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

President Lincoln's Cottage, the "Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation", offers an unparalleled setting for unique weddings. The site is comprised of two historical structures, President Lincoln's Cottage, an 1842 Gothic Revival mansion, and the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, a 1905 Beaux Arts style museum building, along with the inspiring surrounding landscape of the historic Soldiers' Home. The site offers a wide variety of options for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Ample parking is available on the grounds and both buildings are fully accessible.

"We are truly delighted, with this retreat, the drives & walks around here are delightful, & each day, brings its visitors."

Mary Lincoln
July 26, 186
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38 Reviews for President Lincoln's Cottage

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    Stephanie · Married on 09/15/2018

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    Unique venue with great service

    President Lincoln's Cottage is an incredibly beautiful and unique venue for a wedding! We held our cocktail hour in the Cottage and on the surrounding lawns, where guests got to explore and learn some history, enjoy cocktails and appetizers, listen to live music, and play lawn games. We held our reception in a tent on the lawn, which had a relaxed, inviting feel. The venue is very photogenic, and the statue of Abe Lincoln made for a cute "photo booth" backdrop. Although it's a historical site the regulations are not overly restrictive at all, and we were still allowed to do a sparkler send-off. Sahand was awesome to work with leading up to the wedding and the day of; he is very friendly, responsive and eager to help. Our guests raved about the venue, and we would definitely recommend President Lincoln's Cottage!

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    Ashley · Married on 09/08/2018

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    My fiance and I held our reception at President Lincoln's Cottage about 10 days ago, and can't begin to say enough wonderful things about the venue and about our POC, event coordinator Sahand.
    The venue itself is just stunning. It was honestly the first and last place that we looked at for our wedding, full-stop. Our guests loved the historic aspect of it while still enjoying all of the modern amenities (air conditioning and bathrooms) of an outdoor/garden wedding. We were able to hold cocktail hour inside the cottage and then put a wonderful clear-top tent up that could accommodate out 130 guests (though they are one of the few venues in DC that can hold up to 200).
    On the wonderful, amazing, ever accommodating Sahand, we really lucked out. Since over a year ago when we asked if we could tour the venue, right up until our wedding day, he was amazing and we honestly couldn't have felt any better taken care of (important when you have so many other things going on leading up to and the day of your wedding!). My finace and I don't miss a lot about the wedding planning process, but the main one is that we don't get to talk to Sahand anymore!
    All around A++ experience, wonderful time, and great memories. We couldn't recommend this venue more.

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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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Event Planning, Parking, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • 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
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Dub C DJs
    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
    Catering by Seasons Wedding Caterers

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

  • DJ Q
    DJ Q 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

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

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