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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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What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Outside Vendors OK

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Naomi
Wedding:
9/12/2015
4.8/5.0
Gorgeous lush setting in convenient location in NoVa. Hosted 90 guests for ceremony, dinner, and reception under tent in front of house. (Original plan to have ceremony in front of wisteria trellis and dancing in the house, but rain and convenience changed the plans.) Even under the tent, it felt intimate, the grounds were a great back-drop, and guests could enjoy the house and the grounds when the rain let up. Lots of compliments on the setting. FYI, if you're mixing the Hendry House's tables with rentals, it appears as though the HH tables are wider than standard rentals, so be sure to confirm all table dimensions.

Cons (as others have mentioned): music has to be off by 9:30; no sparklers, no rose petal tossing, etc.
Gorgeous lush setting in convenient location in NoVa. Hosted 90 guests for ceremony, dinner, and reception under tent in Read more...
Gorgeous lush setting in convenient location in NoVa. Hosted 90 guests for ceremony, dinner, and reception under tent in front of house. (Original plan to have ceremony in front of wisteria trellis and dancing in the house, but rain and convenience changed the plans.) Even under the tent, it felt intimate, the grounds were a great back-drop, and guests could enjoy the house and the grounds when the rain let up. Lots of compliments on the setting. FYI, if you're mixing the Hendry House's tables with rentals, it appears as though the HH tables are wider than standard rentals, so be sure to confirm all table dimensions.

Cons (as others have mentioned): music has to be off by 9:30; no sparklers, no rose petal tossing, etc. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
This venue was the star of our casual barbecue-style wedding in late August. We knew that it was going to be HOT and humid, but Sharon was great about recommending vendors for misting fans and helping us work out a plan to have lawn games and a shaded bar area so people could stay cool and have a great time. This venue was a perfect fit for us (but reserve soon - they book up fast!).
This venue was the star of our casual barbecue-style wedding in late August. We knew that it was going to be HOT and Read more...
This venue was the star of our casual barbecue-style wedding in late August. We knew that it was going to be HOT and humid, but Sharon was great about recommending vendors for misting fans and helping us work out a plan to have lawn games and a shaded bar area so people could stay cool and have a great time. This venue was a perfect fit for us (but reserve soon - they book up fast!). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a small wedding (40 people) here in August 2015. Sharon was great to work with and extremely responsive. We did an initial tour with her and then did another walk through with the caterer once we got closer to the date. We held the wedding outside on the patio and then held the reception inside. The venue is gorgeous and our photos looked fabulous.

The only downside was that we had our wedding around 5:15 on a Saturday afternoon and it seemed every plane in the area flew directly over the Hendry House. I never noticed this before when visiting the site, so might be a good idea to check this out when you're thinking about times.

I would also test out the sound equipment during a walk through. We had some trouble figuring out how to use it.
We had a small wedding (40 people) here in August 2015. Sharon was great to work with and extremely responsive. We did an Read more...
We had a small wedding (40 people) here in August 2015. Sharon was great to work with and extremely responsive. We did an initial tour with her and then did another walk through with the caterer once we got closer to the date. We held the wedding outside on the patio and then held the reception inside. The venue is gorgeous and our photos looked fabulous.

The only downside was that we had our wedding around 5:15 on a Saturday afternoon and it seemed every plane in the area flew directly over the Hendry House. I never noticed this before when visiting the site, so might be a good idea to check this out when you're thinking about times.

I would also test out the sound equipment during a walk through. We had some trouble figuring out how to use it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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:
2+ years ago
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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