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Top of the Town

Arlington , VA
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LOCATION

1400 North 14th Street
Arlington, VA 22209 US (map)

PHONE

703-387-8696

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ABOUT US

Top of the Town in Arlington is an elegant reception and conference facility featuring a dramatic and sweeping view across the Potomac River of Washington DC landmarks and monuments. The... Read more
Top of the Town in Arlington is an elegant reception and conference facility featuring a dramatic and sweeping view across the Potomac River of Washington DC landmarks and monuments. The hilltop penthouse "room with a view" provides a panoramic view of the Nation's Capital, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol, the Jefferson Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, National Airport... even as far away as the new Redskins Stadium. The views are breathtaking anytime, day or night.

Top of the Town is an ideal setting for anything from social events including wedding receptions and banquets (up to 180 people) to corporate events including conferences and meetings. Our staff will provide you with a list of approved professional caterers who will ensure impeccable service and exquisite menus. We can also assist you with photographers, florists, musicians, decorators and hotels. For business functions, we offer a broad range of room configurations to create the proper atmosphere for productive meetings. In addition, the environment you desire can be complemented by audio-visual services, video or teleconferencing capabilities, and high speed Internet access.

Your view from Top of the Town is from a beautifully appointed room and outdoor terrace. The decor includes:

12 foot high windows overlooking the Potomac River & Washington, D.C.

Marble foyer and hallway

Magnificent chandeliers

Windowledge seating

Warm colors

Wood panel dance floor

Uplighting

Lounge furniture

Upright piano

Please contact Kate Markham, Director of Sales, at kbm@topofthetown.com or 703-387-3023 to schedule a tour! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1965
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
180
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
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?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2200
Bar Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
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
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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?
No
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

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1965
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
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?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2200
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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?
No
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
WOW! This place is awesome, beautiful view! The only "bad" thing about this place is that it only has 1 entrance. It's 12 floors up over condos. So during the reception you're not allowed to jump or have line dancing. They will charge/fine you if you play songs that are on there "do not play list".

This place fills up as for making reserving, we were lucky to reserve a spot on Sunday. Everything went smoothly.
WOW! This place is awesome, beautiful view! The only "bad" thing about this place is that it only has 1 entrance. It's 12 Read more...
WOW! This place is awesome, beautiful view! The only "bad" thing about this place is that it only has 1 entrance. It's 12 floors up over condos. So during the reception you're not allowed to jump or have line dancing. They will charge/fine you if you play songs that are on there "do not play list".

This place fills up as for making reserving, we were lucky to reserve a spot on Sunday. Everything went smoothly. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We LOVE Top of the Town! We held our rehearsal dinner there on July 4, 2014 and it was just about the most amazing venue we could have picked for the fireworks. The staff is fabulous, even bouncing party crashers for us. The view is spectacular, and it gave me shivers every time I went up there. We knew of the location because we had my sister's rehearsal dinner there 8 years earlier, and it was complete perfection. I hope I'm lucky enough to attend another event there in my life time, because it is breathtaking. Thank you TOTT!
We LOVE Top of the Town! We held our rehearsal dinner there on July 4, 2014 and it was just about the most amazing venue Read more...
We LOVE Top of the Town! We held our rehearsal dinner there on July 4, 2014 and it was just about the most amazing venue we could have picked for the fireworks. The staff is fabulous, even bouncing party crashers for us. The view is spectacular, and it gave me shivers every time I went up there. We knew of the location because we had my sister's rehearsal dinner there 8 years earlier, and it was complete perfection. I hope I'm lucky enough to attend another event there in my life time, because it is breathtaking. Thank you TOTT! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Bob
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The best view in Washington! Joan and Kate provided all inclusive service, and coordinated the music, catering and all of the small details, and did it in a friendly, professional manner. Their suggestions for catering, music and flowers were perfect. Alex and Ruth worked ceaselessly to make every detail perfect during the setup, ceremony and reception. Everyone loved the event, especially the bride and groom. We would not hesitate to do it exactly the same if we had it to do all over. We highly recommend this venue.
The best view in Washington! Joan and Kate provided all inclusive service, and coordinated the music, catering and all of Read more...
The best view in Washington! Joan and Kate provided all inclusive service, and coordinated the music, catering and all of the small details, and did it in a friendly, professional manner. Their suggestions for catering, music and flowers were perfect. Alex and Ruth worked ceaselessly to make every detail perfect during the setup, ceremony and reception. Everyone loved the event, especially the bride and groom. We would not hesitate to do it exactly the same if we had it to do all over. We highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at Top of the Town this past May and let me just start by saying it was A-Mazing! The view is incredible and my family and friends could NOT stop raving about it!

The lists they provided for catering and music vendors were absolutely awesome. I found exactly the caterer who fit what I needed and I felt like it gave me a wide range of flexibility on food and costs. Also, it was absolutely imperative that I had an open bar and TOTT let me bring in ALL my alcohol (and my place cards/favors) the day before which was soo helpful.

There were a few rules about the dancing -- we weren't allowed to jump which I was a little worried about but it ended up not being a problem at all because I realized that A. I didn't want people "Cotton-Eyed-Joe"ing all over the place, B. "Jump Around" went out of style in the 90's, and C. I think "Congo Lines" are tacky :) Plus, once I asked out it, I realized they are located over condos and that it's really nice of them to be thinking about their neighbors enough to care whether their pictures are vibrating or not.

Everything turned out better than I had even imagined - Kate and Joan were super friendly and helpful and my event managers really went out of their way to make sure we had a great night - they even had the caterer bring up some apps and drinks to the TOTT office while we waited to be introduced!

I love love love this place and I ABSOLUTELY reccomend it! If nothing else, take a tour, you can't miss this view!
I had my wedding at Top of the Town this past May and let me just start by saying it was A-Mazing! The view is incredible Read more...
I had my wedding at Top of the Town this past May and let me just start by saying it was A-Mazing! The view is incredible and my family and friends could NOT stop raving about it!

The lists they provided for catering and music vendors were absolutely awesome. I found exactly the caterer who fit what I needed and I felt like it gave me a wide range of flexibility on food and costs. Also, it was absolutely imperative that I had an open bar and TOTT let me bring in ALL my alcohol (and my place cards/favors) the day before which was soo helpful.

There were a few rules about the dancing -- we weren't allowed to jump which I was a little worried about but it ended up not being a problem at all because I realized that A. I didn't want people "Cotton-Eyed-Joe"ing all over the place, B. "Jump Around" went out of style in the 90's, and C. I think "Congo Lines" are tacky :) Plus, once I asked out it, I realized they are located over condos and that it's really nice of them to be thinking about their neighbors enough to care whether their pictures are vibrating or not.

Everything turned out better than I had even imagined - Kate and Joan were super friendly and helpful and my event managers really went out of their way to make sure we had a great night - they even had the caterer bring up some apps and drinks to the TOTT office while we waited to be introduced!

I love love love this place and I ABSOLUTELY reccomend it! If nothing else, take a tour, you can't miss this view! Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
12/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely exquisite in every way. I enjoyed working with Kate and Joan. The venue staff on the night of the venue were perfect. Our guests absolutely loved it. The view is nothing short of spectacular. Best decision ever.
Absolutely exquisite in every way. I enjoyed working with Kate and Joan. The venue staff on the night of the venue were Read more...
Absolutely exquisite in every way. I enjoyed working with Kate and Joan. The venue staff on the night of the venue were perfect. Our guests absolutely loved it. The view is nothing short of spectacular. Best decision ever. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Perfect for our November wedding. Half of our guests were from Boston and I knew everyone would be psyched about the view but even our DC guests were blown away - "where did we find this incredible place!" We had both our ceremony and reception there. To assuage some concerns for others (as I had this concern myself!) we had 123 guests and a 5-piece blues/rock/soul band and there was more than enough space. The day-of staff were fantastic - they totally kept everyone on schedule and made it so my husband and I didn't have to think at ALL about when the cake would be cut, when our first dance would occur, what if we left items behind, etc. This was the best decision we've made in the last 18 months. Definitely would do it all over again at TOTT.
Perfect for our November wedding. Half of our guests were from Boston and I knew everyone would be psyched about the view Read more...
Perfect for our November wedding. Half of our guests were from Boston and I knew everyone would be psyched about the view but even our DC guests were blown away - "where did we find this incredible place!" We had both our ceremony and reception there. To assuage some concerns for others (as I had this concern myself!) we had 123 guests and a 5-piece blues/rock/soul band and there was more than enough space. The day-of staff were fantastic - they totally kept everyone on schedule and made it so my husband and I didn't have to think at ALL about when the cake would be cut, when our first dance would occur, what if we left items behind, etc. This was the best decision we've made in the last 18 months. Definitely would do it all over again at TOTT. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent choice for our daughters' wedding reception! The décor had been updated just in time for our event, which made the occasion even more pleasing. The views are exceptional and this proved to be the perfect venue for our many out of town guests. Staff could not have been more helpful with details for our event.
Excellent choice for our daughters' wedding reception! The décor had been updated just in time for our event, which made Read more...
Excellent choice for our daughters' wedding reception! The décor had been updated just in time for our event, which made the occasion even more pleasing. The views are exceptional and this proved to be the perfect venue for our many out of town guests. Staff could not have been more helpful with details for our event. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Top of the Town and it was terrific! Joan was great at answering all of our questions prior to the wedding and for helping make everything run perfectly the day of! We had so many wonderful complements about the location from both out of town people AND DC locals (that view is AMAZING)! Because of the view, we made the theme of our wedding 'Washington, DC at it's finest'. The staff is incredibly professional and accommodating.
We had our wedding reception at Top of the Town and it was terrific! Joan was great at answering all of our questions Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Top of the Town and it was terrific! Joan was great at answering all of our questions prior to the wedding and for helping make everything run perfectly the day of! We had so many wonderful complements about the location from both out of town people AND DC locals (that view is AMAZING)! Because of the view, we made the theme of our wedding 'Washington, DC at it's finest'. The staff is incredibly professional and accommodating. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Helene
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff welcomed questions as we worked on planning out the final details of the wedding. They were always eager to help and find ways to make it easier for us. The day of they were responsive and easy to work with. The facilities are beautiful!
The staff welcomed questions as we worked on planning out the final details of the wedding. They were always eager to help Read more...
The staff welcomed questions as we worked on planning out the final details of the wedding. They were always eager to help and find ways to make it easier for us. The day of they were responsive and easy to work with. The facilities are beautiful! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Best view in town hands down! The staff was awesome to work with and help to make our dream a reality!
Best view in town hands down! The staff was awesome to work with and help to make our dream a reality!
Best view in town hands down! The staff was awesome to work with and help to make our dream a reality! Read less
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