Phenomenal Bar Mitzvah reception last weekend - thanks, in large part, to Melissa Carrol and the amazing team at Clyde's Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands/Ashburn, VA. The reception was held in the outdoor courtyard, which looked amazing! The DJ, green screen, etc. were all placed for maximum coverage and there was still space for a dance floor large enough to accommodate our guests. The great thing about Melissa is that she is a seasoned pro. Trust her to take care of every detail for your event. When she says "don't worry, I've got it," she means it. We have watched others who booked hotels for their events and who have met with 5-6 catering managers in a 2-year span. Not so at this Clyde's location. Melissa was there with us every step of the way. She helped us to pick out a delicious assortment of food that was top-notch quality but which was different from our last event. Every single guest commented on the delicious food. Fan favorites were the lamb chops, the brisket sliders, the gnocchi with leeks/mushrooms, cake pops and mini apple tarts. That said, EVERYTHING was great! In fact, when we were thinking about where to have this event, people said, "you're going back to that Clyde's again, right? It was amazing. Don't look anywhere else." Also, our entire family commented on how kind and helpful the wait staff was at our event. Relatives even commented on all of the "orange" touches, as orange is the guest-of-honor's favorite color. The Clyde's team made this a fun and relaxing celebration for us all. We can truly say this was the happiest day of our family's life and we are incredibly grateful to Melissa for being at the helm and for making this happen. Sooooo many great memories. Big shout-out to the wait staff. We noticed everything you did to make the day special and we sincerely appreciate all that you did to make this amazing for our entire family. Top marks all around from a very grateful family.
Clyde's Willow Creek Farm was the perfect place for our rehearsal dinner with 25 guests! The food was wonderful and the location was smack dab in between the venue and the hotel we were staying at, so incredibly convenient. Highly recommend!
When the opportunity arose for a new restaurant at Broadlands, just west of Dulles Airport in Loudoun County, Virginia, it became an ideal chance to create a truly unique destination for dining.
When Clyde's Restaurant Group purchased a number of antique heavy timber buildings destined for demolition in the 1980s, Clyde's Willow Creek Farm was not even a twinkle in John Latham’s eye. These structures were disassembled and put in storage, with no clear plan for their use. Today, Willow Creek is inviting and comfortable, stunningly decorated with original artwork, sculpture, historic artifacts and an over-the-top collection of museum quality 18th century horse-drawn carriages - most strung from the ceilings lined with solid timber struts.