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18 Gorgeous Virginia Venues for Your Engagement Session or Wedding

August 22, 2019

Virginia although confused on seasons and weather sometimes, has AMAZING views and places to visit and have your portraits taken. When it comes to your Engagement Portraits or Wedding & Event Venue how can you pick just one? I can tell you this; before you do pick a location make sure you check out these stunning 18 Venues that I’m positive will make your jaw drop and get you on your email to schedule your next session (Here’s my email :

I’m sharing these gorgeous places in no particular order and some locations won’t have photos due to Bridal portraits not being able to be shared quite yet (check back after Fall for those to be shared).

1. Seven Springs

Located in King William, Virginia Circa 1725. This Venue is a show stopper! Every turn you take inside or out there is something beautiful to take in. From small to large gatherings or any type of photoshoot you can dream of, this place is the perfect gem.

2. Tuckahoe Planation

Located in Richmond, Virginia Circa 1733. Tuckahoe has quickly won my heart! The tree lined drive is magical and the light that pours in over this property is phenomenal. Amazing gardens and overlooks the James river, this venue is so welcoming and even just a stroll will be sure to clear your head and fill your heart.

3. The Virginia State Capital

Located in Richmond, Virginia completed in the 1800’s. If you love history and beauty then be sure to visit. Overlooking the city and tons of beautiful architecture and endless textures to fill your frame. It’s fun to make a day of it and explore all of Richmond.

4. Rosemont Vineyards
Built in the late 1800’s early 1900’s in La Crosse, Virginia this venue has beautiful grounds with many picturesque backdrops. The home is just as beautiful and if you love a great Plantation look with huge columns and exposed wood beams, this place is for you!

5. Virginia House
A former manor house located in Richmond,, Virginia (although you may feel as if you are in Europe once you step on the grounds). This venue offers an English and Spanish style filled with romance vibes all day everyday. The gardens and stonework of the property are another addition to what makes this venue so beautiful. The real show stopper is the long staircase I know you can picture your Bridal Portraits on.

6. Lakeside at Welch Estate
Located in Powhatan, Virginia Est. 2017. Indoor and outdoor options for weddings. Views of their beautiful lake from every part of the land and another amazing tree lined driveway. Do yourself a favor and plan to take advantage of the canoe/boat and have portraits done on the water!

7. Great Marsh Estate

Located in Bealeton, Virginia this Georgian Mansion nestled on 121 acres will give you all the feels. Plan your soiree in the Mansion or their Chic stables, regardless of which one is perfect for you it will be the best decision you’ve ever made. This particular Venue is on the top of my wish list to photograph a wedding at so if you do choose this location for your wedding make sure to email me here >

8. Morais Vineyards
Located in Bealeton, Virginia. Generations of Portugal wine making brought to Virginia. Gorgeous inside and out offering elegant and glamorous details at every part of the grounds. The cutest chapel on grounds gives you another option or backup for your ceremony, taking the worry with weather out of your plans and not eliminating any of the beauty of your design.

9. 48 Fields

Beautiful Leesburg, Virginia Chic barn not just for the DIY couple. Kelly & Steve have exquisite taste and through the renovations at 48 fields it clearly shows the detailed thought put into every design on the property. I attended a styled shoot hosted at 48 Fields a couple summers ago and the design options are unlimited. I personally love the tree swing and white lower level of the barn that has light pouring in and a natural reflector to give you the cleanest brightest portraits you could ask for.

10. Rust Manor House
Loudoun County, Virginia offering a natural setting on 68 acres! The Mansion is a beautiful historic backdrop adding the classic elegant style to any portraits. Escape hustle and bustle and relax here with their experience in catering to intimate events and hosting up to 65 people.

11. Beacon Hill Manor
Paeonian Springs, Virginia. Exquisite Mansion designed with art and beauty as the inspiration. No detail left untouched and lots of options to fit YOUR vision.

12. Salubria
Circa 1757, located in Stevensburg, Virginia. Although by appointment only, totally worth it to visit and feel like you’re in another time.

13. Mount Ida Farm

Albemarle, Virginia with panoramic mountain views every where you turn. This Venue offers unlimited styles and locations for gorgeous portraits.

14. Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast
Middleburg, Virginia nestled quaintly in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you are looking for charm well you’ve found it! Convenience of comfort and lodging all on grounds to eliminate travel time and add in more relaxation.

15. Riverside on the Potomac

Loudoun County, Virginia. Carefully designed to cater to your any and every need. This beautiful log cabin with renovated spaces overlooks the Potomac River and offers endless beautiful landscapes, with mountain views you get the very best of all worlds.

16. Early Mountain Vineyards

Madison, Virginia Mountain front fun for all. Modern beauty with luxurious amenities. Vaulted ceilings and the well known rustic fireplace.

17. Airlie
Warrenton, Virginia. Timeless, historic, most romantic ceremony site the Washingtonian has ever seen.

18. Shadow Creek Wedding & Events
Purceville, Virginia. Grand barn and views with exceptional experiences for any occasion you are celebrating.

There you have it! 18 gorgeous Virginia Venues for your Engagement Session or Wedding/Event. I’d love to be considered as your photographer if any of these Venues is YOUR perfect match but remember, I only take 12 weddings per year and no more than 2 per month.

Have a great day!
Arli Quinn

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