Weddings

St. Francis Hall

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About

$4k - $5k For 100 Guests

St. Francis Hall is truly one of DC's best hidden gems. We are a charming facility adjacent to the beautiful Franciscan Monastery in the quiet Brookland neighborhood of northeast Washington, DC (conveniently located near Catholic University).

Built in 1931 and featuring romantic Renaissance architecture, St. Francis Hall offers a rare combination of classic beauty and modern amenities. The Hall can accommodate 250 people for weddings, banquets and meetings on weekends and weekdays. Ample, free parking is available for all events - a rarity for city venues.

St. Francis Hall is an especially beautiful setting for weddings and other social events. The Hall's high ceilings, romantic lighting and elegant ballroom chairs help create a stunning atmosphere. The Monastery's beautiful gardens and grounds make an especially scenic backdrop for photographs.

The Hall offers very competitive rates and the rental fee includes tables and chairs. Clients may choose from a list of recommended caterers or bring in their own.

We hope you'll call or email for more information!

Frequently Asked Questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What catering services do you offer?

Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Chairs

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    Hope S. Married on 12/17/2021
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    Book this venue!

    This venue is so beautiful and the venue coordinator (Edward) was just amazing. We got so many compliments from our guests about the venue and Edward was so flexible and easy to work with.
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    Loryn M. Married on 11/20/2021
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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    We feel so lucky that we were able to have our wedding at St. Francis Hall. From the beginning, they were easy to work with, responsive, flexible, and helpful. Edward was extremely helpful during the planning process and they made our wedding weekend so easy for us. The gardens across the street helped our photos turn out beautifully, the outdoor space was perfect for our ceremony, and the hall was a gorgeous venue for the reception. We would recommend this venue to anyone looking to have a wedding in DC. They also had perfect recommendations for vendors.
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    Lisa Married on 09/05/2021
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    Absolutely stunning venue

    From the moment my husband and I toured St. Francis Hall, we knew we had to book it. We've lived in DC for years and never knew this part of the city. It's a stunning venue tucked away near the Brookland neighborhood and right next to the Franciscan Monastery. The venue easily fit our (tighter) budget and we held everything right on site. We took pictures across the street at the monastery's beautiful gardens. That may be the best part of it all. But the inside of the hall is just as stunning. We got a ton of compliments on the space. Edward was a pleasure to work with: flexible, communicative and super helpful to make the day and planning easy. We ended up getting married on our original date but the whole team, including Cara, was incredibly flexible during the pandemic. As the website says, a hidden gem...but one everyone should know about.

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Elegant Gatherings DC Elegant Gatherings DC Wedding Rentals

We worked with the staff of St. Francis Hall for a winter wedding that went smoothly and without a hitch. We really enjoyed being able to design and style this beautiful venue for a winter wedding that included the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. This is truly of one DC's hidden gems!

Bellwether Events Bellwether Events Wedding Planners

St. Francis Hall is a hidden gem in Washington DC. If you are looking to transport your guests to the Old World, and create an atmosphere reminiscent of an historic villa in Europe, this is the site for you. The exposed brick and hardwood floors will impress you immediately. The surrounding gardens offer you great opportunities for photo sessions. The stage is perfect for a band. The bridal suite upstairs is as big as any I've ever seen. The site has chairs, tables and linens at an affordable rate. The staff at St. Francis Hall is completely accommodating, and friendly to boot. The rental rates are incredibly competitive. You cannot go wrong with booking St. Francis Hall for your wedding so I recommend that you go take a tour today! Note: I think I would keep the guest list to about 170 (seated) at this venue.

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1340 Quincy Street, NE Washington, DC, 20017
2024256548
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