Getting married in Washington, DC can be complicated because there is so much red tape to cut through. People come from all over the country and the world to get married in DC because virtually anyone can, as long as they meet a few simple qualifications.
What is not as simple is finding a wedding venue somewhere in Washington DC. One option that couples have is to hold their wedding next door to the Jefferson Memorial. Another option is to hold it at the Washington DC Memorial for World War I.
The Wooly Mammoth is a theater in DC that accommodates weddings. Located in Penn Quarter, this wedding venue has four spaces that couples can choose to rent for their wedding ceremony and reception. The Melton Rehearsal Hall is 1505 square feet and can hold up to 150 people. The lobby of the Wooly Mammoth can accommodate 125 people inside of it.
McClean Gardens also provides the perfect backdrop for any wedding. Its ballroom includes a ceiling 40 feet high with five chandeliers. With silk draperies 20 feet long and two fireplaces, this venue is the perfect location for a cozy winter wedding. The ballroom holds up to 350 people standing or 150 seated guests. Buffets with up to 110 people in attendance can be held at the ballroom. It can also hold a cocktail hour with anywhere from 160 to 350 guests.
The Lincoln Restaurant is another DC venue that often hosts weddings. With a private event coordinator on staff planning a luxury wedding at The Lincoln Restaurant is easy. One of its biggest selling points for weddings is its aesthetic value. The restaurant’s tiled floor serves as a conversation starter due to the million pennies glued to it. Couples also have the option of having a lighted display of the Emancipation Proclamation in the background of their wedding. The lights can be set to a couple’s wedding colors to add an extra touch to the ceremony. Adorning one wall of the restaurant is a Jasper John type mural of the American flag. Of all the restaurants in Washington DC that also serve as a wedding venue, The Lincoln Restaurant holds more guests than any others, at 300.
The Whittemore House is also a Washington DC wedding venue popular with local couples and couples from other states and even countries. The first floor has the ability to hold as many as 250 wedding guests. Ceremonies and receptions of up to 300 guests can be held by using both the first and second floors of the Whittemore House. Optionally, there is a large area outdoors for entertaining your wedding guests as well as doing activities that require open air such as lighting your premium quality wedding sparklers or hiring a company to produce a fireworks show. The formal rooms in this venue accommodate weddings of as many as 180 guests while the ballroom fits 180 guests.
Each of these popular Washington DC wedding venues has hosted countless weddings and has received positive feedback from couples. There are many more great choices in wedding venues throughout Washington DC. Wherever a couple chooses to have their DC wedding it is a memorable event.