Bride and groom kissing during their wedding in Loudoun County

Destination Loudoun County

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The best kept secret for a destination wedding.

For many of us, Loudoun County is home. It’s easy when you have spent so much time in one location to overlook all of the unique aspects of this area. Loudoun boasts history, wineries, lots of business opportunities, and let’s not forget the stunning scenery. When you hear the term “destination wedding,” a tropical island might be the first thing you think of. Maybe you think of Iceland, or somewhere in Europe; but what about beautiful Loudoun County? Even for those who are relatively local, living in DC, Maryland, or another local region, Loudoun County provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life; a place where cows roam free, and horses enjoy beautiful pastures.

For those planning a wedding, Loudoun County has so much to offer brides and grooms. Guests are never stressed spending a weekend in a family friendly location with activities for everyone. Located just 40 minutes from Washington, DC, accommodations are abundant; from 5 star resorts, to name brand hotel chains, with everything accessible by car, for those who don’t enjoy flying. Guests can enjoy wine tastings, shopping, spa treatments, and relaxed dining by visiting either downtown Leesburg or Purcellville. The wine is always pouring, and the beer always on tap; so before you book flights to a tropical island, consider hosting your guests in a location focused on unique experiences and relaxation.

Shadow Creek would be happy to serve as your destination wedding location. We have a curated list of top Virginia wedding planners and vendors who can help you plan your perfect day, even if you do not live locally. Check out our wedding galleries for lots of wedding inspiration as you plan! For additional information about Loudoun County, Virginia, and more reasons to consider Virginia for your destination wedding, please visit the official tourism page here.