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.
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.
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.
Team of Florida House on Capitol Hill
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.