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January 14, 2020

Best Wedding Venues in Washington DC

Larz Anderson House

Washington, DC Historic Museum Wedding Venue

Larz Anderson House, also known as The Society of Cincinnati, is a little slice of Paris in Washington, DC. If you think the front entrance is stunning, just wait until you see the gorgeous courtyard! Tucked away in the heart of the city, it has its own reflecting pool, lawn and plenty of architecture. When you realize the reception space also has a grand staircase, it will completely steal your heart!

View Anderson House wedding photos here.

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Potomac View Terrace – American Pharmacist Association

Washington, DC Historic Museum Wedding Venue with a View

Potomac View Terrace boasts some of the very best views in the city. Part of the American Pharmacist Association, this gorgeous venue can be found right along Constitution Avenue. The front steps and a striking doorway set the scene for an unforgettable ceremony. Not to mention, guests will enjoy cocktail hour on the side patio with views of the Lincoln Memorial. And you’ll dance the night away under the stars in the rooftop reception space. Tented, temperature-controlled, and just enough open air for a celebration that’s unlike any other!


View Potomac View Terrace wedding photos here.

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Meridian House

Washington, DC Historic Rooftop Wedding Venue

Meridian House is one of my top wedding venue choices in DC for a few reasons! First, it offers a large garden courtyard and European architecture so you get the best of both worlds. Second, the dining room and reception gallery are rich in history. You and your guests will feel like royalty surrounded by exquisite portraits and antiques. Finally, the front entrance features a gorgeous staircase and entryway, perfect for portraits.

View Meridian House wedding photos here.

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Carnegie Institution for Science

Washington, DC Historic Wedding Venue

If you’re looking for an elegant wedding venue, Carnegie Institution for Science might be ideal for you. Featuring impressive details, romantic architecture and classic details, it’s more than impressive. Their spacious ballroom accommodates up to 150 guests, and the adjoining marble Rotunda is spectacular.

View Carnegie Institution for Science wedding photos here.


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National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington, DC Historic Wedding Venue

Featuring a marble interior, dazzling chandeliers, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is full of elegance. The Great Hall and Mezzanine are ideal for dinner and dancing, with plenty of space and impressive staircases. Cocktail hour can also be held in the Third Floor Gallery. If you’re looking for classic details and beautiful architecture, this might be the right fit for you!


Daughters of the American Revolution  | DAR

Washington, DC Historic Wedding Venue

There are so many beautiful features at the Daughters of the American Revelution (also known as the DAR), I can’t list them all here! Gorgeous rooftop views offer a beautiful, private setting for your first look. Located just steps from the White House, your ceremony views can have the Washington Monument directly behind you as you say your vows. Finally, it offers beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, including a gorgeous portico, so you can make the most of your elegant evening!

View DAR wedding photos here.


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Hotel Monaco + National Portrait Gallery

Washington, DC Historic Hotel Wedding Venue

Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC offers a beautiful, historic setting for your wedding. One of my favorite spots for portraits is on the grand marble staircase, which you can see below! It’s a wonderful blend of modern, elegant style that is fitting for couples who are planning a day that incorporates both elements. It’s also directly across the street from the National Portrait Gallery, a stunning place for newlywed photos.

View Hotel Monaco DC + National Portrait Gallery wedding photos here.

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St. Francis Hall

Washington, DC Garden Wedding Venue

St. Francis Hall offers enchanting gardens and green space while still being located in the city. The gardens themselves lend a magical feeling to your day, and the great hall has plenty of space for up to 225 guests. You’ll love the arched windows, soaring ceilings and ample parking – a true wedding venue gem in Washington, DC!

View St. Francis Hall wedding photos here.

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City Tavern Club in Georgetown

Washington, DC Georgetown Wedding Venue

The City Tavern Club is a Federal-Style private social club located on M Street in Georgetown. Originally constructed in 1796, it is one of the oldest buildings in the nation’s capital. Featuring an adjoining private terrace, a variety of unique rooms and classic details at every turn, it is perfect for an iconic Washington, DC celebration.

View more City Tavern Club wedding photos here.

The Hay-Adams

Washington, DC Historic Rooftop Wedding Venue

Unparalleled panoramic views of Washington, DC make The Hay-Adams a highly sought after wedding venue. The Top of the Hay ensures iconic views of the White House and Lafayette Park, and the French doors + architecture add exceptional elegance to all events.


Congressional Country Club

Maryland Country Club Wedding Venue

Although located just outside the city in Bethesda, Maryland, Congressional Country Club is a wedding venue worth mentioning! Known for hosting high-profile golf tournaments and hosting prestigious guests, it’s a location that gives a nod to the rich history of Washington, DC. The ballroom also happens to feature exquisite details, including the ornate fireplaces, tall ceilings and chandeliers.

View more Congressional Country Club wedding photos here.

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The Mayflower Hotel

Washington, DC Historic Hotel Wedding Venue

Classic elegance makes The Mayflower Hotel a standout choice for couples searching for a timeless venue. Opening in 1925, it has served as a landmark hotel for prestigious guests visiting DC – including presidents, royalty and more.

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The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

Washington, DC Luxury Hotel Wedding Venue

The Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown offers contemporary style and luxury for your wedding. Exchange vows in The Yard, a romantic terraced garden with plenty of privacy. Dinner and dancing fits in perfectly with the Fahrenheit Ballroom, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed brick.

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Washington, DC Historic Hotel Wedding Venue

This unique Washington, DC wedding venue offers a distinctive aesthetic and unique spaces. The LINE is part of a 110-year-old church, and it’s stunning architecture highlights its history. It also has a beautiful mix of modern and classic styles.



District Winery

Washington, DC Waterfront Winery Wedding Venue

Located in the Navy Yard community, District Winery is an urban wedding venue boasting waterfront views and sophisticated spaces. The rooftop offers beautiful views of both the city and Anacostia River, and your guests will enjoy a curated selection of wines made onsite.

View more District Winery wedding photos.

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The Willard InterContinental

Washington, DC Historic Hotel Wedding Venue

Experience a luxurious wedding at The Willard InterContinental, located in the heart of Washington, DC. This restored Beaux-Arts hotel is filled with 200 years of history. With a stunning blend of history, charm and modern luxury, it’s perfect for intimate ceremonies, ballroom weddings and everything in between.


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