Where to get married? A list of DC, MD, VA wedding venues

3 01 2011

It’s that time of the year once again. Congratulations to all those who got engaged in the recent months! What an exciting time.  To help start your planning process, here is a listing of the venues in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia where we have either coordinated weddings or have visited since 2008. We hope you find this useful!

Meridian House wedding reception navy blue & orange

Photo: Mark Battinger of Rodney Bailey Photography

Northern Virginia

Trummers on Main, Clifton

The Lorien Hotel, Alexandria

Clarendon Ballroom, Arlington (and another wedding, wedding, wedding, wedding, wedding)

Whitehall Manor, Bluemont (and another wedding)

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna (and another wedding, wedding)

Washington Golf & Country Club, Arlington (and wedding)

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Old Town, Alexandria

River Farm, Alexandria (and another wedding)

2941 Restaurant, Falls Church

Fort Belvoir Officers Club, Ft. Belvoir

Hollin Hall, Alexandria

Thomas Birkby House, Leesburg

Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church

Signature Theatre Arlington (Shirlington, VA)

West Belmont Place (Lansdowne, VA)

Top of the Town (Arlington, VA)

Middleburg Community Center (Middleburg, VA) – summer wedding and fall wedding

George Washington Masonic Memorial (Alexandria, VA)

International Country Club (Fairfax, VA)

Foxchase Manor (Manassas, VA)

Mount Vernon Inn (Alexandria, VA)


Marriott Bethesda North, Rockville

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Cumberland

Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo (and a wedding)

Newton White Mansion, Mitchellville

Oxon Hill Manor, Oxon Hill

Glenview Mansion, Rockville

Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts “VisArts”, Rockville

Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown

Washington, DC

Long View Gallery

Omni Shoreham Hotel (and a wedding)

Westin City Center

The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Mexican Cultural Institute

Harman Center for the Arts

Sewall-Belmont House

Meridian House (and another wedding, wedding)


Fairmont Hotel

Tregaron/Washington International School

Park Hyatt Hotel

Georgetown Marriott

Equality Center

American News Womens Club

Decatur House

— Vicky

Go: Marriott Bethesda North

6 03 2009

A few weeks ago, we were invited to visit the newly expanded Marriott Bethesda North in Maryland which was opened in 2004. Remember back in November, we were here for the DC ISES Expo. The hotel boasts the largest ballroom in Maryland, with capacity of 1700 for a banquet style seating! We sampled some of their pass hors d’oeuvres and saw some of their dinner options. Their package is very similar to most hotels: displayed and passed hors d’oeuvres, 5 course dinner, wedding cake, open bar and accommodations for the couple. Its rates are pretty comparable with other hotels in its category.

Marriott Bethesda North

Grand Ballroom

Marriott Bethesda North

Ballroom dressed for a wedding

Marriott Bethesda North

Pre-function area where cocktail hour may take place

Marriott Bethesda North

Presidential Suite living room

Marriott Bethesda North

Standard King Suite


8 12 2008

A few weeks ago, I attened the Expo for the DC chapter of the International Special Events Society. It a great trade show to meet new vendors, see the latest wares, and get reacquainted with old friends. Because I was volunteering to work registration, I had missed the educational seminars which provided discussions with expert panels on topics for the novice to expert event professionals.

This year’s expo was held at the Marriott Bethesda North and the theme was Cirque du Soleil, complete with aerial artists by Arachne Aerial Arts, an Obama impersonator by Cast of Thousands (click here for photo from Wish Special Events), and a talking robot named Sprockit provided by Wasthing Talent.

That's me in the black Expo staff t-shirt processing on-site registration. Photo courtesy of Event Digital Photography Inc for DC ISES.

That's me in the black Expo staff t-shirt processing on-site registration. Photo courtesy of Event Digital Photography Inc for DC ISES.

Sprockit the Robot chatting up one of the guests

Sprockit the Robot chatting up one of the guests. I got to chat with Sprockit, who is very funny!

Arachne Aerial Artists

Arachne Aerial Artists

Room Service Rentals

Room Service Rentals. For a while, Cort Furniture, I felt, corned the market on furniture rentals. I'm glad to see others have come into the market with more choices.