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.
Other perks of staying at Hotel Monaco include:
Recommended by 93% of couples
Jennifer · Married on 05/03/2014
We recently had our ceremony and reception at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC. The service provided by all the staff was amazing-Buddee Clinton, their Director of Catering and Events, kept us right on schedule for the day and made sure all of our last minute change requests were taken care of--including adding meals for the a seated dinner less than 2 hours before the reception. The catering staff were very attentive to all of our guests and the food...guests are still raving about it!Sent on 05/16/2014
The venue is spectacular-lots of natural light, and very romantic. Since the Hotel Monaco is a historical landmark, it fits right in with creating a unique Washington experience for your guests and the location is central to so many DC sites. Our guests, those who stayed in the hotel, and those who just came for the wedding, raved about how beautiful it was.
As a bride, the hotel suite (gorgeous) was perfect for having a hair and makeup team come to the room and to host family and friends throughout the day.
We could not have been happier with our entire wedding experience at the Hotel Monaco, Washington, DC.
Emily · Married on 04/06/2019
Highly recommend Hotel Monaco!
Having our wedding at the Hotel Monaco was one of the best decisions we could have made! The event coordination team is incredibly professional and took care of all the details during the weekend. Buddee is great to work with and helped us to think through all the details and then worked with our vendors to make sure the day went off without a hitch. We loved the space and the affordability and coordination efforts exceeded our expectations.Sent on 05/05/2019
Sherri · Married on 04/21/2018
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the Hotel Monaco. The Monaco was the perfect venue. I fell in love with the beautiful skylight in the room and the uniqueness of the hotel. Our chuppah was under the skylight, and it was just perfect with the natural light shining through during the ceremony. Guests loved the food, saying it was the best wedding food they had ever had, especially the beef. The dessert was also delicious!Sent on 06/16/2018
The night went by seamlessly thanks to Buddee. He is extremely organized and knows exactly what he is doing. I trusted him completely throughout the wedding planning process. It was truly a perfect day thanks to Buddee and the incredible staff at the Monaco.
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