When it comes to planning a memorable wedding, the venue plays a big part in setting the tone for the day, and Washington DC has some of the most unique options for uniquely beautiful weddings. Known as one of the prettiest capitals in the world, it boasts incredible architecture along with wonderfully manicured parks and gardens. With so many options available, couples often feel spoiled for choice for their special day.

To get some inspiration and see just what the city has to offer, take a look at some of the most popular venues that are famous for their style and wedding service:

Celebrating a wonderful occasion in a unique wedding venue is what makes The City Club of Washington such a special place for many couples. Nestled near the heart of DC, the bold architecture and impressive function rooms make a impact on weddings of all styles and sizes, even parties of up to 300 guests. Whether the ballroom or atrium are chosen, couples can rest assured that every last detail of the day will be taken care of.

Address: 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 347-0818

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Just a block away from one of the most famous landmarks in the world, The White House, hosting a wedding at the Decatur House guarantees the event will be spectacular. Featuring beautifully restored 1800s architecture and design, along with incredible indoor and outdoor reception areas, the venue will always be dressed to impress. With space to host up to 300 guests, the house can be explored and enjoyed from day and into the celebrations at night.

Address: 748 Jackson Pl NW, Washington, DC 20006

Phone: (202) 218-4333

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A popular wedding venue location that features elegant boutique spaces, each function space is designed in a wonderful romantic style. This venue has a lot of character and charm that perfectly suit couples who love vintage Renaissance architecture and all the incredible decor from the high ceilings to the grand terrazzo stairs. Ideal for hosting weddings that have up to 120 guests, the team will help couples get exactly what they want for their special day.

Address: 600 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202)-431-8516

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A beautiful blank canvas that can be shaped and styled to make a couple’s special day truly memorable. This chic industrial space can accommodate 200 guests, and the unique photo booth will include wonderful entertainment for everyone. The reclaimed wood walls add wonderful warmth and the modern lighting features create a romantic look that look magical at night. A truly special location with character and history, this is a popular DC venue for good reason.

Address: 1508 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Filled with history and dressed in elegant style, The Whittemore House is a stunning wedding venue that has been beautifully restored back to its classic style and grace. Originally a private residence built in the 1890s, the mansion is now a wonderful museum that hosts special events. This location features lovely gardens, high columns, a grand entrance, and a variety rooms dressed in elegance. The venue can accommodate parties of 12 to over 200 guests in all.

Address: 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (240) 343 – 5190

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For a magical wedding venue that boasts incredible views in a peaceful atmosphere, Capitol View at 400 is a modern rooftop location that offers magnificent views of the city, most notably the Capitol, the Washington Monument, and beautiful Union Station. Offering comfort and style both indoors and out, parties of 100+ guests can enjoy incredible sunsets in the evening and star-filled skies at night. Perfect for couples who are looking for the convenience of being in the city but with a feeling of being miles away.

Address: 444 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 450-4618

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A waterfront winery with all of the vintage charm of classic vineyards, this is a truly sophisticated wedding venue has plenty of beautiful photo opportunities both inside the unique indoor spaces and outside the Navy Yard. With space to host 200 guests, everyone will be able to enjoy the view from the grand floor to ceiling windows, a perfectly styled outdoor terrace, luxury finishes, and spectacular views of the sunset along the Anacostia River.

Address: 385 Water St SE 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 484-9210

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The perfect blank canvass to shape into a bespoke event space, Dock5 is a popular DC wedding venue for the convenience and flexibility to suit every wedding style a couple may desire. With 12,000 square feet of space to work with, the space can easily accommodate anywhere from 400 to 2,000 guests. Offering stylish indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces, this is a great venue that is close to plenty of beautiful views and accommodations for out of town guests. A wonderful choice for any time of year.

Address: 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (301) 347-3998

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For the couple who are looking for a unique modern wedding venue with wow factor, Sequoia is a stunning location nestled on the banks of the Potomac River. Featuring incredible art installations and surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, there are endless photo opportunities that couples and guests would love to explore. Offering reception space on the mezzanine or private state room, along with lovely outdoor space on the terrace, there is enough room to accommodate 100+ guests for a truly memorable event.

Address: 3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 944-4200

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A luxury downtown wedding venue with a serene atmosphere that feels miles away from the city, Fairmont is one of the top locations for wedding celebrations for the fact that they pay close attention to every detail throughout the event. Styled in modern elegance with enough space to host up to 700 people in the grand ballroom, the incredible food choices and convenient accommodations make this a truly memorable location for special events.

Address: 2401 M St, NW, Washington, DC

Phone: (202) 429-2400

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Address: 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Phone: (866) 302-2469

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Address: 1099 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 844-6222

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Address: 800 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Phone: (202) 638-6600

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Contact : Erika Ruben

Address: Union Station Dr NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 289-8300

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Contact : Michele Jacobs

Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 342-0444

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Contact : David Bernand

Address: 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 483-6000

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Address: 2715 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 337-2288

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Contact : Romin

Address: 740 Water Street Sw Washington, Dc 20024

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Contact : Natalie

Address: 300 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 469-8447

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Contact : Suzanne

Address: 700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 628-7177

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Contact : Buddee Clinton

Address: 1200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 448-2300

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Contact : Christian Mullins

Address: 1340 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC 20017

Phone: (202) 425-6548

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Contact : Edward

Address: 3100 South Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 912-4177

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Contact : Liliana Klein

Address: 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Phone: (202) 537-6200

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Address: 703 Edgewood St NE, Washington, DC 20017

Phone: (202) 248-0230

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Contact : Stephan Boillon


To ensure the best spot is chosen for such a special day, couples should always keep an open mind and look at all of the options available in the city. No matter what kind of look and style of venue want for their big day, Washington DC is sure to have the perfect location that will forever stay in their memories.