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With history, culture, and charm, Glen Echo Park is an incredible venue for a wedding in the Washington, DC area. Even though it was a rainy day, I loved exploring all the park has to offer and shooting Nick and Becky’s big day there. This guide includes Glen Echo Park wedding cost as well as photos, reviews, and information. Hopefully it helps in deciding if a Glen Echo Park wedding is right for your special day!

The newlyweds at Glen Echo Park by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason

About Glen Echo Park

One of the finest cultural resources in the Washington, DC area, Glen Echo Park is home to 13 resident artists and arts organizations, a thriving social dance program, a restored 1921 Dentzel Carousel, and more.

First developed in the 1890s as a Chautauqua retreat, the park soon became the premier Washington area amusement park, serving the community until 1968. The federal government acquired the land in 1971 in order to preserve the Potomac Palisades and prevent development along the river.

With ceremony options like the Spanish Ballroom, a beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building, and attractions like the Dentzel Carousel, installed in the park in 1921, Glen Echo Park is an amazing venue option with unique history, charm, and culture.

The Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason

Quick Facts

  • Two locations available for wedding ceremonies
    • The Spanish Ballroom
      • A beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
      • Can seat up to 450 guests, including space for dancing
      • Refurbished large stage with baby grand piano
      • Space is neither heated nor air conditioned
    • The Bumper Car Pavilion
      • Built in 1923 as a cornerstone attraction of Glen Echo Park during the amusement park era
      • Capacity for up to 350 for a standing reception and 200 for dinner and dancing
      • Open-air covered pavilion with clear, retractable plastic sidewalls
      • Space is neither heated nor air conditioned
  • The Historic Dentzel Carousel is available for special use during your reception
  • Due to ceremony and reception locations not being heated or air conditioned, peak season is april – June and September – October

The newlyweds on the Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason

Glen Echo Park Wedding Cost

  • Spanish Ballroom
    • Peak: April – June, September – October
      • Monday* – Thursday
        • Full Day: $6,500
        • Evening: $4,750
        • Day: $3,000
        • Additional Hours: $800
      • Friday & Sunday*
        • Full Day: $7,500
        • Evening: $5,250
        • Day: $3,500
        • Additional Hours: $850
      • Saturday
        • Full Day: $8,500
        • Evening: $5,500
        • Day: $3,750
        • Additional Hours: $900
    • Off-Peak: July – August, November – March
      • Monday* – Thursday
        • Full Day: $5,500
        • Evening: $4,250
        • Day: $2,200
        • Additional Hours: $400
      • Friday & Sunday*
        • Full Day: $6,500
        • Evening: $4,600
        • Day: $2,700
        • Additional Hours: $25
      • Saturday
        • Full Day: $7,500
        • Evening: $5,000
        • Day: $3,200
        • Additional Hours: $250
  • Bumper Car Pavilion
    • Peak: April – June, September – October
      • Monday* – Thursday
        • Full Day: $2,350
        • Evening: $1,900
        • Day: $1,600
        • Additional Hours: $200
      • Friday & Sunday*
        • Full Day: $2,950
        • Evening: $2,150
        • Day: $1,850
        • Additional Hours: $250
      • Saturday
        • Full Day: $3,560
        • Evening: $2,650
        • Day: $2,100
        • Additional Hours: $250
    • Off-Peak: July – August, November – March
      • Monday* – Thursday
        • Full Day: $1,600
        • Evening: $1,400
        • Day: $1,100
        • Additional Hours: $100
      • Friday & Sunday*
        • Full Day: $2,000
        • Evening: $1,750
        • Day: $1,500
        • Additional Hours: $125
      • Saturday
        • Full Day: $2,650
        • Evening: $2,150
        • Day: $1,850
        • Additional Hours: $125
  • Additional Fees and Services
    • Carousel
      • Extended Hours of Operation: $150/hour
      • Cost of a ticket: $1.25/ride
    • Hall Manager & Security
      • Security fee of $12/hour applicable when:
        • Alcohol is present, and
        • Total rental fee is less than $500
      • For rentals over $500, security fee is included in total price

Weddings at Glen Echo Park

The newlyweds at Glen Echo Park by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason The newlyweds at at Glen Echo Park by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason An outdoor ceremony at Glen Echo Park by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason A Bumper Car Pavilion reception at Glen Echo Park by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason The newlyweds at Glen Echo Park by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason

Contact & Directions

Visit the Glen Echo Park Website: https://www.nps.gov/glec/index.htm
Directions to the Glen Echo Park: 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, Maryland, 20812
Phone: 301.320.1400

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To learn more about booking your Washington DC Wedding, Engagement, or storytelling session contact Adam via the Contact link in the menu, or email directly at web@adammason.com

Adam is local to Washington, DC and is currently booking 2018 & 2019 wedding photography sessions.

Adam Mason frequently travels for wedding, event, and non-profit portrait sessions and has clients from coastal Maui to Iceland. To find out details regarding his upcoming travel dates to a city near you or to book a custom travel session, please contact for more information.

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