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Situated in Washington DC, Dumbarton House is an elegant venue for weddings and other events. Couples and their loved ones can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this property which is rich in charm and elegance. The venue has both indoor and outdoor event areas for joyous celebrations year-round. To-be-weds can work with the dedicated events team to plan their special day in this beautiful red-brick home and gardens.

Facilities and Capacity

Dumbarton House has various event spaces, the largest with a capacity of 200 people. With this number of attendees, couples can exchange vows in The North Garden, an outdoor area designed in 1932 with beautifully manicured lawns and a stunning red-brick arbor. The space is lined with trees and other lush greenery. Outdoor receptions can take place in The Belle Vue Room and Lower Courtyard which accommodates 140 guests for a standing reception and 80 for seated events. This elegant area with indoor and outdoor spaces boasts 13-foot ceilings and Palladian-style windows for a truly sophisticated feel. The East Park holds 60 individuals standing on the verdant lawns. Here, attendees can enjoy the many native plant species and landscaping. Lastly, The Upper Terrace also accommodates 60 guests overlooking the scenic East Park. Each and all of these event areas have breathtaking views for photographs and provide ample space for entertaining. There is also a get-ready-suite for the nearlyweds to prepare in, while up to 75 of their guests at a time peruse the museum.

Services Offered

The team at Dumbarton House allows couples to bring in outside vendors of their choice to service the big day, so long as they are licensed in the state of Washington DC. To assist couples in making their decision, a list of trusted and preferred vendors can be provided. To-be-weds can celebrate any and all of their wedding-related events in this magnificent venue, with space for engagement parties, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, and more.

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Stephen Married on 10/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great wedding location, great team!

We loved our experience with our fall 2022 wedding at Dumbarton House. The venue team was fantastic! The site is excellent for siting a large variation of guest sizes. We had about 75, but could have been not too big with 50 and could have easily held 110-120. The arrangement of the venue allows for photos and dinner setup simultaneously with cocktail hour and zero cross-over. Highly recommend lower (east) garden for cocktail hour, just know you'll need lighting.
Brant M. Married on 05/08/2021
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Excellent experience, beautiful venue

Hosting our event here went perfectly, and the staff were incredibly helpful and professional. The space is gorgeous and I would definitely come back again!
Kate Married on 05/18/2019
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Incredible Wedding Venue!

Dumbarton house was a magical place to get married. Hilary Hughes and her staff did an amazing job! I would highly recommend Dumbarton House.
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Dumbarton House is an absolute gem! The location is amazing, the grounds are stunning and the staff is very experienced, professional and lovely to work with! Highly recommended!

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Nestled in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C., the historic Dumbarton House is a stunning venue with excellent indoor and outdoor space as well as high quality of service and responsiveness. The Dumbarton House staff work diligently to assure that the day goes by flawlessly and that all needs of the bride and groom are met. As a vendor it was a great experience working with them, would highly recommend!

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Dumbarton House is a beautiful, unique, historic venue with several striking spaces for a wedding. There are very few venues in DC that have a great outdoor space for a ceremony or cocktail hour, and they keep the grounds maintained perfectly. Some of our very best weddings have been there, we highly recommend it! ~ Evan Reitmeyer, MyDeejay


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