6 DC Rooftop Wedding Venues With A View

One of the best parts about living in a big, beautiful city is the skyline views. If you are planning a Washington DC wedding and are on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue, why not consider a rooftop wedding? You’ll get great views and a unique opportunity to explore what Washington DC has to offer.

You can check my list of 25+ wedding venues if you are looking for the perfect venue in Washington DC.

The Line DC

The Line DC is a charming hotel that has recently become a very popular rooftop wedding venue. Built on top of a 110-year-old church, this hotel features a beautiful rooftop deck with panoramic views of the city. The hotel also offers a wide array of other event rooms and spaces able to accommodate various group sizes.

Guest Capacity: 225 (rooftop)

The Capitol View at 400

It doesn’t get any more classic than this! Overlooking the US Capitol, the Washington Monument, and Union Station, The Capitol View at 400 is one of DCs newest wedding and event venue spaces featuring gorgeous views of some of Washington DCs most famous landmarks.

Guest Capacity: Inquire for more info

Top of the Town

Whether you’re a DC local or just visiting, you’re sure to love the penthouse view at Top of the Town! Located in Arlington, Top of the Town offers panoramic views of the nation’s capital from its floor-to-ceiling glass windows. There are so many aspects of the venue that are beautiful starting with the scenic elevator ride up to the gorgeous hallways leading to the reception room to the outdoor terrace. This venue provides a convenient location as well as parking for guests.

Guest Capacity: 150-180

District Winery

District Winery provides the best of both worlds – a winery wedding and a rooftop view! This DC wedding venue is perfect for mid to large weddings. A beautiful open reception space welcomes your guests before leading into a beautiful rooftop terrace providing panoramic waterfront views of the Anacostia River. The terrace also has a retractable roof/walls that allow an easy, backup weather plan that you can literally implement within seconds with a remote. Oh, and did I mention that their wine is phenomenal? Just take a look at their reviews and you’ll see what I mean.

Guest Capacity: 200

The Hay-Adams

I can’t write a blog post about DC wedding venues without including this hotel! The Hay-Adams is THE spot to get married in DC. The rooftop space has the best view of the city and the service here is impeccable. The walls are full of windows with epic views of Lafayette Park, the White House, and national monuments. The rooms are richly furnished and are outfitted with period ceilings, working fireplaces, and warm wood tones. The bright and airy Top of the Hay opens onto an outdoor perimeter terrace, the perfect location for an evening reception!

Guest Capacity: 340

Your Apartment

If all else fails, why not consider holding your wedding or reception on the top floor of your apartment building? Many modern apartments have a rooftop lounge that residents can use or rent out for a small fee. You’ll save hundreds or thousands of dollars on a wedding venue and you won’t have to travel far, which is an even better perk after a long night of celebrating! If you need some inspiration, check out Jen and Chris’ rooftop wedding here.

Guest Capacity: NA

A rooftop wedding is one of the best ways to enjoy city views while also providing a private location for you and your guests to celebrate! There is no shortage of Washington DC rooftop wedding venues, and I hope this blog was the inspiration needed to get you started!


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