Based in Arlington, Virginia, the Westin Arlington Gateway is a full-service hotel and modern wedding venue located just outside the nation’s capital. This sophisticated hotel is in the heart of Arlington’s vibrant Ballston neighborhood, steps away from shops and restaurants. You can host your elegant wedding ceremony and reception here and any of your other wedding events such as the rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or bridal shower. They also welcome elopements! The ballroom includes natural palettes and a warm ambiance where you can transform the space to fit your wedding vision and style.
Facility and Capacity
The Westin Arlington Gateway can accommodate up to 400 people in their spaces. The Ernest Hemingway Salon is ideal for a smaller, more intimate wedding, while the F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom can host a larger reception. The ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful lighting, sustainable florals, and soft colors. You also have access to a outdoor terrace and courtyard for photographs or hosting your cocktail hour where you are surrounded by scenic views of the city. You will have the opportunity to prepare at the hotel before the big day in one of the get-ready rooms. Even with the city location, the hotel offers parking and valet, and is wheelchair accessible.
The Westin offers all-inclusive and customized wedding packages along with an experienced wedding specialist who can work closely with you to accommodate special requirements for receptions, menus, and ceremonies. The wedding specialist offers design suggestions with centerpieces, decor, and drapery the hotel has available. The culinary team will create customized menus and fine-dining dishes to fit the wedding style and requests. You will have the opportunity to taste the dishes before selecting the final choices for buffets, French service meals, plated dinners, stations, cocktail receptions, and with hors d’oeuvres. Bartenders will be on-hand to serve a choice of beer, wine, and liquor selections, along with specialty and signature drinks. You can host an open, limited, or cash bar for your guests. On the day of the wedding, staff members will set up the space just as you envisioned and clean it up once the event is over. They also provide the following items:
- Chair covers
- Audio equipment
- Dance floor
The hotel offers modern guest rooms and suites filled with comfort and amenities. You will also receive a complimentary wedding night suite.
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Westin Arlington Gateway?
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At The Westin Arlington Gateway, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At The Westin Arlington Gateway, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Signature Drink
What are the most important characteristics of The Westin Arlington Gateway in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Westin Arlington Gateway for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Westin Arlington Gateway offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does The Westin Arlington Gateway have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
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