Reception Halls Washington DC

Reception Halls in Washington, DC a great place to host a party, banquet, wedding reception, anniversary, bridal and baby showers, birthdays, graduations, rallies, shows, bingos, bazaars, and fundraisers. They are large rooms designed to hold large gatherings of people and can typically be equipped with seating, a stage, music, and food. Popular places for reception halls are hotels, restaurants, clubs, pubs, and resorts. Please scroll down to find listings for local wedding reception locations in your area.

Holiday Inn Crystal City Arlington
(703) 310-8980
2650 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA
Years in Business
2
Awards
Wedding Wire Rated ~ 2010

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Crowne Plaza Crystal City Arlington
(703) 310-8980
1480 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA
Years in Business
2
Awards
Wedding Wire Rated ~ 2009 & 2010, Bride's Choice Award 2010, # 1 Crowne Plaza in North and South America based on Guest Satisfaction Scores

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Audubon Naturalist Society at Woodend Sanctuary
(301) 652-9188
8940 Jones Mill Rd. Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase, MD
Cost
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Alfio's La Trattoria - La Bella Vista
(301) 657-9133
4515 Willard Avenue Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase, MD
Cost
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Celebrations at the Villa
(301) 572-7744
4060 Powder Mill Road Calverton
College Park, MD
Cost
$$$

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The Westin Arlington Gateway
(703) 537-4245
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA
Years in Business
5
Membership Associations
International Special Event Society (ISES)
Awards
Hospitality STAR Award from the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, 3-star AAA rating, 4-diamond Mobil Travel rating, Expedia Insiders' Select 2010

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St. George Ballroom & Conference Center
202-723-5335 ext. 3
4335 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC

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Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ships
(703) 683-6076
Zero Prince St
Alexandria, VA

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Crowne Plaza Washington DC Silver Spring
(301) 563-3720
8777 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

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Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
(301) 664-7324
8120 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD

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Do It Yourself Wedding Receptions That Fit In Your Budget

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Affordable, Elegant Wedding Receptions

A Backyard Wedding Reception - Elegant & affordable
Even a backyard reception can be
elegant and very affordable.

Amazing wedding receptions don't have to cost a fortune.

Many families are on tight budgets these days, limiting the parents' ability to contribute financially. Much of the burden of wedding expenses lands on young couples who are just starting out in life and on limited budgets themselves.

Location, Location

When planning an affordable wedding reception , location is key. Depending on how many people are invited, you may need a sizable place to have the reception. Weather permitting, your wedding reception could be held in someone's back yard or at a local park.

My own wedding ceremony and reception were held at a local park in a specially reserved area (including gazebo) that cost only about $60 for the entire day. My mother and I recently hosted a wedding reception for my sister in our mobile home park's club house. A $150 deposit was required, but the deposit was returned after we cleaned up and left the club house the way we found it. We had full access to a fully equipped kitchen, sitting area, tables, chairs, and restrooms for an entire day. Everything we needed was right there and didn't cost us a dime.

Many developments and neighborhoods have community centers that, with the right decorations, are perfect for gala receptions. One bride covered ugly walls with rolls of plastic table cloth drapery that matched the wedding colors and made the hall look amazing!

 

Decorations

Decorations that can be used after the reception is over more than pay for themselves.

For my sister's reception we created beautiful centerpieces for the tables by buying some glass Pyrex cereal bowls ($1 each at a local outlet mall) and placing green glass marbles from the craft store in the bottom of each.

We then filled the bowls half way with water and placed a white rose-shaped floating candle in each. These attractive centerpieces were very easy to assemble in just a minute or two and in addition to lending their candlelight to the room made a wonderful inexpensive gift for the bride and groom—a complete set of matching cereal bowls!

Food

Food also doesn't have to require too much effort or added expense. My own wedding reception was a pot luck luncheon . My mother provided the sandwich rolls, sliced meat and cheeses, and condiments, and close friends and family members were asked to bring side dishes and salads. My husband's aunt made the most beautiful multi-tiered wedding cake for us. Our expense was minimal and no one went away hungry!

Most dollar stores carry catering trays and the heating stands with sterno. Think about what was served at the weddings you attended and pick quick make ahead freezer foods . On the day of the reception, take the food out to thaw and bring it to the hall. Set up the sternos and heat up your home cooked selectio...

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