The Mead Center

1101 6th St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Mead Center

The Mead Center for American Theater is a waterfront wedding venue located in Washington, D.C. Perfect for the unconventional couple, this venue is a theatrical setting that your guests will never forget. Available for both ceremonies and receptions, you’ll be able to say “I do” in the intimate Kogod Cradle before moving to a stunning reception in the Grand Lobby with a waterfront view. The dramatic scene is one that your friends and family are bound to love.

Facilities and Capacity

With a maximum capacity of 250 guests, The Mead Center for American Theater is the perfect setting for weddings big and small. The venue’s four event spaces will give you a variety of settings to choose from. For a dramatic setting, there’s no space better than the Kogod Cradle. Standing on the built-in stage with your guests seated in theatre-style seating, you will be the stars of the show. For a more traditional-style setup, host your guests in the Molly Smith Study, complete with natural light beaming in from its large windows. Dance the night away in the Grand Lobby with its elevated ceilings and large windows. No matter which space you choose, The Mead Center for American Theater is the perfect space for an unforgettable celebration!

Services Offered

Because this venue is accustomed to hosting performances, their space has everything you’ll need for an upscale event. The built-in lighting and sound will make setup easy, while their team of professional planners will make the planning process smooth and free of stress. Services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Lighting/sound
  • Vendor referrals
  • Outside vendors

Location

The Mead Center for American Theater is located in the heart of Washington D.C. Nestled in the center of the Southwest Waterfront, this premier venue is just steps from local D.C. restaurants and attractions. Your guests will have access to all of the rich history and urban views D.C. has to offer when you book with The Mead Center for American Theater.

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7 Reviews for The Mead Center

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4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Katherine · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Amazing experience, stunning location

    Where do I even begin? Arena Stage is a stunning venue, with soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. It is in a prime location, very close to the Wharf DC which made lodging for our guests (and the after party) so easy and gave people visiting a great place to stay. As incredible as the venue is, what really made it amazing was our experience working with the special events staff. Chrystal is absolutely awesome and from the moment she gave us a tour, was so positive and warm. The staff was super responsive and went out of their way to make everything perfect for us. We could not have been happier with our experience!!

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    Jeremy · Married on 09/16/2017

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    We loved our wedding at the Mead Center! We rented the Molly Smith Study for the ceremony and reception and had the cocktail hour up on the outdoor terrace.

    The Molly Smith Study looked great for the ceremony and fit our group of 100 people well. It also was amazing at night with the large glass windows for the reception.

    Betsy O'Keefe was our POC at the Mead Center and was super responsive and helpful with all of our questions. Would highly recommend to others.

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The Mead Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Lighting / Sound
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Friday/Sunday Offpeak Discount
    Off-peak discount (valued at 25% off the rental fees) are available for weddings hosted on Friday and Sunday evenings, year-round!

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Enchanting Events by Erica
    Enchanting Events by Erica Wedding Planners

    I highly recommend this space. You could host a performance, stage play, reception, product launch, networking event, gala and more at this beautiful venue. The possibilities are endless.

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  • 1101 6th St. SW Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20024 See on map
    202-999-3241 (Phone number)

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