InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.

1401 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20004 Map · Phone number
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About InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.

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.

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Jessica P. · Married on 05/09/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Wen X. · Married on 02/01/2020

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      5.0
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    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

    Ellie · Married on 01/25/2020

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    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.

    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!

    Sent on 02/10/2020

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InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 20000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 20000
  • 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?
    $ 2000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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 maximum capacity of your venue?
    280
  • 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
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    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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InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.?

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

At InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C., what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C., what does the bar service starting price include?

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

What are the most important characteristics of InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. for wedding events?

InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offer?

InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offer for wedding events?

InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. have available for wedding events?

InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. is recommended by 95% 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, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in average response time and 4.5 in value.