Personal Details

Carolyn and Brian’s fall wedding at Lee Fendall House was full of lovely personal details that made the day memorable.

Lee Fendall wedding with tent in the garden

From flowers arranged by the bride and her family to handmade banners, this event was simply beautiful.

Alexandria VA garden wedding

Lee Fendall House garden wedding in Old Town Alexandria

Lee Fendall House rental

Lee Fendall House garden wedding in Old Town Alexandria

Carolyn and Brian included some of their favorite foods, like dinner from District Taco, pie, and cupcakes.

Alexandria VA wedding

District Taco wedding Catering

Alexandria VA wedding

This carefully thought-out wedding was fun, too! All of the advance preparation allowed the bride and groom to truly enjoy their day. Congratulations Carolyn and Brian!

Alexandria VA garden wedding reception

Alexandria wedding venue with DJ


Fantastic photos courtesy of Blake Grimmer.



Fall weddings at Lee Fendall House

We have been lucky to host some truly lovely weddings this fall. Here are just a few photos:

Lee Fendall garden wedding ceremony

This was one of the most personal wedding ceremonies we’ve seen- the brother of the bride and the sister of the groom performed the ceremony!

Alexandria garden wedding

Elegance & Simplicity and Design Cuisine put together a spectacular reception in early October.

Lee Fendall wedding

These professional photos will be wonderful. Bright colors always look great at Lee Fendall.

Spring weddings at Lee Fendall House

Lee Fendall garden wedding

Spring wedding season is in full swing at the Lee Fendall House. There have been many, many wonderful ideas so far!

Lee Fendall wedding

This lounge furniture was perfect for an afternoon cocktail hour that also featured lawn games.

Lee Fendall House wedding

These tissue paper decorations in the tent tied in the color scheme and were a snap to hang.

There are more great photos to come!


Beauty in the Details

Fall was a busy wedding season for us, and each wedding was different in so many ways. Our last wedding of the season was one of the smallest and was filled with personal details.

Alexandria wedding

courtesy of Dana Rene Photography

The bride and her mother, pictured here at the Lee Fendall back door, did the flowers for the wedding. They had collected a wide variety of glass containers that came together beautifully on the long tables.

Alexandria wedding

courtesy of Dana Rene Photography

Alexandria wedding

The chuppah was made from the groom’s grandmother’s quilt- another beautiful, personal detail at this wedding.

Lee Fendall garden gate

courtesy of Dana Rene Photography

Congratulations Rachel and Whitt!

Many thanks to Dana Rene Photography for sharing these images.

Tents in the Garden

Alexandria wedding

Events at the Lee-Fendall House often require a tent, but visitors to the site rarely get to see what a tent looks like on the property. Above is a 30’x60′ tent with ceremony chairs set up on the south side of the tent.

Alexandria wedding

The following events require the rental of a tent: standing events with more than 75, wedding ceremonies with more than 30 guests, and seated events with more than 30 guests. Two tents can also be put on the property for larger events. The photo above is from a wedding that had two tents to accommodate their 140 guests.

Alexandria wedding

Tents provide shelter in case of inclement weather, but they can also be a focal point of your event. Lined tents, like the one in the photo above by photographer Len Spoden, are beautiful in the Lee-Fendall garden.

Alexandria wedding

Tents with sidewalls can give a bit more shelter from the elements. The sidewalls can be removed if the weather improves.

Alexandria wedding

But when the weather doesn’t improve, garden ceremonies are held under the tent, like in the above photo by Stephen Gosling.

Alexandria wedding

Smaller tents are also lovely in the garden. Rent-All Center in Alexandria is our exclusive tent vendor. This family-owned company are wonderful to work with and are happy to give prospective site renters quotes. Contact them at 703.780.8282 or visit their website at

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

leefendallevent on Twitter