DACOR Bacon House

1801 F St NW, Washington, DC 20006 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About DACOR Bacon House

The DACOR Bacon House is a museum in the downtown Washington, D.C. area. This historic mansion stands proudly as a brick mansion in the city with a rotunda entranceway and cedar shutters. Couples will find this a stately wedding venue in northwest Washington, D.C., just a block and half from the White House.

Facilities and Capacity

The reception rooms within the mansion itself can accommodate up to 180 guests for a standing reception. This historic decor includes antique-style furniture, gold-framed wall art and decorated carpeting. Ornate crown molding runs along the ceiling and the walls of the many rooms in this space. On the first floor, can be used transformed to a dance floor. The second-floor grand piano is available by request. Outside, couples will find an attractive half-acre garden. This space, with brick patio underfoot and enclosed by brick walls, accommodates up to 140 guests for a seated ceremony. The white pergola in the corner of the garden frames couples beautifully for their ceremony, with trees and flowers growing all around. The white pergola and white chairs stand out beautifully against the red brick of this venue.

Services Offered

In addition to their ceremony and reception, couples can also host their bridal shower, their engagement party, rehearsal dinner, in the House or Garden. The following event services are available:

  • Accommodations
  • Audio equipment
  • Bridal suite
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Furniture
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • Tables

History

The first recorded owner of the land on which the House rests was David Burns a Scottish immigrant, the property then went on to owned by Tobias Lear, private secretary to George Washington. The House we see today was built in 1825, by Tench Ringgold. It then went on to be owned by several people before becoming the home of Robert Low Bacon and his wife, Victoria Murray Bacon, in 1925. Virginia was known as the “Grande Dame” of Washington D.C.’s elite social circles of her time. She was also the home’s last private owner. In the 1960s, she had the House placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The House has been the home to DACOR and the DACOR Bacon House Foundation since 1982.

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37 Reviews for DACOR Bacon House

Recommended by 91% of couples


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  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.4

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    Ellen · Married on 06/30/2018

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    A hidden gem of a wedding venue, great staff, experienced, food excellent, location the best. The outdoor space is lovely, completely shaded, perfect for outdoor wedding in DC. Interior seated our 80 guests for formal dinner perfectly. Excellent experience, highly recommend DACOR for wedding!

    Sent on 08/17/2018

    DACOR Bacon House's reply:

    Thank you so much Ellen, we really enjoyed working with you. I have to say you really made things very easy on our side, you were always incredibly respectful and understanding.
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    Rebecca · Married on 05/12/2018

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    What a fabulous wedding! We cannot say enough good things about the entire experience. The setting is truly very special in a very central location so guests can enjoy the numerous sites of Washington. We particuarly loved the fact that it is also rich in history and has an intimate, charming atmosphere. Dacor Bacon is completely different from the usual hotel experience. Its like being in someone's home which is why our daughter and fiance chose this lovely old house.
    The staff are experienced, incredibly helpful and calm under pressure. It was a particularly difficult time for us as my mother had just died .Everyone treated us with such kindness, patience and understanding .We really did feel we were surrounded by family. Meg produced a master plan for the entire day and Chef Karida, Alba, Jose and all the staff
    made it happen like clockwork. All the small details we asked to be included were done. The room looked so very beautiful. None of us realised at the time , as we were enjoying dinner , that there was an unexpected downpour. The staff immediately ran to cover the dance floor outside and set things up downstairs so there was a seamless transition to having the first dance! Perfect.
    The food was so delicious and beautifully presented. Chef also worked with us to acccomdate our special requests for vegan and gluten free guests. Meg and Alba were such a help choosing the drinks and wines for the cocktail hour and the dinner.
    Everyone said it was simply divine - and it was!
    A final thought. I woke up the next morning and sent a text to our daughter and son-in-law saying" lets do it all again! "
    Our heartfelt thanks again to you all for making it a magical, wonderful day!








    Sent on 08/22/2018

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DACOR Bacon House 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? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Event Planning
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • 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, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Wheelchair Access

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • DACOR Bacon House 1
    October 12 2019

    A free glass of wine for each guest, to toast the happy couple

  • DACOR Bacon House 2
    Special

    Book a wedding reception for 2020 at this year prices!

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Jenifer Morris Photography
    Jenifer Morris Photography Wedding Photographers

    A nicely intimate site for weddings. I love to photograph here for the mix of garden options as well as historic house backgrounds. The staff is attentive and wonderful to work with.

  • Lieb Photographic LLC
    Lieb Photographic LLC Wedding Photographers

    The DACOR Bacon House is such a beautiful and elegant place for a small to moderate sized wedding. It has all the allure of an iconic downtown DC wedding! If you are looking for a classic, romantic and joyful setting to tie the knot, definitely visit DACOR Bacon.

Map

  • 1801 F St NW Washington, DC, 20006 See on map
    202-999-3199 (Phone number)

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