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The Woodlands at Algonkian

Sterling , VA

LOCATION

47001 Fairway Drive
Sterling, VA US 20165 (map)

PHONE

703-450-4655

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Woodlands at Algonkian provides a beautiful natural setting for a picturesque wedding on 850 acres in Northern Virginia. Nestled by the wooded banks of the Potomac River, this unique... Read more
The Woodlands at Algonkian provides a beautiful natural setting for a picturesque wedding on 850 acres in Northern Virginia. Nestled by the wooded banks of the Potomac River, this unique wedding venue offers you plentiful space for a ceremony and reception.

If you choose to have an outside ceremony the charming pergola on the Woodland’s lawn is a relaxing atmosphere, effortlessly accommodating your guests.

Walk through our entryway into the formal reception space and you are presented with soaring ceilings, a striking stone fireplace, a dance floor and windows that stretch to the ceiling offering a lovely view of our golf course.

The Woodlands reception space accommodates 25 to 200 guests for a seated dinner.

The Great Blue Heron Catering is our onsite caterer, providing customized menu options and full beverage service to fit your specific desires.

The Woodlands is located in Algonkian Regional Park, the park features an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1975
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
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
54
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2890
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, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
70
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Marilyn
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow this place is beautiful! I everything went smoothly and was perfect. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, my emails and calls were always met with a day-of response. Even on the day when I walked in and changed a few details, they were right on it. My day of coordinator was professional and took control after our pictures went over time. She completely changed the schedule to make it fit and everything ran perfectly smoothly! Do not be afraid to use the in house caterer either. All of the food was delicious and we got so many complements!
Wow this place is beautiful! I everything went smoothly and was perfect. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, my Read more...
Wow this place is beautiful! I everything went smoothly and was perfect. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, my emails and calls were always met with a day-of response. Even on the day when I walked in and changed a few details, they were right on it. My day of coordinator was professional and took control after our pictures went over time. She completely changed the schedule to make it fit and everything ran perfectly smoothly! Do not be afraid to use the in house caterer either. All of the food was delicious and we got so many complements! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Woodlands was the perfect venue for my daughter's wedding. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating.
The Woodlands was the perfect venue for my daughter's wedding. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating.
The Woodlands was the perfect venue for my daughter's wedding. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. Read less
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John
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
(This was only our Reception venue - we had our ceremony elsewhere.)

Our experience at Algonkian was fantastic. Anna Cote took great care of us from the start, and there were numerous small details that they took care of for us with no extra charge, such as providing table card holders.

The service was professional and thorough, and I highly recommend it to anyone considering this venue.

The only issue we experienced was not really their fault, which was that the main room is a little crowded with 24 tables! (We had a guest list just under 200) They told us this ahead of time, so we were prepared for that and it didn't detract a lot from the experience.
(This was only our Reception venue - we had our ceremony elsewhere.)

Our experience at Algonkian was fantastic. Read more...
(This was only our Reception venue - we had our ceremony elsewhere.)

Our experience at Algonkian was fantastic. Anna Cote took great care of us from the start, and there were numerous small details that they took care of for us with no extra charge, such as providing table card holders.

The service was professional and thorough, and I highly recommend it to anyone considering this venue.

The only issue we experienced was not really their fault, which was that the main room is a little crowded with 24 tables! (We had a guest list just under 200) They told us this ahead of time, so we were prepared for that and it didn't detract a lot from the experience. Read less
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Bree & Terry
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Anna was a pleasure to work with. She made the planning very easy as was there to help out the morning and day off which was so great. This is a beautiful venue. I am from Colorado and wanted a mountain feel, or as much as I could get in the DC area. This was it!
Anna was a pleasure to work with. She made the planning very easy as was there to help out the morning and day off which Read more...
Anna was a pleasure to work with. She made the planning very easy as was there to help out the morning and day off which was so great. This is a beautiful venue. I am from Colorado and wanted a mountain feel, or as much as I could get in the DC area. This was it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The venue was perfect for my daughter's wedding. Anna was very helpful and supportive. We got the whole day at the venue which made easy for setting up and taking pictures.
The venue was perfect for my daughter's wedding. Anna was very helpful and supportive. We got the whole day at the venue Read more...
The venue was perfect for my daughter's wedding. Anna was very helpful and supportive. We got the whole day at the venue which made easy for setting up and taking pictures. Read less
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Sahar
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm so glad I found this venue. It was beautiful already and had so much potential for a bride to make it her own. Anna and Serena were great to work with and did everything to accommodate us. They even gave us a place to store all our things the night before which was SO helpful as it gets so busy during wedding weekend! My husband and I love this place and definitely recommend it!

The only suggestion I would make is that they get new chairs for the outdoor ceremony, the ones they had were okay but kind of outdated and old.
I'm so glad I found this venue. It was beautiful already and had so much potential for a bride to make it her own. Anna Read more...
I'm so glad I found this venue. It was beautiful already and had so much potential for a bride to make it her own. Anna and Serena were great to work with and did everything to accommodate us. They even gave us a place to store all our things the night before which was SO helpful as it gets so busy during wedding weekend! My husband and I love this place and definitely recommend it!

The only suggestion I would make is that they get new chairs for the outdoor ceremony, the ones they had were okay but kind of outdated and old. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Woodlands helped make our wedding day perfect! We highly recommend it to other couples looking for a special place to get married. The park was beautiful and our guests loved staying at the nearby cottages.
The Woodlands helped make our wedding day perfect! We highly recommend it to other couples looking for a special place to Read more...
The Woodlands helped make our wedding day perfect! We highly recommend it to other couples looking for a special place to get married. The park was beautiful and our guests loved staying at the nearby cottages. Read less
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Ginny
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding reception was held at The Woodlands at Algonkian on November 17th and I highly recommend this facility for any special occasion. The coordinator, Anna Cote, was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. From start to finish, she made sure the facility was ready for the big day and everything ran so smoothly - not an easy task with 140 guests. We heard so many compliments from our guests about our choice of venue. The stonework was very impressive and we especially loved the mirrored glass by the dance floor. Even as we look at wedding photos, you can see so much more because of the reflections in the mirrors. Our DJ even said the acoustics were perfect for the music. We looked at several other venues before choosing The Woodlands and we absolutely made the right decision!
My daughter's wedding reception was held at The Woodlands at Algonkian on November 17th and I highly recommend this Read more...
My daughter's wedding reception was held at The Woodlands at Algonkian on November 17th and I highly recommend this facility for any special occasion. The coordinator, Anna Cote, was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. From start to finish, she made sure the facility was ready for the big day and everything ran so smoothly - not an easy task with 140 guests. We heard so many compliments from our guests about our choice of venue. The stonework was very impressive and we especially loved the mirrored glass by the dance floor. Even as we look at wedding photos, you can see so much more because of the reflections in the mirrors. Our DJ even said the acoustics were perfect for the music. We looked at several other venues before choosing The Woodlands and we absolutely made the right decision! Read less
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anna
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
So glad my mom found this place! I'll admit that I was skeptical at first (the only part of the park I had seen was the Volcano Island Waterpark) but as soon as I saw it I was blown away. It's tucked away in the park just off the golf course on a beautifully wooded lot close to the Potomac river. The inside is newly renovated and absolutely beautiful! Stone floors in the entrance, big stone fire place in the banquet room, a beautiful dance floor with windows that turn to mirrors at night time (which is great for photos) and the staff is wonderful! Anna helped answer our many questions and was incredibly responsive, accommodating, and friendly. I would highly recommend this venue! The price is reasonable and worth every penny!
So glad my mom found this place! I'll admit that I was skeptical at first (the only part of the park I had seen was the Read more...
So glad my mom found this place! I'll admit that I was skeptical at first (the only part of the park I had seen was the Volcano Island Waterpark) but as soon as I saw it I was blown away. It's tucked away in the park just off the golf course on a beautifully wooded lot close to the Potomac river. The inside is newly renovated and absolutely beautiful! Stone floors in the entrance, big stone fire place in the banquet room, a beautiful dance floor with windows that turn to mirrors at night time (which is great for photos) and the staff is wonderful! Anna helped answer our many questions and was incredibly responsive, accommodating, and friendly. I would highly recommend this venue! The price is reasonable and worth every penny! Read less
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Laurel
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
When considering what we were looking for in terms of our budget, the experience we hoped to have, and the look and feel we were trying to acheive--The Woodlands at Algonkian Regional Park was perfect. By staying in the cabins, we were able to see our friends and family more and really enjoy the entire weekend. A wedding is always chaotic, but having almost everyone in one place took some of the stress out of the day and they did a great job of taking care of our guests and working with us. I was exceptionally pleased with the way the wedding turned out and the service we got--Thank you everyone!
When considering what we were looking for in terms of our budget, the experience we hoped to have, and the look and feel Read more...
When considering what we were looking for in terms of our budget, the experience we hoped to have, and the look and feel we were trying to acheive--The Woodlands at Algonkian Regional Park was perfect. By staying in the cabins, we were able to see our friends and family more and really enjoy the entire weekend. A wedding is always chaotic, but having almost everyone in one place took some of the stress out of the day and they did a great job of taking care of our guests and working with us. I was exceptionally pleased with the way the wedding turned out and the service we got--Thank you everyone! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Anna Cote and her team at Algonkian were so helpful and accommodating and made our day easy! We had issues orginally with the on-site caterers regarding the bar set-up so we were very worried. But, the 2 bartenender were awesome and also the gentleman who set-up the bar, so our worries subsided. The hall was beautiful and our friends and family from the area had no idea this existed and now have put this on their list of places to hold events. My family enjoyed staying at the cabins on the park grounds as well. They were clean and nicely updated. We are looking forward to renting the cabins again. Thank you for making our event beautiful and memorable.
Anna Cote and her team at Algonkian were so helpful and accommodating and made our day easy! We had issues orginally with Read more...
Anna Cote and her team at Algonkian were so helpful and accommodating and made our day easy! We had issues orginally with the on-site caterers regarding the bar set-up so we were very worried. But, the 2 bartenender were awesome and also the gentleman who set-up the bar, so our worries subsided. The hall was beautiful and our friends and family from the area had no idea this existed and now have put this on their list of places to hold events. My family enjoyed staying at the cabins on the park grounds as well. They were clean and nicely updated. We are looking forward to renting the cabins again. Thank you for making our event beautiful and memorable. Read less
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Joshua
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a fabulous wedding ceremony at Algonkian Regional Park. Everyone at the Park was extremely friendly and helpful. Anna was extraordinarily patient and accommodating as we tried to make a last-minute decision about whether to hold our wedding ceremony indoors or outdoors given the weather forecasts. In the end, we decided to hold it indoors and it was beautiful. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a wedding venue with great indoor and outdoor options to look at Algonkian.
We had a fabulous wedding ceremony at Algonkian Regional Park. Everyone at the Park was extremely friendly and helpful. Read more...
We had a fabulous wedding ceremony at Algonkian Regional Park. Everyone at the Park was extremely friendly and helpful. Anna was extraordinarily patient and accommodating as we tried to make a last-minute decision about whether to hold our wedding ceremony indoors or outdoors given the weather forecasts. In the end, we decided to hold it indoors and it was beautiful. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a wedding venue with great indoor and outdoor options to look at Algonkian. Read less
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ruskel
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Wonderful Venue! It was exactly what we were looking for when we found it. It has a beautiful rustic feel to it but was still very classy. The park manager was great to work with. He was so accommodating with everything we needed and wanted. A little on the pricey side-- but their preferred caterer gave us a great deal so it all evened out. Would recommend!! A little bit hidden but really looking forward to all the pictures we took by the Potomac. BEAUTIFUL!!!
Wonderful Venue! It was exactly what we were looking for when we found it. It has a beautiful rustic feel to it but was Read more...
Wonderful Venue! It was exactly what we were looking for when we found it. It has a beautiful rustic feel to it but was still very classy. The park manager was great to work with. He was so accommodating with everything we needed and wanted. A little on the pricey side-- but their preferred caterer gave us a great deal so it all evened out. Would recommend!! A little bit hidden but really looking forward to all the pictures we took by the Potomac. BEAUTIFUL!!! Read less
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NeerShell5
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding there and it was FABULOUS. The site is gorgeous with the stonework in the lobby and the main reception area, no decorations necessary. It looks as nice as a country club, with much less cost. Lawan, the event coordinator there was great to work with. She was always so willing to help and answer any questions, and did a walk through with us twice before the wedding to discuss details and logistics and planned the layout. She also was very accommodating when I had some very sudden last minute changes. Everything went off without a hitch, and her ability to coordinate and organize was definitely a big help with vendors. You must use the caterer provided through the regional park, but Blue Heron was great as well (Everyone told me that it was the best appetizers and dishes they had ever had at a wedding).
I just had my wedding there and it was FABULOUS. The site is gorgeous with the stonework in the lobby and the main Read more...
I just had my wedding there and it was FABULOUS. The site is gorgeous with the stonework in the lobby and the main reception area, no decorations necessary. It looks as nice as a country club, with much less cost. Lawan, the event coordinator there was great to work with. She was always so willing to help and answer any questions, and did a walk through with us twice before the wedding to discuss details and logistics and planned the layout. She also was very accommodating when I had some very sudden last minute changes. Everything went off without a hitch, and her ability to coordinate and organize was definitely a big help with vendors. You must use the caterer provided through the regional park, but Blue Heron was great as well (Everyone told me that it was the best appetizers and dishes they had ever had at a wedding). Read less
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June Bride
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding reception here and everything was beautiful. We looked into different venues including country clubs, but Algonkian was hands down the winner. The stone wall and the big galss window overlooking the golf course make the room look elegant. Working with Lawann was a dream. She was patient and answered all our questions and was always willing to help.
We just had our wedding reception here and everything was beautiful. We looked into different venues including country Read more...
We just had our wedding reception here and everything was beautiful. We looked into different venues including country clubs, but Algonkian was hands down the winner. The stone wall and the big galss window overlooking the golf course make the room look elegant. Working with Lawann was a dream. She was patient and answered all our questions and was always willing to help. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
The Algonkian was perfect for my wedding! The staff was incredibly attentive and the flipping of the room from ceremony to reception was so fast - incredible! We had lots of out of town family and friends, so we rented the cottages too (they have a package deal for the Venue and vacation cottages). It was so nice to have everyone nearby and really get to spend time with them! Lawan, the onsite event coordinator was fantastic to work with!
The Algonkian was perfect for my wedding! The staff was incredibly attentive and the flipping of the room from ceremony to Read more...
The Algonkian was perfect for my wedding! The staff was incredibly attentive and the flipping of the room from ceremony to reception was so fast - incredible! We had lots of out of town family and friends, so we rented the cottages too (they have a package deal for the Venue and vacation cottages). It was so nice to have everyone nearby and really get to spend time with them! Lawan, the onsite event coordinator was fantastic to work with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
LOVED having our ceremony & reception here. Everything went wonderfully and Lawan was a tremendous help throughout the planning process. I highly recommend you check it out if you are planning your wedding!
LOVED having our ceremony & reception here. Everything went wonderfully and Lawan was a tremendous help throughout the Read more...
LOVED having our ceremony & reception here. Everything went wonderfully and Lawan was a tremendous help throughout the planning process. I highly recommend you check it out if you are planning your wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous room with a perfect view of the golf course. The event coordinator Lawan was amazing to work with and they even gave us a small gift after the wedding. Very accomodating staff and a pleasure to deal with. We arranged a golf outing with them as well and the prices for that and the rate for the 3 rooms was better than any other venue we found in the area. We especially loved this place because we could bring our own caterer which was very important and hard to find around here since every venue has deals with specific caterers. Not the case with Algonkian. Perfect choice!
Gorgeous room with a perfect view of the golf course. The event coordinator Lawan was amazing to work with and they even Read more...
Gorgeous room with a perfect view of the golf course. The event coordinator Lawan was amazing to work with and they even gave us a small gift after the wedding. Very accomodating staff and a pleasure to deal with. We arranged a golf outing with them as well and the prices for that and the rate for the 3 rooms was better than any other venue we found in the area. We especially loved this place because we could bring our own caterer which was very important and hard to find around here since every venue has deals with specific caterers. Not the case with Algonkian. Perfect choice! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.9/5.0
Working with Anna and the Woodlands was a delight. After doing much research, this was one of the best valued venues I could find on paper that still captured my wedding vision; my experience beyond confirmed this to be true.

I had 150 guests and the space was perfect. It even rained on my wedding day and the ceremony had to be moved inside, which was an easy transition and everyone still had a blast. Anna and team were extremely professional, so responsive and very helpful at every step of the way. The wedding party and guests loved that the ceremony and reception were at the same site; straight into cocktail hour and no driving across town.

I would highly recommend The Woodlands at Algonkian Park to anyone look for an awesome ceremony and reception venue in Northern Virginia. The Woodlands is also conveniently 10 minutes from Dulles Airport for out of town guests with hotels at a similar distance.
Working with Anna and the Woodlands was a delight. After doing much research, this was one of the best valued venues I Read more...
Working with Anna and the Woodlands was a delight. After doing much research, this was one of the best valued venues I could find on paper that still captured my wedding vision; my experience beyond confirmed this to be true.

I had 150 guests and the space was perfect. It even rained on my wedding day and the ceremony had to be moved inside, which was an easy transition and everyone still had a blast. Anna and team were extremely professional, so responsive and very helpful at every step of the way. The wedding party and guests loved that the ceremony and reception were at the same site; straight into cocktail hour and no driving across town.

I would highly recommend The Woodlands at Algonkian Park to anyone look for an awesome ceremony and reception venue in Northern Virginia. The Woodlands is also conveniently 10 minutes from Dulles Airport for out of town guests with hotels at a similar distance. Read less
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Christie
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.9/5.0
We held our reception at Algonkian, and we are so happy with how everything turned out. Lawan, the event coordinator there, is amazing and was always there to help us with anything we needed. She met with us multiple times, and responded very quickly to all of the email we would send her with questions, concerns, etc. She did a great job on the day of the wedding to make sure that everything was set up exactly the way that we wanted it.

The building is great for a medium sized wedding- we ended up with about 125 guests, and everyone fit very nicely into the reception room. There is also a very nice cocktail hour space, as well as a gorgeous outdoor area for cocktails (or some people hold their ceremonies out there). There is also a separate room for a buffet which was great, a very nice little bridal suite for getting ready, as well as another extra room that we used as a kids room. From the first time we visited the space, I knew that it had exactly what I wanted. It was perfect for my vision- a beautiful, large indoor space, but also the opportunity to be outside in a beautiful park (right along the Potomac!). Luckily the weather was perfect on our wedding day, so we were all able to take advantage of the gorgeous outdoors.

The reception was absolutely beautiful, the in-house caterers (Great Blue Heron) did a fantastic job, and everything went very smoothly. Overall, a great wedding venue!!
We held our reception at Algonkian, and we are so happy with how everything turned out. Lawan, the event coordinator Read more...
We held our reception at Algonkian, and we are so happy with how everything turned out. Lawan, the event coordinator there, is amazing and was always there to help us with anything we needed. She met with us multiple times, and responded very quickly to all of the email we would send her with questions, concerns, etc. She did a great job on the day of the wedding to make sure that everything was set up exactly the way that we wanted it.

The building is great for a medium sized wedding- we ended up with about 125 guests, and everyone fit very nicely into the reception room. There is also a very nice cocktail hour space, as well as a gorgeous outdoor area for cocktails (or some people hold their ceremonies out there). There is also a separate room for a buffet which was great, a very nice little bridal suite for getting ready, as well as another extra room that we used as a kids room. From the first time we visited the space, I knew that it had exactly what I wanted. It was perfect for my vision- a beautiful, large indoor space, but also the opportunity to be outside in a beautiful park (right along the Potomac!). Luckily the weather was perfect on our wedding day, so we were all able to take advantage of the gorgeous outdoors.

The reception was absolutely beautiful, the in-house caterers (Great Blue Heron) did a fantastic job, and everything went very smoothly. Overall, a great wedding venue!! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/25/2011
4.8/5.0
My husband and I looked long and hard for a venue for the wedding. When we came to Algonkian and met with Lawan we had such a great experience! Lawan was quit professional and the day of the wedding went perfectly and smoothly. It was beautiful there and they are so flexible with what you want to do and made sure to have the golfers not around the area during the ceremony and reception. Lawan and her team even gave us a little gift! Lawan and her team were awesome and made the planning so much easier.
My husband and I looked long and hard for a venue for the wedding. When we came to Algonkian and met with Lawan we had Read more...
My husband and I looked long and hard for a venue for the wedding. When we came to Algonkian and met with Lawan we had such a great experience! Lawan was quit professional and the day of the wedding went perfectly and smoothly. It was beautiful there and they are so flexible with what you want to do and made sure to have the golfers not around the area during the ceremony and reception. Lawan and her team even gave us a little gift! Lawan and her team were awesome and made the planning so much easier. Read less
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Juliana
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.8/5.0
I highly recommend the rental of the cabins and the event center. The cabins provided spaces for up to 86 people to stay and are really reasonably priced and located very close to the venue. Renting the cabins along with the event center allowed us to make our event last the whole weekend instead of just 6 or 7 hours like most weddings and receptions. Also, Lawan McFerren and Roy Geiger are wonderful to work with and go out of their way to make the whole experience easy and worry-free.
I highly recommend the rental of the cabins and the event center. The cabins provided spaces for up to 86 people to stay Read more...
I highly recommend the rental of the cabins and the event center. The cabins provided spaces for up to 86 people to stay and are really reasonably priced and located very close to the venue. Renting the cabins along with the event center allowed us to make our event last the whole weekend instead of just 6 or 7 hours like most weddings and receptions. Also, Lawan McFerren and Roy Geiger are wonderful to work with and go out of their way to make the whole experience easy and worry-free. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.8/5.0
We booked Algonkian as our ceremony and reception venue two years ago when it was still sort of an up-and-coming wedding venue, and by the time our wedding came around, it had definitely arrived. On top of the already gorgeous lobby and reception room, the site now has gold chiavari chairs as well as large potted plants throughout which really takes the place up a notch as far as wedding venues go. With some heavy-handed decorating (we used fabric on the arbor), the outdoor ceremony space is lovely, especially if you get married at a time of year when the foliage is lush. A few drawbacks might be the plastic folding chairs used for outdoor ceremonies (they weren't really my style, but I couldn't justify the cost of renting alternatives), the relative lack of cool places to take couple's photos (we did our pictures together at a different park on the way to the ceremony), and the bathrooms (which are used regularly by golfers). So keep these things in mind, but overall, Algonkian was a gorgeous place to get married and a great value. Also, the site coordinator Lawan is awesome and very helpful!
We booked Algonkian as our ceremony and reception venue two years ago when it was still sort of an up-and-coming wedding Read more...
We booked Algonkian as our ceremony and reception venue two years ago when it was still sort of an up-and-coming wedding venue, and by the time our wedding came around, it had definitely arrived. On top of the already gorgeous lobby and reception room, the site now has gold chiavari chairs as well as large potted plants throughout which really takes the place up a notch as far as wedding venues go. With some heavy-handed decorating (we used fabric on the arbor), the outdoor ceremony space is lovely, especially if you get married at a time of year when the foliage is lush. A few drawbacks might be the plastic folding chairs used for outdoor ceremonies (they weren't really my style, but I couldn't justify the cost of renting alternatives), the relative lack of cool places to take couple's photos (we did our pictures together at a different park on the way to the ceremony), and the bathrooms (which are used regularly by golfers). So keep these things in mind, but overall, Algonkian was a gorgeous place to get married and a great value. Also, the site coordinator Lawan is awesome and very helpful! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Anna and Cerrena at The Woodlands were a pleasure to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. Anna answered all of my spoken and written questions (and there were a lot!). When you tour the venue for the first time, you can see past photos of weddings and thank-you cards that couples have written to the venue. Anna keeps the couple and their vendors up-to-date on everything they need to know a month before the event date at a wedding walk-through. There were a few negatives that happened on my actual wedding day, however. The venue wasn't the cleanest it could be and I had to inform them. They assured me they clean it the day of, but I'm not sure that if it weren't for me informing them that morning if it would be done or not. I had also labeled my boxes of wedding supplies, but they set up their own table numbers instead of mine and my mom had to switch them out. We had also agreed that there were supposed to be 5 rows of chairs at the ceremony, but only 4 were there. I had brought 6 shepherd's hooks to be placed on each side of the aisle on every other row, but because there were only 4 rows, 1 row had no hooks, while all the others had them. This looked a bit strange. I had also written down how the reception tables were to look, including that there were supposed to be votives on the cake table, which never happened. This review is intended to help The Woodlands improve their services, not to complain. I'm very happy that I decided to have my wedding and reception there. The venue had everything we wanted as a couple: nice indoor atmosphere, quiet and secluded outdoor ceremony area, beautiful golf course and near the Potomac River. It simply cannot be beat.
Anna and Cerrena at The Woodlands were a pleasure to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. Anna Read more...
Anna and Cerrena at The Woodlands were a pleasure to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. Anna answered all of my spoken and written questions (and there were a lot!). When you tour the venue for the first time, you can see past photos of weddings and thank-you cards that couples have written to the venue. Anna keeps the couple and their vendors up-to-date on everything they need to know a month before the event date at a wedding walk-through. There were a few negatives that happened on my actual wedding day, however. The venue wasn't the cleanest it could be and I had to inform them. They assured me they clean it the day of, but I'm not sure that if it weren't for me informing them that morning if it would be done or not. I had also labeled my boxes of wedding supplies, but they set up their own table numbers instead of mine and my mom had to switch them out. We had also agreed that there were supposed to be 5 rows of chairs at the ceremony, but only 4 were there. I had brought 6 shepherd's hooks to be placed on each side of the aisle on every other row, but because there were only 4 rows, 1 row had no hooks, while all the others had them. This looked a bit strange. I had also written down how the reception tables were to look, including that there were supposed to be votives on the cake table, which never happened. This review is intended to help The Woodlands improve their services, not to complain. I'm very happy that I decided to have my wedding and reception there. The venue had everything we wanted as a couple: nice indoor atmosphere, quiet and secluded outdoor ceremony area, beautiful golf course and near the Potomac River. It simply cannot be beat. Read less
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Kristina
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8/3/2012
4.1/5.0
Wonderful experience! Our venue was beautiful and everyone worked together to create a wonderful wedding for my husband and I. It was Anna's (the event cooridnator) first summer in this position and my Mom and I could tell. She seemed quiet and we had to go through Mark for answers who was absolutely wonderful and always responded extremely fast and answered all questions for us. Overall, great venue, but preferred to deal with Mark.
Wonderful experience! Our venue was beautiful and everyone worked together to create a wonderful wedding for my husband Read more...
Wonderful experience! Our venue was beautiful and everyone worked together to create a wonderful wedding for my husband and I. It was Anna's (the event cooridnator) first summer in this position and my Mom and I could tell. She seemed quiet and we had to go through Mark for answers who was absolutely wonderful and always responded extremely fast and answered all questions for us. Overall, great venue, but preferred to deal with Mark. Read less
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