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About Church of the Holy City Wedding Chapel

Holy City Wedding Chapel

The Church of the Holy City Wedding Chapel is a religious wedding venue in the Washington, D.C. area. This historically elegant chapel rises up like a grand stone castle with wooden pews and stained glass windows inside. Couples can find this wedding venue a five-minute drive from The White House in downtown Washington, D.C.

Facilities and Capacity
At this chapel, couples can celebrate their big day with up to 360 guests. The main hall of the Church of the Holy City Wedding Chapel, called the Sanctuary, seats the maximum number of guests for the wedding. The wooden pews feature ornately carved details and sit on either side of a red runner leading to the altar. The ceilings stretch high overhead, supported by wooden beams, and on the walls stained glass windows depicting religious anecdotes climb to meet them. Stone walls glow in the warm soft lighting of the overhead pendant light fixtures. A pipe organ is built into the wall near the front of the room. The building also has a small vintage library, a bright and open parlor, and a foyer connecting both rooms to the Sanctuary. There is a second-level to this historic chapel accessible by a winding stone and brick staircase. The Upstairs Chapel is a small bright room with windows of clear glass and a wooden cathedral ceiling. It can serve as a venue for ceremonies or receptions. The downstairs Dining Hall is the perfect location for a reception as well.

Services Offered
Couples can host their ceremony and reception together in this historic wedding venue. Outside vendors are permitted at this venue to allow couples to decorate, dine, and celebrate in the style of their choosing. The church welcomes couples of all faiths to host their wedding on its grounds.

History
This English Gothic Sanctuary was designed by H. Langford Warren. The architect of the chapel was a Swedenborgian and was also the Dean of Harvard’s School of Architecture. The church was one of the country’s first to welcome the marriages of couples of different races. In the 1970s the church opened its doors to marriages of couples with different faiths. Then, in the 2000s, it was one of the first churches to welcome couples in same-sex marriages, before this was legalized by the Supreme Court.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Washington DC

12 Reviews for Church of the Holy City Wedding Chapel

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My husband and I had a great experience with Church of the Holy City. Elfa was amazing to work with, I didn't spend as much time with James but he was pleasant as well. The church is beautiful and elegant; it was the perfect for our wedding day. I would recommend this venue!

Profile Picture Jenn, 12/3/16, 6 Reviews
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Having our wedding ceremony at the Church of the Holy City was a wonderful experience! Elfa and James are extremely nice, helpful, and responsive. The only downside is the church does not have air conditioning so it was a little warm for our September wedding. But there were lots of fans to keep our guests cool. Besides this, the church is absolutely beautiful and has lots of rooms for the wedding party to use if needed.

Profile Picture User4073038, 2+ years ago, 11 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Indoor

Church of the Holy City Wedding Chapel Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
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Starting from $1700.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1700.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $500.00

Church of the Holy City Wedding Chapel FAQ

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Maximum Capacity
360
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2
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Historic, Religious
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Classic, Elegant, Unique
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The Church of the Holy City (isn't that a beautiful name? Who wouldn't want to get married under that banner?!) is EXACTLY what you think an elegant church ought to look like for a church wedding. It is also in a perfect location, within easy reach of many of Washington's top venues and monumental core. You will find the staff to be extraordinarily attentive and on tope of everything. A wonderful choice.

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1611 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009   See On Map
202-462-6734 (phone) 202-328-7380 (fax)
Church of the Holy City Wedding Chapel is a wedding ceremony venue from washington dc. We service weddings throughout the local area, including columbia heights , dupont circle , and logan circle . Church of the Holy City Wedding Chapel is a professional wedding ceremony venue that has been part of the Washington D.C. wedding industry for 40 years. We specialize in beautiful photogenic traditional wedding ceremonies in an 115 year old historic 16th street stone church with stained glass windows .