Looking For Washington DC Wedding Venues? Here Are 25 Of Them!

Does anything speak to architecture and history more than a Washington DC wedding? At the very least, it should be easy for East Coast family and friends to drive or fly into this location. Keep reading to learn 25 of the best wedding venues in and around the capital.

1) Four Seasons Hotel

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Want a cosmopolitan and chic experience mixed with grandeur and elegance? Enjoy everything from sky-lit venues to private terraces to sprawling lawns to sun-filled settings.

website (cost, rates, availability): https://www.fourseasons.com/
phone: (202) 342-0444

3) The City Club of Washington

This is a private and upscale club dating back to 1987 is the midst of the theater and business district. Social activities, five-star menus, and entertainment are the order of the day in this opulent space.

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website (cost, rates, availability): http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-City-Club-of-Washington
address: 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
phone: (202) 347-0818

2) Dumbarton House

This 1.25-acre space features eye-popping gardens and grounds great for an outdoor wedding. Dating back to the 1800s, it’s a great example of Federal-period architecture, replete with impressive decorative art. It’s a five-star member of the Wedding Style directory.

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3) The City Club of Washington

This is a private and upscale club dating back to 1987 is the midst of the theater and business district. Social activities, five-star menus, and entertainment are the order of the day in this opulent space.

website (cost, rates, availability): http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-City-Club-of-Washington
address: 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
phone: (202) 347-0818

4) The Hamilton

Host any kind of wedding reception you want in the three different event spaces of this exquisite venue. Cutting-edge green technology is great for live entertainment, or enjoy the stunning murals painted by Kevin Paulsen.

5) The Hay-Adams

There might not be another spot as classic and timeless as this historic location. Italian Renaissance architecture supports the upscale interior featuring both Elizabeth and Tudor motifs. This location has tremendous views of the White House itself.

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website (cost, rates, availability): https://www.hayadams.com/
phone: (202) 638-6600

6) Josephine Butler Parks Center

This is an amazing Renaissance-revival-style mansion of 18,000 square feet overlooking the Meridian Hill Park. It was actually originally the estate dedicated to the Hungarian Embassy. Now, it is the home of the Embassy of the Earth.

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website (cost, rates, availability): https://www.washingtonparks.net/

7) Kimpton Donovan Hotel

This hotel sits on Thomas Circle, a premium area full of shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries along with easy access to the Metro. Subtle yet sophisticated, the hotel size and amenities support extravagant weddings with many guests.

8) Saint Francis Hall

A stunning and classic DC wedding venue right in the heart of the District. Located in the Brookland neighborhood St. Francis Hall weddings can have catholic stylings or even outdoor Italian styling.

There are just so many beautiful spots at this venue for wedding photos. From the courtyard with the tall pillars and archways to the main hall with sky-high ceilings and iconic red stage drapes.

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See photos on my full blog post w/ Adam and Sara’s wedding!

address: 1340 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC 20017

website (cost, rates, and availability): https://www.stfrancishall.com/about

phone: (703) 777-2797

9) Kipton Mason and Rook Hotel

Looking for a thrilling and polished wedding without having to work too hard coming up with it? As many as 100 guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor spaces alike with delectable catering in these dapper digs downtown.

10) Long View Gallery

This is an industrial chic art museum featuring contemporary fine art from artists both established and emerging. A modern venue with several unique spaces, you can use over 8,000 square feet to create a modern and unique wedding experience.

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website (cost, rates, availability): https://www.longviewgallerydc.com
phone: (202) 232-4788

11) Lincoln Restaurant

Sitting in the heart of the capital, this venue has an iconic and historic vibe infused with sleek modernism. Maggie O’Neill is a renowned hometown artist who designed this architectural space, infusing Abraham Lincoln into every facet of this place.

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12) The Loft at 600

Albert Goehner constructed this architectural gem back in 1909, but 2012 renovations helped to weave in contemporary amenities so that as many as 120 guests can enjoy new and old among the Italian Renaissance revival design in downtown.

13) The Mansion on O Street

This might just be the undiscovered diamond in the rough of wedding venues, as they have themed rooms which couples can use to pretend a destination wedding without actually having to leave the country. Complimentary wedding coordinators are always a huge plus, as is the world-class cuisine.

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14) Meridian House

John Russell Pope constructed the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art, the Jefferson Memorial, and also the Meridian House, making it an architectural highlight in a city full of marvelous buildings, monuments, and places. Enjoy the surrounding wonder of the historic gardens.

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website (cost, rates, availability): http://www.meridian.org

15) Odyssey Cruises

Want something different than everything else? Take 50 to 500 guests on the glass-enclosed Odyssey in European style. Get married under the historic bridges which arch over the Potamac River.

16) Old Ebbitt Grill

This iconic location dates back to 1856, close to both the White House and downtown museums. It was a favorite place to eat for four presidents, and continues to be a locally loved spot. The opulent environment can accommodate from as few as 25 to as many as 700 guests.

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17) Omni Shoreham Hotel

Three different ballrooms and a single outdoor venue are plenty of room for sophisticated weddings where it’s rumored John and Jackie Kennedy started their courtship.

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18) Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy an ideal balance of comfort and sophistication in a historic venue that to this day stays true to genuine architecture of the 1920s while still working in modern amenities. Just moments away from Union Station and the Capitol, this location has three different wedding packages plus customized options.

19) The Ritz Carlton

They have an Urban Garden in the very heart of Georgetown, ideal for outdoor weddings for small groups. Or head indoors to the elegant Fahrenheit Ballroom.

20) Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Hold a wedding of any magnitude in this location near the middle of downtown. Multiple signature spaces offer tremendous views of Pennsylvania Avenue, while the interior spaces mix modern design and sophistication in this iconic structure.

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21) Sequoia Restaurant DC

This beautiful restaurant sits peacefully on the banks of the Potomac, where your wedding can be as picturesque as it is tranquil, thanks to glass windows running floor up to ceiling, offering views of both the Roosevelt Island and Bridge, as well as the Key Bridge, the Kennedy Center, and Virginia Skyline.

22) Studio 52

Founders Drew and Chelsea designed this industrial-chic space with handpicked elements for a cozy and intimate setting. Balancing modern vibes with just enough warmth, this locale even has an on-site photo booth where guests can have some silly fun.

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23) Tabard Inn

This gorgeous 19th-century townhome offers intimacy and elegance for a charming ceremony and a bit of pastoral flair. Ceremonies and receptions can be held indoor or out with room for dining and dancing for up to 100 guests.

24) Top of the Town

This upscale space is just outside of the DC and yet has unparalleled panoramic views of the capital, notable monuments, and the Potomac River. Up to 180 guests can enjoy exquisite style and comfort in a hilltop penthouse.

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website (cost, rates, availability): http://www.topofthetown.com
phone: (703) 387-8696

25) Toolbox

This is a boutique-style space at the center of Dupont Circle with brick and wood interior decor and abstract art. It’s ideal for 130 up to 250 guests and can be fitted into many styles.

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26) The Whittemore House

DC has many historic mansions, and also many elegant ones, but few compete with this place. Harvey Page, an iconic architect, originally built it as a private home for an opera singer who was a descendant of John Adams. Enjoy a stately wedding among historic artwork.

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