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National Cathedral School (NCS) is a beautiful wedding venue located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington, D.C. Our campus offers delightful indoor and outdoor options for both your ceremony and reception. The venue is conveniently located in the heart of the US capital, and has stunning views of the surrounding gardens and city landscape. Our facilities are equipped to provide everything you need for your celebration, including catering, onsite parking, and a dedicated, friendly staff.
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NCS has a number of diverse options for ceremonies and receptions, from intimate outdoor terraces to the elegant Grace Chapel. The chapel's modern architecture and stunning stained glass make it a distinctive and beautiful place to exchange vows, able to accommodate up to 250 guests. Nestled beside the Cathedral is Hearst Hall, an historic building that has hosted both ceremonies and receptions alike. Our campus also features several outdoor venues, all of which offer breathtaking views of the Washington National Cathedral and its surrounding landscape.
NCS 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. We also offer our own in-house catering service, FLIK, for your consideration. Please feel free to reach out and schedule a time for you and your partner to stop by and tour all that we have to offer!
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Incredible experience for my wedding ceremony!!
First, working with Carly was a dream, especially for someone as detail-oriented as I am. She was one step ahead always, asking all the right questions and ensuring that we were aware and aligned to any updates. She even took extra care in putting up Christmas decorations for the chapel in consideration of our December wedding! I can't say enough positive things about working with her.
Second, our experience in the space was fantastic. We had a "green room" off to the side for the bridal party, which worked well. The chapel itself was beautiful, decorated so beautifully for Christmas, and just naturally very gorgeous with its wood pews and windows. Coming down the aisle there was everything I could have dreamed!
Truly it was such a perfectly planned and coordinated ceremony by Carly and the NCS team. I recommend anyone considering it to book their wedding or special event here!
Hidden/Special/Affordable Venue in DC!
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!
Danielle goes above and beyond!
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Carly Redrow has overseen events at National Cathedral School since 2018. She has experience accommodating a wide variety of special occassions including weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, and more. Outside of work, Ms. Redrow enjoys drafting her own fitness regimens, experimenting with Pinterest recipes, and snuggling with her snuggle-hating cats.
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