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 located just minutes from 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.
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:
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:
Recommended by 98% of couples
Andrea · Married on 03/15/2009
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.Sent on 03/24/2009
Almas · Married on 07/29/2017
I am so thankful for the staff at the Crystal Gateway Marriott for helping make my wedding day perfect! They were very accomodating, and did all the little things that added such value to our day. In addition, the staff and hospitality was excellent. I would highly recommend this venue for your wedding!!Sent on 08/17/2017
zobaida (zoey) · Married on 07/31/2010
i had an amazing service there...That was my big day and most rememberable day of my life and you guys made it extra special for me. thanks again. hope to see you guys around more often for my services and events..Sent on 12/01/2010
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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.
Great venue and great service. We highly recommend!