Fathom Gallery is a museum loft and wedding venue in the Washington, D.C. area. Couples can host their modern city weddings in this historic yet chic space rife with distressed accents and brick walls. This venue is located five minutes from the White House in downtown Washington, D.C.
Facilities and Capacity
This museum welcomes a maximum of 125 guests for a couple’s wedding. At Fathom Gallery, couples will find a spacious outdoor rooftop garden. The rooftop garden features flowers and shrubbery, hanging plants with dangling tendrils and young trees. Market lights stretch across the space overhead. A brick wall rises up beside the couple as guests look out at city views beyond the living wall of greenery. Inside, gallery space features brick walls painted white, polished hardwood floors and distressed sliding barn doors. Through the gallery space couples will find a kitchen area before being led up a short flight of stairs to the open-air rooftop space.
At this historic wedding venue, couples can invite guests to more than wedding ceremonies and receptions. The loft also opens its doors for bridal showers, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. Staff at this venue helps couples with cleanup and setup on their big day. For any wedding occasion, couples will find the following services:
Couples will also find event rental items for their big day in this city space. Not only does this loft venue provide the usual tables and chairs, but other convenient items for couples as well. Event items for a couple’s wedding can include:
The gallery was originally part of “Automobile Row” at the turn of the 20th century. It first functioned as a brake shop and maintains much of its historic architecture and signage. In 1968, riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. caused citywide destruction. The loft in much of its current state represents the city’s attempt to rebuild and revitalize after these riots.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Rosemary · Married on 08/09/2014
I held my wedding reception at Fathom Gallery on August 9th, 2014. I am giving them my highest recommendation for a wedding reception venue. Working with Emily was wonderful. She is super responsive and a sweet woman. The gallery exceeded mine and my guests expectations. It is a hidden gem in the city, with a spectacular outside deck and simple, gorgeous gallery. If you are looking for a small, modern wedding venue, contact Fathom! So grateful!Sent on 09/15/2014
Kat · Married on 10/13/2018
The most perfect evening!
We are absolutely over the moon with the experience we had at Fathom Gallery and with their entire team. From start to finish, they made it incredibly easy to plan and help us fine tune our idea for our wedding. It was fantastic having one spot for both ceremony and reception, and they do this so frequently that they're incredibly efficient. The space is so beautiful on its own that it really didn't need much in the way of additional decor, and I LOVE that they include printing photos for you to hang gallery-style.Sent on 10/15/2018
Monika · Married on 09/29/2018
Fathom Gallery was beyond exceptional. We were planning our wedding from the other side of the country, and their team made sure we never felt out of control or out of the loop. The venue itself is gorgeous, unique, and a great value. Many of our guests said they felt like they were at a chic loft in NYC. Their staff is amazing, in particular, Kristen, who was our primary contact and day-of coordinator. She seamlessly handled a cranky catering coordinator, all of our vendors needing direction, and my family and friends milling about setting up. We were all flying out the next day as well, and Kristen and Emily were both wonderful about letting us pick up any leftover items on Sunday.Sent on 10/08/2018
Could not have been happier!