The Congressional Club is a historic museum and luxury wedding venue located in the heart of Washington, DC. This unique club was founded in 1908, and originally served as a non-partisan meeting space for the spouses of members of Congress, who lived in Washington, D.C. They're best known for hosting the annual First Ladies Luncheon, and have been hosting weddings since 1915. The Congressional Club is an iconic venue that has recently opened its doors to all couples, whether they’re members or not.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 150 guests at this history venue. They offer two indoor event spaces filled with rich history and congressional decor. There’s a grand staircase, perfect for making a dramatic entrance, or for amazing photos with your future spouse. In their event space, there’s a beautiful fireplace you can exchange your vows in front of, and a gorgeous piano that adds to the romanticism of the day. Plenty of opportunities to customize your vision.
This full-service venue offers all-inclusive packages to accommodate all of your planning needs. There’s a wedding party suite on-site for you and your and wedding party to get ready in, as well as an in-house caterer and an in-house bar for all of your culinary needs. The Congressional Club also offers event rentals to ensure your vision comes to life. There’s no complimentary parking, but they will help you secure a valet. Additional services include:
In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception, The Congressional Club is a destination for many social occasions. These special events include:
The Congressional Club is a non-profit organization, made-up of current and former spouses of members of Congress, the United States Supreme Court and the President’s Cabinet. They work to promote volunteerism, assist with bipartisan efforts, raise awareness for various charities and preserve, collect and exhibit historical memorabilia of Congress and The Congressional Club.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Marisa Salemme · Married on 10/13/2018
Love the Congressional Club!
My sister in law hosted my baby shower at The Congressional Club, but I thought a review would be useful for all of the brides-to-be (and moms-to-be) out there! From the very beginning, Natalie (the venue manager), was so responsive and helpful. She worked with the event planner and photographer seamlessly, was available for walk-throughs, and, best of all, was so good to my mother! Natalie stayed through the entire shower and ensured everything was implemented according to plan, and was so lovely to chat with after (she wanted to make sure everyone was happy). The venue itself was perfect, and I love how it has the huge kitchen in there - making catering so easy. The room itself is absolutely beautiful, that you can really let the space take the lead on decor. All of my guests keep talking about what a beautiful setup it was, and Natalie made it even easier since tables and chairs were already there. I can't say enough lovely things about The Congressional Club, except that I wish it was available when I got married, because I certainly would have picked it as my venue!
Rajeev · Married on 09/02/2018
Perfect venue, very responsive staff and Natalie was very helpful
Sandhya · Married on 09/02/2018
Very accommodating, Natalie was very helpful and responsive . The venue is beautiful and elegant
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The Congressional Club is quintessential DC, from the architecture to the beautiful staircase! The large reception room will allow your guests to never lose site of you. The parlors are so comfortable for cocktail hour and filled with history. After your reception, there are a number of restaurants and bars within walking distance to keep the party going. We love working at The Congressional Club and making couples dreams come true!