Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

★★★★☆
  • 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court

    Vienna, VA 22182

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  • 703-255-3631

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The gardens are beautiful, but if you ever want to take pictures there, be prepared!!!! There is NO inclement weather policy, and after paying $362 for 2 hours of the ability to take photos in their garden, when it decided to snow, we were kicked out of their Atrium after 45 minutes!!!! There was apparently a wedding to take place later that day and they needed to set up early for it. No one cared that we had paid for 2 hours, and that we had 2 kids under 5 years old and that it was under 32 degrees out, and snowing, they still rudely asked us to leave. We had originally reserved a slot to take pictures from 10 am to 12 pm to take pictures in their Atrium, which was supposed to open at 10:00, but the person who had the keys to open the Atrium lives in Leesburg and didn't even arrive until 10:45, so the COOK was nice enough to let us in to get changed. The one bathroom we found that was open was filthy!!! We were able to get changed there, but had a heck of a time turning on any of the lights in order to take pictures in the atrium since the sun wasn't out and (again) it was snowing. After we were asked to leave by the staff setting up for the wedding, we expressed our concerns to the staff member on duty at the Atrium who just argued with us about why nothing was guarenteed and why we didn't know that when we agreed to pay the $362 originally!!!! In summary, the staff was 45 minutes late for our 10:00 shoot time, the facility was filthy, we were out $362, the staff was extremley rude, we were asked to leave an hour before our time was up, they refused to admit there was a problem and argued with us!!! It's a great place to visit, but I will NEVER give another dime to this facility!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

The gardens are beautiful, but if you ever want to take pictures there, be prepared!!!! There is NO inclement weather policy, and after paying $362 for 2 hours of the ability to take photos in their garden, when it decided to snow, we were kicked out of their Atrium after 45 minutes!!!! There was apparently a wedding to take place later that day and they needed to set up early for it. No one cared that we had paid for 2 hours, and that we had 2 kids under 5 years old and that it was under 32 degrees out, and snowing, they still rudely asked us to leave. We had originally reserved a slot to take pictures from 10 am to 12 pm to take pictures in their Atrium, which was supposed to open at 10:00, but the person who had the keys to open the Atrium lives in Leesburg and didn't even arrive until 10:45, so the COOK was nice enough to let us in to get changed. The one bathroom we found that was open was filthy!!! We were able to get changed there, but had a heck of a time turning on any of the lights in order to take pictures in the atrium since the sun wasn't out and (again) it was snowing. After we were asked to leave by the staff setting up for the wedding, we expressed our concerns to the staff member on duty at the Atrium who just argued with us about why nothing was guarenteed and why we didn't know that when we agreed to pay the $362 originally!!!! In summary, the staff was 45 minutes late for our 10:00 shoot time, the facility was filthy, we were out $362, the staff was extremley rude, we were asked to leave an hour before our time was up, they refused to admit there was a problem and argued with us!!! It's a great place to visit, but I will NEVER give another dime to this facility!!!!!!!!

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Meadowlark is a beautiful place for a wedding. The staff is not always particularly helpful or reachable though, particularly the person who liaises with their caterer. Nevertheless, the place is spectacular for a wedding, particularly if you are blessed with a gorgeous sunny, blue sky day like we were. One note of caution, Meadowlark recommends Capital Party Rentals as their vendor for linens, chairs, etc. Do NOT be trapped into using Capital Party Rentals no matter what you do - they are a terrible company, the worst of the worst in the business. We ended up with stained, dirty, wrinkled and unlaundered linens on our wedding day, and they refused to refund our money despite witnesses and photos of the stained linens. In conclusion, Meadowlark is a wonderful place to host a special event like a wedding, but beware that their staff is not always particularly helpful or responsive, and stay away from Capital Party Rentals no matter what you do!

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Meadowlark is a beautiful place for a wedding. The staff is not always particularly helpful or reachable though, particularly the person who liaises with their caterer. Nevertheless, the place is spectacular for a wedding, particularly if you are blessed with a gorgeous sunny, blue sky day like we were. One note of caution, Meadowlark recommends Capital Party Rentals as their vendor for linens, chairs, etc. Do NOT be trapped into using Capital Party Rentals no matter what you do - they are a terrible company, the worst of the worst in the business. We ended up with stained, dirty, wrinkled and unlaundered linens on our wedding day, and they refused to refund our money despite witnesses and photos of the stained linens. In conclusion, Meadowlark is a wonderful place to host a special event like a wedding, but beware that their staff is not always particularly helpful or responsive, and stay away from Capital Party Rentals no matter what you do!

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You have to book FAR in advance, but it is worth it. This is one of the best places to host a wedding in the DC area. It is both beautiful and convenient (parking, etc.).

The staff was very professional and helped us a lot with planning. If you choose this site, I highly recommend hiring Growing Wild florists and BasiKneads Catering because they did an outstanding job in making the place look awesome. It was perfect.

Because it books so quickly, you might have to consider a Sunday or Friday evening wedding.

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★★★★★

You have to book FAR in advance, but it is worth it. This is one of the best places to host a wedding in the DC area. It is both beautiful and convenient (parking, etc.).

The staff was very professional and helped us a lot with planning. If you choose this site, I highly recommend hiring Growing Wild florists and BasiKneads Catering because they did an outstanding job in making the place look awesome. It was perfect.

Because it books so quickly, you might have to consider a Sunday or Friday evening wedding.

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This is a gorgeous place and perfect for engagement photos or a wedding reception (I think you can have them there). The view is great and the staff is friendly.

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★★★★★

This is a gorgeous place and perfect for engagement photos or a wedding reception (I think you can have them there). The view is great and the staff is friendly.

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This place is too beautiful for words. The staff there is excellent and more than willing to help with any of your needs. I love this place and will definitely visit often!

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★★★★★

This place is too beautiful for words. The staff there is excellent and more than willing to help with any of your needs. I love this place and will definitely visit often!

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This botanical garden is open to the public for a nominal fee of $5 (or get an annual pass for $25). There are gorgeous flowers of all different varieties and many walking paths throughout. There is a large pond in the middle of the gardens with a gazebo and a place to feed the ducks. There are many different people there enjoying the gardens, ranging from exercising moms with strollers to tourists to locals enjoying the beautiful scenery. You can have events there too. Great time! Free parking too.

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This botanical garden is open to the public for a nominal fee of $5 (or get an annual pass for $25). There are gorgeous flowers of all different varieties and many walking paths throughout. There is a large pond in the middle of the gardens with a gazebo and a place to feed the ducks. There are many different people there enjoying the gardens, ranging from exercising moms with strollers to tourists to locals enjoying the beautiful scenery. You can have events there too. Great time! Free parking too.

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