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While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things.

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Put some orange in your life when you want to spice things up when you feel time is dragging; to become more involved in something; to increase creativity; relief from things becoming too serious.

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Though orange is vibrant, it has a bit less intensity or aggression than red, calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow. Pumpkin, gold, flame, copper, brass, apricot, peach, citrus, tangerine  and vermilion are all terms used to describe different shades of orange.

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How to mix match orange with other colors

While orange and black are traditional Halloween colors, orange really pops with a medium blue. Red, yellow and orange can be a fiery hot combination or a fresh, fruity experience in softer shades. Make orange tropical with green.

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Use caution mixing orange and pink, unless you want to recreate a vibrating 60’s psychedelic look. Try a dash of orange with deep purple or a dash of purple with a bit of orange, tempered by lots of mellow yellow or white for an eye-catching look that’s not overpowering.

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The Inn at Willow Grove is a critically acclaimed property, now enjoying outstanding reviews from The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, Departures Magazine, DC Magazine, and Washingtonian Magazine, among others.

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With an expansive range of venues, including the Hall, the Barn and Ruins, the Inn at Willow Grove is the perfect place for weddings of every style and size, from chic to rustic and from 20 to 200 guests.

The Inn only hosts one wedding per weekend, guaranteeing that your event will be top priority!

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The Hall: A brand new space with coffered ceilings, a stone clad gas fireplace and 360 views through French doors that overlook the surrounding countryside and manicured gardens. The Hall offers everything you need for elegant intimate parties for up to 50 guests, including zinc and glass tables, leather dining chairs, and Fortessa china.

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The Barn & Ruins: The big red barn is our modern, elegant version of a rustic fantasy. The brand new space offers vaulted wood beam ceilings, a stone clad gas fireplace, automated temperature controls, dedicated restrooms and a warming kitchen.

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The Ruins are an added outdoor bonus, they are the enchanting stone foundation of antique bank barn that remain tented through the Spring, Summer and Fall.

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Together these spaces can accommodate up to 250 guests.

The Boxwood Gardens: The perfect ceremony space, the gardens are shaded by giant trees, surrounded by blooming shrubs and edged with 100-year-old boxwood. With fountains tucked away and brick pathways leading to the custom pergola, the gardens are a magical setting for celebrations of any size and can accommodate up to 180 guests.

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In the restaurant, Vintage, guests will find fine wines and culinary masterpieces infused with the same contemporary flair found in The Inn.

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The Inn at Westwood Farm is a 1910 farmhouse sitting on 15 lovely acres and is landscaped by black walnut, white and red oak, maple, hickory, and cedar trees. This Orange, Virginia bed and breakfast is perfect for an intimate wedding by the beautiful countryside. Located 90 minutes from Washington D.C. and 60 minutes from Richmond, you will have access to a full range of catering, floral, and entertainment services within minutes of the Inn.

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Westwood’s Greek Revival architecture is complimented with a thoughtful blend of antique furniture and art. The owners have worked to maintain the simplicity of the original home while renovating the Inn. With Crisp Yves Delorme linens and down bedding, newly burnished heart pine floors, and modern bathrooms, you’ll enjoy bright and airy open rooms with soft colors to instill an ambiance of relaxation and comfort. Fresh cut flowers from the farm’s perennial beds are placed in guest rooms and throughout the Inn.

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“Amazing Venue – Highly Recommended! The Inn at Westwood Farm offers an amazing country/rustic experience for anyone that is visiting the area — it is convenient to local wineries and historical sites, and the innkeepers (Jay and Elizabeth) spare no detail in offering a truly wonderful experience to their guests, including excellent food, great knowledge of the local area, and a warm, welcoming personal touch. We rented the entire inn for the weekend and had a fantastic visit – we would strongly recommend it.”

– C & T, Alexandria, Virginia

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During the growing season many ingredients are products straight out of the Inn’s gardens. Organic gardening and preparing fresh and nutritious meals are passions of the innkeepers. A satisfying main course is provided as well as a bouquet of fruits and juices.

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