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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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Categories: Real Wedding, Venue

Post-Elopement Celebration at the Newseum

Our clients wanted to elope. They also wanted to celebrate a bit with their friends and family. So they did both! We had a blast planning and designing this celebration. We didn’t even call it a wedding.

Our clients wanted a cocktail style reception with no formal seating and not too much structure to the evening in general. With a combination of low cocktail tables, hightops, sofas, bar tables and long kings tables, we were able to provide sufficient seating without using traditional round tables (check out the floorplan below). We also organized an LED screen rental you can see in the picture below for the rolling display of their elopement photos. We had two rooms to work with and so one room became a more relaxing lounge space while the other had a more upbeat feel with the bar and the dance floor.

From a design perspective, our couple wanted a warm feel with elements inspired by nature, mixed with rich jewel tone colors and a splash of Indian inspired motifs to honor the bride’s heritage. Variety was the name of the game when it came to the food and beverage options. At the bar, guests could choose from 4 signature cocktails, 5 craft beers, 2 scotches, in addition to standard beverage options. They served a delicious selection of passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts, as well as savory stations.

All photos by Amber Wilkie unless otherwise stated. Enjoy! Vicky

Newseum 7th floor wedding reception cocktail style

In one room, we created an intimate lounge with comfortable leather sofas and wood coffee tables from AFR, below the slideshow of photo from the couple’s elopement. I also loved the lighting gobo the lighting designer at the Newseum found for us to inject a bit of an Indian flavor. Photo: Vicky Choy

AFR event furniture rental Newseum rustic jewel tones leather

In a larger adjacent room, we continued with the same leather sofas from AFR around the white dance floor. Photo: Amber Wilkie

Newseum 7th floor wedding reception organic wood barnwood grey bar

My favorite bar design to-date! We situated the square, gray barnwood bar in the center of the room. On the left and right sides of the bar are tables where guests can sit in pub height chairs and “belly up” to the bar.” I also loved the ceiling treatment Studio DBI designed for us. Bar: Perfect Settings. Photo: Amber Wilkie

For another shot of that awesome bar, click here.

Newseum Washington DC Wolfgang Puck Catering wedding bar scotch

Our clients were into their beer and scotch and those were highlighted in the choices for their guests. Photo: Amber Wilkie

AFR Vermont table Newseum wedding

We used two of AFR’s Vermont tables for communal seating, especially for elderly guests. Studio DBI designed the floral arrangements and runners to coordinate with the rest of the decor. Photo: Vicky Choy

Studio DBI Newseum Wedding

Loved the textural arrangements from Studio DBI paired with rattan linens from Party Rental. Photo: Amber Wilkie

Bhavna Naik henna artist Washington DC Newseum party

For fun entertainment, we hired a henna artist to paint henna designs for guests of all ages! Henna Artist: Bhavna Naik. Photo: Amber Wilkie

dholi mastana dc wedding reception Newseum

Our dhol player not only greeted guests as they arrived at the reception but also played during dancing. Dholi: Dholi Mastana. Photo: Amber Wilkie.

Newseum wedding fun cocktail napkins ForYourParty.com

Fun facts about the couple were printed on cocktail napkins from ForYourParty.com. Photo: Amber Wilkie

Newseum Wolfgang Puck Catering textured buttercream cake

A simple textured buttercream cake from Wolfgang Puck Catering pastry chef. Photo: Amber Wilkie

Little Bird Creative wedding advice book guestbook

Another fabulous design from Little Bird Creative. Carina designed a booklet with pages where guests could write a tip for the couple on things like what they should name their first puppy, where they should travel to, what they should do for their first anniversary. Photo: Vicky Choy

Production Team
Wedding Planner: Event Accomplished, Vicky Choy
Venue and Catering: Newseum / Wolfgang Puck Catering
Floral & Event Design Partner: Liza Bourkard, Studio DBI
Graphic Designer: Little Bird Creative, Carina Herman
Photographer: Amber Wilkie & Julia Devine
DJ: DJ D-MAC & Associates
Transportation: Reston Limo
Hair Stylist & Makeup artist: Mandy Hollinger
Dhol Player: Dave Gupta, Dholi Mastana
Henna Artist: Bhavna  Naik
Furniture Rental: AFR and Perfect Settings
Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party
Linens & Other Equipment: Party Rental

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Categories: Real Wedding

Details from an Epic 50th Birthday Party at the Newseum

To pull off a surprise 50th birthday party for her husband was no easy feat. Our client came up with a semi fictitious event for the two of them to attend. The birthday boy had no clue and his reaction upon seeing his family and high school and college friends from afar was priceless and is why I love my job!

As a guy who loves fishing and beer, we incorporated these interests into various components of the party. Little Bird Creative helped up design a logo for the party and my favorite item were the custom growler labels we used in the centerpieces (yes I actually already owned all the growlers in the centerpieces.) We designed a menu that was reflective of his life: a “Taste of Cape Cod” station reminiscent of their summer vacations, a “Pan Asian” station because he loves Asian food, and a “Beer and Brats” cart. Each station had a beer pairing. During cocktail hour, guests nibbled on charcuterie boards.

Thank you to Stephen Gosling for capturing my work! All photos are by Stephen unless otherwise state. — Vicky

50th birthday party Newseum Washington DC fishing theme

For some interest, we used wood pub height tables from Vintage Affairs for seating, mixed with standard rounds. Photo: Vicky Choy

50th birthday Cake trout fishing Fluffy Thoughts

I think every guest took a photo with this incredible cake from Fluffy Thoughts, depicting the birthday boy trout fishing and his favorite canoe. Photo: Stephen Gosling

50th birthday party fishing theme cocktail napkins

Beer and fishing napkins from For Your Party. Photo: Stephen Gosling

50th birthday beer growler guestbook Grain to Glass Designs

A custom growler used as a guestbook from Grain to Glass Designs (etsy). Photo: Stephen Gosling

50th birthday favor cookie beer bottle Sugar Pixie Sweets

Cookie favors inspired by the birthday boy’s favorite beer from Sugar Pixie Sweets. Photo: Stephen Gosling

50th Birthday Surprise Party centerpieces beer theme Newseum

Using growlers filled with wheat and hops, the centerpieces we created also including funny sayings about turning 50. Graphic Design: Little Bird Creative. Photo: Stephen Gosling

50th birthday party fishing beer theme graphic design

Love the custom growler labels, event logo, food station signs. We hung the food station signs from fishing rods in keeping with the style. Graphic Design: Little Bird Creative. Photo: Stephen Gosling

50th birthday party Newseum beer and brats cart

Sorry for the terrible photo but my favorite food service element was the Beer and Brats cart. So fun! Photo: Vicky Choy

Production Team
Event Planner: Event Accomplished, Vicky Choy
Venue & Catering: Newseum (Wolfgang Puck Catering)
Furniture Rental: AFR and Vintage Affairs
Photographer: Stephen Gosling
Graphic Designer: Little Bird Creative, Carina Herman
Cookie Favors: Sugar Pixie Sweets
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Event Landscaping: Twigz Studios
Custom Napkins: For Your Party
Growler: Grain to Glass Designs (Etsy)

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Categories: Celebrations

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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Categories: Real Wedding, Venue

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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Categories: Real Wedding, Venue

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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Categories: Real Wedding, Venue

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

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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: 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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