Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Sterling, Virginia, is The Woodlands at Algonkian, a premiere wedding venue. Situated on 850 acres of rolling hills and glorious landscape, this site offers outstanding scenic views of the surrounding national park. Couples who book this facility can avail of a naturally exquisite backdrop for their event, offering a plethora of opportunities for wedding photos.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for a formal banquet-style reception, and features both indoor and outdoor spaces. Couples who wish to make the most of the surrounding scenery can wed under a structured wooden pergola with view of the forest. The Loudoun ballroom offers a second stunning space for an indoor reception, with floor-to-ceiling windows that cover an entire wall of the two-story building. Lofty ceilings and a stone wall fireplace complete this elegant and refined space.
The Woodlands at Algonkian can cater to wedding showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Hosting one event per day, couples will have use of the property for up to eight hours. The venue can provide an event planner to assist with the details and support the couple with anything they may need. Items such as Chiavari reception chairs, folding ceremony chairs, tables, and audio equipment are available, along with necessities like glassware and flatware. Bar services are available, including house and premium liquors, house beers and wines, and signature drinks. This venue’s peak season occurs from April through to October.
Couples who book The Woodlands at Algonkian will also avail of their exclusive caterers, Blue Heron Catering. This caterer offers a choice of packages, and couples may choose whether they wish to avail of their ‘Black Tie’ or ‘Picnic’ options. The chefs like to discuss the event with clients in person. This allows them to ensure couples are happy with their methods and the services that they can offer. Customized menus are available, with a choice of buffets, plated meals and hors d’oeuvres. Food stations can also be requested, including delicacies such as shrimp and salmon.
60 Reviews for The Woodlands at Algonkian
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Krysta S. · Married on 11/14/2020
Excellent Upscale, Rustic Venue with Amazing Staff
We chose The Woodlands as our venue because it had the perfect combination of an upscale venue with rustic accents. We got married outside in November, so it was important to have a venue that had a beautiful indoor alternative to an outdoor ceremony, if needed. (Thankfully, it wasn't needed for us!)Sent on 02/20/2021
All of the staff was very helpful in setting up for our wedding. The venue coordinator, Maren, was exceptional throughout the entire process. She went above and beyond to answer all of our questions throughout the wedding planning process and made sure the day of our wedding went off without a hitch. Working with her made our wedding so much less stressful, even more so when planning a wedding during COVID-19. We would highly recommend this venue simply to work with her.
We also took advantage of the Riverfront Cottages. The process of reserving them and having our guests pay for them was effortless. It was so convenient (and fun!) to have the majority of our guests staying on property so close to the venue.
Blue Heron Catering is the exclusive caterer for the venue. While we were a little nervous at first to not have a choice in caterers, our concerns were for nothing. Not only were they a pleasure to work with, but the food was amazing!
Planning and having a wedding during COVID-19 brought many challenges, but we still had the perfect day thanks, in great part, to The Woodlands and Blue Heron!
Caitlin C. · Married on 03/27/2021
Superior professionalism and understanding. Most highly recommend.
Due to COVID-19, our wedding had to get cancelled due to unavoidable circumstance. The manager Maren and Liz (manager at Great Blue Heron Catering) had showed exceptional understanding and went out of the way to resolve difficulties faced due to pandemic. Our family and friends greatly waited for the day to hold our wedding at Algonkian even prior to cancellation.. however the managers and staff had showed great professionalism which helped our couples' transition times through the pandemic. Most highly recommend this venue.Sent on 12/10/2020
Eileen C. · Married on 12/09/2020
A Perfect Day!!!
My daughter got married last month at The Woodlands, and I cannot say enough about the wonderful experience we had! Maren was absolutely fantastic and supported us in planning every step of the way. In addition, she made sure that everything ran exactly according to plan on the “big day”. The kitchen staff was so professional and, not only was the food delicious, but the service of each course was seamless.. we never had to wait for any part of the meal to be served or removed. They also offered a coffee bar and optional ice cream bar, which many of our guests enjoyed, as well. It really was a perfect night, thanks to every single member of the staff that did their job to perfection! I have been to many weddings in my life, but this venue, without a doubt, was the best I have ever experienced. I would highly recommend The Woodlands to any couple who wants to have the kind of day they will remember forever!Sent on 10/14/2020
We have provided floral designs for several weddings at Algonkian. Whether the flowers are for an outdoor or indoor ceremony, the staff is always very courteous and helpful, making for an easy setup. I know they go out of their way to accommodate the Bride and her guests. I have heard that being able to stay in onsite cabins is a big plus for a Bride and her family. We will continue to refer Brides to Algonkian because all reports are very favorable. Kathleen Hoxie Blooming Spaces Event Flowers Sterling, Virginia