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Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Sterling, Virginia, is The Woodlands at Algonkian, a premiere event and wedding venue. Situated on 850 acres of rolling hills and glorious landscape, this site offers outstanding scenic views of the surrounding regional 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

The Woodlands 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.

Services Offered

The Woodlands at Algonkian can cater to all event types. We host one event per day, clients will have use of the property for up to eight hours. The on-site venue coordinators ensure the event runs smoothly, and are there 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鈥檚 peak season occurs from April through to October. Please note that linens are not included in the venue rental.

Great Blue Heron Catering

We have a fantastic catering department, Great Blue Heron, which offers a full range of food options. Their menu is attached and everyone who plans their event at The Woodlands can attend one of their tastings. All purchase and service of alcoholic beverages at The Woodlands is handled by Great Blue Heron.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Country/Golf Club
Park

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

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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5.0 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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98% Recommended by couples
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The Woodlands is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as beautiful and offers stunning outdoor and indoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. The staff, including coordinators like Gabrielle, Holly, Laura, and Jazmine, are praised for their professionalism, responsiveness, and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. The in-house catering provided by Great Blue Heron is commended for its delicious food and diverse menu options. Overall, customers highly recommend The Woodlands for its beautiful location, accommodating staff, and stress-free planning experience.

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The Woodlands is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as beautiful and offers stunning outdoor and indoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. The staff, including coordinators like Gabrielle, Holly, Laura, and Jazmine, are praised for their professionalism, responsiveness, and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. The in-house catering provided by Great Blue Heron is commended for its delicious food and diverse menu options. Overall, customers highly recommend The Woodlands for its beautiful location, accommodating staff, and stress-free planning experience.

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Ricky D. Sent on 10/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Venue

The Woodlands at Algonkian was the perfect venue for us. They were very communicative throughout the process, and answered all of our questions. When it rained on our wedding day, the switch to an indoor ceremony and reception was flawless. It was the perfect mix of a ballroom and nature-y setting.
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Christina Z. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

5/5 stars!

My husband and I LOVED working with The Woodlands! Not only is the location beautiful, our wedding planning was not nearly as stressful as it could have been and we attribute it to all of the staff working at The Woodlands. Our main point of contacts were Gabrielle and Holly and they were so lovely and helpful the entire planning process. They answered all of our questions with ease and were so incredibly accommodating. Our guests raved about the food from Great Blue Heron Catering services! There were so many options for everyone (everyone raved about the Filet Mignon). I myself am a vegetarian and we had a few vegans attend and everything was absolutely delicious! The kitchen staff and bartenders the day of the wedding were wonderful as well! We highly recommend booking The Woodlands!
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Lauren F. Sent on 06/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Seamless and beautiful

We had our wedding at The Woodlands this weekend, and it was beautiful. Everything went off without a hitch, despite the very fickle weather forecast that changed (for the better) on the morning of our wedding. The venue quickly adapted the plan, and our ceremony and reception were gorgeous. Thank you!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Blooming Spaces Blooming Spaces Wedding Florists

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

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