For unconventional couples, a Wedding Ceremony or Reception at the Mead Center for American Theater is a theatrical event you’ll never forget. The striking, yet intimate, Kogod Cradle is a stunning setting in which to say “I do.” Afterwards, the magnificent views of the waterfront while dining in the Molly Smith Study or Grand Lobby set a dramatic tone for the most important event of your lives. You can see more of our happy couples on our weddings pinterest board.
Recommended by 100% of couples
User3695323 · 2+ years ago
After many, many of years attending theater at the Arena, both before and after the renovation, it was lovely to have my wedding there! It's a great contemporary space and their event staff is really on top of things. When we did the final walk through in the week of the wedding and as they were planning table layouts and so forth, they had great suggestions and worked seamlessly with my caters (RSVP) and wedding coordinator (theweddingcloser.com) so that it all came together perfectly. We had cocktails on the terrace and then reception in the Molly Smith study and it was just perfect for my small, 50 person, wedding but would have worked really well for a larger crowd, too. They were having performances in at least one theater that evening and it had no impact on my event - never even noticed. They were great to work with on some idiosyncratic extra requests we had - we rented two large wine fridges for the event and they were really helpful about letting us drop them off the day before and stock them. All in all, a fantastic choice.
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.
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.
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.