Meridian House

1630 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009 Map · Phone number
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About Meridian House

Meridian House is an exquisite historic home situated on three acres of manicured gardens. Conveniently located a mile north of the White House in the heart of the nation's capital, the property's stately elegance provides an ideal setting for the area's most prestigious events. Meridian House is a jewel of the residential architecture of John Russell Pope, who also designed the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Archives building. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Meridian House was built in 1921 by Ambassador Irwin Boyle Laughlin, who filled it with his collection of 18th century French drawings and Oriental porcelains and screens. After a major renovation in 1994, the principal rooms retain their architectural detail, including such original decorative features as the over-door paintings, French brass hardware and ornate lighting fixtures.

Standing the test of time, Meridian House is still considered by many to be the finest example of French urban architecture in the United States. Surrounded by walls sheltering a formal garden well-known for the grove of more than 40 European linden trees that shade a large pebbled courtyard, it is an elegant setting for private social or business events. Meridian House has been featured in publications including Washingtonian, Engaged, and Modern Bride.

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The Library seats up to 50 guests and adjoins the Drawing Room to provide seating for up to 150....
The Library seats up to 50 guests and adjoins the Drawing Room to provide seating for up to 150....
Meridian House is considered by many to be the finest example of French architecture in the United...
Meridian House is considered by many to be the finest example of French architecture in the United...
Guests are welcomed to Meridian House by the Latin inscription, "Quo habitat felicitas nil intret...
Guests are welcomed to Meridian House by the Latin inscription, "Quo habitat felicitas nil intret...
Meridian's lush garden setting is a beautiful location for outdoor ceremonies.  (Photo by Egomedia...
Meridian's lush garden setting is a beautiful location for outdoor ceremonies. (Photo by Egomedia...
A grove of 80-year-old spanish linden trees provides a unique setting for cocktail receptions and...
A grove of 80-year-old spanish linden trees provides a unique setting for cocktail receptions and...
The Linden Grove features 40 linden trees donated by the French Ambassador to Meridian's builder and...
The Linden Grove features 40 linden trees donated by the French Ambassador to Meridian's builder and...
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Meridian's maximum capacity for weddings is 200, with 150 being ideal.  Most commonly, couples...
Meridian's maximum capacity for weddings is 200, with 150 being ideal. Most commonly, couples...
The Loggia is a beautiful oval sunroom that leads to the Linden Grove.  During favorable weather,...
The Loggia is a beautiful oval sunroom that leads to the Linden Grove. During favorable weather,...
The Drawing Room seats up to 100 guests, and connects to the Library for additional seating....
The Drawing Room seats up to 100 guests, and connects to the Library for additional seating....
The Library seats up to 50 guests and adjoins the Drawing Room to provide seating for up to 150....
The Library seats up to 50 guests and adjoins the Drawing Room to provide seating for up to 150....
Meridian House is considered by many to be the finest example of French architecture in the United...
Meridian House is considered by many to be the finest example of French architecture in the United...
Guests are welcomed to Meridian House by the Latin inscription, "Quo habitat felicitas nil intret...
Guests are welcomed to Meridian House by the Latin inscription, "Quo habitat felicitas nil intret...

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48 Reviews for Meridian House

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Marie P · Married on 04/13/2019

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    Not better venue in Washington, DC

    Your guests will be delighted with the venue. Mention it to any other vendor in the industry and they gasp and say "My favorite venue!" It makes your day a fairytale.

    Sent on 04/17/2019
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    Copeland · Married on 12/09/2017

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    We were so happy with every aspect of our wedding at Meridian House. The venue is beautiful, and the event staff are truly a pleasure to work with from beginning to end! I would highly recommend Meridian House to anyone planning a wedding or special event -- it is simply exquisite.

    Sent on 12/17/2017
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    Danielle · Married on 07/08/2017

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    Meridian House is an absolutely stunning venue. Our guests kept commenting on how impressed they were with the venue: from the historic building itself, our cocktail hour in the Linden Grove, and most importantly to our wedding in the garden. Meridian House was a perfect backdrop for our photos and to showcase to out of towners a beautiful historic DC building. However, what sets this venue a part is their amazing staff. Maria is an absolute joy to work with. She helped ensure that we had an absolutely perfect wedding, reception, and dance party. She accommodated our request to get married in a circle in the garden, she recommended outstanding vendors, and she served as a sounding board for ideas and any questions we had.

    Sent on 07/26/2017

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Meridian House 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? $ 13,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 11,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 13,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 22,971.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 5
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Event Rentals, Preferred Vendors Only, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? March, July, August, November, December

Real Weddings

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7 Endorsements

  • Flowers by Suzann
    Flowers by Suzann Wedding Florists

    The timeless elegance of Meridian House, from its grand staircase entrance, its ballrooms and gardens, defines your wedding.

  • MyDeejay
    MyDeejay Wedding DJs

    Meridian House is one of the most beautiful and intimate venues in DC, and we absolutely love playing there. We've done dozens of weddings there over the years and the building and grounds are always impeccably maintained. It's fun to watch the wedding guests get that "Wow!" look on their faces as they walk through the mansion - definitely one of the top spots in the district. Highly recommend!

  • Timmester Photography
    Timmester Photography Wedding Photographers

    Meridian House is my favorite venue in DC. The interior and exterior are stunning and intimate, which make them a photographer's dream! Meridian House is a classic, gorgeous, intimate venue for any wedding.

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  • 1630 Crescent Place, NW Washington, 20009 See on map
    2029395592 (Phone number)

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