Top 10 Wedding Venues in Washington DC

Choosing your wedding venue can be one of the toughest decisions that you’re going to have to make while wedding planning. Finding your perfect wedding venue can be a struggle. But hopefully, this blog will make choosing just a bit easier. I’ve put together my top 10 wedding venues in Washington DC to help you when it comes time to book your wedding date and venue, of course!

Top 10 Wedding Venues in Washington DC

DAR

DAR stands for Daughters of the American Revolution. The organization was founded over 125 years ago and since then has become a well-known entity not only in DC but throughout the country. This historic landmark is located in the heart of DC and offers a variety of event spaces for your wedding. Some of the event spaces located inside DAR Headquarters are O’Byrne Gallery, Pennsylvania Foyer, Connecticut Board Room, and the Library. To see all of DAR Headquarters event spaces, click here!

Some amenities included when you book your wedding at DAR are:

  • Views of the Washington Monument
  • Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
  • Wide selection of event spaces that can fit between 10 to 3,500 guests
  • Historic rooms filled with antique furnishing and crystal chandeliers

Larz Anderson House

The Larz Anderson House was built back in 1905 and is truly a unique gem in the hustle and bustle of Washington D.C. The Anderson House is known to host grand events, even ones dating back more than one hundred years ago. If you’re looking for the epitome of gilded age elegance, then the Larz Anderson House is the place to be. It’s not only a prime location for larger weddings, but they also hold space for those of you looking for a much smaller & intimate wedding.

What to expect when you book your wedding at the Larz Anderson House are:

  • Private ballroom with a marble staircase
  • Walled garden with a reflecting pool
  • Some of the city’s oldest Magnolia trees
  • Up to 130 guests max capacity

If you’re reading this and thinking “yeah, this is the place for me”, then go ahead and book before it’s too late! To read more about what The Larz Anderson House offers for your wedding day, click here!

Yours Truly Hotel

For all of you boho lovers, the Yours Truly Hotel is THE perfect wedding venue for you. The entire concept of this hotel is to make you feel warm and invited and boy does it do a good job at doing that. Not only is it just a short walk away from all of the national monuments, but it really is the perfect place to host your wedding. Yours Truly Hotel prides itself on being “Insta-worthy” and while that isn’t the most important thing on your wedding day, it sure is a bonus! 

If you’re planning on having a ton of out-of-town guests for your wedding, the Yours Truly Hotel is a perfect place for them to sightsee and soak up all that DC has to offer. The Yours Truly Hotel is also a perfect DC wedding venue whether you’re looking for a small micro-wedding or a larger-sized wedding. The Yours Truly Hotel truly raises the bar when it comes to wedding venues, and it really is one of a kind. Throughout the space, there are several different venues to choose from, depending on what you’re looking for. From a 3,400 square-foot ballroom to an outdoor deck with twinkling lights, they seriously have it all. To learn more about what venues the Yours Truly Hotel has, click here!

Some of the amazing amenities included at the Yours Truly Hotel are:

  • Wedding Packages
  • Ceremony & Reception Space
  • Group Accommodations
  • Catering by Mercy Me
  • Wedding Cake

Liking what you’re seeing? Yeah, I thought so. To get in the books and inquire with the Yours Truly Hotel about hosting your wedding, click here!

The Conrad Washington

Now this location may look a bit familiar to you. I actually photographed Ashley & Max’s wedding here not too long ago AND blogged about it. To read all about their wedding day, click here! If you’re looking for contemporary luxury, then Conrad has your name written ALL over it. This space mixes art with luxury to get this beautiful happy medium. Your wedding vision may include a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends and then a reception in a ballroom. If that’s the case, then The Conrad checks all of those boxes. This entire venue is filled with modern design, stunning artwork, and ballrooms filled with crystal chandeliers and natural light.

Some amazing amenities that The Conrad has are:

  • 7,600 Square Foot Ballroom
  • 3,300 Square Foot Ballroom
  • Flexible Menus Tailored to Your Requests
  • Exclusive Couple Photos at CityCenterDC for on-property ceremonies

To read more about having your wedding at The Conrad, just click here! If you’re ready to book your dream wedding and want to cut to the chase, then you can inquire by clicking here!

Dumbarton House

For those of you who may know me, my heart lies with Georgetown. It’s somewhere that I’ve grown to love and it truly is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. That’s saying a lot since I’ve traveled to quite a few places! If you’re looking to be fully immersed in the history of Georgetown for your wedding, then have no fear Dumbarton House is here. 

Built in the 1800s and located in the heart of residential Georgetown, the Dumbarton House incorporates history, charm, and elegance wrapped up in one to give you one of the most quaint wedding venues in DC. Which is one of the reasons I chose for it to be in this top 10 wedding venues in Washington DC blog. Here, you will be surrounded by tranquil gardens and grounds, outdoor terraces to the museum rooms, and banquet space. 

To read more about what the Dumbarton House has to offer, click here! Ready to skip all of the steps and get right in the books for the Dumbarton House? Then click this link here to inquire!

The Line DC

Unique does not even begin to describe The Line DC. This space is located inside a 110-year-old church in the heart of Adams Morgan. The Line DC creates a unique experience for all of its guests and upon entering you will know why. The Line DC has its own special events team that helps coordinate and plan your day so that you can sit back and enjoy making memories. 

Located inside this historic church is a choice of eleven venues. Yes, you read that right… eleven. Each is more unique and special than the last and each fitting just about every person you can think of needs. From the largest size space being 25,000 square feet with a max capacity of 850 guests to the smallest size space of 275 square feet with a max capacity of 12 guests. Either way, there is a venue space for any and every type of wedding, believe that! 

District Winery

Calling all wine lovers, here is your time to shine! District Winery is an urban boutique winery set in the hustle and bustle of DC’s Navy Yard. This DC wedding venue is the epitome of elegance and provides gorgeous waterfront views of the Anacostia River. At District Winery, you can find floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor rooftop, and panoramic views of the river which makes it one of DC’s stunning wedding venues. Their main goal is to make sure that you enjoy your wedding day, which is why District Winery offers so many amazing amenities.

Some of those amenities included when you book your wedding at District Winery are:

  • Full-service wedding cuisine
  • District Winery wines made on-site
  • Custom tables, high top tables & chairs
  • Flatware, glassware, linen napkins, printed menus
  • Small tabletop items to create a stylish atmosphere to enhance your decor
  • and more!

If you want to learn more about having your wedding at District Winery, click here! If you’re ready to bite the bullet and inquire about having your dream wedding here, click this link here to inquire!

Gallery O on H

If art is your name, then Gallery O on H is your game. Gallery O on H is an art gallery dedicated to discovering and celebrating self-taught and unique art. The owners, Dolly & Steve, began collecting self-taught folk art more than thirty years. They started Gallery O on H to bring awareness to others to preserve and promote self-taught art. Gallery O on H was made to share the voices of different artists with the world. Surprisingly enough, this art gallery makes for a fine wedding venue here in DC. It mixes urban charm with a modern aesthetic to truly make it a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.

There are 4 different spaces that you get access to when you book your wedding here at Gallery O on H. To see more of the beautiful spaces they have to offer, just click here! This wedding venue brings together music, and art and was created to deliver a completely authentic and unique experience.

Some of the amazing amenities included when you book a wedding at Gallery O on H are:

  • ADA Accessibility
  • Max capacity of 80-100 guests
  • Private access to all four areas of the gallery
  • Unique decor and artwork

For more information about the amazing amenities that Gallery O on H has to offer, click here! To get your name in the books already, inquire here!

Auto Shop

If you’re reading this and thinking you need to get your car fixed, don’t worry. It’s not that kind of auto shop. The Auto Shop I’m talking about is an event space where YOU can host your next wedding. The name actually came to be because this event space actually used to be an auto body shop. Since then, the entire space has been reinvented for you to host your wedding (or any event). Located within the Union Market District, Auto Shop features a main open floor, a second level with flexible partitions and an outdoor terrace overlooking the Capitol and Union Market. This makes for the perfect wedding venue if you’re looking for something open with a ton of space for guests and somewhere where you can get creative.

Some of the amenities included if you were to book your wedding at Auto Shop are:

  • 150 seated max guest capacity (400 standing)
  • Flexible floor plans
  • Outdoor event space
  • Wifi included
  • ADA Accessible
  • Opportunities to partner with Union Market vendors

To learn more about Auto Shop and what they can offer for you on your wedding day, click here! To get right in there and inquire, click here!

The Smithsonian Museum

One of DC’s biggest attractions is definitely The Smithsonian Museum. For those of you who don’t know, The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. It comprises 21 museums and the National Zoo! Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian has continued to grow and flourish into the landmark that it is today. Since it does have such a rich history, there is no question why you would want to have your wedding here.

The real question though, is where? There are many event spaces located at The Smithsonian, some of those including The Smithsonian Castle, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of African Art, Anacostia Community Museum, and the National Museum of Natural History. While of course, I wish I could deep dive into every single event space, I would be here until Christmas. Regardless, there are plenty of spaces to choose from, depending on what you’re looking for on your wedding day. To explore more of their event spaces, click here! While each event space offers different amenities, one thing is true. Each one of them is just as unique as the other and you will NEVER get bored… that’s for sure. If you want to book your wedding at The Smithsonian, get in contact with the special events team here!

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Well, there you have it – The top 10 wedding venues in Washington DC! I know it’s a ton of information all at once but don’t get overwhelmed. This blog is meant to be a guide, not a written rule. However, if you’re ready to book your wedding venue and are in need of a wedding photographer… I might just be available! Click here if you’re interested in inquiring and learning more about me capturing the most special day of your life!

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Jun 30, 2022

Lexi Truesdale

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