oatlands and the people who work there, I would. They made sure my wedding went perfrectly, even when we were hit with a million obstacles. My outdoor wedding was planned so well and on the day of it rained so hard. I was so scared that everything was ruined but they not only calmed me, they set up the tent so beautifully and ran through the rain with me on my portraits, getting completely soaked, trying to keep me dry. They went above and beyond, especially Moriah. She is just the best.

    Sierra

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  • If I could give zero stars I would. I booked this venue for an event in February. We signed a contract and had a very indepth conversation with the event coordinator about our event. On September 2nd, I got an email (not a call which would have been appropriate) simply stating that they were cancelling our event. This was two weeks before our event was about to happen. Of course, I panicked and called numerous times with no response. Finally, at the end of the day the manager of the property calls me. By this time both myself and my event team for our group have called over 20 places in a panic to get our group a place to have our event in two weeks. The manager casually says that he might be able to get us off site but hardly apologies. Very disappointed especially as a history buff. I would expect that when someone cancels an event on you at their location that they give you the decency to at least call first and then email with a follow up. I would NOT recommend Oatlands for your e... Read more

    Cami

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  • I recently had my 25th vow Renewal at this great location. It is a dream to work with. It has so many options for any theme event. The staff is extremely friendly and caring. They are great to work with. Look into reserving the Inn as well. It’s gorgeous and a great plus to have a place of your own on location. It sleeps 10!!! Our event went PERFECTLY! The only disappointment: I wish there was no sound ordinance so, our event could have gone past 11pm. If you want to know that your event will be perfect rain or shine: book this location. There are a million options for locations and all amazing!!! Go with the veted vendors thwart suggest: they truly are the best as well. It’s a turn key venue if you want to worry less.

    Kallie

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • There are so many reasons we decided to book here. The majority of invitees are traveling in and being so close to Dulles makes this so much simpler for guests. While the cost of renting was a little more than we originally had in mind, we found the value for the whole package made it reasonable. The event person there is willing to act as day of coordinator, so you do not have to hire someone else. They provide all the tables and chairs you could need and fancy portable restrooms. We knew we were looking for an outdoor venue and the gardens here are absolutely gorgeous. They have a natural boxwood aisle (as well as a paved aisle with arch) and 4 acres of gardens that are so lovely to wander around. Moriah became the event manager a few months after we signed our contract, and we loved meeting her. She gave us a much more thorough tour than we originally got when first viewing the venue. She loves weddings and is very helpful and responsive when it comes to questions about the venue. B... Read more

    Jocelyn

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  • Absolutely fantastic. Great service and a beautiful venue

    Edie

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  • Oatlands was a beautiful reception space. The only flaw was that you have to end the party by 11 PM.

    Kristine

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  • Oatland's venue is very beautiful. The lands are well kept and it holds a lot of historical value. That being said, the wedding coordinating staff at Oatlands were absolutely terrible. Especially on our wedding day. They were rude to many of the guests and to the bridal party. My husband and I wish that we knew how the venue coordinator, manager, and rest of staff were truly like before giving them a huge check. The level of unprofessionalism and rudeness of the coordinator, manager, and staff after everything was paid for was quite unsettling. We would have definitely used our money somewhere else. It really us such a shame because the venue itself is beautiful. Despite it being beautiful, if the coordinator does not help during the entire day of the wedding, complains, and says snappy and rude remarks to me and my entire guests, the money here is truly not worth it. The coordinator was absolutely no help to anyone on my wedding planning team. I beg you please think twice befor... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    I would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you had at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. It is completely unacceptable that the Events Staff behaved in such an unprofessional manner. Oatlands has taken action on these complaints and replaced the Events Team in an effort to ensure future weddings and events receive the high quality care and attention that is expected from the staff at a wedding venue. Though this does not make up for the reprehensible treatment of you and your guests, we appreciate your feedback and want you to know that we have taken measures to correct our errors. With our sincere apologies, Oatlands
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