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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Marie · Married on 05/20/2017
In short, if you find yourself connected to this venue right away, trust your instinct. It was one of the best decisions my husband and I made for our wedding day.Sent on 06/21/2017
The incredibly stunning historic summer home of Lincoln can speak for itself; located in a quiet corner of DC with ample free parking and gorgeous architecture and gardens. This helped my husband and I save on wedding decorations. We were married under the gorgeous magnolia tree - all we needed was a table to hold our ceremony items. Cocktails were enjoyed inside and around the property while catering flipped the ceremony space into the reception space. The many fireplaces offered us space to put our personal photographs and a few flower arrangements, giving it an elegant but home-like feel. Dinner was al-fresco, however, the rain plan would have moved us upstairs in the cottage. Staff was incredibly accommodating, kind, and courteous to guests.
Perhaps the best part of this venue, however, is Sahand Miraminy. On the day of our venue walkthrough, Sahand reminded me that we had been talking for two years about this wedding - and I'll be honest and say that those two years flew by, but Sahand was with me and my husband every single step of the way. Early in the process of planning, I found myself in a terrible mix-up and was concerned how to move forward. Sahand not only took it upon himself to resolve the situation, he made me feel confident that while mistakes happen, everything would eventually work out. Every moment forward, I would check in with him and bounce off ideas with him. Each e-mail, phone call, and face-to-face interaction made me feel as though our wedding was the only one that truly mattered. His honest and raw personality fit so well into our dynamic as a couple, that Sahand has become a friend. Sahand's love for this cottage and its mission makes getting married here not only feel like a dream, but also an honor.
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