Florida House on Capitol Hill

1 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20002 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Florida House on Capitol Hill

Located in Washington, District of Columbia, Florida House on Capitol Hill is a historic wedding destination. This Victorian-style venue was first built in 1891 by Edwin C. Manning. It was only later, in the late 1900s, that it took on a new life as Florida House on Capitol Hill thanks to the dedicated refurbishment spearheaded by Rhea Chiles, wife of public official Lawton Chiles.

Facilities and Capacity

Florida House on Capitol Hill is within walking distance of several buildings of varying importance. These include the House, the Senate Office Buildings, the Capitol, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. Also nearby are Union Station and the Capitol South metro stop. Florida House on Capitol Hill's main garden is ideal for cocktails and light bites while its upstairs presents a refined location for luxurious meals. Equipped with a full catering kitchen, this building is event ready.

Services Offered

Florida House on Capitol Hill includes both facilities and rental items for soon-to-be-weds. There are get-ready spaces on site, and products such as chairs, tables, and linens are available for use. Everything from engagement parties for receptions may be hosted here, taking place indoors, outdoors, or in a mix of both. To chat about availability, couples can reach out to this venue via phone or contact form. The in-house event team would be pleased to answer any questions that interested parties may have about Florida House on Capitol Hill.

History

At the time of this venue’s original completion in 1891, the Supreme Court and Library of Congress had not been finished and the land across from the house was vacant. After Manning sold the home, it changed hands various times until falling into disrepair. Under the direction of purchaser Rhea Chiles, the 100-year-old building underwent a restoration process that transformed it into Florida House on Capitol Hill. The establishment's name can be attributed to Mrs. Chiles' children, who had voiced their wonderment at the lack of a Florida embassy in the capital city. The year 1982 saw structural renovation on the premises as well as a decision from the Board of Trustees to decorate the interior with late 1800's period pieces. Today, this historic landmark welcomes approximately 10,000 guests each year.

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Florida House on Capitol Hill FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • 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?
    $ 2500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Linens
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    35
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    5
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • 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?
    Get Ready Rooms
    Wifi

Team of Florida House on Capitol Hill

Kate Bracht

Kate Bracht

Manager of Events and Operations

As the Manager of Events and Operations, Kate has worked with numerous organizations and individuals to host unique events at Florida House. She is a 2020 bride herself, and commited to helping her fellow couples plan their special day in a spectacular setting.

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  • 1 2nd St NE Washington, DC, 20002 See on map
    202-546-1555 (Phone number)
    M-F: 9am until 5pm
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Florida House on Capitol Hill frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Florida House on Capitol Hill?

Florida House on Capitol Hill includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Florida House on Capitol Hill in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Florida House on Capitol Hill for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Florida House on Capitol Hill for wedding events?

Florida House on Capitol Hill offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Florida House on Capitol Hill offer?

Florida House on Capitol Hill offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Florida House on Capitol Hill offer for wedding events?

Florida House on Capitol Hill offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi