When it comes to finding a venue for a charming rustic wedding, few places can rival Virginia. It’s a state blessed with both history and natural beauty and offers a profusion of wonderful wedding day sites. From vineyard wineries, to historic inns and manor houses, to stables and farms, our region overflows with unforgettable spots for a dream wedding. But of the area’s many choices, an “insider” favorite for a polished farmhouse bash is located less than 25 minutes from downtown Tysons and 15 minutes from Reston. Situated in the Broadlands neighborhood of Ashburn in Loudoun County, Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm is a special place where the old has been made new again and which stands as a testament to the timeless power of new beginnings.
Part of Washington, D.C.’s storied Clyde’s Restaurant Group, and celebrated in its own right for its local, fresh and seasonal American fare, Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm is both a restaurant and year-round indoor/outdoor event site that overflows with rustic but chic charm. Comprised of four historic buildings from Vermont and Virginia (c.18th and 19th century) that were bought, dismantled and warehoused for nearly 30 years, they have been reassembled, connected, and restored to create a classic American inn and barn, extravagantly decorated with an impressive array of American folk art, Audubon prints, and antique carriages and sleighs, all located on a beautiful garden site.
What makes the Willow Creek Farm property such a magical experience (besides the brilliant reconstruction and exquisite landscaping) is that this “once-upon-a-time” farm not only provides the picturesque setting many couples desire for their big day, but it comes complete with a team of accomplished planners, caterers and staff who are committed to providing the exceptional cuisine and full service that allows every wedding guest to experience the best of Virginia’s renowned hospitality.
Rustic in all the right ways, the buildings at Willow Creek Farm have been fabulously adapted for use as venues with distinct personality, perfect in size for many weddings. There’s the Audubon Bar complete with original Audubon prints on the walls, as well as the outdoor Richmond Terrace—ablaze with color in the spring and fall and equipped with fire pits when the temperatures drop—which features a large fountain, wisteria arbor and a tiny Virginia farmhouse (c.1780) that has been relocated and restored as the Richmond House bar. The Chandler Barn is available for larger events and The Sanctuary is sized for the most intimate affairs. All spaces are perfect for tying the knot, then dining and dancing the day or night away with friends and family. Weddings at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm exude a relaxed air of gracious hospitality that is inviting to all.
This variety of unique rooms and spaces— eight in all—offer many options for wedding planning and are ideal for everything from engagement parties, bridesmaid luncheons, rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunches to ceremonies and receptions. Wedding parties that range in size from 20 to 175 guests can be comfortably accommodated.
But it’s the feedback from happy couples that tell the real story. Time and again the reports are same: ambiance, food, service, and all the wedding details have been flawlessly delivered, with a wedding day at Willow Creek Farm acknowledged to have far exceeded the expectations of even the most particular bride.
With its commitment to full service and full experience, Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm fosters a family feeling, not just among its employees, but also with its guests. The staff is honored to be working with multiple generations of individual families, often starting with the “big day” and then continuing through the years with baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries and even celebrations of life at the end of life.
So when it’s time to create your own bit of history, it’s as easy as contacting Event Managers Adrien Wagner or Tara Morris and sharing your vision of the perfect day. They’ll know exactly how to make that happen because Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm wants to make sure you experience that just-right feeling of finding “the one!”
Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm
Broadlands, VA 20148