Washington, DC is a beautiful wedding destination FULL of unique venues. It is difficult to choose in this sea of amazing possibilities. To ease your decision-making, here is a list of my favorite DC venues! Happy wedding planning!
#1. St. Francis Hall at the Franciscan Monastery, Washington, DC
St. Francis Hall is a truly hidden gem in the DC area. This beautiful, old world venue offers meticulously maintained gardens, outdoor covered archways, and a gorgeous event hall that can fit 250! A huge red curtain above the stage provides a colorful element for an indoor ceremony. If you’re looking for a European feel to your wedding day, this is definitely your spot.
#2. Rust Manor House, Leesburg, VA
Rust Manor House is an elegant and classic option a short drive from the city. The house offers a beautiful backdrop for ceremonies and receptions on the grounds, or if you have a very small wedding guest list you can hold the wedding indoors. If it looks like you’ll have good weather, the outdoor lawn, brick pathways, and lots of ivy are features you’ll use in an outdoor wedding ceremony + reception. Plenty of room outside for a big tent too in case it rains!
#3. Arts Club of Washington
The Arts Club of Washington is a classic Washington, DC venue. A historic building full of beautiful art. What more could you ask for?
#4. Fort Myer, Arlington, VA
Fort Meyer’s Old Post Chapel and Officer’s Club are gorgeous options if you have a military connection. Central to Virginia and DC, it’s a convenient location for your guests and there are tons of creative portrait spots too! I’ve only shot here once but I had a TON of fun at this wedding.
#5. Mount Vernon
Yep, you can celebrate your wedding at George Washington’s former estate, Mount Vernon! It is obviously quite historic and pretty, and they do a great job maintaining the grounds for tourists during the week and intimate weddings + receptions on the weekends. It’s both laid back and elegant in a very southern way.