Rent A Historic Spot for Your Filming Project or Next Event

Beautiful Backdrops for Film Projects
Historic Preservation Division sites are available for rent by film crews and movie studios for use as period backdrops for projects.  Filming may take place both inside and outside of the historic buildings.  A contract must be signed and on file prior to filming. You can complete this agreement form as part of your application.  Interested parties should contact the managers at each site directly:
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 703-499-9812
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Site, 703-365-7895
Ben Lomond Historic Site, 703-367-7872
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, 703-257-5243
Williams Ordinary, 703-792-4754
Lucasville School, 703-365-7895
Rental Rates:
Non-profit filming (no more than 8 hours per day) $35 per hour
For Profit Filming (no more than 8 hours per day) $100 per hour


The Perfect Setting for Your Next Event

Host your next special celebration, corporate retreat, or business meeting at one of Prince William County’s unique historic sites. From a historic setting with stunning views of the Potomac River to an intimate 19th century church, we are sure to have the perfect venue to showcase your event!   

Rippon Lodge Historic Site.jpgRippon Lodge Historic Site 
15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 



$600 Security Deposit
$1300 per five-hour period for up to 100 guests
$1700 per five-hour period for 101 to 200 guests

Rehearsals:  $150 per hour or fraction of hour.  All rehearsals must end by 5 p.m.  

With stunning views of the Potomac River the vast lawn and outdoor garden set a memorable stage for larger events. Rippon Lodge is an outdoor venue only. Tent space can accommodate 150-200 people. Events may be set up on site to use the lodge or the river views as a backdrop.  Grounds rental only.


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Union Church at Brentsville Historic Centre 
12229 Bristow Road,  Bristow, VA 
$600 Security Deposit
$800 per four-hour period (church)
$1000 per four-hour period (grounds)
Nestled in the heart of historic Brentsville the 1870s Union Church is perfect for small intimate weddings and services.  Union Church can accommodate 90 people and is available year round. The grounds are available for rent for receptions and/or ceremonies. Tent space is located behind the school house.




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Old Manassas Courthouse
9248 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA


Upstairs Ball Room Rental Only



$600 Security Deposit

$600 per two-hour period 

$950 per four-hours

$1225 per six-hours

$1500 per eight hours

Located in the historic City of Manassas, the 1892 Courthouse offers a convenient and ideal venue for personal and business events of all kinds.  The Old Manassas Courthouse can accommodate 100 people. Tables and chairs are available for use. 

Frequently Asked Questions:  

  1. Security deposits will be refunded after your event provided no damage occurs to the site. Deposits are not figured into final rental fee, they are an additional fee. 
  2. Tents and music are permitted at Rippon Lodge and Union Church at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. 
  3. Alcohol is permitted at all sites with proper permits. 
  4. Catering may be done by a caterer of your choice. 
  5. Tours of Rippon Lodge and Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre may be arranged for guests on the day of your event with advanced notification and an additional fee.
  6. The Historic Preservation Division does not provide tents. Tents can be rented from a tent vendor of your choosing. 
  7. All set-up and take down must be done by the renter or their vendors and must be done within the contracted rental time. 
  8. A Historic Preservation Division staff member will be on site during your rental. 

For more information, to reserve a date or to make arrangements to tour these facilities, call 703-792-5546 or e-mail  Here is a colorful reference sheet about Historic Property Rentals. 



Find out more about the County's historic sites.