For couples seeking a unique, historic, and inspiring venue, Glen Echo Park is the perfect choice. The Park is a magical place situated on the Potomac Palisades near Bethesda, Maryland. It is home to the renowned Spanish Ballroom, a beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a formal and glamorous venue for large wedding receptions. Our Bumper Car Pavilion, built in 1923 during the amusement park era of Glen Echo Park, is the perfect spot for small to medium-sized wedding ceremonies and receptions. Glen Echo Park offers additional unique venues for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and receptions, as well as Indian wedding sangeets, mitzvahs, showers, galas, and corporate events.
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Kerry · Married on 09/07/2019
Our dream venue and our dream wedding!
We always loved Glen Echo's bumper car pavilion as a potential venue and were psyched there was an opening we can snag after we got engaged. Laura was awesome to work with--super helpful, responsive, and easy going. She guided us through the prep and drop off the days leading up to the wedding, and made sure everything went so smoothly on the day of. We have gotten so many compliments on the fun, quirky, beautiful venue, and it was truly the dream wedding we'd hoped for!Sent on 10/10/2019
Glen Echo Park Partnership's reply:Hi Kerry & Mark!
Elizabeth · Married on 06/15/2018
Such a perfect wedding location venue! Great value, great space, and staff that was always easy to work with and professional. Couldn't have asked for a better spot to celebrate our big day, and our guests had a blast riding the carousel!!!Sent on 06/27/2018
Glen Echo Park Partnership's reply:Thank you so much, Elizabeth! We loved working with you and are so grateful you let Glen Echo Park be a part of your special day!
E · Married on 05/05/2018
We had a wonderful ceremony at the Cuddle Up in Glen Echo park. What a cool place!! Just being in the park alone is like going back through time complete with a booming carousel. Leah Franklin from Glen Echo was great, i couldn't recommend her or this place more. We had less than 60 people and we still had a lot of room, it could probably fit more people. Thanks Glen Echo and Leah Franklin for a great day :)Sent on 06/20/2018
Glen Echo Park Partnership's reply:Thank you so much! We think it's a pretty special place as well, and are glad to know it will always be for you!
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Our company has videotaped many functions at this park – usually weddings in the Spanish Ballroom or even Bar/Bat Mitzvahs in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Our clients were happy with their choice of venue and our videos will help them remember those happy times forever. Can’t wait to get back to the park again and videotape another function.
One of our favorite wedding venues -- Emily is SO great to work with, their prices are affordable, and they have rules, but not too many ridiculous ones! GREAT venue!
Glen Echo Park is one of the most FUN venues in the area. The open air bumper car pavilion has so much personality and lets you have an 'outside' wedding without a tent, but protected. The other 'rides' entertain your guests and provide a lot of conversation. The staff is easy to work with and very helpful.