Gunston Hall

Lorton, VA

Gunston Hall is a historic banquet hall wedding venue in the Washington, D.C. area. At this museum mansion couples can use the grounds or the rooms inside for their wedding. Located in Northern Virginia, this venue is approximately 40 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.



Facilities and Capacity

Couples can invite up to 200 guests to their wedding at Gunston Hall. With 550 acres of careful landscaping and views of the Potomac River, this venue has plenty of outdoor space for couples to have a ceremony. Couples can use the stunning tree-lined drive for photographs on their big day. For receptions, couples can also set up tents on the grounds to host their full guest list. The Ann Mason Room in the visitor center and its adjoining private courtyard make the perfect wedding ceremony and reception combination space. In addition, couples can host their bridal shower, engagement party or rehearsal dinner in these event locations. This venue is rife with historic brick walls, vintage accents and lush green outdoor areas for couples on their wedding day.



Services Offered

This mansion wedding venue offers many items and services to help ease couples’ worries on the big day. Event items available through Gunston Hall include audio equipment, chairs and tables. Services at this location include:




  • Bridal suite

  • Event rentals

  • Lighting/sound

  • Parking

  • Pet friendly

  • Setup

  • Shuttle

  • Valet

  • Wireless Internet





History

This mansion's construction was completed in 1759. It was crafted for George Mason IV. This example of Georgian style has hardly changed over the years save for some modern updates to its antiquated systems. It was constructed by two Englishmen who brought over design and architecture elements popular in London at the time. A large number of Mason pieces still remain at the mansion, showcasing the lives of the family during their stay in the house from 1759 to 1792. The home stayed in the family until 1867.


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4.9
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17 Reviews
Quality of Service
4.9
Responsiveness
4.9
Professionalism
4.8
Value
4.9
Flexibility
4.8
5.0
Sarah
We LOVED Gunston Hall, and especially Nicole, our main contact there. We chose it because it had an indoor option in case of rain, but luckily were able to go with plan A and be outside overlooking the river and under the big tree near the house. Their team was wonderful - I loved that the chairs and tables and setup were included, that we had a shorter time option (5 hours was plenty for our small 68 person wedding!), and of course being able to have such a gorgeous backdrop for our ceremony and reception. Their vendor recommendations were so helpful, the getting ready rooms are perfect, and the location feels quiet and away from the sounds of highways and the city. Thank you, GH!
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5.0
Hannah
If you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL and reasonably priced venue Gunston Hall is the place to go. I had such an amazing experience. They helped to make my wedding day all that I wanted.
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Lisa
We can't say enough good things about working with Nicole and choosing Gunston Hall for our wedding. It was the best decision we made for our wedding. All of our guests thought the property was beautiful, and Nicole went above and beyond to help us. She met with us several times in the course of our engagement, helped us figure out the best place to hold the various parts of our day (we did both our ceremony and reception on site), was incredibly responsive via email, and helped with set-up and breakdown of our wedding. She was also incredibly sweet to our dog who served as the "Best Dog". Gunston Hall was the most perfect place for us and I am so happy to have these memories. One day, we hope to hold an anniversary party there and bring everyone back for another spectacular celebration!
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Gunston Hall Price Rates
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Tables
Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
200
Guest Minimum
25
Event Spaces
5
Type
Banquet Hall, Historic, Museum
Style
Outdoorsy, Rustic/Country, Unique
Setting
Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Wedding Events
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Elopements
Event Services
Bridal Suite
Event Rentals
Lighting/Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planning
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Event Items
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arches
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Tent Accessories
Tents
Transportation & Access
Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access