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:
The hotel offers modern guest rooms and suites filled with comfort and amenities. You will also receive a complimentary wedding night suite.
25 Reviews for The Westin Arlington Gateway
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Charlotte K. · Married on 02/05/2021
Professional service, personal care.
Michelle Kerkeslager and her team were easy to work with, responsive to my requests and provided helpful suggestions to make my daughter's post wedding brunch an elegant, well-organized event. Michelle provided professional service in an empathetic manner.Sent on 06/04/2019
Jessica A. · Married on 11/09/2019
We really enjoyed working with Michelle and the Westin. Our day was beautiful, the food was delicious, and our guests had an amazing time.Sent on 11/15/2019
Jane B. · Married on 06/29/2019
Excellent wedding venue
Then venue is spectacular and the cocktail area is enormous. No crowds at the bars and lots of room to move around. Food was amazingSent on 07/12/2019
Team of The Westin Arlington Gateway
Catering Sales Event Manager
Experienced event planner with over 4 years in the industry; Michelle has worked on corporate, association, and social events. Her detailed oriented and upbeat personality keeps her successful with Mitzvahs, Weddings, Holiday Parties, Anniversaries, and more.
We love chef Bobbi
Riva Neam at the Westin is organized, considerate, and a joy to work with. She also comes with many many years of experience in wedding & event planning at multiple venues. You will be in good hands with Riva Neam!