Virginia is a paradise for lovers of all things rustic and historic, but what about the bride who isn’t? If you don’t want to get married in a barn, winery, historic home, or the great outdoors, you may have a hard time finding the perfect venue in Virginia. But no need to despair, because we’ve dug up the best 7 venues in Northern Virginia that are absolutely not one bit rustic or even historic. They’re not even old. We’ve got ballrooms, community rooms, rooftop venues, atriums, golf clubs, and more! Here is our list of the best modern wedding venues in Northern Virginia.
1. Riverview at Occoquan
Riverview is the premier Northern Virginia venue for good reason. Owned by the park service, it has a little something for everyone, including waterfront space, a stone patio with river views, a grassy courtyard, a historic structure onsite, and an airy, modern atrium that seats up to 300. You can see a Riverview Real Wedding from Santa Ana Photography featured in Nova Wedding Style HERE.
Address: 9751 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079
2. Woodlands at Algonkian
Woodlands at Algonkian is owned by the park service, and offers a spacious, contemporary space with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows on one side. A stone wall feature and fireplace give it extra character. In addition to it’s indoor space, there is an outdoor ceremony spot overlooking the woods, and a trail down to the waterfront, where couples can pose for portraits. The grand ballroom can seat up 200, making this one of the most versatile – and affordable – non-rustic venues on our list.
Address: 47001 Fairway Dr, Sterling, VA 20165
3. Tower Club
The Tower Club occupies the top floors of a Tysons high-rise and offers stunning views of the surrounding city. It has a cosmopolitan vibe and excellent in-house catering. An indoor ceremony spot features floor to ceiling windows, and guests can even step outside onto a large balcony to enjoy some fresh air along with the views. With a capacity of 150, it isn’t the largest venue on our list, but it’s convenient Tysons location make a strong contender for the couple in search of a modern wedding venue in Northern Virginia.
Address: 8000 Towers Crescent Dr Suite 1700, Vienna, VA 22182
4. Harbour View
Located on the Occoquan River, Harbour View offers two large spaces with plenty of natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows, and river views. The smaller of the spaces seats up to 80, and the Reception Ballroom seats up to 250. Couples will also have use of an outdoor balcony overlooking the river.
Address: 13200 Marina Way Suite 101 Woodbridge, VA 22191
5. 2941 Restaurant
2941 is notable for the stunning views of its sculptural waterfall fountain just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows in all of its 4 event spaces. The private rooms in this venue seat up to 100, and its main restaurant seats up to 200. This is a great choice for a cozy winter wedding, as the ice on the partially frozen waterfall fountain makes a show-stopping natural backdrop.
Address: 2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042
6. Westfields Golf Club
We’ve written about Westfields before, because it’s also one of the most affordable venues in Northern Virginia, as well as being all-inclusive. With a capacity of 200 in its main ballroom, an outdoor patio, a large, covered, outdoor pavilion, golf course views, and lots of conveniences, Westfields is a great choice for a modern wedding venue in Northern Virginia.
Address: 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave, Clifton, VA 20124
7. Bull Run Golf Club
Bull Run offers a plethora of indoor and outdoor spaces for the couple interested in a country club wedding. In addition to numerous scenic spots for portraits, it has an outdoor ceremony space with water views, and lovely water and golf course views from the indoor reception area. It boasts an indoor seating capacity of 175, and an outdoor seating capacity of 350 on its tented patio.
Address: 15000 Bull Run Estates Dr, Haymarket, VA 20169
Cover Photo by Santa Ana Photography