President Lincoln’s Cottage is a historic museum and wedding venue located in the heart of Washington, D.C. The venue is an 1842 Gothic Revival mansion that features both history and charm. Located adjacent to President Lincoln’s Cottage is the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, a stunning Beaux Arts-style museum with ample entertaining space. For an unforgettable wedding day filled with rich history, look no further than President Lincoln’s Cottage!
Facilities and Capacity
This venue is the perfect celebration for parties big and small. For intimate gatherings of up to 40 people, utilize the venue’s veranda space. The outstretched lawn makes for a perfect ceremony setting while guests gaze up at the mansion in the backdrop. The venue’s most popular wedding option, with space for up to 200 guests, is the tenting option.
President Lincoln’s Cottage offers a variety of wedding day services depending on which package and event space you choose. From table and chair rentals to multimedia capabilities and more, the team at President Lincoln’s Cottage will go above and beyond to make sure you’re set up for success. When you book with this historic wedding venue, you’ll have complete access to the venue’s bridal and groom rooms as you relax and prepare for your big day to begin. Services include, but are not limited to, the following:
President Lincoln’s Cottage is located in Northwestern Washington, D.C. This historic site fits right in with the history and charm that the District has to offer.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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John Dey · Married on 09/01/2019
Privilege to be married at such a special venue
As soon as my now-husband and I visited President Lincoln's Cottage, we knew we had found the venue for our wedding. The historic nature of this hidden gem is unmatched. That history, and the Cottage's programming today connecting it to modern struggles for freedom and equality--made it a perfect fit as a place to celebrate our interracial, same-sex, interfaith marriage. (And as a native Illinoisan, I was doubly excited to have Mr. Lincoln share in our big day!) The grounds are beautiful and our guests--even most of those who were local--enjoyed the chance to experience a lesser known site in DC and learn some history as well. Having docents walk guests through the Cottage's history during the cocktail hour is unquestionably worth it!Sent on 09/15/2019
When we first reached out to the Cottage, we were working with Sahand, who, as all of the reviews to date have attested, was a true delight. We would be remiss, though, if we did not acknowledge the incredible job done by his successor, Shayla, who took over just a few months before our wedding day. The transition between the two was virtually seamless, and Shayla worked well with our coordinator and vendors to ensure a successful event. We were fortunate that, despite an uncertain forecast, our outdoor ceremony and al fresco dinner ended up happening as planned, but we don't doubt that the indoor rain plan would have been equally lovely. The folks at President Lincoln's Cottage are true professionals and were wonderful to work with. We are overjoyed and feel so incredibly fortunate to have had the honor of celebrating the biggest day of our lives in such a special setting.
Cori · Married on 04/13/2019
Magical, Cottage and Sahand!!!
I fell in love with President Lincoln's Cottage the minute it popped up into my google search. It had everything we were looking for and more that we didn't know we needed. From the time of our first visit to the cottage up until our wedding this past week, we were welcomed with open arms. This is one of the most magical, cute, charming and overall historic places I've gotten to encounter. I was a history major and my parents are both retired military; so the venue itself felt like fate.Sent on 04/18/2019
Sahand (the venue coordinator here) is the best person in the world to work with. He is attentive and cares about your wedding and ensuring your vision and the cottage work together. His excitement about our Harry Potter themed wedding got us so amped up.
If you are considering this place as your wedding venue, you will not find better people to work with. Don't hesitate or think too hard, go with your initial instinct and you won't be steered in the wrong direction. Thank you Sahand and the President Lincoln's Cottage Family. You guys are absolutely the best.
Brittany · Married on 03/09/2019
Home Sweet Home
The Cottage is historic and is an amazing location. My wife and I have a great relationship with the Cottage. The venue is unique and holds a special place in our hearts. I highly recommend you put The Cottage on your list for any event.Sent on 04/26/2019
This venue is spectacular and is conveniently located on beautiful plot of land right in the District of Columbia. Their staff is top notch and our DJ Tamara greatly enjoyed working with their events coordinator Sahand who was on his A-game throughout the event.
A hidden gem from DCs historic past. A beautiful venue! We enjoy working with them.
I have worked several events here and I must say the staff is incredible! Friendly, helpful, and passionate about making their guests feel special. This is a beautiful venue with some of the deepest rooted history in the country! It has been an honor to be a part of the very special events they hold. If you are looking for one of a kind venue, and a wonderful staff, pay a visit to Lincoln's Cottage