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The Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C.

Washington Wedding Venue
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
Contact: Director of Catering
Phone: 202/637-7415

Why We Like This Place

Here are 5 reasons why The Willard’s a must-see for those planning a classic Washington, D.C. wedding:
1. The Willard is a true D.C. landmark: Since it opened in 1818, this hotel has boasted famous visitors like Charles Dickens, Martin Luther King, Jr., and almost every U.S. president since Franklin Pierce.

2. The hotel’s Beaux-Arts event venues offer stunning details: From the rich mahogany walls of the Willard Room to the delicately painted murals and white columns in the Grand Ballroom, there’s a unique style to every event space.

3. This glitzy venue is pretty green, too: The Willard’s sustainability initiatives cover everything from water conservation to planting new cherry trees at the National Tidal Basin.

4. The Red Door Spa is actually in the hotel, which makes for a convenient pre-wedding pedicure or a relaxing post-wedding massage.

5. Known as The Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania Avenue, The Willard is just one block away from the White House and within walking distance of major D.C. attractions like the National Theater and the Smithsonian Museums.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 450
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 450
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 600
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 600

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A nonrefundable 20% of the food & beverage minimum (including tax and service charge) is required to secure your date, and the balance is due 10 days prior to the event. Meal packages range $40–55/person for a plated lunch, and $40–56/person for a lunch buffet. Dinners range $60–115/person for a plated meal, and $84–122/person for a buffet. Packages include 4 or 5 hour open bar, passed hors d' oeuvres, food stations or 3–4 course dinner, wine service during dinner, wedding cake, champagne toast, and complimentary suite for the couple on their wedding night. Cocktail receptions are $18-20/person for the first hour, $10-12/person for the second hour, and $8-10/person for each additional hour. Food and beverage costs, including 21% service charge, are subject to 10% Washington, D.C. sales tax.

There is a ceremony fee, and discounted room blocks are available.

Location Uses

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

Venue Views


Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building

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