"Rust Manor House is a wedding venue located just outside of Washington, D.C in Leesburg, Virginia. Situated in the heart of a 68-acre nature sanctuary, the venue is best known for its scenic atmosphere and historic mansion. This stunning piece of land is owned by the Audubon Naturalist Society who provides environmental education for school children during the week. Rust Manor House is managed by NOVA Parks, known for hosting incredible weddings and other events. For an unforgettable celebration in a gorgeous nature sanctuary, look no further than Rust Manor House!" - NOVA parks

With a gorgeous outdoor ceremony location tucked in the gardens, your "I Do's" take place between the boxwoods and the manor. 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 beautiful bridal room and groom's room as well as capture images of you dancing for the first time as husband and wife inside the temperature controlled tented reception space and you’ll always remember how beautiful your day truly was at Rust Manor.


"Imagine your wedding day at the most lovely historical manor tucked away on a nature preserve in Loudon County. Welcome to one of the most romantic Virginia wedding venues. Welcome to Rust Manor."
- Michelle Lieb of Lieb Photographic 

The Manor

Not only is the outside beautiful front to back but the inside is as well! From the grand staircase inside to the stone steps and columns outside, the manor is a luxurious setting for your wedding day.

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The Grounds

These are the views that drew you in so get ready to make the most of them! The grounds of the manor have so many incredible hidden gems! The gardens, the golden hour, the hidden little nooks and crannies...they all boast of the advantage of being located on a nature preserve.

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The Bridal Suite

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. The staircase right outside is illuminated with natural light streaming in through the big bay window. And there is 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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The Reception Space

Rust Manor House provides a large tent for up to 200 on a nearby solid surface. Air conditioning and heating are included so this sophisticated venue is the perfect setting for celebrations no matter the time of year!

Should we both get ready at Rust Manor House?


Absolutely! The ladies can prepare for the day in the bridal suite. The men can prepare for the day in the groom's room as well. View some great use of the preparation areas as well as the bridal suite HERE!


Where do you recommend taking our family portraits?

My favorite location for family portraits are at the back of the manor facing the ceremony space. However, I'm open for other locations so long as the lighting scenario is complimentary. View a wedding with multiple family portrait locations HERE.

What time should we schedule our ceremony to begin?

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.

What if it rains on my wedding day?

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 if you have a rain plan with your planner. Your day will still be as lovely as ever. View a rainy day wedding HERE.

Should a bride consider bridal portraits at Rust Manor?

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.

Do you recommend any other vendors at Rust Manor?

Yes I do! I have a wonderful and exclusive list of preferred wedding professionals. Many of them are familiar with Rust Manor. 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.


Meet Michelle


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 Rust Manor 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 michelle@liebphotographic.com 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.


I WOULD LOVE TO serve you on YOUR big DAY!

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