Venues Pt. 2 & Weekend Randoms

Over the weekend my Dear and I visited more potential wedding venues 🙂  Last weekend we visited venues in the Leesburg area and this weekend we focused on the Alexandria, Clarendon, and D.C. areas!

**FYI: the venues are listed in order as we saw them, they are not in rank order!**

Hilton Alexandria Old Town:

“As one of the premier Washington DC area’s event sites, we artfully integrate exquisite cuisine, unparalleled service, and captivating event venues. From opulent indoor events, receptions in our newly renovated Grand Ballroom, to intimate outdoor celebrations in our courtyard, the result is a celebration you’ll always remember.”

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Ceremony and reception site
  • Overnight accommodations available
  • Indoor and outdoor space available
  • Capacity: up to 250
  • Style: hotel

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Clarendon Ballroom:

“Located in Clarendon, just minutes from DC via Georgetown, this 1930’s Art Deco Ballroom offers magnificent event cuisine, attentive service, and a stress-free planning process with an experienced and creative event staff.”

  • Price Range:  $$$
  • Ceremony and reception site
  • Indoor and outdoor space available
  • Capacity: up to 250
  • Style: banquet/ reception hall, mansion/ historic site, unusual/ alternative

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Top of the Town:

“The totally new Top of the Town in Arlington is an elegant reception site featuring a dramatic and sweeping view across the Potomac River of Washington, DC landmarks and monuments. The hilltop penthouse “room with a view” provides a panoramic view of the nation’s capital, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol and the Jefferson Memorial…even as far away as the new Redskins Stadium. The views are breathtaking anytime, day or night. Parking included.”

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Ceremony and reception site
  • Indoor and outdoor space available
  • Capacity: up to 200
  • Style: banquet/ reception hall

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The Ballroom at McLean Gardens:

“Grand Ballroom in DC with award-winning Cuisine, trained & professional staff, dance floor, fireplaces, tall columns & cute front porch… prices starting at $100 per person inclusive of the venue & catering.. Washington Best kept secret is out!”

  • Price Range: $$
  • Ceremony and reception site
  • Indoor and outdoor space available
  • Capacity: up to 200
  • Style: banquet/ reception hall

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National Museum of Women in the Arts:

“When planning a wedding ceremony and reception, the National Museum of Women in the Arts offers the setting to make your event unforgettable. The museum’s special events staff will happily advise you in how best to use the space. This beautiful Renaissance Revival building and the collection of art makes for a memorable space.”

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Ceremony and reception site
  • Only indoor space available
  • Capacity: up to 400
  • Style: museum/ art gallery

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**Descriptions and facts are from The Knot website**

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My mind was more “wedding-focused” than “camera-focused” so photos from the weekend are just a quick glimpse into some of the things I ate, did, and saw…

P.S.  Happy Columbus Day!  FYI, Columbus Day [provided by Wikipedia]…

  • Was first popularized as a holiday in the United States through the lobbying of Angelo Noce, a first generation Italian, in Denver; the first official Columbus Day holiday was proclaimed by Colorado governor Jesse F. McDonald in 1905 and made a statutory holiday in 1907
  • Was declared a federal holiday on October 12 in 1934 by Congress and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus
  • Has been fixed to the second Monday in October [the same day as Thanksgiving in Canada] since 1971

Question:  What did you do this weekend?

Question:  Do you get to enjoy the 3-day weekend?!

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4 responses to “Venues Pt. 2 & Weekend Randoms

  1. Chandler

    Loving the venues! All totally different but very cool. Yay yay yay!!! xoxo

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