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Price range: $16,200 - $21,300 Price range: $16,200 - $21,300
Couples usually spend $18,750 Couples usually spend $18,750
Reception
$250 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$8 per person
Reception
$250 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$8 per person

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History & Elegance in the President's Neighborhood

Planning a timeless wedding that neither you nor your guests will ever forget? The DACOR Bacon House will bring your vision to life with its elegance and romantic charm. A historic Georgian mansion in the heart of “the President’s Neighborhood,” this two-hundred-year-old house offers an intimate setting for refined and enchanting weddings. Make use of the graceful reception rooms with their historic chandeliers, baby grand piano and lush décor, or celebrate in the charming half-acre garden with its enclosed brick patio and white pergola that will beautifully frame you and your partner with leafy magnolias as you begin your lives together.

With the ability to accommodate up to 180 people, the possibilities include indoor & outdoor ceremonies, cocktail receptions, dinners, dancing, elopements, micro weddings and more! At the DACOR Bacon House, you will have the wedding you have always dreamed of- made easy by the professionalism and skill of the staff and executive chef.

Frequently asked questions

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
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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4.6 out of 5 rating
55 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
89% Recommended by couples
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DACOR Bacon House is a highly recommended wedding and event venue in Washington, DC. Reviewers praise the professionalism of the staff, the quality of the food, and the reasonable prices. The historic house is described as elegant and beautifully decorated with antiques and paintings, while the garden offers a picturesque backdrop for ceremonies and dancing. The helpfulness and flexibility of the staff, particularly Meg, Alba, and Jose, are highlighted as major positives. Overall, guests were impressed with the venue's ambiance, location, and attention to detail.

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DACOR Bacon House is a highly recommended wedding and event venue in Washington, DC. Reviewers praise the professionalism of the staff, the quality of the food, and the reasonable prices. The historic house is described as elegant and beautifully decorated with antiques and paintings, while the garden offers a picturesque backdrop for ceremonies and dancing. The helpfulness and flexibility of the staff, particularly Meg, Alba, and Jose, are highlighted as major positives. Overall, guests were impressed with the venue's ambiance, location, and attention to detail.

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John H. Sent on 10/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue; Amazing Vendors!

The DACOR Bacon house is truly amazing! Throughout our entire wedding, guests were coming up to us saying how impressed they were with the venue. It is a gem right in the middle of downtown DC. They have a huge, beautiful courtyard coupled with a stunning, historic interior. You will love it, and so will your photographer.

Also, I cannot complement the staff enough. They will work tirelessly to make sure your wedding is exactly the way you want it. They are friendly, hard working, and generous. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and we thank the whole team at DACOR Bacon for making it so.

Lastly, it is very convenient to have the catering on site. It's one less (big) thing for you to worry about.
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Nancy D. Sent on 10/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful historic venue

DACOR Bacon is a sensational venue for hosting a party/wedding/school reunion/etc.. We have thrown a cocktails and dance party there for the past three years, and can't say enough about the professionalism of the staff, the quality of the food, the service, and the price. Best of all, our guests love DACOR Bacon and come back each year.

The house is an elegant Federal brick building (1801), home of John Marshall when he was on the Supreme Court. It is decorated with beautiful antiques and paintings. If you're having a large event, the garden AND the house are able to accommodate 180 people. When we wanted to rent a tent for dancing under outside, they helped us. When we wanted great DJs, they helped find them. For smaller events, the house is wonderful for a cocktail party, lunch or dinner. It retains its beautiful old world charm and is located just a stone's throw from the White House. Parking is fairly easy on weekends and in the evening

We have also used DACOR Bacon for alumni cocktail parties. Guests tremendously enjoyed the elegant and comfortable setting. Washingtonians love to come to parties there -- it's the only still functioning grand historic house in Foggy Bottom. People walked by and say, 'What's that? I'd love to go in there." Out of towners are thrilled with its location, history and beauty. The staff is very experienced and helpful. They go out of their way to ensure the success of the events. Sylvia, who is the events coordinator, always goes above and beyond to make sure that we have a good experience. Alba and Jose make sure all the logistics are running smoothly, and they do a wonderful job. Meg wonderfully oversees it all.
J
Jacqueline Sent on 11/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing Short of Spectacular!

My experience with DACOR Bacon house was amazing in every way. The planning was made easy, the check-ins were perfect, and day of; the staff was amazing and the venue exceeded my expectations!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

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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.

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DACOR Bacon House frequently asked questions

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
DACOR Bacon House includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at DACOR Bacon House includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The space offered by DACOR Bacon House for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
DACOR Bacon House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
DACOR Bacon House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
DACOR Bacon House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
DACOR Bacon House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
DACOR Bacon House is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in value, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in professionalism and 4.4 in average response time.

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