5 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, District of Columbia

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: $ • $$ • $$$

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

Washington, DC

Fab Features: beautifully restored 1860 treasure nestled in the heart of fashionable Penn Quarter • stunning Paris Ballroom boasts original towering inset bookcases, an elaborately vaulted ceiling, and a dramatic skylight • plush, quiet guest rooms with ultra-luxe bedding and bath products

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$

The Hay-Adams

Washington, District of Columbia

Fab Features: walls of windows frame epic views of Lafayette Park, the White House, and national monuments • richly furnished rooms are outfitted with period ceilings, working fireplaces, and warm wood tones • the bright and airy Top of the Hay opens onto an outdoor perimeter terrace

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Decatur House on Lafayette Square

Washington, District of Columbia

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: $$ • $$$

The Mansion on O Street

Washington, District of Columbia

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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