Intimate Affairs: 9 Washington D.C. Venues For Your Small Wedding

Do you have big D.C. wedding dreams with a small guest list? Check out our list of Washington D.C. venues that specialize in intimate celebrations. From a 4-story Georgian mansion to an urban-chic hotel, there’s something for every style. Take your pick and start planning the small wedding of your dreams in the Nation’s Capitol.


DACOR Bacon House

Washington, DC

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Details

In-House Events Team

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: 4-story Georgian mansion • multiple event spaces decorated with splendid period art and furnishings • in-house events team offers full catering capabilities

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$
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Anderson House

Washington, DC

Venue Superpowers:

Grand Historic Mansion

Picturesque Walled Garden

Intimate Venues

Fab Features: unique, private gem in the heart of the city with a century of experience hosting grand events • make a dramatic entrance to the stunning ballroom down a flying marble staircase, or snap photos among the 50 immaculately preserved mansion rooms • stunning walled garden with a reflecting pool, three-hundred-year-old Japanese Buddha tree, and ancient magnolia trees

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Top of the Town

Arlington, Virginia

Venue Superpowers:

Potomac Views

Luxe Amenities

Elopements

Fab Features: elegant penthouse with glittering chandeliers, a marble foyer, and a high-tech sound system • open-air terrace • panoramic views of DC monuments from floor-to-ceiling windows

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Washington, DC

Venue Superpowers:

European-Inspired Courtyard

Indoor/Outdoor Flow

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: stunning ceremonies in a European-style courtyard, connected by multi-paned French doors to a lovely tiered Promenade • sophisticated ballrooms with sparkling modern chandeliers • thoughtful packages include multi-course gourmet dinners, a wedding cake or cupcakes, and plenty of specialty linen, napkin, and décor options

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Arts Club of Washington

Washington, DC

Venue Superpowers:

Unique Art Club

Intimate Garden

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: historic mansion and former home of President James Monroe • exchange vows in the private-walled garden surrounded by vibrant flowers and lush landscaping • the interior impresses with a sweeping front-hall staircase, well-appointed reception rooms, and art-filled galleries

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Viceroy Washington D.C.

Washington, DC

Venue Superpowers:

Innovative Restaurant

Chic Details

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: urban-chic hotel • intimate celebrations on the rooftop oasis or year-round outdoor patio • creative, seasonal dishes provided by the in-house restaurant, Dovetail • custom libations by a master cocktail craftswoman who uses ingredients from her own garden

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Friends Meeting of Washington

Washington, DC

Venue Superpowers:

Serene Setting

All-Inclusive

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: peaceful, historic oasis in the heart of Dupont Circle • lovely, flexible indoor spaces are accented with warm wood and flooded with natural light • multiple gorgeous Terraces and Gardens at the heart of the complex are perfect for al fresco events

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $
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2941 Restaurant

Falls Church, VA

Venue Superpowers:

Lush Grounds

Contemporary Details

Fascinating Artwork

Fab Features: architecturally stunning venue set among lush, wooded grounds • after your vows overlooking Fairview Lake, capture wonderful photos among the waterfalls, koi ponds, and fountains • the reception spaces boast sleek contemporary detailing, fascinating artwork, and soaring floor-to-ceiling glass walls

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Mansion on O Street

Washington, DC

Venue Superpowers:

Unique History

All-Inclusive

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: massive mansion complex with 70 secret doors • over 100 rooms, including galleries, alcoves, a ballroom, museum, and a hidden wine cellar • beautiful and playful details, from sculptures and chandeliers to over 50 signature guitars

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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