Top of the Town

1400 14th Street North, Arlington, VA 22209 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Top of the Town

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.

Services Offered
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.

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192 Reviews for Top of the Town

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4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.5

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    Gopika · Getting married on 05/30/2020

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    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
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    Eileen Barber · Married on 02/23/2019

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    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.

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Top of the Town Pricing

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Top of the Town FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 7,700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,600.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 3,850.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,950.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Rooftop, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Stations
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? September, October, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November

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  • Edibles Incredible Desserts
    Edibles Incredible Desserts Wedding Cakes

    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!

  • Wedding Ceremonies by Jim Burch
    Wedding Ceremonies by Jim Burch Wedding Officiants

    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!

  • Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
    Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe Wedding Cakes

    Beautiful venue!

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  • 1400 14th Street North Arlington, VA, 22209 See on map
    703-387-8696 (Phone number)
    703-387-3023 (Other Phone Number)
    Office Open, Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm Tours, Monday-Friday: 12pm-5pm, by appointment Saturday: By appointment only Events, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

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