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.
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.
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.
Recommended by 98% of couples
Elizabeth · Married on 04/28/2018
We had our wedding party/reception at the Hill Center in April 2018 and can't say enough good things about it. Lisa is so easy to work with. Our guests couldn't stop raving about how neat the space is, especially the artwork on the walls. We rented the entire second level for about 120 guests and it was a perfect size. The Hill Center staff that helped out at our event were superb. We can't say enough good things about this space and highly recommend it.Sent on 04/30/2018
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Dan · Married on 10/07/2017
My wife and I choose the Hill Center over a few hotels downtown because it was different and right on the hill. They were super responsive and willing to work with us. They had a number of vendors they recommended that we used and loved. My only regret is that the party didn't last longer.Sent on 10/11/2017
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Aly · Married on 09/09/2017
We had a wonderful experience working with the Hill Center for our wedding. We wanted to get married somewhere local (we live on the Hill), and were drawn to the history of the Hill Center, the beauty of the gardens, the friendliness of the staff, and the ability to rent both indoor and outdoor space. We ended up renting the 2nd floor for the reception, the East Garden for the ceremony, and the West Plaza for food trucks. Divinity, Lisa, and all of the staff were extremely accommodating with all of our requests. They were responsive and supportive and there were no hidden charges - which we know can happen at other venues. This was one of the best (and easiest) decisions in our wedding planning process!Sent on 01/07/2018