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The Westin Arlington Gateway

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About The Westin Arlington Gateway

Based in Arlington, Virginia, the Westin Arlington Gateway is a full-service hotel and modern wedding venue located just outside the nation’s capital. This sophisticated hotel is in the heart of Arlington’s vibrant Ballston neighborhood, steps away from shops and restaurants. You can host your elegant wedding ceremony and reception here and any of your other wedding events such as the rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or bridal shower. They also welcome elopements! The ballroom includes natural palettes and a warm ambiance where you can transform the space to fit your wedding vision and style.

Facility and Capacity
The Westin Arlington Gateway can accommodate up to 400 people in their spaces. The Ernest Hemingway Salon is ideal for a smaller, more intimate wedding, while the F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom can host a larger reception. The ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful lighting, sustainable florals, and soft colors. You also have access to a outdoor terrace and courtyard for photographs or hosting your cocktail hour where you are surrounded by scenic views of the city. You will have the opportunity to prepare at the hotel before the big day in one of the get-ready rooms. Even with the city location, the hotel offers parking and valet, and is wheelchair accessible.

Services Offered
The Westin offers all-inclusive and customized wedding packages along with an experienced wedding specialist who can work closely with you to accommodate special requirements for receptions, menus, and ceremonies. The wedding specialist offers design suggestions with centerpieces, decor, and drapery the hotel has available. The culinary team will create customized menus and fine-dining dishes to fit the wedding style and requests. You will have the opportunity to taste the dishes before selecting the final choices for buffets, French service meals, plated dinners, stations, cocktail receptions, and with hors d’oeuvres. Bartenders will be on-hand to serve a choice of beer, wine, and liquor selections, along with specialty and signature drinks. You can host an open, limited, or cash bar for your guests. On the day of the wedding, staff members will set up the space just as you envisioned and clean it up once the event is over. They also provide the following items:

  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • Tables
  • Linens
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Audio equipment
  • Lighting
  • Furniture
  • Dance floor

The hotel offers modern guest rooms and suites filled with comfort and amenities. You will also receive a complimentary wedding night suite.

4.7 out of 5.0

21 Reviews for The Westin Arlington Gateway

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21 The Westin Arlington Gateway Reviews


Married on 06/13/2015

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

The Westin at Arlington Gateway (WAG) was the ideal venue for our wedding! The staff at the WAG was spectacular and took great care in every detail of the wedding. Mitchell Bierbaum was extremely ... Read more responsive, flexible and understanding as we were planning this wedding from California. Mitchell and his staff went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding was an experience that we would never forget. The location of the WAG provides ideal choices for entertainment, food, etc. We are extremely glad that we chose to have our wedding at the WAG! We highly recommend the Westin Arlington Gateway to other people!

Charlotte King

Getting married on 02/05/2021

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Professional service, personal care.

Michelle Kerkeslager and her team were easy to work with, responsive to my requests and provided helpful suggestions to make my daughter's post wedding brunch an elegant, well-organized event. ... Read more Michelle provided professional service in an empathetic manner.

Liz Grenfell

Married on 09/29/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Highly recommend this property for hotel blocks!!!

We recently worked with this hotel for a rooming block for our wedding, and we (the bride and groom) stayed in two of the suites here during our wedding weekend and utilized them for getting ready ... Read more with our wedding party. I cannot say enough good things about our experience! From start to finish the Westin was fair, accommodating, responsive, helpful and super competitive on price! They went above and beyond to make our wedding block affordable and as easy as possible for our guests to book and for us to manage. During the wedding weekend, they took care of us every step of the way. From comping our parking to sending up champagne and treats for us to come back to on our wedding night, they truly made us feel so special and made our wedding weekend that more enjoyable. In addition to the great customer service, it is a beautiful property. The rooms and suites are updated, spacious and clean and the public areas are great as well. We also utilized Pinzimini, the on site restaurant and bar, a great deal throughout the weekend, and it was perfect for our needs. The food was good, the bar was spacious and great for a crowded and service was great! I would highly recommend this hotel---you will not be disappointed!

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