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The Most Luxurious Indian Wedding Venues in Virginia

Indian weddings are one of the most colorful, rich and celebrated cultural events in any Indian family. The myriad of traditions unique to different regions makes each celebration a uniquely South Asian wedding. To carry on this tradition, Indian couples in the Washington DC metro area are usually on the lookout for bespoke and luxury Indian wedding venues in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.

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Choosing a Wedding Venue in Virginia

But first, what are the things to consider when choosing a venue that’s perfectly right for your Indian wedding?

1) Capacity (size) – Just like with any event, the venue capacity is important. Indian weddings usually last multiple(2-3) days. The number of invited guests and the rooms needed for different ceremonies/rituals at each wedding event can vary, so choosing a venue with the right capacity to accommodate guests is extremely important.
2) Catering – Cultural and multicultural groups love the option to get catering service from their favorite or preferred restaurants or chefs. For this reason, selecting a venue that allows for outside catering or has Indian chefs is highly recommended.
3) Flexibility on load-in and load-out times – It’s important that there is leeway in terms of this because larger Indian weddings with intricate designs may need more days than just the typical 3-4 hours to set up.

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4) Easy and accessible doors and elevators for vendors to load in– It’s important to choose a venue with ease of access because lavish Indian weddings usually require assembly of heavy equipment on site. In some cases, the need for a  horse or elephant to make an entrance during the Baraat calls for such access.
5) Parking for guests – If you have lots of guests driving in as well as staying at the hotel venue, then ample parking space is a non- negotiable.
6) Accommodations – Pick a wedding venue that is near the hotel/s of your choice ( if the venue is not a hotel). Much better if the venue already offers accommodation. Be ready to give room for guests’ preferences.
Indian Wedding Venues in Virginia
7) Proximity to airports– This is also a way of showing that you care about your guests and the quality of their time. If you are unable to secure your dream venue near an airport,  consider providing transportation services to your guests.
8) Time – Cultural weddings tend to start either earlier than normal and end later than usual too. Having a wedding venue that can be flexible with start and end times is ideal.
9) Bar/Beverage – Check if the venue has the option to bring liquor.

Venues for large Indian weddings and other big cultural wedding events

If your dream Indian wedding is a large, luxurious one, the DC area has a lot of options to offer. Depending on the size of your guest list, and your personal taste for the venue’s interiors, check out these highly recommended top Indian wedding venues in DC.

The Bellevue Conference & Event Center

Intercontinental DC – The Wharf

Couples can invite up to 400 guests to share in their big day and experience their ballroom and rooftop locations. 

MGM National Harbor

They offer multi-cultural menus, flexible indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, rehearsal dinner venues, on-site jewelers, and more. Check out their South Asian wedding menu.

Sheraton Tysons Hotel

Their largest space can accommodate up to 1,750 guests. They have customizable reception menus and available cultural wedding options.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Offering an array of catering options, their culinary team is uniquely adept at preparing multi-ethnic cuisines and menus with a modern-day twist.

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Andrew W Mellon Auditorium

The building is designed by San Francisco architect Arthur Brown, Jr., and erected between 1932- 1934. The grandeur of the building’s exterior is matched by its interior. Limestone-finished walls and piers define the space and frame views of the east and west staircases, the lobby, and the breathtaking auditorium beyond. Due to this historic nature of the building, the capacity of the AWMA is limited to 1000 guests. 

Hyatt Regency Reston

Expert setup of dance floors, risers, seating arrangements, ceremony room, and cultural wedding events. They allow you to create your own reception menu, as well. 

Mayflower Hotel DC

Has a maximum space capacity of up to 1,100 guests. They offer a variety of special menus to help craft your perfect package. They can also customize a special wedding package that features all of the food, beverage, and unique details you will want for your magical day.

Mimi Ebichi – The Expert Indian Wedding Planner in DC and Virginia

Mimi Ebichi Indian Wedding Planner in Virginia

If you’re looking for the right team to put together your luxury Indian wedding, contact Mimi Ebichi’s team of wedding specialists in Virginia to make your dream wedding come to life! We have a comprehensive list of wedding vendors who can cater to your personal requests. Contact us here.

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