Aria is an enchanting neighborhood trattoria located just two blocks from the White House and the National Mall, making the restaurant a lovely destination for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. The restaurant offers a variety of unique spaces to accommodate events, large and small.
The Compass Room is a completely private space with beautiful mahogany accents, stage, and dance floor. The room is extremely versatile seating up to 150 guests and accommodating 250 guests for receptions.
The Piazza Room is a solarium-style room that overlooks the elegant cobblestone of Woodrow Wilson Plaza, seating 80 guests and accommodating 120 guests for receptions. Depending on your group's size, this room may be reserved either as a private or semi-private room.
If you are planning a larger event, the entire restaurant may be rented for up to 300 seated guests or 500 person reception.
With our various menu options, choosing a catering selection is a simple and enjoyable experience. We are delighted to assist you in choosing a menu which best compliments your event. Executive Chef Xavier DeShayes changes the menus seasonally and is constantly discovering delectable twists on classic Italian cuisine. Please see our web site for detailed sample menus.
Open and cash bars available. Please contact us for catering minimums.
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Stephanie · Married on 10/01/2011
We used Aria Pizzeria and Restaurant for our rehearsal dinner, http://ariapizzeria.com/events.html. It is at the Reagan Trade Building right downtown, and the Piazza Room is right on the courtyard. It was a great deal for a DC venue on a Friday night. The best part was our contact, Dennis Burns. He was super helpful, and worked with us on every detail. Even though he was off the night of the event, he called me late in the afternoon to touch base, and gave me his cell phone in case there were issues that night. We wanted more casual dining since the next day would be the BIG event, so we went with a specialty pizza buffet, two pasta stations, and desserts. It was perfect for mingling and getting folks to know each other before the wedding. LOVED it.
Amy · Married on 12/29/2007
I had both my reception and ceromony at Aria. The food was wonderful and they allowed me to mix there menus to my liking. The value was great and they worked with me on everything. It was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this venue to everyone.