Whether you’re a D.C. native or hosting a destination wedding, you are sure to be enchanted by the charm and culture around every corner. Unique Washington, D.C. wedding venues offer this same sophistication — but, with a trendy flair. From private dining event venues to boutique hotel spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception, this city has it all.
With the help of one of the top planners in the city, PartySlate has compiled a list of our 12 favorite unique D.C. wedding venues. Keep reading to find the perfect venue.
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*In no particular order…
For a hot spot on the river…
We love this wide-open venue that offers expansive and fully-customizable event spaces.
Sequoia can host up to 1,200 guests.
For a trendy joint…
We love the colorful décor and modern architecture of this hotel space.
Hotel Zena can host up to 150 guests.
For a winery in the city…
We adore the chic vibe of this urban winery, complete with a charming winery production space, barrel room, and spacious balcony.
District Winery can host up to 200 guests.
For the hottest restaurant in town…
Maya Mahoney, Owner & Lead Planner of Honey & Lavender Events, says, “The restaurant is stunning in and of itself, in addition to being situated on the D.C. Wharf, offering amazing views of the Potomac River. The interior is a fascinating combination of eclectic elegance. We love the Chandelier Room for private events or an intimate wedding celebration, but the outdoor balcony space for a ceremony can’t be missed either.”
La Vie can host up to 700 guests.
For grand spaces and architecture…
We love the contemporary design of this space with striking, tall glass ceilings.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center can host up to 5,000 guests.
For a venue right outside of The National Mall…
We appreciate the weather-safe outdoor event spaces that this venue offers, complete with tenting.
The Decatur House can host up to 400 guests.
For a venue with unexpected event spaces…
This venue includes a multitude of event spaces, such as a basement speakeasy that can be used for anything from a cocktail hour to an after-party.
National Union Building can host up to 150 guests.
For an industrial-chic spot…
We appreciate the open-concept layout of this venue, perfect for bringing your specific wedding theme or style to life.
Hook Hall can host up to 1,300 guests.
For history and beauty…
The sparkling art installation hanging in Flag Hall casts colorful hues across the room, creating a fairytale atmosphere for your wedding.
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History can host up to 3,800 guests.
For ample space and stunning décor details…
We love how the domed ceilings of this venue create a majestic and grand atmosphere.
Special Events at Union Station can host up to 5,000 guests.
For a fairytale garden…
Maya Mahoney comments, “This is a heavenly oasis in the heart of Georgetown. The gardens are stunning and offer beautiful backdrops for all events or just an evening stroll. The historic home is charming and offers an intimate and sophisticated ambiance.”
Tudor Place Historic House And Garden can host up to 70 guests.
For a stately and iconic venue…
Maya Mahoney says, “This venue is for nature lovers. The park offers impressive acreage of woods, forest, flowers, and various plant life that is also not always synonymous with D.C.-living. The historic columns offer a dramatic backdrop to any wedding.”
United States National Arboretum can host up to 5,000 guests.
People Also Ask…
Why should I get married in D.C.?
Maya Mahoney of Honey & Lavender Events says, “I think people are attracted to D.C. because it really can offer all of the things. D.C. boasts elegant and luxurious wedding spaces and experiences. It also has a vibrant food scene with unique restaurant spaces and equally mouth-watering food. It has pockets of flowers and greenery for those wanting to celebrate outside. It’s also a bustling city, but a manageable city as well, which attributes it to being a destination for many.”
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What D.C. wedding venues offer outdoor event spaces?
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