12 Barn Wedding Venues in the Washington, DC Area

Find rustic elegance in the DMV.
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Updated May 15, 2024

The Washington, DC Metro area comprises DC proper, along with Northern Virginia and Maryland. So if you're looking for barn wedding venues in Washington, DC, you might also find some stunning barns just outside the hustle and bustle of the big city. Not far off the beaten path are bucolic locales like Potomac in Maryland, and Leesburg, Lovettsville and Purcellville in Virginia. And if you don't mind expanding your search for a barn wedding venue a bit further, places like Berryville, Virginia; Annapolis, Maryland; and the Eastern Shore have some seriously charming venues.

One thing to be aware of is that each of these locations (DC, Virginia and Maryland) may have slightly different marriage license and name-change requirements. So be sure to check on this before signing on the dotted line. Getting married in DC proper? Here's what you'll need to plan your DC wedding and get legally married in the district.

Without further ado, here are some of our very favorite barn wedding venues in the DC region. Be sure to check out our venue booking checklist and our guide to important questions to ask wedding venue staff to ensure you're able to get all the information you need about your chosen location before signing off on your reception venue.

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Sweeney Barn in Manassas, Virginia

This beautiful property, founded in 1939, is a truly majestic setting if you're looking for barn wedding venues in the Washington, DC area. Sweeney Barn is a towering, fully renovated barrel-shaped barn with a beautiful, modern black-and-white exterior. While the barn's exterior is the perfect backdrop for a modern wedding, the inside of the barn is just as much of a treat. The main level features elegant, white-washed wood walls and a grand window that allows sunlight to flood the space. Upstairs, the fully finished hayloft features a dramatic arching ceiling and a blank space for any decor you choose. Renting this property gets you a ton of extras, too, like 200 padded white chairs, authentic barrels for high-top table seating and much more.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Tranquility Farm in Purcellville, Virginia

A hidden gem located off the beaten path in Purcellville, Virginia, Tranquility Farm is an unforgettable barn wedding venue in the Washington, DC region. Nestled on 23 private acres, this beautiful property offers weekend-long or day-of reservations, where you and your guests will have exclusive access to all the grounds. This includes a stunning historic barn with a metal roof, a huge silo that's the perfect backdrop for photos, a stone manor home and, of course, plenty of fields, gardens and groves.

Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor settings for both your ceremony and reception, including an expansive outdoor patio area with romantic string lights for ambiance. The climate-controlled barn features a rustic interior with wood beams and room to host up to 120 guests. For couples with a larger guest list, a new facility that opened in the spring of 2023 hosts up to 300.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

Comus Farm in Dickerson, Maryland

Comus Farm is a 300-acre working farm nestled in the hills of Maryland just outside Sugarloaf Mountain. This woman-owned barn wedding venue in the Washington, DC area can play host to your wedding of up to 150 guests. A medium-sized green and white barn gives an old-time vibe, while the inside serves as a surprisingly elegant backdrop with wood beams and sweeping white curtains. An upstairs hayloft works well for an intimate ceremony or for a DJ setup during your reception. With a variety of potential indoor and outdoor event spaces, Comus Farm allows you to customize your day exactly as you'd like it. A guesthouse features seven bedrooms for guest accommodations and plenty of getting-ready photo ops.

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  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

Linganore Winecellars in Mount Airy, Maryland

If you're debating whether to have a winery wedding or a barn wedding, we say, why not have both? It's possible when you book your big day at Linganore Winecellars in beautiful Mount Airy, Maryland. The oldest winery in Maryland, this 230-acre property offers half-hour ceremony time slots in the wine cellar for a unique experience. Aside from the wine cellar, the property offers tons of indoor and outdoor event spaces, including the grand barn with dramatic, 23-foot ceilings. The wood interior and pretty string lights lend themselves to any wedding decor, and tons of included rentals, services and professional staff will help your day go off without a hitch.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Winding Creek Farm in Lovettsville, Virginia

The rolling hills of western Loudoun County are well known for their incredible, bucolic views. When you exchange vows at beautiful Winding Creek Farm in Lovettsville, Virginia, those views are sure to elevate your wedding photos. This 20-acre property features a rustic red barn with vintage white doors. But it's what's behind those barn doors that's truly stunning. Inside, a 5,000-square-foot interior is flanked by aged wood walls and floors and features an unforgettable chandelier to make your ceremony or reception stand out from the rest.

No matter what wedding decor you choose, it'll look right at home in this amazing barn space. Another coveted feature? Separate space for both partners to get ready with their wedding parties. One person can get ready in the 1900s farmhouse, while the other one can find a lovely space in the Corn Crib. Work with the on-site staff and their list of preferred local vendors for an easy-peasy experience.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

The Other Barn in Columbia, Maryland

This intimate barn wedding venue in the Washington, DC region is a former dairy barn that's been completely renovated as an elegant backdrop for weddings. The white barn pops with dramatic black accents for a modern vibe. Inside, the loft features high-beam ceilings and a rustic wood floor. Up to 200 guests can dance the night away in this space. Or, for a more intimate affair, couples can choose to use the Smithy/Tack Room (up to 65 guests) overlooking the property's beautiful courtyard. When considering this property, it's important to know that The Other Barn is a rather scaled-back venue: it doesn't offer on-site accommodations, dressing space or covered outdoor space. But if you're looking for a stunning backdrop for your event without these add-ons, The Other Barn is a beautiful option.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

The Golf Club at South River in Edgewater, Maryland

For the ultimate in rustic elegance, consider this all-inclusive golf club just moments outside of historic Annapolis, Maryland. The Golf Club at South River boasts everything you'll need for your big day and more. The open-air pavilion gives a rustic, barn-like vibe that allows for an outdoor experience that's also suitable for last-minute bad weather. Lavish extras include extensive bar and catering options, on-site staff to help with every detail, and even an attendant available to you while you're getting ready to walk down the aisle. Guests rave about the super-helpful staff that works hard to ensure every detail is taken care of at this barn wedding venue outside Washington, DC.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 120

Bella Vita Farm in Brookeville, Maryland

Looking for a bucolic farmland setting for your nuptials? This stunning woman-owned property in Brookeville, Maryland simply must be on your list of barn wedding venues in the Washington, DC region. At Bella Vita, you'll wed among more than 100 acres of farmland with rolling hills and a mountainous backdrop. A historic red barn and manor house offer just a few of many indoor and outdoor event spaces on this beautiful property. On-site staff is ready to work with you to fully customize your big day and a dedicated space for getting ready is an added convenience.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100

Blackwall Barn & Lodge in Gambrills, Maryland

For a simple but elegant affair, Blackwall Barn & Lodge in Gambrills, Maryland is just 30 miles outside DC. A beautiful, rustic barn serves as a space for either a ceremony or a reception. Inside, dramatic dark-wood beams mingle with gleaming chandeliers and white-washed wood paneling for a perfectly wedding-ready space for as many as 200 guests.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Darnall Colonial Farm in Poolesville, Maryland

Montgomery is a large county in Maryland just outside Washington, DC. It's the location of this beautiful farm, close to plenty of modern amenities and tourist attractions like Georgetown and downtown DC. Darnall Colonial Farm features a vast, open lawn perfect for an outdoor ceremony or reception space, several historic outbuildings and an oversized rustic wood barn. On-site staff can help you with all the necessary rentals and equipment you'll need for your big day to ensure everything runs smoothly. When you choose this affordable barn wedding venue, it's important to note that there are no on-site overnight accommodations or getting-ready spaces.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+

Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards in Brandywine, Maryland

A beautiful red barn is nestled among green rolling hills at Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards in Brandywine, Maryland. When you choose this stunning property for your barn wedding venue in Washington, DC, you'll have six hours of access to the rustic barn with its wood interior and hayloft. From the ceiling, chandeliers and string lights create a warm, cozy aesthetic perfect for wedding receptions. You'll also enjoy an oversized covered tent located right next to the barn if you choose, along with a stone patio for your cocktail hour. On-site staff will help with everything from planning to rentals for your event.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Kent Island Resort in Stevensville, Maryland

Just an hour outside of Washington, DC is Kent Island Resort, an exquisite venue you're sure to fall in love with. A huge, immaculately decorated barn is the cornerstone of this property. The vast interior space is painted white and features several double-level circular chandeliers for a modern aesthetic. Plenty of sunlight streams in thanks to two rows of clerestory windows atop the barn, along with two oversized doors that add comfort with ample airflow in nice weather. Aside from the barn, this stunning property offers lots of extras, like waterfront access for boating and kayaking, tons of biking and hiking trails and an in-ground swimming pool. A full suite of vendors and rental options are available when you book this resort for your wedding day.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+

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