Located in downtown Winchester, The George Washington, A Wyndham Grand Hotel marries modern conveniences with comfortable elegance in a charming, historical setting. Set in the Shenandoah Valley, just 70 miles from Washington DC, The George Washington provides walking access to a wide assortment of unique shopping, dining, and historical experiences. Originally constructed in 1924 and restored after a $30 million renovation, this 2011 Wyndham Hotel of The Year award-winning hotel boasts elegant marble flooring, soaring ceilings and the original front desk.
This one-of-a-kind property includes a Roman-style indoor pool, an acclaimed full-service restaurant George's Food & Spirits, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; and the casual Half Note Lounge, often featuring live performances. Fitness and business centers are also available, as well as the Saumaj Health Spa, with a range of soothing treatments.
We have partnered with the nearby Museum of the Shenandoah Valley to offer an outside ceremony option, if you like. When you host your reception in our Grand Ballroom, there is no additional facility fee to host your ceremony in their beautiful gardens.
Whether your dream wedding is an intimate gathering of family and friends or a large gala event, our wedding specialists will make sure your day is perfect! You can choose one of our prepared wedding packages or have a custom package designed to fit your budget.
We invite you and your guests to celebrate this memorable occasion by experiencing the unparalleled accommodations, fine cuisine, impeccable service and enchanting atmosphere that defines our stunning property. The George Washington provides a variety of services and offerings to ensure that your wedding day is marked by style, elegance and class.
Please contact us for more information on our wedding packages.
We look forward to planning your special day with you!
Recommended by 95% of couples
Karen · Married on 06/15/2012
From start to finish I cant begin to rave enough about how amazing the George Washington staff has been!! The very first day I stumbled in the hotel with wide eyes and visions of my wedding (without an appointment!) the front desk staff was so friendly and helpful, Pat had someone show me the rooms at a moments notice and within minutes I'd booked my date (no pressue, just me THAT excited about the place!). On more than one occasion I popped in without an appointment to "look at this, look at that" and was always welcomed warmly (Carrie at the front desk was so sweet, just the right person to have at a front desk!). Leading up to the wedding I worked with Jane and Suzie, the event coordinators, they were very knowledgable and happily willing to go with my "different" wedding. I mostly worked with Jane, her knowledge and expertise was invaluable, not to mention her calming demeanor! Jane always followed through immediately, whether it was a phone call, email or an impromtu appointment. The morning of the wedding she was right there to be sure everything was perfect too! The day before and the day of, I worked pretty closely with Kate, she is amazing! She too has a calming demeanor ,and she genuinely shared my excitement as things began coming together, she helped with so many last minute details. (example; I forgot the antique lace to place over my antique trunk and she asked about it, when I told her I'd forgotten it, she quickly produced 3 different peices of lace perfect for what I needed. Then I'd placed the cookie favors under a table to retrieve later, not sure how I'd present them, she came to me and asked if I'd like her to display them, (she was better than a mind reader and a magic genie all in one!). Right before I was to walk in for the ceremony my waterworks began unexpectedly and there she was again, tissue in hand! There wasnt even one single employee who wasnt exceptional (right down to the night clerk that brought our after party crowd OJ and glassware to "enhance" our vodka, at 1:30am -way after the bar closed, EVERYONE was willing to go the extra mile,and genuinely kind about it). It truly was EXECEPTIONAL, I felt like a queen with everyone being so helpful and thinking two steps ahead of me offering just what I needed/wanted. The George Washington was a class act all the way!!
Alyssa · Married on 10/20/2018
We couldn’t be happier with our wedding experience at the George Washington Hotel
After looking at nearly 30 venues in the DC metro area we ultimately chose The George Washington Hotel and it could not have been more perfect for our wedding. The other venues were missing something- whether it be a lack of rain plan or too few bathrooms for our number of guests, something was always amiss. We visited many beautiful places but the GW has the whole package. Not only was the Ballroom absolutely stunning but the staff were INCREDIBLE. We also loved the pocket garden and it’s string lights to set the mood for cocktail hour.
From the very first meeting we were impressed with the hotel and staff. Our first meeting was with Felicia, and she was wonderful at answering and humoring all of our many, many questions. She showed us packages and available dates and really talked us through the George Washington wedding experience.
The George Washington had the space to accommodate our full wedding weekend itinerary. Beginning with a rehearsal dinner and ending with a Sunday brunch buffet. Our guests never had to leave the hotel and we were able to customize everything to fit our specific tastes. We loved how we could customize every detail of our wedding weekend to make the entire weekend exactly as we had imagined.
From the point of booking with Felicia to meeting Jane to go over our wedding weekend details, we felt confident and at ease.
All of the staff we met and worked with were extremely professional, kind and helpful. We were blown away by the quality of food and portion size at our tasting (and at the wedding). And I was in awe that after the tasting when I briefly glazed over wedding ideas while talking to Jane, they were suddenly detailed at length and incorporated into our day of timeline. Jane was THAT on point that she was able to decipher my half thought out ideas and not only make them legible on paper but to write them out in the exact ways that I imagined them.
Emily was so helpful and prompt with assisting with everything and anything relating to our room block. We had over 70 guests staying in 35 rooms at the hotel and Emily was fabulous at giving me updates, swapping rooms around and ensuring that everyone got room gift bags. She was flexible, professional and when I asked 12 questions a day leading up to the last weeks before our wedding, she typically responded immediately.
We had the wedding of our dreams and it was all thanks to the George Washington Hotel, Jane, Emily, Darren, and all of the other staff who helped to make sure our entire weekend was special. We couldn’t be happier with everyone and everything. We were even happy with their recommended vendor lists. We used most of the recommendations and loved everyone that we selected!
Choosing The George Washington Hotel to host our special weekend was the best decision we made. If you’re reading a million reviews trying to select a venue like we did, do it! Pick the GW!
Leah · Married on 07/14/2018
Choosing to have our wedding at The George Washington Hotel was the best decision we could have made. The hotel's wedding coordinator, Jane Obst, is just wonderful and it was a pleasure to have her walk us through the entire process! Our guests were blown away by the quality of the food as well as by the beauty of the space. The ballroom is breathtaking and made for excellent photos! To cap it all off, our farewell breakfast was delicious and the perfect way to say goodbye to all of our guests. We can't recommend them enough!
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I always love when a couple tells me they are holding their wedding at The George Washington Hotel because I know they are going to be absolutely amazed with how perfectly and professionally their wedding plans come to fruition. As a cake artist and wedding cake vendor, I love working with the GW because the entire staff is incredibly friendly, accommodating and eager to lend a helping hand. They are solely focused on making sure your wedding day is amazing and memorable for you and your guests.
The GW Hotel brings to life the class and elegance of the past. The ballroom is beautiful and the courtyard provides a great outdoor option. As a photographer I'm a huge fan of the lounge for photographing the groom and his guys. Most important in my opinion is the staff, energetic and caring; they take a personal interest in every bride making sure everything runs smoothly (it always does by the way). I often get to see what goes on in the "background" and watch as the staff prepares the ballroom for ceremonies/ receptions. They pay attention to the details, I've seen servers walk by a table see that the centerpiece or table number was slightly off center and move it (we're talking an inch or so). If I was getting married I would want the friendly, detail oriented team at the GW Hotel worrying about everything so I wouldn't have to!
The George Washington Hotel in Winchester, Virginia is a top notch venue which caters to the needs of it's clients. I've had the pleasure to enjoy this beautiful establishment many times over the past twenty years. It's always an honor to provide our professional disc jockey services at their hotel for the many brides and grooms who acquire our entertainment for their ceremony and reception. From their top notch staff, to their attention to detail, this is an amazing ballroom which I would highly recommend. Suzi Smith and Jane Obst are courteous, friendly, and always accommodating to their clients. If you are looking for a unique venue for a special event or wedding, the George Washington Hotel is a superb choice. Truly one of the best in Virginia! www.djjeffbaker.com