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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 your biggest wedding celebrations as well as the most intimate occasions.
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With a variety of event spaces available and a maximum capacity of 600 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 300 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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Great Rehearsal Dinner at Old Ebbitt's
We recently utilized the Cabinet Room at Old Ebbitt for our rehearsal dinner and it was great. The venue was easy to work with from start to finish and we found that it was a great value/price for a private room that would hold up to 50. We loved so much being able to share this DC establishment with our family and friends, and the experience was great as ever! Our wedding party and family members loved the food and the Cabinet Room was perfect for our party size. They helped us also bring in some florals, set up name cards and a few other little touches that made the evening so nice. We are so appreciative of the wonderful experience we had at Old Ebbitt for our Rehearsal Dinner!
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