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Price range: $50,000 - $75,000 Price range: $50,000 - $65,000
Couples usually spend $65,000 Couples usually spend $60,000
Reception
$15,000 starting price
Ceremony
$15,000 starting price
Reception
$12,000 starting price
Ceremony
$12,000 starting price
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Located in Washington, DC, 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 offers an elegant space that can accommodate intimate or grand occasions.

Facilities and Capacity

With a 6,350-square-foot space for events, The Hay-Adams can host up to 200 guests. Couples and their loved ones can choose from four distinct areas within the hotel for their wedding, each with a unique ambiance. The Top of the Hay is located on the gorgeous rooftop. Featuring French doors, trellises, and vaulted skylights, this provides a stunning setting for a decadent celebration of love. The Top of the Hay also boasts crystal chandeliers and a spectacular panoramic view of the White House. For a warm atmosphere, couples can host their celebration in the Hay-Adams Room, featuring intricate woodwork and period ceiling details. The Concorde Room takes inspiration from the Belle Époque. With delicate crystal and brass chandeliers, hand-painted wallpaper, and a stunning ornamental fireplace, this room offers a sumptuous and sophisticated backdrop for intimate receptions.

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, a custom four-course dinner menu, wedding cake, and an open bar. All necessary food and beverage items can be included, including chairs, tables, linens, flatware, glassware, and china.

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 newlyweds 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 contains many of the original features, along with luxurious 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. Couples 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.

Frequently asked questions

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?

15,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

12,000

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?

15,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$12,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
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 Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
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?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
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4.9 out of 5 rating
47 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
98% Recommended by couples

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Paige L. Sent on 11/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect reception location!

The Hay-Adams was absolutely amazing for our wedding! Not only are the rooms so beautiful you barely even need décor, but the staff is attentive and incredible. The reception was truly a dream come true. It is a unique venue with beauty and history. Not to mention the food was incredible!! We could not have found a better venue for our reception!!
Katelyn
Katelyn Sent on 10/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Quintessential DC Venue

We wanted a classic, elegant DC wedding venue, and The Hay-Adams was exactly that. The Top of the Hay has stunning views and was a very special and memorable location for guests. Aside from the gorgeous views and the hotel itself, the service was incredible. Truly top notch. Megan was a delight to work with, she and her team made everything run seamlessly throughout the weekend. Every piece of food from cocktail hour to the reception to brunch was delicious. The Hay-Adams is incredible, we couldn’t have been happier.
James
James A. Sent on 05/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A breathtaking & incredibly special wedding venue

Weeks later, we're still absolutely gushing over the Hay-Adams - it was the perfect venue for our wedding. They had it all, from phenomenal staff to incredible food to luxurious facilities, not to mention the stunning views. We could not have asked for better! They truly make you feel like a VIP throughout the weekend and their top notch events team helps ensure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.

We hosted our ceremony at the Top of the Hay on the 9th floor, cocktail hour was down on the 1st floor in the Hay-Adams Room, then the reception was back upstairs at the Top. Guests were in awe of the view (we also lucked out with absolutely perfect weather), how fantastic the food was (my picky grandmother said the ginger-glazed chilean sea bass was the best fish she's ever had!), and how every detail was perfectly executed.

We could not recommend the Hay-Adams enough, and can't wait to return for future celebrations. It's definitely well-worth the investment for a beautiful, love-filled weekend!
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The Hay-Adams frequently asked questions

The Hay-Adams includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Hay-Adams includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Hay-Adams includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by The Hay-Adams for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Rooftop
The Hay-Adams offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Hay-Adams offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Hay-Adams offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Hay-Adams offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Hay-Adams is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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