Mess Hall is a modern wedding venue located in the heart of Washington, D.C. With over 2,000 square feet of renovated warehouse space, this unique event venue boasts 18-foot ceilings, versatile space and stunning industrial décor. Having hosted events for countless local clients, such as DC Brau, The Smithsonian Institution, The Embassy of Japan and more, Mess Hall has the experience and reputation needed to host the celebration of a lifetime. For a true urban wedding experience in the middle of one of America’s most well-known cities, look no further than Mess Hall!
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 199 guests at this venue. The only private event space in DC that looks into a brand new open industrial kitchen, Mess Hall provides an urban and inviting atmosphere that your guests won’t soon forget. The polished concrete floors, exposed industrial ceilings and mid-century modern décor all make this venue the unique and versatile space you’ve been searching for.
The team at Mess Hall brings 20+ years of event planning experience to the table. Whatever your wedding day vision may be, their expert staff is ready to put their hands to work in order to bring your concept to life. By providing exceptional lighting and AV services, you won’t have to worry about any technical mishaps taking place during your big day. Not to mention, this venue features a state-of-the-art industrial kitchen that sports everything your caterer needs to serve a fantastic wedding day meal. Services include:
When it comes to wedding day dining, food at Mess Hall is provided by their community of members. Mess Hall’s food and beverage distributors range from full-service caterers to food trucks, bakers and more. With almost 40 local companies to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect wedding day caterer for you.
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Neil F · Married on 07/13/2019
Great Space, Great Team, Great Price, Great Wedding
Mess Hall was the perfect location for our wedding, and we’re so pleased with how the event went. The space is both hip and classy and easily accommodated our 70-person reception. Plenty of space to sit and to dance. The wine/beer package was good quality and reasonably priced. Mess Hall also set us up with a partner caterer, Sloppy Mama’s, which served mind-numbingly delicious barbecue. We’re very happy to have chosen Mess Hall for our wedding. Al and his team are honest, flexible, and professional. It was a pleasure working with them on the event. Highly recommended!Sent on 07/24/2019
Tyler Castle · Married on 11/09/2018
Beautiful space and friendly service
The space is unique, beautiful, warm, and inviting. Perfect for a relatively casual event. And the staff was personable and very helpful.Sent on 11/14/2018
Cyd Eaton · Married on 10/26/2018
Highly recommend Mess Hall!
We had our wedding reception at Mess Hall in October and could not have been happier with our experience! We worked directly with Al and Ann (who are both wonderful) to plan the reception. Mess Hall is such a unique space with a nice amount of flexibility that helps to really personalize your event. By having our reception at Mess Hall, we were able to connect with our caterers, Qui Qui Catering, who were absolutely amazing (also highly recommended) and already familiar with the space as members of the community. We appreciated that Mess Hall had bar packages to add on and found a phenomenal bartender for our day. We were extremely happy with the package we selected, which included local beers and liquors and three curated wines. As others have mentioned, the space itself is already visually appealing and does not require a ton of decorations to look great. The main space was naturally set up for cocktails, dinner, and our DJ and dance floor while giving guests enough space to mingle.Sent on 11/16/2018
Mess Hall was by far the best value of any other locations we researched in the DC-area. Throughout the planning process, we were consistently amazed at how we were able to have the event we wanted and stay within budget. Our guests all commented on what a fun and memorable location it was and we all had an absolute blast! We still talk about how fun the evening was and how we need another reason to throw an event at Mess Hall :) My husband and I highly recommend Mess Hall for your event.
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