We cannot speak highly enough of 48 Fields; it is truly an all-around dream venue! First, Kelly is such a warm and caring person and graciously answered all of our questions during our tour. She also was super patient with us as we waffled on o...
ur date, which even required her to update our contract twice before our families finally settled and we could sign the contract. I appreciated how responsive she was in the year+ leading up to our wedding, expertly answering our questions and providing guidance on different vendors. She has a list of preferred vendors (not required to use, but you do get discounts on your venue fee if you do) and we ended up using one of the caterers (Old Blue BBQ), day-of coordinator (Vida Events), and photographer (Stefanie Kamerman) and they were all phenomenal! It really helped us narrow things down since there are so many vendors out there and it can be hard to decide. I had asked Kelly about a vendor that wasn’t on her list and she did a little research on her own and pointed out a few things that she typically saw as red flags in wedding vendors. It was great to have her as a resource with her experience in this industry.
As we got closer, we were assigned a day-of contact, Meredith. She helped us sort out important final details and was also super responsive and lovely to work with. She met with us and other key vendors during the venue walkthrough and made sure we were all on the same page and had things like our rain plan and all that nailed down. It was pretty smooth sailing all the way through to the wedding day. No complaints here!
We also appreciated how much is included in the rental and the other amenities that can be added. The rental fee included use of the whole property – tables, chairs (ceremony and reception), luxury bathroom trailer (although it looks like they might be finishing the barn addition that includes bathrooms soon!), and other furniture for cocktail hour. There is also a whole collection that includes décor, table numbers, and outdoor games that you can borrow, which saved us having to buy/resell those types of things.
For the venue itself – it's just beautiful. We loved that it was far enough away from the hustle and bustle to feel like a quiet, intimate venue, but it was still close enough that we didn’t have to trek far from where we live in Herndon. The farmhouse is so cute and provides plenty of space for the whole wedding party to get ready in and hang out. There are two amazing outdoor ceremony spaces as well as an indoor ceremony/cocktail hour space. With all these options, they can easily put together a rain plan and make decisions at the last minute without you having to rent any tents or anything like that. There was rain forecast for our entire weekend and I was fully at ease since both the indoor and outdoor options were so lovely. We were able to hold the ceremony outdoors, but they had set up cocktail hour on the first floor of the barn, which turned out to be perfect since the rain started right after we got everyone inside. The rain did let up and we were able to take more photos around the property later in the evening. We got sneak peaks back and they are gorgeous!
Long story short: you should book 48 Fields if you’re looking for an intimate, quiet, and beautiful venue with a team that knows their stuff and cares about you and your special day as if it was their own. This venue will only get better as they finish their projects in the coming months.