Clarendon Ballroom

3185 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Clarendon Ballroom

The Clarendon Ballroom is a historic ballroom with a rooftop option for couples looking to celebrate their wedding in the Washington, D.C. area. This vintage city ballroom is an elegant venue in which couples can marry, featuring a lighted neon sign, hardwood flooring, and a tiled extra-high ceiling.

Facilities and Capacity
This venue can accommodate up to 220 guests in its main event space. Couples celebrating their wedding at the Clarendon Ballroom will find a 1930s art-deco ballroom space for their event. This trip back in time includes careful detail in the posh atmosphere and decor. The polished hardwood floors make the venue classy and perfectly suitable for dancing the night away. The blue drapery, arched white doorways, and oversized mirrors on the one wall add charm to this vintage event space. As the night wears on and the dancing ends, couples will find their historic venue taking on more of a nightclub feeling, encouraging guests to get out of their chairs and celebrate.

Services Offered
The staff at this venue provides attentive service to ensure the couple is taken care of throughout the night. Staff members offer a nearly stress-free planning process to help couple's determine all the details of their big day, from the food to the finish. Couples will find the following event services offered for their wedding at this sophisticated ballroom:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Setup


Cuisine
With an open bar at this ballroom, bartenders provide full bar service to couples and guests for the wedding occasion. From a champagne toast to specialty wine, this venue has it all for the night of a couple's life. Cuisine for the wedding can be served in the following catering styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings


Other Services
This ballroom space opens its door for more than wedding ceremonies and receptions. The venue also welcomes bridal showers and engagement parties. Couples celebrating these events at the Clarendon Ballroom will find the following event items as options for their big day:

  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Tables


Location
This venue is located in Arlington, Virginia, a 14-minute drive from the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

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39 Reviews for Clarendon Ballroom

Recommended by 97% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Shaun · Married on 09/01/2018

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    Our experience with holding our wedding reception at Clarendon Ballroom was fantastic from beginning to end. The facility itself is beautiful, from the more modern trellises of the rooftop deck to the Art Deco main ballroom. The staff was incredibly accommodating to every need we had, planned and unplanned, and even when our main contact was away the day of the wedding, another coordinator stepped in and basically functioned like a second day-of coordinator to ensure that everything worked smoothly. The real highlight was the food and cakes, which we knew ahead of time because the Ballroom set us up with a full meal tasting a few weeks before the event... we have received, and continue to receive, complements on how good all the passed appetizers, main courses, and cakes were. When added to the ease factor of not using outside catering, in our view the cost-value comparison is off the charts!
    The space is ideal for anywhere in the range of 100-150 guests. We were also able to book in relatively short notice (~3-4 months out).

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    Regina · Married on 08/25/2018

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    WHERE DO I BEGIN?!?! Sandra is the MOST amazing person in the world and I don't think I could've asked for a betteer night. THE FOOD WAS JUST AMAZING. Everyone I asked couldn't get enough to eat and we have so much that we took home it was great! The cocktail hour on the roof went off without a hitch and Sandra help my husband and I to have a drink in our hands and a special plate just for us of the appetizers. The Korean chicken is AMAZING and perfect. Everything about dinner was fantastic as we were were able to make a menu that fit our travel themed wedding. The drinks were fantastic. Any questions I had Sandra would answer so quickly and made sure that we were fed and happy. Even with decor, she helped us with ease to pull off our vision! I highly recommend getting married here!

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Clarendon Ballroom FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 4,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 40.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 220
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 80
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Rooftop
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeurvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, September, October, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, July, August, November

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • WeddingCeremony.org, Jim Burch
    WeddingCeremony.org, Jim Burch Wedding Officiants

    The Clarendon Ballroom is the perfect place to have a beautiful wedding at a close-in location. It has everything you can want in a wedding venue, and a great set of people to pull off a great wedding for you. Moreover, it won't cost you an unfathomable amount. I love officiating weddings at the Clarendon Ballroom.

  • Blue Canary Events
    Blue Canary Events Wedding Planners

    Clarendon Ballroom is a gorgeous venue with delicious food and very flexible menu options. SO easy to work with!!

  • DJ D-Mac & Associates
    DJ D-Mac & Associates Wedding DJs

    Terrific venue! Definitely one of the cooler spots we've played a wedding at. The period theater detail adds both glamour and rock'n'roll to events. And the staff couldn't be friendlier or more accommodating!

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  • 3185 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22201 See on map
    703-348-9538 (Phone number)

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