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A Premiere Barn Wedding Venue in Leesburg, VA

Article Updated 09/16/2023



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About The Barn at Willowbrook

Not your stereotypical barn, the Barn at Willow Brook is chic and sophisticated – modern white and black on the exterior and warm woods, polished concrete, and lots of airy windows on the inside. With beautiful grounds and the breathtaking landscaping of Virginia Wine Country, many brides choose to hold their ceremonies here outdoors.


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In a Nutshell...

The Barn at Willow Brook is a Chic Modern Farmhouse style barn; Excellent choice for brides who want an elevated barn wedding with beautiful grounds and scenery; Gorgeous bridal and groom’s suites; Potential for weekend stays.

As a wedding photographer and videographer team, we have a high value for the simple elegance that the Barn provides. There are ample portrait locations that array from lush garden scapes, the elegant barn, to the rolling Virginia hills. 

The Barn at Willow Brook is one of the most convenient locations for your guests and vendors. Everything is located within a 30-second walk from each other. It gives us the ability to spend all of our time focusing on you in lou of the time it takes to pack, move, and unpack multiple times. 

  • Beautiful natural setting, still close to civilization
  • Clean and modern aesthetic and black, white, and polished wood color scheme won’t clash with your colors or decor
  • Brides gush over owner Betsy Madden and her ability to turn your wedding dreams into reality
  • Big drinkers? This might not be the venue for you. Shots, drinking games, and heavy drinking are prohibited and bartenders can shut down the bar if things get too raucous
  • Live bands are prohibited

Venue Style & Logisitics

How do you know if the Barn at Willow Brook is the right wedding venue for you? Take a look at the style and location. 


The Barn at Willowbrook is nestled in Virginia Wine Country near Leesburg, VA (a 10-15 min drive). Shuttle service is offered by Comfort Suites and ample parking is provided onsite. Nearby Leesburg has many restaurants and bars to hold your perfect afterparty!

Style Overview

The Barn at Willow Brook emanates rustic elegance with its exposed wooden beams, large barn doors, and soft drapery that adds a touch of romance. The seamless fusion of vintage aesthetics and natural textures creates an ambiance that feels both welcoming and sophisticated, making it the perfect backdrop for couples seeking a timeless yet enchanting venue for their wedding.

There are panoramic views through the windows that surround the barn of the picturesque Leesburg, Virginia countryside.

Decor Overview

Inside the barn, you will feel the warmth of  the exposed wooden beams and aged brick walls are adorned with delicate fairy lights that cast a warm and magical glow. Elegant chandeliers hang from the ceiling, illuminating the space with a soft radiance, while vintage-inspired furniture and décor accents add a sense of nostalgia and grace.

Overnight Accommodations

The Barn at Willow Brook accommodates overnight stays for the wedding party and some select guests. This complements their entire weekend packages which help cultivate a smooth and stress-free wedding day experience. 

For your guests the Barn at Willow Brook recommends staying at one of the following resorts or hotels:  Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Clarion, Landsdowne Resort, and Salamander Resort, each offering reliable and convenient shuttle services to excellent destinations in the vicinity. 

It’s important to note that the Comfort Suites offer free shuttle services to the Barn at Willow Brook.

Venue Walkthrough

Take a walk with us through the Barn at Willow Brook in Leesburg Va. Although we think this is a pretty amazing Barn wedding venue, we will leave it up to you to decide! 

Getting Ready

Brides Suite

Imagine your perfect bridal suite: a mix of modern farmhouse style and comfy vibes. Sunlight streams in through big windows, giving the whole place a warm glow.

Get ready to shine with three hair and makeup stations – plenty of room for you and your squad. Plus, there are full-length mirrors all around so you can check your look from top to toe.

Step out onto a balcony with sunset views – the best backdrop for a breather. And when it’s time to rest, there are three bedrooms to relax in. Oh, and no waiting around for the bathroom – there are two of them.

Your day, your space – this bridal suite is all about making you feel amazing.

Grooms Suite

Not every venue has a groom suite, and if they do, its often an after thought. The Barn at Willow Brooks Groom Suite is huge! Boasting a modern farmhouse style with a laid-back twist. Sunlight fills the room through big windows, making it super cozy.

Check yourself out in multiple full-length mirrors – see every angle before you say “I do.” When you’re ready to relax, kick back in front of a big TV.

Step outside to a chill patio with a fire pit and shaded tables – perfect for hanging with your buddies. Inside, enjoy a king-size master bedroom with bathrooms.

Feeling competitive? Challenge your friends to shuffleboard – the ultimate showdown before the wedding. And for grub, there’s a full kitchen with an island.

Ceremony Sites

The Barn at Willow Brook in Leesburg, VA, offers three beautiful ceremony site options. Whether you’re dreaming of an outdoor celebration or an indoor affair, they’ve got you covered. Choose from the stunning view overlooking the back field under the pergola, directly off the back of the barn looking at the rolling Virginia hills or say “I do” inside their rustic barn – all three are picture-perfect backdrops for your barn wedding. 

The Pergola

With ample space for your guests to gather, the Pergola Overlook offers a serene and tranquil setting for your wedding ceremony. Whether you’re envisioning a serene sunset ceremony or a heartfelt exchange of vows surrounded by the beauty of nature, the Pergola Overlook at The Barn at Willow Brook is the ideal spot to make your wedding day truly unforgettable.

Kim & Alex's Wedding

The Fields

Sure thing! The Barn at Willow Brook in Leesburg, VA, offers beautiful ceremony site options that fit your style. Whether you’re dreaming of an outdoor celebration or an indoor affair, they’ve got you covered. Choose from enchanting garden settings or say “I do” inside their rustic barn – both are picture-perfect backdrops for your special day. It’s all about creating a magical moment that’s uniquely you.

Field Overlook Ceremony Site at Barn Wedding Venue

Plan B

As you walk down the aisle inside the barn, you’ll be surrounded by the rustic charm of the venue’s interior. The combination of wooden textures, soft lighting, and thoughtful decor sets the stage for a heartfelt and memorable ceremony.

This indoor space provides a wonderful alternative for couples who prefer the comfort of an indoor setting or want to ensure that weather won’t be a factor on their special day. With its unique blend of rustic charm and elegance, the indoor ceremony site at The Barn at Willow Brook offers a romantic backdrop that perfectly captures the essence of your love story.

Creator: Micah Cook | Credit: Micah Cook Copyright: Micah Cook


The Barn at Willow Brook offers a variety of stunning portrait locations. From the natural beauty of the outdoors to the rustic charm of the barn itself, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from for your memorable wedding photos and videos. 

  • Scenic Grounds: The venue’s picturesque grounds provide a backdrop of rolling hills, lush gardens, and serene landscapes. Whether you’re strolling through the gardens or capturing candid moments against the backdrop of the countryside, these outdoor areas offer endless possibilities.
  • Barn Exterior: The exterior of the barn boasts a rustic charm that’s perfect for capturing the essence of your wedding day. The weathered wood, classic architecture, and charming details make for a quintessential country-inspired portrait location.
  • Pergola Overlook: If you’re looking for a touch of elegance, the Pergola Overlook is a romantic spot for portraits. The pergola, adorned with drapery and greenery, creates a lovely frame for your pictures while showcasing the natural beauty of the surroundings.
  • Open Fields: Embrace the beauty of wide-open spaces with portraits taken in the open fields around the barn. These locations offer a sense of freedom and a natural, uncluttered backdrop that allows your love to shine.
  • Sunset Balcony: Capture the enchanting moments of dusk on the venue’s sunset balcony. The soft, warm lighting and scenic views provide a perfect setting for capturing the magic of the golden hour.
  • Barn Interior: Inside the barn, you’ll find a wealth of charming details that make for captivating portraits. The combination of wooden beams, vintage decor, and unique textures adds a touch of rustic elegance to your photos.
  • Doorways and Entrances: The barn’s doorways and entrances offer intimate and artistic locations for portraits. The juxtaposition of light and shadow, along with the architectural elements, creates visually compelling shots.

Cocktail Hour

The cocktail patio at The Barn at Willow Brook is a lively space where guests can enjoy drinks, mingle, and have a blast with lawn games. With comfortable seating and an outdoor vibe, it’s a perfect spot for relaxation. The patio is also equipped with a variety of lawn games like cornhole and giant Jenga, adding a playful touch to the celebration. As guests enjoy their cocktails and engage in friendly competition, the cocktail patio becomes a vibrant hub of entertainment and joy, creating wonderful memories for your special day.


The reception space at The Barn at Willow Brook is a captivating and enchanting setting that sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by rustic elegance and a warm, inviting atmosphere. The barn’s interior features charming wooden beams, delicate lighting, and vintage details that create a cozy yet sophisticated ambiance.

Guests will find themselves surrounded by the unique character of the barn, where the combination of natural textures and thoughtfully designed decor sets the perfect backdrop for your reception. The space is versatile and can be tailored to your vision, whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration.

With ample room for dining and dancing, the reception space offers an ideal layout for your festivities. The barn’s rustic charm seamlessly blends with modern amenities to create a comfortable and stylish environment where you and your guests can celebrate, dance, and make cherished memories.

As the evening unfolds, the reception space transforms into a magical realm where your love story takes center stage. The soft glow of twinkling lights overhead adds a touch of romance, creating an enchanting ambiance that complements your joyous occasion. Whether you’re enjoying a delectable meal, sharing toasts, or hitting the dance floor, the reception space at The Barn at Willow Brook promises an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Send Off

Comfort Suites (offers shuttle), Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Clarion, Landsdowne Resort, Salamander Resort

Kim & Alex's Wedding

Vendors, Rules, & Regions

Every venue has a slightly different take on how they handle vendors. The Barn at Willow Brook is committed to its couples having the best wedding day possible. Even though they limit your freedom to choose all your vendors it’s for the greater good of creating a smooth and stress-free wedding day experience. 

Staff, Mission, & Venue Vision

The venue has a limit of 125 guests. In an ideal world, we would recommend having 110 guests at the Barn at Willow Brook. It’s more than capable of holding more than 125 but the ultimate sweet spot for table spacing is around 110 guests. 

If you need a bigger venue but still like the aesthetics of the Barn at Willow Brook you can check out Shadow Creek, Sweeney Barn, or The Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farm.

Venue Capacity

The venue has a limit of 125 guests. In an ideal world, we would recommend having 110 guests at the Barn at Willow Brook. It’s more than capable of holding more than 125 but the ultimate sweet spot for table spacing is around 110 guests. 

If you need a bigger venue but still like the aesthetics of the Barn at Willow Brook you can check out Shadow Creek, Sweeney Barn, or The Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farm.

Vendor Requirements

For all you lovely brides-to-be considering The Barn at Willow Brook as your wedding venue, let’s dive into the important details about vendor requirements that will help shape your big day into something truly magical. At The Barn, they’ve got your back when it comes to connecting you with some of the best in the industry. We’re talking about the essentials: caterers, planners, and DJs. They’ve handpicked these pros because they’re not just good – they’re phenomenal.

Picture this: a culinary experience that leaves your guests raving, a planner who turns your vision into reality flawlessly, and a DJ who sets the perfect mood for dancing the night away. Their preferred vendors list is a goldmine of talent, and they’re excited for you to tap into it.

Now, we totally get that every bride has her unique style and vibe. That’s why they’ve also made room for your personal touch. Beyond the essentials, you’re free to choose your dream team of photographers, florists, and any other creatives who speak to your heart.

So, to sum it up – at The Barn, they’re all about giving you the best of both worlds: curated excellence where it counts, and creative freedom where it matters most. Your wedding day should reflect your love story in every detail, and they’re here to make sure it does. Let’s create memories that’ll last a lifetime, together!

Rules You Should Be Aware of

As you plan your enchanting celebration at The Barn at Willow Brook, here are some important guidelines to ensure a seamless and memorable experience:

1. **Music Volume:** To maintain a harmonious atmosphere, please be mindful that music should not exceed 100 decibels (dB). This ensures that everyone can enjoy the festivities without disrupting the serene surroundings.

2. **Belongings Removal:** As the festivities come to a close, kindly remember to gather and clear your belongings from the premises. This helps us prepare the venue for the next event and ensures a smooth transition for all.

3. **Fireworks:** While we love a good celebration, please refrain from using fireworks on the premises. We prioritize safety and the tranquility of the surroundings for all guests and our neighbors.

4. **Vendor Exclusivity:** To maintain our high standards of service, we kindly request that you utilize the talented caterers, DJs, and planners from our preferred vendors list. This ensures a seamless and exceptional experience for you and your guests.

We’re thrilled to be a part of your special day and appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to these guidelines. Your celebration at The Barn at Willow Brook will be a beautiful and unforgettable event, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Nearby Attractions & Activities

Leesburg, Virginia, offers a variety of activities and attractions for out-of-town wedding guests to visit. Here are some of the best activities you can consider when visiting Leesburg:

  1. Historic Downtown Leesburg: Explore the charming and historic downtown area with its picturesque streets, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. You can take a leisurely stroll, shop for unique items, and enjoy the town’s colonial architecture. Learn more

  2. Morven Park: This historic estate features a mansion, gardens, and equestrian center. You can take guided tours of the mansion, walk through beautifully landscaped gardens, and learn about the history of the property. Visit Morven Park

  3. Oatlands Historic House & Gardens: Visit this stately mansion and its expansive gardens. Guided tours offer insights into the history of the property, architecture, and the lives of those who lived there. Explore Oatlands

  4. Leesburg Premium Outlets: If you’re a fan of shopping, the Leesburg Premium Outlets offer a wide range of brand-name stores and discounts. Check Out Leesburg Premium Outlets

  5. Wineries and Breweries: Leesburg is part of Loudoun County, which is known for its wineries and craft breweries. Consider going on a wine or beer tasting tour to experience the local flavors. Discover Loudoun’s Wineries and Breweries | Breweries in Loudoun

  6. W&OD Trail: The Washington & Old Dominion Trail is a paved trail that’s popular for walking, running, and biking. It passes through Leesburg and offers a scenic route through the area. Learn About W&OD Trail

  7. Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park: This historic site commemorates the Battle of Ball’s Bluff from the Civil War. You can explore the trails, visit the cemetery, and learn about the history of the battle. Explore Ball’s Bluff Battlefield

  8. Loudoun Museum: Learn about the history and heritage of Loudoun County through exhibits and artifacts at the Loudoun Museum in Leesburg. Visit the Loudoun Museum

  9. Outdoor Activities: Enjoy outdoor activities at parks like Ida Lee Park, where you can find sports fields, a recreation center, and a pool. Ida Lee Park

  10. Restaurants and Cafés: Leesburg offers a diverse range of dining options, from local eateries to upscale restaurants. You can enjoy a variety of cuisines and culinary experiences.

  11. Farmers’ Markets: If you’re visiting during the right season, check out the local farmers’ markets for fresh produce, artisanal goods, and a taste of the local community. Loudoun County Farmers’ Markets

  12. Tally Ho Theatre: Catch a live performance or movie screening at this historic theater that offers a unique entertainment experience. Discover Tally Ho Theatre

Keep in mind that the availability of activities can vary depending on the time of year and any special events that may be taking place. It’s always a good idea to check ahead of time for the most current information and to plan your visit accordingly.

Nightlife & After Party Spots

Leesburg, Virginia, is known for its charming and historic atmosphere, but its nightlife might be more subdued compared to larger cities. However, there are still a few options for a wedding afterparty in the area. Keep in mind that offerings can change, so it’s a good idea to check for the most up-to-date information closer to your event date. Here are a couple of options:

  1. MacDowell Brew Kitchen: This brewery and restaurant often has a lively atmosphere in the evenings. They offer a selection of craft beers and a menu with pub-style fare. It could be a great spot for a casual after-party.

  2. SideBar: SideBar is a small bar located in historic downtown Leesburg. It offers a relaxed setting and a selection of drinks. It might be suitable for a more intimate afterparty.

  3. Loudoun Kitchen & Bar: This restaurant and bar offers a blend of Southern cuisine and craft cocktails. It could provide a comfortable and stylish setting for a post-wedding gathering.

  4. Wineries and Breweries: Consider contacting local wineries or breweries in the Loudoun County area. Some might offer private event spaces or extended hours for special occasions.

  5. Hotel Lounges: If you’re staying at a hotel in the area, check if they have a lounge or bar that could accommodate your after-party. Many hotels offer spaces for private events.

  6. Private Rentals: Depending on the size of your afterparty, you could consider renting a private space, such as an Airbnb. This would allow you to create a personalized atmosphere.

Remember to inquire about any reservations, minimums, or special arrangements needed for your afterparty. It’s also a good idea to visit the venues in person if possible to get a sense of the ambiance and whether it matches your vision for the afterparty.

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