The Hotel Monaco, a luxury boutique hotel is located in the fashionable Penn Quarter area, near to City Center, National Portrait Gallery, Capital One Center and other key attractions. This late 19th-century building was the original General Post Office for Washington DC. It has been renovated with the finest modern amenities while maintaining the historical charm of a grand historical landmark. On your most important wedding day, the Hotel Monaco team will provide superior service, while attending to every detail of your wedding celebration.
Venues and Capacity
The Hotel Monaco offers contemporary-appointed event venues, to include the Paris Ballroom with an expansive skylight, ideal for your wedding ceremony and dinner/dancing, with the Athens Room available for an elegant cocktail hour. The hotel is unique in its historical architectural style, dating back to its origins in 1860, designed by notable architect, Robert Mills of South Carolina. The hotel has two grand marble staircases, ideal for wedding portraits.Though, the hotel does not provide an outdoor ceremony location there are several nearby parks, National Monuments, synagogues, and churches available for your ceremony arrangements. The Paris Ballroom once served as the U.S. Postmaster General's Library, and to this day features bookcases and full-length windows to add to its historical charm.The twenty-foot-ceilings and stunning skylight offer grandeur and elegance to your wedding ambiance. The Paris Ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests.
The Hotel Monaco team provides expert guidance for weddings of all sizes and styles. You will work with the event coordination and culinary teams to create the perfect setting and menu for your special day. Our Executive Chef’s preparations embrace organic produce, sustainable options, and locally sourced ingredients to provide your guests with a culinary experience that is both healthy and delicious. All elements of your wedding, from the floor diagrams to our handcrafted desserts, are designed to support your wedding day vision.
Hotel Monaco provides over 180 rooms and suites for your guests to enjoy through the wedding weekend. Couples are invited to upgrade their wedding experience to include a night in our Robert Mills Suite. This luxury room features a 72” claw foot tubs and exclusive amenities along with the turndown service.
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55 Reviews for Hotel Monaco Washington D.C.
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Jackie · Married on 10/12/2019
Amazing Service at Hotel Monaco
Hotel Monaco was the best choice my husband and I could have ever made for our wedding day. The location is superb; right next to a metro and surrounded by amazing things for guests to do before and after the wedding. The actual hotel is beautiful, a perfect mix of cool art deco design and classic D.C. design. I didn't hire a wedding planner or "day of" coordinator because the staff was so professional and on top of everything. I've never been to a wedding where food was brought out to every table at the same time-Hotel Monaco completely nailed it. Everyone raved about the food during the cocktail hour, dinner, and even the dessert was to die for. My husband and I plan on spending many anniversaries at Hotel Monaco because we had such a magical experience, most of which I can attribute to the amazing staff at the hotel. I wouldn't change a single thing and wish I could relive the day!!!Sent on 08/30/2019
Lillian · Married on 08/03/2019
Best Decision We Made!
Booking Hotel Monaco was by far the best decision I made for my wedding. Buddee and his team made the process so easy for us, the food was great, the space was beautiful, and our guests had an amazing time. I was shocked at the level of service we received from planning to executing. There are so many highlights but I just want to list a few:
1. Buddee took care of all the decorations and details. He scheduled a meeting three days before my wedding and asked me to bring the decor, including name tags, centerpieces, etc. I had so many items. When I arrived to the hotel, the valet team helped me bring them up, we went through the full day with Buddee, and then I showed him all of my decorations. He gave me a few suggestions on how they might set it up and then he took it from there. To me it was incredibly stress relieving to leave all of that up to his team. I didn’t have to do any decoration the day of.
2. Buddee made my mother feel very special and taken care of. Which as anyone getting married knows is the most important part.
3. The room we got ready in was beautiful. The staff were so thoughtful in bringing us appetizers and drinks to our room after the ceremony so we had a moment for just the two of us before the reception.
I can’t recomend booking Hotel Monaco enough!Sent on 09/05/2019
Ellen · Married on 07/13/2019
It was a pleasure to work with Buddee and he exceeded our expectations. Buddee and his entire staff were extremely professional and they truly made sure that we had the best day of our lives. We would recommend The Hotel Monaco and Buddee to any of our friends and family looking for a fantastic wedding reception venue.Sent on 10/16/2019
The process starts with Buddee tailoring our wedding day to our specifications, and making sure no detail gets overlooked. The menu tasting exceeded our expectations, and it was really nice to see and taste all the delicious food we had for us and our guests. Buddee even made recommendations to us based on our tastes and feedback to him. Buddee and his staff really went out of their way to provide what they called “signature moments” for our day, and it truly made a difference. And of course, the cocktail hour space and main ballroom are absolutely amazing. The domed ceiling and white columns made it the perfect venue with a “DC feel” for us to have our reception, while still having the convenience of a classic hotel. Once item we were concerned about was the food, since never having been there for a wedding. You always hear that the food is going to be good, but The Hotel Monaco blew us away. The food was fantastic, and we received so many complements about the food, the presentation and the atmosphere in general. The ballroom and the unique architecture of the hotel provided an amazing backdrop for pictures. One of our favorite pictures of the night was us on the spiral stairs outside of the main ballroom.
When I first got to the bridal suite on Friday, I was welcomed by a phone call from Buddee personally, asking if we needed anything. The care and attention to detail that Buddee and his staff provided us was like nothing I have ever experienced. My fiancé and I were very confident leading up to the wedding that everything would run smoothly and we can say that every single thing was perfect. During the wedding, their “Chief of Staff” during the reception took special care of our table, and made sure we had everything we needed. They even took special care of our parents, which made it feel very extra special. We are very thankful for Buddee’s hard work and he helped make our wedding day the most memorable day of our life!
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