The Watergate Event Center

2524 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037 Map · Phone number
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About The Watergate Event Center

The Watergate Event Center is an elegant wedding venue located in Washington, DC. Located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, this private venue is nestled on the banks of the Potomac River, between Georgetown and Kennedy Center, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Their experienced and professional staff will attend to every detail, ensuring that your vision is brought to life for your big day and that you and your guests have an unforgettable experience.

Facilities and Capacity

The Watergate Event Center offers many event space options, ranging from 800 to 6,000 square feet to fit your unique ceremony and reception. These flexible spaces can accommodate a small, intimate affair or a large, elegant soiree. The venue is complete with flowers, a garden, and a fountain on the plaza that creates a lush and romantic setting. Choose to be married under the historic complex or with the Washington, DC skyline as your backdrop.

Services Offered

The Watergate Event Center offers many wedding-related services for a seamless and stress-free experience. They allow you to bring in your own handpicked team of vendors to customize your event the way you envision, and their event manager will be there to ensure that everything goes smoothly. The venue is available to host ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. Wedding services include the following:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Cleanup
  • Event planner
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Shuttle
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi

History

The Watergate Complex was designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti and DC-based landscape architect Boris Timchenko and constructed between 1963 and 1971. This five-building curvilinear riverfront complex encompasses apartments, fountains, terraces, retail stores, the refurbished Watergate Hotel, and the Watergate Event Center. The entire complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 21, 2005.

Outside Area of Event Center
Outside Area of Event Center
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The Watergate Event Center
Event Center Centerpiece
Event Center Centerpiece
Waterfall Outside Event Center
Waterfall Outside Event Center
Event Center Plaza Outside
Event Center Plaza Outside
Watergate Event Center Set Up
Watergate Event Center Set Up
Watergate Event Center
Watergate Event Center
Center Table Set Up
Center Table Set Up
North Side Entrance
North Side Entrance
Floral Arrangements for Center
Floral Arrangements for Center
Southside of The Center
Southside of The Center
Reception/Cocktail Area
Reception/Cocktail Area
Bar/Cocktail Area
Bar/Cocktail Area
Soutside of the Center
Soutside of the Center
Main Area of the Center
Main Area of the Center
Showcase Area
Showcase Area
Event Center Main
Event Center Main
Northside of the Center
Northside of the Center
Southside Meeting/Multi Room
Southside Meeting/Multi Room
Watergate
Watergate
Cocktail Reception Setup
Cocktail Reception Setup
Outside Area of Event Center
Outside Area of Event Center
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The Watergate Event Center
Event Center Centerpiece
Event Center Centerpiece

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The Watergate Event Center 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?
    $ 2214.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1822.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 2023.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1077.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 23.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    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
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    October
    November
    December

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  • 2524 Virginia Ave NW Washington, DC, 20037 See on map
    2023780598 (Phone number)

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