Top 7 Historic Wedding Venues in DC

If you are a historical nerd just like me, you will fall in love with one of these venues. Washington DC has some of the most stunning architecture in the country: chic, elegant, stylish, intimate, and grandiose. But mostly, history has taken place at many wedding venues.

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

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

This building is a beautifully restored 1860 treasure nestled in the heart of the fashionable Penn Quarter. You will love the stunning Paris Ballroom boasts original towering inset bookcases, an elaborately vaulted ceiling, and a dramatic skylight. Note that you can invite up to 200 guests.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC: 700 F Street NW.

The Hay-Adams

The best about it, without hesitation, is the walls of windows frame and their 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, a perfect location for family formal and couple pictures!

The Hay-Adams: 800 16th Street NW.

Ronald Reagan Building

This ultra-modern event center has a boasting dazzling architecture and a world-class events team. I love the soaring arched glass ceilings in The Atrium, truly amazing. Its stately courtyard is perfect for outdoor events with mature trees, granite cobblestones, and sculptures.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Decatur House on Lafayette Square

This historic home was built by the architect of the U.S. Capitol. It’s also one of the first houses ever built in DC! This house gets everything you want: entertainment Parlors with inlaid wood floors, 19th-century chandeliers, and hand-painted ceilings. But the true treasure of this place is the location: right on central Lafayette Square.

Decatur House on Lafayette Square: 748 Jackson Pl NW.

The Mansion on O Street

This massive mansion complex has 70 secret doors, pretty unique! It also counts over 100 rooms, including galleries, alcoves, a ballroom, a museum, and a hidden wine cellar. More room for more fun with some beautiful and playful details, from sculptures and chandeliers to over 50 signature guitars. There is everything to love about this mansion.

The Mansion on O Street: 2020 O Street, NW.

President Lincoln’s Cottage

President Lincoln’s Cottage is an 1842 Gothic Revival mansion that features both history and charm. Located adjacent to the Cottage is the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, a stunning Beaux Arts-style museum with ample entertaining space. Here Abraham Lincoln made some of his most nation-changing decisions and developed the Emancipation Proclamation. Want to know more about this venue? Check my blog post “The Ultimate Guide to Get Married at President Lincoln’s Cottage”.

President Lincoln’s Cottage: 140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW.

Sixth and I Synagogue

This 102-year-old nondenominational and non-membership synagogue hosts Jewish weddings for all couples, including interfaith and same-sex partners. Its nontraditional, open policy is complemented by its stunning historic sanctuary (accommodates 800) with stained-glass windows, soaring arches, vaulted ceilings, and a newly renovated social hall, which seats up to 384 people when arranged theater-style.

Sixth and I Synagogue: 600 I Street, NW.


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