The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel is a modern yet historic luxury hotel and wedding venue with a premier location on the Potomac River. The hotel was originally built in 1967 by famed architect Luigi Moretti. Over the decades, it has become an iconic Washington DC property and host to many glamourous and memorable events.

Our team will assist you in creating a unique celebration that is distinctly your style - incorporating modern trends to time-honored traditions. The Watergate Hotel offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces for a variety of settings and party configurations. Enjoy the 5-star service that can only be provided by a legendary luxury hotel. Contact our team today to begin planning your one-of-a-kind celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Able to accommodate up to 380 people, The Watergate Hotel gives each couple the chance to select the event space that matches their ideal wedding. Have a remarkable outdoor ceremony on the rooftop terrace, sporting views of the setting sun over the Potomac River. The Moretti Grand Ballroom is a 6,800-square-foot space that boasts a modern design through its unique starlight ceiling and lighting system, bold accent walls and stylish palette.

Services Offered

The Watergate Hotel is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. Their services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Linens

Location

The Watergate Hotel is located near the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on the banks of the Potomac River. This great location allows for you and your guests to be a short distance from the National Mall, Georgetown Waterfront Park and a wide range of local restaurants.

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5 Reviews for The Watergate Hotel

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Catalina · Married on 09/09/2017

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    When I first toured the Watergate Hotel, the reception room was filled with boxes; the hotel was undergoing extensive renovations. All I could see were the marble slabs at the front of the room and the beautiful ceiling. But I was hooked, and we reserved a date with the hotel - June 3, 2017. A few months before our wedding, my fiance (at the time) became ill, and after months of doctor's visits and treatment, we weren't sure we could have everything ready by June 3. Everyone at the Watergate was so understanding and we moved the date to September 9, 2017 - just recently! The staff was so friendly and so professional. They were all committed to keeping an open line of communication with me, my now-husband and my family. If we had a question (no matter how silly), they would answer it. They granted almost every single request we had - I say "almost" because the handful (and I mean I think I can count it on one hand) of requests that weren't possible were for reasons completely outside of their control. One of my good friends who used to work weddings said that my wedding at the Watergate was one of the smoothest, effortless, well-planned weddings she had ever experienced from the guest side. I couldn't agree more. It was a beautiful day and one we'll remember for a lifetime!!!

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    Kimberly · Married on 09/02/2017

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    If I could give 10 stars I would! My Husband and I hosted a cocktail party Labor Day weekend at Kingbird celebrating our elopement. Words cannot describe how pleased I am with the service provided by the Watergate Hotel. I planned the party from Florida and working with Michele Dure-Chavis (Catering Sales Manager) was an effortless experience. Michele, together with Michael Oakes (Banquet Manager) and their team flawlessly took care of every detail. The only thing we had to do on the day of our event was show up and have a good time. And that we did! My guests are still reaching out to me about the wonderful service, delicious food, strong drinks (wink), and exquisite ambiance. I cannot thank this hotel enough for bringing our vision to life and far exceeding our expectations. One word to describe my experience with the Watergate Hotel---perfection. If you're looking for an upscale, modern venue that will have all your guests in awe, this is the place!

    Sent on 10/02/2017
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The Watergate Hotel 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? $ 20,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 20,000.00
  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 380
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Hotel, Rooftop, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, 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, 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, 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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  • 2650 Virginia Avenue NW Washington, District of Columbia, 20037 See on map
    202-733-6357 (Phone number)

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