Josephine Butler Parks Center

2437 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Josephine Butler Parks Center

Josephine Butler Parks Center is a garden wedding venue located in Washington, D.C. Residing on the verdant property is a beautiful renaissance mansion that has been revitalized to its original glory. Though the stately home was once designed to host vice presidents, the property now warmly welcomes guests from far and wide through its doors.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue boasts both indoor and outdoor locations for wedding celebrations. Outside, the mansion features stunning patios and walkways surrounded by lush trees. Ceremonies are held in one of the many outdoor locations or inside the house. Through the mansion’s arched doorways, await 40 extravagant rooms that can host up to 300 standing guests. The rooms are fashioned with Renaissance-style architecture and flaunt characteristics such as high vaulted ceilings and original crown moldings. The Grand Foyer, Great Stairs, and Terrazzo lobby make marvelous locations for wedding portraits and opulent cocktail hours. Newlyweds and their guests can enjoy an evening of fine dining and dance beneath the crystal chandeliers in the grand ballroom. Located on the second floor, the ballroom features canopy views of the Meridian Hill Park treeline.

Services Offered

Josephine Butler Parks Center provides wedding packages tailored for celebrations held between Friday to Sunday. Each reservation gives couples access to the many stunning rooms found within the mansion. Unlimited use of tables and chairs for ceremonies and receptions are also provided with bookings. Within the mansion, audio and lighting equipment, projectors, and flatscreens are supplied for events. There is even a grand piano on-site that can be used to provide music during the affair. The venue highly recommends the use of their trusted list of caterers. These referred vendors share the same values of putting an emphasis on reducing waste and finding environmentally friendly methods to operate their business. The list provides a variety of cuisine options suitable for all different types of tastes and preferences.

History

Josephine Butler Parks Center was previously home to the Hungarian Embassy. Since then, the building has been transformed into a beacon of green urban revitalization by The Washington Parks & People. Known as an “Embassy of the Earth,” the organization participates in global missions by developing methods for humans and nature to coincide. They now lead green initiatives all throughout the city including revitalizing parks and creating programs to encourage healthy communities.

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  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Jalapeno Photography · Married on 04/06/2019

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    European Elegance in DC

    Josephine Butler is one of my favorite locations in Washington DC for weddings. I'm a wedding photographer and know what happens "behind the scenes." When you aren't looking, the staff are busting their rears to make sure you and every vendor are taken care of. Additionally, the European vibe and location across the street from one of the choicest locations in DC. Make sure to check it out before all the dates are gone!

    Sent on 04/12/2019

    Josephine Butler Parks Center's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words on our venue! It is always a pleasure to work with amazing photographers who are passionate about their work. We look forward to working with you in the future!
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    heather k · Married on 02/23/2019

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    Amazing Venue

    I am so glad that we chose Josephine Butler! Our indoor winter wedding felt glamorous, warm, and classy, and Malina and the Parks JB Center team were delightful to work with. Pictures below say a thousand words!

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    Josephine Butler Parks Center's reply:

    Hi Heather,

    We appreciate you sharing your beautiful day with us at the Parks Center. You looked amazing in each photo! Best wishes on this wonderful journey.

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Josephine Butler Parks Center 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? $ 5,400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 10
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Garden, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Aisle Markers, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February

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3 Endorsements

  • Catering by Seasons
    Catering by Seasons Wedding Caterers

    Great Venue!

  • Kristen Donovan, Soprano
    Kristen Donovan, Soprano Wedding Musicians

    I had my wedding reception at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in January 2015. Mai was so kind and knowledgeable. My husband and I had a million questions and she thoroughly answered them and guided us through our decision making regarding the space. I was worried because there were some changes in staff right before my wedding but I was relieved when I met Makenzie. Makenzie met with me and my husband before the event and answered any lingering questions that we had. Overall, JBPC was very flexible with our needs and we are so happy that we chose them. The space is gorgeous and we were so happy to know that by supporting JBPC, we were supporting the local non profits that call JBPC home.

  • EverMoreEvents II
    EverMoreEvents II Wedding Planners

    I love this venue - the staff is professional and customer friendly. I can not wait to offer this venue to another client. Than you Abbey!!

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  • 2437 15th Street, NW Washington, DC, 20009 See on map
    202-800-1847 (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Public Tours Available at: Tuesday- 5:30pm Friday-12:00pm *no reservation required for public weekday tours*

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