How to Choose Your Wedding Date in Northern Virginia

The day of your wedding will be a day you’ll want to cherish forever so you want to make sure you pick the perfect date. When planning your wedding in Northern Virginia, you’ll need to consider a few different factors to narrow down your options. Here are some tips on how to choose your wedding date in Northern Virginia:

The Perfect Wedding Date
1. Decide on an indoor or outdoor celebration. Summer and fall in Northern Virginia offer plenty of opportunities to spend long days outdoors and temperatures are comfortable. Winter and spring are well-suited for indoor celebrations where guests can cozy up by the fire and enjoy indoor activities during their stay. Consider the season to choose the perfect date.

2. Plan around your honeymoon. Northern Virginia has several romantic destinations that are ideal for a romantic getaway. Save money on travel and enjoy an extended celebration by enjoying your honeymoon right after your wedding events.

3. Consider the venue. If you’re booking a conference center instead of a hotel or resort for your wedding events, you’ll need to choose dates that don’t conflict with other events taking place at the event venue. Search for calendars and request information about availability in the season you are planning your wedding to bed in so you can secure a date you want.

Wedding Planning in Northern Virginia
When you’re planning your wedding and social events in Northern Virginia, consider the event space at the West Belmont Event Center. Our Leesburg event venue is surrounded by more than 65 scenic acres and features the largest ballroom in Northern Virginia, accommodating up to 1,800 guests. Learn more about weddings at West Belmont Place.

We’re Engaged!

The season of romance gives way to some serious planning

As the elephant rounded the corner and headed straight towards the doors, wedding guests gasped… in delight! The moment was as thrilling as the bride had imagined it would be, and she knew it could only happen at West Belmont Place. With multiple ballrooms, patios and extensive grounds, West Belmont Place is the canvas on which many wedding masterpieces are created.

Holiday engagements usher in a new season of wedding planning, and certified wedding planner Paula Lynn Safran is ready for the rush. Paula and her team meet with couples, and often their families or friends, to walk the West Belmont Place property and envision their wedding experience. That first consultation tells her so much about the couple and the feeling of their wedding.

“We do things differently here. When I meet with a newly engaged couple, I’m planning their once in a lifetime, their forever. Every love story is unique and we tailor each brush stroke to become exclusively theirs.”

West Belmont Place has a long tradition of holding just one wedding at the facility at a time so couples can have their special day be theirs alone. And Paula makes sure it delivers on the things that are most important to the couple, whether it’s an outdoor ceremony at sunset, a big band, and a spacious dance floor, or a rocking after party. With an on-site design center, each customized wedding experience takes shape quickly, and up-front pricing keeps everything on budget.

“We include so many of the items that other venues charge extra for – from cake cutting to backup space for outdoor ceremonies. We want you to wake up the morning after your wedding and say hands down, ‘That was the best day of our new life together!'”

The elephant was part of a cultural wedding, one of West Belmont Place’s specialties. The facility has also been transformed to be an exotic international market, a flower-filled garden, and a black-tie extravaganza that guests will never forget. By getting to know each couple, and being engaged in every detail, the staff is able to give them a one-of-a-kind wedding day. Paula has even surprised couples with special treats on their wedding day. She served an appetizer of tiny gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup shooters to delight a groom who loves comfort food. She brought in an ice cream cart to wow a couple whose first date included Drumstick cones. And even helped a bride surprise her police officer groom with a donut truck for desserts.

“There’s no end to what we can do to make a wedding day memorable here. We go way beyond being just your location.”