Harborside Hotel is a wedding venue located just outside of the nation’s capital in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Surrounded by some of the most dazzling and famous sites in the country, this venue offers an unforgettable visit for couples and their guests. Nearby attractions include the National Mall, the Smithsonian, the MGM, and Old Town Alexandria, whose cobblestone streets take visitors back through the history of the area. This grand hotel, overlooking the National Habor, is a beautiful, spacious, and historic place to tie the knot.
Facilities and Capacity
The Harborside Hotel provides a variety of event spaces that couples can tailor to their tastes and guest list sizes. The 6,100-square-foot Harborside Ballroom can seat up to 400 people, making it ideal for large receptions. It can also be divided into smaller sections for more intimate ceremonies and receptions. The Sky Room boasts plenty of natural light, which streams in through its large windows, and seats up to 100 people. The cozy and sleek Atrium can accommodate up to 80 people in banquet style tables. These rooms all come with tables and chairs, linens, and lighting that can be customized to match each couples’ decorations. They can also be used for engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners.
A diverse catering menu makes this venue an excellent choice for hosting a reception dinner. Executive Chef Moustafa Elakel sources ingredients locally to create classic American dishes with a peppering of spices and flavors to make them unique and satisfying. Chef Moustafa has more than 18 years of experience in the industry and was trained at Le Cordon Bleu. His extensive catering menus include fares from all over the world, and can be customized from buffets to plated dinners. Craft cocktails can be provided for the cocktail hour and reception, or guests can choose from a carefully curated wine and beer selection. Accommodations are also available on-site, as the hotel offers 194 modern and comfortable rooms and suites. Couples can also stay in the Luxury King Suite or the H-Loft Suite, which features a large living area and spectacular views of the harbor. Other amenities include free parking for guests, shuttle services, and a fitness center.