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Venues in Arlington, VA,
(703) 537-4251

About Us

Based in Arlington, Virginia, the Westin Arlington Gateway is a full-service hotel and modern wedding venue located just outside the nation’s capital. This sophisticated hotel is in the heart of Arlington’s vibrant Ballston neighborhood, steps away from shops and restaurants. You can host your elegant wedding ceremony and reception here and any of your other wedding events such as the rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or bridal shower. They also welcome elopements! The ballroom includes natural palettes and a warm ambiance where you can transform the space to fit your wedding vision and style.

Facility and Capacity
The Westin Arlington Gateway can accommodate up to 400 people in their spaces. The Ernest Hemingway Salon is ideal for a smaller, more intimate wedding, while the F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom can host a larger reception. The ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful lighting, sustainable florals, and soft colors. You also have access to a outdoor terrace and courtyard for photographs or hosting your cocktail hour where you are surrounded by scenic views of the city. You will have the opportunity to prepare at the hotel before the big day in one of the get-ready rooms. Even with the city location, the hotel offers parking and valet, and is wheelchair accessible.

Services Offered
The Westin offers all-inclusive and customized wedding packages along with an experienced wedding specialist who can work closely with you to accommodate special requirements for receptions, menus, and ceremonies. The wedding specialist offers design suggestions with centerpieces, decor, and drapery the hotel has available. The culinary team will create customized menus and fine-dining dishes to fit the wedding style and requests. You will have the opportunity to taste the dishes before selecting the final choices for buffets, French service meals, plated dinners, stations, cocktail receptions, and with hors d’oeuvres. Bartenders will be on-hand to serve a choice of beer, wine, and liquor selections, along with specialty and signature drinks. You can host an open, limited, or cash bar for your guests. On the day of the wedding, staff members will set up the space just as you envisioned and clean it up once the event is over. They also provide the following items:

  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • Tables
  • Linens
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Audio equipment
  • Lighting
  • Furniture
  • Dance floor

The hotel offers modern guest rooms and suites filled with comfort and amenities. You will also receive a complimentary wedding night suite.

Charlotte K.

5 out of 5
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  • Michelle Kerkeslager and her team were easy to work with, responsive to my requests and provided helpful suggestions to make my daughter's post wedding brunch an elegant, well-organized event. Michelle provided professional service in an empathetic manner.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 750.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 20.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Signature Drink

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    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?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, September, October, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, June, July, August, November

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