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Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

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Rating 4.9 out of 5
19 reviews
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital is a historic wedding venue in the Washington, D.C. area. This venue’s vintage appearance and decor will charm couples looking for the perfect piece of history for their big day. Let this venue be the “something old” needed in the wedding. This property is located about eight minutes from Nationals Park in downtown Washington, D.C.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can invite up to 140 guests to journey back in time with them at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital for their wedding. This venue has numerous gardens and indoor spaces for a couple’s event. Gardens surrounding the venue include gorgeous locations such as the Wisteria Garden, Reading Garden and Carriage House Garden. Within the venue there are options for different spaces to accommodate different sized groups. For a wedding reception, the maximum number of guests is 140, but the building can accommodate 200 for a standing cocktail reception. The rooms in this venue stay true to their historical roots with hardwood floors and eight-foot windows and warm brown accents on the doors and window panes.

Services Offered

This venue welcomes couples hosting any number of wedding events. Bridal showers, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners can be held here in addition to ceremonies, receptions and microweddings. The venue offers chairs, event rentals, tables and wireless Internet for a couple’s wedding event.

History

In 2011 this venue opened as an event and wedding location in the Washington, D.C. area. Previously, it served as a Civil War-era Naval Hospital. To become the event venue it is today, this structure underwent an 11-million-dollar landmark rehabilitation.

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?

$2,950

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

$2,950

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?

$2,950

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

$2,950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Garden
Historic Building

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?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

19 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Paul R. Married on 11/11/2019
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    A Wonderful Venue

    We held a literary event at the Hill Center last weekend. The staff there was very responsive and easy to work with. The venue is a beautiful old building filled with local art. Our caterer reports that the kitchen area was fine to use (though I didn't check myself). The AV was just what we needed. This is the second event we've held at the Hill Center. It will not be our last.

    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital's reply:

    Thank you for your review Paul. We strive to make our clients feel welcome and comfortable in our space. We are so pleased that you had such a lovely event. It was a complete pleasure working with you!
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    Lindsay C. Married on 10/12/2019
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    Beautiful Venue for a Fall Wedding

    My wife and I have lived in Capitol Hill for several years and pass the Hill Center a few times a week, but never thought of it as a wedding venue until we first toured when searching for our fall wedding. A little background, the Hill Center is a historic building (old naval hospital commissioned by President Lincoln) that has served many purposes of the years but now is a community center serving Capitol Hill. It's a striking building from the outside and has amazing grounds. We fell in love with it instantly. We worked with Lisa Olson as the venue event coordinator. Lisa is flexible, responsive, and supportive. I would work with her again to plan any event.

    We reserved the garden for our ceremony and cocktail hour (117 guests) and the second floor for our reception (Lisa was very helpful at coordinating a backup rain plan). We had guests seated in two separate rooms for the reception on the second floor. Other rooms had our bar and photo both. Dancing and DJ was in the biggest ballroom. I liked the separation of activities, so it didn't feel like everything was all crammed in a single room. For decoration, the Hill Center is equip to support uplighting. They also have an AV system that is coordinated between all the rooms for music and announcements. Also, the Hill Center has rotating artists showing works in the room which added a great touch of decoration to the evening.

    A few things to note: the Hill Center is a historic building, so they have a list of preferred vendors that they work with (most important for catering and dance floor). This actually helped us narrow down for our caterer (Eat and Smile Catering who was fantastic). Also the Hill Center provides tables and chairs and set up for ceremony and reception which was a huge cost saver.

    I can't say enough how happy I was with the Hill Center. It was a perfect venue for us celebrating in a neighborhood that has become our home.

    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital's reply:

    Hi Lindsay,

    It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and A. You were a stunning bride and you both make a lovely couple! Thank you so much for your kind words. I was honored to be a part of your special day and hope to see you back at Hill Center and around the Hill soon! You are always welcome here!

    My best to you both,
    Lisa
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    Sara M. Married on 10/05/2019
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    Beautiful location and great value!

    We had a great experience having our wedding at the Hill Center! It is a beautiful location, and Divinity and her team were great! I also loved having our wedding in a historic building so close to the Capitol, which made for beautiful pictures. The price was excellent, and no one in our party had problems with parking! We would highly recommend the Hill Center to someone who wants a venue with more character than a hotel ballroom.

    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital's reply:

    Hi Sara,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and allowing us to be a part of your special day. We look forward to seeing you guys back soon!

    By the way, I LOVE your thumbnail!! Such a beautiful picture!!!

    Wishing you all the best!
    Divinity

Awards

  • 19
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Map

921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington, DC, 20003
2024996449
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Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital?

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital for wedding events?

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital offer?

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital offer for wedding events?

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital have available for wedding events?

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 5 in value, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.8 in average response time.

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