The Rosemont staff strives to make your wedding memorable in every aspect and in every sense. Whether you have two months or two years before your big day, we make sure that you have access to Rosemont and our staff to talk through your plans and dreams. We will work with you and your wedding planner to oversee all aspects of your ceremony and reception. We even ensure that your other external vendors are all completely on the same page when it comes to coordinating your wedding day at Rosemont.
The Rehearsal, Dinner, and Evening Activities
When you arrive at the estate, you and your overnight guests can settle in to your rooms or cottages and all will feel as though they are staying at a private home rather than a stuffy hotel room. At the scheduled time, we will take you, your fiance, and the wedding party through a rehearsal for the ceremony and discuss any final thoughts you have on the conduct of the day. Because of the multiple options for ceremony locations, the weather won’t threaten your plans — the lawn, the portico, and other locations are available for easy adjustments, even up to the last minute.
Once the rehearsal is “in the bag”, you will enjoy a beautiful and delicious dinner in the lovely Rosemont Dining Room or on the gorgeous Grand Portico with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The meal has been designed to your specifications and budget and is just what you and your family and friends need to relax and get into the spirit of celebration for your amazing weekend.
After your rehearsal dinner, invite your other family and friends who are already in town to a “Meet and Greet” with hors d’oeuvres in the Nimitz Lounge and Rosemont Room. Perhaps you’ll have dance lessons in the Carriage House so you and your wedding party can have your best dancing shoes on during the reception. Want to just relax? Invite everyone out for the evening for coffee and dessert and play games on the South Lawn under the lights. Whatever fits your vision for fun and memory-making, Rosemont will design a weekend that maximizes your time with family and friends.
Picture pure white wooden chairs in perfect rows, their backs tied with colored silk ribbons gently fluttering the soft breeze, where your guests will enjoy the gorgeous views of mountains, heirloom trees, and the silhouette of historic church spires against the skyline in the distance. The beautiful brick walkway extending from the manor house steps leads to a delicately decorated wedding arch, perfect for an intimate exchange of vows.
Perhaps you’ll opt for a walk across picturesque stepping stones, strewn with rose petals, leading you to a lovely Victorian Gazebo, while a string quartet quietly plays Pachabel’s Canon in D. Envision a horse-drawn carriage with two immaculately groomed horses and a groomsman, resplendent in formal attire, transporting you in style to your waiting groom. All of these things are possible at Historic Rosemont Manor.
After your ceremony, your guests can retire to The Grand Portico while you, your groom, and your wedding party are occupied with photographs. The Portico is an ideal location for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, and allows your guests to mingle while not disrupting the beauty of your indoor dining area in the Carriage House.
An outdoor bar will be used to serve your guests, and stand-up cocktail tables permit them to conveniently set their drinks and hors d’oeuvre plates while conversing with others. The Grand Portico offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside and affords both covered space and adjacent lawn space around which your guests may stroll or sit in one of the nearby adirondack chairs. The Grand Portico is a private and intimate setting that remains cool even on the hottest of summer days. As it is only steps away from the Carriage House, the Portico has a feeling of being connected to your reception area yet distinct from it. The Portico also provides the perfect cover for your cocktail musicians – a string trio or quartet has ample space to spread out while still sheltered from the sun.
The Carriage House offers a large, rustically elegant, beautifully decorated space. Hardwood floors are perfect for dancing the night away, and the vaulted ceiling, with its exposed roof trusses decorated with twinkling fairy lights simulate stars in the nighttime sky.
For those brides planning very large wedding reception, Rosemont can easily accommodate a tent in addition to or instead of the Carriage House at additional cost.
Post-Wedding Day Breakfast or Brunch
Since Rosemont has offered overnight accommodations to up to 75 of your closest family and friends, you can plan a leisurely breakfast or brunch the following morning to enjoy a little more time together. For guests staying in the main manor, breakfast is included, but if you’d like to arrange a breakfast or brunch for your guests in the cottages, Rosemont can accommodate this at a reasonable additional cost.
Historic Rosemont Manor offers you a Destination-Style Wedding without ever really leaving home.
You’ll get all the benefits of a destination wedding without the hassle and cost of extensive travelling. More of your family and friends will be able to share in your special day. And best of all, you’ll spend the most important weekend of your life in a setting that is unparalleled in elegance and charm, yet still feels welcoming and hospitable like the home of a close friend.
Contact us today to learn more about having your perfect wedding weekend at Historic Rosemont Manor. Call 703-879-5683 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make Rosemont a part of your history today!
Photo Credits (from top): Studio Uma, Erin Covey Creative, HayMcKenna Photo, Julie Napear