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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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Categories: Real Wedding, Venue

84 Wedding Venues in Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Are you looking for 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

Washington DC wedding planner _Carnegie Library_Rodney Bailey

Carnegie Library. Photo: Rodney Bailey.

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)

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)

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 coming soon)

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

The Boars Head Inn, Charlottesville

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, Herndon, VA

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, Middleburg, VA

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

Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Solomons (real wedding coming soon)

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)

Whittemore House

101 Constitution (real wedding)

The City Tavern Club

American Museum of Women in the Arts

Mandarin Oriental

Long View Gallery

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

Sequoia Restaurant

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)

Carnegie Library (real wedding coming soon)

Dumbarton House

The Hamilton Live

 

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2015 Updated List of DC, MD, VA Wedding Venues

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We want to share 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

view from 101 Constitution SweetTeaPhotography

Photo by Lisa Marie O’Quinn, Sweet Tea Photography The view from 101 Constitution

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)

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

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

2941 Restaurant, Falls Church (real wedding)

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 coming soon)

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

The Boars Head Inn, Charlottesville

Maryland

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

Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Solomons (real wedding coming soon)

Washington, DC

Newseum (real wedding 1, real wedding 2)

Ronald Reagan International Trade Center (real wedding)

Whittemore House

101 Constitution (real wedding)

The City Tavern Club

American Museum of Women in the Arts

Mandarin Oriental

Long View Gallery

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

Sequoia Restaurant

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)

Carnegie Library (real wedding coming soon)

Dumbarton House

The Hamilton Live

 

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2014 Updated List of DC, MD, VA wedding venues

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We want to share 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

Newseum wedding organic

Photo: Amber Wilkie

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)

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

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

2941 Restaurant, Falls Church (real wedding)

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)

Maryland

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

Washington, DC

Newseum (real wedding 1, real wedding 2)

Ronald Reagan International Trade Center (real wedding)

Whittemore House

101 Constitution (real wedding)

The City Tavern Club

American Museum of Women in the Arts

Mandarin Oriental

Long View Gallery

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

Sequoia Restaurant

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)

 

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Lighting your Wedding

Lighting is something rarely talked about in wedding magazines and blogs but you see it in many photos. A lot of times, people walk into a party and they see that is beautiful but they couldn’t articulate what makes it beautiful. They may say, “the room feels warm and inviting.” The magic is in the lighting. It’s not something concrete like flowers or tablecloths. It’s something in the background but can pull the whole look together.

While I’m not saying that you must have lighting at your wedding, it’s something to consider. It can highlight architectural or design elements that you want to focus on at your reception. It creates depth and contributes to the mood you want to create. In some situations, with good event lighting, you may be able to get away with spending less of your budget on tablescapes. Event lighting can mask the often unflattering, existing overhead lights in a room. The lack of lighting in an area can down play elements you want to hide.

Jennifer Domenick of Love Life Images has an interesting blog post on how event lighting affects photography and Michael Connor of Connor Studios has a great blog post on the difference lighting can add. Trust me, lighting will make your photographer very, very happy! We included some venues below showing with and without additional lighting. I hope this helps. – Vicky

Clarendon Ballroom

clarendon ballroom red purple wedding

Deb Lindsey

Clarendon Ballroom arlington VA wedding navy teal fuchsia

Perimeter uplighting by John Farr Lighting. Photo: Kate Hauschka

Washington Golf & Country Club

washington golf and country club fall colors wedding brown

Photo: Rob Holley

Washington Golf Country Club wedding reception

Perimeter uplighting and pinspotting on floral centerpieces by The City Florist. Photo: Renee Cobb

Meadowlark Botanical Garden

meadowlark botanical garden wedding virginia

Photo: Jason Keefer

meadowlark botanical garden wedding lighting

Perimeter uplighting, gobo, and landscape tree lighting by DaVincis Florist. Photo: Vicky Choy

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2013 Updated List of DC, MD, VA wedding venues

Happy Monday, everyone! We want to start you off this week with an updated 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! — Vicky

Sunset Crest Manor Chantilly Virginia wedding tent summer

Photo: Baltazar Photography

Northern Virginia

Westwood Country Club, Vienna (real wedding)

Sunset Crest Manor, Chantilly (real wedding)

Chrysalis Winery, Middleburg

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner (real event)

Sunset Hills Vineyard, Purcellville

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)

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

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

Washington Golf & Country Club, Arlington (real wedding)

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Old Town, Alexandria

River Farm, Alexandria (real wedding 1, real wedding 2)

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 (real wedding)

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)

Khimaira Farm (Luray, VA)

Maryland

Gaylord National, National Harbor (real wedding)

Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring

Woodend Sanctuary, Chevy Chase

Marriott Bethesda North, Rockville

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

Glenview Mansion, Rockville

Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts “VisArts”, Rockville

Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown

Rockwood Manor (Potomac)

Washington, DC

Ronald Reagan International Trade Center (real wedding)

Whittemore House

101 Constitution

The City Tavern Club

American Museum of Women in the Arts

Mandarin Oriental

Long View Gallery

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

Sequoia Restaurant

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)

Newseum

Fairmont Hotel

Coco Sala Restaurant

Tregaron/Washington International School

Park Hyatt Hotel

Georgetown Marriott

Equality Center

American News Womens Club

Decatur House

Hotel Monaco (real wedding)

 

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2012 Updated List of DC, MD, VA wedding venues

Happy Friday, everyone! If you missed it, on Monday, we welcomed you to the new year and gave you an orientation on some basic wedding planning resources. We want to send you off on the long weekend with an updated 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! — Vicky

omni shoreham dc wedding purple silver

Photo: Freed Photography

Northern Virginia

Trummers on Main, Clifton

The Lorien Hotel, Alexandria

Clarendon Ballroom, Arlington (and another wedding, 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)

Khimaira Farm (Luray, VA)

Maryland

Marriott Bethesda North, Rockville

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Cumberland

Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo (and a wedding, 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

Rockwood Manor (Potomac)

Washington, DC

Ronald Reagan International Trade Center

Long View Gallery

Omni Shoreham Hotel (and a wedding, wedding, wedding)

Sequoia Restaurant

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, wedding)

Newseum

Fairmont Hotel

Coco Sala Restaurant

Tregaron/Washington International School

Park Hyatt Hotel

Georgetown Marriott

Equality Center

American News Womens Club

Decatur House

Hotel Monaco

 

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Real Wedding: Coppery Fall Jewish Wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (Part 3)

Missed anything? Go back and check out Part 1 (sneak peek) and Part 2 (concept).

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Jewish Wedding in the fall under chuppah

Love the early afternoon light in the fall. So pretty. Photo: Elaine Studley, Hay McKenna Photography.

Venue: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Music: Michael Kolmstetter classical guitarist. A classical guitarist is a great music choice for a lunch reception where you don’t expect much dancing. It provides a nice background mood. Michael had a small set up that allowed him to play recorded music for the first dance, John Denver’s Annie’s Song (I hummed that song all week).

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Photographer: Elaine Studley, Hay McKenna Photography

Floral Designer: Growing Wild Floral Company

Catering + Cake: Windows Catering Company (Nicole Gutierrez)

— Hope you enjoyed this one, Vicky

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Real Wedding: Coppery Fall Jewish Wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (Part 2)

We shared a sneak peek of one of our October couples a while back. Here is the rest of the story. I love Sunday weddings. I especially love lunch weddings. When you combine the two, I’m a happy camper.

Colors. It is completely coincidental that we are featuring this wedding after the Newseum wedding shared the last 2 weeks.  While both weddings were held in the fall, they could not be more different. This couple wanted to embrace the warmth of the fall. They chose copper, brown, gold, cream and terra cotta.

Lakeview Copper Topaz Chestnut Baroness Silk Gold

Lakeview Copper tablecloth. Gold napkins. Gold Chivari chairs with Topaz Chestnut chair pads. Topaz Chestnut tablecloths

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens fall Virginia DC wedding Windows Catering

Flowers. Barbara von Elm did a masterful job of combining all these colors into the floral centerpieces. Those design, as well as the design for the chuppah, complemented the garden setting.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Jewish fall wedding chuppah

We used the groom's tallit on the chuppah

Food. Windows put together a lunch menu that also embraced the season.

Hors d’oeuvres: lollipop lamb chops, Applewood smoked Salmon Flower, Mini Rueben, Wild Mushroom Diamonds and Crispy Spring Rolls.

Lunch: 1st course was a squash and apple bisque with toasted pumpkin seeds, followed by a choice of a Farm-Raised Chicken Paupiette or Salmon En Croute.

Dessert:  Grand Marnier wedding cake with citrus buttercream covered with delicate blooms  and vines, and Window’s signature chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Windows Catering Grand Marnier wedding cake at Meadowlark fall

Topped with an heirloom cake topper

Windows Catering Company squash and apple bisque at Meadowlark

squash and apple bisque

All photos by Elaine Studley, Hay McKenna Photography. Part 3 to come — Vicky

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

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)

Maryland

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)

Newseum

Fairmont Hotel

Tregaron/Washington International School

Park Hyatt Hotel

Georgetown Marriott

Equality Center

American News Womens Club

Decatur House

— Vicky

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