When you first drive up to the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, it’s hard to decide where to look first. The towering and stunning country club? The rolling golf courses? The meticulous landscaping? Regardless, the Army Navy Country Club (ANCC) sure knows how to make a first impression. If you’re looking for a “home” for your elegant wedding, then an Army Navy Country Club wedding is sure to be ideal for you and your vision.
The ANCC was established in 1924. It has a history rich in military and political tradition. The ANCC currently has locations in both Arlington and Fairfax. While both venues are note-worthy, today we’ll primarily be talking about the Arlington location. This country club is located less than 5 miles from downtown Washington DC. With its gated and private location, the ANCC contains all the benefits of a downtown wedding, with the privacy and tranquility of a country wedding. There are acres upon acres of rolling forested hills, that are adorned with championship-winning golf courses. Members of the ANCC, and their guests, have access to beautiful tennis courts, a pristine pool, and other amenities. While there are a variety of dining options, as far as an Army Navy Country Club wedding is concerned, their award-winning catering team is a shining star and definitely something to consider!
It is no secret that the quality of your food and drinks can greatly contribute to your guests’ experience at your wedding! That is one of the many worries that you can brush off your shoulders when working with the famous catering team at the ANCC. Your Army Navy Country Club wedding guests are bound to have delicious food and a memorable experience. The catering/venue coordinator is included in your venue booking. They will work closely with you and your planner to make the catering planning experience a breeze. In addition, the catering staff is frequently noted as being “professional,” “fantastic,” and “accommodating.” While the catering is certainly a notable and important factor when it comes to having a wedding at the ANCC – let’s not forget to talk about their incredible ballroom!
The ballroom inside of the ANCC is a sight to behold. Floor-to-ceiling windows that let in a plethora of natural light. The space truly feels like something out of a fairy tale! Glittering chandeliers dot the ceiling, and classic artwork lines the walls. Even though the space can hold enough tables for a generous-sized wedding, there remains ample room in the center of the room for a dance floor. Without florals, candles, and other decorations, the space is still incredible. However, once you work with your designer, planner, and florist to make the space truly yours – your wedding will become a piece of personalized and unique art. A vision that you, your family, and your guests will remember for a long time.
Whether it’s for cocktail hour, or as an overflow of your reception space, the airy rooftop terrace at the ANCC deserves to be mentioned! An all-white space that encircles that country club, the rooftop terrace provides your guests with ample and magnificent views of Downtown DC. It also contains a covered space that can be used as a shady ceremony location, or an outdoor option in the case of rain. Finally, this clean and elegant space makes for a perfect spot for a first-look, or other couple’s portraits!
Finally, I want to mention the beautiful grounds. The meticulously landscaped property offers plenty of opportunities for your Army Navy Country Club wedding photos. It offers shady trees, blooming flowers, paved pathways, and even the building itself acts as a great backdrop.
If you’re looking for an elegant venue that allows you to bring in your own planner and offers delicious food, incredible views, plenty of “photo-worthy” locations on the property, and a fantastic experience, then an Army Navy Country Club wedding in Arlington, VA is likely a perfect location for you! Let your wedding become an integral thread in the rich and beautiful tapestry that is the ANCC’s history.
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(Please note that to host a wedding at the ANCC, you must either be a member yourself, or “sponsored” by a current member.)