Heurich House Museum

1307 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 Map · Phone number
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About Heurich House Museum

We are currently offering 10% off of our wedding ceremonies and receptions that are held in June, July, and August 2017!

The Heurich House Museum is a unique and memorable Victorian-era castle in the heart of Dupont Circle. With elegant original interiors and the most technologically innovative features of the time, this mansion creates a wedding experience like no other. Built by brewmaster Christian Heurich from 1892-1894, guests travel back in time to experience a home of 20th Century Washington elite.

The airy, bright Conservatory and secluded Castle Garden offer the perfect setting. The Conservatory features floor to ceiling windows, with colorful tile floors and an elegant marble fountain. This bright and open setting can seat up to 60 guests. Our private Castle Garden features a brick walkway which creates the perfect aisle and a working tiered fountain. This urban oasis can accommodate up to 125 people.

The museum, located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue in Dupont Circle, is open for regular public events and public tours. For more information and photos regarding wedding ceremonies, please view our Event Rental Brochure by visiting www.heurichhouse.org/eventrentals.

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The open floor plan on the first floor of the museum allows visitors to view the music room, drawing...
The open floor plan on the first floor of the museum allows visitors to view the music room, drawing...
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Heurich House Museum
Wedding ceremony under the historic garden arch Image courtesy Live It Out Photography
Wedding ceremony under the historic garden arch Image courtesy Live It Out Photography
Wedding ceremony in our secluded urban gardenImage courtesy Live It Out Photography
Wedding ceremony in our secluded urban gardenImage courtesy Live It Out Photography
The exterior of the Heurich House Museum. Your wedding party and guests will pass under the original...
The exterior of the Heurich House Museum. Your wedding party and guests will pass under the original...
Light fills the ConservatoryImage courtesy Cat Thrasher Photography
Light fills the ConservatoryImage courtesy Cat Thrasher Photography
The Garden also makes for a wonderful photo shoot settingImage courtesy Cat Thrasher Photography
The Garden also makes for a wonderful photo shoot settingImage courtesy Cat Thrasher Photography
Guests will pass through the original dining room on the way to your ceremony in the Conservatory or...
Guests will pass through the original dining room on the way to your ceremony in the Conservatory or...
As you step into the house, you will be surrounded by original turn-of-the-century interiors in the...
As you step into the house, you will be surrounded by original turn-of-the-century interiors in the...
The open floor plan on the first floor of the museum allows visitors to view the music room, drawing...
The open floor plan on the first floor of the museum allows visitors to view the music room, drawing...
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Heurich House Museum
Wedding ceremony under the historic garden arch Image courtesy Live It Out Photography
Wedding ceremony under the historic garden arch Image courtesy Live It Out Photography

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3 Reviews for Heurich House Museum

Recommended by 83% of couples


4.1 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.3
  • Professionalism 4.0
  • Flexibility 3.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.0
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    Donna · Married on 10/25/2014

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Heurich House Museum was a perfect choice for my daughter's October 25th wedding - we used the Conservatory space which is small, but very beautiful. An unexpected but stunning occurrence was that for the 4 PM ceremony, the setting sun shone through the red stained glass windows and cast a temporary red glow on the back of the couple as they stood in front of the minister. It was so beautiful! We worked with Hillary first, then Emma who were the Event Coordinators, and they were very helpful working within the confines of the House preservation guidelines. It was also a reasonably less expensive option in the D.C.

    Sent on 11/23/2014
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    Helia Ighani · Married on 09/14/2019

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Gem of a Wedding Venue in the Middle of the City

    The staff was very helpful and accommodating for our wedding. There was excellent coordination between the Heurich House Museum staff and our vendors. A few details were lost in communication when our day of coordinator had an emergency and someone else had to step in the day before, but the person that replaced her was responsive and managed to pull it off. We loved the history of the house, the beautiful rooms, and the ability to have and indoor/outdoor wedding in an urban location. Highly recommend getting married here!

    Sent on 02/13/2020
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    Allison Butts · Getting married on 10/02/2021

    2.6
    • Quality of service:
      3.0
    • Responsiveness:
      2.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      2.0
    • Professionalism:
      2.0

    A pain to deal with

    We went ahead with Heurich House as our venue and it worked out fine but my goodness Amy did not make it easy. Less than a month out we nearly canceled because we were so fed up with her consistent miscommunication and inflexibility. Here are the highlights of the negatives:

    - The wedding brochure stated "Price reductions are offered for receptions without alcohol or dancing and for under 30 guests" and we were expecting to pay less because we had 16 people total (Amy later clarified that even though the information was at the bottom of a page detailing fees for both ceremonies and receptions the price reduction was only for receptions).
    - When the contract arrived there was a random clause that prohibited children between the ages of 18 months and 10 years which we had to work out since my nephew and niece were attending.
    - The biggest issue with planning though was confusion about how much time the space was available to us. We initially paid $500 to rent the space plus deposit and were told that bought us access to the space from between 3 and 4 PM, 30 minutes of ceremony time plus 30 minutes to get ready. We planned to use the time for our ceremony plus photos. We asked if we could have a few extra minutes in the garden if needed and wound up having to pay an extra $500 because Amy refused to "waive fees for any additional time," stating that if our wedding had been M-F between 10 and 5 when the garden was open to the public it would've been fine but because it was a Saturday people would need to be paid to stay late and lock up after.
    - On the day of, we arrived to the venue to find a sign on the door saying entry would start at 3:15 and our guests had been left outside in the cold (this was February).

    To be clear, it's a beautiful and unique venue, and at a price point that is hugely hard to find in DC. It just deserves a much better event manager. And with all the hassle in planning I can't recommend it.

    Sent on 07/27/2020

    Heurich House Museum's reply:

    Hi Allison,

    We appreciate your honest feedback and are so sorry to hear you are disappointed with your wedding at the Heurich House Museum. We wish you had expressed your concerns to us directly before now and we would have tried to address them in a way that made you feel better.

    From reviewing Amy's many communications with you leading up to your event, I see that some of these issues actually had been addressed, for example, our contract does not prohibit kids, just asks that you tell us they'll be onsite and requires that we agree, which we did (we have this in place mostly for safety reasons).

    Unfortunately, other issues, like cost for additional time, are something we cannot be as flexible about because we are a small nonprofit museum with a very small staff. We have written this directly into the contract so as to be as transparent as possible.

    If you would like to talk more about your concerns, I would encourage you to reach out to me directly (kim@heurichhouse.org).

    We hope you still have good memories of your wedding and that you will come back and visit us soon. The garden is already open!

    All the best,

    Kim
    Executive Director, Heurich House Museum

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Heurich House Museum 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?
    $ 9000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 9000.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Set Up
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access

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    2024291894 (Phone number)
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Heurich House Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Heurich House Museum?

Heurich House Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up

What are the most important characteristics of Heurich House Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Heurich House Museum for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Heurich House Museum for wedding events?

Heurich House Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Heurich House Museum offer?

Heurich House Museum offers the following types of wedding events:

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

What services does Heurich House Museum offer for wedding events?

Heurich House Museum offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Rentals
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Heurich House Museum have available for wedding events?

Heurich House Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor

What percentage of users recommend Heurich House Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Heurich House Museum is recommended by 67% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in value, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.0 in average response time, 4.0 in professionalism and 3.7 in flexibility.