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Black Horse Inn

Warrenton, District of Columbia · View map · Visit website

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About Black Horse Inn

The Black Horse Inn is an historic estate in Warrenton, VA with a mansion and seperate ballroom and banquet facility for couples’ weddings in the greater Washington, D.C. area. An elegant and rustic setting for the wedding day, this venue offers a destination property complete with horses for the day or for the weekend.


Couples can find this venue in Northern Virginia, located approximately one hour from downtown Washington, D.C. Only 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport and 55 minutes from Reagan National Airport, this hunt counrty estate is conveniently located.

Facilities and Capacity

This mansion has the space for up to 200 wedding guests. At the Black Horse Inn, couples will find four gorgeous ceremony locations for their wedding day. The main location for ceremonies is beneath the cover of a romantic wedding gazebo surrounded by centuries-old trees. The picturesque landscaping of the Black Horse Inn stretches out in every direction from this site. There are three other terrace wedding locations for couples who wish to hold their ceremony outdoors at this venue. For very intimate wedding ceremonies and gatherings, the foyer of the house is available for ceremonies with the curving grand staircase as the backdrop. Receptions take place in the mansion’s climate-controlled grand ballroom. From here, couples and guests are treated to panoramic views of the horses grazing in the pastures and the flagstone terrace. The terrace features gardens, a pond, and a white picket bridge.

Services Offered

The staff at this venue aim to make the couple’s wedding day magical through the services they provide. For any wedding event, from a ceremony and reception to a bridal shower, elopement, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner, the venue provides event items such as arches, tables, and chairs. Other services through this venue include:

  • Accommodations
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Parking

Other Facilities and Services

The stable provides a pleasant distraction for guests with handsome steeds available for photo ops with the bride and groom, family and friends. Stalls are available for the equestriain bride that wishes to bring her horse to the event and full horse care is available.


The night’s cuisine, whether African, Italian, Indian, Thai, or another style, can be prepared by the venue’s chefs to accommodate dietary restrictions for couples or guests. The catering staff can meet gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, or vegetarian needs. Dishes can be served in the following catering styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings


Fully licensed to serve alcohol, the standard and premium bar selections will satisfy the most discriminating palate. Non-alcoholic and signature drink options are also available.


The inn has 10 rooms and suites in the house from which couples and their overnight guests can choose. Each room features comfortable accommodations, antique furnishings and a private bath. The spaces make a wonderful honeymoon suite or resting place for the wedding party.


The mansion was built in the 1850s with additions added on in the early 1900s. The inn was named for the Black Horse Cavalry, the idea for which was conceived in 1858. The cavalry led a successful charge against the Union in First Battle of Manassas, and following the war many men of this organization became prominent leaders in the area.

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Ingola Hodges

Married on 05/27/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Fantastic evening.

The black horse inn did a superb job in putting up my family and working with me on the rehearsal dinner. Could not have been happier with the outcome and would recommend them highly as a wedding ... Read more venue


Married on 06/15/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Loved Everything About this Venue!

Our wedding at The Black Horse was perfect and we had the best wedding experience possible! The moment we walked onto the property and saw the beautiful grounds, the bed and breakfast, and the Gilded ... Read more Fox Ballroom, we immediately knew this was the perfect place for us. We worked with both Lynn and then Michele. Both women are amazing! Michele coordinated the whole wedding effortlessly--she was very responsive to emails/texts, extremely friendly, and so knowledgeable about how to organize/coordinate all the vendors the day of so that the bride and bridal party didn't have to worry about a thing. She arranged everything effortlessly all with a smile and was a big part of why our special day was so incredible! We had our ceremony and reception in the Gilded Fox Ballroom and when they opened the doors on to the garden terrace, guests could dance and party, or go outside into the beautiful garden and enjoy some drinks and chat. It was the best of both worlds (inside party atmosphere and laid back outdoor garden scene)! My husband and I both highly recommend this venue!


Married on 05/11/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Best day ever!

One of the reasons we picked the Black Horse Inn was that you can rent the inn for the entire weekend for your family to stay. That took a lot of stress away! We were already there, no need to think ... Read more about getting to the venue. Our non-family guests stayed at a nearby hotel, and Uber worked pretty well for them but sometimes the wait was longish for them to get an uber so keep that in mind if you aren’t hiring a shuttle to and from an outside hotel. The biggest reason was the venue itself. It was absolutely beautiful. We booked in the hopes that the weather would be amazing and we would be able to use all the beautiful outdoor parts of the venue. Well. It rained. And it was still awesome. We were still able to have our ceremony outside before it began pouring. The cocktail hour was moved inside. We still had a blast! At first I felt bad about how much booking with the BHI cost, but you can tell where the money goes. Lynn and Michele worked together and paid attention to every detail. I did not worry about a thing the day of! They called all our vendors and made sure everything was set. Many of our guests approached us during and after our wedding saying it was the best one they’ve ever attended. The caterer that was associated with the BHI at the time (It was recently turned to new owners so I’m not sure it’s the same caterer - Catering Reserved) was great. The food was so good! Anyways, the day couldn’t have gone any better. Price is a bit on the steeper side from what we originally budgeted, but it is Northern Virginia during peak time and we felt pretty pampered. The whole family was so pleased with the inn.

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