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Reception
$19,650 starting price
Ceremony
$3,000 starting price
Bar service
$55 per person
Reception
$19,650 starting price
Ceremony
$3,000 starting price
Bar service
$55 per person

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About

Crystal Gateway Marriott is a hotel wedding venue located in Arlington, Virginia. Situated in the heart of Crystal City, this hotel venue provides easy access to Washington, D.C. and features a beautiful backdrop of scenic Northern Virginia. The hotel is connected via tunnel to the Crystal City Metro Station, providing guests with easy transportation for shopping and dining in the nearby Pentagon City.

Facilities and Capacity
Crystal Gateway Marriott offers an extensive variety of event spaces that are suitable for both small, intimate events and large, extravagant gatherings. With a maximum capacity of up to 2,000 guests and over 40,000 square feet of event space, wedding clients are free to create the celebration that you’ve always dreamed of in the setting that you envision. Their largest ballroom, the Arlington Ballroom, is the hotel’s reimagined ballroom that features flexible event space for your elegant event, and accommodates up to 2,000 guests. The Grand Ballroom spans over 12,000-square-feet, and incorporates a variety of features to enhance your celebration including state-of-the-art lighting, premium sound system, luxury carpeting, and modern and stylish decor. For clients that wish to utilize an elegant outdoor event space, the Sky View Terrace provides the perfect backdrop for cocktail hour and sophisticated receptions, with dramatic lighting both day and night. The Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel features 31 diverse event spaces, each which can be customized according to your wedding vision, style, and preferences.

Services Offered
The team of event specialists at Crystal Gateway Marriott specialize in turning clients’ wildest wedding dreams and imaginings into a beautiful reality. This first-class hotel provides everything that you need to achieve the truly stylish affair that you envisioned, from luxury accommodations, to stunning event spaces, and refined catering services and cuisine. Their team of certified wedding planners serve as an invaluable resource for planning your special day, and they are capable of handling every detail from scheduling, to vendor communication, seating arrangements, and decor selections. The rental of this venue includes the following event services:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean up
  • Event planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set up
  • Tables


Cuisine
The culinary staff at this hotel venue specialize in creating customized cuisine experiences that are tailored to each client’s individual palate and taste. Along with succulent entrees and hors d’oeuvres, they also offer a variety of specialized food services that are designed to elevate your event, such as wedding cakes, ice sculptures, chocolate fountains, and much more. Bar services include your choice of cash bar, open bar, or limited bar, bartenders, and various wine, beer, and liquor selections, while catering options include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$19,650

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$19,650

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$55

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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4.4 out of 5 rating
6 Reviews
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88% Recommended by couples
6 Reviews
M
Matthew Sent on 07/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing Wedding/Experience

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed working Corky Garcia, Rosa Quinones, and the Crystal Gateway staff in preparation for our wedding day! They made sure we didn’t have any issues in regards to coordination, room blocks, food service, and communication with vendors. The Crystal Gateway Marriott is the best/most convenient venue in the DMV to have a wedding! We certainly recommend this venue to all couples looking to get married in the DC area who aren’t looking to pay DC prices.

Thank you Rosa and the Crystal Gateway Marriott team!
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Hiwi Sent on 08/31/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful place and outstanding service

Great place to have a wedding reception and great customer service.
Andrea
Andrea Sent on 03/24/2009
5 out of 5 rating
I loved my experience at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. The team of Ray in catering and Mellissa as wedding planner was fantastic. I went with the Crystal Gateway because of its accessibility to the airport, metro, and downtown for our out of town guests, as well as the Skyview Lounge, which I knew would make a unique setting for the drinks and appetizers. Once planning was underway, it went very smoothly with Mellissa, who was great to work with. She made sure all details were attended to, both in terms of presentation and schedule for the day. During my wedding she made sure everything ran smoothly from getting the vendors where they were needed to making sure I was going to all the right places. I would not hesitate to recommend the Crystal Gateway to anyone.
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Team

Amy Calma
Amy Calma
Sr. Catering Sales Exec

Amy joined Crystal Gateway Marriott in 2023 and has been with Marriott for 12 years. She has extensive catering expereince working with Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Key Bridge Marriott, and Marriott Marquis Washington DC prior to joining the team at Crystal Gateway Marriott!

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Matheson Communications, Inc. - Videography Matheson Communications, Inc. - Videography Wedding Videographers

We have videotaped numerous events at this hotel over the years. Events included weddings and also the annual cyber security awards known as the GISLAs - a gala style evening with cocktail hour, full surf and turf dinner and champagne desert. We have also enjoyed videotaping weddings at this facility and look forward to returning sometime soon. The staff are always very helpful and accommodating.

IndAroma Catering IndAroma Catering Wedding Caterers

Great venue and great service. We highly recommend!

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