DACOR Bacon House

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

We are so happy you found this amazing House! Do read about the House, its history, & checkout the photos of past events.

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. With a brick patio underfoot and enclosed by brick walls, which can accommodate 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.

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.

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 last “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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47 Reviews for DACOR Bacon House

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.4

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    Damian L. · Married on 09/10/2020

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

    A Unique, Elegant Venue with Excellent Service

    Our experience with DACOR-Bacon was uniformly excellent. We got compliments from our guests on the unique, historic, and elegant house. The staff was helpful in the planning, transparent on costs, adaptable and followed through on our requests. The in-house chef produced a dining experience that earned praise from all, meat eaters to vegetarians. We went with the in-house florist whose creations were spectacular, far exceeding expectations. The house staff was polite and on the day came through on all our requests. We could not have asked for more and recommend DACOR Bacon House for anyone looking for the perfect wedding venue.

    Sent on 10/21/2019

    DACOR Bacon House's reply:

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to do a review, it means so much to our DACOR team. We really enjoyed helping you in the preparations and planning. You were all a amazing!!
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    Sandea · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Sobresaliente!

    Persona muy amable y Cortez, excelente atención antes, durante y después del evento

    Sent on 10/16/2019

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DACOR Bacon House Pricing

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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?
    $ 250
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 250
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 8
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Garden
    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
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    August
    November
    December

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • 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 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.

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  • 1801 F St NW Washington, DC, 20006 See on map
    202-999-3199 (Phone number)
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DACOR Bacon House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at DACOR Bacon House?

DACOR Bacon House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At DACOR Bacon House, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

DACOR Bacon House includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Server(s)

At DACOR Bacon House, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at DACOR Bacon House includes:

  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of DACOR Bacon House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by DACOR Bacon House for wedding events is known for:

  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at DACOR Bacon House for wedding events?

DACOR Bacon House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does DACOR Bacon House offer?

DACOR Bacon House offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does DACOR Bacon House offer for wedding events?

DACOR Bacon House offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does DACOR Bacon House have available for wedding events?

DACOR Bacon House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend DACOR Bacon House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

DACOR Bacon House is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.5 in quality of service and 4.4 in average response time.