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Reception
$20,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$50 per person
Reception
$20,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$50 per person
These prices are available for the months of March through December. These prices are available for the months of January through February.

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About

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 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. This room can accommodate 280 for the ceremony and dinner & dancing.

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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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

$20,000

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

$20,000

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

Yes

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

$2,000

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

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

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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Liquor License
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
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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4.6 out of 5 rating
44 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
91% Recommended by couples

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Juliana L. Sent on 02/25/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An absolute dream thanks to Michael and his staff!

I would get married here ten times over if I could!! We just had our wedding here in February 2024, we did cocktail hour in the Atrium and then our reception was in the newly renovated Crystal Ballroom (we had approx 105 guests) and it was magical. The drinks and food were high-end and superb (sincerely, the cocktail hour food was delicious and the entree was the best meal I've ever had at a wedding), our cake was delicious and beautifully decorated, and the Crystal Room looks like something out of a movie/a european castle. Also, Michael Deltette was absolutely top-notch to work with--experienced, communicative, detail-oriented, and accommodating; he is a total pro. He went above and beyond to work with me and my wedding planner and make sure everything was absolutely flawless throughout our wedding weekend, and he really spared no detail in making me, my now-husband, and our families feel so special. Everyone & everything at the Willard is lovely, but Michael and his staff were truly exceptional and made me feel like a princess! Numerous guests said this was the best wedding they had ever attended, and that was no doubt because of the food, drink, and the incredible and historic venue. The Willard was a dream!
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Steph Sent on 07/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Venue

The Willard was a wonderful wedding venue, and we could not be happier with our choice to have our special day there. Julia was awesome to work with. She was on top of everything, made sure everything ran smoothly, and to our liking. She made sure that my husband and me had time to actually eat, take moments to ourselves, enjoy our favorite drinks, and feel stress free on the day of our wedding. The Crystal ballroom is absolutely gorgeous. The history of the hotel and elegant decor of the ballroom separates this venue from others in DC. Our guests felt this was the best and most historic venue in DC. The Willard exceeded all expectations. We could not be happier.
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Jessica P. Sent on 11/13/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. frequently asked questions

InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation
InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.5 in average response time and 4.4 in value.

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