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.
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:
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:
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:
This venue is located in Arlington, Virginia, a 14-minute drive from the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Sarah · Married on 02/25/2017
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Clarendon Ballroom is an amazing venue - they provide the BEST food out there. I had a February wedding for about 125 people with cocktail hour and dinner (stations) and it was perfect in large part because of Clarendon Ballroom. I also feel that the value for cost is great - they provided linens (so many options), tables (again, many options), gold chivari chairs, and votives as part of the package and the visual appeal of the space is amazing (gold ceiling, beautiful curtains).
I have received so many compliments on the food and cake and I had some leftovers to try the next day that were still amazing (wish they had a restaurant!). They are also super easy to work with and flexible to your vision. Sandra & Kattia are a rockstar team and very responsive. The day-of staff is also amazing - they brought my husband and I appetizers and drinks and made sure we were always happy throughout the night. I can't imagine anything better than the event they helped to deliver on.
Annie · Married on 11/03/2018
I wish we could give the Ballroom more than 5 stars because Sandra, Kattia, and the rest of the team were a key part in making our wedding day so wonderful.
The Clarendon Ballroom was the first—and only—venue we looked at during the wedding planning process. As soon as we met Sandra and took a tour we know it would be a perfect place to host our family and friends. We thought it was amazing that they had in-house catering/cake and provided all of the linens (with SO MANY options to choose from), tables, chairs, flatware, glassware etc. It was such a huge convenience to have all of those little details taken care of by the venue.
In addition to being a beautiful space, the food was absolutely phenomenal. At the tasting we were blown away at how good every dish tasted and the same quality came through on the day of our wedding. Our guests raved about the filet and the mac and cheese (seriously, get the mac and cheese. It is delicious).
Our final, and quite possibly biggest, rave is for the incredible team at the Ballroom. Sandra and Kattia are a dream to work with. My questions were always answered quickly, they were exceedingly kind and patient, and I appreciated the creative menu suggestion when we needed to include a gluten-free/vegan meal option. In addition to Sandra and Kattia, the staff working our wedding truly exceeded our expectations. Everyone from the bartenders to security to the serving staff treated our guests with kindness and respect. We had multiple guests comment on how professional and friendly everyone was.
We cannot thank Clarendon Ballroom enough for helping to make our wedding so memorable and we highly recommend them!
Liz Grenfell · Married on 09/29/2018
Clarendon Ballroom gave me the wedding of my dreams!
There are not enough stars to capture how wonderful it was to have our wedding at Clarendon Ballroom!!! When we first started looking for places in DC to get married, we were a bit overwhelmed by the choices. Thankfully we came across Clarendon Ballroom. We actually didn't know that they did weddings, and we are SO glad we learned that they did, as they don't just "do" weddings...they make the wedding of your dreams possible! We found them to be very affordable, and they do everything in house--linens, staff, bar, food, even the cake! It was so nice to be able to go down the checklist and say "included" to so much and to work with a single venue on so many of the key elements that pull a wedding together. They were an absolute dream to work with! From picking out linens, to our tasting, to helping execute every last wish that we had, they amazed us every step of the way. When we picked up our stuff on the Monday after our wedding, not one single item of decor was missing or damaged and they had gone above and beyond to save the top of our wedding cake (we didn't even ask for this) and send us home with some left over hors d'oeuvres from the cocktail hour! Amazing! Our guests are STILL raving about how gorgeous the venue was, how amazing the food was, how much they loved the location and how cool the rooftop was. I am so grateful to Clarendon Ballroom, Sandra Hoehne, and all the other amazing staff that literally pulled off the wedding of our dreams and I am SO glad that my husband and I chose Clarendon Ballroom as our wedding venue!
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.
Clarendon Ballroom is a gorgeous venue with delicious food and very flexible menu options. SO easy to work with!!
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!