Capitol Hill Club is a banquet hall in the Washington, D.C. area. This wedding venue invites couples to celebrate their big day in a city setting in the same neighborhood as many of The District’s famous landmarks and historical monuments. Couples can find this venue four minutes from the National Mall by car.
Facilities and Capacity
This banquet hall opens its doors for as many as 280 wedding guests. Couples can use one of the venue’s numerous dining suites for their big day, whether they’re hosting an intimate gathering or a grand occasion. These rooms are decorated in an antique style, with vintage furnishings and decor reminiscent of a room in The White House itself. Bold blues, reds, and golds appear throughout the spaces from the furniture to the carpeting to the walls and drapes. These rooms are also patriotic, with American flags draped on poles and antique artifacts displayed in curio cabinets. The Presidential Dining Room is the largest space, with the ability to seat the maximum number of wedding guests. For medium-sized parties, the Eisenhower Room seats 100 for a plated dinner. Plenty of smaller rooms are available with capacities ranging from 20 to 40 guests for a plated affair. These rooms are ideal for a rehearsal dinner or intimate ceremony, or can be used for a pre-reception cocktail hour.
Couples hosting a rehearsal dinner at this historic wedding venue will find themselves treated to a private room or exclusive venue use. To make their grand entrance, or departure, on their wedding day, couples can use a horse-drawn carriage to travel. The vintage elegance of the horse-drawn carriage adds to the style and atmosphere of the venue’s interior. The staff at the Capitol Hill Club will also help couples plan their big day from start to finish with event planning expertise.
Outside cake is permitted at this club for a couple’s wedding. Menu items in every flavor and cuisine style are available, including African, Cajun, German, Korean, Middle Eastern, Russian, Vietnamese, and more.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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User3387591 · 2+ years ago
By far the best venue (and value) in the DC area. They give you the entire building for the night of your wedding (4 floors) at no charge. We had cocktails on the first floor, dinner on the second floor, dancing on the third floor, and on the fourth floor we had a kid's room complete with kid's buffet and a room where the vendors could go to eat their meals. The service is amazing (even my photographer commented on how good the service was) and the food is some of the best wedding food we've ever had. Also, it's right next to the Capitol building, so it's neat for your out-of-town guests. I did not hire a wedding planner/coordinator, so I dropped a lot of decorations off the night before intending to come decorate b/w the ceremony and reception, but when I arrived they had already done everything! Seriously, this place is a hidden gem. Check it out - you will not be disappointed.
Nicholas Allen Franklin · Married on 10/27/2018
A Historic and Memorable Event Space
It would be difficult to overstate what the Capitol Hill Club pulled off for our wedding reception (200 people). It was not by accident that our night was perfect (everyone probably says this but it really was flawless). Stan, Israel, Chef Marcus and the rest of their team put in an enormous amount of preparation in the months leading up to the event that was just the right balance of their expertise matched with our hopes and dreams for that night. There were many instances where we said something to the effect of "I realize this may not be possible but it sure would be great if [fill in the blank]" and each time they pulled the request off.
The Space - virtually every reception I have been to puts every guest, the food, the band, and the dance floor together in single flat location. That is not the case at all with the Capitol Hill Club. Instead you get access to all of the building's floors allowing guests to flow between the dance floor/band on one level, food stations on another, babysitting rooms on another, and even college football games and a dedicated bar down below in case you are from the South and get married in the Fall. It is hard to explain just how well the space works for everyone.
Food - this is what was most important to me and Chef Marcus and his team hit a home run with our all stations concept. We asked them to put together a menu inspired by Edna Lewis's most famous southern cookbook (which they bought for their whole culinary team as a reference), a nod to our Texas roots, and a seafood spread because...well you only get to do this once. Over the course of several tasting events we honed in on not just nailing whether the food tasted great but making sure it worked logistically - how would someone hold this, can this stay warm, does this need to be fired on demand. They just could not have been more generous in the amount of time and thought they put into pulling off the food and drink aspect of the event. People are still talking about the raw bar.
Everyone thinks their reception was perfect. Ours really was and I can't imagine it being possible anywhere except the Capitol Hill Club.
Jennifer · Married on 05/12/2018
CHC was wonderful! It is so close to public transportation and was within walking distance of the church we got married at, so we didn't have to worry about transporting the guests at all.
They were able to host our 250 person wedding (just about the only place on the Hill that could) and they were surprising reasonable! You just had to meet a minimum for food -- no rental fee. And speaking of food, it was so delicious!
The tasting for the reception might have been my favorite part of wedding planning. Dessert was also included in the price of the entree and they were so accommodating with my request to split all the desserts in half and have twice as many types :-). They were also very knowledgeable/sensitive to food allergies (we had several people that needed to eat gluten and dairy free).
The staff was so accommodating and they generally let you have the whole place for the whole day -- we were able to start set up at 9AM -- which took the pressure off. You should definitely book the Capitol Hill Club.