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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

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Rating 4.7 out of 5
57 reviews
$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 220 guests

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$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 220 guests

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is a luxury boutique hotel and wedding venue conveniently located in the fashionable Penn Quarter district of the nation’s capital. This late 19th-century building was the original General Post Office for the city, and guests are sure to be won over by its historic charm. It has been renovated and features the finest modern amenities while remaining respectful of everything that makes this historical landmark so special. On a couple's wedding day, the Hotel Monaco team will provide superior service, attending to every detail of the celebration with warmth and professionalism.

Facilities and Capacity

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC offers contemporary event spaces that capitalize on the building’s grandeur, whilst bringing it into the 21st-century. The Paris Ballroom welcomes parties of up to 220 guests to an upscale setting for an evening of dining and dancing. The space once served as the U.S. Postmaster General's library, and to this day features bookcases between its full-length windows. Its 20-foot ceilings and stunning skylight welcome in ample natural light, brilliantly illuminating the space. The smaller Athens Room is available for an elegant cocktail hour and can host more intimate receptions The hotel is distinct in its historical architectural style which dates back to its origins in 1860, designed by notable architect Robert Mills of South Carolina. In each event space, this aesthetic has been expanded upon with playful touches and bold materials throughout. The hotel has two grand marble staircases, ideal for posing for wedding portraits. There are several nearby parks, national monuments that make great locations for a photoshoot, as well as synagogues, and churches for ceremonies.

Services Offered

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC’s staff provides expert guidance for weddings of all sizes and styles. Couples can work with the event coordination and culinary teams to create the perfect setting and menu for their special day. The executive chef’s preparations embrace organic produce, sustainable options, and locally sourced ingredients to provide guests with a culinary experience that is both healthy and delicious. On the day of the event, the staff is happy to help set everything up and to clean up after the party has ended.

Accommodations

Hotel Monaco provides over 180 rooms and suites for attendees to avail of. Couples are invited to upgrade their wedding experience to include a night in the Robert Mills Suite. This luxury room features a 72-inch clawfoot bathtub and exclusive amenities along with the turndown service. Waking up in the morning, they can enjoy a complimentary coffee and a newspaper before heading down for breakfast in the Dirty Habit restaurant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$19,100

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$7,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$20,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$7,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

220

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
June
July
August

57 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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  • Ashley
    Ashley Married on 12/04/2021
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    A hidden gem of a venue in D.C.

    After our original venue in D.C. was sold and all 2021 events canceled, we reached out to Hotel Monaco. We were on a time-crunch to rebook (only 8 months out from our wedding date) and the space was everything we were looking for: a location in D.C. that was classy, had history and character, and was within our budget. The events team was incredibly responsive and we had a signed contract within days. I was pretty adamant about not getting married in a hotel ballroom (I spend a lot of time in hotel ballrooms for conferences so couldn't imagine getting married in one), but I can assure anyone reading this that Hotel Monaco is *not* your average ballroom. The spaces (Paris Ballroom for ceremony and reception, and Athens for cocktail hour) are breathtaking and one-of-a-kind. Beyond the venue, the events team is incredible. I asked A LOT of questions and Natalie was incredibly responsive and helpful. Our package included a complimentary night in the presidential suite and a discounted rate for the night before the wedding, which made the perfect spot for me (the bride) and my family to get ready. And there were so many places within the hotel to get pre-ceremony photos! Our guests, most of whom were local to the D.C./Northern Virginia area, also loved that we were married at Hotel Monaco. Not because it was so close to home (which is what we thought they'd appreciate the most), but because they didn't have to travel from ceremony location to reception location to home. We had to keep adding rooms to our room block because so many people wanted to stay the night. We would book Hotel Monaco again in a heartbeat!
  • Alayna
    Alayna B. Married on 03/07/2021
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    Most Gorgeous Hotel Ballroom in DC

    First, the space. Both ballrooms at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco are breathtakingly beautiful. They are unlike the many windowless, cookie cutter hotel ballrooms you may have been in. The ceilings, moldings, windows, wallpaper, carpet, lighting fixtures, built-in and moveable furniture - it's all gorgeous. You don't have to do much to make the spaces special. Plus, the location is in the center of DC which was perfect for rehearsal dinner locations and out of town guests enjoying the sites.
    Second, the food and drinks are incredible! We were blown away by our tasting and were so nervous at how they would execute that level of quality when serving 120 servings. But there was no need to be nervous, it was just as delicious! Guests commented on all of it over and over.
    Lastly, the team at the Monaco is incredible. They were communicative with everything - site tours, catering, room blocks, rentals and more. The staff was attentive and helpful from unloading cars through departure. It was seamless and easy. Emani, our main point of contact, is leaving the Monaco but she was a gem! I'm sure with their high standard the Monaco will hire someone just as wonderful. Thank you for hosting our dream wedding!
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    Jackie Married on 10/12/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    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!!!

Awards

  • 57
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Steve & Kristen
    17 photos · 09/20/2015

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700 F Street NW Washington, DC, 20004
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC for wedding events?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC offer?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC offer for wedding events?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly

What furniture and decorations does Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC have available for wedding events?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in flexibility.

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