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Meridian House

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4.7 out of 5 rating
55 reviews
$10k - $12k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$10k - $12k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$14,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$12,000

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?

$14,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$12,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Garden
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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November
December
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    M K Married on 09/17/2021
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    Very Grateful

    Maria is one of those truly special people who you never forget. Throughout our wedding postponement, she was always there for us, including sending our pandemic pup a care package and ensuring the flowers in the Meridian garden looked perfect when our big day finally came. She is a wonderful person and SO good at what she does. The venue itself is pure magic. I still cannot believe that that enchantingly beautiful event was MY wedding. We are endlessly grateful!
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    Wwm Married on 05/28/2021
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    Phenomenal Venue and the Best Coordinator!

    Meridian House was breathtakingly beautiful and Maria was the absolute best to work with. She went above and beyond to make sure our day ran as smoothly as possible, and was always on top of things - from recommending the best vendors to being there with us every step of the way. With all the additional considerations that Covid-19 brought on, we can't stress enough how much of a relief it was to know that Maria would always be on our side, by our side. That's not even getting into how phenomenal Meridian House itself was - the architecture is beautiful, the grove is romantic, and there's history everywhere. Would absolutely recommend Maria and Meridian House to everyone we know!
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    Mina H. Married on 04/10/2021
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    The dream venue

    We had to postpone our wedding three times and at this point have toured every venue in the DC area. Meridian House is by FAR the best venue! It is magical by itself, before you introduce one flower or candle, yet can also be transformed for whatever vision you may have for your big day!

    The architecture, history, location, parking, indoor and outdoor area (omg the Loggia and the Linden Grove!!!!) is just perfect. But the thing that make it the best venue is Maria Canellis! She was so incredibly professional, prompt and creative in helping us plan a covid wedding! Our vendors needed an extra three days for set up so she was managing a ton of vendors but did it with such grace.

    Maria was always the first to give us the latest government guidelines and best practices for our wedding and super empathetic towards us as we have to pivot so many times.

    I think she could plan a country take-over by now with her skills! Maria is such a leader and you are in the best of hands if you have any event here!
    Thank you Meridian House for our dream wedding!!!!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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, DC, 20009
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