Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003 Map · Phone number
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About Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

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 pale yellow walls, 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 and receptions. 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.

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19 Reviews for Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Lindsay Cejka · Married on 10/12/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 11/06/2019

    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 Mead · 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.

    Sent on 10/30/2019

    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

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Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 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?
    $ 2950.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2950.00
  • 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?
    $ 2950.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2950.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Set Up
    Tables
  • 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

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  • 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington, DC, 20003 See on map
    202-803-8376 (Phone number)