Decatur House on Lafayette Square 1610 H Street, NW • Washington • DC 20006


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • The Decatur House has a great location—and a great pedigree. It's situated right in Lafayette Square (one of the best addresses in D.C.!), and was built by the famous American architect who also designed St. John's Episcopal Church and the U.S. Capitol.
  • Outdoor entertaining is at its finest in the courtyard, which is surrounded by lush, manicured gardens and features a portico supported by limestone columns. Indoor receptions shine in the gracious Carriage House, which boasts a 20-foot, peaked ceiling and updated lighting and audiovisual systems.
  • An intimate wedding can be hosted in one of the faithfully restored Historic Entertaining Parlors, appointed with inlaid floors, hand-painted ceilings, and 19th-century chandeliers.



Winter and Summer Discount
Use one of Decatur House's preferred vendors for your winter or summer event and receive a discount on the rental fee!

The event must be held January 1–March 31 or July 1–August 31 (not including holidays). Please contact the venue for details.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $7,750–12,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Type of event
  • The rental includes guided house tours and a minimum of 3 hours for setup and breakdown.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 180 220
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 300
Reception Seated 170 220
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Alcohol is not provided by the venue; renter must use a licensed server.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Garden


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