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Holiday Inn Crystal City

Arlington , VA
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LOCATION

2650 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202 US (map)

PHONE

703-842-1224

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Your perfect celebration deserves the perfect place, Holiday Inn Crystal City.

We take the worry out of wedding planning and help you create an event that will remain in your... Read more
Your perfect celebration deserves the perfect place, Holiday Inn Crystal City.

We take the worry out of wedding planning and help you create an event that will remain in your guests’ memories forever. Our first class catering team will walk you through every detail of your special day, from the ceremony to the tin cans chasing you off to the honeymoon.

Our diverse team of professionals will ensure that we provide everything you expect...plus a little bit more. Our staff can accommodate all ethnic customs, receptions and traditions, from Indian to Arab Weddings and everything in between. Including Pakistani, Afghani, Punjabi, Gujarati, Iranian, and much more. Click Here to see more on our ethnic weddings!

Located in the heart of Arlington, we provide accommodations less than one mile from Reagan National Airport and just minutes from all the stunning sites in the nation’s capital. Complimentary shuttle transportation is available to and from Reagan National Airport and the Washington DC Metro system.

We would be delighted to extend an exceptional group room rate for you and your out-of-town guests joining you on your wedding day. Our inspired Chef and special events team has created a wedding package sure to make any bride’s dream a reality.

For more information or to set up a consultation with a Wedding Specialist, simply fill out the brief form at www.hinationalairport.com/wedding-request.php. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1973
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
280
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
46
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1973
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
280
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
46
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Trisha was very helpful throughout the process.
Trisha was very helpful throughout the process.
Trisha was very helpful throughout the process. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I worked with Candy Chen at this Hotel. She was extremely helpful with all the planning and did a fantastic job with her team. We had outside catering(ethnic food) but the hotel staff did an amazing job with serving and replenishing the food. The hotel staff was very professional and helpful. The hotel staff provided their decorations which were great. The buffet stations were beautifully decorated with floral arrangements. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely recommend this hotel.
I worked with Candy Chen at this Hotel. She was extremely helpful with all the planning and did a fantastic job with her Read more...
I worked with Candy Chen at this Hotel. She was extremely helpful with all the planning and did a fantastic job with her team. We had outside catering(ethnic food) but the hotel staff did an amazing job with serving and replenishing the food. The hotel staff was very professional and helpful. The hotel staff provided their decorations which were great. The buffet stations were beautifully decorated with floral arrangements. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely recommend this hotel. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Myke
Wedding:
7/19/2013
4.6/5.0
In reviewing the planning of the event. I must say that the staff was very professional and very attentive to my needs to ensure that the reception was a success. They took allot of stress away from me by taking on the planning to ensure everything was planned accordingly. With all of the positive feedback given. I only have one negative feedback to provide. With this being a wedding reception, most of our guest were extremely full from the Plated Dinner; therefore, when it came to dessert, most of our guest didn't have room in their stomachs to enjoy the wedding cake, so they opted to only have a small slice with hopes that they would be able to enjoy another slice later, but we were told that they couldn't take cake out of the room, nor could we as the couple have the remainder of the cake boxed to reserve it to enjoy later. This was so dissappointing to not only our guest but to us as well. Overall, we truly enjoyed everything that was done to help us remember the joyous occassion.

Julius Toxey &
Myke Fleming-Toxey
In reviewing the planning of the event. I must say that the staff was very professional and very attentive to my needs to Read more...
In reviewing the planning of the event. I must say that the staff was very professional and very attentive to my needs to ensure that the reception was a success. They took allot of stress away from me by taking on the planning to ensure everything was planned accordingly. With all of the positive feedback given. I only have one negative feedback to provide. With this being a wedding reception, most of our guest were extremely full from the Plated Dinner; therefore, when it came to dessert, most of our guest didn't have room in their stomachs to enjoy the wedding cake, so they opted to only have a small slice with hopes that they would be able to enjoy another slice later, but we were told that they couldn't take cake out of the room, nor could we as the couple have the remainder of the cake boxed to reserve it to enjoy later. This was so dissappointing to not only our guest but to us as well. Overall, we truly enjoyed everything that was done to help us remember the joyous occassion.

Julius Toxey &
Myke Fleming-Toxey Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/16/2013
4.9/5.0
We would love to give our utmost thanks and appreciation for Candy Chen and the staff at Holiday Inn. From the very beginning, Candy was very supportive in providing us with various wedding options that were both beautiful and within our budget. She was very helpful in all aspects of our wedding planning, even things that we were planning on our own, giving us advice from her previous experiences on everything from a time schedule, flowers, wedding colors, etc. She even suggested the Crystal City Water Park as a place for us to go and take wedding pictures, which we did, and they turned out amazing. In preparing for the wedding day, Chef Mario provided us with a tasting, in which we tried different menu options. For the wedding, he went beyond our expectation in providing a menu that was delicious and fit our dietary restrictions. On the day of the wedding, with the help of Candy’s efforts and countless hours, everything went perfectly. Everything from the lighting, the decorative draping, and the food exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend Holiday Inn Crystal City for anyone looking for a wedding venue. Thank you so much Candy and everyone else who supported us and helped provide us with a wonderful wedding!
We would love to give our utmost thanks and appreciation for Candy Chen and the staff at Holiday Inn. From the very Read more...
We would love to give our utmost thanks and appreciation for Candy Chen and the staff at Holiday Inn. From the very beginning, Candy was very supportive in providing us with various wedding options that were both beautiful and within our budget. She was very helpful in all aspects of our wedding planning, even things that we were planning on our own, giving us advice from her previous experiences on everything from a time schedule, flowers, wedding colors, etc. She even suggested the Crystal City Water Park as a place for us to go and take wedding pictures, which we did, and they turned out amazing. In preparing for the wedding day, Chef Mario provided us with a tasting, in which we tried different menu options. For the wedding, he went beyond our expectation in providing a menu that was delicious and fit our dietary restrictions. On the day of the wedding, with the help of Candy’s efforts and countless hours, everything went perfectly. Everything from the lighting, the decorative draping, and the food exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend Holiday Inn Crystal City for anyone looking for a wedding venue. Thank you so much Candy and everyone else who supported us and helped provide us with a wonderful wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Fahad
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I would like to give a big thanks to Candy Chen. I don't believe that this event would have been a success without her countless hours of work with me. She was very reliable and was contacting me around the clock to make sure I did not need anything. She was very helpful and always explained everything well. She went above and beyond to make sure that I did not need anything and everything was perfect. I will definitely recommend Holiday inn National Airport to my family and friends and most likely hold my future events because of employees like Candy Chen. Thank you very much.

Fahad
I would like to give a big thanks to Candy Chen. I don't believe that this event would have been a success without her Read more...
I would like to give a big thanks to Candy Chen. I don't believe that this event would have been a success without her countless hours of work with me. She was very reliable and was contacting me around the clock to make sure I did not need anything. She was very helpful and always explained everything well. She went above and beyond to make sure that I did not need anything and everything was perfect. I will definitely recommend Holiday inn National Airport to my family and friends and most likely hold my future events because of employees like Candy Chen. Thank you very much.

Fahad Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Wanda
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Holiday Inn National Airport was the very best. My daughter and her new husband were very happy with everything. Candy and Carlos were the best, very professional as well as pleasant to work with. Candy was there from the beginning to end and Carlos did a wonderful job with setting up the room. Chef Mario prepared special menus for guest who had food restrictions at same cost of other menu for the others guest. Everyone went far and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this place for your event. You will not be disappointed.
Holiday Inn National Airport was the very best. My daughter and her new husband were very happy with everything. Candy and Read more...
Holiday Inn National Airport was the very best. My daughter and her new husband were very happy with everything. Candy and Carlos were the best, very professional as well as pleasant to work with. Candy was there from the beginning to end and Carlos did a wonderful job with setting up the room. Chef Mario prepared special menus for guest who had food restrictions at same cost of other menu for the others guest. Everyone went far and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this place for your event. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The holiday inn staff where excellent. Candy Chen is wonderful asset to the holiday inn family. The Staff catered to me and my now husband every need. They made this a day to remember forever.
The holiday inn staff where excellent. Candy Chen is wonderful asset to the holiday inn family. The Staff catered to me Read more...
The holiday inn staff where excellent. Candy Chen is wonderful asset to the holiday inn family. The Staff catered to me and my now husband every need. They made this a day to remember forever. Read less
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Kete
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.0/5.0
I held my wedding at this Hotel. Candy was the event coordinator and was very good and professional. She was always available for assistance and went out of her way to accomodate our needs. One of the extra bonuses was that she contacted all of our vendors for us and made sure they all showed up on time.

For the ceremony we used half of the ballroom and Candy and her team were able to then transition the room for the reception. The hotel was able to accomodate our 250 guests and we used the room off the ballroom to serve our dinner (buffet style). We paid for the up-lighting and it added an extra touch to the room. Candy and her team (in particular Carlos) were very helpful and all made our day a success.

Things to consider. We wanted to use the outside balcony for our ceremony but it was closed for renovations. Also, the hotel does not have a wide array of linens to choose from.
I held my wedding at this Hotel. Candy was the event coordinator and was very good and professional. She was always Read more...
I held my wedding at this Hotel. Candy was the event coordinator and was very good and professional. She was always available for assistance and went out of her way to accomodate our needs. One of the extra bonuses was that she contacted all of our vendors for us and made sure they all showed up on time.

For the ceremony we used half of the ballroom and Candy and her team were able to then transition the room for the reception. The hotel was able to accomodate our 250 guests and we used the room off the ballroom to serve our dinner (buffet style). We paid for the up-lighting and it added an extra touch to the room. Candy and her team (in particular Carlos) were very helpful and all made our day a success.

Things to consider. We wanted to use the outside balcony for our ceremony but it was closed for renovations. Also, the hotel does not have a wide array of linens to choose from. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Jeena
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Candy Chen was great she keep alway was on time when it came to everything Candy made my dream come true
Candy Chen was great she keep alway was on time when it came to everything Candy made my dream come true
Candy Chen was great she keep alway was on time when it came to everything Candy made my dream come true Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.9/5.0
We first considered working with the Holiday Inn because a good friend of mine got married at the Crowne Plaza and also worked with Lauren Fritz, the event manager at both hotels, and I am so happy that my friend referred us. Lauren was an absolute gem to work with and made sure the details of everything for the reception were perfect. By far she was the most responsive, most responsible, and most reliable vendor we worked with.

I know that a hotel ballroom isn't always necessarily considered the most elegant setting for a wedding but Lauren and her banquet manager transformed the ballroom into something truly grand and exquisite using draping and uplighting. My new hubby and I had a huge group of family and friends to accommodate for dinner, but also wanted a separate "cocktail" area, which the floor plan designer created using a section of the room high-top tables with the bar. The draping over the dancefloor and around the room combined with the lanterns and tealights around the room (which they placed along with 200 favors exactly as I had asked) to create a sort of glowing, magical look. I am a pretty picky (and I'll admit, sort of snobby when it comes to decorating) person, but Lauren and her crew exceeded my expectations.

We also were lucky enough to work out a really reasonable rate with the hotel. I am a teacher and my husband is military, and we paid for the wedding ourselves, which meant that other vendors described us as having "champagne taste with a Budweiser budget" (lovely, right?) but Lauren was able to give us everything we asked for: an elegant wedding with delectable food (people were raving about the beef and the salmon) and an extended open bar that kept our huge families quite happy.

Lauren was also extremely easy to work with and would answer my emails within one day, if not the same hour. The only negative I could ever say about the hotel would have to be the banquet supplies that Holiday Inn keeps as part of their "stock" - with Lauren and her team able to throw such amazing parties, it would really behoove the hotel to invest in some nicer linens and nicer china, so that brides don't have to rent them from outside if they want something more upscale looking. But that is an issue you could find in any place and doesn't really reflect on the amazing service and wonderful product that Lauren and the Holiday Inn can offer a couple for their reception. Julio and I would, without a doubt, choose to work with Lauren again if we were to pick everything all over again. (And I can definitely not say that about my florist!)
We first considered working with the Holiday Inn because a good friend of mine got married at the Crowne Plaza and also Read more...
We first considered working with the Holiday Inn because a good friend of mine got married at the Crowne Plaza and also worked with Lauren Fritz, the event manager at both hotels, and I am so happy that my friend referred us. Lauren was an absolute gem to work with and made sure the details of everything for the reception were perfect. By far she was the most responsive, most responsible, and most reliable vendor we worked with.

I know that a hotel ballroom isn't always necessarily considered the most elegant setting for a wedding but Lauren and her banquet manager transformed the ballroom into something truly grand and exquisite using draping and uplighting. My new hubby and I had a huge group of family and friends to accommodate for dinner, but also wanted a separate "cocktail" area, which the floor plan designer created using a section of the room high-top tables with the bar. The draping over the dancefloor and around the room combined with the lanterns and tealights around the room (which they placed along with 200 favors exactly as I had asked) to create a sort of glowing, magical look. I am a pretty picky (and I'll admit, sort of snobby when it comes to decorating) person, but Lauren and her crew exceeded my expectations.

We also were lucky enough to work out a really reasonable rate with the hotel. I am a teacher and my husband is military, and we paid for the wedding ourselves, which meant that other vendors described us as having "champagne taste with a Budweiser budget" (lovely, right?) but Lauren was able to give us everything we asked for: an elegant wedding with delectable food (people were raving about the beef and the salmon) and an extended open bar that kept our huge families quite happy.

Lauren was also extremely easy to work with and would answer my emails within one day, if not the same hour. The only negative I could ever say about the hotel would have to be the banquet supplies that Holiday Inn keeps as part of their "stock" - with Lauren and her team able to throw such amazing parties, it would really behoove the hotel to invest in some nicer linens and nicer china, so that brides don't have to rent them from outside if they want something more upscale looking. But that is an issue you could find in any place and doesn't really reflect on the amazing service and wonderful product that Lauren and the Holiday Inn can offer a couple for their reception. Julio and I would, without a doubt, choose to work with Lauren again if we were to pick everything all over again. (And I can definitely not say that about my florist!) Read less
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