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President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington, District of Columbia View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
48 reviews
$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 1,500 guests

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$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 1,500 guests

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.

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!

  • The venue’s most popular wedding option, with space for up to 300 guests, is the tenting option.
  • The South Lawn can accomodate up to 1,500 guests.

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
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

1500

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
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?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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    Emma S. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Beautiful Venue with Great Staff!

    We had the greatest wedding experience with PLC and Jerry, the event manager! He was so helpful every step of the way and it helped that we used a month of coordinator that was familiar with Jerry and the venue. Our guests were in awe of the beauty and history of the property, especially that it was nestled in the middle of the city. Guests could drive and easily park for free or take Uber/Lyft which was so convenient and allowed us to not have to worry about transportation. The one thing to be aware of is that if you are having a tent, it can only be through one company that is great but very pricey. That was the biggest expense of our entire wedding, which we were not expecting. However, we made adjustments in other places and we couldn't be happier with how it worked out. I wholeheartedly recommend having your wedding at PLC!
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    Allison Married on 10/12/2019
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    Fairytale Wedding at PLC!

    My husband and I are quickly approaching our first wedding anniversary and our baby’s due date! It’s an exciting time to reflect on the past year. We were lucky enough to get married in Oct of 2019, months before the COVID 19 pandemic. We had 192 guests from all over the US. It was the highlight of my life. We worked with the cottage staff starting about 7 months before the wedding and took their recommendations for various vendors. During the planning process they made themselves available for many meetings, phone calls and endless emails from the bride-to-be. We chose PLC for a variety of reasons: most notably the location, being in the city was something we wanted, yet we also wanted to be outside and dance under the stars... with the expansive estate there was ample parking for guests, room for a picturesque ceremony on the lawn, space for lawn games, cocktails in the cottage, and a reception under the stars (highly recommend getting a clear tent). Everyone continues to reminisce over our Big Day and they always mention the unique and elegant venue.
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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.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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.

Extraordinary Entertainment 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
2026883732
202-829-0436
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