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The Westin Alexandria

Alexandria , VA
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400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314 US (map)

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703-253-8606

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ABOUT US

“The Westin Alexandria...

like a boutique hotel, just larger…”

Event planners and guests repeatedly tell us that our hotel is beautiful in an "un" commercial... Read more
“The Westin Alexandria...

like a boutique hotel, just larger…”

Event planners and guests repeatedly tell us that our hotel is beautiful in an "un" commercial style, "like a boutique hotel, just larger...". Our elegant hotel is an integral component of Alexandria’s newest community, The Carlyle at King Street Metro.

Our large well appointed ballroom and event spaces are perfect for weddings, galas and other types of entertaining. We can host dinners up to 550 guests and cocktail receptions for over 1,000. With nearly 8,000 square feet of flexible Ballroom space and nearly that amount in addition for cocktail reception area, the possibilities for unique entertaining is endless. Additionally, there are seven beautiful smaller perimeter event spaces which can be used for a variety of more intimate functions or as vignettes attached to larger events.

Our culinary team provides a world class dining experience with elegant menus expertly prepared and served at the peak of temperature and quality. Whether hosting multi day meetings with various dining functions attached or an evening dinner dance, guests always comment on how delicious the food is at the Westin Alexandria.

Our hotel features 319 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 10 Suites and one Presidential Suite with sweeping views of the Masonic Temple and Old Town Alexandria. All rooms feature High Speed Internet Access and flat screen LCD televisions. The signature Westin Heavenly Bed® provides guests with the ultimate comfort in every guest room. Sumptuous, stylish, and plush, the all-white bed consists of a custom designed pillow top mattress, down blanket, three crisp sheets, luxurious duvet, and five dreamy pillows. To complement the bed, guest rooms also feature the highly acclaimed Westin Heavenly Bath®. This includes a custom-designed rainfall showerhead featuring an additional hand held spray, as well as a curved shower rod that adds an extra eight inches of elbow room.

We also offer a heated indoor pool and for the energetic – the WestinWORKOUT® Gym. Trademark serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or you can dine in the comfort of your room with our 24-hour room service. After a long day, meet up with friends or colleagues for a cocktail at the Trademark Bar.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Renee
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We had a cocktail party at the Westin the night before my daughter's wedding. I have never had such a good experience planning anything as i did here at the Westin. David was the planner and he is the best. He chose the Hopkins Room which is really three rooms that have beautiful natural lighting with wall to wall windows and a good view. He gave such great guidance choosing the appetizers, how they would be presented and every other aspect of the event. He is so knowledgeable and made himself available all the time. The party was absolutely lovely. The purpose was for all the wedding guests from all over the country to meet ahead of the wedding and get to know each other. The food was absolutely delicious and the bartender was friendly and fabulous. David is a real gem. He takes the worry right out of any event. I was able to completely enjoy the night along with my guests. He checked with me many times during the planning and also after the event and helped me out with anything I needed and was flexible about any changes as well. I highly recommend this venue for any event.
We had a cocktail party at the Westin the night before my daughter's wedding. I have never had such a good experience Read more...
We had a cocktail party at the Westin the night before my daughter's wedding. I have never had such a good experience planning anything as i did here at the Westin. David was the planner and he is the best. He chose the Hopkins Room which is really three rooms that have beautiful natural lighting with wall to wall windows and a good view. He gave such great guidance choosing the appetizers, how they would be presented and every other aspect of the event. He is so knowledgeable and made himself available all the time. The party was absolutely lovely. The purpose was for all the wedding guests from all over the country to meet ahead of the wedding and get to know each other. The food was absolutely delicious and the bartender was friendly and fabulous. David is a real gem. He takes the worry right out of any event. I was able to completely enjoy the night along with my guests. He checked with me many times during the planning and also after the event and helped me out with anything I needed and was flexible about any changes as well. I highly recommend this venue for any event. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
I hired The Westin Alexandria within 6 weeks of my wedding date to plan the reception and dinner for my guests. My now husband and I worked directly with David Magsumbol at The Westin, and I can’t say enough good things about David. He was totally awesome to work with and he really knows his stuff, not to mention he had the best way of calming the bride down when she got flustered. ;) But seriously, I (the bride) planned my own wedding, but I couldn’t have done it without the help and dedication of David. He was instrumental in making my wedding reception a success. Not only is he very personable, but he is extremely professional as well. I can’t say enough good things about him. I will always be grateful for his help throughout the process; he was awesome to work with! And he made the reception area look beautiful. Everything was perfect! I would highly recommend The Westin Alexandria for any bride and groom’s wedding/reception venue.
I hired The Westin Alexandria within 6 weeks of my wedding date to plan the reception and dinner for my guests. My now Read more...
I hired The Westin Alexandria within 6 weeks of my wedding date to plan the reception and dinner for my guests. My now husband and I worked directly with David Magsumbol at The Westin, and I can’t say enough good things about David. He was totally awesome to work with and he really knows his stuff, not to mention he had the best way of calming the bride down when she got flustered. ;) But seriously, I (the bride) planned my own wedding, but I couldn’t have done it without the help and dedication of David. He was instrumental in making my wedding reception a success. Not only is he very personable, but he is extremely professional as well. I can’t say enough good things about him. I will always be grateful for his help throughout the process; he was awesome to work with! And he made the reception area look beautiful. Everything was perfect! I would highly recommend The Westin Alexandria for any bride and groom’s wedding/reception venue. Read less
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The Westin Alexandria responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for taking the time to make this review, and for your kind words. Honestly, I hear such nice things, but from my side, I just think that what we do is to be expected....after all, this is one of the most important days of your life. It is a complete honor to be able to participate in each and every wedding.
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FutureMrsM
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Love, Love, Love!!! Deciding to have my wedding at the Westin Alexandria was the best decision I could have ever made. They made my dream wedding come true! Working with David was amazing....he is truly a gem. I highly recommend this location.
Love, Love, Love!!! Deciding to have my wedding at the Westin Alexandria was the best decision I could have ever made. Read more...
Love, Love, Love!!! Deciding to have my wedding at the Westin Alexandria was the best decision I could have ever made. They made my dream wedding come true! Working with David was amazing....he is truly a gem. I highly recommend this location. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
3/22/2015
5.0/5.0
For our wedding weekend this past March, we used the Westin Alexandria for our wedding hotel block, a welcome reception, and as a backup for our wedding reception venue.

Although we did not end up having our wedding reception here, during a crisis with our actual reception venue we worked with David to prepare a back-up reception plan at the Westin. This was during the final few weeks before our wedding! David is WONDERFUL. We cannot thank him enough for his friendliness and patience during a very stressful time. His professionalism and fast communication in helping us make a contingency plan was perfect and we were very grateful for his flexibility.

As noted, we also had our wedding hotel block set up with the Westin, and hosted our guests at a welcome-happy hour in the Westin's restaurant, Trademark, the night before the wedding, which is a unique and classy space. The happy hour was excellent, and the food and drink delicious. Service for the wedding block during the wedding weekend was great. They even left us champagne and strawberries in the bridal suite the night of our wedding!

Overall we highly recommend using David's services for wedding or other events at the Westin, as well as use of the Westin for your wedding block and its restaurant Trademark.
For our wedding weekend this past March, we used the Westin Alexandria for our wedding hotel block, a welcome reception, Read more...
For our wedding weekend this past March, we used the Westin Alexandria for our wedding hotel block, a welcome reception, and as a backup for our wedding reception venue.

Although we did not end up having our wedding reception here, during a crisis with our actual reception venue we worked with David to prepare a back-up reception plan at the Westin. This was during the final few weeks before our wedding! David is WONDERFUL. We cannot thank him enough for his friendliness and patience during a very stressful time. His professionalism and fast communication in helping us make a contingency plan was perfect and we were very grateful for his flexibility.

As noted, we also had our wedding hotel block set up with the Westin, and hosted our guests at a welcome-happy hour in the Westin's restaurant, Trademark, the night before the wedding, which is a unique and classy space. The happy hour was excellent, and the food and drink delicious. Service for the wedding block during the wedding weekend was great. They even left us champagne and strawberries in the bridal suite the night of our wedding!

Overall we highly recommend using David's services for wedding or other events at the Westin, as well as use of the Westin for your wedding block and its restaurant Trademark. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I work as a professional wedding planner and, when a friend of mine was getting married, naturally I wanted to help plan and coordinate her wedding so her and her fiance would not have to hire somebody for this task. Throughout her year-long engagement, as with all of my couples, I would reach out to her to discuss the next steps in the planning process and let her know I'm available if she has any questions, concerns or needs any help. To summarize, she barely needed my help with anything, which I originally wrote off as, "Wow, she's just super organized and wants to plan her wedding out in its entirety - I will just be there to coordinate the wedding, then." It wasn't until the month-of, as we worked out a detailed wedding timeline including who is responsible for what tasks on the day-of, did I realize why she didn't need my help: It was because of the Westin Alexandria.

Almost all of my usual tasks as a wedding coordinator were listed under what their venue coordinator, David, would be responsible for. At first, I thought there might have been a mistake in the task assignments. Nope.

On the morning-of, the unthinkable happened: I came down with a severe infection. I rushed to the ER where they promptly told me I wouldn't be going anywhere. Despite my personal struggles, I worried more that I couldn't attend the wedding. I quickly called David's assistant and explained my situation. She assured me she'd take care of everything to take my place and we went over the timeline. A few hours later, David e-mailed me letting me know things were going great. And things were going great! I was able to attend the reception for a short time and saw for myself.

All in all, if every venue had coordinators like this, I would be out of a job! I was personally impressed and never encountered venue coordinators that allowed couples to skip out on hiring their own coordinator entirely. I highly recommend couples to check out and consider the Westin Alexandria.
I work as a professional wedding planner and, when a friend of mine was getting married, naturally I wanted to help plan Read more...
I work as a professional wedding planner and, when a friend of mine was getting married, naturally I wanted to help plan and coordinate her wedding so her and her fiance would not have to hire somebody for this task. Throughout her year-long engagement, as with all of my couples, I would reach out to her to discuss the next steps in the planning process and let her know I'm available if she has any questions, concerns or needs any help. To summarize, she barely needed my help with anything, which I originally wrote off as, "Wow, she's just super organized and wants to plan her wedding out in its entirety - I will just be there to coordinate the wedding, then." It wasn't until the month-of, as we worked out a detailed wedding timeline including who is responsible for what tasks on the day-of, did I realize why she didn't need my help: It was because of the Westin Alexandria.

Almost all of my usual tasks as a wedding coordinator were listed under what their venue coordinator, David, would be responsible for. At first, I thought there might have been a mistake in the task assignments. Nope.

On the morning-of, the unthinkable happened: I came down with a severe infection. I rushed to the ER where they promptly told me I wouldn't be going anywhere. Despite my personal struggles, I worried more that I couldn't attend the wedding. I quickly called David's assistant and explained my situation. She assured me she'd take care of everything to take my place and we went over the timeline. A few hours later, David e-mailed me letting me know things were going great. And things were going great! I was able to attend the reception for a short time and saw for myself.

All in all, if every venue had coordinators like this, I would be out of a job! I was personally impressed and never encountered venue coordinators that allowed couples to skip out on hiring their own coordinator entirely. I highly recommend couples to check out and consider the Westin Alexandria. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
David Magsumbol at the Westin will give you the wedding of your dreams! The Westin is beautiful and affordable. David is the best coordinator in the entire DC area! 5 star service. He and the Westin are simply the best! Could not have picked a better venue!

The restaurant/bar catered our event and the food was amazing! The white glove service was also a nice touch.
David Magsumbol at the Westin will give you the wedding of your dreams! The Westin is beautiful and affordable. David is Read more...
David Magsumbol at the Westin will give you the wedding of your dreams! The Westin is beautiful and affordable. David is the best coordinator in the entire DC area! 5 star service. He and the Westin are simply the best! Could not have picked a better venue!

The restaurant/bar catered our event and the food was amazing! The white glove service was also a nice touch. Read less
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Siobhan
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with David Magsumbol and his team at the Westin made my wedding day dreams come true. They were very flexible and easy to communicate with. Our guests raved about the food (all organic!) for the cocktail hour and reception and the serving staff were very courteous. If we had any issues, David and his team were always receptive to make sure we were 100% pleased. David definitely went above and beyond to make sure we had the best customer service experience.

Also, the location also has a great space for taking photos in the patio in front of the hotel -- it doesn't have any foot traffic to interrupt photo sessions. Even the lobby of the hotel is picturesque! Our out-of-town guests enjoyed the free shuttle around Old Town Alexandria which allowed them to do sight-seeing before and after the wedding. My only quip is that the lighting staff should be more organized about the lighting options, so that wedding-novice brides, such as myself can know what the lighting will look like. However, the lighting on my wedding worked out beautifully -- it was just difficult to understand the lighting differences. Nevertheless, I cannot say enough how wonderful my experience was with the Westin and I'm so happy we chose them for our venue.
Working with David Magsumbol and his team at the Westin made my wedding day dreams come true. They were very flexible and Read more...
Working with David Magsumbol and his team at the Westin made my wedding day dreams come true. They were very flexible and easy to communicate with. Our guests raved about the food (all organic!) for the cocktail hour and reception and the serving staff were very courteous. If we had any issues, David and his team were always receptive to make sure we were 100% pleased. David definitely went above and beyond to make sure we had the best customer service experience.

Also, the location also has a great space for taking photos in the patio in front of the hotel -- it doesn't have any foot traffic to interrupt photo sessions. Even the lobby of the hotel is picturesque! Our out-of-town guests enjoyed the free shuttle around Old Town Alexandria which allowed them to do sight-seeing before and after the wedding. My only quip is that the lighting staff should be more organized about the lighting options, so that wedding-novice brides, such as myself can know what the lighting will look like. However, the lighting on my wedding worked out beautifully -- it was just difficult to understand the lighting differences. Nevertheless, I cannot say enough how wonderful my experience was with the Westin and I'm so happy we chose them for our venue. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful spacious ballrooms, excellent food, and a great wedding coordinator on site (David Magsumbol). Highly recommend the Westin. Only downside was that the front desk staff were a little rude to a few guests that were checking in.
Beautiful spacious ballrooms, excellent food, and a great wedding coordinator on site (David Magsumbol). Highly recommend Read more...
Beautiful spacious ballrooms, excellent food, and a great wedding coordinator on site (David Magsumbol). Highly recommend the Westin. Only downside was that the front desk staff were a little rude to a few guests that were checking in. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
The Westin Alexandria made all our wedding dreams come true! Our wedding was everything that I envisioned it to be, and I have the Catering Manager, David, to thank for that. I so enjoyed working with David; he was always professional, attentive, and especially kind. All the members of the Westin team--Agnes, Beth, Jessica, Rachel, Marie, and Guillermo--were truly wonderful to work with. Every single detail was attended to with care and diligence, resulting in an absolutely stunning and seamless wedding affair. Many of our guests said that it was the best wedding that they had ever attended and felt that the flow of the event and the service were well executed.

The chef is to be acknowledged for creating incredibly delicious appetizers and meals for our affair. Many of our guests were also amazed with the appetizers and meals, stating it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding. I was extremely impressed when one of my gluten-free guests told me that the chef came to her table to introduce himself and ensure that her meal was being prepared properly.

The Westin Alexandria is a gorgeous hotel that offers a “boutique” atmosphere. Every member of the hotel staff was accommodating and clearly devoted to making sure that our guests had a pleasurable stay. The newly redesigned restaurant/bar is stunning and offered fantastic meals. I heard countless compliments from our guests about how delicious and artistic the food was. Our guests really enjoyed the location of the hotel because they were easily able to access Washington, DC, and tour the Old Town Alexandria area. One guest from California said, “I felt like this was a true Virginian destination wedding.”

This hotel is in a class above all the rest. You will be extremely impressed with every aspect of the hotel: the contemporary design, the gracious and accommodating staff, and the amazing food.
The Westin Alexandria made all our wedding dreams come true! Our wedding was everything that I envisioned it to be, and I Read more...
The Westin Alexandria made all our wedding dreams come true! Our wedding was everything that I envisioned it to be, and I have the Catering Manager, David, to thank for that. I so enjoyed working with David; he was always professional, attentive, and especially kind. All the members of the Westin team--Agnes, Beth, Jessica, Rachel, Marie, and Guillermo--were truly wonderful to work with. Every single detail was attended to with care and diligence, resulting in an absolutely stunning and seamless wedding affair. Many of our guests said that it was the best wedding that they had ever attended and felt that the flow of the event and the service were well executed.

The chef is to be acknowledged for creating incredibly delicious appetizers and meals for our affair. Many of our guests were also amazed with the appetizers and meals, stating it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding. I was extremely impressed when one of my gluten-free guests told me that the chef came to her table to introduce himself and ensure that her meal was being prepared properly.

The Westin Alexandria is a gorgeous hotel that offers a “boutique” atmosphere. Every member of the hotel staff was accommodating and clearly devoted to making sure that our guests had a pleasurable stay. The newly redesigned restaurant/bar is stunning and offered fantastic meals. I heard countless compliments from our guests about how delicious and artistic the food was. Our guests really enjoyed the location of the hotel because they were easily able to access Washington, DC, and tour the Old Town Alexandria area. One guest from California said, “I felt like this was a true Virginian destination wedding.”

This hotel is in a class above all the rest. You will be extremely impressed with every aspect of the hotel: the contemporary design, the gracious and accommodating staff, and the amazing food. Read less
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Hanan
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased with the level of service we received from the staff at the Westin. An added bonus was that guests who attended also complimented on the efficiency and professionalism of the staff.
Let me note, our wedding was not easy to coordinate logistically. It was a cultural fusion wedding containing both American and Pakistani elements. Those familiar with cultural weddings of this region can relate. Yes, this meant a Barat procession, bhangara dancers, a mandap etc. We were very impressed with David’s (the catering sales manager) knowledge around these types of wedding. He was able to work out all the very detailed logistics with us and even make suggestions that we went with. Working with David just made everything for us that much easier. In the end our event was all a success due to the staff of the Westin.
We could not have been more pleased with the level of service we received from the staff at the Westin. An added bonus was Read more...
We could not have been more pleased with the level of service we received from the staff at the Westin. An added bonus was that guests who attended also complimented on the efficiency and professionalism of the staff.
Let me note, our wedding was not easy to coordinate logistically. It was a cultural fusion wedding containing both American and Pakistani elements. Those familiar with cultural weddings of this region can relate. Yes, this meant a Barat procession, bhangara dancers, a mandap etc. We were very impressed with David’s (the catering sales manager) knowledge around these types of wedding. He was able to work out all the very detailed logistics with us and even make suggestions that we went with. Working with David just made everything for us that much easier. In the end our event was all a success due to the staff of the Westin. Read less
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