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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.
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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.
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.
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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A Wonderful Venue
Beautiful Venue for a Fall Wedding
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.
Beautiful location and great value!
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