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The George Washington Hotel-A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Winchester , VA

LOCATION

103 East Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA US 22601 (map)

PHONE

540-678-4700

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Built in 1924 and reopened in 2008, The George Washington Hotel is a charming mix of history and first-class service. After a 4 year, $30 million dollar renovation, The George... Read more
Built in 1924 and reopened in 2008, The George Washington Hotel is a charming mix of history and first-class service. After a 4 ½ year, $30 million dollar renovation, The George Washington is once again the very heart of downtown Winchester and a fitting location to celebrate your wedding day!

Rising out of the quaint Old Town area, this 90-room heirloom boasts original marble floors and intricate moldings paired expertly with modern day amenities. Guests find themselves welcomed into the lobby by friendly staff and the warm, inviting ambiance of furnishings and décor. History and romance come alive at The George Washington Hotel, providing a unique experience for those choosing the road less traveled. Guests who expect a memorable experience – more than a warm welcome and a fond farewell, but all the special touches that create memories – return time and time again.

Whether your dream wedding is an intimate gathering of family and friends or a large gala event, our wedding specialists will make sure your day is perfect! You can choose one of our prepared wedding packages or have a custom package designed to fit your budget.

We invite you and your guests to celebrate this memorable occasion by experiencing the unparalleled accommodations, fine cuisine, impeccable service and enchanting atmosphere that defines our stunning property. The George Washington provides a variety of services and offerings to ensure that your wedding day is marked by style, elegance and class.

Please contact us for more information on our wedding packages.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1924
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
90
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?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
90
Number of suites
10
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
150
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?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Brandy
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We were beyond happy with our wedding reception at the George Washington, it felt like a dream!
To start Jane Obst, the wedding coordinator at the hotel was very detailed oriented, helpful and organized throughout the whole wedding planning process up to the very end of the reception. She had every detail of the wedding on timelines and diagrams, which was VERY helpful. I was stress free with having our reception at the GW because I knew we were in good hands with Jane. Not to mention, she's a pleasure to work with! Susie Smith and Katie were also a pleasure to work with very helpful with the room blocking and last minute bookings by guests.
On our wedding day, Jane came up to my room and picked up all things I had brought to put out at the reception so I wouldn't have to worry about it. When we arrived back to the GW after the ceremony I peeked into the ballroom and I couldn't believe how amazing it looked!
The food was wonderful and presented beautifully ( we made sure to sit and enjoy the entire meal) The banquet staff was so attentive to us and all of our guests. They always made sure we were taken care of. Our guests raved about the food, staff and how beautiful the venue was.
The George Washington Hotel itself is very beautiful and historic. I had stayed there several times before we chose to have our reception there. The rooms are very nice, clean and comfortable. The location is perfect in downtown Winchester- lots of restaurants and shopping in walking distance. Very convenient for guests!
If you are looking to have a wedding in the area I would highly recommend visiting the George Washington Hotel.
We were beyond happy with our wedding reception at the George Washington, it felt like a dream!
To start Jane Obst, Read more...
We were beyond happy with our wedding reception at the George Washington, it felt like a dream!
To start Jane Obst, the wedding coordinator at the hotel was very detailed oriented, helpful and organized throughout the whole wedding planning process up to the very end of the reception. She had every detail of the wedding on timelines and diagrams, which was VERY helpful. I was stress free with having our reception at the GW because I knew we were in good hands with Jane. Not to mention, she's a pleasure to work with! Susie Smith and Katie were also a pleasure to work with very helpful with the room blocking and last minute bookings by guests.
On our wedding day, Jane came up to my room and picked up all things I had brought to put out at the reception so I wouldn't have to worry about it. When we arrived back to the GW after the ceremony I peeked into the ballroom and I couldn't believe how amazing it looked!
The food was wonderful and presented beautifully ( we made sure to sit and enjoy the entire meal) The banquet staff was so attentive to us and all of our guests. They always made sure we were taken care of. Our guests raved about the food, staff and how beautiful the venue was.
The George Washington Hotel itself is very beautiful and historic. I had stayed there several times before we chose to have our reception there. The rooms are very nice, clean and comfortable. The location is perfect in downtown Winchester- lots of restaurants and shopping in walking distance. Very convenient for guests!
If you are looking to have a wedding in the area I would highly recommend visiting the George Washington Hotel. Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I started looking at potential wedding venues he made me promise to view several before making a decision. The moment I stepped into the grand ballroom at The George Washington Hotel, that promise went right out the window. It was the first and last place we viewed and for good reason. The hotel is breathtakingly gorgeous and has the staff and amenities to complete the perfect setting! A few years ago they spent a large amount of money to renovate this turn of the century hotel and they did an impeccable job of decorating and furnishing all while maintaining the historical charm with modern amenities. The wedding packages that are offered are incredibly reasonable not only compared to other venues of this caliber, but also when considering all that is included. The wedding coordinator Jane is very well organized and seasoned in wedding planning. She was incredibly helpful and on top of things with regard to all aspects of the wedding preparation, ceremony (which we had in the ballroom), and reception. The banquet manager Kate was extremely attentive during the ceremony and personally checked with us at the head table several times throughout the night to ensure we were taken care of. The food was incredible and by far the best I've ever had at a wedding! Above all the overall experience was perfect. The half note lounge provided entertainment for guests after the wedding was over and the dancing goat restaurant had a wonderful brunch in Sunday morning. Our guests have been raving about the customer service for weeks. Every staff member encountered greets you and asks if they can help with anything, Needless to say, I could not have asked for a more perfect venue!! I would absolutely recommend the George Washington Hotel to anyone and am greatly looking forward to the next time we are able to stay there and sleep in their amazing bed and sheets!
When my husband and I started looking at potential wedding venues he made me promise to view several before making a Read more...
When my husband and I started looking at potential wedding venues he made me promise to view several before making a decision. The moment I stepped into the grand ballroom at The George Washington Hotel, that promise went right out the window. It was the first and last place we viewed and for good reason. The hotel is breathtakingly gorgeous and has the staff and amenities to complete the perfect setting! A few years ago they spent a large amount of money to renovate this turn of the century hotel and they did an impeccable job of decorating and furnishing all while maintaining the historical charm with modern amenities. The wedding packages that are offered are incredibly reasonable not only compared to other venues of this caliber, but also when considering all that is included. The wedding coordinator Jane is very well organized and seasoned in wedding planning. She was incredibly helpful and on top of things with regard to all aspects of the wedding preparation, ceremony (which we had in the ballroom), and reception. The banquet manager Kate was extremely attentive during the ceremony and personally checked with us at the head table several times throughout the night to ensure we were taken care of. The food was incredible and by far the best I've ever had at a wedding! Above all the overall experience was perfect. The half note lounge provided entertainment for guests after the wedding was over and the dancing goat restaurant had a wonderful brunch in Sunday morning. Our guests have been raving about the customer service for weeks. Every staff member encountered greets you and asks if they can help with anything, Needless to say, I could not have asked for a more perfect venue!! I would absolutely recommend the George Washington Hotel to anyone and am greatly looking forward to the next time we are able to stay there and sleep in their amazing bed and sheets! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
1/10/2014
5.0/5.0
The George Washington was absolutely amazing. The banquet staff was the best I have ever worked with, or seen. I work somewhere that has a banquet staff, and I know how easy it is for staff to mess up/not be attentive. The GW went beyond and above my expectations. My entire wedding reception of guests enjoyed the reception, and were in disbelief at the gorgeous ballroom and excellent, attentive service. The food is OUT of this world as well. I had a very tight budget, and figured I would never be able to have my wedding reception there, but Jane worked with me and found a plan for me. I could not ask for anything more for my dream wedding reception. Thank you George Washington!
The George Washington was absolutely amazing. The banquet staff was the best I have ever worked with, or seen. I work Read more...
The George Washington was absolutely amazing. The banquet staff was the best I have ever worked with, or seen. I work somewhere that has a banquet staff, and I know how easy it is for staff to mess up/not be attentive. The GW went beyond and above my expectations. My entire wedding reception of guests enjoyed the reception, and were in disbelief at the gorgeous ballroom and excellent, attentive service. The food is OUT of this world as well. I had a very tight budget, and figured I would never be able to have my wedding reception there, but Jane worked with me and found a plan for me. I could not ask for anything more for my dream wedding reception. Thank you George Washington! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a real find -- an amazing space, superb help in planning, and a great value. Our guests raved about the food, and everyone really enjoyed the wedding. Jane Obst is a treasure; she was incredibly organized and professional and helped us throughout the process. We had the rehearsal dinner and the post-wedding breakfast here, too, and both were perfect.
This is a real find -- an amazing space, superb help in planning, and a great value. Our guests raved about the food, and Read more...
This is a real find -- an amazing space, superb help in planning, and a great value. Our guests raved about the food, and everyone really enjoyed the wedding. Jane Obst is a treasure; she was incredibly organized and professional and helped us throughout the process. We had the rehearsal dinner and the post-wedding breakfast here, too, and both were perfect. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so incredibly happy with our wedding at The George Washington Hotel! Honestly, everything went perfectly - there wasn't one thing that we were unhappy with. We greatly enjoyed working with Jane Obst, who served as our wedding coordinator for the site. She was extremely responsive, helpful, and very reflective and thoughtful about ideas we had and wanting to make them work or suggesting ideas to us. She was there with us the entire evening, ensuring everything stayed on schedule -- which is VERY important - and taking care of any requests we had that night. They took care of storing all of our decorations the day prior to the wedding, and storing them afterwards until we could get them the following day, as well as placing our gifts in our guest room during the wedding. Everything was also set up for the wedding exactly as we had mapped out.

The food was wonderful, and we as the bride and groom made sure to enjoy it! We loved the cocktail hour and all of the passed hors d'oeuvres, and the plated dinner service was fantastic as well. They helped us create personal touches with highlighted 'signature cocktails' in addition to the open bar, as well as renting gorgeous silver antique trays from which to serve hors d'oeuvres.

The venue itself is gorgeous, and we particularly love the historic meaning of the space to the city (we live in Winchester). It was great for our guests (and ourselves!) to simply go upstairs to our guest rooms after the wedding. The hotel helped with placing welcome packets in the rooms for our guests, which is always nice so that guests can learn more about the city and downtown area, and find places to eat and shop. We heard many wonderful compliments about the hotel from our guests, about how helpful they were and how much they enjoyed the beautiful property.

We would highly recommend The George Washington Hotel for your event - be it a wedding, meeting, gala, or other celebration.
We were so incredibly happy with our wedding at The George Washington Hotel! Honestly, everything went perfectly - there Read more...
We were so incredibly happy with our wedding at The George Washington Hotel! Honestly, everything went perfectly - there wasn't one thing that we were unhappy with. We greatly enjoyed working with Jane Obst, who served as our wedding coordinator for the site. She was extremely responsive, helpful, and very reflective and thoughtful about ideas we had and wanting to make them work or suggesting ideas to us. She was there with us the entire evening, ensuring everything stayed on schedule -- which is VERY important - and taking care of any requests we had that night. They took care of storing all of our decorations the day prior to the wedding, and storing them afterwards until we could get them the following day, as well as placing our gifts in our guest room during the wedding. Everything was also set up for the wedding exactly as we had mapped out.

The food was wonderful, and we as the bride and groom made sure to enjoy it! We loved the cocktail hour and all of the passed hors d'oeuvres, and the plated dinner service was fantastic as well. They helped us create personal touches with highlighted 'signature cocktails' in addition to the open bar, as well as renting gorgeous silver antique trays from which to serve hors d'oeuvres.

The venue itself is gorgeous, and we particularly love the historic meaning of the space to the city (we live in Winchester). It was great for our guests (and ourselves!) to simply go upstairs to our guest rooms after the wedding. The hotel helped with placing welcome packets in the rooms for our guests, which is always nice so that guests can learn more about the city and downtown area, and find places to eat and shop. We heard many wonderful compliments about the hotel from our guests, about how helpful they were and how much they enjoyed the beautiful property.

We would highly recommend The George Washington Hotel for your event - be it a wedding, meeting, gala, or other celebration. Read less
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Jasmine
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception at The George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA was absolutely beautiful thanks to the hotel's wonderful staff and amazing service from the hotel's event managers Jane Obst and Suzi Smith. The venue itself is breathtaking, very elegant, full of character and perfect for a charming wedding in the heart of Virginia wine country. The hotel is in close proximity to the Old Town mall which is a great location for your guests looking for things to do before or after the wedding! I highly recommend this venue for your wedding reception or next event.
Our wedding reception at The George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA was absolutely beautiful thanks to the hotel's Read more...
Our wedding reception at The George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA was absolutely beautiful thanks to the hotel's wonderful staff and amazing service from the hotel's event managers Jane Obst and Suzi Smith. The venue itself is breathtaking, very elegant, full of character and perfect for a charming wedding in the heart of Virginia wine country. The hotel is in close proximity to the Old Town mall which is a great location for your guests looking for things to do before or after the wedding! I highly recommend this venue for your wedding reception or next event. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have been happier with our experience at the George Washington Hotel. The hotel hosted our reception and an out of town brunch the following morning. Also many of our guests stayed at the hotel for our wedding weekend.

Jane was our coordinator and was incredible to work with. She is very detailed oriented and had everything planned seamlessly. She was so sweet on our wedding day and made me feel comfortable and important. All the staff at the GW are professional and accommodating.

The food was fabulous and the presentation was stellar.

The venue itself is breathtaking. You don't need to do much to blow your guests away. I highly recommend the George Washington for your special day!
I couldn't have been happier with our experience at the George Washington Hotel. The hotel hosted our reception and an out Read more...
I couldn't have been happier with our experience at the George Washington Hotel. The hotel hosted our reception and an out of town brunch the following morning. Also many of our guests stayed at the hotel for our wedding weekend.

Jane was our coordinator and was incredible to work with. She is very detailed oriented and had everything planned seamlessly. She was so sweet on our wedding day and made me feel comfortable and important. All the staff at the GW are professional and accommodating.

The food was fabulous and the presentation was stellar.

The venue itself is breathtaking. You don't need to do much to blow your guests away. I highly recommend the George Washington for your special day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
GW hotel was a wonderful setting for our wedding reception. The ballroom was a great venue for our event. Jane is the event manager at the GW and she was fantastic throughout the process. She was accommodating to any request we would make and she sought to ensure the event went as smooth as possible. Unlike most locations where they may seek the most money from you, she sought to ensure things were done within a reasonable price. She would make insight recommendations while at the same time, not telling you her opinion on the subject. She was willing to easily adjust the timeline, store decorations, accommodate last minute requests, and friendly throughout. The food manager did a wonderful job and the food came out hot, on time, and seamlessly. The food was delicious ranging from apple wrapped appetizers to a unique salad presentation to wonderful cuts of filet. The hotel is in a great location in downtown Winchester, providing a wide range of activities for our guests.
GW hotel was a wonderful setting for our wedding reception. The ballroom was a great venue for our event. Jane is the Read more...
GW hotel was a wonderful setting for our wedding reception. The ballroom was a great venue for our event. Jane is the event manager at the GW and she was fantastic throughout the process. She was accommodating to any request we would make and she sought to ensure the event went as smooth as possible. Unlike most locations where they may seek the most money from you, she sought to ensure things were done within a reasonable price. She would make insight recommendations while at the same time, not telling you her opinion on the subject. She was willing to easily adjust the timeline, store decorations, accommodate last minute requests, and friendly throughout. The food manager did a wonderful job and the food came out hot, on time, and seamlessly. The food was delicious ranging from apple wrapped appetizers to a unique salad presentation to wonderful cuts of filet. The hotel is in a great location in downtown Winchester, providing a wide range of activities for our guests. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in the Pocket Garden on the side of the George Washington Hotel. We worked with Jane Obst, and she was fantastic and incredibly helpful in her suggestions. It was the perfect place for a 9 person wedding, with lovely flowers, potted trees, and water fountain. We had a private dinner afterward with our family in the Lord Fairfax Room, which was also our back-up ceremony venue in case of rain. The duet entree plated dinner was amazing and they served our wedding cake with beautiful presentation. We stayed in the luxury suite and I was able to check in early to get ready. With such a small wedding, we were able to have everyone up to the suite after dinner, as it had a couch, table with four chairs, and another sitting chair. Everyone at the hotel was very professional, pleasant, and accommodating. We had a perfect experience there.
My husband and I got married in the Pocket Garden on the side of the George Washington Hotel. We worked with Jane Obst, Read more...
My husband and I got married in the Pocket Garden on the side of the George Washington Hotel. We worked with Jane Obst, and she was fantastic and incredibly helpful in her suggestions. It was the perfect place for a 9 person wedding, with lovely flowers, potted trees, and water fountain. We had a private dinner afterward with our family in the Lord Fairfax Room, which was also our back-up ceremony venue in case of rain. The duet entree plated dinner was amazing and they served our wedding cake with beautiful presentation. We stayed in the luxury suite and I was able to check in early to get ready. With such a small wedding, we were able to have everyone up to the suite after dinner, as it had a couch, table with four chairs, and another sitting chair. Everyone at the hotel was very professional, pleasant, and accommodating. We had a perfect experience there. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
From start to finish I cant begin to rave enough about how amazing the George Washington staff has been!! The very first day I stumbled in the hotel with wide eyes and visions of my wedding (without an appointment!) the front desk staff was so friendly and helpful, Pat had someone show me the rooms at a moments notice and within minutes I'd booked my date (no pressue, just me THAT excited about the place!). On more than one occasion I popped in without an appointment to "look at this, look at that" and was always welcomed warmly (Carrie at the front desk was so sweet, just the right person to have at a front desk!). Leading up to the wedding I worked with Jane and Suzie, the event coordinators, they were very knowledgable and happily willing to go with my "different" wedding. I mostly worked with Jane, her knowledge and expertise was invaluable, not to mention her calming demeanor! Jane always followed through immediately, whether it was a phone call, email or an impromtu appointment. The morning of the wedding she was right there to be sure everything was perfect too! The day before and the day of, I worked pretty closely with Kate, she is amazing! She too has a calming demeanor ,and she genuinely shared my excitement as things began coming together, she helped with so many last minute details. (example; I forgot the antique lace to place over my antique trunk and she asked about it, when I told her I'd forgotten it, she quickly produced 3 different peices of lace perfect for what I needed. Then I'd placed the cookie favors under a table to retrieve later, not sure how I'd present them, she came to me and asked if I'd like her to display them, (she was better than a mind reader and a magic genie all in one!). Right before I was to walk in for the ceremony my waterworks began unexpectedly and there she was again, tissue in hand! There wasnt even one single employee who wasnt exceptional (right down to the night clerk that brought our after party crowd OJ and glassware to "enhance" our vodka, at 1:30am -way after the bar closed, EVERYONE was willing to go the extra mile,and genuinely kind about it). It truly was EXECEPTIONAL, I felt like a queen with everyone being so helpful and thinking two steps ahead of me offering just what I needed/wanted. The George Washington was a class act all the way!!
From start to finish I cant begin to rave enough about how amazing the George Washington staff has been!! The very first Read more...
From start to finish I cant begin to rave enough about how amazing the George Washington staff has been!! The very first day I stumbled in the hotel with wide eyes and visions of my wedding (without an appointment!) the front desk staff was so friendly and helpful, Pat had someone show me the rooms at a moments notice and within minutes I'd booked my date (no pressue, just me THAT excited about the place!). On more than one occasion I popped in without an appointment to "look at this, look at that" and was always welcomed warmly (Carrie at the front desk was so sweet, just the right person to have at a front desk!). Leading up to the wedding I worked with Jane and Suzie, the event coordinators, they were very knowledgable and happily willing to go with my "different" wedding. I mostly worked with Jane, her knowledge and expertise was invaluable, not to mention her calming demeanor! Jane always followed through immediately, whether it was a phone call, email or an impromtu appointment. The morning of the wedding she was right there to be sure everything was perfect too! The day before and the day of, I worked pretty closely with Kate, she is amazing! She too has a calming demeanor ,and she genuinely shared my excitement as things began coming together, she helped with so many last minute details. (example; I forgot the antique lace to place over my antique trunk and she asked about it, when I told her I'd forgotten it, she quickly produced 3 different peices of lace perfect for what I needed. Then I'd placed the cookie favors under a table to retrieve later, not sure how I'd present them, she came to me and asked if I'd like her to display them, (she was better than a mind reader and a magic genie all in one!). Right before I was to walk in for the ceremony my waterworks began unexpectedly and there she was again, tissue in hand! There wasnt even one single employee who wasnt exceptional (right down to the night clerk that brought our after party crowd OJ and glassware to "enhance" our vodka, at 1:30am -way after the bar closed, EVERYONE was willing to go the extra mile,and genuinely kind about it). It truly was EXECEPTIONAL, I felt like a queen with everyone being so helpful and thinking two steps ahead of me offering just what I needed/wanted. The George Washington was a class act all the way!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We're an older couple and planned our wedding in 2 weeks. We had a small wedding with immediate family and a few close friends. We wanted good food in a pretty setting. The food was good. The service was excellent. The staff was professional and accomodating. We didn't want the usual wedding cake or the desserts that came with our package. Since our wedding was a few days before my birthday, and my favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake, the catering staff created individual strawberry shortcakes with edible flowers. Not only was it almost to pretty to eat, but so tasty that there wasn't any leftover. We have no complaints about the service or the cost.
We're an older couple and planned our wedding in 2 weeks. We had a small wedding with immediate family and a few close Read more...
We're an older couple and planned our wedding in 2 weeks. We had a small wedding with immediate family and a few close friends. We wanted good food in a pretty setting. The food was good. The service was excellent. The staff was professional and accomodating. We didn't want the usual wedding cake or the desserts that came with our package. Since our wedding was a few days before my birthday, and my favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake, the catering staff created individual strawberry shortcakes with edible flowers. Not only was it almost to pretty to eat, but so tasty that there wasn't any leftover. We have no complaints about the service or the cost. Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.9/5.0
Absolutely the BEST ever. Service was impeccable and attention to detail made it a pleasure to hold our wedding at this hotel. Rooms, food, and service were amazing. I highly recommend the staff and the hotel for your wedding.
Absolutely the BEST ever. Service was impeccable and attention to detail made it a pleasure to hold our wedding at this Read more...
Absolutely the BEST ever. Service was impeccable and attention to detail made it a pleasure to hold our wedding at this hotel. Rooms, food, and service were amazing. I highly recommend the staff and the hotel for your wedding. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.8/5.0
The staff at GW make this place shine. It is a gorgeous, albeit pricier, location and the staff are wonderful to work with. Jane, our manager, was prompt with questions or reminders and very responsive via email (sometimes you just don't have time for a phone call). The food was perfectly prepared and my guests have raved about all the accommodations. We had a room block which was easy to set up and made things nice for those who didn't have to travel past the elevator to get back to their home for the night. I didn't have any doubts about booking here and it was worth every penny we spent. Thank you GW!
The staff at GW make this place shine. It is a gorgeous, albeit pricier, location and the staff are wonderful to work Read more...
The staff at GW make this place shine. It is a gorgeous, albeit pricier, location and the staff are wonderful to work with. Jane, our manager, was prompt with questions or reminders and very responsive via email (sometimes you just don't have time for a phone call). The food was perfectly prepared and my guests have raved about all the accommodations. We had a room block which was easy to set up and made things nice for those who didn't have to travel past the elevator to get back to their home for the night. I didn't have any doubts about booking here and it was worth every penny we spent. Thank you GW! Read less
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Kelly H.
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.7/5.0
The George Washington Hotel is an absolutely beautiful venue, we loved having our wedding reception there. It has abundant historic charm and is in a perfect location in downtown Winchester. We had a few hiccups in the planning process, but the venue made up for them very well and we were pleased. One thing that caused us some stress is that rehearsal space is not guaranteed until a week or two prior to the event date. I was afraid that we would be forced to have our rehearsal in my parents backyard, but in the end we were able to use the Ballroom. Overall, we had a great experience!
The George Washington Hotel is an absolutely beautiful venue, we loved having our wedding reception there. It has abundant Read more...
The George Washington Hotel is an absolutely beautiful venue, we loved having our wedding reception there. It has abundant historic charm and is in a perfect location in downtown Winchester. We had a few hiccups in the planning process, but the venue made up for them very well and we were pleased. One thing that caused us some stress is that rehearsal space is not guaranteed until a week or two prior to the event date. I was afraid that we would be forced to have our rehearsal in my parents backyard, but in the end we were able to use the Ballroom. Overall, we had a great experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
LOVED having our wedding here! My fiance is from Winchester, and although we don't live there now, it was perfect to have the wedding here. It is much less expensive than the venues you'll find farther east in Northern VA but still extremely beautiful and elegant. All of our guests were impressed. The staff did a great job with everything, especially the day of the wedding. Very attentive and did everything they could to make the day perfect. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat!
LOVED having our wedding here! My fiance is from Winchester, and although we don't live there now, it was perfect to have Read more...
LOVED having our wedding here! My fiance is from Winchester, and although we don't live there now, it was perfect to have the wedding here. It is much less expensive than the venues you'll find farther east in Northern VA but still extremely beautiful and elegant. All of our guests were impressed. The staff did a great job with everything, especially the day of the wedding. Very attentive and did everything they could to make the day perfect. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat! Read less
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KyleKStine
Wedding:
8/22/2009
4.6/5.0
The hotel was beautiful for our wedding reception. The hotel is the perfect mix of hisotric and modern decor. The staff is very accomodating and attentive to your specific needs.
The hotel was beautiful for our wedding reception. The hotel is the perfect mix of hisotric and modern decor. The staff is Read more...
The hotel was beautiful for our wedding reception. The hotel is the perfect mix of hisotric and modern decor. The staff is very accomodating and attentive to your specific needs. Read less
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Mrs. O
Wedding:
9/19/2008
4.4/5.0
I had my wedding reception here in September 2008. All of the guests were coming in from out of state (including the bride and groom), so everyone stayed the entire weekend. The hotel is beautiful. It's historic, classy,elegant and enchanting. I felt like a princess walking into the beautiful ballroom in my gown. Compared to other area establishments, it was a good deal (still pricey, but definitely competitive). For the most part, planning went smoothly with the wedding coordinator. She is very professional, but at times too professional. She comes off standoffish and not friendly like you hope someone coordinating your wedding would be. I was also very upset when I found out that the staff was eating our wedding cake behind closed doors. Several of my guests were told there was not enough cake (even though the cake was made to serve 88 people and we only had 76 guests). One of our guests was told by a staff member, "Wow that cake is great. We're all eating it in the back!" Like I said, I found this out days later so there was nothing I could do about it, but I was shocked. Other than that, the staff was very nice and accommodating throughout the evening and weekend.

I recommend this venue to other brides-to-be, but just warn you to be outspoken. Do not allow them walk all over you/take advantage of you/make you feel like a burden.
I had my wedding reception here in September 2008. All of the guests were coming in from out of state (including the bride Read more...
I had my wedding reception here in September 2008. All of the guests were coming in from out of state (including the bride and groom), so everyone stayed the entire weekend. The hotel is beautiful. It's historic, classy,elegant and enchanting. I felt like a princess walking into the beautiful ballroom in my gown. Compared to other area establishments, it was a good deal (still pricey, but definitely competitive). For the most part, planning went smoothly with the wedding coordinator. She is very professional, but at times too professional. She comes off standoffish and not friendly like you hope someone coordinating your wedding would be. I was also very upset when I found out that the staff was eating our wedding cake behind closed doors. Several of my guests were told there was not enough cake (even though the cake was made to serve 88 people and we only had 76 guests). One of our guests was told by a staff member, "Wow that cake is great. We're all eating it in the back!" Like I said, I found this out days later so there was nothing I could do about it, but I was shocked. Other than that, the staff was very nice and accommodating throughout the evening and weekend.

I recommend this venue to other brides-to-be, but just warn you to be outspoken. Do not allow them walk all over you/take advantage of you/make you feel like a burden. Read less
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peytonl79
Wedding:
12/6/2009
4.2/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the George Washington Hotel on December 6th. Our guests really had a great time, and the food was delicious (in fact, both my husband and I were surprised because the food at the reception was much better than what we were given at the tasting!) There was some staffing turnover at the hotel right before the wedding, and Ashley is no longer the wedding planner/catering manager. (In my opinion, that's a good thing - Ashley, while seemingly professional, had an abundance of attitude. She's the type who thinks her job is the most important job in the world - and while I can appreciate her attention to detail, the accompanying pretension was not welcome.) The director of sales, Suzi, had the daunting task of doing two jobs during the weeks before our wedding, but she was still able to execute the ceremony and reception perfectly. The rating above for responsiveness is more for the months spent planning with Ashley than for the two weeks before the wedding with Suzi and the new catering manager, Sarah, who was also easy to work with.

The hotel's ballroom is simply beautiful - I've received a lot of compliments on my selection of venue, and the pictures I've seen so far turned out really well. Similarly, the hotel's rooms are very well-appointed. We had their largest suite for three nights that weekend, and it was bigger and nicer than the Fairmont suite we had in California on our honeymoon. My only complaint with the hotel is that it appears to be short-staffed. Eight of us had dinner in their restaurant, the Dancing Goat, two nights before the wedding, and it took hours, even though there were only a handful of tables. And the room service person, Casey, was working crazy hours - we saw her at 7 in the morning and then again at 8 at night, on the same day!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the George Washington Hotel on December 6th. Our guests really had a great Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the George Washington Hotel on December 6th. Our guests really had a great time, and the food was delicious (in fact, both my husband and I were surprised because the food at the reception was much better than what we were given at the tasting!) There was some staffing turnover at the hotel right before the wedding, and Ashley is no longer the wedding planner/catering manager. (In my opinion, that's a good thing - Ashley, while seemingly professional, had an abundance of attitude. She's the type who thinks her job is the most important job in the world - and while I can appreciate her attention to detail, the accompanying pretension was not welcome.) The director of sales, Suzi, had the daunting task of doing two jobs during the weeks before our wedding, but she was still able to execute the ceremony and reception perfectly. The rating above for responsiveness is more for the months spent planning with Ashley than for the two weeks before the wedding with Suzi and the new catering manager, Sarah, who was also easy to work with.

The hotel's ballroom is simply beautiful - I've received a lot of compliments on my selection of venue, and the pictures I've seen so far turned out really well. Similarly, the hotel's rooms are very well-appointed. We had their largest suite for three nights that weekend, and it was bigger and nicer than the Fairmont suite we had in California on our honeymoon. My only complaint with the hotel is that it appears to be short-staffed. Eight of us had dinner in their restaurant, the Dancing Goat, two nights before the wedding, and it took hours, even though there were only a handful of tables. And the room service person, Casey, was working crazy hours - we saw her at 7 in the morning and then again at 8 at night, on the same day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
Amazing beautiful venue with great food!! Coordinator is sometimes hard to work with. Slightly expensive.
Amazing beautiful venue with great food!! Coordinator is sometimes hard to work with. Slightly expensive.
Amazing beautiful venue with great food!! Coordinator is sometimes hard to work with. Slightly expensive. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
7/7/2012
0.0/5.0
The event coordinators at this place are unresponsive and not at all professional or helpful. They gave me a room block rate that was more expensive then online prices. WHAT?!? It was embarrassing. They would not respond to emails or calls for weeks. My friend is a hotel executive and she tried to communicate with them when I got no response. She got nowhere. She said in all her years she has never dealt with people like this and recommended I cancel my room block with them. We were throwing thousands of dollars of business at them and they acted like they didn't want it. I knew we would take up most of the rooms in the small hotel and spend lots of money at the bar. Most of my guests reserved rooms outside the room block because it was cheaper than the rate they gave me which was ridiculous. The 2 ladies that coordinate events here should be replaced. The front desk staff was very nice and apologetic for the event coordinators. I have to thank them as they were the only helpful ones I dealt with. It is a shame because it is an amazingly beautiful hotel. I recommend going over and around the event coordinators. As you can see, all my other reviews on here were positive except this one. I would NEVER recommend if you have to deal with the event coordinators.
The event coordinators at this place are unresponsive and not at all professional or helpful. They gave me a room block Read more...
The event coordinators at this place are unresponsive and not at all professional or helpful. They gave me a room block rate that was more expensive then online prices. WHAT?!? It was embarrassing. They would not respond to emails or calls for weeks. My friend is a hotel executive and she tried to communicate with them when I got no response. She got nowhere. She said in all her years she has never dealt with people like this and recommended I cancel my room block with them. We were throwing thousands of dollars of business at them and they acted like they didn't want it. I knew we would take up most of the rooms in the small hotel and spend lots of money at the bar. Most of my guests reserved rooms outside the room block because it was cheaper than the rate they gave me which was ridiculous. The 2 ladies that coordinate events here should be replaced. The front desk staff was very nice and apologetic for the event coordinators. I have to thank them as they were the only helpful ones I dealt with. It is a shame because it is an amazingly beautiful hotel. I recommend going over and around the event coordinators. As you can see, all my other reviews on here were positive except this one. I would NEVER recommend if you have to deal with the event coordinators. Read less
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