Washington, DC is one of the nation’s most spectacular cities, and its rich history, thriving cultural climate, and appreciation for the finer things in life make it an amazing place to host an unforgettable wedding. Not sure where to start? I’ve put together a list of some of the most incredible Washington DC Wedding Venues for you to check out. Take a look!
If you are looking for sleek, city sophistication, you can find it at Highpoint at 1333. This stunning rooftop venue boasts spectacular views of the DC Monuments, Georgetown, and the National Cathedral. Your wedding can flow from indoors to outdoors with an open-air deck high atop the city skyline that transitions into a beautiful covered space that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Plus, you have full flexibility with all of your vendors, so you can totally customize your wedding to be exactly the way you want it to be.
Looking for a venue to incorporate the beauty of Washington DC’s remarkable landmarks? On the sixth floor of the American Pharmacists Association Building is the Potomac View Terrace. This amazing open-air event space with a 3,600-square-foot seasonal enclosure. You and up to 350 guests can celebrate while taking in breathtaking views of the US Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the Potomac River, and so much more. It’s a beautiful location for an evening of dancing, fine dining, and celebrating your love!
If you’ve always dreamed of an elegant ballroom wedding with elegance, style, and contemporary sophistication, the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC, may be the perfect match for you. Their large ballroom spaces are perfect for transforming into your perfect ceremony or reception space, with beautiful lighting, a neutral color palette, and room for up to 700 of your favorite people. The urban Courtyard is a lush oasis in the middle of the city with vibrant greenery, and the Colonnade is a beautiful indoor space that overlooks the Courtyard for an elegant indoor aesthetic with those outdoor garden vibes. If you’ve dreamt of it, it can be done at Fairmont!
The St. Regis Washington DC is the epitome of timeless class, effortless elegance, and indulgent luxury. As one of the finest hotel wedding venues in DC, they offer indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate your needs. The Astor Ballroom is their largest venue, with space to accommodate up to 170 guests. The Palladian windows and crystal chandeliers set the tone for an epically elegant wedding. The outdoor Astor Terrace can be used for ceremonies or receptions of up to 200 guests and is tented in the winter. Finally, their unparalleled service, walking distance to monuments and museums of the National Mall, and history of hosting international dignitaries and celebrities have cemented it as one of DC’s own treasures.
If you love history and are on the hunt for a secluded garden venue, Tudor Place may be the perfect spot for your wedding. Six generations of Martha Washington’s descendants called Tudor Place home from 1805 to 1983. It sits on five and a half acres in the heart of historic Georgetown. Today, it’s a museum that offers space for intimate weddings of up to 70 people. You can choose to incorporate a number of their spaces. This includes The Bowling Green, which gives secret garden vibes amidst magnolias, the more casual East Lawn with historic trees, or the South Lawn, whose millennial Tulip Poplar Tree makes a perfect background for exchanging your vows.
There are so many unique ways to take advantage of all of the stately charm and elegance of Dumbarton House! The house itself was built in the early 1800s and has plenty of historic architectural detailing and features that will help to make your event effortlessly beautiful. Host ceremonies and receptions indoors, or exchange vows and entertain your guests for a reception amidst one of their incredibly landscaped gardens. In addition, their property is consistently voted one of the best event spaces in Washington DC. It has even been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and Eco-Beautiful Weddings!
The Meridian House was built by renowned architect John Russel Pope. He also designed the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Archives. Surrounded by beautiful historic gardens, it’s one of the finest examples of French urban architecture in America. Indoors, The Meridian House is adorned with ornate detailing that will transport you and your guests back to another era, and the romantic gardens are a sublime space to celebrate your new marriage with glowing string lights overhead and the spectacular house in the background. As it exudes historic charm and chic elegance in every way, it’s the perfect place for a truly elegant event.
President Lincoln’s Cottage is a historic museum and event space perfect for memorable and meaningful weddings. Full of beauty and incredible American history – Abraham Lincoln made the decision to create and issue the Emancipation Proclamation while residing in this very cottage! The gorgeous home has intricate woodwork, stately marble fireplaces, and expansive lawns with impressive trees. You can exchange vows on the South Lawn in a picturesque outdoor ceremony before your guests head indoors to enjoy cocktails. Afterward, take the party back outside for a tented celebration! Full of romance and unique touches that make your wedding uniquely yours!
The Hay-Adams has been known for its legacy of service and excellence since it first opened back in the 1920s. Its incredible location overlooks the White House and features a variety of elegant event spaces. They can accommodate up to 250 guests. Whether you are planning something intimate and chic or grand and luxurious, The Hay-Adams will deliver. Top of the Hay-Adams features panoramic views, including an unmatched view of the White House. Making it a premier rooftop option for DC weddings with French doors and trellis-like lattices. Or host in The Concorde Room with Belle Époque styling. In addition, the Hay-Adams Room sports rich woodwork and a warm, cozy atmosphere. True luxury lies at The Hay-Adams!
What began 110 years ago as a historic church has now been transformed into a completely unique and sophisticated hotel with a variety of spaces to host your dream wedding. The rooftop has panoramic views of the city – perfect for a sunset ceremony – and the LINE DC’s stained-glass-studded Mezzanine makes for some pretty incredible backdrops on your big day. They have so many unique venues to accommodate all of your needs and imagination for your wedding. Additionally, their chic style is perfect for couples looking for something grand with a balance of historic and modern.
I hope that something on this list of Washington DC Wedding Venues to consider has popped out at you and maybe even inspired you to set up an in-person tour!
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