InterContinental Washington, DC - The Wharf is a hotel wedding venue in the Washington, D.C. area. This luxurious hotel offers a ballroom and rooftop location with plenty of chic accents and views of the nearby waterfront. This establishment is located on the Potomac River at The Wharf, approximately 10 minutes from the Washington Monument.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 400 guests to celebrate their big day at the InterContinental Washington, DC - The Wharf. Indoor ceremonies and receptions are welcome at this venue, where couples can also host bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties or rehearsal dinners. The Waterside ballroom, which can be divided into three smaller spaces, is one of the largest rooms in the venue. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in natural light glinting off the river, while a color palette of rich golds and browns makes the space feel cozy. The Seaport ballroom can be used as one large space or two smaller event rooms. It also features large windows and decorative underfoot carpeting. For intimate wedding events, couples can choose from The Slip, Haven, Harbor or Marina rooms. On floor 12, couples and guests will find breathtaking views from the Pearl and Algonquian rooms, which hold 50 and 180 guests seated banquet style respectively.
Couples will find cozy and welcoming accommodations in this hotel that will feel like a getaway even for local guests. The staff at the venue helps couples with event planning before the big day, as well as setup and cleanup during their event. Other services at this hotel include:
Full bar service includes bartenders, a champagne toast and the option between an open and limited bar, along with a wide variety of alcohol choices. Cuisine for a couple’s big day can be served in the following catering styles:
This hotel offers 278 rooms and suites in which couples and guests can rest their heads after a night of wedding festivities. The furnishings in each room are tailored to be luxurious and sophisticated. These rooms feature spa-inspired bathrooms, touch panel in-room technology, contemporary decor and more, so that a couple’s stay during their wedding can feel as romantically luxurious as a honeymoon.
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7 Reviews for InterContinental Washington, DC - The Wharf
Recommended by 79% of couples
Kathleen Crowe · Getting married on 01/01/2022
Stunning Views & Hospitality Alike
The InterContinental Wharf DC hotel was a magical place for our wedding reception. The floor to ceiling windows overlooking the harbor was enough to make this place special, but the staff were unlike anything I have experienced before. They were incredibly professional, attentive and went above and beyond the call of service to ensure everyone was looked after. The food was incredible, I have never gotten so many positive comments on the type of food we served [and it was the base option, not even anything more expensive per person]. The process was incredibly smooth and the hotel did a wonderful job accommodating all the guests and ensuring they had a comfortable stay throughout the weekend. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in a wedding or event there, I would not have changed a thing. Cannot say enough good things. Thank you!Sent on 01/30/2020
J Ec · Married on 11/09/2019
We held our wedding at the InterContinental at the Wharf and can’t say enough about what a great experience it was. Lauren was exceptional, always responsive to all of our questions and concerns and went the extra mile the day of the wedding helping keep track of important details! Our families and friends commented about how great the staff at the hotel was and a special thanks to the valet staff who were amazing and friendly and efficient. Our guests commented on how great the food was, from the cocktail hour through dessert, which to be honest, at a hotel, can be hit or miss-we had tons of compliments about people’s dinners. We looked at a lot of venues for our wedding, from event spaces to restaurants to hotels and landed on the InterContinental and we’re thrilled with our experience.Sent on 11/16/2019
Adnan Al-Karagholi · Married on 08/17/2019
This venue and team will make all your dreams come true!
We are writing this review to express our satisfaction and appreciation for the InterContinenntal hotel at the Wharf in Washington DC. We had our son’s wedding there a few weeks ago and it was an unforgettable experience that left big smiles on our faces long after the wedding. The ballroom, food, and staff are nothing short of excellent. All the catering and events service mangers starting with Lynda Eid, Lauren Guffy, Chloe Toner and George went above and beyond to ensure the event was flawless. They made the impossible possible for us. Throughout the planning process they were extremely responsive, and would immediately respond to every email, text or phone call with a positive attitude and willingness to take quick actions. They made our entire family feel so special. I can’t say enough to express how lucky and fortunate we were to work with this team. Working with folks with such great taste, work ethic, and flexibility allowed us to relax on the big day because we knew we were in great hands.Sent on 08/31/2019
After months of endless search for a venue in our area we realized that The InterContinenntal hotel was the chicest, most modern, and elegant hotel in the Washington metropolitan area. The large windows in the ballroom offered a scenic view of the river and sunset. All our guests were highly impressed with the unbeatable beauty of everything. Our most sincere gratitude goes to the team that made this event such a success with their professionalism and compassion. They made all our dreams come true and we will forever remember this day because of everything they did. I cannot recommend this hotel enough to any couples looking for a breathtaking venue to sweep them and their guests off their feet. Go book the intercontinental now for your big day now!
Amazing new venue in Washington, DC. I am so excited each time I learn a client will be having an event here. Their catering team is the best to work with!