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.
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Meg · Married on 01/05/2019
Absolutely perfect in every way
Everything, and I mean everything, about our experience with the Clarendon Ballroom was perfect. We were looking for a big event space (room for a big dance floor and band with 180 guests) with character that wasn't going to break the bank. The ballroom was all of this and more. All of the food is prepared in house so you don't have to to worry about catering. Table, chairs, linens -- it is all provided. And the food itself is exceptional. We had guests tell us the salmon they served was the best salmon they ever had. I could go on and on about this place -- but the real star of the show is their coordinator Sandra. She made our experience as stress-free as weddings can possible be. Her and her staff are incredibly knowledgeable and are always willing to go the extra mile to get you what you need. I never felt like I had to worry about anything -- I just knew Sandra would take care of it! Truly cannot recommend them enough. Thank you CB!!!Sent on 01/29/2019
dasol · Married on 01/01/2019
A Gem- Location, Food, Service
We're all thinking the same thing. Why would I get married at a "nightclub"? I was skeptical too. This place is more than that. To start off, the foundation is solid. Sandra is so helpful and responsive, the staff is so friendly and professional, and the FOOD is just phenomenal. All of our guests licked every last bit of their entrees; and that's honestly what the guests will remember. I also love the location- it's close to everything and it's accessible. Not to mention the rooftop is a great cocktail hour venue. We are so happy we went with CB!Sent on 04/07/2019
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.Sent on 11/11/2018
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!
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!