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The Hay-Adams

Washington Wedding Venue
800 16th & H Streets Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Contact: Catering Office
Phone: 202/638-6600

Why We Like This Place

1. The hotel literally overlooks the White House and national monuments.
2. Walls of windows are the highlight of the newly renovated Top Of The Hay, a premier event space with access to an outdoor perimeter terrace.
3. The richly furnished Hay-Adams Room displays plenty of charm: period ceilings, working fireplaces, and warm wood tones.
4. The Lafayette Room has large windows that look onto Lafayette Park, providing a light and airy ambiance.
5. It’s a historic landmark: the Hay-Adams is built on the site of homes once occupied by former Secretary of State, John Hay and author Henry Adams.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 200

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A nonrefundable deposit of 25% of the estimated food & beverage cost is required to reserve your date, and the estimated remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event. Wedding packages range $200–275/person, based on menu selections, specialty rentals, or upgraded wine selections. For weddings of 100 guests or more, packages include a 1-hour cocktail reception with 8 passed hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, house wine service, custom 3-course dinner menu, custom designed wedding cake, champagne toast, and 1 complimentary bridal suite on the night of the event. A 10% Washington, D.C. sales tax and a 21% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations

Venue Views


Venue Type

Historic/Landmark Building

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