The DACOR Bacon House is a museum in the downtown Washington, D.C. area where couples can host their day’s wedding events. This historic mansion stands proudly as a brick mansion in the city with a rotunda entranceway and black shutters. Couples will find this stately wedding venue in northwest Washington, D.C., six minutes from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Facilities and Capacity
This wedding venue welcomes up to 180 guests for a couple’s big day. The reception rooms within the mansion itself can accommodate up to 92 guests for a seated ceremony and 180 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, the Meeting Room carpet can be removed to transform the area into a dance floor for jubilous couples and their guests. 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 130 guests for a 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 and engagement party in the halls of the DACOR Bacon House. For any wedding occasion, the venue and its staff offer the following event services for couples:
Documents show that Tobias Lear, private secretary to George Washington, was the first inhabitant of the historic DACOR Bacon House in 1815. The property changed hands a few more times 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, as she approached her 75th birthday, she became increasingly worried about the future of her estate. In 1973, thanks to her efforts, the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1980s, following Virginia’s passing, the house was acquired by the DACOR Educational and Welfare Foundation.
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Ellen · Married on 06/30/2018
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
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Sophie · Married on 06/16/2018
We cannot recommend DACOR Bacon enough! We searched dozens of DC wedding venues to find one that had the charm and character of this lovely house. The downtown location was perfect for our out-of-town guests, and they were easily able to accommodate our wedding of 90 people, at a very reasonable price. The food was delicious, and we got rave reviews on the beautiful space and incredible atmosphere. However, what made DACOR Bacon so exceptional was the professionalism of the staff. Meg, Jose, Alba, Sylvia and Chef Karida went above and beyond to ensure that the day lived up to our vision -- no detail was too small, from the place settings to the family photos arranged on the mantel. They spent hours on the phone and in person ensuring that nothing was overlooked. We felt so lucky to spend this important day with them -- thank you DACOR Bacon!Sent on 08/21/2018
Rebecca · Married on 05/12/2018
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.Sent on 08/22/2018
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!
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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.