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The Westin Arlington Gateway

Arlington , VA
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LOCATION

801 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA US 22203 (map)

PHONE

703-537-4251

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

...and then one day you knew.
Let The Westin Arlington Gateway create your dream wedding with our refreshing style and personalized approach.

Every aspect of a Westin... Read more
...and then one day you knew.
Let The Westin Arlington Gateway create your dream wedding with our refreshing style and personalized approach.

Every aspect of a Westin wedding is carefully selected to create an emotional connection with your guests. One’s senses are greeted upon arrival with warm lighting, beautiful sustainable florals, signature music and the calming scent of white tea candles. Whether your celebration is in the F.Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom or our Ernest Hemingway Salon, your guests will be able to enjoy cocktails in our reception space ensconced in floor to ceiling windows. Our ballrooms invite any color palette and serve as the backdrop to your special day.

As you prepare for your nuptials, allow the Ballston neighborhood, with its many dining and shopping options, to entertain your guests. The Westin Arlington Gateway also offers prime access to the surrounding area. Just a short walk to the Ballston Metro station, your guests have the easy access to our nation’s capital.

Share your wedding plans with us and let our Westin team create the perfect wedding. All you need to do is say “I do.”


Wedding Specialist

For a personal consultation, contact: Mitchell Bierbaum
phone: 703-537-4251
email: mitchell.bierbaum@westin-arlington.com Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2006
When was your venue last renovated?
2006
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
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
336
Number of suites
13
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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?
125
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience at The Westin Arlington Gateway. I wanted my wedding venue to be an upscale hotel with a modern feel, a friendly and knowledgeable staff, a convenient location, and a cocktail space with big windows wrapped around a neutral ballroom that I could transform however I wanted. I definitely made the right decision!

My wedding was a black tie affair for about 300 guests, so working with the hotel to plan the cocktail hour and the reception was no small undertaking. Danielle Merriman and Alicia Bell made it seem easy, though, because they were fabulous to work with! I greatly appreciated their thoroughness and attention to detail. My parents and I were very hands-on in the planning process, and they were so patient and helpful as we discussed options and decided on what would be served at the cocktail hour, what would be served for the plated dinner (which included a perfectly cooked filet that many guests told us was the best they'd had at a wedding), what types of uplighting and draping I wanted, how to set-up the spaces, etc. In the end, my parents and I were so pleased with how everything turned out. The cocktail hour space and the ballroom looked beautiful, the food was excellent, everything went perfectly. I was particularly impressed with how efficiently the staff was able to pour champagne and wine and serve and bus the courses for such a large party.

On the wedding weekend, Danielle went above and beyond to make sure that all was going as planned and checked-in often to provide whatever help we needed. I loved the spacious suite that I got ready in with my bridesmaids on the wedding day. I also had a good experience setting up a room block at the hotel for out of town guests. I was also very pleased with the brunch that my parents had arranged to host in the hotel restaurant Pinzimini the morning after the wedding. I highly recommend this venue, and I'm so thankful that I had my wedding here!
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Danielle Merriman was my coordinator and she was fantastic. She was always available and responded to my questions and needs in prompt fashion. The Westin was incredible and their ballroom was stunning. I would highly recommend Danielle and the Westin to anyone!
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend The Westin Arlington Gateway as a wedding venue. The event coordinator, Danielle, went out of her way to make sure everything was what I wanted and things ran smoothly on the day of the event. During the whole process she and her staff made my family and I feel like our event was just as important to them as it was to us. The whole staff was so incredibly helpful. I was pretty surprised the valet guys knew that I was the bride and remembered what car I drove. The ballroom was beautiful and the hotel facilities were ideal. All of the guest were raving about the food. The most popular seemed to be the macaroni and cheese station with lobster. We had a lot of out of town guest and the location was perfect to accommodate everyone. The hotel kept the restaurant bar and lounge area open as an after party location for our friends and family. Have our wedding reception at the Westin took so much stress off of myself and my family.
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Sylvie
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I spent a lot of time looking for a wedding venues but we chose the Westin Arlington Gateway for many reason. If I wrote a list of reasons why I love this hotel, this review would be much too long. Here are a few of the reasons:
-Danielle Merriman is amazing. She worked with us through every detail of our wedding and was very patient when I changed my mind about certain details. My parents live in California and she always made sure to meet with us when they were in town to talk about the wedding. She made our wedding planning so easy.
-The hotel is only 7 years old so everything looks brand new. Everything is super clean and well kept. My wedding guests have made several comments on how great the hotel was.
-Wedding Block - It was important for us that our wedding guests had a good hotel and that it didn't cost them a whole lot to stay at. The price per room was $100 less than the hotels rooms in DC and the rooms are much nicer. Our hotel guests were able to visit DC via metro or cab and still had a great hotel to stay at.
-The food was fantastic. We had New York Steaks for our dinner and steaks were cooked to a perfect medium. The chef even made a special dish for my husband who is from the South. They made special appetizers that our friends LOVED. Our friends are all foodies and in the food industry and they were impressed.
-The ballrooms are set up in neutral colors so everything looked great.
-Our reception required three different spaces: we had a dinner with just family, then had a reception for family and friends, and we also needed a pre-function room where people could lounge and get drinks. The hotel set up everything for us and gave us more than enough room for our wedding guests to walk around and enjoy.

Everything turned out perfect and we are more than happy with our wedding reception. Thank you Danielle and the staff at the Westin!
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Caroline
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
The Westin was a fantastic venue for our wedding. The hotel itself is beautiful and the decor is neutral so there are no concerns of clashing with wedding colors. The location is ideal - two blocks from the Metro, so it's easy for out-of-town guests to get to as well as tour DC if they'd like.

Alicia Bell, the wedding coordinator at the hotel, is phenomenal. She immediately put me at ease and took incredible care of me during the planning process. She was so on top of things, I knew I never needed to worry. And I was right! She thought of everything and managed all my details with ease. My wedding went off without a hitch and went exactly according to my plans. Alicia made it all possible. On top of her skill, she's so lovely and pleasant, that I enjoyed meeting with her and talking to her every time.

Alicia also worked with my mother to host a party the day before for my brideswomen. My mom brought family photos with her, but did not have a plan to display them. Alicia took them and got display frames for all the photos! Totally above and beyond.

All the staff at the Westin were great. Everyone is friendly, competent, and perform their roles wonderfully. I went back for a meeting today with Alicia and the valet even remembered me! AND he remembered my husband's car. He was so pleasant and welcoming. I was touched.

The food was excellent. We chose to serve only vegetarian and seafood because we do not eat meat. Our guests (even the carnivores) all raved about the food and no one left hungry.

This was a great venue. I was pleasantly surprised at its reasonable rates, considering its location. We felt very pleased with our choice before the wedding, and this feeling was confirmed after the wedding. I only have positive things to say about it.
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mhamadi15
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Alicia at the Westin was amazing to work with! She made all the planning so easy for us and everything turned out perfectly! She was always very responsive whenever we had any questions or concerns and really made us feel like we were the only couple she was working with.

The Westin in Arlington itself is a gorgeous location. One of the things we loved about it was the openess of the hall where the cocktail hour was held. There are open windows so guests are able to look out and see the Bride and Groom taking pictures or see the beautiful community garden right outside. The ballroom is beautiful as well, we were really happy with the neutral colors which would go with any color scheme.

All around we had a great experience with all the staff, especially Alicia.
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Kate B
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
With such a modest charm and simplicity about them, I cannot understand why they are not booked years in advance. The staff is wonderful to work with and the hotel is beautiful. They took care of everything! I would recommend this venue to anyone!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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LD
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Outstanding service. Marci Zelenski went above and beyond for us and for our families. We had a wonderful weekend at the Westin -they thought of everything. The food was also outstanding.
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maryanne
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.7/5.0
The Westin was a real pleasure to work with. They were responsive and professional throughout the planning process...the only hiccup we had was a handover from a departing events coordinator (promoted to a fancy-schmancier hotel) to one who'd been on the periphery of our planning. It was a small hiccup though, and we got right back on track with the new Westin events coordinator. I believe they do more business events than wedding-type events, but you wouldn't have known it. They worked well with our vendors and our guests couldn't stop gushing about the look and feel of the venue. The food was excellent and they were incredibly flexible with an ever-changing guest list and hotel-accomodation list due to Hurricane Irene. I would recommend the Westin to anyone looking for a great wedding venue complete with amazing food and never-ending options and flexibility.
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rdmiller84
Wedding:
7/26/2008
4.6/5.0
My Goodness, this has got to be one of the nicest venues around. The decor perfectly matched my chocolate and apple green theme! The ballroom has a nice clean neautral pallette. We used the ballroom, pre-function room, and two board meeting rooms, they were all gorgeous, it matched perfectly with our black tie affair, and everyone has still been talking about it to this day. I will say to make sure that when you go to your tasting to make sure what you taste will actually be at the wedding. Our food was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!! There was a slight mix-up with the sides, but other than that everything was wonderful!!!
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sarah
Wedding:
3/5/2011
4.5/5.0
Westin did a great job hosting our ceremony and reception. They catered to our multiple food tasting trials and were helpful with questions. Everything the day of went off perfectly. The food was delicious- cocktail hour and dinner. During the planning, we occasionally had to wait a couple days to get responses to questions from their staff. Also, we were not informed that we'd hit the room block minimum and would receive a complimentary hospitality suite until the week of the wedding, which caused a little extra stress to stock the room once we learned about it. To our guests however, everything was absolutely flawless the whole weekend.
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Diana
Wedding:
3/30/2013
4.1/5.0
The Westin had amazing food! It's probably the best I've had at weddings. The hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous as well. I had a dessert bar and I cannot tell you how gorgeous it was!

My original contact was on maternity leave during the wedding. Danielle is amazing! Due to this though, I did end up working with many different people. Everyone was great and very accommodating. The only problem was that I did end up having to talk with a lot of different people and felt that towards the end things were getting lost in translation.

The only value issue, which is probably just DC area and weddings in general is parking for overnight guests was a bit high.
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Alexis
Wedding:
5/11/2013
3.6/5.0
We chose the Westin Arlington Gateway for our cocktail hour and reception.

Pros:
Included day of coordinator (responsive and flexible)
Location (on orange line for out of town guests to access DC sites)
Included bridal and parents of the bride and groom suite
Quality and selection of food

Cons:
-The reception room and guest rooms were REALLY hot. Perhaps an issue with the air conditioner but very unpleasant when you want guests to have fun on the dance floor
-Candy bar was not displayed as discussed (wanted multi-tier display and got a lazy plain display)
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gladitsover :)
Wedding:
11/8/2008
3.5/5.0
The hotel is so nice and clean. I loved the neural color of the hotel decoration and upscale feeling without all the blings.
Overall, I guess the wedding went well but I had some problem with the hotel.
First of all, we had to deal with three different event managers. Original lady left, someone took over our event until they hire a new manager, finally the new manager took over, but it was a mess!!
Second, I really don't think this hotel specialized the wedding. This hotel is more for business meetings and corporation events, and obviously the hotel don't pay attention to the wedding event. This venue don't have any basic stuffs that most wedding venue has so I had to buy everything on my own.
The staffs at the wedding site (banquet captain, waiters, bartender) are very nice, always smile and very responsive when you ask something.
Food were good. They didn't decorate the plate as pretty as they did for the tasting but I can let that slide.

If you are looking a Wetin modern look, I will go with other Westin hotels in the area.
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