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.
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 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.
46 Reviews for DACOR Bacon House
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Damian Leader · Getting married on 09/10/2020
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
Sandea · Married on 10/19/2019
Persona muy amable y Cortez, excelente atención antes, durante y después del eventoSent on 10/16/2019
Happy Groom · Married on 09/25/2019
Cozy historical venue
Our wedding was in winter so it was indoors. The ambience was astonishing and all our guests were impressed. You are literally having your wedding in a historical house/museum. That was the first place that we saw, and we didn't find the need to look any further (and I am the type of person who would check out 10 different stores just to buy a t-shirt). The staff were friendly, professional, and on-time. The dinner (particularly steak with blue cheese) was also amazing!
NOTE: It is perfect for perhaps up to 70 guests if you want to have everyone in the main rooms (not in the back side that people may feel a bit isolated or 2nd class)!Sent on 09/25/2019
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A free glass of wine for each guest, to toast the happy couple
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.
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.