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.
57 Reviews for The Woodlands at Algonkian
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Eileen Castelli · Getting 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
Lucy Stratton · Married on 11/06/2020
Beautiful Venue, Excellent Service
We chose the Woodlands as our venue because we love the park and wanted a beautiful autumnal vibe. We also liked that the venue includes a wedding coordinator, tables, chairs, on-site catering, and other services for a good price. Our wedding was absolutely stunning and we had such a wonderful time, all made possible by Maren and other Woodlands support staff. We wholeheartedly recommend the Woodlands and other Nova Parks venues!Sent on 11/22/2020
Kerry Husk · Married on 10/17/2020
Hidden Gem in Loudoun County!
The Woodlands checked all of our boxes for a reception venue: 1. Convenient location that was reasonably priced 2. Beautiful outdoor/indoor setting 3. Function space to comfortably accommodate our guests.Sent on 10/27/2020
Right from the start, Maren Roman and her team were wonderful. She was very responsive to questions. When COVID became an issue, Maren communicated changes regarding onsite tasting (had to be curbside pickup), limitations to guest capacity (50 %) and onsite safety and santizing procedures in a timely manner. The facility was updated with new neutral paint, new dance floor, and updated bride room in Spring/Summer 2020. Beautiful! The outdoor firepit was perfect to have on for our Fall wedding. The fireplace inside is part of a floor to ceiling stone wall as you enter the ballroom. Gorgeous and cozy in October! The whole staff worked really hard to make sure everything went well. A big thanks to all!
20% off our regular venue rental rate for dates in March-August 2021!
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