Venue Spotlight on 8 Chains North

Written by Event Manager: Brittany Agro

Set among the countryside with horses frolicking in fields nearby, 8 Chains North Winery serves as a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies, receptions and all types of special events. From their Compass Rose Room, where most events are held, one has French-door access to a covered patio that provides a panoramic view of the vineyard.

The room also features elegant chandeliers, cork bark-covered walls and a glass wall looking into the Barrel Room.

What trip to a winery is complete without a tasting? As we sipped and swirled some of the property’s wines, which included some great whites – their best-seller “LoCo Vino,” a 2016 100% Sauvignon Blanc and a 2016 100% Estate grown Chardonnay – we got the opportunity to learn a little history about the winery and how it all began…

Founded in 2006, Ben Renshaw and his father planted their first vineyard – Furnace Mountain – on Ben’s sister’s farm north of Leesburg, Virginia on the Potomac River. The first bottling under the 8 Chains North brand occurred thereafter in 2007, and in 2010, Ben planted the Waterford Vineyard and established a permanent home for the winery in a renovated barn. Fun fact: Ben is also 8 Chains North’s winegrower!

We hope you keep Catering by Seasons and 8 Chains North in mind for your next corporate event, wedding or any occasion that warrants a celebration. Elly, the winery’s event manager, along with our team will certainly ensure a memorable time with fabulous food and, of course, fine wine. Cheers!

To learn more about events at the winery and schedule a tour of it, contact Elly Sullivan at (571) 439-2255 or


Catering By Seasons exceeded my expectation. I used them for a brunch at my house after my son’s bar mitzvah. The level of professionalism along with their responsiveness made me feel at ease right away.

I can’t say enough great things about our entire experience planning our daughter's Bat Mitzvah with Glynis Keith, Catering Manager, with Catering by Seasons.

Alberto is the best catering manager ever!! Everything about working with Catering by Season, from the planning, communication, to the execution was phenomenal!