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About Clarendon Ballroom

Traditionally Elegant, while Uniquely Modern

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

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

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




Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Washington DC

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36 Reviews for Clarendon Ballroom

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We held our wedding reception at Clarendon Ballroom in April 2018 and could not be happier with the service! Sandra was very responsive and helpful along the way, from selecting linens and picking out cake to recommending vendors and working to make the day exactly as we had imagined. Our guests could not stop talking about how amazing the food was and how impressed they were by the venue (we were lucky enough to have good weather and held cocktail hour on the rooftop, big hit!). My husband and I highly recommend Clarendon Ballroom and their amazing staff for any event!

Profile Picture Dominika, 4/28/18, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Plated, Stations, Tastings, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Tables, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, In-House Bar, Cake, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Set Up

When we first started searching wedding venues and the Clarendon Ballroom came up, we were pretty surprised. We had been to several concerts there but hadn’t thought of it as a potential wedding venue. How wrong we were!! When we first emailed for more information, Sandra responded almost immediately and we quickly had an appointment for a walk through. After five minutes with Sandra, we were hooked. The space itself is gorgeous, but it is Sandra’s expertise and easy going nature that made the process an absolute delight. We always ended up staying a little bit longer at our meetings than we intended because the creative planning juices were always flowing and the conversation was hilarious. Sandra was always willing to work within our schedule for meetings and made thoughtful suggestions for how to reach our goal of making our wedding an awesome party. Once we did the tasting, we were even more convinced that we had made the right choice. The options were extensive and all of the food was absolutely delicious! We felt like no matter what options we chose, the food would be a home run. And the beer selection options were outstanding! When we found out that linens, China, glassware, flatware, etc were included in the rental price, we figured it would just be basic white table cloths. Again, we were wrong! We were a little overwhelmed with how many choices we had, but again, Sandra expertise helped guide us.The day of, I was blown away by how gorgeous the room looked. Everything came together perfectly. For the rooftop bar for cocktail hour, the weather was perfect, the passed hors d’oeuvres were delicious, and the service was impeccable. Even before cocktail hour, one of the servers approached me and asked what my husband and I would like to drink all night, to ensure that our glasses were never empty. Dinner was delicious, the bar service incredible and we had the best night of our lives. We cannot recommend CB enough!

Profile Picture Emily, 4/20/18, 10 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Wheelchair Access, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, In-House Bar, Cake, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Set Up, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Tastings

Clarendon Ballroom Pricing

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $4000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $3000.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Hors d'Oeuvres
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Bar Service Price Includes:
House Beer
House Wine
Specialty Beer

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Ballroom, Historic, Rooftop
City, Elegant, Vintage
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Engagement Party
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
Cocktail Reception
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French Service
Outside Cake
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House Beer
House Liquor
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Open Bar
Premium Liquor
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Cash Bar
Limited Bar
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Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
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Chocolate Fountain
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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!!

This Is one of my favorite palces to work. It has a feeling you can't get in any other venue. I highly recommend it for an event.

A beautiful place for a wedding. We love shooting at Clarendon Ballroom!


3185 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201   See On Map
703-469-2244 (phone)
Clarendon Ballroom is a wedding venue from Arlington, Virginia. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Clarendon, Northern Virginia, and DMV. Clarendon Ballroom is a professional wedding private event venue that has been part of the Washington DC wedding industry for 14 years. We specialize in wedding ceremonies and receptions.