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100 Wedding Venues in Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia

Happy Wednesday, everyone! One of the first tasks you will tackle is finding a venue to host your wedding. Here is an updated listing of some of the venues in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia where we have either coordinated weddings or have visited since 2008. While this is not a list of all the possible venues in this area, we hope you find this useful as a starting point! — Vicky

Meridian House wedding french new orleans inspired mint blush black gold

Photo: Kurstin Roe Photography

Virginia

Hendry House, Arlington (real wedding)

Westwood Country Club, Vienna (real wedding)

Sunset Crest Manor, Chantilly (real wedding)

Chrysalis Winery, Middleburg (real wedding)

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner (real event)

Sunset Hills Vineyard, Purcellville (real wedding)

Rust Manor, Leesburg

Trummers on Main, Clifton

The Lorien Hotel, Alexandria

Clarendon Ballroom, Arlington (real wedding 1, real wedding 2, real wedding 3, real wedding 4, real wedding 5, real wedding 6, real wedding 7, real wedding 8)

Whitehall Manor, Bluemont (real wedding 1, real wedding 2)

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna (real wedding 1, real wedding 2, real wedding 3)

Washington Golf & Country Club, Arlington (real wedding, real wedding, real wedding)

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Old Town, Alexandria (real wedding)

River Farm, Alexandria (real wedding 1, real wedding 2, real wedding 3, real wedding 4, real wedding 5, real wedding 6)

2941 Restaurant, Falls Church (real wedding 1, real wedding 2)

Fort Belvoir Officers Club, Ft. Belvoir (real wedding)

Hollin Hall, Alexandria (real wedding)

Thomas Birkby House, Leesburg (real wedding)

Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church (real wedding)

Signature Theatre Arlington (Arlington/Shirlington)

West Belmont Place (Lansdowne)

Top of the Town, Arlington (real wedding, real wedding)

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

George Washington Masonic Memorial Alexandria (real wedding)

International Country Club, Fairfax (real wedding)

Foxchase Manor Manassas (real wedding)

Mount Vernon Inn Alexandria (real wedding)

Khimaira Farm Luray

Westfields Marriott, Chantilly (real Indian wedding)

Army Navy Country Club (Arlington, VA)

Artisphere, Arlington, VA

Lyon Hall, Arlington (real wedding)

Salamander Resort, Middleburg, VA (real wedding)

Riverside on the Potomac, Leesburg, VA (real wedding)

The Boars Head Inn, Charlottesville

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, Herndon, VA

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, Middleburg, VA

Bull Run Golf Club, Haymarket, VA (real wedding)

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, VA (real wedding coming soon)

Sheraton Tysons Hotel, McLean, VA (real wedding coming soon)

Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA (real wedding coming soon)

The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA (real wedding coming soon)

Lyon Park Community Center, Arlington, VA (real wedding)

Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA (real wedding coming soon)

Maryland

Strong Mansion, Dickerson (real wedding)

Gaylord National, National Harbor (real wedding)

Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring (real wedding)

Woodend Sanctuary, Chevy Chase

Marriott Bethesda North, Rockville (real Indian wedding)

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Cumberland

Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo (real wedding 1, real wedding 2)

Newton White Mansion, Mitchellville

Oxon Hill Manor, Oxon Hill (real wedding)

Glenview Mansion, Rockville (real wedding)

Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts “VisArts”, Rockville

Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown

Rockwood Manor, Potomac (real wedding)

Volt Restaurant, Frederick (real wedding)

Strathmore Music Center, North Potomac (real wedding)

Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Solomons (real wedding)

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, Cambridge, MD

Celebrations at the Bay, Pasadena, MD (real wedding)

Washington, DC

The Hay Adams

Josephine Butler Park Center (real wedding)

Newseum (real wedding 1, real wedding 2)

Ronald Reagan International Trade Center (real wedding, real wedding)

Whittemore House

101 Constitution (real wedding)

The City Tavern Club (real wedding)

American Museum of Women in the Arts (real wedding)

Mandarin Oriental

Long View Gallery

Omni Shoreham Hotel (real wedding 1, real wedding 2, real wedding 3, real wedding 4)

Sequoia Restaurant (real wedding)

Westin City Center

The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Mexican Cultural Institute

Harman Center for the Arts

Sewall-Belmont House

Meridian House (real wedding, real wedding, real wedding, real wedding, real wedding, real wedding)

Fairmont Hotel (real wedding)

Coco Sala Restaurant

Tregaron/Washington International School (real wedding)

Park Hyatt Hotel (real wedding)

Georgetown Marriott (real wedding)

Equality Center

American News Womens Club (real wedding)

Decatur House (real wedding)

Hotel Monaco (real wedding, real wedding)

Carnegie Library (real wedding)

Dumbarton House

The Hamilton Live

Mayflower Hotel (real wedding coming soon)

Carnegie Institute of Science  (real wedding, real wedding)

National Press Club (real wedding)

Eastern Market North Hall (real wedding)

Four Seasons Georgetown

Daughters of the American Revolution

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Real Wedding: Bejeweled Modern Wedding at the Newseum (Part 4 The Team)

If you missed it, go back to Part 1 (sneak peek), Part 2 (design) and Part 3 (food). This was a great way to close out 2010 — Vicky

Newseum Washington DC wedding Garrett Hubbard

One of my favorite photos of the year - so like them. Garrett took them around the Newseum building for photos and this is what happened. Photo: Garrett Hubbard.

Ceremony Location: Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University. One warning is that Dahlgren’s music director can be challenging to work with and a hired string quartet would not have been his choice of music. They also do book weddings back to back so be cautious of your set up and photo needs.

Reception Location + Catering: Newseum with Wolfgang Puck Catering. Stephanie Retelle. Stephanie was great – very helpful and accommodating. The food is outstanding.

Ceremony Musicians: Ensemble Elan.  The bride used to play the cello so hiring a string quartet was important for her. One of her favorite pieces of music was Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana. I have to admit I love it too although I never knew the name of the piece. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDVFaheqQAg].

Floral Design: Petals Edge Floral Design. Another great job as described in Part 2.

Photography: Garrett Hubbard. Garrett is a photojournalist for USAToday and you can see his experience reflected in his wedding photographs. Great use of light (even in a dark reception room) and creative compositions while always on the move, like a true photojournalist should be. The best part is that he is just the happiest guy you’ll ever meet.

Transportation: Reston Limo. The couple was gracious enough to offer transportation between the church, Newseum and back to hotels. We needed all 3 buses and everything went pretty smoothly.

Rental: AFR Furniture Rental (lounge furniture) and Party Rental (linens)

DJ: Elan-DJ (Cheryl) Not to be confused with Elan Artists.

Guest Hotels: Hotel Monaco DC and Courtyard Marriott

Rehearsal Dinner: Vinoteca. One of the couple’s favorite restaurants.

Welcome Party: A friend’s home.

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Real Wedding: Bejeweled Modern Wedding at the Newseum (Part 3 The Food)

Part 1 (sneak peek), Part 2 (design).

So I don’t usually dedicate a whole post to the food at a wedding but for those of you who know me, I love food. I love all the diverse and creative restaurants in Washington, DC. I get very excited for a unique wedding menu which is why I had to share this fun one by Wolfgang Puck Catering. I’m drooling just looking at the pictures!

Hors D’oeuvres

Mediterranean Onion Tart with Tomato Confit, Goat Cheese Mousse and Black Olive Puree
Prosciutto Beggars Purses Stuffed with Truffled Mascarpone Cheese, Chive Ribbon
Chinois Lamb Chop Lollipops with Cilantro Mint Vinaigrette
Lobster Corn Dogs with Ginger Lime Aioli
Sweet Potato Cigars with Roasted Apple & Thyme Sour Cream

Newseum Wolfgang Puck Catering

Goat Cheese and Roasted Beet Stack

Dinner

First Course: Goat Cheese and Roasted Beet Stack, Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette
Entree Choice #1: Wild Striped Bass with Triple Cream Feta and Scallion Puree, Sautéed Zucchini, Sundried Tomatoes, Black Olives, and Wild Oregano, Champagne Fennel Nage
Entree Choice #2: Grilled Snake River Farms Kobe Beef with Yuzu Peppercorn Sauce, Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
Vegetarian Option: Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffles and Parmesan Cheese
Dessert: Crispy Soufflé Purses with Raspberry Chocolate Ganache and Calvados Ice Cream

Wolfgang Puck Catering Newseum Washington DC

The Crispy Souffle Purse - can you see the oozy chocolate inside?

Dessert Buffet

Cheesecake Lollipops
Macaroons
Mini tarts- Pumpkin, Pecan, Lime
Homemade Kit Kat Bars
Chocolate Mini-cupcakes

Dessert buffet Wolfgang Puck Catering Newseum Washington DC

Dessert Buffet

All photos by Garrett Hubbard. Finally, vendor reviews in Part 4 to come — Vicky

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Real Wedding: Bejeweled Modern Wedding at the Newseum (Part 2 The Look)

Before the holidays, we showed you a sneak peek from this fall wedding. Here is the rest of the story.

Color. I love working with clients who stay true to their own styles and sensibilities. Being that this wedding was in the fall, people naturally think fall colors like brown, deep orange, and mustard yellows. Not here. The bride chose jewel tones with deep purple / eggplant, dark red, gold and pewter / silver for her color palette.

Check out her stylish pewter colored jacket. She also carried a sparkly clutch with gold beading.

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Photo: Garrett Hubbard. Bride in her stylist pewter jacket with her groom outside Dahlgren Chapel in Georgetown University.

At the reception at the Newseum, we agreed that alternating shimmery tablecloths in Butterscotch and Black Cherry, along with eggplant colored napkins was a smart choice. Amber colored uplights washed the room in a warm glow.

Newseum wedding washington dc fall

Photo: Garrett Hubbard

Flowers. For centerpieces, Petals Edge Floral Design nailed the style perfectly, alternating between low clusters of red and orange mokara orchids and eggplant mini-calla lilies, and tall submerged orange cymbidium orchids. Their design was cohesive, with just the right amount of variety in color and textures to keep it interesting but not over the top.

Newseum wedding Washington DC Petals Edge flowers

Photo: Garrett Hubbard. Sample of the low centerpieces. Love the bride and groom's reaction to the toast.

Newseum wedding Petals Edge flowers Washington DC

Photo: Garrett Hubbard. Close up of the table setting - love how the shimmery tablecloth catches the candlelight. Sample of the tall centerpiece.

All photos by the insanely talented Garrett Hubbard, who just got married himself! Vendor round up next — Vicky

 

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Sneak Peek: Bejeweled Modern Wedding in DC

Newseum wedding reception parents dance

Photo: Garrett Hubbard

“Hi Vicky! I’ll write you more after we get back from Thailand, but I wanted to send a quick note for helping so much with our wedding. We truly appreciate the work you and your staff did … Our wedding … was flawless! Thanks again! Love, Lauren”

Stay tuned. We’ve given you quite a few sneak peaks lately while we await the full set of professional photos to become available. We promise it’ll be worth the wait — Vicky

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