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.
52 Reviews for The Woodlands at Algonkian
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Joyce Mattes · Married on 10/27/2019
Great staff, service, and location!
We had a wonderful wedding here and the staff were awesome and accommodating. Would book again but hope not to have a second wedding!Sent on 10/28/2019
Dana · Married on 09/14/2019
Perfect Spot for our Late Summer Wedding!
Our experience with the Woodlands was amazing. Maren was so thorough and responsive in the planning leading up to our date, and very flexible with our last-minute changes. We had our ceremony off-site, but Maren was accommodating in opening up before we headed to our church rehearsal on Friday so we could drop decor early.Sent on 10/07/2019
The site itself is gorgeous, recent renovation work outside made the lawn great for cornhole. People were milling around near the firepits and outdoor bistro tables, PERFECT layout for cocktail hour.
The reception hall glass walls overlooking the golf course, made a great backdrop for first dances as the sun set.
Overall, we are very pleased with both the location and the service at the Woodlands! Highly recommend!
Alexis Fink · Married on 09/07/2019
The perfect location for a VA fall wedding!
I can not recommend this place enough! Maren was absolutely fantastic to work with and the venue itself was just beautiful! Everything from the pre-panning to the catering to the day itself was excellent. If there was a small mistake, Maren was there immediately to fix it herself! You could tell she wanted nothing else than to make sure myself and my husband were having the best possible experience! The venue itself is so beautiful and the atmosphere it provided made our wedding day extremely memorable. (Not to mention the price, compared to other venues in that area, is fantastic!) You will not be disappointed with this venue!Sent on 01/18/2020
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