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Historic Property Rentals


Looking for a memorable place for your wedding, reunion or family celebration?  Need a unique and quiet setting for your next corporate retreat or business meeting?  We invite you to host your next special celebration or business function at one of Prince William County's beautiful historic sites. From stunning views of the Potomac River to the intimacy of a small 19th century church, we are sure to have the perfect venue to showcase your event! Call us at 703-792-5546 to explore the possibilities!


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Rippon Lodge Historic Site
15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 



Grounds rental only.

$600 Security Deposit
$1100 per seven-hour period for up to 100 guests
$1500 per seven-hour period for 101 to 200 guests 

Built in 1747, Rippon Lodge is a wonderful venue with vast lawns, manicured gardens and stunning views of the Potomac River. Available for outdoor rentals only, this site may accommodate 150-200 people and large reception tents.  



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Union Church at Brentsville Historic Centre 

12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 


$600 Security Deposit

$600 per six-hour period (church only)

$150 per hour for 30-person maximum (school house)

$800 per six-hour period (grounds)

Nestled in the heart of historic Brentsville, the 1870s Union Church is perfect for small intimate weddings and services.  Union Church may accommodate 80 people and is available year round. Additionally, the lovely landscaped grounds at Brentsville are available for wedding receptions, birthdays, reunions and/or wedding ceremonies. Finally, the historic school house is a perfect location for birthdays, meetings, and baby showers. Space for tents 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

$500 per two-hour period 

$850 per four-hours

$1125 per six-hours

$1400 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 may accommodate 100 people. Tables and chairs are available for use at this location. 


Please NOTE:  All Sites:  Rehearsals and extra hours:  $150 per hour or fraction thereof. 


Frequently Asked Questions:  

  1. Security deposits will be refunded after your event provided no damage to the site or overtime occurs. Deposits are a separate and additional fee from the final rental fee. 
  2. Tents and music are permitted at Rippon Lodge and Union Church at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre.  The Historic Preservation Division does not provide tents. They may be rented from a vendor of your choosing. 
  3. Serving alcohol is permitted at all sites with proper permits, a copy of permits must be provided to the rental site. 
  4. Catering may be done by a vendor 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. All set-up and take down must be done by the renter or their vendors and must be done within the contracted rental time. 
  7. A Historic Preservation Division staff member will be on site during your rental. 
  8. Certificates of Insurance, business license and health department certification must be provided by the caterer 30 days prior to an event. 


Open Space, Natural Areas and Historic Retreats for your Community Event

Historic Preservation offers a variety of locations for special community events, including Nature Hikes, 5K Runs and Festivals.  Contact us at 703-792-5546 to discuss your upcoming event and our available locations.  View our policies and procedures for reserving your space. 


Beautiful Backdrops for Film Projects

Historic Preservation Division sites are available for major motion picture and student filming.  The sites are perfect locations for period pictures, as well as contemporary productions.  Filming may take place both inside and outside of the historic buildings.  A contract must be signed and on file prior to filming.

Please complete this agreement form as part of your application. 

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


Contact Us if Our Sites Sound Right for Your Needs

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

You can also Find out more about the County's historic sites.                                     



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