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A trio of high-end hotels debut newly renovated spaces tailor-made for memorable wedding celebrations. 


The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, Va.

Planning a big wedding? The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner boasts the largest ballroom in Northern Virginia—and the 14,000-square-foot space recently underwent a renovation that’s swathed it in sophisticated neutrals. Walls are paneled in cream silk and anchor subtle brushed-silver light sconces, while the room’s massive chandelier was “deshrouded” down to its essential crystalline elements. You can rent out the entire space, which fits up to 1,000 guests, or reserve one of three sections. Best of all: The hotel’s event staff is able to create a lovely ethereal vibe by crisscrossing lit votive candles (on wires) above you and your guests. 

Washington, D.C.
2401 M St. NW

The elegant Fairmont Washington, D.C. hotel recently underwent a $27 million renovation that included the conversion of an amphitheater into a chic intimate-feeling venue perfect for small to midsize weddings. The 2,900-square-foot Kennedy Ballroom, which is adjacent to the hotel’s Grand Ballroom and fits up to 300 guests, is a bright, airy space outfitted with high-tech audio-visual equipment and a neutral-toned decor full of possibilities.


Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle 
1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW

One of the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group’s most centrally located DC hotels, the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle recently renovated a small dining room—dubbed the Ellington Room after local jazz legend Duke Ellington—in glamorous art deco-inspired style. The intimate space is perfect for elegant dinner-party weddings and engagement soirees, catered by superstar chef Michael Schlow’s in-house restaurant, The Riggsby.