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!
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:
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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Recommended by 95% of couples
Katherine · Married on 10/20/2018
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!!Sent on 11/25/2018
Jeremy · Married on 09/16/2017
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.Sent on 10/08/2017
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.
Lily · Married on 05/02/2015
We had a FANTASTIC experience working with the events team at Arena stage and holding our reception at the Molly Smith Study. What a stunning space! The Study doesn't even require any decoration, just some uplighting that the DJ arranged for.The staff is laid back, kept track of every detail, always made sure that we felt comfortable with the decisions being made, and made very knowledgeable vendor recommendations. If you are willing to be a little flexible around their theater schedule, there is no better space in DC.Sent on 10/08/2015
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.