Riggs Washington DC is a historic wedding venue located in Washington DC. Constructed in 1891, this elegant hotel space was originally home to the Washington Loan & Trust Company. In 1954 it became Riggs National Bank, known as the “Bank of Presidents”. Now, it serves as a stunning hotel and special event venue and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel is positioned perfectly in Penn Quarter and walking distance to the National Mall, Art Galleries, and other landmarks to provide additional things to do while your guests are in town. Riggs is family-friendly and pet-friendly with amenities to accommodate both.
Facilities and Capacity
Riggs Washington DC offers several beautiful event spaces to host an array of wedding occasions such as pre-wedding parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The semi-private and private spaces within Cafe Riggs provides the perfect spot to gather 20 of your nearest and dearest together to host a sophisticated dining experience. Alternatively, these rooms can be rented separately for smaller parties, such as intimate elopements. The Riggs Suite offers a luxurious space to host a cozy engagement party, or cocktail reception of up to 25 attendees, and even small wedding or seated dinner for 12. Here, plush furnishings and marble accents create a refined aesthetic. Glittering crystal chandeliers hang overhead, while large windows allow natural light to penetrate this space. The crown jewel of this establishment is its rooftop area. Rooftop at Riggs offers 2,500 square feet of event space that can comfortably accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated dinner, and 230 for a standing cocktail reception. This expansive terrace provides breathtaking city views for outdoor occasions. Inside, an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding wall partitions that allow events to seamlessly blend the beautiful views with interior comforts. A private elevator and welcome foyer to this space is available for your guests.
Transform your special day into a wonderful wedding weekend by inviting guests to stay in one of the 181 delightful guest rooms on-site. Our First Lady Suites, Riggs Suite and Gallery Suite are perfect for day-of bridal suites, families that need a little extra space, and your wedding night. Each room and suite boasts state-of-the-art fixtures and furniture to facilitate a stress-free stay. Guests can enjoy dining in Cafe Riggs or sampling crafted cocktails and tapas on our brand new Rooftop Terrace if the space is not used for the wedding. An on-site 24 gym is also available for those wishing to keep in shape, and custom Riggs bikes to tool around the District.
Riggs Washington DC provides an array of services to enhance events held here. Their in-house culinary team can craft a delightful wedding menu to suit your style. A selection of bar services and beverage packages can also be provided. Outside vendors are welcome to serve special days held here and pets are also welcome to attend wedding celebrations on-site. The professional staff at this establishment would be glad to assist with the setup and cleanup of your occasion, giving you less to worry about.