Top of the Town is a historic wedding venue located in Arlington, Virginia. This historic wedding venue will take your special day to new heights as you and your friends and family can celebrate while looking out over the greater Washington, D.C. metro area. Top of the Town is a premiere event space that offers a unique ambiance that will leave an impression on your and all your guests.
Facilities and Capacity
Top of the Town is an elegant reception facility that features dramatic views across the Potomac River and many Washington, D.C. monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the nation’s Capital, the Jefferson Memorial, and much more. Whether you choose to host your event during the day or at night, the views are equally spectacular. There are many different settings at the Top of the Town where you can host your wedding ceremony, reception, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or other special event. The main event room is large enough to host special events with up to 180 guests but can also be divided into smaller sections for more intimate affairs. This event room features tall ceilings, elegant chandeliers, floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic views, and a spacious dance floor. For those who would like to enjoy the view outdoors, the Top of the Town has an outdoor deck on the same level as the main event room for you and your guests to utilize. This deck can be transformed into a comfortable lounge space with outdoor furniture and mood lighting. These facilities at the Top of the Town are fully equipped with all the sound and PA equipment needed for music, visuals, and speeches on your big day. Additionally, there is plenty of parking for your guests to utilize on-site.
The team at the Top of the Town offers a wide range of services for your convenience. This wedding venue will connect you with a great list of local vendors that have ample experience catering to weddings and other special events in the Washington, D.C. area. This makes it easy for you to select a fantastic catering company, florist, photographer, and more especially if you are not local to the area. Additionally, the team at this venue will set up and clean up all the tables, chairs, and linens needed for your special event.
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Andrew · event on 11/17/2016
We had our 2-day corporate annual retreat at Top of the Town in November, 2016. As others have noted, Top of the Town has an AMAZING view of the city. The best I've ever seen, actually. You look right out over the Iwo Jima memorial and the Potomac and can see the whole mall (Lincoln, Washington, and Capitol) in one perfect line. On a clear day you can see as far as FedEx field. Pretty unbelievable. One wall is entirely windows, and there's a great patio you can walk out onto to see the view unobstructed.Sent on 12/02/2016
The venue itself is simple, but versatile. There are two smaller sections that can be blocked off as separate rooms with movable walls (we used one for catering and the other for breakout groups). They've got awesome giant TVs you can use instead of bothering with a projector, a great sound system you can plug into, nice lighting (though we were there during the day, so I'm not entirely sure what it's like after dark), and a ton of other gear you'd normally have to rent separately (tables, linens, pads for chairs, projectors, easels, mics, podiums, uplighting, etc.). It was really nice not to have to deal with a rental company - the venue and caterer could take care of everything we needed.
But what really set the place apart for us was the staff. We had some very specific requests for layout, setup, and catering that were all accommodated amazingly well by Laura and her crew. I don't think there is anything we requested that they said no to. When you're setting up an event like this, having a friendly, accommodating staff is worth its weight in gold. It was a pleasure to work with them.
Afterward, everybody who attended commented on what an amazing venue it was. We're already talking about using Top of the Town again for our retreat next year, and maybe for some other events in between! I highly recommend this place to anybody looking to do a retreat or corporate event in the future.
Gopika · Getting married on 05/30/2020
Our Beautiful Engagement Ceremony at Top of the Town
Where can I begin? I could not have envisioned a better location for our engagement ceremony to take place. From working with incredible staff members ( Kate, Vivian, Laura) to witnessing the sunset and full moon amongst the beautiful DC skyline. The view from this venue is truly priceless. I would highly recommend this to anyone.Sent on 04/21/2019
Eileen Barber · Married on 02/23/2019
Unique venue with breathtaking city views!
Top of the Town was a beautiful venue for our wedding! Lovely views, the perfect size to have our ceremony and reception for 115 guests! Discounted rates for offseason and they allow you to provide your own alcohol.Sent on 03/23/2019
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We have been providing wedding cakes and desserts to special events at the Top of the Town for over a decade. The venue has a spectacular view and the staff are always accommodating to guests. We have personally attended two weddings here - wow, what a place!
Top of the Town is the most beautiful venue in and about the city of Washington, DC. It has - by far - the most wonderful view of the city. Newscasts and movies use this location as their premier spot for a backdrop. There is a great outdoor deck that is just the ultimate lure. I have seen every group of people drawn out there for the magnificent view. The windows, from inside, have the same view, but people just have to get outside - almost magnetically! It can be raining or a snowstorm, and they WILL go outside. On top of that, the service is great and the food is abundant and delicious. Top of the Town is a rare combination that works to make your wedding just right. You will love it!