The George Washington Hotel is a hotel wedding venue located in Washington, Pennsylvania. This premier, historic, boutique hotel and venue space dates back to 1922. Architect and designer William Lee Stoddart was the mastermind behind this elegant space. It originally featured a movie theater and theater foyer. Woven throughout its rich history are many notable guests who came to visit, such as Al Capone, Henry Ford, Harry Truman, and Lou Gehrig. Eventually, as the years went on, this venue shifted its focus to strictly being a hotel. Kyrk Pyros, who is the current owner, was the one who meticulously restored it and made it the dazzling wedding venue it is today. Couples will find the hotel ready to host not only their ceremony and reception, but also their bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner.
Facilities and Capacity
When you host your wedding at the George Washington Hotel, you will be able to choose from seven unique sites inside. Each space is distinct yet carries the same sense of elegance and historic charm throughout. One option is the Grand Ballroom. Inside, couples will find a grand 1920s style. This space is ideal for larger wedding parties since it can easily accommodate up to 300 guests. The Washington Room features a great deal of character and lets in plenty of light. The Mount Vernon Room will amaze your wedding party with its four step-up balconies. If you are planning a more intimate wedding with around 100 guests, the English Room offers a very cozy feel. Another space for more intimate weddings is the Oval Room. There is also a Pioneer Room which makes entertaining a breeze because it has already been set up for restaurant events. It is also perfect for musical performances. The Lobby is also available for couples and guests to use on their big day. Following your ceremony and reception, you are welcome to request one of the vintage boutique suites on the property.
To make planning your wedding much easier, there are packages available. The packages from the George Washington Hotel can take care of your food, beverages, and amenities. The team is available to assist with not only your event planning, but also the set up and clean up. Other available services and items include the following and more:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Niki · Married on 05/21/2016
We had the best possible experience on our wedding day. Claire was fantastic and amazing and went above and beyond for my husband and myself. We had a lot of stress leading up to the big day and they made everything so simple and easy. Our guest loved the food and said we were the best wedding they had ever been to!Sent on 06/02/2016
Pat · Married on 05/25/2019
Awesome Venue & Service!
My daughter had her wedding at The George Washington Hotel in May 2019 and we could not have been happier! First of all, the venue itself is gorgeous with its vintage charm, two story ballroom, beautiful chandeliers, balconies, and hardwood floors. My guests that had booked overnight accommodations loved the history. How cool is it to stay in a room where The Beatles or Marilyn Monroe stayed? Those that stayed at the hotel loved just having to go downstairs for the ceremony and reception and not having to drive after. We even had an after party in the bar downstairs.Sent on 06/16/2019
But what was really impressive was the staff and the service they provided! They all went above and beyond to make our day perfect! One of the best things about using this venue is that we didn't have to do much at all! They did all the food in-house and alcohol, set-up and clean-up (including cake-cutting and cookie table for no extra charges), and provided linens, chair covers, and offered many decorations with no additional cost.
Lia, the Director of Events, always answered my random texts within minutes and was super easy to talk to and always eager to help! Since my daughter also held her ceremony there, Lia coordinated all the timing of the events which went off without a hitch. So many guests complimented how smoothly things ran and were very impressed that they never had to wait for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner that immediately followed. Lia not only was open to any of our unique ideas, but also offered many great ones herself. And, dinner was amazing! I was a little concerned since we selected a lower priced menu; however, sooo many guests loved the chicken, the beef, and the vegetarian option! Everyone was very impressed how Chef Jimme could make 181 great meals! The other staff members were impressive as well. Felicia, who set everything up in the ballroom, did a fabulous job with our cookie table! We never had to worry about cookies being replenished, the gift box full of money, or even cleaning up all our breakable items. Similarly, every person I spoke with at the GW is super friendly and helpful. Tim from the front desk is the friendliest person ever and Brooke, who I made financial arrangements with, was super helpful as well. Another person who went above and beyond was Tyler, owner of Tylermade, who sometimes helps at the hotel. When we were struggling doing our own lighting, he gladly stepped in to help & even got up on a ladder and arranged flowers on the mantle for us!
Obviously, I can’t say enough about this amazing wedding venue! Numerous guests told us it was the best wedding ever! I would highly recommend the George Washington because of the beautiful venue, excellent food, and awesome service!
Ranae · Married on 09/15/2018
We honestly could not have asked for more for our day. Chris was wonderful, flexible with any changes and constantly responsive whenever I would contact him day or night. What we loved the most and fell in love with right away was the uniqueness of the hotel and the history behind it. The character of the ballroom said enough and we barely needed to do any additional decorating. The entire staff was pleasant and so accommodating. They opened the bar for an after party so our guests didn’t have to leave the hotel. We had an absolute blast! Wouldn’t have changed a single thing.Sent on 09/29/2018
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Very tatseful classic elegance. This Hotel and it's staff were very helpful. I would drive the distance everytime just to be there.
The historic George Washington Hotel which has catered to some of the most prominent dignitaries in the world is a true classic hotel with the charm and beautiful atmosphere of days gone by. One of our assignments was in The Grand Ballroom which is stunning and quite elaborate with the gorgeous chandelier, the classic wooden floor and the abundance of daylight thru the large bay windows. Claire the event co-ordinator and her staff handle every aspect for that special bride. Their personal service is second to none; we definitely would recommend the hotel for that special wedding, reception, party or event in a wonderful environment. -John Lokmer - Lokmer Photography Inc.