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THE VENUE GUIDE
This 121 acre estate is host to multiple gorgeous settings for your day. From the moment you arrive along the beautiful tree-lined driveway, you’ll see why everyone is talking about Great Marsh Estate. The renowned Georgian Mansion, with restored period features is steeped in heritage and charm. The Stable is the reception hall located in the restored historic barn at Great Marsh. The entire estate is located close to the town of Warrenton, Virginia and is only an hour drive to Washington, DC.
With several unique ceremony locations on the grounds, you're sure to find one perfectly tailored for your day. Say "I do" in the South Lawn, South Courtyard or North Courtyard.
As you walk the grounds, I’ll capture photos that will grace your home for decades to come. I will record your preparations in the bridal suite and groom's lounge as well as capture images of you dancing for the first time as husband and wife inside the Stable.
And you’ll always remember how beautiful your day truly was at Great Marsh.
THE PERFECT VENUE
"Imagine your wedding day at the most exquisite Georgian-style manor with a tree lined pathway and the sun setting behind a private courtyard. Welcome to one of the most romantic Virginia wedding venues. Welcome to Great Marsh Estate."
- Michelle Lieb of Lieb Photographic
BRITTANY & MIKE
TERESA & MArk
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MARIBEL & PAtrick
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“a fairy tale!”
"This place is breathtaking! There is so much we love about the venue. We wanted a place with privacy and that is what Great Marsh has. We loved having a hang out place where we could all relax, eat, and get ready before the wedding. Not to mention the bridal suite is made for a princess!
...and the views! We are so happy we chose Great Marsh."
brittany & mike
“stunning, one-of-a-kind venue”
"Truly exceptional venue...the perfect setting for our winter wedding! Our guests absolutely loved it, and we wouldn't change anything about our choice. Lauren really went above and beyond to make our day special! We couldn't have picked a better venue for our wedding. Don't miss the chance to tour, it will take your breath away!"
catie & andrew
Not only is the outside beautiful front to back but the inside is as well! The luxury bridal suite and wedding guest bedrooms are offered for exclusive use by you and your closest friends and family. The spiraling staircase, twelve foot ceilings, gorgeous lighting in the Bridal Suite, and panoramic views of the lawn make the mansion a one-of-a-kind experience.
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The lighting in the bridal suite is bright and beautiful! It is the perfect place to prepare for your Big Day and enjoy time with your ladies. There is a huge bathroom with all the space you need for your hair and make up artist to prepare you and your ladies to walk down the aisle!
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These are the views that drew you in so get ready to make the most of them! The grounds of the estate have so many incredible hidden gems! Keep exploring and perusing the galleries to see more incredible views of the grounds.
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The Stable is a restored barn on the Great Marsh Estate property. It's spacious interior and tudor style trim creates the perfect place to dance the night away. The exterior is laced with cafe lighting and had plenty of cozy room to host your cocktail hour as well.
Absolutely! You can reserve the property for more than just the day of your wedding. So you can take advantage of all the rooms for your bridal party. The ladies can prepare for the day in the bridal suite. The men can prepare for the day in the groom's lounge, complete with pool table. View some great use of the preparation areas as well as the red room HERE!
My favorite locations for family portraits are under the back portico, in the North Courtyard or the South Courtyard. However, I'm open for other locations so long as the lighting scenario is complimentary. View a wedding with multiple family portrait locations HERE.
I work very closely with you and your wedding planner to ensure that you start your ceremony with enough time for the images prior as well as time for golden hour portraits and a steady reception start time. Before you set a start time, let's chat about sunset for your time of year and your wedding day priorities. View a perfectly time wedding day HERE.
No one wants rain on their wedding day! But if it does rain, your day will still be perfect and your images will be stunning! I have photographed on rainy days at Great Marsh Estate and I know all the choice locations as well as plan B, C, D and E! Your day will still be as lovely as ever. View highlights from a rainy wedding day at Great Marsh Estate HERE.
A thousand times YES! A bridal portrait session provides the opportunity for a bride to prepare for her Big Day with a private session devoted just to her. Bridal portraits do not always happen at golden hour on the wedding day, so a session months prior to the big day provides those gorgeous images in the prettiest light of the day. And they make the BEST surprise wedding day present for the groom! Peruse some of my favorites HERE.
Yes I do! I have a wonderful and exclusive list of preferred wedding professionals. Many of them are familiar with Great Marsh. I provide all of my booked couples with a comprehensive online bridal guide complete with preferred professionals. I'm glad to help match you with the vendors who could be the perfect fit for your style and budget. Find out more about my process HERE.
GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER
I understand that you want photographs you can't stop looking at because they capture an authentic joy encased in a romantic, classic image of you at your best moments together. That's why I plan to be fully present with you, listening to your questions and your vision, encouraging you and showing you how beautiful you are together. Serving you well and creating a curated collection of fine art images of your favorite moments is at the heart of what I do. I want to bless you by making this process fun, simple and enjoyable. My heart is to give you an incredible photographic experience from beginning to end.
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Whether you’re getting married at Great Marsh Estate or someplace in Virginia (or beyond!), I would love to be considered for your day.
If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly.
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