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The Westin Arlington Gateway

Arlington, VA View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
26 reviews
$13k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

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$13k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

Based in Arlington, Virginia, the Westin Arlington Gateway is a full-service hotel and modern wedding venue located just outside the nation鈥檚 capital. This sophisticated hotel is in the heart of Arlington鈥檚 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.

Services Offered
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鈥檕euvres. 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:

  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • Tables
  • Linens
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Audio equipment
  • Lighting
  • Furniture
  • Dance floor

Accommodations
The hotel offers modern guest rooms and suites filled with comfort and amenities. You will also receive a complimentary wedding night suite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
June
July
August
November
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    Erin J. Married on 05/28/2022
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    My Westin Wedding

    I had to cancel my first venue due to covid 4 months before my wedding. Through wedding wire I found the Westin Arlington Gateway. It was super easy getting in touch with them, and the hotel coordinator, Ekaterina, was a huge help. She helped me and my mom every step of the way. She helped us pick the menu, create the floor plan, and created the timeline for the night. Throughout the wedding she was checking on me and my husband. The staff at the Westin was just as accommodating; everyone there was so friendly. I'd recommend hosting events at the Westin to everyone. Everything about the hotel was perfect, and the location was a plus.
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    Charlotte K. Married on 02/05/2021
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    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.
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    Jessica A. Married on 11/09/2019
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    Great venue!

    We really enjoyed working with Michelle and the Westin. Our day was beautiful, the food was delicious, and our guests had an amazing time.
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Team

Michelle Kerkeslager
Michelle Kerkeslager
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.

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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!

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801 N. Glebe Road Arlington, VA, 22203
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The Westin Arlington Gateway frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Westin Arlington Gateway?

The Westin Arlington Gateway includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Westin Arlington Gateway, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Westin Arlington Gateway includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Westin Arlington Gateway, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Westin Arlington Gateway includes:
  • 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?

The space offered by The Westin Arlington Gateway for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Westin Arlington Gateway for wedding events?

The Westin Arlington Gateway offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Westin Arlington Gateway offer?

The Westin Arlington Gateway offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Westin Arlington Gateway offer for wedding events?

The Westin Arlington Gateway offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Westin Arlington Gateway have available for wedding events?

The Westin Arlington Gateway offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Westin Arlington Gateway and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Westin Arlington Gateway is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

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