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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.
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 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.
47 Reviews for DACOR Bacon House
Recommended by 91% of couples
17 User photos
Molly O'neal · Getting married on 05/02/2022
Wonderful experience from planning to big day
I would like especially to commend Sylvia Whitaker, the events assistant who was mainly responsible for our rehearsal dinner event. She was always accessible and had ready solutions to any concern that I had. Meg Sharley was also helpful, the food delicious and beautifully served. The chef and event manager were excellent and flexible when some guests arrived later than we expected...Sent on 03/13/2020
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Thank you so much for the really lovely review Molly, you were a delight from start to finish!! We are so glad we were able to give you and your guests the perfect experience.
Damian Leader · 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
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!!
Sandea · Married on 10/19/2019
Persona muy amable y Cortez, excelente atención antes, durante y después del eventoSent on 10/16/2019
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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.