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Revealed: Why Great Marsh Estate is the perfect Northern Virginia wedding venue

Revealed: Why Great Marsh Estate is the perfect Northern Virginia wedding venue

So, you’ve decided to have a Northern Virginia wedding. I may be biased (okay, very biased), but I think you’ve made an excellent choice! First and foremost, cheers to your engagement. I couldn’t be more thrilled for you to embark on this journey of forever with your favorite person. Secondly, I am sure your mind is spinning with all the things you need to do to plan for your big day. I’ve been there, and I know how rewarding (and stressful) this time can be.

In between having your engagement party and taking your engagement photos, you must choose your venue. It can be so tough, since there are a multitude of stunning options in the area. Well, I’m here to provide you with exclusive insights on why your Northern Virginia wedding should be at the picturesque Great Marsh Estate in Bealeton, Virginia. 

Great Marsh Estate is rooted in history

Located in the heart of Virginia, Great Marsh Estate guests drive up a treelined pathway to the main house–an enchanting home created from a blueprint of a traditional Georgian Manor house. From its sturdy and substantial exterior to its ornate and breathtaking interior, the main house surprises and delights even the most sophisticated guest. 

Complementing the main house is the historical reception hall. Originally built in the 1800s, the reception hall delivers romantic lighting against the backdrop of an upscale barn. Featuring wooden beams and rustic architecture, the reception hall offers plenty of room for dancing, and even outdoor fire pits for chilly nights and end-of-the-night s’mores. 

Its grounds are charming and vast

The main house is the perfect day-of location. Whether you have a large or small group, you will have plenty of room. For the bridal party, a luxurious on-site bridal suite emphasizes restored period décor that provides an elegant environment. For the groomsmen, the estate features a groom’s lounge that includes pool tables, a bar area, and an open space for getting ready. 

In addition to the main house and reception hall, Great Marsh Estate is sprinkled with rolling hills, an onsite pond, and a bridge. As you can imagine, these are excellent backdrops for all your photography needs. Your Northern Virginia wedding will truly be captivating at this venue. 

It gives you the flexibility you need, down to the very last detail

The estate allows you to begin getting ready at 10 a.m., and it lets your special day run for 6.5 hours (plenty of time to cut rug!)–not including setup and teardown. They offer an exclusive opportunity with their favorite caterer, Serendipity Virginia, who can whip up any cuisine your heart desires. Plus, you can bring your own cake and desserts! With the ability to hold up to 200 guests, Great Marsh Estate offers you the flexibility you need when planning your big day. 

Now that you’ve got your venue, what’s next?

Your Northern Virginia wedding at Great Marsh Estate will give your guests that ethereal but rustic ambiance you desire, and I am thrilled for you to experience your special day. I am a proud Virginia wedding photographer and have served this community for years, and I would be honored to support you with my services on your big day. Want to get in touch to learn more about how I can capture the memories of your Northern Virginia wedding? Let’s connect!


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