Outdoor Wedding Venues Washington DC

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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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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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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
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Celebrations at the Villa
(301) 572-7744
4060 Powder Mill Road Calverton
College Park, MD
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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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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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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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Outdoor Weddings: 12 Planning Tips

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The open sky and weddings just go together. Whether public or private, outdoor weddings are great for dramatic settings. But if you place your celebration outside, there are many choices and decisions to make. Here are 12 wedding planning tips for your outdoor wedding ceremony :

1. Choose a "safe" date. If you avoid hurricane and blizzard season, you might keep weather disturbances to a minimum. Maybe.

2. Complement your surroundings, don’t compete with them. The natural beauty of your chosen setting shouldn’t need a lot of embellishment.

3. Take a careful look at how your guests will reach your wedding site. Think about exits. Make sure that guests don’t stumble through darkness as they leave.

4. Assure that your guests will have access to restrooms.

5. Ask your floral designer, caterer and other vendors how much time they’ll need to set up at your site.

6. Factor electrical needs into your plans.

7. Ensure your plans meet local ordinances — get appropriate permits and inspections.

8. Use microphones so your guests don’t have to struggle to hear the wedding ceremony .

9. Protect the food. Ask your caterer to take special precautions to preserve the freshness of the food.

10. Proper lighting is key. If nature can’t or won’t supply what’s necessary, call on an expert.

11. Have your wedding site sprayed for mosquitoes, fleas and gnats two days before the event.

12. During the event, use citronella candles. You might informally supply insect re...

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