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Named after John McLean, the founder of the Washington Post & the once owner of the famous Hope Diamond..

The Ballroom at McLean Gardens is available for special events & Wedding Reception. It house 350 guest for a cocktail party and about 200 guest for a seated dinner. It is located in the shadow of the National Cathedral & there is plenty of street parking available in the area. The site is managed by Washington Parties a boutique special event company & caterer.

Washington's favorite Ballroom opened over 40 years, serving The Capital's political, corporate & social leaders for years. Our award winning menu & excellent service are the reasons why the ballroom is on the " must see " list of every discerning Washington Bride !! We look forward to show you our grand old venue & share a little bit of its history...

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Reviews of McLean Gardens Ballroom

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
13 Reviews
95% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
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Cynthia Sent on 09/08/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Our wedding at McLean Gardens Ballroom was delightful in every way. Phillippe was phenomenal to work with and he charmed my mom, my husband, several friends associated with the event and definitely me. The space is accessible and elegant. We used the lovely candelabras, saved big money on flowers in the space and made a wonderful statement. The glistening ballroom floor invites dancing and fun. The food was absolutely spectacular. Several months after the wedding folks are still talking about our stellar menu. We tasted every item we served and were able to move forward with confidence. The value for the money was also unbeatable. If we were doing our wedding all over again, we would run to have our reception there with Phillippe!
Sarah Sent on 08/20/2013
5 out of 5 rating
We discovered McLean Gardens Ballroom in a random Google search, looking for venues for our wedding day. We became interested in the Ballroom first based on price and availability, but the more time we spent planning, talking with the staff, and preparing for our wedding day, the more we realized just how perfect our reception venue was for us. They were incredibly professional, thoughtful, gracious, and accommodating to our every need. They worked with us on a menu that was sensitive to various food allergies and sensitivities among the guests; they cared for our elderly grandmother with grace and gentleness; they were efficient in set-up and clean-up; and were willing to bend over backwards, if necessary, to give us what we wanted, to help us stay at/under our budget, and still provide an elegant atmosphere and experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone marrying in the DC area.
Amanda Sent on 03/26/2013
5 out of 5 rating
Mr. Demol was fabulous, and the Ballroom was a vision. It truly is a hidden gem. The room has such character and timesless beauty, and our wedding felt like a fairytale. Washington Parties does a wonderful job catering and planning the event. The food was amazing (see review of Washington Parties dated 3/26/13).
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McLean Gardens Ballroom frequently asked questions

The space offered by McLean Gardens Ballroom for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
McLean Gardens Ballroom offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
McLean Gardens Ballroom offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
McLean Gardens Ballroom offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
McLean Gardens Ballroom is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.6 in average response time.

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