The Venue

Marriott Crystal Gateway

Marriott Crystal Gateway Logo

"Crystal Gateway Marriott is only one mile from Reagan National Airport (DCA), two miles to Washington, DC and directly connected to the Crystal City Metro station providing the perfect home base for your visit to the Washington, D.C. area. Ideally located in Arlington, VA, our hotel is steps to the exciting new National Landing development and Pentagon City; as well as a quick and convenient Metro ride to downtown Washington D.C. and Old Town Alexandria. Stylishly refreshed hotel accommodations showcase deluxe bedding, Smart TVs, walk-in showers and city views. Workout in our expansive fitness center before dining at 15th & Eads, our restaurant featuring fresh, local ingredients. Those planning a reunion or wedding in Crystal City will be dazzled by our transformed Arlington Ballroom, which can seat up to 2,100 guests; our event planners have experience organizing everything from small gatherings to joyful weddings. Whatever brings you to Arlington, we know you're going to love your stay at our hotel. "

-Marriott Crystal Gateway Website

Reserve Hotel

There is a block reservation for the nights of 3-4 and 4-5 March 2023 for discounted rate of $129/night at the Crystal Gateway Marriot.  

Call Marriott reservations at 1-800-393-3680 and identify yourself as part of the Seabee Ball 2023 by 10 February in order to reserve one of the rooms.

Getting Here

We recommend taking a DC Metro for this event due to the proximity of the metro station from Marriott hotel. 


Please take the blue or yellow line to Crystal City station in Arlington, VA. The hotel will be on the west side of the station across the highway.


The parking garage will be available at the Crystal Gateway Marriott for a discounted rate of $20 in the evening of the ball and $25 for overnight guests per car. Valet parking is also available for $51. 


Bus number 10A and 599 will take you close to the hotel.

Dinner Menu


Farmers Market Salad

Watercress, Arugula and Romaine, Sun-Dried Cranberries, Apricots, Candied Pecans, Gorgonzola Cheese, Maple Pear Dressing

(No Cheese/No Pecan Option Available Per Request)


Filet and Red Snapper

Filet with Red Wine Demi-Glace and Pan Fried Crispy Red Snapper with Citrus Burre Blanc

Filet and Tilapia

Filet with Cabernet Sauce and Tilapia with Cucumber Tomato Relish and Citrus Butter Sauce

Sirloin and Chicken Paillard

Grilled Sirloin Cippolini with Merlot Demi and Tomato Onion Relish with Herb Sauce

Sirloin and Salmon Duet

Grilled Sirloin Cippolini with Merlot Demi and Seared Salmon in a Citrus-Herb Sauce

Vegetarian Option:

Vegetable and Cous Cous Wellington

Pearl Cous Cous, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Eggplant, Red Peppers, Sautéed Shitake Mushrooms baked in Pastry


Chocolate Marble Cheesecake

Light and Dark Chocolates Swirled in a Classic Cheesecake

Drink Menu

Water, tea, coffee, and bottles of wines will be provided at each table. 

Additional drinks can be purchased at the cash bar. We strongly encourage bringing cash for the bar to prevent delay.

Premium Wine ($12)

Freixenet Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine

J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay Beringer

White Zinfandel

Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon

Well Cocktail ($14)

Grey Goose Bacardi Superior

Captain Morgan Original Spiced

Bombay Sapphire

Johnnie Walker Black Label

Knob Creek

Jack Daniel's

Crown Royal

Patrón Silver

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

Domestic Beer ($7)

Budweiser Miller Lite

Samuel Adams Boston Lager Loose


Truly Hard Seltzer

O'Doul's (Non-Alcoholic)

Imported Beer ($8)

Corona Extra Heineken

Assorted Pepsi Product ($5)

Bottled Spring/Sparkling Water ($5)