At present, we are only taking bookings for events for up to 50 guests which is what is allowable based on Phase 2 of COVID-19 in Washington DC. please also be informed of the current requirements for hosting an event with us:
1. All guests are required to wear masks unless actively eating or drinking; this includes when speaking with our staff, walking through the restaurant, and going to & from the restroom.
2. All tables must be socially distanced and set with a maximum of six guests per table.
3. All events must be completely seated. Receptions, mingling, and dancing are not allowed. Bar areas will be closed.
4. Assigned seating is required for events. Floor plans must be submitted two business days in advance, including with each guest’s name and phone number.
For any potential guest who tests positive for COVID-19, we have the following procedures in place before allowing a guest to visit the restuarant:
1. At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
2. Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath).
3. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Old Ebbitt Grill is a restaurant in Washington, D.C. with the ability to host both rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. Located just two blocks from the White House, this historic venue sits right in the middle of all of the history and character Washington, D.C. has to offer. With both indoor and outdoor event spaces available, Old Ebbitt Grill is a spectacular venue for big and small wedding celebrations.
Facilities and Capacity
With a variety of event spaces available and a maximum capacity of 250 guests, this venue's versatility is one of its best characteristics. The Roof Terrace features panoramic views of some of Washington’s most historic landmarks. This incredible space has been utilized by a variety of political figures, including presidents, generals, lobbyists and more dating all the way back to 1856. The venue also includes indoor event space options, including The Atrium, with space for 400 seated guests, and the Cabinet Room, with space for up to 50 guests.
When you book your wedding day celebration with Old Ebbitt Grill, you’ll have access to a variety of services. Their staff will provide you with floor length white tablecloths for your meal, unless you’d prefer to bring your own. Their staff will also provide flameless votive candles for your centerpieces, while giving you a list of florists nearby to add extra detail and décor to your day. Lighting and sound services are also available at Old Ebbitt Grill, as their team will provide you with referrals to highly-rated bands and DJs perfect for any classy celebration. Services include:
- Event planning
- In-house catering
- In-house bar services
- Valet parking
- Outside vendors
- Vendor referrals
When it comes to wedding day cuisine, your gets will be more than satisfied by the rich flavors and excellent service found at Old Ebbitt Grill. From hand passed hors d’oeuvres to a full plated meal, you and your loved ones will receive first-class service all around. Some of Old Ebbitt Grill’s most popular menu items include:
- Mini crab cakes
- Steak bites
- Smoked salmon bites
- Vegetable spring rolls
- Fried oysters
- Mini lobster rolls
- Roasted chicken
- Roasted filet mignon
- Pan roasted salmon
- Crab cakes
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- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
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- Uncovered Outdoor
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Catering Services
- Event Planner
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