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President Woodrow Wilson House

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About

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.

Facilities and Capacity

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.

Services Offered

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.

History

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.

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?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,800

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
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

120

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms

What transportation and access is available?

Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
December
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    We held our wedding in the garden last weekend - absolutely beautiful! Sarah - and the rest of the WWH staff - were fantastic to work with. They were accommodating and helped our wedding go off without a hitch. It was truly a perfect day and we can't thank them enough. Our guests LOVED the house and the gardens. We'd highly recommend them as a ceremony location for a DC wedding.
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    We could not have asked for a more perfect site for our ceremony. The site is exceptionally beautiful and Sarah at the Woodrow Wilson House takes such pride in the history of the home and made the event that much more special. Our guests could not stop raving about the whole experience. Best value for experience in the whole of DC.
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    Sarah and Heather were so great! They were more than flexible and accommodating.

    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鈥hey 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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2340 S Street NW Washington, DC, 20008
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President Woodrow Wilson House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at President Woodrow Wilson House?

President Woodrow Wilson House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of President Woodrow Wilson House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by President Woodrow Wilson House for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at President Woodrow Wilson House for wedding events?

President Woodrow Wilson House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does President Woodrow Wilson House offer?

President Woodrow Wilson House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements

What services does President Woodrow Wilson House offer for wedding events?

President Woodrow Wilson House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms

What percentage of users recommend President Woodrow Wilson House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

President Woodrow Wilson House is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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