Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will make in the wedding planning process.

The venue you choose not only sets the tone for your wedding but will also be the backdrop for all your pictures. We put together a shortlist of our favorite quintessentially DC venues to help you kick off your wedding venue search in the District.

View of the steps leading up to the LINE Hotel in Adams Morgan.
Photo: The LINE Hotel

The LINE Hotel. The LINE burst onto the scene in 2018 and quickly became a D.C. favorite. Set in a 1912 neoclassical-style church this venue offers the perfect mix of old architecture and new design. Located in Adams Morgan, the hotel also boasts a large rooftop with some of the best views in D.C. that serves as the perfect ceremony or cocktail hour spot!

Parisian setting of the Anderson House courtyard in Dupont Circle.
Photo: The Anderson House

The Anderson House – The Society of Cincinnati. This stunning venue’s Beaux-Arts architecture will make you feel like you’ve stepped into 19th century Paris without having to leave D.C.

Cool tropical ceremony set up with wedding planner in The Sun Room located in Washington, DC.
Photo: The Sun Room

The Sun Room. This white brick warehouse has a ton of natural light and a California-cool vibe perfect for a laid back affair. The Sun Room is also only 10-minutes up the road from Union Station and The Capitol in a quiet neighborhood. The space is ideal for weddings with 100 guests or less.

Beautiful neutral wedding reception at the DAR downtown.
Photo: Winnie Dora Photography

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). What is more quintessentially D.C. than a stunning historic venue and a balcony with views of the Washington Monument? With its three stunning spaces combined with its prime downtown location and unfettered view of the Washington Monument, the DAR is one of D.C.’s most iconic wedding venues.

Nighttime shot of couple outside of District Winery.
Photo: District Winery

District WineryThis modern and sophisticated venue in D.C.’s trendy Navy Yard neighborhood offers both indoor space and a large terrace with waterfront views. Furthermore, their incredible in-house catering and full-service bar make for easy planning!

Art gallery wedding reception with warm, amber lighting.
Photo: Casey Crowe Taylor

Long View Gallery. This industrial-chic art gallery backs up to Blagden Alley and doubles as one of D.C.’s coolest wedding venues. Comfortably seating over 200 guests with room for the dance floor makes the Long View Gallery one of the larger venues in D.C.  Moreover, brick walls and concrete provide a blank slate that can be customized to your unique vision.

Classic view of the Washington Monument from the balcony of the Hay Adams.
Photo: The Hay Adams

The Hay-Adams.  Situated in an Italian Renaissance-style building, this hotel is the perfect place for a refined and upscale event.

Our city has no shortage of amazing venues to offer, from gorgeous gardens to trendy rooftops there is something for every type of couple. Tell us which venue you ultimately choose on Instagram or through our website and we’ll send a couple of planning tips just for you!


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