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Old Ebbitt Grill

Washington, District of Columbia View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
37 reviews
Up to 250 guests

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Up to 250 guests

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.

Services Offered
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
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar services
  • Valet parking
  • Outside vendors
  • Vendor referrals

Cuisine
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

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 off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

Describe your venue:

Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering Services
Event Planner

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August

37 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.7 out of 5

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    Jessica Married on 12/31/2021
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    Great for our rehearsal dinner!

    We had our rehearsal dinner at Old Ebbitt and it was a wonderful experience! Working with them during the planning process was great-- they were always so quick to respond, and so flexible and helpful. The food was great! And the staff was very kind and attentive. Highly recommend!
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    Liz G. Married on 09/29/2018
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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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    Elizabeth Married on 11/05/2016
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    I absolutely loved working with Megan and Lucy for my wedding in the Old Ebbitt Grill Atrium! They were an absolute delight to work with from start to finish. They also were so attentive to guests the night of; they paid special attention to a guest who was taking cancer medication and might need extra assistance with not falling without being overbearing.

    Although the roof wasn't open to guests, they allowed us to take bride and groom pics at sunset and again at night to take advantage of the Washington skyline, as we barely missed the deadline for when they closed the roof for the season.

    It goes without saying that of course the food was amazing. We had several guests comment on how it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Out of towners loved getting to be in a historic DC venue and try the famous crab cakes.

    I knew when I was getting married in DC that I only wanted my reception to be at Old Ebbitt as it has a special place in my family's heart. I am thrilled I got to have the DC wedding of my dreams, and they worked with me to carry out our vision. I was blown away when I first peeked into the room during the cocktail hour. We also had a farewell brunch at the Hamilton, and they brought the flowers over from the reception so we could use them at the brunch. What a great team! Thanks again to Old Ebbitt for such a beautiful, awesome, magical wedding reception!
    photos courtesy of Sandi Foraci Photography

Awards

  • 37
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Map

675 15th Street, NW Washington, District of Columbia, 20005
2023474800
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Old Ebbitt Grill frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Old Ebbitt Grill?

Old Ebbitt Grill includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Old Ebbitt Grill in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Old Ebbitt Grill for wedding events is known for:
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Old Ebbitt Grill for wedding events?

Old Ebbitt Grill offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Old Ebbitt Grill offer?

Old Ebbitt Grill offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Old Ebbitt Grill offer for wedding events?

Old Ebbitt Grill offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner

What percentage of users recommend Old Ebbitt Grill and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Old Ebbitt Grill is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

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