Hold your wedding at The Woodlands, an elegant event space in the picturesque forests of Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia. The primary room, which holds up to 200 guests, features high ceilings, a striking stone fireplace, and a dance floor framed by windows that overlook the wooded golf course. Accommodate your guests in well-appointed riverfront cottages along the Potomac River. Great Blue Heron provides full on-site catering for any event at The Woodlands.


The Woodlands at Algonkian 



Outdoor Pergola

Woodlands pergola

With plenty of seating to accommodate all your guests and family, the Woodland’s outdoor pergola is a perfect way to hold both your wedding ceremony right on site, with a beautiful wooded backdrop.

The Loudoun Room

Loudoun Ballroom

The ballroom has two stunning features, a two story wall of windows that give view of Algonkian Golf Course, and a floor to ceiling stone wall that is also a working fireplace! The room also come with a built in hard wood dance floor, chivari chairs, and gorgeous stone accents around the room. This spacious reception space can seat up to 200 guests.

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The Woodlands is open during normal office hours. Tours are by appointment only.


The Woodlands
47001 Fairway Drive
Sterling, VA 20165
United States

T 703-450-4655, ext. 102
E thewoodlands@nvrpa.org

Facility and Event Sales Manager:
Laura Fagan

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Hidden Gem in Loudoun County!

The Woodlands checked all of our boxes for a reception venue: 1. Convenient location that was reasonably priced 2. Beautiful outdoor/indoor setting 3. Function space to comfortably accommodate our guests.
Right from the start, Maren Roman and her team were wonderful. She was very responsive to questions. When COVID became an issue, Maren communicated changes to regarding onsite tasting (had to be curbside pickup), limitations to guest capacity (50 %) and onsite safety and santizing procedures in a timely manner. The facility was updated with new neutral paint, new dance floor, and updated bride room in Spring/Summer 2020. Beautiful! The outdoor firepit was perfect to have on for our Fall wedding. The fireplace inside is part of a floor to ceiling stone wall as you enter the ballroom. Gorgeous and cozy in October! The whole staff worked really hard to make sure everything went well. A big thanks to all!

Wedding Wire - 10/27/2020 by Kerry Husk

Beautiful Venue with Excellent Customer Service

Recently, my clients were married at the Woodlands at Algonkian and I am so happy that they selected this venue. Maren and the rest of the staff were extremely professional, accommodating and a joy to work with. The Catering team was amazing as well and the food was incredible and exceeded our expectations. The venue is beautiful and they were well prepared and took the proper precautions to protect my clients and their guests from Covid-19. In a time of a pandemic, it was a relief to work with a venue team that understand our concerns and communicated with us consistently to ensure that everything was addressed and that any pressing questions were answered before the Wedding Day. As an Event Planner, it is imperative
to partner with a venue that is experienced, professional and that puts the client's needs first and the Woodlands did all of that and more. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning on getting married in the DC Area.

Wedding Wire - 10/26/2020 by LOTUS EVENT MANAGEMENT

The perfect location for a VA fall wedding!

I can not recommend this place enough! Maren was absolutely fantastic to work with and the venue itself was just beautiful! Everything from the pre-panning to the catering to the day itself was excellent. If there was a small mistake, Maren was there immediately to fix it herself! You could tell she wanted nothing else than to make sure myself and my husband were having the best possible experience! The venue itself is so beautiful and the atmosphere it provided made our wedding day extremely memorable. (Not to mention the price, compared to other venues in that area, is fantastic!) You will not be disappointed with this venue!

Weddingwire.com review - 01/18/2020 by Alexis F.

Great staff, service, and location!

We had a wonderful wedding here and the staff were awesome and accommodating. Would book again but hope not to have a second wedding!

Weddingwire.com review - 10/27/2019 by Joyce M.

Perfect Spot for our Late Summer Wedding!

Our experience with the Woodlands was amazing. Maren was so thorough and responsive in the planning leading up to our date, and very flexible with our last-minute changes. We had our ceremony off-site, but Maren was accommodating in opening up before we headed to our church rehearsal on Friday so we could drop decor early.

The site itself is gorgeous, recent renovation work outside made the lawn great for cornhole. People were milling around near the firepits and outdoor bistro tables, PERFECT layout for cocktail hour.

The reception hall glass walls overlooking the golf course, made a great backdrop for first dances as the sun set.

Overall, we are very pleased with both the location and the service at the Woodlands! Highly recommend!

Weddingwire.com review - 09/14/2019 by Dana