Maggiano's Little Italy - Chevy Chase
I was a little wary of doing my reception at Maggiano's (or a restaurant in general), but it was one of the best choices I made for the wedding! We only used them for the reception venue (not the ceremony), but the staff and venue were wonderful. The guests all arrived at once, and everything was set up and ready to go. The banquet captain found me almost immediately and introduced herself, and the entire waitstaff was extremely kind and helpful. The banquet coordinator was also very easy to work with, and she was great about including our personal touches - place cards, gift bags, etc. The food was very good, and there is something for everyone on the banquet menu. They were also very accommodating for a vegan guest and a gluten-free guest, which I definitely appreciated. The dance floor was very spacious, and the room was the perfect size - it was large enough that you could have dancing with music, but there was also space for people to sit and chat if they wanted. I was a little worried about the music being too loud, since we were in a restaurant, but the staff kept encouraging us to turn it up if we wanted. Overall, it was a wonderful venue, with good food, really good prices, and an amazing staff.
My husband and I couldn't have been happier with our reception at Maggiano's in the Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights area!!!! Working with Dawn was easy and wonderful--she is always available and extremely reliable. The food was DELICIOUS and plentiful, there was no cake-cutting fee, and the staff is incredibly kind and thoughtful. We had 168 guests with plenty of dancing space. The ballroom is beautiful and has huge chandeliers, which makes the space look very pretty even if you don't have many decorations. Maggiano's is very open and cooperative when it comes to working with your other vendors. We mainly chose this venue for its delicious food, the price, and ease (we didn't want to have to deal with a separate caterer and renting tables, chairs, utensils, etc.), but the reception turned out to be better than we could have ever expected. We still have family and friends calling to say they enjoyed our reception very much. I DEFINITELY recommend Maggiano's for your wedding and/or reception. It's probably one of the best deals in the DC area!!!
Maggianos was an amazing venue for our wedding reception. It was so nice having a set price for the food/alcohol and being able to get all of that taken care of before the big day. The price was quite reasonable considering how much was included - from hearing friends' experiences with separate venue/catering contracts, having only one person to touch base with about linens, table set-up, room decor, bartending, and food was awesome.
The banquet representative we were assigned, Dawn, was incredibly helpful. She helped us figure out a timeline for dropping of decorations, made sure we got the maximum amount of food for what we were paying, and answered all of my nagging questions with considerable patience. There was a slight snafu the day of with timing (the previous event ended late), but our day-of rep was really nice about making sure everything else went smoothly. I would happily choose Maggiano's Chevy Chase again. (Also, the food was awesome and plentiful. Our local guests went home with enough leftovers to last a...
We had our Wedding at Maggiano's: Little Italy, in the ballroom upstairs. This venue was absolutely beautiful! one of the main things that drew me to this location was the price. When i compared all the area's around, including a venue, caterer, table's, linen's, place settings, Maggiano's not only had the best price, but it was a huge huge relief not having to worry about how many forks were at every table, because they simply did it for us :)
The venue was absolutely gorgeous, i'm pretty sure people thought we were rich :) the only thing was coordinating with my wedding coordinator was a bit abrupt at times, Jackie came across as "short" in a few email exchanges. In the end, however - it was completely worth it! I would do it again :)
I could not have been more happy having my reception at Maggianos, the place is so elegant, the food is delicious and you can't beat all that is included for that price in the DC Metro area!
They have several banquet areas and they have events every night so they are truly pros at making things run smoothly.
The only problem is that the person in charge of special events changed TWICE after we signed a contract- that is more than I little unnerving for a bride who already went over all the details in length with the previous person and a month before the wedding has to deal with a brand new person. She handled everything AMAZINGLY, however I just found out SHE is no longer there anymore- I'm not sure why they have such a high turnover rate...
I couldn't be happier with our choice of Maggiano's for the reception. Having it at a restuarant simpliefied the wedding process immensely. Everthing was all in one location. We were on a budget so we chose a lunch packages but they never pressured us to try to do more than what we were doing. They were super helpful in making sure everything worked out and it did. The food was great, the ballroom was so elegant, and we all had a wonderful time. I wish I had another big party to throw there again in the future!
Great rehearsal dinner selection! We had a small rehearsal dinner of about 25 people, and were able to select a quiet, intimate space that accommodated us perfectly! They provided us with a private bartender, and the food was served family style. The food was delicious, and we can’t wait to go back sometime. The prices were reasonable, and the service great. They even worked with us to make validated parking for our guests a simple process. I wasn’t able to get down to the restaurant ahead of time to pick up parking tickets, so I created something on my own and e-mailed it to the restaurant, and our guests were able to use that for quick, free parking.
For more information contact:
Lisa Clark or Cindy Mercado
(ph) (202) 966-5500
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