6 Unique Wedding Venues in Northern Virginia


If you’re looking for a fun, unique spot to get married, look no further. Here we have gathered 6 truly unique local venues. From a fairytale cottage to a blinged-out barn, these venues aren’t quite like anything else you’ve seen before.

1. Lefay Cottage

Lefay Cottage is just over an hour from the heart of Fairfax, and offers a distinctive fairytale-like event space. In addition to a quaint cottage and bridal suite, the venue offers ample outdoor space for a tented wedding, chivari chairs, weekend accommodations, mountain views, and charming gardens. The venue is located in Washington, VA, and offers packages that include accommodations and begin at $7500.

2. Royal Banquet and Events Center

Located right in Springfield, the banquet hall has color-changing LED lights throughout, cathedral ceilings, elegant paneled walls, chivari chairs, and a white dance floor. A venue with so much bling is a rare find in Northern Virginia, so this venue is worth checking out for a bride looking for something decidedly not rustic.

3. Torpedo Factory

This is one of the most well-known event venues in Northern Virginia, and for good reason. Weddings here are every bit as fun and unique as one would imagine. Guests can dine alongside a giant torpedo and modern art sculptures from resident artists, all right in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. The Torpedo Factory offers seating for up to 220 and rates ranging from $4400 – $6765 for an 8-hour rental.

4. A. Smith Bowman Distillery

This venue is a hidden gem. Located in Fredericksburg, it has an industrial look that is unique in the area. Up to 150 guests can be seated on the spacious floor of the brewery, with the brewery’s machinery as a backdrop. It’s also uniquely affordable, with rentals beginning at only $1500 for a Friday or Saturday evening.

5. Bel Air 1740

Bel Air is the only barn venue on this list, but it makes the list because it’s a barn with a twist. Bel Air has color-changing LED lighting, crystal chandeliers, and English gardens, giving it a fun vibe with equal parts elegance and bling. Located in nearby Occoquan, it offers seating for up to 300 and prices beginning just under $5,000.

6. Lorton Workhouse Arts Center

The site of the former Lorton Workhouse prison now an arts center, and also a unique event venue. With various spaces seating 50 – 300 people, the site offers a modern art setting with industrial touches. Rental prices range from $100-$750 per hour.

Cover photo by Lindsay & Co at the Torpedo Factory