Foxchase Manor Wedding Photography

Have you ever dreamed of having your wedding day take place in a historic mansion? If yes, you should consider a Foxchase Manor wedding!

Foxchase Manor is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Manassas, Virginia, and has just the ambiance you’ve been looking for with its epic mansion setting. This is one of just a few wedding event spaces in Northern Virginia that can hold up to 1,500! If you’re really popular or have big families then this might just be the perfect venue for you.

With impressive columns (reminiscent of the Lincoln Memorial columns in Washington DC), sleek Italian marble throughout, a grand ballroom, and both indoor and outdoor ceremony options, the opportunities for great pictures from your big day are endless.

A huge perk of any wedding venue is the option to have your wedding ceremony and reception take place in the same location. If this is a non-negotiable for you, then a Foxchase Manor wedding is perfect!

As a documentary wedding photographer, I’ve found that having your wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue leads to more awesome moments to document since there’s no traveling stress involved. Minimal stress is key to amazing candid photography!

bride and groom touch foreheads and smile during portrait session

Wedding Photography

Hey! I’m Jason! I’m a professional wedding photographer based in Northern Virginia and I’m passionate about serving fun-loving couples with documentary wedding photography.

My mission in photography is to create meaningful images. A meaningful image to me is one that documents a special moment in time while capturing authentic emotion. I believe weddings are an experience filled with countless meaningful moments and thus, should stay far away from becoming a photoshoot. For this reason, I use a photojournalistic approach to capture the natural epic and emotional moments throughout the day.

Weddings are awesome because they are passion-filled from beginning to end. The authenticity in the air excites me and it’s so much fun to document the special moments and help couples relive their special day. The final gallery is a visual heirloom that lasts forever and I’m grateful for the trust couples place in me to immortalize such a special time.

jason montoya wedding photographer taking a photo

Wedding Prep

Foxchase Manor has on-site getting-ready spots for both the bride and the groom. The bridal suite is a perfect gathering area for the bride and her bridesmaids to get dressed. Though there’s no natural light coming into the bridal suite, the even lighting and neutral colors throughout the room make this a non-issue for seasoned wedding photographers.

bride getting ready in bridal suite with friends and family

On this Foxchase Manor wedding day, the groom and his groomsmen got ready in a room with natural light which is always a nice-to-have. They also opted to all wear Nike Jordan Shoes which was an awesome and stylish touch.

This wedding day was particularly special for me since I had shot the couples’ engagement photos at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. I was stoked to continue telling their love story and documenting this special day for them meant a lot to me!

groom getting ready photo staring outside of window during Manassas wedding

First Look

One of the many beautiful moments my couple shared on their wedding day was their first touch. Doing a first touch is great for couples who want to interact before their wedding commences without seeing each other.

This first touch took place in the entry hall where guests typically enjoy hors d’oeuvres (fancy word for pre-reception cocktails). We cleared out the room so my couple could share this lovely moment in an intimate setting. You could tell there was so much love in the air which is the makings of a beautiful wedding day.

bride and groom preparing for their first touch
bride and groom holding hands during first touch

Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony took place indoors in Foxchase Manor’s small ballroom which was filled with elegant decorations. The couple decided to have an unplugged wedding ceremony which I’m always a big fan of because it helps fill the room with pure joy since all wedding guests are much more present without their phones or electronics.

The emotions ran high during this wedding ceremony. The bride and groom were good friends long before they joined forces to become a happy couple. It’s clear their dream of uniting in marriage amongst their loved ones had come true and they were enjoying every minute.

foxchase manor indoor wedding ceremony
bride walking down the aisle with her grandfather
groom smiling when seeing his bride walk down the aisle on their Foxchase manor wedding day
bride and groom exchange vows on their Foxchase manor wedding day
bride and groom exiting reception after their Foxchase manor wedding day

Wedding Party and Family Formal Portraits

Following the ceremony, I took the couple, their wedding party, and immediate family members outside for portraits. Our location of choice for portraits was the landscaped cement patio directly outside of the grand ballroom where their wedding reception would soon take place. This outdoor patio provided beautiful soft light which is ideal for portraits and the tall shrubbery provided a nice backdrop alternative.

This is the only part of the day where I take a more ‘photoshoot’ style approach as we go through a list of photo pairings provided by the couple.

Family portraits are an essential part of the wedding day, though one that can take longer than necessary if not managed properly. I help my couples create a wedding family photo list so we can wrap up this portion of the day within 15-20 minutes. I help my couples wherever I can both before their wedding day and on the day of!

family portrait of bride and groom families
wedding party walking and talking on their Foxchase manor wedding day
bride and groom kissing underneath wedding veil on their Foxchase manor wedding day

Wedding Reception

The wedding reception took place in Foxchase Manor’s elegant grand ballroom. The tables, decor, and colors used during the reception contributed to this ridiculously beautiful wedding day. The couple shared an emotional first dance with each other followed by a buffet dinner, speeches, and then an open dance floor. The night concluded with loud music and wild dance moves (my personal favorite way to end wedding days).

bride and groom first dance during their Foxchase manor wedding day
child dancing during open dance floor on a Foxchase manor wedding day
bride and groom dancing and having fun during open dance floor on their Foxchase manor wedding day

Location Address

Foxchase Manor, 8310 Chatsworth Dr, Manassas, VA 20109

Let’s Connect

Are you getting married at Foxchase Manor? You’ve picked the perfect location and I’d love to photograph your wedding! You can see more of my work on my portfolio page. If you’re ready to reach out, head over to the contact page on my website to get in touch and check availability. I can’t wait to hear from you!