Hillsboro’s Old Stone School: Bang for Your Wedding Buck

Looking for a wedding venue that offers historic charm without breaking the bank? The Hillsboro Old Stone School may be up your alley.

With a price tag of $1,100 for Friday afternoon through midnight Saturday, the rental allows couples to gather family and friends in and around Loudoun’s smallest town and hold both the rehearsal dinner and reception in one location.

Carrie Crossfield, a board member of the non-profit Friends of the Old Stone School, says the concept encourages families and friends to spend quality time together over a weekend. Crossfield encourages folks to stay in one of the nearby bed and breakfast inns and make an authentic western Loudoun weekend out of the event.

The 100-year-old former school was renovated in 2008 and features a small patio for cocktails or an outdoor ceremony. The group has plans to build a bigger patio down the road.

As part of the Weddings In Loudoun Tour, the Old Stone School will host a mini bridal expo, featuring six nearby B&Bs; Petals & Hedges floral design; musical performances from the Saint Charles Quartet, singer Joey Bauer and the Atoka Strings; and bridal gowns from the Frederick, MD-based TLC Bridal Boutique, which specializes in high quality, moderately priced dresses.

For more information, go to oldstoneschool.org.

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