The wedding industry contributed more than $118 million to Loudoun County’s economy last year, according to a study released by Visit Loudoun.
The county boasts more than 55 wedding venue options that range from rustic barns and expansive vineyards, to historic mansions, full-service resorts and country clubs.
According to a study conducted by the School of Business at The George Washington University, weddings in Loudoun had an overall economic impact of $118,606,290 in 2016 and generated $7,063,158 in state and local taxes.
Loudoun wedding venues reported hosting an average of 42 weddings and 18 dress rehearsals in 2016, according to the study. More than 70 percent of the clients came from out of town, making it one of the strongest tourism drivers for Loudoun.
“Wedding guests contributed nearly 30 percent of our total hotel demand in 2016,” Visit Loudoun President and CEO Beth Erickson stated. “Not only did 90 percent of the estimated 207,000 wedding guests stay an average of two nights in our hotels, they also contributed to our economy by dining, shopping and enjoying all that Loudoun has to offer.”
Learn more about Loudoun’s wedding industry at visitloudoun.org/weddings.