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Molly O'neal · Getting married on 05/02/2022
Wonderful experience from planning to big day
I would like especially to commend Sylvia Whitaker, the events assistant who was mainly responsible for our rehearsal dinner event. She was always accessible and had ready solutions to any concern that I had. Meg Sharley was also helpful, the food delicious and beautifully served. The chef and event manager were excellent and flexible when some guests arrived later than we expected...Sent on 03/13/2020
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Thank you so much for the really lovely review Molly, you were a delight from start to finish!! We are so glad we were able to give you and your guests the perfect experience.
Damian Leader · Married on 09/10/2020
A Unique, Elegant Venue with Excellent Service
Our experience with DACOR-Bacon was uniformly excellent. We got compliments from our guests on the unique, historic, and elegant house. The staff was helpful in the planning, transparent on costs, adaptable and followed through on our requests. The in-house chef produced a dining experience that earned praise from all, meat eaters to vegetarians. We went with the in-house florist whose creations were spectacular, far exceeding expectations. The house staff was polite and on the day came through on all our requests. We could not have asked for more and recommend DACOR Bacon House for anyone looking for the perfect wedding venue.Sent on 10/21/2019
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Thank you so very much for taking the time to do a review, it means so much to our DACOR team. We really enjoyed helping you in the preparations and planning. You were all a amazing!!
Sandea · Married on 10/19/2019
Persona muy amable y Cortez, excelente atención antes, durante y después del eventoSent on 10/16/2019
Happy Groom · Married on 09/25/2019
Cozy historical venue
Our wedding was in winter so it was indoors. The ambience was astonishing and all our guests were impressed. You are literally having your wedding in a historical house/museum. That was the first place that we saw, and we didn't find the need to look any further (and I am the type of person who would check out 10 different stores just to buy a t-shirt). The staff were friendly, professional, and on-time. The dinner (particularly steak with blue cheese) was also amazing!
NOTE: It is perfect for perhaps up to 70 guests if you want to have everyone in the main rooms (not in the back side that people may feel a bit isolated or 2nd class)!Sent on 09/25/2019
DACOR Bacon House's reply:How amazing, we loved reading this review with the insights. Helps us as a team, for sure. Hosting a wedding can be tricky and working with you was not! Wishing you every happiness.
Diego · Married on 09/19/2019
Very profetional and excelente person
Was very Profesional and kindlySent on 09/25/2019
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Thank you, we were so delighted that all your dreams came true at the rehearsal dinner. It was a magical evening. Please come back and see us!
Shelley Campbell · Married on 08/03/2019
Perfect for History Buff!
The perfect site for a history buff and/or someone looking for an affordable site in Washington DC site. The outdoor gazebo and garden is beautiful! The staff is delightful to work with. I highly recommend this location!Sent on 09/25/2019
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Indeed the house is a great part of US history, in the center of Washington DC. I am so glad that you enjoyed the outdoor gazebo and garden. The staff really enjoyed helping and assisting you too!
Ellen · Married on 06/30/2018
A hidden gem of a wedding venue, great staff, experienced, food excellent, location the best. The outdoor space is lovely, completely shaded, perfect for outdoor wedding in DC. Interior seated our 80 guests for formal dinner perfectly. Excellent experience, highly recommend DACOR for wedding!Sent on 08/17/2018
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Thank you so much Ellen, we really enjoyed working with you. I have to say you really made things very easy on our side, you were always incredibly respectful and understanding.
Sophie · Married on 06/16/2018
We cannot recommend DACOR Bacon enough! We searched dozens of DC wedding venues to find one that had the charm and character of this lovely house. The downtown location was perfect for our out-of-town guests, and they were easily able to accommodate our wedding of 90 people, at a very reasonable price. The food was delicious, and we got rave reviews on the beautiful space and incredible atmosphere. However, what made DACOR Bacon so exceptional was the professionalism of the staff. Meg, Jose, Alba, Sylvia and Chef Karida went above and beyond to ensure that the day lived up to our vision -- no detail was too small, from the place settings to the family photos arranged on the mantel. They spent hours on the phone and in person ensuring that nothing was overlooked. We felt so lucky to spend this important day with them -- thank you DACOR Bacon!Sent on 08/21/2018
DACOR Bacon House's reply:It is hard to believe you guys are coming up to your two year anniversary - pleased to tell you that everyone loves your wedding day photos!!
Rebecca · Married on 05/12/2018
What a fabulous wedding! We cannot say enough good things about the entire experience. The setting is truly very special in a very central location so guests can enjoy the numerous sites of Washington. We particuarly loved the fact that it is also rich in history and has an intimate, charming atmosphere. Dacor Bacon is completely different from the usual hotel experience. Its like being in someone's home which is why our daughter and fiance chose this lovely old house.Sent on 08/22/2018
The staff are experienced, incredibly helpful and calm under pressure. It was a particularly difficult time for us as my mother had just died .Everyone treated us with such kindness, patience and understanding .We really did feel we were surrounded by family. Meg produced a master plan for the entire day and Chef Karida, Alba, Jose and all the staff
made it happen like clockwork. All the small details we asked to be included were done. The room looked so very beautiful. None of us realised at the time , as we were enjoying dinner , that there was an unexpected downpour. The staff immediately ran to cover the dance floor outside and set things up downstairs so there was a seamless transition to having the first dance! Perfect.
The food was so delicious and beautifully presented. Chef also worked with us to acccomdate our special requests for vegan and gluten free guests. Meg and Alba were such a help choosing the drinks and wines for the cocktail hour and the dinner.
Everyone said it was simply divine - and it was!
A final thought. I woke up the next morning and sent a text to our daughter and son-in-law saying" lets do it all again! "
Our heartfelt thanks again to you all for making it a magical, wonderful day!
Susan Norland · Married on 03/03/2018
Elegant and Affordable
Our rehearsal dinner was the Friday night, March 2, 2018, of the horrendous windstorm that shut down Washington, but Dacor followed through without a hitch. The historic Dacor House combines elegance with affordability. We had welcome cocktails on one floor and then migrated up to the dining room for the dinner. The staff set up the tables exactly as we wished including a media table for a slide show. Food was excellent (there is now a different chef) and service superb. Be sure to light the candles on the chandeliers for special ambiance.Sent on 09/27/2019
Papatya · Married on 01/14/2018
DACOR Bacon House is a stunning venue in the heart of downtown DC with a team of experienced, caring staff. We had many guests, some of whom came from overseas just to attend our wedding. DACOR, as a colonial era mansion with its authentically elegant decoration and rich cultural heritage, had a mesmerizing impact on both our local and international guests. In addition, the DACOR Bacon team comprising Meg, Alba, Chef Karida, Margaret and Sylvia delivered an excellent service. They carefully listened to all our ideas, and went out of their way to accommodate our needs and requests. Having such an organized team enabled us to avoid recruiting a wedding planner, make smart decisions and stay on timeline and budget. The kitchen offers a wide variety of extremely delicious dishes, and Chef Karida easily accommodates the requests of guests with specific dietary needs (i.e., vegan, gluten-free, kids menu). Anytime we reminisce the wedding night with our guests, they still tell us how much they appreciated the romantic, charming atmosphere and the food. I must also say that their prices are very competitive compared to similar venues in downtown DC area, and also for the quality of service that they are offering. The rental includes use of all public spaces in the house so we efficiently utilized the entire house for our ceremony & dinner, and open bar & dance. All in all, we are happy to give our highest recommendation for DACOR Bacon House as a top notch, reasonably priced wedding venue.Sent on 08/29/2018
Jeffrey · Married on 10/14/2017
Wedding details: Gay couple, 92 guests and a dog, outdoor wedding in mid-October.Sent on 10/18/2017
We wanted an intimate all-in-one (ceremony, dinner, reception) venue to allow us to create an escape from DC life. The DACOR Bacon House was exactly that! An elegant, period-authentic mansion with a spacious outdoor courtyard secreted away from the noise and bustle of DC with high brick walls and stately trees, the property has a rich history going back before the nation was even founded, allowing us not simply a location for a wedding, but a chance to take part in a long, beautiful heritage.
The DACOR Bacon staff was brilliant to work with. As a gay couple, neither one of us had ever "dreamed" of a wedding and had no clue where to start. Meg, Jose, Sylvia, and Alba (and their army of support) were there every step of the way to help us make wise decisions, stay on timeline, and stay on budget. We chose to do our wedding without a wedding planner, and Meg and her team were the perfect complement for us.
Specific things we appreciated about the DACOR Bacon House:
Value. The location is absolutely premium, the space is out of a fairy tale, the service was spectacular, yet their pricing is better than many lesser venues (those who qualify to join the DACOR Society get an additional discount).
Planning and Facility. DACOR gave us access to everything, from space to linens and tables to outdoor heaters and bistro string lights. They offered design plans for us to work off for tent size and location, and allowed us to do just about anything envisioned!
Service. They communicated quickly and often, answering all questions thoroughly. They offered one-off dinner options for our gluten-intolerant and vegan guests at no charge and (discreetly) made sure I ate during dinner.
This venue is perfect for a couple wishing to create a classy, elegant, and intimate wedding. The venue was the perfect size, style, and location for our wedding! Photos to follow when they're available!
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Hi Jeff & Jeff, thank you for completing a outstanding review. So happy that other couples looking at the House as a wedding location get to read your review!
Evelyn · Married on 05/28/2017
The DACOR Bacon House is the gem of DC. It takes you back in time as if you are in a Jane Austen novel. It's colonial history and classical beauty made for the perfect setting for our wedding. It is more than just a venue. It is a special place that Alex and I will cherish forever. If you have ever been there, you know what I mean when I say, the historic home, living museum and beautiful gardens all make for a top notch wedding venue (such charm!), but what put the icing on the cake was its amazing staff! We couldn't have higher praise for the DACOR staff. They not only saved the day more than once but they truly were there to help us with more than we could ask for. Everything from helping us put the perfect touches on our centerpieces to making sure the cake and flowers were in the right place at the right time. They made it seamless. They were so intentional and thoughtfully listened to our vision for the day of and exceeded our expectations. Our guests still call and tell us how much they enjoyed the romantic atmosphere and most importantly, the food!! When you book with DACOR, use their catering. Wow, it was incredible! Overall, DACOR is a special place. The staff truly cares for you and couldn't wait to welcome us to their home. They all have such a love for the DACOR House and it is so evident with how much they care and show such attention to the details. We felt like we were treated as family. They were a huge part in making the most amazing day of our lives truly memorable and we can't thank them enough! Much love & cheers, Ev & AlexSent on 09/14/2017
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Thank you for an amazing review, you were so sweet and fun to work with during your planing sessions. We wish you a fun filled happy marriage!
Richard · Married on 09/17/2016
Megan and the staff at the DACOR Bacon House were so accommodating to all of our suggestions and hopes. There was nothing they wouldn't do. The staff really delivered and the venue was beautiful that evening.Sent on 09/15/2017
Thank you again!
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Happy Anniversary! Looking back on your wonderful review, and hoping you are enjoying the summer somewhere nice.
Julie · Married on 09/04/2016
My wedding was here, and I loved it. It's not the biggest space indoors if you need to use it, so if the weather isn't great then make sure your wedding is smallish or you are ready with a tent!Sent on 09/19/2016
Meg is incredible. Thank you for your patience, your effort, your enthusiasm.
Smack dab in the middle of DC but you won't know it - the courtyard is amazing. I really was blown away by how good it all looked.
THANK YOU again!
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Hi Julie, Just wanted to say Happy 2nd Anniversary, we have such wonderful memories of your wedding day here at the House!
Dori · Married on 05/07/2016
We had a spectacular wedding at the DACOR Bacon House and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get married in DC. It's a historic venue, centrally located, and the grounds are absolutely stunning. The Events team was wonderful to work with and they helped make our dream wedding come true. Our out-of-town guests were impressed by the site and it made for a great location for folks who came in and made it a tourist stop. Additionally, the costs were reasonable for a much more stunning location than many of the hotels we looked at.Sent on 07/06/2016
Really I can't recommend this venue enough. It was spectacular.
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! We appreciate your feedback and are so delighted that everything went well. Please do come back and see us when you're in the area!
Madeleine · Married on 10/03/2015
I plan events for work, so I feel especially qualified to say - Meg is an absolute pleasure to work with, and the DACOR Bacon House is a standout venue. It's no exaggeration to say that I can't imagine my wedding reception anywhere else.Sent on 11/11/2015
From the beginning, I knew it was going to be tough to select a venue for our reception: we wanted formal but not stodgy, downtown but not exorbitantly expensive, and a cozy but not cramped space for 75 guests. I was becoming convinced that this would be impossible before I visited DACOR and met Meg.
I was impressed from the get-go at her willingness to go into detail with us to get exactly what we wanted while staying within our budget. We effectively utilized the entire house for our reception, dinner, and dancing and Meg worked to understand and exceed our (somewhat complex) expectations for layout, timeline, and service on our wedding day, including a rain contingency plan that we ended up having to execute.
I almost couldn't believe how much value we got for what we paid - the hours included in the rental package were actual use time, so vendor setup (like our DJ or florist) was essentially complimentary. The rental included use of all public spaces in the house, and all tables, chairs, and linens. DACOR is also the rare case I've seen where in-house catering is both excellent and modestly priced. Our food was delicious and there were ample options for those with special dietary restrictions. Meg was happy to provide us recommendations for music/DJ and we were not limited to a specific list of vendors.
Meg really went above and beyond to make us feel welcome in the house on the day-of: there as a wedding ceremony going on earlier in the day, and in spite of this, she allowed my husband and his groomsmen to put on their tuxes and take their "getting ready" pictures in another part of the house before going to the church.
I can't say enough nice things: Thanks again for an unforgettable evening!
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Madeleine, looking back on your beautiful wedding and remembering what a pleasure you were to work with throughout the planing. Your understanding of how much planing had to be done, and your trust in me during the process was amazing!
Jessica · Married on 05/24/2015
Dacor Bacon House is perfect for those intimate weddings that need a special touch. Contact Meg Beitz, Director for Operations. She will take good care of your needs and make your dream wedding a reality. JJ&T Entertainment loves to work with Dacor Bacon House and Meg to ensure quality music for our brides.Sent on 06/19/2015
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Love working with you Jessica, you supply the best artists.
Ellen · Married on 05/01/2015
Our wedding was beautiful it was everything we hoped it would be. Meg was excellent she handled all our concerns calmly and effectively. She was very helpful in coming up with solutions to our anticipated planning snags. We did not have an additional wedding planner and Meg was right there on our wedding day keeping the event running smoothly.Sent on 06/15/2015
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Ellen, you are so kind. It was a delight to help you with all the planning, and I am grateful that everything went so magnificently on the day!
User4503616 · 2+ years ago
This is a charming location. The director and her staff are gracious and professional and everything goes as planned. The Bacon House is beautiful as are the gardens, the food is delicious and definitely take their recommendations for florists and photographers.Sent on 06/12/2015
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, we value your comments.
User4419744 · 2+ years ago
My daughter's wedding was held at DACOR Bacon House on a glorious September day. The house and garden provided the perfect setting for an intimate wedding (80 guests). The ceremony and dinner were held indoors, while drinks and dancing were in the garden; both were a photographer's delight. Our guests, including the groom's family from Italy, were thoroughly impressed by the elegant setting, the fine meal (prepared by the onsite chef), and the attentiveness of the staff.Sent on 09/23/2014
Throughout the planning phase, Meg and Ita were extremely helpful and responsive to our needs, and on the day of the wedding, they were onsite to ensure that everything ran like clockwork. We had a wonderful celebration at DACOR Bacon House, and we couldn't be happier about our choice of venue.
DACOR Bacon House's reply:A truly elegant affair, such a relaxed day from start to finish!
Raymond · Married on 11/23/2013
We planned our wedding on short notice and from overseas. Dacor Bacon House took care of all of the arrangements and made the process stress-free, so that we were able to enjoy our wedding. We are a same sex couple, and the entire staff made us feel welcome and special. They worked with us to give us the event we wanted, and one that many of our guests commented was one of the nicest weddings they ever attended.Sent on 07/30/2014
DACOR Bacon House's reply:We were delighted to assist in making your wedding as stress free as possible. The DACOR Staff welcomes everyone, we want couples and their guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful House and Garden.
Michael · Married on 10/12/2013
My wedding was held at the Dacor House back in October of 2013. Meg Beitz was spectacular! Every last detail was perfect! From the guests arrival (some were early coming in from Tennessee and North Carolina) but all were welcomed graciously. This venue is one not to be missed. The back court yard, though in the middle of Downtown DC was the perfect space for our outdoor wedding (and you would have never known that you were in downtown!). There was ample seating, and the coffee/juice bar for morning arrivals before the ceremony was perfect. Meg was there to ensure that all needs were met and that everything went off without a hitch. I could not have asked for a more personable or professional event coordinator for such an important day! (Guests attending were in total awe of the grandeur and elegance of the Dacor House and several were investigating hosting their event there as well.) God forbid ~ should I ever have to do this again, I am turning to Meg.Sent on 07/05/2014
Iris, the chef, was purely amazing! Her culinary skills were extraordinary! At the menu tasting, she slipped in a few specialties of her own which were out of this world! The menu choices are abundant, and again, the guest were blown away by the food. The staff were gracious to all and so professional.
If you go to their website, the pictures do not do it justice ~ it is truly breathtakingly beautiful, elegant and pure class. Meg Beitz and Iris, as well as all the staff, have the experience and know how to make it the perfect venue for the perfect day.
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Michael you were amazing to work with your energy and smiles are remembered around here like it was yesterday! I would love to have seen you perform on stage as I am sure you would have been captivating.
Susanna · Married on 09/21/2013
Dacor was a great venue for our wedding, and we're flexible and accommodating throughout. Meg in particular was great, and worked with our event coordinator to help our day go as smoothly as possible. The chef was also wonderful, and we received numerous compliments on the food.Sent on 07/03/2014
DACOR Bacon House's reply:A fabulous Wedding from start to finish! Delighted to assist in making the dreams reality.
David · event on: 05/25/2013
Meg Beitz made the planning of this event (a cocktail-reception in honor of my daughter and her husband of two months) easy and pleasant. She thought of everything I was about to forget and organized everything meticulously. The DACOR staff did a virtually perfect job of preparing the food (delicious!) and serving it. They did a great job of serving the wine, beer and cocktails, and added their own stock when some of the liquors I had purchased ran out. The provided an ideal setting for a lively party that many guests pronounced a complete success. Thanks, Meg, and thanks to the whole DACOR staff. The event type specified is a dummy reply, because the event was "none of the above" on the list.Sent on 07/09/2014
DACOR Bacon House's reply:Thank you David for taking the time to review the DACOR Bacon House. I was delighted to help plan your daughters Wedding Celebration Party. It was a beautiful event in every way.