Lindsay, another ASOE Consultant, and I had the pleasure of previewing the newly renovated Marriott Fairview Park Hotel yesterday. This lovely hotel, nestled amidst beautiful groves of trees, is a hidden gem just off the beltway ... literally! So easy to access, this hotel is a wonderful venue for a wedding reception ~ our hostess was Kelly Fordey, the Catering Sales Executive for the Fairview Park Marriott. Kelly's warm personality and her expertise will set any bride at ease! (During our chat, Lindsay and Kelly discovered that they are both Virginia Tech Hokie's, graduating a year apart! Go Hokies!)
The hotel has wonderful floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the ballroom area, allowing natural light to fill the cocktail reception areas ~ outdoor patios are also available, surrounded by lush greenery. Beautiful ballrooms with showcase table lighting (not many hotels have this extra lighting, which is a real perk for this facility) are also available for parties hosting 80 - 300 people. Bridal couples should also consider at least one hospitality suite, especially if there are a lot of out-of-town guests ~ they are a wonderful place for people to gather, and also for the bridal party to do pre-ceremony hair & make-up and dress.
The Fairview Park Marriott has many beautiful photography spots, too, which is an important consideration when choosing a venue. Beautiful landscaping and the salmon river run fountain just made me want to crack open a book and wile away the afternoon!
Thanks, Kelly, for your hospitality ~