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Our August wedding was a small and intimate affair of approximately 40 guests. We reserved the Verandah Room for the reception and the Sunken Garden for the ceremony at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. We loved this venue for so many reasons. First of all, the Inn is surrounded by such a picturesque landscape full of trees, flowers and greenery. Second, it has historical charm. A simple, yet elegant colonial decor is kept throughout the Inn. Third, food was not only absolutely delicious, but also very reasonably priced for the DMV area. Fourth, this venue is perfect for busy couples who are savvy with money and have limited time to plan their wedding. If this description fits your profile, then this place takes a wedding planning nightmare and makes it to your sweetest dream. Lastly, most importantly, what really makes this place so special is the excellent service.
Mariita was an absolute pleasure to work with. Throughout the entire wedding planning process she showed an exceptional professionalism, responsiveness and willingness to make our wedding the most special day. She had outstanding suggestions when it came to menu choices, the Verandah Room floor plan, decorations and timing of our event. She also was very flexible to so many of our wedding details, decisions and last minutes changes, which made the entire process a very smooth sailing. For example, we had until the afternoon of the day of our wedding to move our ceremony inside in case of the bad weather. Luckily, the weather turned out to be beautiful.
We decided not to hire a wedding coordinator, but we felt that thanks to Mariita our event was very well coordinated. She guided us through every step of our special night. We highly recommend this venue to newly engaged couples.
Mount Vernon was the perfect location for our approx. 100 guest wedding. We had both our ceremony and reception there. It is such a beautiful space that needed minimal decorations. Tina and Mariita were great to work with and the whole staff was wonderful and professional, especially Ellie who helped us with our tasting. We loved her so much we asked that she work our wedding! Mount Vernon really took care of us - even bringing the us and the bridal party cocktail hour food after the ceremony while my dress was bustled. Plus it was a really hot day and they always made sure we had water. Everyone RAVED about the food. Their crab cakes were some of the best we've ever had. We loved the intimate setting and it had plenty of room on the dance floor (and we had a band and a DJ). Mount Vernon is a beautiful setting and we highly recommend it, especially because they take care of many things in house.
Mount Vernon Inn was such an incredible venue for our wedding. It is so beautiful and historic, and a great venue that truly takes care of everything. We loved working with Mariita and Tina, who were both incredibly responsive and helped make the night go off without a hitch! They were extremely helpful in assisting us with menu choices and cocktail hour appetizers, and our guests all said the food was incredible. I also really loved the intimacy of the separate rooms for dining. It's not a traditional "wedding" set up, but it was very cozy and personal, and our guests really liked it as well! Plus, there was PLENTY of room on the dance floor in the Washington Room, and our guests danced the night away. The staff at Mount Vernon really go above and beyond the call of duty, and made it so we didn't even need to hire a coordinator. It was a wonderful gorgeous setting for our wedding, and I highly recommend them!
We were married at Mount Vernon Inn last month and couldn't be happier with our experience. The inn is beautiful, and creates a very unique and special "DC/ Virginia" feel--especially for guests who might be coming from out of town. Mariita was our coordinator and she and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly throughout the whole process, from our initial meeting, to helping us settle on our menu and bar options, all the way through helping to coordinate and manage timing and logistics on the big day. We had about 180 guests, and the layout of the inn provided more than enough room for everyone to be comfortable and have a great time fun. Throughout the night and after it was over, our guests raved about the quality of the food and how much they enjoyed the wedding...we highly recommend Mount Vernon Inn to anyone looking for a wedding venue!
We had around 75 guests for our wedding and we were concerned about keeping costs under control and delicious food. We couldn't have been happier with Mount Vernon. As a bride I wasn't super concerned with details and wanted to keep everything simple and focus on having a comfortable place for guests. We had our ceremony outside under the tent, cocktail hour on the veranda, and the dinner in the dinning room. Everyone commented on how great the food was and I completely agree. The location was convenient without being in the middle of the city, which isn't what we wanted. On the day of the wedding the staff were great to work with and everyone was very accommodating and nice. They really made the whole experience better and the price was quite reasonable when we compared it with other locations. I'd highly recommend Mount Vernon.
I had a small intimate ceremony and reception here and it was very nice. Everything went according to plan and the staff was very nice and helpful. I would recommend this venue to anyone.
Our family had the pleasure of hosting our daughter and son-in-law's wedding at Mount Vernon Inn. It was the perfect venue for the 100 guests! The food was delicious, the service was exceptional, and Mariita Campos was professional and welcoming! Every one of our guests commented, "what a perfectly fabulous place to have a wedding"! And many said, "I didn't even know you could have weddings here"!
Thank you to all the staff, and especially to Ms. Campos, for providing a perfect day for the newlyweds!!
We highly recommend Mt Vernon Inn to any couple in the DC area wanting to get married for a reasonable price in a great atmosphere. Our wedding was perfect! We rented out the whole restaurant for our reception that included 140 guests. Mariita was friendly, professional, and reassuring throughout the planning process - she was a pleasure to work with.
The setting at Mt. Vernon is historic and beautifully simple. We did not need much in the way of decorations, as the decor is enough in itself. Our table centerpieces were simple (candles and rose petals), our music was DIY (created our own playlist on a laptop and rented speakers), and we were able to focus on what mattered most - celebrating with all of our family and friends! The food was delicious, and our guests gave us great feedback about the staff's responsiveness. Everyone loved the hoe cakes! It was also a lovely touch that Mariita and Cynthia checked in on us while we were getting ready for the ceremony and provided our wedding party with champagne and snacks.
We can't say enough positive things about Mt. Vernon. Our wedding was unique, intimate, and memorable. And most importantly, we had the best night of our lives!
I looked at a lot of venues in the Washington, DC Metro area before selecting Mount Vernon Inn. For comparison purposes -- we held our event on Saturday night and rented out the entire restaurant for party. We had ~100 people, but it easily could have held many more. I couldn't have made a better choice. Mariita was fantastic to work with, professional and responsive every step of the way. I am out of town a lot for work and Mariita was very accommodating with our tasting and other visits. We had a lot of customizations to our meal and Mariita/staff accommodated us with every request. We also had a unique request in that we wanted to set up an entire room with home-made cookies (part of a Western/Central PA tradition). Mariita and her staff set up the room for us and I couldn't have expected more if it has been professionally designed. I opted not to have a wedding coordinator and many of my friends commented on how smooth and natural our entire event was. I would highly recommend this venue to brides.
My husband and I got married here last year and could not recommend this location enough! As a girl who really had no interest in the little annoying details of a wedding, Mariita was super helpful and sweet through the entire process. The location is wonderful, and on a nice day your guests can also tour the Mt. Vernon grounds prior to the wedding. We both felt the prices were extremely good compared to other locations in the DC area, and there is plenty of (free) parking for guests on site.
Mount Vernon Inn was a fantastic venue for our wedding. We were sold by the ability to have the ceremony and reception in one place, food and drinks included, at the reasonable cost. Mariita Campos was always responsive and thorough in the planning process. She allowed us as much flexibility as we wanted in terms of seating configurations, timing of events, the menu, etc, and we generally found that the options and suggestions she provided worked well for us, building our confidence that the wedding day would run smoothly (and it did). Cynthia, the Banquet Manager, helped cue people’s entrances during the ceremony, so there is no need for a wedding planner or day-of coordinator if you’re reasonably organized. She added candles to the stairway from the Verandah room to the patio at the last minute, when my mother was concerned about the lighting there, as one example of the staff’s attentiveness.
The food was excellent; making the rounds to meet our guests, my husband and I noticed that most plates had been eaten clean! I appreciated that guests got to choose their entre at the table, rather than via RSVP card. A selection of appetizers was saved for my husband and I, and we were served dinner first; these are the kinds of details MVI took care of seamlessly. We loved that the charm and ambiance of the Inn allowed us to forgo flowers; the setting was lovely and felt complete just with the candles in hurricane lamps as centerpieces that MVI provided without charge. We added a fondue station only a week or two before the wedding, and it was a big hit guests.
We were married in November and the temperature for our evening ceremony was around 50 degrees. We opted for just two patio heaters to keep the tenting costs down, and most of our guests wore their coats, but the bridesmaids and I were bare-shouldered and comfortable enough. Some guests told me they felt their plates and escort cards were cleared too soon, but that's the only critique I heard
I can't say enough wonderful things about the Mount Vernon Inn and its staff. Mariita and Cynthia were incredible from day 1, helping us with the menu selection, brainstorming ideas for decorating the space, and making sure we had checked all of our boxes when preparing for the wedding. This was particularly helpful as we didn't hire a wedding planner, and we were nervous about planning a wedding for 125 guests by ourselves. It was never an issue, though, because Mariita and her staff were always available and excited to help every step of the way.
We were VERY impressed by the quality of the food (we chose the filet/crab cake, fig and date stuffed chicken and pork with cornbread stuffing) and were blown away by how reasonable their prices were compared to the other venues we had considered. We never felt like we were overpaying for anything, and Mariita did a great job of managing the menu to fit our ideal budget.
At the Mount Vernon Inn, it's all about the great food, intimate space and very helpful staff who feel like family. Elsie, for instance, took care of us during our tasting and was so lovely that we made a special request for her to be at our wedding, too.
The final thing I would highlight is their flexibility. With a wedding in early November, we kept flip-flopping over whether to hold the ceremony inside vs. outside. Mariita was great--she helped us weight the pros and cons of each option, and she was so flexible with letting us make the decision at the last minute so we could gauge the weather.
Overall, the Mount Vernon Inn is the perfect venue if you're looking for a cozy, intimate wedding. That's not to say there wasn't plenty of space and a great dance floor (more like a full room for dancing!), but we truly enjoyed how calm and enjoyable the entire experience was. If we could do it again, we wouldn't do anything differently!
I had an AMAZING time at my wedding this weekend thanks to the staff at Mount Vernon Inn. The staff at the Inn was phenomenal and the food and service FAR exceeded my expectations. EVERYTHING was fresh and delicious. The venue was beautiful and unique and I would recommend it to anyone looking to host a wedding or party. The prices were excellent and for the high quality of the service and food they could easily charge much more. The guests were raving about everything and I cannot wait to make my way back there!!
We had a wonderful experience working with Mount Vernon Inn on our wedding. We had lots of changes between booking and the big day, and the staff handled them all with panache and professionalism. The setting cannot be beat, and the prices are very competitive for the D.C. area. In addition, the Inn really brings something magical about American history into the wedding… Not a quality I can quite name, but really special on the big day. We felt so lucky to be working with such experienced and professional people for such an important day.
The food was outstanding. Many of our guests filled up on our cocktail hour. We particularly recommend the rabbit and peanut soup shooters, both of which were huge hits. Martha’s Washington’s Punch was a huge hit as well, as it tasted like cold apple pie in a glass (weird description but they kept having to make more because our guests—and we—drank it all up). We selected the hoecake and a balsamic fig salad as appetizers. They were perfectly portioned and our friends and family got a big kick out of the colonial foods. For our entrees, we allowed a choice of a petite filet with a crab cake, a walnut and cranberry stuffed chicken, and a sundried tomato encrusted red snapper. They were all popular but I would say the chicken went over especially well as it was the most seasonal of our selections. We served Martha Washington’s Cake as our dessert, which saved us money because we did not have to get a big cake at a bakery. It was delicious and they even boxed some up for our one year. I think our guests got a kick out of it. We also had an ice cream bar and pumpkin ale, fun touches Mariita was able to add at the last minute.
Mariita was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is great about responding to emails and giving you specific information about everything in Mount Vernon’s capacity. We really appreciated her understanding and professionalism on some thorny family issues, and her flexibility as our guest list and
I loved this historic place and my guests loved the staff. Everyone is awesome there! Thank You for everything and your hardwork.
From start to finish- Mount Vernon was awesome!
We wanted to go there from the start, and Mariita made planning super easy. We secured our date, and started picking out what we wanted for our ceremony and reception, with timelines in place for when we needed to make decisions. This helped ease the stress of the details. First up- food!
Sampling the food was a ton of fun, and we were able to pick great dishes that our family and friends loved. It's not often you get rave reviews of banquet food, but this colonial cooking did!
We had our ceremony in the sunken garden, and elected to have the fans and draping. It really looked much nicer than the tent poles by themselves. It rained during our ceremony, so the fans weren't used, but were useful for later when it dried out and folks hung out under the tent during the reception. The rain started right before we walked down the aisle (good luck, right?) and the waiters held the doors open for us and helped the bridal party walk under umbrellas down the stairs to the tent. I am so grateful, since my dress was pretty wet after from the ground!
Our reception went off without a hitch. The wait staff brought the bridal party our own set of apps so we were sure to get some food, and also brought us wine and beer because it is impossible to get to the bar when you're in a wedding- everyone wants to talk to you! The guests were greeted with drinks/apps upon entry to the restaurant from the ceremony. Introductions and dinner were seamless- the wait staff were more than ready to tackle our 150-person reception. The timing was spot on- no long waits between apps and salads or dinner. The dessert- delish! Yum apple and pecan pie!
The bar was great- we had it open the entire night, and we did the consumption bar because we wanted different wines than what was offered with the fixed price bar, which worked out much better for our budget.
We were way under our budget. Best bargain in town. Highly recommend getting married here!