Where & When Bridal

These two-birds/one-stone events allow you to knock out some wedding-planning duties while also scoping out potential venues for receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers, or the ceremony.

Thursday, June 25: Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax Menu Tasting and Open House
The Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax (3950 Fair Ridge Dr.; 703-385-7774) will open its ballroom and guest rooms for tours, and it’ll have samples from its menu. The hotel’s executive chef, Ed Martinez, and banquet manager, Julio Lemus, will be on hand. Free; call the hotel to RSVP. 6:30 to 8 PM.

Sunday, June 28: The Intown Uptown Inn “Finding Your Bridal Beauty From WithInn” Event
Experts will be on hand to dispense cost-saving tips on everything from skin care to fitness at the Intown Uptown Inn (4907 14th St., NW; 202-541-9400). Guests can also tour the cozy bed-and-breakfast, a great spot for bridal showers, weddings, and receptions. Free; e-mail to RSVP. 2 to 5 PM.
Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club Bridal Show
Tour the vast grounds of the Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club (6901 Arthur Hills Dr., Gainesville; 703-743-1000), a picturesque spot for a wedding, while meeting with wedding vendors to learn more about their services. Free. 11 to 3.

Ongoing: Rizik’s Bridal Sample Sale
From now through mid-July, Rizik’s (1100 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-223-4050) is selling sample gowns from Christos, Rivini, Adele Wechsler, Lazaro, Liancarlo, Peter Langner, and other designers at up to 75 percent off. Select veils and accessories will also be on sale. Free with appointment; call the store or e-mail