The design of this new rooftop began in May, 2011 and started with a gravel rooftop similar to the other tower at this location. The building is located at 400 – 444 North Capitol Street, NW in the heart of Capitol Hill. The owners of the building wanted to give visitors an opportunity to view one of Washington’s most spectacular views of the Nation’s Capitol. There are just a handful of rooftop venues in Washington that offer great views and all of them are different. We are fortunate to have a view that pans 300 degrees from Union Station to the Library of Congress, the Capitol Dome and across to the Washington Monument. And anyone who has visited Washington knows that when the sun sets and the monuments light up the view is even more spectacular. From this vantage point you feel like you can reach out and touch the sky and marvel and the beauty that is Washington!
The architect and contractors for the project worked diligently to create an atmosphere that would convey the beauty of Capitol Hill. Stainless steel and glass railings surround the rooftop, allowing for a unobstructed view. IPAY flooring gave a nautical feel to the decking that encompasses the entire rooftop. And unique to Washington is our retractable awning that covers over 2,100 sq. feet of the rooftop. This area has removable clear side panels that can be opened as needed. This space also has heating and air-conditioning that allows it to be used year round for events. As we say, our Plan B for weather is always in place on The Rooftop. The enclosed space can accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner, or 300 for a cocktail reception. The total guest capacity on the rooftop is 470. In addition there is also a lower terrace available for receptions or dinners that can accommodate up to 300 guests.
We are very excited to be able to offer this location for your next event. Come and see us and HOST THE EVENT OF A LIFETIME on The Rooftop at 400 N Capitol!
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16 Reviews for The Capitol View at 400
Recommended by 92% of couples
Elaine · Married on 03/06/2021
Incredible View, Even Better Management
When booking this venue you think you are simply reserving a location that has great views and flexible spacing options in downtown DC - BUT, the real reason to book this venue is to work with the incomparable DELMY PALMER, the venue coordinator, (also referred to as Queen Delmy by my husband and I). From the first email we sent to Delmy about seeing the space to the final pickup of materials post wedding, this woman made all the efforts and trials of planning a wedding so incredibly worth it. We did not need a wedding planner because Delmy had everything covered and under control. She is incredibly experienced with event planning and customer service and it really shows. When it comes to the actual venue, if you want a DC wedding ANY time of year, this is the place to have it. The tent has AC and heat and can be dressed up or down depending on your preferences. The view itself is one of the most spectacular in the district. Your guests will be talking about it for weeks after and your pictures will be unbelievable.Sent on 03/15/2021
Aaron · Married on 06/01/2019
An Iconic DC Dream
This venue was spectacular. If you have any doubts about booking, just book now. You and your attendees will not regret the space. The event coordinator, Delmy Palmer, proved an influential, attentive, and accommodating professional during our 14 month planning process. Delmy ensured that all of our requests could be accommodated, provided various logistical recommendations based on her expert experience and recommended vendors with matching expertise to hers. This venue offered modern accommodations and a multi-functioning space for all weather conditions. Further, it provided incredible views of notable DC landmarks, such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and Union Station. We did not need a photo booth because the rooftop views were all that we needed for friends and family to take memorable snapshots. The out-of-town guests enjoyed being able to experience our wedding and DC all at once with the amazing views. Our photographers also made good use of the natural backdrop. This venue was a dream and made for one of the best days of our lives. We could not imagine having our wedding anywhere else in DC. This venue delivers in every respect, with a top-notch team.Sent on 06/18/2019
Leanna · Married on 08/25/2018
I had my wedding reception at the Capitol View at 400 Rooftop in August 2018 and it was a dream come true. Working with Delmy, the venue coordinator, was incredible. She was the most responsive vendor, accommodated all of my requests, and helped to provide me with a vision for the evening, including working with my day of coordinator to setup the rooftop. She was extremely flexible, allowing me to drop off my alcohol and decorations the Thursday before my wedding and pick everything back up on Monday post wedding. Delmy even let me come checkout the rooftop while they were preparing for a wedding to help me get ideas for decoration – you really don’t need much with the views, I went very simple greens and candles. The venue views are breathtaking. Even my local guests couldn’t get over the perfect view of the Capitol and Union Station – perfect back drop for pictures all night. The lower terrace is where we had cocktail hour – the space is huge and comes with high-top tables – view of the Washington Monument. The upper rooftop is where we had the reception with the views, also a very large space, comfortably fitting 150 at tables under the covered portion of the rooftop with a large dance floor. (There is room to fit much more than my guest count) I added string lights draped from the retractable rooftop and had candles on the tables; that was all the lighting I needed for the evening (7pm-12am) – my pictures came out great. I used Corcoran catering – very familiar with the space and working with Delmy (Maryana and Delmy are a great pair). I was extremely lucky with the weather so I didn’t need the AC/heat nor plastic siding but that is all included if needed. If you are looking for an affordable venue that gives the perfect DC ambience – this is it!Sent on 11/25/2018
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