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The Berliner is a rustic German bier hall and event space located in historic Washington, D.C. Housed on the banks of the Potomac River, this modern wedding venue features sweeping views of the Key Bridge, Rosslyn Skyline and all of the well-known monuments of Washington. If you鈥檙e hoping to host an unforgettable wedding day at a waterfront venue in the heart of America鈥檚 capital city, look no further than The Berliner!

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 400 guests at this venue. The space boasts over 4,000 square feet. The bi-level venue features large garage doors that can be drawn back to offer a wide open view of the Potomac River. Inside the doors of The Berliner lie white walls, hardwoods and a completely customizable space. Enjoy your ceremony on the top level of this accommodating venue before having an unforgettable cocktail hour just outside of this one-of-a-kind venue. Your guests will enjoy a fantastic meal on the lower level before returning to the upper level of the venue for endless dancing and celebration.

Services Offered
The Berliner offers a variety of services in order to provide you with a seamless and stress-free wedding experience. With a built-in, state-of-the-art sound system readily available, you won鈥檛 have to worry about the technicalities of setting up your own speakers. The venue also offers an 18-foot projector screen, which makes for an unforgettable wedding day slideshow. From in-house bar services to top-of-the-line serving staff, you鈥檒l have everything you need for the wedding of your dreams at The Berliner. Their services include:

  • Lighting/sound
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Servers
  • Wireless internet
  • Setup
  • Cleanup

The team at The Berliner is happy to offer catering services. Their professional chef will work with you to tailor a unique menu that perfectly reflects the couple's personality and tastes. In-house bar services are also available.

The Berliner was formally known as Malmaison.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?


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

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

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

House Wine

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?


Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Liability Insurance

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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98% Recommended by couples
18 Reviews
Kirsten Married on 08/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating
We had our first date here so we wanted to have our wedding reception here and we are so glad we did! Taylor was fantastic to work with and made the planning process much easier. It was our dream wedding and people kept talking about how beautiful and spacious it was. We had 88 guest and it was the perfect venue for that amount of people. We had a live jazz band and the acoustics were great. I would highly recommend this for gatherings of around 90-100 people.
April Married on 11/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating
My husband and I held our ceremony and reception at Malmaison. Kayla was great to work with, as was the chef. Kayla worked with us to find decorations, a dinner menu, and bar offerings that both fit our tastes and our budget. She and the venue were responsive and with their help, everything ran smoothly, and we and our guests loved how everything turned out!
Bruce Married on 06/25/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Great venue. Great food. Worth checking out if you want to get married in DC. Malmaison is a great, comfortable space where guests can really enjoy themselves. It's a beautiful urban space, tucked away by the Key Bridge in Georgetown. Look at the pictures, visit the space, and if you like it, don't worry about the rest. The team was easy to work with, despite some staff turnover (imagine that's common anywhere you go) and the food was fantastic. If you want your guests to eat well, Malmaison is a perfect choice. The space is clean and modern (without looking like it's out of the Jetsons or someone's crappy Pintrest board). It makes a great canvass for your florist. It's not stuffy at all. People can be comfortable here. The large floor-to-ceiling glass doors are unique and add to the open concept of the space. Obviously makes for great air circulation in the warmer months, and imagine it would be beautiful as well in winter. Our wedding was June 2016 and guests took full advantage of having easy access to the cocktail tables set up outside. We got married nearby and guests were able to walk from the ceremony to the reception, which was cool and also cut out the variable of transportation between ceremony and reception venues. They also have a state of the art sound system, which is a major plus. Not only is your music going to sound better, but if you're using a DJ, you can bring that cost down bc they don't have to bring extra equipment. Very reasonably priced bar packages also. And with the bar being so close to the dancefloor, your guests will definitely take advantage. The only thing we can't tell you firsthand is how good the dessert was. We were too busy dancing and that kind of sucks because so many people talked about how amazing it was.
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The Berliner frequently asked questions

The Berliner includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Tables
The Berliner includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Berliner includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine
The space offered by The Berliner for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront
The Berliner offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Berliner offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Berliner offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi
The Berliner is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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