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:
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:
36 Reviews for Old Ebbitt Grill
Recommended by 94% of couples
11 User photos
Liz G. · Married on 09/29/2018
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!
Sent on 10/23/2018
Elizabeth · Married on 11/05/2016
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 PhotographySent on 11/06/2017
User5033182 · 2+ years ago
We hosted our wedding Rehearsal dinner here in the Cabinet Room. It was lovely! The food was great (as it always is) and the bartenders and servers were superb! The cabinet room fit all 40 of us in the room comfortably. It was definitely a great place to host a dinner event!Sent on 09/20/2016