We may be a bit biased, but the Washington DC area hosts some of the best weddings. The Holiday Inn Express Alexandria-Fort Belvoir has been witness to many. Our 1,200 square foot ballroom provides sophisticated space for elegant wedding receptions and our sales team can offer many catering options to make your special day a little easier! Our event team would also love to assist you in making your wedding dreams come true! Your wedding party and out-of-town guests will need a place to stay, and the Holiday Inn Express Alexandria-Fort Belvoir is located a convenient distance from all parts of DC. If you need to reserve your wedding room block be sure to give us a call. From elegant or colonial to rustic or modern, the DC metropolis covers it all. Below we’ve also suggested some beautiful venues that will make your commute from our hotel easy! 1. Belle Haven Country Club (1 mile from the hotel) Enjoy a beautiful view of the Potomac River and Golf Course through floor to ceiling windows. With an extensive menu and seating for 250-300 people, this venue is perfect for a larger crowd. 2. Mount Vernon Inn (5 miles) This unique and charming venue is just footsteps from President Washington’s Mr. Vernon Estate. Open 365 days/year, you won’t be limited when choosing your special date. 3. River Farm (5 miles) Nested in 25 acres of lawn, meadows, and gardens, you’re guaranteed to get a beautifully scenic view. Choose between the formal gardens or the Potomac River as your wedding backdrop. 4. Gunston Hall (15 miles) Set on 550 acres, Gunston Hall is located just far enough for an intimate setting and just close enough to be a convenient destination. Choose your favorite DC eatery and have them cater to the hall. 5. Mount Vernon Country Club (6 miles) Once part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, this country club has branched into its own 125 acres of tall trees and rolling fairways. With 5 different room options- they’ll accommodate any wedding- big or small. 6. Torpedo Factory Art Center (3 miles) As you may have guessed judging by the name, the Topedo Art Center has a unique modern vibe. Guests will love sipping cocktails on the mezzanine floor or outside on the brick patio, followed by a reception surrounded with one of a kind artwork. 7. The Athenaeum (2.5 miles) Known as a memorable site for weddings, this historic building has a beautiful brick exterior that will serve as a great backdrop for your stunning pictures. The interior will impress you with it’s 24-ft high ceilings, vast windows, and intricate woodwork. 8. George Mason Masonic Memorial (3.5 miles) Get the full DC experience at the Grand Masonic Hall. It’s surrounded by beautifully stained glass windows, supported by 8 enormous granite columns, and contains a 17 foot bronze statue of George Washington. 9. The Birchmere (5 miles) The Birchmere is a legendary American music and theatre dinner venue that makes the perfect transformation into a wedding venue. 10. Hollin Hall (3 miles) This colonial revival mansion is famous for its charming weddings. With 4 separate rooms, a modern kitchen, and a formal entry way, Hollin Hall provides you with plenty of options to make your wedding unique. 11. Lloyd House (2.5 miles) Host your special day in the North Parlor Room or outdoor Garden. The Lloyd house is a great setting for intimate ceremonies and receptions 12. Woodlawn Plantation (7 miles) With a variety of outdoor locations, the Woodlawn Plantation allows you to invite 300 guests to enjoy gorgeous garden views.