President Woodrow Wilson House, located in Washington DC, is a historic wedding venue. This classically decorated home welcomes all manner of festivities, including rehearsal dinners and elopements. It was built in the Georgian revival style, with a red brick exterior and an elegant marble entryway. This stately house sits in the Embassy Row neighborhood, a short distance from Dupont Circle. There are numerous hotels within walking distance, perfect for guests visiting the capital from out of town. Ronald Reagan National Airport is a short drive away for anyone arriving from further afield.
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President Woodrow Wilson House offers couples various event spaces to choose from when planning their wedding festivities. These include the house's museum rooms, as well as in the garden or on the terrace. Ceremonies and receptions can be held outdoors, with enough space for up to 120 guests. The Presidential Dining Room is ideal for intimate rehearsal dinners and has a maximum capacity of 36 people. Combining the Museum and Garden, meanwhile, is well-suited for gatherings with up to 200 people standing.
The team at President Woodrow Wilson House provides a list of suggested catering companies to inspire your planning choices. They are also happy to suggest other businesses you can work with to better bring your vision to life. On the day itself, museum staff interpreters will be on hand to help couples and their guests fully experience everything the house has to offer. Events can be held both during the daytime and in the evening.
The townhouse and its gardens were designed by architect Waddy Butler Wood before being finished in 1915. Before becoming an event space, this house was home to President and Mrs Wilson after leaving the White House in 1921. On Mrs Wilson's death in 1961, the house and its furnishings were given to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This refined townhouse is filled with all manner of historical items. These include important objects from President Wilson's time in office as well as gifts from around the world. The rooms have been authentically restored with period furnishings as well as personal belongings.
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We booked the garden and terrace area for our ceremony but when wintry weather threatened our garden dream, they allowed us also utilize some indoor space to stay warm.
Everyone working the day of our wedding was so sweet and nice. One gentleman gave us a mini tour, sharing facts and history with us about each room we were in as we took photos and our family stayed warm.
After our ceremony they gave us access to the house full of all its beautiful historical artifacts for photos…They helped make our day stress free and beautiful. I will always recommend this venue.
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President Woodrow Wilson's House is a historic treasure that will take your guests to a bygone era. The elegant home and sunken garden provide a stunning and intimate backdrop to weddings. The experienced and gracious Events Manager, Sarah Andrews provides couples with the guidance needed to plan the perfect wedding day!
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