Arts Club of Washington

20017 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Arts Club of Washington

Arts Club of Washington is a sophisticated wedding venue in Washington, D.C. Located in a historic townhouse, couples are invited to add their own chapter to its tale. Conveniently situated in the heart of the nation’s capital, it is accessible for guests traveling from far and wide to celebrate.

Facilities and Capacity

The Arts Club of Washington calls the spectacular Monroe House its home. A charming manor with a history that stretches back to the early 1800s, its many rooms offer a special setting in which to celebrate. The club itself has been housed here since 1916 and was the first private arts club in the capital. Upon arrival, guests will be immediately struck by the grandeur of the property. Its entrance hall features a crystal chandelier that illuminates a room defined by antique furniture, high ceilings, and carved door arches. Couples are invited to exchange vows in the Monroe gallery, with works from renowned artists as their backdrop. An intimate setting, its stage functions as an ideal altar and is lit by natural light from stunning floor-to-ceiling bay windows. The party can continue in the Monroe Parlor Rooms which welcome receptions for up to 60 friends and family. Luxurious spaces, they are noteworthy for their period furniture and exhibitions from featured artists. The upstairs salons are also available for those celebrating and feature views out over Pennsylvania Avenue. The property’s garden is a welcoming venue for an outdoor celebration, and a large tent can be erected in aid of the party. The management is happy to provide furniture rentals for events, including tables and chairs.

Services Offered

The Arts Club of Washington’s staff offers everything couples need for an unforgettable big day. The club offers fine cuisine from its catering team and can serve up to 400 guests station-style, a buffet for 200, or seated dinners for smaller groups. The staff can help organize cutting-edge audiovisual equipment for events, as well as decor rentals. They can help clean up and set up everything on the day, and the club’s in-house event planner can help make sure big days run smoothly.

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Details of garden
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Arts Club of Washington
Garden party
Garden party
Stunning setup
Stunning setup
Relaxed and tranquil
Relaxed and tranquil
Attentive staff
Attentive staff
Fun together
Fun together
Set for a ceremony
Set for a ceremony
Welcome
Welcome
Fun bridal portrait
Fun bridal portrait
Wedded bliss
Wedded bliss
Floral decor
Floral decor
Wedding fun
Wedding fun
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Details of garden
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Arts Club of Washington
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Garden party

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30 Reviews for Arts Club of Washington

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Alyssa · Married on 07/21/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Down-to-Earth hidden gem

    The Arts Club of Washington was the absolute perfect venue for me and my husband. Right from the get-go, we wanted something that was central, pretty, and reasonably priced; the Arts Club checked off all of those boxes. The rate is a steal—I don’t think any of the other options we were looking at even came close in terms of competitive pricing. It’s also incredibly unique; the multiple floors, different rooms, and art made sure that everyone always had something to do. We got so many comments on what a great find it was.

    The staff was so accommodating and attentive to our needs. They were receptive throughout the entire process, from the tour to the food/wine tasting to the day itself. We had originally planned to have both our ceremony and dinner outside, but unfortunately it poured the entire day. Within an hour, they were able to re-orient the ceremony to the indoor space and arrange for a tent to cover the outside dining area. The ceremony was beautiful and, miraculously, no one got wet while eating dinner. It was so magical; I’ll remember the day and the crew who helped us forever.

    The food was AMAZING. Seriously, people are still talking about it. The chef worked with us to pick a menu that suited our tastes, so it was casual but still kind of sophisticated (plus I got my Mac n cheese). We also chose our favorite cocktails to be prepared during the cocktail hour—I think it was a Moscow mule and a gin and tonic. Since it’s an older venue, they did have a couple of rules they were pretty stringent about (I don’t think you could have red wine upstairs, for instance), but honestly it didn’t make one difference.

    Please at least consider taking a tour of this place in your searches. The pictures don’t do it justice.

    Sent on 05/20/2019
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    Emanuella · Married on 05/27/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We held our wedding at the Arts Club on Memorial day weekend and highly recommend it to other couples! We spent several weeks looking for the perfect location for our big day, and the Arts Club met all of our criteria.

    I absolutely loved my wedding at the Arts Club of Washington! Tt was such a magical weekend. All of my guests ranted and raved for days after the event on how much fun they had and how beautiful the venue was. I couldn't imagine a more perfect wedding day for myself or my new husband. We had aroun 75 people in our wedding.

    Yann and his staff were excellent! Throughout the planning process, they were incredibly helpful, providing information about ceremonies and receptions

    It's a historic building and a former home of James Monroe. The house has a unique character, the staff are professional and hard-working, they offers chairs, tables, linens, and cutlery/glassware at no extra cost, there are multiple floors available for guests to roam, their garden/courtyard is the perfect setting for a ceremony/dinner, and the venue even offers in-house catering.

    The venue was very flexible on scheduling a tasting for us. The chef did a great job and the food was amazing. He also included a family recipe in the menu. We also featured a signature cocktail, Brazilian Caipirinhas.

    We loved the historical feel of the building. The event went perfectly and everyone had a wonderful time..

    Sent on 06/01/2017

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Arts Club of Washington FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 800.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 35.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Wine
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

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  • 20017 I Street, NW Washington, DC, 20006 See on map
    2023317282 (Phone number)
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