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Hendry House

Arlington , VA
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Arlington, VA 22207 US (map)

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703-243-7329

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When was your venue built?
1902
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2000
Catering
Outside vendors welcome

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The Hendry House was the perfect location for our wedding in early October. Nested in the Fort C.F. Smith Park, the house is the perfect outdoor wedding spot in the immediate D.C. area. It's an Arlington County facility and thus required to comply with County regs. But, Sharon is willing to work with your vendors and make it as easy as possible for them. She provided us with a list of preferred vendors and we used several of them. It's a hidden gem of a place!
The Hendry House was the perfect location for our wedding in early October. Nested in the Fort C.F. Smith Park, the house Read more...
The Hendry House was the perfect location for our wedding in early October. Nested in the Fort C.F. Smith Park, the house is the perfect outdoor wedding spot in the immediate D.C. area. It's an Arlington County facility and thus required to comply with County regs. But, Sharon is willing to work with your vendors and make it as easy as possible for them. She provided us with a list of preferred vendors and we used several of them. It's a hidden gem of a place! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
The Hendry House at Fort CF Smith Park is truly a hidden gem in Arlington! We stumbled upon it in what seemed like an endless search of affordable, outdoor venues in Northern VA that held parties over 100. The old home and beautiful park were exactly what we were looking for to fit our vintage, intimate wedding style. Sharon was easy to work with. She responds quickly and is very nice. She is not a coordinator or planner, but can point you in the direction of vendors to assist.

The only con to mention; The park is in a residential neighborhood, which means music must be off by 9:30 PM. If you're expecting to dance all night, you won't be able to do it here. I was a little worried it would feel like we didn't have enough time to celebrate after dinner and all the formal events were over, but it was perfect. Our dance floor was going right until 9:30 and no one complained about it ending early
The Hendry House at Fort CF Smith Park is truly a hidden gem in Arlington! We stumbled upon it in what seemed like an Read more...
The Hendry House at Fort CF Smith Park is truly a hidden gem in Arlington! We stumbled upon it in what seemed like an endless search of affordable, outdoor venues in Northern VA that held parties over 100. The old home and beautiful park were exactly what we were looking for to fit our vintage, intimate wedding style. Sharon was easy to work with. She responds quickly and is very nice. She is not a coordinator or planner, but can point you in the direction of vendors to assist.

The only con to mention; The park is in a residential neighborhood, which means music must be off by 9:30 PM. If you're expecting to dance all night, you won't be able to do it here. I was a little worried it would feel like we didn't have enough time to celebrate after dinner and all the formal events were over, but it was perfect. Our dance floor was going right until 9:30 and no one complained about it ending early Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/5/2014
4.8/5.0
We held our wedding and reception at Hendry House. It is such a hidden gem, and for an amazing price point - especially compared to similar venues around DC. It is a huge property with multiple venues for beautiful photos. The House itself was recently redone on the inside and is in stunning condition. It is air-conditioned, wired for sound, and has multiple clean, tasteful restrooms. There is a bridal suite upstairs as well as another room for the groom and his party to get ready. The facility is dog friendly - which was the clincher for us! (Though you should know the dogs can't go in the house). There's enough parking on site for up to 70 cars, and they are completely hidden from view of the main wedding areas. Sharon was incredibly responsive to us and flexible in terms of arranging meetings, dropping off items, etc. I would note that this is a historic site with a civil war battlefield and in a residential neighborhood -- and for those reasons, there are a few rules you must follow (e.g., be out by 10pm, no fireworks or tossed items). This was why I gave them 4 on flexibility b/c there are some things you just can't change, but it was not an issue for us. No one actually noticed those b/c the site is just stunning and the wedding was so fun! They were great, and I would absolutely recommend them!
We held our wedding and reception at Hendry House. It is such a hidden gem, and for an amazing price point - especially Read more...
We held our wedding and reception at Hendry House. It is such a hidden gem, and for an amazing price point - especially compared to similar venues around DC. It is a huge property with multiple venues for beautiful photos. The House itself was recently redone on the inside and is in stunning condition. It is air-conditioned, wired for sound, and has multiple clean, tasteful restrooms. There is a bridal suite upstairs as well as another room for the groom and his party to get ready. The facility is dog friendly - which was the clincher for us! (Though you should know the dogs can't go in the house). There's enough parking on site for up to 70 cars, and they are completely hidden from view of the main wedding areas. Sharon was incredibly responsive to us and flexible in terms of arranging meetings, dropping off items, etc. I would note that this is a historic site with a civil war battlefield and in a residential neighborhood -- and for those reasons, there are a few rules you must follow (e.g., be out by 10pm, no fireworks or tossed items). This was why I gave them 4 on flexibility b/c there are some things you just can't change, but it was not an issue for us. No one actually noticed those b/c the site is just stunning and the wedding was so fun! They were great, and I would absolutely recommend them! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/14/2014
3.5/5.0
Hendry House is an absolutely beautiful location for a wedding (or any event). It is a hidden gem in Arlington County. I lived 5 minutes from it for most of my life and never knew it was there. I am very happy we had our wedding there and everything turned out beautifully, however the property manager, Sharon, was not always the easiest to work with. She repeatedly told us that the way we wanted to set up the chairs for our ceremony wasn't possible simply because she had never seen it done, and whenever asked by my husband, me, or our planner about something eventually responded that we couldn't do whatever it was. However, every time my mother asked her anything she was incredibly accommodating. All in all, it was a perfect choice for our wedding despited the difficulties we had with Sharon.
Hendry House is an absolutely beautiful location for a wedding (or any event). It is a hidden gem in Arlington County. I Read more...
Hendry House is an absolutely beautiful location for a wedding (or any event). It is a hidden gem in Arlington County. I lived 5 minutes from it for most of my life and never knew it was there. I am very happy we had our wedding there and everything turned out beautifully, however the property manager, Sharon, was not always the easiest to work with. She repeatedly told us that the way we wanted to set up the chairs for our ceremony wasn't possible simply because she had never seen it done, and whenever asked by my husband, me, or our planner about something eventually responded that we couldn't do whatever it was. However, every time my mother asked her anything she was incredibly accommodating. All in all, it was a perfect choice for our wedding despited the difficulties we had with Sharon. Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.5/5.0
We looked at venues outside of the immediate DC area because we wanted the green space, but when we visited the Hendry House, we were surprised to find a venue so close to the central metro area. We had about 100 guests under a tent and the weather was perfect. The inside space worked perfectly for our cocktail hour and would be great for a smaller wedding. The staff did a great job with making sure the grounds were well manicured. We highly recommend this venue if you are looking for a beautiful outdoor venue close in to the city.
We looked at venues outside of the immediate DC area because we wanted the green space, but when we visited the Hendry Read more...
We looked at venues outside of the immediate DC area because we wanted the green space, but when we visited the Hendry House, we were surprised to find a venue so close to the central metro area. We had about 100 guests under a tent and the weather was perfect. The inside space worked perfectly for our cocktail hour and would be great for a smaller wedding. The staff did a great job with making sure the grounds were well manicured. We highly recommend this venue if you are looking for a beautiful outdoor venue close in to the city. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.8/5.0
Hendry house is a beautiful venue. Sharon is very helpful and prompt with responding.
Hendry house is a beautiful venue. Sharon is very helpful and prompt with responding.
Hendry house is a beautiful venue. Sharon is very helpful and prompt with responding. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Searching for a venue in the Northern Virginia area can be a daunting task. There are so many beautiful vineyards, manors, hotels etc., we weren't sure where to start. We knew that we wanted something affordable, centrally located and intimate. We came across The Hendry House by sheer luck and I am so glad we did! It was the first venue we visited and we knew when we left that walk through that this was it. Here is a short list of the pros:
- Great location! Out of town guests can fly directly into Reagan or Dulles Airport and not have far to go to arrive at the venue.
- The Hilton Garden Inn allows for a complimentary shuttle for wedding guests, just be sure to arrange for the shuttle several months in advance.
- Venue has a full sized kitchen (huge plus for caterers- some cost savings since they don't need to bring an additional tent to prep the food in).
- Venue has good sized bridal and grooms suites.
- Sharon (site coordinator) is incredibly responsive which is hugely appreciated when planning your wedding!
- You can work w. any vendor of your preference (w. the exception of tent vendors, Hendry House will provide you a short list of who you can work with)..caterers, florists, photographers which is great bc it allows you to control some of the costs.
- Lastly, the venue is affordable but didn't leave me feeling like I'd compromised on anything. The property is just beautiful.

Cons include:
- Site can hold up to 150 max. Not necessarily a bad thing but something to consider before visiting the venue.
- Reception must end by 930 due to noise ordinance laws. We made it work by beginning our ceremony at 3pm and hiring a shuttle bus to take guests to the Skydome Lounge at the Double Tree Hotel nearby for the after party.
- Sparklers, rice and items of the like are not allowed to be used on property.

If you're looking for a beautiful, conveniently located venue in the NOVA area, The Hendry House is where you want to have your wedding!
Searching for a venue in the Northern Virginia area can be a daunting task. There are so many beautiful vineyards, manors, Read more...
Searching for a venue in the Northern Virginia area can be a daunting task. There are so many beautiful vineyards, manors, hotels etc., we weren't sure where to start. We knew that we wanted something affordable, centrally located and intimate. We came across The Hendry House by sheer luck and I am so glad we did! It was the first venue we visited and we knew when we left that walk through that this was it. Here is a short list of the pros:
- Great location! Out of town guests can fly directly into Reagan or Dulles Airport and not have far to go to arrive at the venue.
- The Hilton Garden Inn allows for a complimentary shuttle for wedding guests, just be sure to arrange for the shuttle several months in advance.
- Venue has a full sized kitchen (huge plus for caterers- some cost savings since they don't need to bring an additional tent to prep the food in).
- Venue has good sized bridal and grooms suites.
- Sharon (site coordinator) is incredibly responsive which is hugely appreciated when planning your wedding!
- You can work w. any vendor of your preference (w. the exception of tent vendors, Hendry House will provide you a short list of who you can work with)..caterers, florists, photographers which is great bc it allows you to control some of the costs.
- Lastly, the venue is affordable but didn't leave me feeling like I'd compromised on anything. The property is just beautiful.

Cons include:
- Site can hold up to 150 max. Not necessarily a bad thing but something to consider before visiting the venue.
- Reception must end by 930 due to noise ordinance laws. We made it work by beginning our ceremony at 3pm and hiring a shuttle bus to take guests to the Skydome Lounge at the Double Tree Hotel nearby for the after party.
- Sparklers, rice and items of the like are not allowed to be used on property.

If you're looking for a beautiful, conveniently located venue in the NOVA area, The Hendry House is where you want to have your wedding! Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
5/4/2014
4.2/5.0
We are so happy that our wedding took place at The Hendry House, a quiet beautiful spot in the middle of a park with great photo shots for a wedding! Our wedding size fit perfectly in front of the home and the venue is perfect for a wedding with less than 70 guests. We barely fit in the home, however, the manager on site, Heather, was flexible and worked well with our caterer and planner to get us all in. The Hendry House was the most affordable venue in the area in our opinion, despite still being a little pricey, but that's what you get when living here! The contract with the venue has a long list of things we could not use or do such as using flower petals or sparklers, however, we understood that it is a historical site and the grounds are very well kept. We definitely recommend this venue, it's worth looking through!
We are so happy that our wedding took place at The Hendry House, a quiet beautiful spot in the middle of a park with great Read more...
We are so happy that our wedding took place at The Hendry House, a quiet beautiful spot in the middle of a park with great photo shots for a wedding! Our wedding size fit perfectly in front of the home and the venue is perfect for a wedding with less than 70 guests. We barely fit in the home, however, the manager on site, Heather, was flexible and worked well with our caterer and planner to get us all in. The Hendry House was the most affordable venue in the area in our opinion, despite still being a little pricey, but that's what you get when living here! The contract with the venue has a long list of things we could not use or do such as using flower petals or sparklers, however, we understood that it is a historical site and the grounds are very well kept. We definitely recommend this venue, it's worth looking through! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.6/5.0
All of our wedding guests loved our venue. They all referred it as a hidden gem as a lot of them never been to this beautiful park until our wedding day!

On top of the beautiful setting, the staff at The Hendry House, esp Sharon was just so pleasant to work with. Sharon is super responsive and professional. I do wish that they had more flexibility with their list of vendors.

Thank you again!
All of our wedding guests loved our venue. They all referred it as a hidden gem as a lot of them never been to this Read more...
All of our wedding guests loved our venue. They all referred it as a hidden gem as a lot of them never been to this beautiful park until our wedding day!

On top of the beautiful setting, the staff at The Hendry House, esp Sharon was just so pleasant to work with. Sharon is super responsive and professional. I do wish that they had more flexibility with their list of vendors.

Thank you again! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.5/5.0
We had our wedding and reception at the Hendry House and it was beautiful. The house could be used however you needed and it provides a kitchen for the caterer to use. There are a lot of different options you can do with the ceremony and reception depending on the size of the wedding. We had 140 guests so we got married by the trellis and then had the reception under a tent. Sharon at the Hendry House was quick with her responses to any questions that I had. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a beautiful wedding with a intimate, rustic setting.
We had our wedding and reception at the Hendry House and it was beautiful. The house could be used however you needed and Read more...
We had our wedding and reception at the Hendry House and it was beautiful. The house could be used however you needed and it provides a kitchen for the caterer to use. There are a lot of different options you can do with the ceremony and reception depending on the size of the wedding. We had 140 guests so we got married by the trellis and then had the reception under a tent. Sharon at the Hendry House was quick with her responses to any questions that I had. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a beautiful wedding with a intimate, rustic setting. Read less
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