The Hay-Adams

800 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Hay-Adams

Located in Washington D.C., The Hay-Adams is an iconic wedding venue. This historic hotel provides a luxurious backdrop for to-be-newlyweds and their guests. For couples seeking a glamorous celebration, this venue provides an elegant space that can accommodate intimate or grand occasions.

Facilities and Capacity

With a 6,350-square-feet space for events, The Hay-Adams can host up to 250 guests. Couples and their loved ones can choose from four distinct areas within the hotel for their wedding, each one possessing a unique ambiance. The Top of the Hay is located on the gorgeous rooftop and boasts crystal chandeliers and a panoramic view of the White House. For a warm ambiance, couples can host their celebration in the Hay-Adams Room featuring intricate woodwork and ceiling details. The Concorde and Windsor Room contains crystal and brass chandeliers, hand-painted wallpaper, and an ornamental fireplace that creates a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The brightest room in the venue, the Lafayette Room, is a sophisticated area overlooking Lafayette Park.

Services Offered

The professional team at The Hay-Adams is happy to host rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and post-wedding brunches. With their wedding package, they can provide event planning services, setup, and cleanup. Couples and their loved ones can comfortably prepare for the big day in the provided get-ready-rooms on site. This venue offers catering services that include a cocktail reception, sparkling wine toast, custom four-course dinner menu, wedding cake, and open bar. All necessary food and beverage items including chairs, tables, linens, flatware, glassware, and china can be included.

Accommodation

This hotel features a range of rooms and suites for couples and their loved ones to choose from. Each room contains timeless and elegant decor and furnishings for a luxurious stay. For weddings with 100 or more guests, The Hay-Adams provides a complimentary suite for the happy couple on the night of the wedding.

History

Built in the 1920s and named after John Hay and Henry Adams, this location is steeped in history. John Hay served as a secretary to President Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Secretary of State. Henry Adams, a descendant of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, was a Harvard professor and historian. The hotel was designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson and it contains many of the original features along with modern amenities. Over the years, it has hosted famous figures like Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain.

Location

The Hay-Adams is conveniently located in downtown Washington D.C. To-be-newlyweds and their guests can enjoy a wealth of nearby attractions such as The White House, the Smithsonian Museum, and Capitol Hill. The hotel is positioned 1.4 miles northwest of the Lincoln Memorial and the Potomac River.

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44 Reviews for The Hay-Adams

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Ashley · Married on 12/31/2017

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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    I was torn between the Hay Adams and the Newseum for my wedding venue for the views of DC, and now that the day has come and passed I could not be happier with my decision to go with the Hay Adams. In addition to the absolutely spectacular location and view from the Top of the Hay, the service was impeccable. When I asked if my guests could be greeted with champagne as they arrived for the ceremony and was told "we don't like saying no here!" I was a bit worried at first, as in the year of planning the wedding the Hay Adams went through 3 different catering managers, but in the end my worries were unwarranted. They made sure everything went off without a hitch and while I didn't grow up imagining it, it truly was a dream wedding. It didn't hurt that the food was absolutely phenomenal and they were able to cater to my gluten-intolerance!

    Sent on 01/27/2018
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    Kate · Married on 11/12/2017

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    The Hay-Adams is the ultimate Washington wedding experience. We knew we wanted to host at a DC hotel and looked at them all. Upon entering Top of the Hay, we knew this location would not only make our day super memorable for us but also for our guests. The event from planning through execution (with Kathryn) was top notch with incredible service, exceptional hospitality and friendly encounters. Not to mention 100% the best view of Washington.

    A family of foodies, the food was one of the most important pieces of the venue for us and the chefs at the Hay pulled out all of the stops to present a creative menu for our brunch wedding. For example, the specialty bar was make your own bloody marys and mimosas, the bread baskets were fresh brunch pastry boards and the entree was the fanciest filet and eggs I had ever enjoyed.

    The service was amazing. During hair and makeup in the suite that morning, all of the hairdryers blew a fuse. The building engineer was in our room within 3 minutes to correct the issue (this happened at 6am, no less!). The suite the wedding party got ready in was spacious, gorgeous for photos and very comfortable. There were moments of incredible surprise and delight including upgrades, amenities sent to our room and even special service to our 5 year old flower girl the next morning at brunch.

    The Hay-Adams is iconic for many but will always hold a very special place in our hearts and memories! I recommend them without hesitation!

    Sent on 02/04/2018

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The Hay-Adams FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 12000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 12000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 15000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 15000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Hotel
    Rooftop
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August

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