The Hamilton Hotel is a luxurious hotel wedding venue for couples looking to get married in the greater Washington, D.C., area. This venue features architectural delights and a rich history. The structure blends the Beaux Arts and Art Deco styles of the 1920s with a distinctly European sophistication. This elegant structure can be found in the middle of downtown Washington, D.C., only a 10-minute walk from The White House.
Facilities and Capacity
This chic urban gem accommodates weddings with as many as 700 guests. The ballroom and restaurant spaces in The Hamilton Hotel offer a gorgeous setting for ceremonies and receptions, but also for bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. The Hamilton Ballroom is a bright and open space, with light walls and chandeliers for overhead lighting. The space is carpeted, and it makes an excellent location for a peaceful indoor ceremony or cocktail reception. The Grand Ballroom is a massive two-story space with a wrap-around terrace for additional seating or room to mingle. The grand stairway at the rear of this room allows for the perfect entrance for the wedding party and newlyweds when this space is used for receptions. The room is carpeted but has a sizeable wooden dance floor. The restaurant and lounge spaces in this venue vary from rooms with marble columns of grandiose to dark lounges with leather seating arrangements. These spaces are perfect for smaller weddings or wedding-related events.
Couples will find assistance at every turn thanks to the professional staff at The Hamilton Hotel. There are bar and catering services that can be enjoyed guilt-free by guests thanks to the availability of overnight accommodations for all attendees. The hotel’s kitchen staff can also provide cake for the wedding, while a wedding planner available through The Hamilton Hotel coordinates all the details and other vendors for the big day. The staff helps with setup and cleanup so that couples can focus on enjoying themselves, beginning with their wedding preparations in the getting ready rooms offered by the hotel. This venue is also pet-friendly, wifi-equipped, and inviting of outside vendors. Couples will find lighting and sound capabilities at The Hamilton Hotel as well as parking, valet, and event rentals. Items available for couples’ weddings include:
This hotel invites couples to tastings so that they may choose the best menu items and serving style for their wedding. The hotel is very accommodating, allowing couples to choose catering styles such as buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, hors d’oeuvres, plated, servers, and stations. Couples are even welcome to bring in outside cake, should they choose to forego the hotel’s bakers. Thirst is quenched by this hotel also, as bartenders manage a limited or open bar. They serve drinks such as:
Couples and their guests can book room blocks for the wedding in this hotel’s gracious accommodations. The venue offers rooms and suites for guests, all complete with comfortable furnishings and modern amenities. The spaces feature a luxuriously modern atmosphere, many featuring breathtaking views of the downtown Washington, D.C.
This hotel was built in 1922 in the nation’s capital. A French-born architect, Jules-Henri de Sibour designed the hotel, blending many classy elements of the era. The result is a hotel with a mix of Beaux Arts and Art Deco styles. It also combines European influence with American tradition in its facade.
3 Reviews for The Hamilton Hotel
Recommended by 85% of couples
ashley · Married on 09/07/2013
Our guests stayed at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza on 14th and L Street NW in Washington, DC. Catering Sales Manager Clevette Colclough was phenomenal. She was helpful, professional and willing to go beyond our expectations (and her job, frankly) to help us. We had a certain number of rooms reserved and a wedding rate for each guests per our contract.Sent on 10/03/2013
The rooms were gorgeous and had a very "DC" feel. I would highly recommend using the very centrally located Hamilton for your DC stay.
User2484682 · 2+ years ago
I used the Hamilton Crowne Plaza for my wedding ceremony, catering and accommodations. The Hamilton partners with the DC Sphinx Club for larger events and everything turned out to be incredible. The staff was very responsive and detail oriented. They have tremendous experience in putting on all types of events and it showed. The sales manager who booked my event left the property three months before my wedding (yikes!). The Hotel GM got involved, transitioned my event to another capable manager, Duane, and the evening went off without a hitch. Duane was a pleasure to work with, open to my ideas and willing to provide his input and expertise when needed. He coordinated vendor delivery and setup and the day went smoothly. The day-of banquet captain Pablo was also incredible, being one step ahead of any little issue that might arise and found solutions to everything. Everyone had an incredible time and commented on both facilities and how organized the event was. The catering services were also top notch. The event food was just as good as our tasting indicated. We received many compliments on the appetizers during the cocktail hour as well as the quality of the dinner food (a duo of steak and crab). Finally, despite the hotel being sold out during a busy Spring DC weekend, the rooms were ready on time, clean and the hotel staff was friendly and responsive to my guest's needs. While they didn't have all of the negotiated rates for parking and breakfast on hand when people checked in, they corrected it all as soon as any issues were brought to their attention. A big thank you to the entire staff at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza for putting on such a spectacular wedding - my whole family is still glowing from everything. I highly recommend using this venue for any event - especially a wedding!!Sent on 05/17/2013
Pam · Married on 09/06/2009
We used the Crowne Plaza to reserve a hotel block, a hospitality suite, and did a family dinner at 14K restaurant. The upside of the experience was that in the end, we got almost everything we wanted, the prices were reasonable, we were able to bring in and provide our own snacks for guests in our hospitality suite, and the location is nice. The dinner at 14K was pleasant and they did an excellent job in the restaurant. The downside is that the experience with the banquet staff was generally frustrating. We were initially given a block rate at the hotel, which seemed reasonable, but soon found out that they were offering a lower rate to the general public. When we discussed this with them, the solution was to eliminate all rates lower than ours. This solution, however didn't last when we found out the hotel had dropped the rates again several weeks before the wedding. In the end, the hotel offered a concession of upgrading out block to club level and giving us the lower, publicly available rate. This would have been great except that the hotel could not upgrade our entire block as we had more rooms booked that then number of club level rooms in the hotel. Given that they had promised something physically impossible, they upgraded our wedding party. Unfortunately, upon our arrival, we discovered that most of the advertised club level amenities had closed. They again made an additional concesssion, giving our club level guests discounts in the restaurant, etc. In all, this was a generally frustrating experience: we had to to repeat the negotiations multiple times, confirm details multiple times, and in the end had no confidence in what would happen during the weekend of our wedding. We do have to give them credit for continually trying to rectify problems once we pointed them out, but based on our other vendor experiences, their level of service did not meet our expectations.Sent on 10/27/2009
Wonderful Venue. Great Staff.