The Berliner

3401 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 Map · Phone number
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About The Berliner

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’re hoping to host an unforgettable wedding day at a waterfront venue in the heart of America’s 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’t 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’ll 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

Cuisine
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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18 Reviews for The Berliner

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Kirsten · Married on 08/11/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 09/10/2018
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    April · Married on 11/12/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 12/05/2016
  • B

    Bruce · Married on 06/25/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 09/12/2016

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The Berliner FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Lighting/Sound
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Wine
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Restaurant
    Waterfront
  • 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?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Clean Up
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    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?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    July
    August
    November

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The Berliner frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Berliner?

The Berliner includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Tables

At The Berliner, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Berliner includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

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

At The Berliner, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Berliner includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Berliner in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Berliner for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Berliner for wedding events?

The Berliner offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Berliner offer?

The Berliner offers the following types of wedding events:

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

What services does The Berliner offer for wedding events?

The Berliner offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend The Berliner and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Berliner is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in quality of service, 5.0 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.