Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest • Washington • DC 20007


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • With its grand brick facade and graceful window bays, this striking 1800 mansion is one of the finest examples of Federal-period architecture in the District of Columbia. It holds a special place in American history, as well—the home once sheltered First Lady Dolly Madison as she fled the White House ahead of advancing British troops.
  • The Belle Vue room is the perfect indoor/outdoor space, with soft yellow walls and rows of Palladian-style windows that open onto a covered slate terrace. Outside, you'll find not one, but two artfully designed gardens ready to host your ceremony, reception, or cocktail hour.
  • The mansion's impressive main floor remains open as guests arrive, so that they can peruse the well-curated collection of treasures from the era surrounding the birth of the United States.


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Please contact the Rental Events Coordinator for off-season event rates!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $2,800–9,800/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count
    • Package chosen
  • Wedding packages include two hours for setup, one hour for cleanup, use of the grounds & gardens for engagement photos, two dressing area suites, couple's retreat after the ceremony, exclusive access to the property for the duration of your event, and more.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 140 200
Reception Seated 80 160
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Red wine and other red beverages may only be served as part of a seated dinner service.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 3pm–1am. All music on any evening must stop by 11:30pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Other View
  • Park


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