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Reception
$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$600 starting price
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$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$600 starting price

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Established in 1930 as a Quaker meeting house, Friends Meeting of Washington is a wedding venue situated in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. In keeping with Quaker values, couples of every background, creed, and orientation are welcome to celebrate their precious day at this historic location. The vintage buildings have been refurbished to reflect modern needs while retaining their quintessential character and essence. This, coupled with tranquil greenery and manicured gardens, creates an idyllic backdrop for a romantic and soulful celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

To-be-weds can host countless aspects of their special journey at this splendid destination, from engagement parties and rehearsal dinners to the all-important wedding day. This versatile place boasts numerous locations for indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions. The Meeting Room can accommodate up to 300 guests for ceremonies, which can be followed by a cocktail hour in the scenic East Gardens or the upper level of the west gardens. Receptions in the Assembly Room hold approximately 96 guests for a seated dinner, and the adjacent. lower level of the west gardens allows up to 150 people to sit for dinner. For more intimate affairs of about 40 loved ones, the Quaker House Living Room provides the ideal backdrop. Get-ready rooms can be utilized by wedding parties for the duration of their event. Almost all spaces are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Street parking is available close by and complimentary WIFI is provided.

Services Offered

A dedicated team at Friends Meeting of Washington endeavors to make each couple's day pleasant and memorable. They assist to-be-weds from start to finish and provide items from tables and chairs to audiovisual equipment. The couple can procure catering, beverages, entertainment, and d茅cor services from the venue鈥檚 preferred vendors. The expert personnel can recommend trusted event planners if required. A required vendor is available for tent rental to protect against inclement weather when hosting an outdoor reception. There are a number of pre-planned packages available, ranging from intimate elopements and micro weddings to large scale gatherings. Customized plans -- whether the couple desires to hold their ceremony, reception, or both at the venue -- can be built around their tastes and preferences.

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Frequently asked questions

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?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

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?

$600

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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Reviews of Friends Meeting of Washington

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5.0/5 13 reviews
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4.9/5 64 reviews
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Annelizabeth K. Sent on 11/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful venue!

We recently had our wedding reception at Friends Meeting of Washington and we are so incredibly happy with our choice of venue. It is a gem of a location, both in the heart of Dupont but also tucked away that you feel far from the hustle and noise of DC. They were professional, easy to work with, fairly priced and very accommodating, particularly with the weather. We were going to have an outdoor cocktail hour but it was so easy to transition inside when the forecast called for rain. Dinner in the tent was great and there is plenty of space for dessert and dancing inside (bring some uplights, and it instantly transformed the space). Thank you, Friends Meeting of Washington, for being part of our special day.
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Jessica U. Sent on 12/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Welcoming and Beautiful Venue

Friends Meeting of Washington was the absolute perfect venue for our wedding in September. Brian was great to work with and provided helpful recommendations throughout the planning process. We rented the Meeting House package for our event with approximately 120 guests. The Meeting Room was a serene and beautiful space that was ideal for our ceremony. Our guests loved gathering in the east gardens for a cocktail hour, and then we tented the west gardens for our reception (food service and dancing took place in the Assembly Room). The flow between spaces was so easy and each area had a unique and lovely atmosphere. A focus on Quaker values was apparent in the venue and we really appreciated the gender neutral restroom facilities and family-friendly areas. Our guests felt welcomed and the overall atmosphere of the event was incredibly festive. We鈥檙e so grateful that we were able to rent this beautiful space and hope that others will have similarly wonderful experience!
Stephanie
Stephanie S. Sent on 04/21/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Memorable Day

My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Friends Meeting of Washington. We had an AMAZING day...Our wedding was absolutely PERFECT. The venue is so beautiful. We had an outdoor ceremony and the reception indoors. Brian, the venue manager, is so professional, courteous and helpful. All of the staff at Friends Meeting of Washington were courteous, helpful, and nice. This venue far exceeded my expectations and we are so grateful to have had our special day held here. Our guests absolutely loved the venue and I had so many people ask us how did we find this place because they loved the venue. I would hands down recommend Friends Meeting of Washington if you are looking for a beautiful venue that has courteous professional staff.
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Jenifer Morris Photography Jenifer Morris Photography Wedding Photographers

The Friends Meeting of Washington is an amazing green space in Dupont Circle. As a photographer, I love the beautiful simplicity of the worship room for ceremonies. The outside terrace area is a nice green space for cocktail parties or small outdoor ceremonies. The back garden and Assembly Room are undergoing a renovation from Sept 2018-May 2019. It's going to be an awesome location for weddings and small group meetings when finished.

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Friends Meeting of Washington frequently asked questions

Friends Meeting of Washington includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Tables
The space offered by Friends Meeting of Washington for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Religious
Friends Meeting of Washington offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Friends Meeting of Washington offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Friends Meeting of Washington offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Friends Meeting of Washington offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables
Friends Meeting of Washington is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Friends Meeting of Washington currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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