After 10 wonderful years photographing weddings I have moved on to Maternity, Newborn and Family sessions. I am no longer taking on any weddings as of 2019. Feel free to be inspired by my past wedding couples as you plan your own wedding!

Osprey’s Landing Wedding Venue | Virginia Wedding Venues

I’m back this week with a look at beautiful venue set right on the Occoquan river!  Whether you are a fan of the water or a golf enthusiast Osprey’s Landing has it all.  They offer great outdoor and indoor ceremony options and a killer bar area for your guests to party the night away.  Seriously the bar area is very cool with gorgeous dark wood tones throughout, your groom will love it!  I had the pleasure of photographing Sam²’s wedding there this fall.  I’m excited to be spending St. Patty’s day there this year photographing a wedding and then I’ll be back in May for a gorgeous spring wedding.  I love working with the onsite coordinator Katie, she has tons of experience planning weddings and is turning Osprey’s into a top wedding venue in the area.  So I’ll let Katie take it away from here!

1. Tell me about your wedding venue! (Name, location, # of guests you can accomodate, basic details, contact info, onsite coordinator, etc)

Discover a unique and charming waterfront venue filled with natural beauty, a relaxing atmosphere, and quintessential hospitality. Whether it be a wedding reception, ceremony, party, banquet, corporate seminar, golf event, or any other affair – Osprey’s offers a choice of distinctly different settings for any event with all inclusive options and a professional coordinator here to assist in your budget and event coordination! Osprey’s 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse has just completed extensive interior renovations. The clubhouse, which can accommodate events as large as 175 guests, is decorated with two unique venue spaces featuring an outside terrace, 14-foot vaulted ceilings, elegant chandeliers, dance floor, and a spectacular full view of the Occoquan River. Katie Tierno is the Sales and Catering Manager that will help you through the beginning to end process. You may reach her at (703) 494-1935 or via email; [email protected]

2. Describe your ceremony and reception spaces!

Osprey’s Landing features a beautiful 16 foot pergola on the water. Leading to the pergola is a stunning 110 foot flagstone runway creating a magnificent entrance for every bride. With the picturesque Occoquan River set as the backdrop to this refined stage, the photographs of your special day are sure to be brilliant.

 Our spacious ballroom comes complete with chiavari chairs, tables, linens, centerpieces, and a spacious outdoor patio with a panoramic view of the Occoquan River. This view is breathtaking from our floor to ceiling windows!

 If you’d like to incorporate into your event, our restaurant style Bar and Lounge, you’ll enjoy the details of dark Mahogany wood floors and booths that need little to no decorations and stylish chandeliers that hang from the raised ceilings. Accompanied by an impressive bar complete with wood detailing and granite counter-tops, large enough for big events and beautifully dimmed for smaller, more intimate parties! Take advantage of our spacious outdoor patio that looks out over the esteemed Osprey’s Golf Course and its first and nineteenth holes with evergreen fairways.

3. What makes your venue unique?

The look resembles that of an historic manor, while keeping true to the spacious and classic designs that suits our larger events perfectly. The fact that our dance floor is in a separate room from dinner is a great unique option that allows our guests to mingle easier, while keeping central focus on the ceremonies such as cake cutting, first dances and bouquet tosses! If you’re looking for something that sets your space apart from the typical ballroom style wedding reception, this is exactly what we offer!

4. How can you help couples with planning their big day?

Between myself as your sales and catering manager, our food and beverage director and efficient staff on the day of, we’ll cater to our guests’ every need during their set up, execution of event and break down. We held over 50 events here last year and are well versed in what to prep our clients for without making the experience overwhelming! We try to make it fun, easy and enjoyable for the whole family!

5. Is there anything else you’d like brides and grooms to know about your venue?

Our location is extremely accessible to I-95, Route 1 and Route 123, however we are tucked away in the Belmont Bay community that lines the banks of the Occoquan River. This creates a miles and miles away feeling from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia. We’re also extremely flexible when it comes to customizing packages, upgrades, vendors and budgets. We can do as much or as little for you in any capacity.

We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have! Thank you.

From a photographers standpoint there are tons of great locations to take photos around Osprey’s!  It actually rained on Samantha and Sam’s wedding day but the indoor space for the ceremony was just as beautiful as the outdoor space.  The wall of windows provided gorgeous light!  The staff was excellent working around us as we took the family formals, they told us to take our time that they had it covered.  With the rain we didn’t get to explore the golf course but I know that will be fun for future weddings I photograph there!  I’ve had a few opportunities to photograph Osprey’s for commercial work too so this post will be a mix of those images along with photos from Samantha and Sam’s wedding there this fall.  Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook too!




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Welcome to my blog! I'm Melissa Arlena a Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Sit back, relax and check out my latest work along with tips and advice for preparing for your maternity or newborn session. I'm so excited you are here!

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