How To Make Your Wedding A Weekend-Long (Or Longer!) Celebration

You are about to begin a journey to last a lifetime. No wonder a wedding day doesn’t feel momentous enough. This chapter of your love story definitely deserves an extended celebration. As one of the premier weekend-long wedding venues in the DC region, we have some helpful tips on planning a multi-day experience you and your guests will never forget.

Amazing Accommodations

Whether your family and friends live nearby or are coming from out of town, it’s wise to secure a room block to gather everyone under one roof for this weekend of fun. At our Forbes Four-Star resort, overnight accommodations range from well-appointed, deluxe guestrooms to grandly spacious suites.

Warm Welcomes

Show guests your gratitude for taking part in your wedding weekend with a thoughtful amenity delivered to their room to be enjoyed upon arrival. There’s something for everyone – from wine sippers to craft beer lovers to those with a shameless sweet tooth. Later that evening, an official Welcome Party is the ideal way to kick off the festivities. We recommend the family-style round tables at Piedmont’s – which overlooks the Potomac River and Greg Norman Golf Course – or a traditional BBQ on our terrace to open the door to shared stories and lots of laughter.    

Recreation & Relaxation

As a world-class resort, Lansdowne offers a nearly endless variety of pursuits. Some of the most popular organized activities include playing our guest and member-only championship golf courses as well as indulging in some pampering me-time at our Spa Minérale. Remember, this weekend is a getaway for your guests, too – allow for some free time so they can enjoy their preferred resort amenities at their own pace.

Local Love

When it comes to Virginia destination weddings, the Potomac River Valley offers the total package. Conveniently close to DC, but it feels like a wondrous world away. Your guests will want to savor farm-to-table fare and local, private-label whiskey at Coton & Rye and immerse themselves in all that Leesburg has to offer.

Formal Festivities

Of course, you can’t forget the reason everyone is here ­– your actual wedding! Lansdowne Resort is an expert at hosting rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions and after-parties of every size and style. We have indoor and outdoor venues to bring your inspiration board vividly to life – and a catering team that will make your wedding the envy of the #foodie crowd.

Final Farewells

Before you know it, the time will come to say good-bye to your guests and hello to the rest of your lives. After a night of celebrating your nuptials, a farewell brunch in Riverside Hearth is the perfect way to gather everyone together for one last round of well-wishes and heartfelt hugs – capping off a weekend that will be remembered forever.

Our expert wedding specialists are ready to help you plan a blowout wedding weekend that reflects your personal taste and style. You can start the conversation here.

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