Weddings in Waterford

Bride & Groom Go Off to the Old School Reception - Diamond Events ClarkMcLellan Wedding 2012P1150210

The Waterford National Historic Landmark is a treasured connection to America’s past. Plan your wedding in Waterford today and discover what makes this place so memorable. 

In this one-of-a-kind village, timeless old homes and buildings are surrounded by acres of green farmland.  The  1910 Old School and its beautiful new wing, with gracious atrium, stone terrace, and new warming kitchen; the lovely old Greek-revival John Wesley Church;  and the Bond Street Meadow across the street are available for romantic country weddings.

The biggest, most versatile, and best equipped historic building in the village is the Waterford Old School with its new auditorium, kitchen, atrium and roofed stone terrace. The Old School auditorium will accommodate 150-200 guests. Across the street are two active churches: the Catoctin Presbyterian Church (540-882-3058) and Waterford Baptist Church (540-882-3044), which can be booked for wedding ceremonies directly.

The oldest part of the Old School is its historic 1910 classroom building. The first floor classrooms, foyer, and restrooms adjoin the new auditorium building. Both classrooms feature tall ceilings, large windows, polished wood floors, and early 20th century architectural details like real blackboards, iron radiators, and bead board paneling.

The roofed stone terrace and surrounding meadow can also be used for outdoor ceremonies and or receptions. All of the spaces may be combined for large events. The classroom is ideal for small receptions, rehearsal dinners or brunches, brides’ dressing room, or gathering room for the groom and his attendants.

The Old School can be rented for weddings and social events for $3,500 for a full day, plus $500 for the property manager fee. An additional $225 cleaning fee and $50 per hour parking attendant fee may be required.


Old School + Auditorium -from driveway

Waterford Old School – $3,500 for a full day

  • Auditorium (44 x 44)
    • Seated at 60 or 72 inch tables – 160 guests
    • Seated theater style – 225
  • Stage (20 x 28)
    • Seating for bridal party or other officials, or band
  • Covered Stone Terrace (20 x 60) 
    • Available for additional seating, gathering, or refreshments
  • Foyer (16 x 46)
    • Appropriate for welcoming guests, refreshments before reception

All-inclusive rental fee includes:

  • Use of facility for entire day
  • Property coordinator
  • Parking coordinator
  • Cleaning fee
  • Rehearsal time
  • Room for bride
  • On-site parking
  • Warming kitchen with refrigeration
  • Professional ice maker
  • 200 chairs
  • Heat/air conditioning
  • Access to historic village
  • Smoke Free environment




John Wesley Community Church – $1,500 for a full day

Church Sanctuary 

  • Lovely 1891 Greek revival church
  • Double aisle, wooden pews P
  • ews seat 125 (potential space for 25 additional chairs)

Fellowship Hall

  • Seated theater style:  125; seated at tables: 75 people
  • No water available; portable toilets required.

All inclusive rental fee includes:

  • Use of facility for entire day
  • Property coordinator
  • Parking coordinator
  • Cleaning fee
  • Rehearsal time
  • Room for bride
  • Heating/air conditioning
  • Piano available
  • Access to historic village
  • Accessible
  • On-site parking in meadow (weather permitting) 

Bond Street Field

Bond Street Meadow – $1,000 for a full day

  • 200 people maximum
  • Some parking on site
  • No bathroom, kitchen, or electricity

All-inclusive rental fee includes:

  • Use of property for entire day
  • Property coordinator
  • Parking coordinator
  • Rehearsal time
  • On-site parking (weather permitting)
  • Access to historic village

Rental Policies (Please see contract for full details)

Uses:  Waterford Foundation Properties are historic and have protective easements on them. The easement holders may need to determine whether some uses are permissible.


  • 10 percent discount for rental of more than one building for the same event and date.
  • 10 percent discount for Waterford Foundation members.

Rates:  All published rates are subject to change without notice. In special situations, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Executive Director of the Waterford Foundation.

Property Coordinator:  The Waterford Foundation requires use of our Property Coordinator for all weddings and social events, performances, and large conferences in the Auditorium of the Old School Auditorium and at the John Wesley Church. Fee covers 10 hours of Property Coordinator’s time. If time exceeds 10 hours, then an hourly charge of $50 per hour will be added to the rental fee.

Damage:  We reserve the right to assess a damage fee to be deducted from the deposit if the Property Coordinator deems there has been damage caused to the building or its site. 

 Tents:  Tents are allowed on the Bond Street Meadow for an additional cost of $150, and must be approved in advance by the Waterford Foundation.

Funerals:  No is no rental charge for Waterford Foundation members.  All non-members will be charged $300. In all cases, a security deposit is required.

 Rates subject to change without notice.