Choosing my favorite DC wedding venues wasn’t easy. Our nation’s capital has no shortage of charming and historical venues for every couple’s dream wedding. I put together a short list of some of my favorite DC wedding venues that I have shot at in no particular order.
The Fairmont Washington
As you can see, The Fairmont Washington is both an incredible and beautiful wedding venue in DC. What I loved about photographing Zoe & Kevin’s wedding there, was the diversity of spaces for wedding guests to hang out and socialize throughout the day. In the summer, The Fairmont’s courtyard is the perfect cocktail hour space. Also, the Fairmont Washington is also an amazing hotel, so even with a large wedding party you can get ready and keep everything at one location. In the District, having all of the wedding components in one spot is super useful!
Directions to The Fairmont Washington in Georgetown: 2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
The Fairmont Washington Phone Number: (202) 429-2400
The Fairmont Washington Pricing & Wedding Inspiration
See Fairmont Washington Wedding Photos Here
The Fairmont Washington in Georgetown Website: www.fairmont.com/washington/
Saint Francis Hall
A stunning and classic DC wedding venue right in the heart of the District. Located in the Brookland neighborhood St. Francis Hall weddings can have catholic stylings or even outdoor Italian styling. I may be biased because this is also where my wife and I got married. There are just so many beautiful spots at this venue for wedding photos. From the courtyard with the tall pillars and archways to the main hall with sky-high ceilings and iconic red stage drapes.
Directions to St.Francis Hall: 1340 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC 20017
St.Francis Hall Phone Number:(703) 777-2797
St.Francis Hall Wedding Pricing & Wedding Setup
See Kevin & Daniella’s wedding photos at St.Francis Hall here
St.Francis Hall Website: http://www.stfrancishall.com/
It’s no secret that I love District Winery weddings. I photographed the first wedding at District Winery ever, with Scott & Christina and it was the perfect Fall day on the waterfront! Located in the recently updated Yards Park area, this wedding venue is close to hotels, amazing photo locations and lots of restaurants for rehearsal dinners as well as after party fun! District Winery is also within walking distance of Nationals Park which some couples have used as a fun rehearsal spot when planning weddings for out of state guests! It’s perfect to incorporate some District based places that are more accessible than the National Mall on your wedding day. Also, District Winery offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony options in the District which is rare!
District Winery Website: http://districtwinery.com
Josephine Butler Parks Center
Directions to Josephine Butler Parks Center: 1340 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC 20017
Josephine Butler Parks Center Phone Number:(703) 777-2797
Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding Pricing & Wedding Setup
Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding Photos
Located across the street from DC’s historical Meridian Hill Park (formerly Malcolm X Park), Josephine Butler Parks Center is the classic wedding venue for any couple that wants the ballroom aesthetic or industrial chic on a budget! If you’re lucky enough to have a Spring, Fall or Summer wedding at the Parks Center you’ll get gorgeous vines and foliage that can really make your wedding photos original and magical!
Here are some of the other DC wedding venues near you if you live close by! Some are more affordable than others but don’t be afraid to contact them. Also, these range from small intimate wedding venues in Maryland to outdoor DC wedding venues! There are tons!
- Williard InterContinental
- The Hay-Adams
- Longview Gallery
- The Line Hotel
- Kimpton Hotel Monaco DC
- Studio 52
- Phoenix Park Hotel
- The Loft at 600 F
- Dumbarton House
- Toolbox Art Studio
- Union Market
- Omni Shoreham Hotel DC
- National Building Museum
- Museum of Women in the Arts
- Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR Constitution Hall)
- Arts Club of DC
- Andrew Melon Auditorium
- The Newseum
I hope this helps you in your wedding planning whether it be in Washington DC or elsewhere! If there are any venues in the DMV I should consider, feel free to drop a comment below!
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Adam Mason is a Washington DC Wedding Photographer who photographs unique couples who don’t look like Barbie and Ken. He is currently booking wedding & elopement photography sessions wherever your heart takes you.
I frequently travel for wedding, event, and non-profit portrait sessions and have clients from coastal Maui to Iceland. To find out details regarding upcoming travel dates to a city near you or to book a custom travel session, see my Travel Schedule!