Owned and operated by Ellen Goldberg in Middleburg, VA, Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast offers couples a warm and historic location for hosting both intimate and large-scale weddings. Located on 47 acres with mountain views about an hour outside Washington DC, Ellen’s inn is near wineries & craft breweries, parks, and horse farms. Boasting a colonial feel, Ellen’s bed & breakfast lets couples retreat into a storybook for their special day. Making a career change, Ellen purchased a former dairy farm and transformed it into an inviting b&b and venue location. Over 15 years later she is still welcoming guests and hosting events on this historic farm built around 1805. The location includes a main house with eight bedrooms, a one-bedroom cottage, and a modern 3-bedroom "chicken coop" for hosting a total of about 25 overnight guests. The event space is large enough for up to 200 guests, but provides a quaint atmosphere. Briar Patch, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with idyllic wood fences and neighing horses as neighbors, grants couples a refuge. To host nuptial celebrations, the inn has 3 outdoor locations with great views for your ceremony and the Fox Den building for up to 200 guests, providing a relaxed and open space with colonial-style embellishments for a storied feel. The vast lawns dotted with old trees paint a picture of provincial romance, instilling the location with rustic charm. In addition to hosting events, Briar Patch provides accommodations, serving as a getaway for the entire wedding. They offer event coordination services and staff to alleviate some wedding-related stress. To complete the evening, Ellen offers catering, flower, and music packages through partnered vendors, doing the research for couples beforehand. A bonus: her inn is available during certain holidays for those planning an extra special wedding.