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National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4 reviews
Up to 200 guests

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Up to 200 guests

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel is a beautiful wedding venue in Washington, D.C. This school and chapel offer delightful indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception. The venue is conveniently located in the heart of the US capital, and has stunning views of greenery, gardens, and the Washington National Cathedral nearby. This facility can provide everything you need from your wedding venue, including catering, multiple event spaces, and a dedicated, friendly staff.

Facilities and Capacity

NCS has a number of different options for ceremonies and receptions, from small outdoor terraces to the grand chapel and dining halls. The Grace Chapel is ideal for an indoor ceremony. Its modern architecture and stunning stained glass make it a distinctive and beautiful place to exchange vows. The chapel can accommodate approximately 250 guests, and facilitates weddings of all faiths and traditions. Located to the west of the Cathedral is Hearst Hall, a large, historic building perfect for your reception. Hearst Hall can host wedding receptions of 120 to 130 guests. NCS also features two outdoor terraces, Oak Court and Whitby Terrace. Oak Court boasts an amazing view of the Washington National Cathedral, and is surrounded by stone walls and rose bushes. Whitby Terrace also offers a wonderful view of the city below, and is a great option for outdoor receptions. The venue welcomes you to take a tour in order to choose your favorite wedding location.

Services Offered

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offers all-inclusive service for weddings, from catering to facility setup, and unparalleled commitment from the staff. On-site security and custodial services are available to help you prepare for the ceremony and reception, and assist with tear-down after the evening is over. NCS also has their own in-house catering service, FLIK, that can cater to your reception. They'll also supply barware and professional bartenders to serve the house beers, wine, and liquor available.



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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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?

$1,500

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

$900

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Religious

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
August
November
December
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    Katy J. Married on 10/20/2018
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    Hidden/Special/Affordable Venue in DC!

    My husband and I were thrilled when we discovered Grace Chapel and Hearst Hall as a venue for both our ceremony and our reception. Both venues are absolutely beautiful--they're simple, yet traditional, and we needed very little decoration to make them look even more beautiful.

    But the best part about the venue is working with the vendors--Danielle (Events Director) and Juliana (Catering Director)--are a dream to work with! We viewed several venues and Danielle and Juliana were the most helpful of them all. They were genuinely excited for our big event and were extremely patient as they answered all of our many questions. We would recommend working with them in a heartbeat!

    Our guests loved attending a wedding right by the National Cathedral grounds and it made it so easy for them to have the ceremony and reception in one place. Your guests only have to walk across the street!

    In addition, the food was amazing and the catering staff were even better! Our guests kept raving about both the food and how attentive and friendly the catering staff were.

    In short, book your wedding/event at this special venue NOW!
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    Loreal Married on 12/30/2017
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    Danielle goes above and beyond!

    Danielle was a pleasure to work with! I'm a local planner and I'm used to having an assistant from my team for the big day. For the wedding at NCS, it was a little smaller so I worked it solo. Danielle was a God send and I couldn't have done it without her! She not only served as the venue contact, and assisted the catering team, but she also assisted me and picked up any slack. She went above and beyond, and I cannot thank her enough! NCS is such a quaint venue that all couples should check out, religious or not. It's perfect for a smaller affair and has views and nooks for pictures galore!
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    Erika Married on 10/01/2016
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    Amazing from start to finish

    Our experience with Danielle and the whole NCS team was amazing from start to finish. Danielle was incredibly organized and proactive about sorting out details and working with our other vendors. We couldn't have asked for an smoother or more enjoyable experience, honestly.
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3612 Woodley Rd NW Washington, DC, 20016
(202) 449-3224
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National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel frequently asked questions

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Religious
National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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