While many couples desire to get married in a church or chapel, there are others that long for something more unique. Luckily, there are many places around the Washington DC area offer just that. From historic theatres to historic hospitals, there are plenty of options for couples looking for something different when it comes to their wedding venue.
Check out the four wedding venues below that are sure to wow your guests on your big day!
- Howard Theatre – In the District’s Shaw neighborhood, this historic theatre closed in the 1980s before reopening in 2012 with new flooring, amphitheater-style seating and new technology. Couples will appreciate the modern yet classic décor as well as the theatre’s full-service kitchen and staff of servers and bartenders. With cocktail receptions for up to 800 guests, a main floor that accommodates up to 500 guests, and a mezzanine that accommodates up to 300 guests, you can invite everyone to come help you celebrate your big day.
2. Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital – Unique and charming are two words that describe the Hill Center. Used as a hospital for Navy servicemen in 1866, this historic site carries a long history. While renovated in 2009, this venue offers five different spaces, indoor and outdoor, to choose from, giving you plenty of options when it comes to where you’ll walk down the aisle. Plus, since this is a non-profit organization, you can feel good about supporting a community arts and culture organization.
3. National Union Building – This unique building, often mistaken for a corporate plaza, is just four blocks for the White House in Washington, DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood. While offering countless options, no matter your budget, the team here will work to make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. From rustic farm tables to lavish celebrations, they’ll work with your vendors to create the perfect setting for your big day.
4. Sequoia Restaurant – This newly renovated restaurant sits on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington DC, offering incredible views. Right from the restaurant, you can see breathtaking views of the Virginia skyline, Kennedy Center and Watergate Hotel. Along with exquisite food, you and your guests will be mesmerized by the unique lighting, created by Japanese artist Hitoshi Kuriyama, that gives you an incredible backdrop for your wedding.
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