Top of the Town is a historic wedding venue located in Arlington, Virginia. This celebrated event space will take your special day to new heights as you and your loved ones rejoice while looking out over the greater Washington D.C. metro area. Top of the Town is a premier event space, offering a unique ambiance that will leave an impression on you and all your guests.
Facilities and Capacity
Top of the Town is an elegant reception facility that features dramatic views across the Potomac River. It also grants glimpses of many Washington, D.C. monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the nation’s Capital, the Jefferson Memorial, and more. Whether you choose to host your event during the day or at night, the views will be equally spectacular. There are many different settings at this event space in which you can host your wedding ceremony, reception, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or other special events. The main event room is large enough to host special occasions 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 with 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 patio can be transformed into a comfortable lounge space with outdoor furniture and mood lighting. The facilities housed in this building 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 on-site parking that adds an extra layer of convenience for your loved ones.
The team at Top of the Town offers a wide range of services for couples' convenience. This wedding venue will connect you with a great list of local vendors that have ample experience catering 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.
195 Reviews for Top of the Town
Recommended by 92% of couples
8 User photos
Gopika · Getting married on 12/29/2020
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
Allison Landry · Getting married on 06/12/2020
Gorgeous venue! Can’t beat the views!
Although we’re not getting married until June, the folks at TOTT have already been so accommodating. Letting us come take measurements and photos at our leisure, responsive to all questions and concerns, etc. you can’t beat the views of DC either!Sent on 11/07/2019
Megan P. · Married on 11/23/2019
We were given Top of the Town as a potential wedding venue by our wedding planner (Pollyanna Events). We live in DC and were planning on a more urban setting, but we chose Top of the Town based on its beautiful view of DC, easy location and parking for guests, the tour we received from Vivian, and the straightforward pricing. We liked that their list of approved vendors was vast. Vivian made us feel comfortable, we felt that we wouldn’t have to make so many decisions. Other venues were more of a blank canvas and we just didn’t have the time, energy, money to spend on bringing in and designing a look. The contracting process was relatively easy, and staff was responsive. We used a wedding planner and it got a little confusing as to who was in charge, but we let our planner handle all of that and it’s not a problem specific to Top of the Town. Our guests loved the views and everything went according to plan. They flipped the room quickly. Traffic seemed to move well. We were able to drop off decorations the day prior. Our florist (Rick’s Flowers) gave us a great tip; when it comes to votives on the dining tables, more is more. We used 9-12 on each table, and with the DJ’s uplighting (Norman Voss), the room was so much prettier than I expected. We highly recommend Top of the Town.Sent on 01/18/2020
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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!