Browsing wedding venues is among the very first steps of planning your big day. But with so many wedding venues to choose from, how do you find The One? First, consider the style of venue you’d like: Garden or beach? Ballroom or barn? Then, read reviews of wedding venues in your desired city and select a few to tour in person. Happy venue hunting!
About Walnut Hill Farm Just an hour outside of Washington, DC in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains, this unique 500+ acre wedding venue enjoys a 360 degree vista of the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains and Appalachian Trail. Named for it's beautiful canopy of walnut trees, Walnut Hill boasts a... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
We're opening a second venue - Historic Rosemont Springs - opening March 2019 Surrounded by a private, wooded setting, our post & beam barn features a Virginia bluestone fireplace and a 10-foot waterfall, providing a gorgeous setting for your ceremony and reception. It includes bridesmaids and... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Rose Hill Manor is a picturesque Jeffersonian manor and wedding venue located in Leesburg, Virginia. With bright, airy ballrooms and elegant fireplaces located throughout, this venue brings romance and sophistication to each and every celebration it hosts. For a classic wedding atmosphere surrounded... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Wine, dine and entertain on your own private yacht. The Capital Elite offers a refreshing change of pace for events in DC. Host your family and friends on the water in a setting that is nothing short of impressive. Our options for food, beverages, entertainment, boarding and cruising times allow for... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Potomac Riverboat Company is a yacht-style wedding venue located in Washington, D.C. A recreation of the 19th century Victorian riverboat, this authentic paddle wheeler is the perfect setting for exchanging vows right on the water. The main riverboat available, The Cherry Blossom, features an... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Your wedding day should be a memorable occasion filled with excitement, joy, and more love & happiness than you’ve ever experienced before. At High Point Events & Catering, we truly understand how important your special day is, creating lifetime memories that will last forever. And we'd love to be a... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
A former auto body shop reinvented as the perfect backdrop for your next event, AutoShop features a main open floor, second level with flexible partitions, and an outdoor terrace overlooking Union Market and the Capitol. The versatility of the event space helps you create what you want.... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Brenwood Lake Weddings, a waterfront banquet hall in the greater Washington, D.C. area, invites couples to the great outdoors to celebrate a rustic destination wedding. This secluded event venue makes a great getaway location for a wedding among the woods, mountains, and waters of the lake. Couples... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Weddings should last for days, not hours. Shenandoah Woods specializes in weddings where all of your guests will enjoy the entire weekend together. Located in a private valley in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah Woods is a spectacular setting for your wedding. Our Pavilion is on... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Have your wedding crashed by wildlife at the Black Walnut Point Inn, a secluded venue situated on 58 sprawling acres in Tilghman, Maryland. When couples book their wedding and ceremony on this bird sanctuary, they will often experience many of the resident bald eagles, foxes, songbirds and monarch... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Bryce Resort is a beautiful mountainside wedding venue in Basye, Virginia. This outdoor adventure resort provides couples with everything they need to create a perfect wedding day. Bryce Resort is set in the midst of Shenandoah Valley, nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. The... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm is the perfect backdrop for your wedding weekend. Our Inn and Barn provides all the luxury, hospitality, and character of a true Virginia countryside wedding while offering close proximity to Washington, DC and Richmond. Your wedding ceremony on the Inn grounds will... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
Long Branch is a historic wedding venue in Virginia Hunt Country located just outside of Washington, D.C in Boyce, Virginia. Nestled on 400 acres of rolling hills, this venue features a historic house with stunning architecture, art gallery space and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
The Bowling Green Country Club is a golf club with a banquet hall in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This classic venue offers flowering gardens with a white wedding pergola, undulating green hills, and two grand ballrooms. Couples can find this romantic venue in Northern Virginia, approximately... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
At the Trump National Golf Club, Washington D.C., a venue located in Potomac Falls, Virginia, there are over 600 stunning acres for couples and guests to discover and enjoy. While you will be situated around 26 miles away from the city of Washington, D.C., you will get to step away from the business... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
About Whitetail Mountain Resort Whitetail resort is a secluded wedding venue located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. We are surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains and rolling hills of our golf course that are the perfect setting on your wedding day. The accommodating and professional staff... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
The Holiday Inn Washington Dulles is a ballroom wedding venue within a hotel in the Washington, D.C. area. This classic and elegant venue features a skilled wedding planning team to help couples create the perfect indoor or outdoor celebration. This venue sits nine minutes from the Dulles... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
The Barns of Madison County is a charming barn wedding venue located in Etlan, Virginia. This property encompasses over 300 acres and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and two spacious event barns, originally built in the 1800s. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
The Country Club of Culpeper is a golf club in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This vintage-style club offers antique furniture and decor and a banquet hall space for couples. This venue can be found in Northern Virginia, approximately 90 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. Facilities and... (Wedding Venues District of Columbia)
If you’re planning to get married in our nation’s capital or the surrounding region, you’ll be happy to learn that there are some spectacular District of Columbia wedding venues. A major cultural center of the United States, Washington DC is filled with embassies, museums, and monuments – all contained within a mere 68 square miles. But did you know that you can also find world class dining, scenic parks, and a vibrant music scene? What amazing possibilities to start your new life together! Or, if you’d rather tie the knot outside of DC proper, there are some charming suburbs like Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, or Bethesda, Maryland. As you begin to plan the wedding of your dreams, the top item on your to-do list should be to find the perfect wedding venue in District of Columbia.
Far and away, the most popular type of wedding venues in District of Columbia are hotels. You can find everything from luxury resorts to mountainside retreats and charming bed and breakfasts to host your big day. The greater DC region also offers a wealth of barn and farm wedding venues. With spectacular views of rolling hills, some venues even place hay bales outdoors for some fun and rustic reception seating! Garden weddings are another great option, since many couples dream of soaking in the sun and fresh air while saying “I do". Just remember to establish a backup plan in case of inclement weather. For a uniquely themed wedding, you might want to explore some of the incredible DC museums as possible venues.
With so many different District of Columbia wedding venues available, perhaps your only limitation will be your budget. Check out our wedding budget planning tool to help manage your expenses.
After doing some initial research online for District of Columbia wedding venues, it is time to visit one or more of the best prospects. Make an appointment with the onsite event coordinator in order to get all of your questions answered. Don’t forget to ask if the venue is available on your preferred date and how many wedding guests can be accommodated. You’ll also want to find out if the venue offers all-inclusive wedding packages, or whether you can bring in outside vendors such as wedding photographers, caterers, and florists. If outside vendors are allowed (or required) and you plan to build your event from scratch, be sure to use our wedding vendor manager to track all vendor related details. Finally, ask to see a copy of the venue contract – and read the fine print!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with so many wedding related to-dos, don’t worry – WeddingWire is here to help. Our free, comprehensive wedding checklist should keep you on track while planning this once-in-a-lifetime event.