President Lincoln's Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC 20011 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About President Lincoln's Cottage

Located on a picturesque hilltop on the grounds of the historic Soldiers’ Home, President Lincoln’s Cottage offers a unique and inspiring setting for special events. During the Civil War, the president used this beloved home for important meetings, entertaining, and developing nation-changing documents such as the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, the Cottage, its surrounding grounds, and an array of adjacent historic buildings are available to the public.

President Lincoln's Cottage is an 1842 Gothic Revival mansion that features both history and charm. Located adjacent to the Cottage is the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, a stunning Beaux Arts-style museum with ample entertaining space. Across the lawn, the Governor’s Mansion, now available to the public for the first time, features carved marble mantelpieces, high ceilings, and beautiful moldings. Our campus also includes two historic chapels, Rose Chapel and Stanley Hall.

For an unforgettable wedding day filled with rich history, look no further than President Lincoln’s Cottage!

Facilities and Capacity

Our multiple historic spaces are the perfect celebration venues for parties big and small!

  • For intimate gatherings of up to 50 people, utilize the Cottage's veranda and lawn space or the Govenor's Mansion! We offer elopement and micro-wedding options to help you celebrate at all times!
  • The venue’s most popular wedding option, with space for up to 200 guests, is the tenting option.

Services Offered

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 the Cottage as your historic wedding venue, you’ll have complete access to the venue’s wedding suite as you relax and prepare for your big day to begin. Services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event rentals
  • Multimedia capabilities
  • On-site museum staff
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Location

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.

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Wedding ceremony
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Newlyweds and their guests
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Cottage Interior: Drawing Room
Cottage Interior: The Library
Cottage Interior: The Library
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Outdoor Reception
Outdoor Reception
Outdoor Reception
Outdoor Reception - Evening
Outdoor Reception - Evening
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Indoor Reception
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Rustic Tented Reception
Tented Reception
Tented Reception
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Bride and Groom in Tent
Colorful Tented Reception
Colorful Tented Reception
Tented Reception
Tented Reception
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Bride and Groom at Reception
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Governor's Mansion Exterior
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Governor's Mansion Interior
Reception: Governor's Mansion
Reception: Governor's Mansion
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Couple in front of Gov.Mansion
Stanley Hall
Stanley Hall
Stanley Hall
Stanley Hall
Rose Chapel
Rose Chapel
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Newlyweds
Newlyweds Kissing
Newlyweds Kissing
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Couple at Bandstand
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Wedding Kiss
 Bride's Laughing
Bride's Laughing
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Bride and Groom
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Wedding Suite
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Wedding Suite: Grooms Kissing
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Couple with Lincoln Statue
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Venue Exterior and Grounds
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Cottage View from South Lawn
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Cottage View from North Lawn
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Couple and the Visitor Center
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View from the Venue
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47 Reviews for President Lincoln's Cottage

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Olivia W. · Married on 09/28/2019

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    Beautiful Venue & Wonderful Staff!

    Lincoln's Cottage is DC's best kept secret. As soon as you set foot on the property, you forget that you are in the middle of the city. It is beautiful, charming, and peaceful. We knew that it would be the perfect place for our wedding as soon as we visited. The staff at Lincoln's Cottage was wonderful to work with and made sure that our wedding day went smoothly. We couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else.

    Sent on 09/10/2020
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    John D. · Married on 09/01/2019

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    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!

    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.

    Sent on 09/15/2019

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President Lincoln's Cottage Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$6,413 - $8,383
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly

President Lincoln's Cottage FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 3500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    750
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Get Ready Rooms
    Pet Friendly
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
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  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Dub C DJs Wedding DJs

    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.

  • Catering by Seasons Wedding Caterers

    A hidden gem from DCs historic past. A beautiful venue! We enjoy working with them.

  • Extraordinary Entertainment Wedding DJs

    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

Map

  • 140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW Washington, District of Columbia, 20011 See on map
    202-733-6138 (Phone number)
    2028290436 (Other Phone Number)
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