How To Plan Your DC Metro Area Wedding

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How To Plan Your DC Metro Area Wedding | Venue pictured: The Hay-Adams

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Planning a wedding in the Washington DC Metro Area? From landmark venues in The District to gorgeous gardens in Virginia and historic Maryland hotels, we've got an abundance of great locations for your big day. Here's how to plan that DMV wedding like a boss.


1. Find Your DMV Wedding Venue

From monuments and museums to cherry blossoms and the Chesapeake Bay, the DC Metro Area is one of the most picturesque places to tie the knot—and it's a veritable treasure trove of unique wedding venues! Check out our D.C., Maryland, and Virginia wedding venues by clicking the images below. When viewing the list of places for each region, use the "Filter Your Results” sidebar to narrow your options down by budget, guest count, and much more.


2. Find Your DC Metro Area Wedding Vendors

We've pre-screened and certified all the DMV wedding vendors you'll find on our website. Why? Because we only want to list vendors that we'd recommend to our own sisters and best friends. Check out our full lists of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia wedding vendors by clicking on the images below.


3. Check out our "Best of" Wedding Venue Lists

Need more help narrowing down the abundance of DC Metro Area wedding venues on our website? We got you! We love making lists, so we've compiled all sorts of "Best of" wedding venue articles—from the most affordable, to the most unique, to the best for small weddings and elopements!


4. Snag our Must-have Wedding Planning Resources

We've got a ton of checklists, timelines, and expert articles in our Wedding Ideas section! Since you're planning a wedding, you'll definitely want our Wedding Checklist. And once you've compiled your short list of wedding venues, you'll need to know what Questions To Ask! From pretty décor inspiration to nitty-gritty details, you'll find the resources you'll need to plan that epic DC Metro Area wedding.


Ready? You got this!


Photo credits | Wedding Venues: The Capitol View at 400 • Historic St. Mary's City • Norfolk Botanical Garden | Wedding Vendors: Modern Frames PhotographyLittle Bit HeartEight Tree Street | "Best of" Wedding Venues: Top of the TownAntrim 1844 • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Wedding Planning Resources: The Lees Photography • Rust Manor House


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