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. Receptions in the Assembly Room hold approximately 96 patrons, and when the weather permits the adjoining landscaped garden fits an added 100 people. 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 the day. Wheelchair accessibility is possible in most parts of this venue. Street parking is available close by and complimentary WIFI is provided.
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 cutting-edge audiovisual equipment. The couple can procure catering, beverages, entertainment, and décor services from the management’s preferred vendors. The expert personnel can recommend trusted event planners if required. Couples are free to obtain tents 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.
7 Reviews for Friends Meeting of Washington
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Brooke B. · Married on 09/12/2020
Perfect for Wedding Receptions in DC
I cannot tell you how pleased we were to have Friends Meeting of Washington as our wedding reception venue! From the very beginning, Brian was so attentive, responsive, and answered all of our questions. He stayed with us through the entire dry run, helped us set up on day of, and was always being incredibly proactive and thoughtful to ensure that every moment of our reception was flawless. We used the upper gardens and it could not have been a more perfect venue with the gorgeous brick and stone architecture, large grassy area perfect for stringing lights and dancing, and gorgeous stately indoor space for setting up catering and the bar. They even provided us with a kitchen to refrigerate our cakes and macaron favors. They provided a wonderful speaker system that we could plug our phones into to play music, tables, and chairs. We were also able to use their gorgeous gardens and stone facade for some of our wedding photos. Not to mention, they were very competitively priced for the space size and location! If you are getting married in DC, we highly recommend Friends Meeting of Washington for your wedding reception!Sent on 09/20/2020
Friends Meeting of Washington's reply:We really enjoyed working with the two of you and we were pleased to ensure that your reception in our newly renovated garden was flawless! You had such a wonderful setup and the weather ended up being beautiful that evening. Congratulations again!
Matt · Married on 12/10/2020
Couldn't be happier with FMW Wedding!
My wife Rachel and I got married at Friends Meeting of Washington in October 2019. We could not have been happier with how it all worked out! Brian was fantastic to work with. He was flexible and responsive, and committed to making sure that the evening was just as we wanted it.Sent on 03/29/2020
We would absolutely recommend them without hesitation, and we're so glad we had our wedding there.
Tania H. · Married on 07/03/2020
Beautiful relaxing venue
This beautiful venue in the heart of Dupont Circle is a gem of a location surrounded by gorgeous sustainable gardens, indoor spaces that can be customized based on your event needs, and a really friendly staff to work with. I had a great time working with Brian right before the pandemic lock down. We had a great time with our friends and family here.Sent on 05/29/2020
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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.