15 Great Wedding Venues in the Washington DC Area

Bridesmaid and girl dancing during wedding reception in domestic garden
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The Washington DC area has a variety of wonderful wedding venues for today's bride and groom. Whether you are having a large reception or an intimate affair, there are plenty of unique locations to choose from in the capital region.

The following photos, provided by Roman Grinev Photography (except for Clarendon Ballroom photo), will give you a glimpse of some great wedding locations in Washington DC and its nearby suburbs.

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Dumbarton House

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Dumbarton House is a Federal period historic home with a unique location in Washington's Georgetown Neighborhood. The outdoor grounds make an elegant setting for weddings or private events.
Address: 2715 Q Street, NW Washington DC 20007
Phone: (202) 337-2288
Website: www.dumbartonhouse.org

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Woodend Nature Sanctuary

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Woodend Nature Sanctuary provides a romantic setting for weddings with its lush natural woodlands located just outside of Washington DC.
Address: 8940 Jones Mill Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 301-652-9188
Website: woodendsanctuary.org

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Willard InterContinental Washington

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The Willard InterContinental is Washington, DC's most historic hotel dating back to 1818. It is a popular and elegant location for weddings and special events.


Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004
Phone: ((202) 637-7325
Website: washington.intercontinental.com

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Clarendon Ballroom

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For big weddings right on the Clarendon strip in Northern Virginia, consider taking over Clarendon Ballroom, which can host more than 300 guests in its flexible space. Plus, there's a rooftop pavilion for cocktails under the stars
Address: 3185 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 469-2244
Website: www.clarendonballroom.com

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC is a distinctive hotel that provides a variety of unique venues for elegant weddings.
Address: 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 554 8588
Website: www.mandarinoriental.com

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Great Room at Savage Mill

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Savage Mill, a historic textile mill that today is a vibrant community of shops and artists, offers a unique venue for weddings or special events.
Address: 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763
Phone: (301) 490-1668
Website: www.savagemill.com

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Ronald Reagan Building

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The Ronald Reagan International Trade Building is located in the heart of Washington DC and offers elegant wedding receptions within an easy walking distance of the city's main attractions.
Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 312-1300
Website: www.itcdc.com

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Hay Adams

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The Hay-Adams, located just steps from the White House, is one of the top wedding destinations in Washington DC. This historic hotel is an elegant spot for a D.C. bride, and the Top of the Hay boasts panoramic views of the White House and monuments.
Address: 16th & H Streets, NW Washington, DC. 20006
Phone: (202) 638-6600
Website: www.hayadams.com/

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St. Regis Washington DC

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The St. Regis Washington DC is a luxury hotel in the heart of the city with beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding spaces.
Address: 923 16th and K Streets, NW. Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 638-2626
Website: www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis

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Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters

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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) National Headquarters in Washington DC offers a variety of unique spaces for weddings that can accommodate from 10 to 3,500 guests.
Address: 1776 D. St, NW Washington DC 20006
Phone: (202) 628-1776
Website: www.dar.org

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a 95-acre garden providing a beautiful setting for weddings and special events. A variety of spaces are available for rent including indoor and outdoor settings.
Address: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court Vienna, VA
Phone: (703) 255-3631
Website: www.nvrpa.org/park/meadowlark_botanical_gardens

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Ceresville Mansion

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Located on 25 riverside acres with lovely mountain views, the Ceresville Mansion offers an ideal setting for weddings with a Grand Ballroom which seats as many as two hundred guests. The historic 1888 mansion also offers outdoor spaces for a wide variety of gatherings.
Address: 8529 Liberty Rd, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 694-5111
Website: www.ceresville.com

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Foxchase Manor

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Foxchase Manor is a traditional manor house situated in a wooded area less than 30 minutes from Washington DC. The property is ideal for weddings with a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate more than 500 seated guests with a full band and large dance floor. The Small Ballroom can accommodate approximately 250 guests for a seated party.
Address: 8310 Chatsworth Drive, Manassas Virginia
Phone: (703) 369-3638
Website: www.foxchasemanor.com

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Strathmore Mansion

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The Mansion at Strathmore is a unique venue for weddings and private events. The Georgian-style architecture offers a variety of spaces that can accommodate up to 200 people.
Address: 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD
Phone: (301) 581-5255
Website: www.strathmore.org/facilityrentals/mansion.asp

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