3 of Washington D.C.'s Best Historic Wedding Venues

The D.C. Metro area is absolutely overflowing with wedding venues that highlight the city's unique role in American history. We've listed some of our favorites, from one of the city's earliest churches and a couple of mansions to a cutting-edge, globally-recognized trade center.


Dumbarton House

Washington, DC

Fab Features: stunning 1800 Federal-style mansion with a grand brick facade and graceful bay windows • the romantic Belle Vue room opens onto a slate-covered terrace with two manicured gardens • impressive main floor greets guests with a well-curated collection of antique treasures

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Decatur House on Lafayette Square

Washington, DC

Fab Features: historic home built by the architect of the U.S. Capitol • Entertainment Parlors with inlaid wood floors, 19th-century chandeliers, and hand-painted ceilings • central Lafayette Square location

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Mansion on O Street

Washington, DC

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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