There are many different types of weddings and just about as many different places to have them! I thought we would explore a new type of wedding each week and take a look at some of the unique Washington area venues.
This week let’s look at some of our favorite large wedding venues. There are quite a few venues in the nation’s capitol that cater to a crowd of 250 or more.
Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association
The Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association Building is a relative newcomer to the ever-growing list of wedding venues, but it is a gem of a venue! Located close to the Lincoln Memorial, the Terrace has a rooftop deck with some of the most breathtaking views of the National Mall, the Potomac River, and northern Virginia! It holds 350 standing and 250 seated.
The Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacist Association
contact: Todd McDonald
The National Building Museum
The National Building Museum, located 4 blocks north of the National Mall, has been in use for events since 1885, and can host events for 200 to 2,000 guests. One of the largest interior spaces in the United States, the Great Hall is an absolutely magnificent setting.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located across from the South Lawn of the White House. It includes a sky-lit Atrium complete with 40 grand columns. Between the first floor Atrium and second floor Bridge,
The Mead Center for American Theater
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The Mead Center for American Theater, the home of Arena Stage, is really for the unconventional couple. It is a dramatic and modern space on the waterfront in the historic Southwest, D.C. The rooftop holds up to 250 people, however, The Mead Center does have limited time for weddings as they adhere to a performance calendar.
National Museum of Women In The Arts
The National Museum of Women In The Arts is located in the old Masonic Temple on New York Avenue and 13th Street in Washington, DC. It first opened in 1987 with a few renovations including the addition of the two dramatic marble stairways connecting the first floor and mezzanine. With it’s grand architecture and variety of spaces it is a perfect backdrop to any event.
The National Museum of Women In The Arts
contact: Alison Roth
contact: Christina Iannuzzi
The Sphinx Club
Built in 1929, The Sphinx Club is an historic landmark located on Franklin Square in the center of downtown. It is one of the largest ballrooms in DC and holds up to 700 people with vaulted ceilings, a stage, and a beautiful butterfly staircase.
Union Station’s East Hall
Union Station’s East Hall was once the original dining room for early 20th century train travelers. It now holds holds up to 400 people for a seated dinner and includes 30 foot high ceilings, marble floors and gold leaf detailing. This iconic DC site lends itself to wonderful wedding photography!