Provided by The Residence Inn by Marriott Fair Lakes, Fairfax | Photos by Butterfly Photography
Nestled in a quiet, residential area between I-66 and U.S. 50, The Inn by Marriott Fair Lakes, Fairfax comes as a delightful surprise to all who stumble upon it. If you live or travel in Northern Virginia, it is possible you have driven by this hotel countless times and did not even know it was there! This all-suite property built in 1997 has been a favorite for travelers for many years. After recently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, it has a new secret to share!
Two years ago, the hotel owners and management company approached General Manager Hannah Adlam seeking an alternative option to the high cost, rarely used outdoor pool that occupied a focal point at the center of the property. With her British heritage and fondness for the traditional English gardens, combined with her past wedding industry experience here in Northern Virginia, Caribbean resorts and full service hotels in Europe, Hannah had only one vision. She wanted to create a beautiful intimate garden specifically designed for weddings and events, with cost effective packages that would take the stress and guesswork out of couples’ wedding day planning.
Simple, beautiful and cost effective.
That vision became a reality in 2019 and construction began in November. Now the re-imagination is complete! A beautiful private outdoor event space; enlarged indoor event space; beautifully updated guest suites; expanded gym and lobby and an elevated outdoor patio complete with a fire pit, BBQ grill, patio heaters and lighting. The Residence Inn by Marriott Fair Lakes, Fairfax has something to offer everyone.
Despite our world changing so rapidly over the last several months due to COVID, one thing is certain – love will always endure and couples will always get married! Trends will now likely move towards smaller, more intimate celebrations – and the Residence Inn by Marriott Fair Lakes is the perfect location. Ideally suited for smaller events of between 50-80 guests, this new venue has come into the market just in time for many couples looking for convenience. It’s an effortless and cost-effective place for themselves and out of town guests to celebrate a special occasion. Whether a wedding, family reunion or birthday party, the hotel has collaborated with many award-winning wedding professionals in Northern Virginia to provide everything you need and more. One of the few hotel venues that give couples the flexibility of choosing outside full service caterers for their event, this property can offer the basics of space only rental to a full package including photography, design consultation and more.
- Equipment Rentals: Sammy’s Rentals Inc
- Design and Decor: Exceptional Events by Elisa
- Dress Designer: Cathy Ebrada Atelier
- Cake Designer: Cakes by Happy Eatery
- Floral Designer: I Do Weddings With Love
- Photographer: Butterfly Photography
- Caterer: Zesty Gourmet
- Officiant: A Passionate Life