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“Lovely Day at Oatlands Plantation”

Oatlands Historic House & Garden
Ranked #3 of 80 things to do in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Owings Mills, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
518 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
“Lovely Day at Oatlands Plantation”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We spent several hours at this lovely location. My husband and I decided to take to guided tour of the manor house and we were the only people for the 1:00 pm tour. I was wonderful learning about the plantation's history and the history of the people that owned it through the years. The gardens were just coming out with the warm days we just had and it was lovely though not completely in bloom yet.

Visited April 2013
Thank Judy J
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English first
Warrenton, Virginia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“Elegant but can visualize as a home”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I love this plantation in all seasons, especially Spring gardens and the Christmas tea. I come back year after year and bring out-of-town visitors.

Visited August 2012
Thank Linda D
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Ashburn, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Corporate Christmas outing”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

We arranged an evening affair. Cocktails in the side building, a tour of the mansion, and dinner afterward. We were disappointed that after carrying our drinks all the way to the manor house that we had to leave them outside during our walk through (it seems that someone could have told us before leaving the side house that they were not permitted). The mansion was decorated nicely. The catered food was just okay.

Visited December 2012
Thank Phil20767
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Severn, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Oatlands Wedding”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

There is absolutely nothing not to like about a wedding at Oatlands Plantation.Throughout the entire year before our daughter's wedding, the staff was gratious, superbly helpful and just plain friendly to work with. The Elizabethan Gardens had just begun to bloom with Fall flowers the week before the wedding; the mansion and grounds provided a beautiful backdrop to what turned out to be a fabulously enjoyable wedding and reception. The rain clouds dispersed just before the guests began to arrive (no doubt ENTIRELY due to Oatlands' staff monitoring The Weather Channel radar from the Mansion basement); the planes from Dulles stopped for a few minutes during the wedding ceremony in the lower terrace, and the early evening festivities began under the first full moon of Fall!
We could not have had a more enjoyable party for our daughter and her new husband (and all of our guests) had it not been for the dedicated Oatlands staff (THANK YOU, Katherine and Abbey!) who coordinated the caterers, the tent people, and made sure all the little details that a Father- and Mother-of-the Bride will forget during the festivities, happen.

If we were to have another wedding (if we had another daughter) in a beautiful 18th-Century setting, Oatlands Plantation would be our first choice of venues to consider.

Visited September 2012
Thank Lawrence L
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62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Oatlands Plantation At Christmas”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Each room has unique decorations, with fresh garland and flowers. Complete tour with formal tea. Book early because formal tea fills up quickly.

Visited December 2012
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