City Tavern Club

3206 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 Map · Phone number
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About City Tavern Club

Located in the heart of Georgetown at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, the City Tavern has been long been a center of activity in the city. Originally constructed in 1796, the City Tavern functioned as both an inn and a major hub of civic life in the area during the early Federal period. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other Founding Fathers frequented the Tavern during this time. On June 6, 1800, President John Adams was honored at a banquet in the Long Room of the Tavern where he offered the toast, “Georgetown- May its prosperity equal the ardent enterprise of its inhabitants, and the felicity of their situation.” Throughout the 19th century, the Tavern changed hands many times and was known by many names until it was converted for retail use in 1898. By 1960, the building had fallen into severe disrepair and was scheduled for demolition to make way for a parking lot. A group of Georgetowners happened upon the Tavern and recognized the Federal period architecture. They realized that the building was a landmark of significant historical value. The City Tavern Association was formed to restore the old tavern and preserve its authenticity and the building was reopened in 1962 as a private social club. Today the City Tavern continues the traditions set forth by the Founding Fathers and is a second home to many distinguished members of Washington’s political and social elite. The clubhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the City Tavern Club operates as a nonprofit organization with the mission of preserving one of the oldest Federal period buildings and the sole remaining founding-era tavern in Washington, D.C.

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kaitlyn E · Married on 06/22/2019

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    Perfect Party

    The City Tavern Club was a wonderful location for our reception. They were all a joy to work with, very accommodating and helpful, and put on a great party. I would recommend this club for all kinds of events, their space is wonderful and unique. We could not have been happier with how everything turned out.

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    Mary Beth Tyler · Married on 06/15/2019

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    Beautiful, intimate rehearsal dinner with family

    We hosted an intimate dinner with our families ahead of our wedding weekend. With just ten of us, Heather and team created a beautiful cocktail hour and dinner in the Jefferson Library and adjoining Governor's Room. What a perfect evening - our families could relax and enjoy each other's company followed by a delicious dinner. We did not have to worry much about anything - planning the menu was a breeze. Dinner was delicious, the ambiance was perfect, such a seamless night!

    Sent on 07/02/2019
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    Jacquelin Hoffman · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Hidden Gem in Georgetown, D.C.!

    This is by far the best wedding venue in Washington D.C. for an intimate wedding reception. As one of the oldest buildings in the state (the 1790's) it has incredible historical presence with a modern feel. We used the beautiful Grand Hall and adjacent rooms for our cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. Their Event Coordinator, Heather, was incredible. She was responsive to our needs (including customizing table settings and layouts), very flexible with our vendors, and ensured that the evening went smoothly. And the food was great, too! It was the experience of a lifetime.

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City Tavern Club 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? $ 2,459.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? 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 maximum capacity of your venue? 500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 12
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 7
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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  • 3206 M Street NW Washington, 20007 See on map
    2023378770 (Phone number)

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