Weddings

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel

Washington, DC View map
Up to 260 guests

About

Up to 260 guests

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel is a beautiful wedding venue in Washington, D.C. This school and chapel provides both elegant indoor and comfortable outdoor options for your wedding ceremony and reception. The National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel (NCS) is conveniently located in the heart of the U.S. capital, and has stunning views of greenery, gardens, and the Washington National Cathedral nearby. This facility provides everything you need from your wedding venue, including catering, multiple venue options, and a staff that is happy to help from now until your big day.

Facilities and Capacity
NCS has several different options for wedding ceremonies and receptions, from small outdoor terraces to the grand chapel and dining halls. The Grace Chapel is perfect for an indoor ceremony. It’s modern architecture and stunning stained glass provide a perfect place to host family and friends. The chapel seats approximately 250, and welcomes weddings of all faiths and traditions. To the west of the Cathedral, you can find Hearst Hall, a historic and spacious building perfect for your reception. Hearst Hall is ideal for wedding receptions of 120-130 guests. NCS also has two outdoor terraces, Oak court and Whitby Terrace. Oak Court affords a perfect view of the Washington National Cathedral, and is encircled by stone walls and rose bushes. Whitby Terrace also provides a great view of the city below, and is recommended for outdoor receptions. Come take a tour to see all the options that are available.

Services Offered
National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel provides couples with all-inclusive service, from catering to facility setup and unparallelled commitment by the staff. This venue provides on-site security and custodial services to help you prepare the ceremony and reception and help with tear-down after the evening is over. Some of the halls have built-in sound systems for your band or DJ to use. NCS also has their own in-house food service contractor, FLIK, which they are happy to provide for you, and provide barware and bartenders who can serve the house beers, wine, and liquor available.

Location
National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel is located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral on Woodley Road. While this is primarily a residential and school district, guests have the option of several nearby hotels, including Georgetown Inn and Georgetown Hill.

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?

260

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
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?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
April
December
Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 97% of couples
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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.

Awards

  • 4

Real Weddings

  • Paul & Christiana
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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

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel?

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

What are the most important characteristics of National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Religious

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel for wedding events?

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offer?

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offer for wedding events?

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel have available for wedding events?

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

National Cathedral School | Grace Chapel is recommended by 100% 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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