One block from Dupont Circle, the Whittemore House is one of D.C.’s most elegant wedding venues. With nine enchanting rooms and a stunning garden, the space is filled with character, history, and architectural beauty. Formerly a private residence, the Whittemore was granted museum status in 2000 and offers a diverse space for individuals of all backgrounds to gather for special events. In honor of its distinguished history, the venue maintains a notable collection of antiques, art and political memorabilia, making it a unique backdrop for any occasion.
Sequoia Restaurant is a waterfront venue in the Washington Harbor with breathtaking views of the Potomac River, the Kennedy Center, Watergate, and the Virginia skyline. Guests are invited to enjoy some of the finest American cuisine in D.C. amidst Hitoshi Kuriyama’s neon and glass vacuum tube light installation—perfect for any modern art aficionado. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide beautiful natural light into the reception space and their collection of contemporary art pieces throughout the building make this venue a one-of-a-kind wedding destination. A blend of innovative cuisine and modern amenities, Sequoia is a magical, art-filled spaced, guaranteed to impress.
With 12,000 square feet of customizable space, The Schuyler is among the biggest event spaces in D.C. and can hold up to 700 guests for a reception-style event or up to 450 guests for a seated dinner. Located at 14th and K, the venue is in the heart of downtown D.C., just blocks away from historic landmarks and overlooking the beautiful Franklin Park. With built-in, cutting edge audiovisual and lighting technology, the tone of the room can be easily changed by simply changing the color of the lighting. Named for the famous Schuyler sisters, the elegant and versatile venue strives to host events as memorable as the historic family.
Dumbarton House combines classic architecture with modern aesthetics in a historic house built in 1799 in the Georgetown area of D.C. Regarded as one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in the United States, Dumbarton House can accommodate up to 70 seated guests with a band in their Belle Vue Room alone and 160 seated guests with a dance floor in the Belle Vue Room and tented courtyard. The perfect indoor/outdoor space, the Belle Vue Room has soft yellow walls and rows of Palladian-style windows that open onto a covered slate terrace. Outside, you’ll find two stunning gardens where you can host your ceremony, reception, or cocktail hour. Consistently regarded as one of D.C.’s top wedding sites, Dumbarton House is ideal for couples who love history, classic style, and gardens.
The Decatur House perfectly balances historical significance and classic Washington D.C. style. Just a block away from The White House, the Decatur House has welcomed guests to celebrate in its carriage house, courtyard, and entertaining parlors for more than 180 years. The versatility of the old and prestigious space makes it ideal for any special celebration and it can hold up to 250 standing guests. The entertaining parlors, perfect for smaller, more intimate gatherings, are adorned with striking inlayed wood floors, 19th Century chandeliers, full-length mirrors, and painted ceilings. The spacious, bricked courtyard is surrounded by seasonal flowers and greenery, making it perfect for receptions and dinners. Built by the famous architect who also designed St John’s Episcopal Church and the U.S. Capitol, the Decatur House in Layette Square is a setting that bears utter prestige.
Sitting on three acres of beautiful historic gardens, Meridian House is a mile north of The White House, making it an elegant, sophisticated setting for a special event. Designed by John Russell Pope, who was also responsible for the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Archives building, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it retains its original architectural detail, including over-door paintings, French brass hardware and ornate lighting fixtures. Said to stand the test of time, Meridian House is still considered by many to be the finest example of French urban architecture in the United States—that, and an amazing place to hold a celebration.
Marble floors, grand staircases, sweeping views, beautifully decorated ballrooms, exquisite gardens, and a reflecting pool are just some of what make Anderson House one of D.C.’s most elegant and exclusive venues. With both indoor and outdoor spaces available for events with a capacity of 130 guests, the venue is located along Massachusetts Avenue in the heart of Embassy Row. Known in the early 20th century as a “center of entertaining,” Anderson House holds onto that label today, offering your guests a unique and historic setting for a wedding of any size.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco provides an elegant, yet edgy setting for your special event in a historic building that’s been exceptionally modernized. With picturesque features like soaring ceilings, stunning skylights, and grand marble staircases, the venue is a dream for both couples and photographers alike. Located in the heart of downtown D.C., the hotel is home to a revamped ballroom, exquisite guest rooms and suites, and countless modern amenities. Its close proximity to synagogues, churches, museums, and monuments make it a popular choice for couples looking to include D.C. history in their celebration. What was once the city’s General Post Office back in the late 19th Century has an unrivaled historic charm and truly sets the stage for an unforgettable event.
A modern, sophisticated venue with panoramic waterfront views of the Anacostia River, District Winery hosts full-service winery weddings for up to 200 guests. Located in the Navy Yard, this elegant, refined space with floor to ceiling windows, an outdoor rooftop, and breathtaking river views is the first commercial winery in Washington D.C. In addition to wines made on-site and a remarkable culinary experience, all District Winery weddings include the use of custom tables, chairs, high top tables, bar stools, bars, china, glassware, flatware, linen napkins, printed menus, and small table top items to enhance the atmosphere. A dedicated event manager will work with the couple throughout the planning process to help curate the perfect menu, coordinate with vendors, and ensure the event’s success. Wedding guests are sure to appreciate the unique design of the urban boutique winery, complete with unobstructed riverfront and sunset views—the perfect setting to dine, dance, and celebrate love.
Nestled in a glen between the rolling hills of Frederick County, Maryland, less than an hour from the DC/Baltimore metro area, the Glen Ellen Farm is a historic outdoor venue specializing in farm and garden-style weddings and events. The farm’s rustic elegance and sophisticated charm is complemented by its power to awaken your senses as you celebrate. From the fragrant meadow of wildflowers to the peace and tranquility of the spring-fed pond, this venue provides an intimate and romantic setting for couples to say “I do.” Glen Ellen includes over 30 acres of pristine gardens, a beautifully restored 1850’s Greek Revival manor house, and event space to hold up to 300 guests, making it a bride and groom’s dream for their special day.
2491 Restaurant in the heart of Falls Church, VA is a chic venue with a lakeside view and picturesque ponds and gardens just outside its doors. Ideal for events up to 200 guests, 2491 offers contemporary American cuisine accented with bold French and Mediterranean flavors amidst a truly exquisite space. With large windows and mirrors, eclectic artwork, and blown glass light fixtures, the venue provides your special event with a spectacular backdrop. Just 25 minutes outside of downtown Washington, D.C., 2491 is surrounded by lush landscaping, koi ponds, and breathtaking waterfalls. As one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the D.C. area, any celebration at 2941 is a guaranteed to be a unique and memorable experience.