A magnificent venue, our historic landmark hotel neighboring the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, offers gracefully orchestrated celebrations of consistent quality, classic elegance and personalized service that are hallmarks of a Willard InterContinental wedding.
The Willard InterContinental has three beautiful ballrooms that can seat 80 guests to 280 guests. The largest of these rooms, is our Grand Ballroom boasting a warm color scheme of pale yellow, cream, green and soft blue with a hand painted landscape mural that runs along the perimeter of the room and eight handcrafted Crystal chandeliers that serve as the focal point of the space.
The Crystal Room, comfortably seats 130 for dinner & dancing, was the original Ballroom for the Willard when it first opened in 1901. It, too, has been brought back to its original design with floor to ceiling windows, marble columns and ornate hand-carved gold leaf moldings.
The Willard Room, comfortably seats 170 for dinner & dancing, formerly the Hotel’s fine dining room, has also been restored to its original design. It boasts six exquisite brass chandeliers, floor to ceiling windows and marble columns, as well as ornate gold leaf molding and hand carved wood accents throughout the ceiling.
Unlike other hotels in the area, the Willard InterContinental Hotel will offer you a beautiful venue with a unique European elegance that cannot be rivaled. Our International staff will welcome your family and friends to the hotel and embrace them with their wealth of experience and dedication, creating a sense of occasion that will make all of your guests feel special. We are committed to ensuring the perfect beginning to a lifetime of happiness.
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41 Reviews for InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.
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Jessica P. · Married on 05/09/2020
My dream - the most beautiful intimate wedding!
We held our small wedding of 25 at the Willard in the Crystal Ballroom. We worked with Eun and she was so accomodating and supportive as our plans changed a few times due to COVID. The evening went so smoothly, the food was delicious (our guests were raving about the scallops!!), room was beautiful and everyone had the most amazing time! The Willard ensured we had the wedding of our dreams in a safe beautiful space! We look forward to having a larger party next year in the same room!
Would highly recommend the Willard for any events, special dinners, or formal occasions.Sent on 11/13/2020
Wen X. · Married on 02/01/2020
Most beautiful venue ever
I honestly get emotional writing about my wedding at the Willard because it was more beautiful and elegant than I had hoped and imagined it to be and I'm so grateful to the people there for giving me and my husband the most wonderful memories of our lives. From the moment we became their clients, they treated us like honored guests, with so much grace at all steps along the planning process. They were receptive, responsive, very amenable to changes and willing to work with our coordinator with everything from banquet options to to little itty bitty changes on our timeline. On the day of our wedding, my husband and I felt like royalty. Everyone - from the people who greeted us at the door to the wait and catering staff - was so wonderful to us, constantly checking up on us throughout the stay and asking if we needed anything. At the end of the night, the catering staff sent up sandwiches, popcorn, chocolate covered strawberries and a tiny wedding cake that was SO CUTE. I miss going to this place to check out my wedding venue - the Willard is so special to me now.Sent on 02/10/2020
Ellie · Married on 01/25/2020
Real Life Fairytale at the Willard
My wedding reception at the Willard was an absolute fairytale. All of our guests have nothing but glowing things to say about the wedding weeks later, which if you know anything about my culture is quite a feat, especially considering the vast majority of our guests had traveled from out of state and some out of country! From the very moment the guests walked into the hotel, they knew they were at an event of a different caliber. The venue is stunning and exudes class, glamour, and a timeless elegance. Long before people walked into the ballroom or cocktail hour space, they were blown away. A large part of the recipe to a great event is great food, great drink and an attention to detail and the Willard has that ALL covered. The staff at the Willard ensured that all the needs and desires of the guests were attended to and that the event flowed seamlessly.Sent on 02/10/2020
The planning process was also reflective of this attention to detail and you truly get the sense that with every event that the Willard takes on they genuinely want you the host and the guests to have an amazing time which shows how serious they are about their dedication to service and quality.
You could say our event coordinator Eun Kim was my fairy godmother! She went above and beyond to address any concern I had and came up with creative solutions to things that I was ultimately needlessly worried about. She was patient with my constant back and forth when it came to making decisions on various aspects. In the end everything was truly a dream come true and I cannot say enough words to describe how fantastic of a day I had at the Willard. As we entered a our suite for the night all our personal items were collected for us and a sweet surprise was waiting for us! It was just a beautiful way to cap off a beautiful night. If you want a celebration that embodies, elegance, glamour, and sophistication look no further!