Oatlands Historic House & Garden

Leesburg, VA
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Preserved Perfection

This former wheat plantation, grist, saw mill, boarding house and girls school has been preserved to pristine perfection and is now operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The sprawling grounds and historic structures remain on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark and provide a once-in-a-lifetime wedding and celebration venue.

With manicured gardens, ample parking and endless acreage, Oatlands Historic House and Gardens offers a variety of picturesque locations for your event or ceremony and reception. Stone accents, richly hued American chestnut and timeless style make the property's Carriage House the center for elegant rehearsal dinners and receptions. Shining with Pennsylvania blue stone floors and stunning lighting and perfect for smaller reception dinners and cocktail hours, the Greenhouse is believed to be the second oldest standing greenhouse in the U.S.

The large outdoor Tent Pavillion can host up to 300 guests and provides a grand celebration space ready to be dressed in your color palette and theme. The charming 4.5-acre outdoor gardens and 28 buildings spanning the 19th and 20th centuries make for creative and unforgettable wedding photography while three renovated historic Airbnbs, including the historic Hamlet Inn and cozy Storybook Stone Cottage, offer unique overnight lodging.

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The Location


Oatlands is a 400-acre, 200-year-old former plantation with 20 historic structures, a 4.5-acre formal garden and eight miles of equestrian and hiking trails.

Things To Do

Northern Virginia is an entertaining melting pot of historical sites and natural beauty. History buffs devour landmarks like George Washington’s Mount Vernon home and Arlington National Cemetery, a bucket list site to pay respects to fallen soldiers crowned by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Active sets head to Great Falls Park to trek to jaw-dropping waterfalls and Shenandoah National Park for hiking, wildlife glimpses and postcard perches from Skyline Drive. A burgeoning wine and craft beer scene keeps the countryside brimming with tastings and tours while the cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria beckon with boutique shops, galleries and restaurants neatly tucked into 18th- and 19th-century buildings.


18 mi to Washington Dulles International Airport
49 mi to Old Town Alexandria
53 mi to George Washington’s Mount Vernon
49 mi to Waterfront Park
50 mi to Shenandoah National Park

20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA 20175

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Stunning manicured grounds
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Ample parking
  • Greenhouse and carriage house
  • Tent pavilion
  • Formal gardens
  • 28 historic structures

By the Numbers

  • 300 seated guest capacity for ceremony
  • 300 seated guest capacity for reception

Make it Yours

  • Curate a stunning photo shoot in the gorgeous formal gardens
  • Host a welcome dinner or intimate reception in the second oldest standing greenhouse in the US
  • Spend your wedding night in the historic Hamlet Inn or cozy Storybook Stone Cottage





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