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Decatur House on Lafayette Square

Washington Wedding Venue
1610 H Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Contact: Special Events
Phone: 202-218-4333
www.decaturhouse.org

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Special Offer or Discount

Winter and Summer Discount
Use one of Decatur House's preferred vendors for your winter or summer event and receive a discount on the rental fee!

The event must be held January 1–March 31 or July 1–August 31 (not including holidays). Please contact the venue for details.

Why We Like This Place

  • The Decatur House has a great location—and a great pedigree. It's situated right in Lafayette Square (one of the best addresses in D.C.!), and was built by the famous American architect who also designed St. John's Episcopal Church and the U.S. Capitol.
  • Outdoor entertaining is at its finest in the courtyard, which is surrounded by lush, manicured gardens and features a portico supported by limestone columns. Indoor receptions shine in the gracious Carriage House, which boasts a 20-foot, peaked ceiling and updated lighting and audiovisual systems.
  • An intimate wedding can be hosted in one of the faithfully restored Historic Entertaining Parlors, appointed with inlaid floors, hand-painted ceilings, and 19th-century chandeliers.

Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $7,750–12,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Type of event
  • The rental includes guided house tours and a minimum of 3 hours for setup and breakdown. 

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 180
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 220

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 170
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 220
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 100

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

Cityscape
Garden
Garden Patio/Courtyard

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Garden
Historic/Landmark Building
Museum

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