the pavilion at weatherly

Are you dreaming of wedding venues in Virginia? As you embark on the journey of planning your perfect wedding, The Pavilion at Weatherly stands as a hidden gem on the East Coast. Nestled along the historic Potomac River in nearby Southern Maryland, this waterfront reception venue stands as a testament to timeless elegance and lush natural beauty.

Address: 14145 Banks O’dee Rd Newburg, Maryland 20664

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Your Dream Wedding Destination: The Pavilion at Weatherly

Celebrate your union at The Pavilion at Weatherly, where joy meets enchantment. Set against the historic Potomac River, our waterfront venue spans 25 acres, with over 600 feet of pristine shoreline. Take a stroll down our captivating 800-foot lane, surrounded by mature sugar maple trees, leading you to the elegant colonial Manor House. In the scenic splendor of Southern Maryland, your love story becomes a timeless celebration. Join us at The Pavilion at Weatherly, where every moment is as magical as the surroundings themselves.

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Plan Your Wedding at The Pavilion at Weatherly

We’ve created this helpful map so you can make the most of your wedding day (or weekend!) at our Maryland wedding venue. Explore local lodging options, attractions, and restaurants.

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Embrace the Charm of our Venue Spaces

The Pavilion at Weatherly offers versatile spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions, both indoor and outdoor, providing the perfect setting for your special day.

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The Potomac River Waterfront

Immerse yourself in the natural views of the Potomac River as you revel in celebrating at The Pavilion at Weatherly. Boasting 600 feet of direct waterfront access, our venue presents a mesmerizing setting for your ceremony. It becomes a vast canvas, setting the stage for precious photo opportunities and offering a prime vantage point for a captivating sunset. The riverside panoramas at The Pavilion at Weatherly form a magical backdrop, seamlessly blending the innate elegance of the Potomac River with the jubilation of your love-filled celebration.

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The Pavilion

Nestled next to the Manor House with scenic Potomac River views, The Pavilion showcases a stunning timber frame design spanning 7,800 square feet. The primary party area encompasses 6,000 square feet, catering to 250 guests, adorned with genuine handcrafted Douglas Fir posts and beams. Offering an upscale, contemporary ambiance with a touch of country charm and nautical elements, this space features a glass wall facing the Potomac River, 12 glass doors leading to the lawn and beach area, and a grand 40-foot masonry fireplace with a gas fire.

Inside, you’ll find elegantly appointed restrooms and an inner corridor for vendor access, complemented by a spacious bar area boasting three service stations to accommodate up to 250 guests. The full-service bar dazzles with granite, copper, and antique mirror finishes enhancing the interior’s luxurious feel. The full-service bar dazzles with granite, copper, and antique mirror finishes. Additionally, The Pavilion is equipped with a caterers’ kitchen featuring a freezer, refrigerator, ice machine, and stainless steel tables, along with a dedicated loading dock area to facilitate seamless catering support.

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The Manor House

The Manor House at The Pavilion at Weatherly stands as an exquisite representation of colonial architecture, presenting two exclusive preparation spaces: the Carolina Suite and the Potomac Suite. The Carolina Suite boasts 16-foot vaulted ceilings, six makeup stations, three changing areas, a bathroom, a shower, and a convenient built-in beverage/coffee bar, providing a lavish environment for pre-wedding preparations. Adorned with granite counters and wood plank flooring, this suite emanates sophistication, and its sliding glass doors lead to an outdoor veranda, offering expansive views of the river.

On the other hand, the Potomac Suite serves as a sanctuary for relaxation and pre-celebration festivities. Outfitted with makeup areas, large-screen TVs, and recreational games, this suite ensures a delightful retreat. It encompasses a restroom, shower, fireplace, refrigerator, and a bar area to fulfill every need. Two sets of French doors unveil an expansive second-story porch, creating a charming setting with cornhole and breathtaking river views. The Manor House at The Pavilion at Weatherly is thoughtfully crafted to ensure that your wedding day preparations are not only elegant but also comfortable.

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Services & Amenities

Our wedding packages guarantee exclusive use of the venue from 9 am to 11 pm, which includes a dedicated cocktail hour and a 7-hour block for your event. We handle the cleanup, carefully repackaging your items.

You’ll enjoy access to getting-ready rooms, picturesque photo spots, as well as tables and chairs for up to 200 guests. Our entire venue staff is present for setup and breakdown, and you’ll be supported by a required day-of coordinator and a virtual assistant to ensure the seamless planning and execution of your special day.

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Event Coordinators for Your Special Day

Your unique day warrants extraordinary care. Select from our impressive roster of coordinators, all with a wealth of experience in executing events at our venue. Moreover, in the lead-up to your significant day, we offer virtual support to guarantee a seamlessly coordinated planning process. We aim to furnish you with a committed team, available both in person and virtually, to render your wedding experience as seamless and stress-free as can be.

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Benefits of Hiring a Coordinator

Hiring a coordinator for your event can bring numerous benefits, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable experience for both hosts and guests. Here are some advantages to consider:

  • Coordinators bring professional knowledge and experience to the table, ensuring that your event is well-planned and executed.
  • With a coordinator managing details, you can relax and enjoy your event without the stress of handling logistics and troubleshooting.
  • Coordinators efficiently manage time, ensuring that all elements of your event run smoothly and according to schedule.
  • They liaise with vendors, ensuring seamless communication and coordination between different service providers.
  • Coordinators are skilled at troubleshooting and handling unexpected issues, allowing you to focus on celebrating rather than problem-solving.
  • A coordinator works closely with you to understand your vision, ensuring that your event reflects your personal style and preferences.
  • Coordinators handle logistics, from venue setup to transportation coordination, ensuring a seamless flow of events.

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Sprawling 25-acre waterfront farm with a panoramic 20-mile view of the Potomac River
  • Exclusive private access to the entire property
  • Separate ready rooms featuring waterfront views and porch access
  • 130 ft pier adorned with solar lights, providing stunning views of waterfront sunsets
  • Convenient flights are available from Washington, D.C. (only 1 hour from the airport)
  • Option to enhance your experience with the addition of fireworks and Splash Golf

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Testimonials

Reviewed on 7/20/2023 by Charlene

The grounds are absolutely beautiful. The outdoor covered area is perfect for weddings, parties, family reunions and so much more. With the large fireplace, the area is suitable for cooler weather events. Upon arrival, the view is breathtaking and just got better as you travel along the driveway. The ocean view makes any event memorable and the perfect backdrop for photos. I absolutely love this place.

Reviewed on Molly B. 7/02/2022

Our wedding was better than I could’ve dreamed thanks to The Pavilion at Weatherly!! I love how we were able to get ready, have the ceremony, and the reception all in one place. Beautiful setting, friendly staff. The only downside is not being able to store things in the bridal suite during the wedding and that the party has to end at 10PM. Just do yourself a favor and book a party bus for the ride home!

Reviewed on Amanda H. 11/10/2021

We booked Weatherly sight-unseen, and let me tell you, we couldn’t be happier we did! Denise, the owner, is incredible to work with, and she has thought of every single detail to make this venue perfect. The property is magical, the pavilion is stunning, and the bridal and groom suites for getting ready are amazing. We received so many compliments on the venue, everyone was blown away. Denise and her coordinators, Janet and Sarah, took care of every detail and answered our many, many questions along the way. If you are looking for a perfect venue and fantastic team to work with, search no further, Weatherly is it!

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FAQs: Planning Your Wedding

When is the best time of year to get married in Virginia?

The best time of year to get married in Virginia is traditionally from May through October when the weather is most favorable—warm and dry—ideal for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. However, it’s wise to have a backup plan, as weather can be unpredictable, and venues might book up quickly during this peak season. Consider what each season offers in terms of beauty and climate to find the perfect fit for your wedding date.

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How much should I budget for a wedding venue in Maryland?

Maryland offers a diverse range of wedding venues, each with its unique charm and amenities. As you explore options, consider factors such as the venue’s capacity, available facilities, and whether it aligns with your envisioned theme. Keep in mind that different venues may have varying policies regarding catering, decorations, and other essential elements, affecting your overall budget planning.

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What are some factors to consider when selecting wedding venues in Virginia?

Selecting a wedding spot is a crucial decision that can significantly impact your special day. Here are some important factors to consider when choosing a wedding venue:

  1. Capacity: Ensure that the venue can comfortably accommodate your expected number of guests. Consider both the indoor and outdoor space if you plan to have different parts of your celebration in various areas.
  2. Location: Choose a location that is convenient for you and your guests. Consider factors like accessibility, transportation, and proximity to accommodations.
  3. Style and Theme: Match the venue’s style to your wedding theme. Whether you prefer a rustic barn, an elegant ballroom, or a beachfront setting, make sure it complements your vision.
  4. Amenities and Services: Inquire about the amenities the venue provides, such as catering services, tables and chairs, audiovisual equipment, and bridal suites. Some venues offer all-inclusive packages.
  5. Flexibility: Check the venue’s policies on vendors, decor, and scheduling. Some venues may have restrictions, while others offer more flexibility for customization.
  6. Weather Contingency: If you plan an outdoor wedding, have a backup plan for inclement weather. Venues with both indoor and outdoor options can be advantageous.
  7. Ceremony and Reception Spaces: Determine if the venue has suitable spaces for both the ceremony and reception. This can save time and effort for both you and your guests.
  8. Parking and Accessibility: Ensure there is ample parking for your guests, and the venue is accessible for everyone, including those with mobility challenges.
  9. Reviews and References: Research reviews and testimonials from other couples who have hosted their weddings at the venue. Personal recommendations can provide valuable insights.

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What steps should I follow while planning my wedding?

Planning a wedding involves several steps to ensure a smooth and memorable celebration adhering to the nuances of the wedding industry. Here are essential steps to guide you through the process:

  • Select a wedding date and time that works for you and your partner. Consider factors like the season, weather, and the availability of key guests.
  • Research and choose a wedding venue that aligns with your vision, accommodates your guest count and fits within your budget.
  • Secure essential vendors such as a photographer, videographer, caterer, florist, and entertainment. Check reviews and recommendations before finalizing contracts.
  • Begin the process of choosing your wedding attire.
  • Create or order wedding invitations that reflect your theme and provide essential details. Consider including RSVP cards.
  • Outline the order of events for the ceremony and reception. Coordinate with your officiant and plan details such as music, readings, and speeches.
  • Decide on the decor theme and arrange for decorations, flowers, and any other items needed to enhance the venue.
  • Choose a catering menu that suits your taste and budget. Confirm the catering details, including dietary preferences and restrictions.
  • Plan transportation for the wedding party and guests, if needed. This may include transportation from the ceremony to the reception.
  • Arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests. Consider negotiating group rates with local hotels.
  • Develop a detailed timeline for the wedding day, including when each event will occur. Share this timeline with vendors and the wedding party.
  • On the big day, relax and enjoy the celebration you’ve meticulously planned. Trust your vendors and enjoy each moment with your loved ones.

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What are the benefits of a destination wedding?

A destination wedding can offer numerous benefits for couples seeking a unique and memorable wedding experience. Here are some advantages of opting for a destination wedding:

  1. Scenic Locations: Destination weddings often take place in picturesque and exotic locations, providing a stunning backdrop for the ceremony and celebrations. Beaches, mountains, historic sites, and tropical destinations are popular choices.
  2. Extended Celebration: Destination weddings often extend beyond just the wedding day. Couples and guests can enjoy a longer celebration, with pre-wedding events, excursions, and post-wedding activities, creating lasting memories.
  3. Built-in Honeymoon: Since the wedding takes place in a beautiful location, couples can seamlessly transition into their honeymoon without additional travel. This can be a cost-effective and convenient option.
  4. Unique Experience: Destination weddings provide a unique and culturally rich experience for both the couple and guests. It immerses everyone in a different environment, creating a memorable and distinctive celebration.
  5. Adventure and Excitement: For couples who love adventure, a destination wedding provides an opportunity to explore new destinations and embark on an exciting journey together.
  6. Unique Photo Opportunities: Destination weddings offer a variety of unique and stunning backdrops for wedding photos, creating a visually captivating album that reflects the beauty of the chosen location.

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What is the weather like in Maryland?

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Season

Average Temperature (°F)

Precipitation

Spring

50-70

Moderate

Summer

70-90

High

Fall

50-70

Moderate

Winter

30-50

Low-Moderate

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How far is Maryland from Virginia?

Our venue, on the western side of Southern Maryland, is just across the river from the border of Virginia.

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Are there any wedding venues nearby?

Yes, some other venues in the area that offer barn spaces, vineyard estates, and more include Goodstone Inn, Mount Ida Farm Charlottesville, Clifton Inn Charlottesville, Farmington Country Club, and Keswick Vineyards.

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Contact Us

If you have any inquiries, want to schedule a venue tour, or discuss your upcoming event, feel free to reach out to us. Our dedicated team at The Pavilion at Weatherly is here to assist you in creating the perfect celebration against the backdrop of Southern Maryland’s scenic beauty. We look forward to helping you plan an unforgettable event at our waterfront venue!

Contact Details

  • Phone Number: 301-385-8969
  • Address: 14145 Banks O’dee Rd, Newburg, Maryland 20664