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Hidden Gem Washington DC Wedding Venues

Today I am sharing with you some of my favorite Washington DC wedding venues, some you may not have heard of before! If you’re seeking something different from a traditional hotel or country club ballroom, these historic venues may be right up your alley!

See what makes them our picks below:

Hidden Gem Venues in Washington DC

Meridian House

One of the most beautiful venues in Washington DC - and it’s off the beaten track! The Meridian House provides you with gorgeous outdoor space (hello amazing tree grove!), while having a beautiful historic indoor space for your dinner and dancing. Guests can dine in the library, while you then enjoy dancing and cake cutting in the impressive foyer. And be sent off with a sparkler exit, with its stately entrance doors in background!

Meridian House Wedding

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Meridian House Wedding

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Anderson House

The Anderson House is an ornate and impressive gem of a venue! Owned by The Society of the Cincinnati, this venue provides tours during the day and you may rent out the entire space for your wedding. With a regal entrance, guests are ushered into the Grand Staircase room or the gardens for your ceremony. With a beautiful pool, pebble stones, and a Buddha statue, you would not believe you are right in the heart of Washington DC! Dinner and dancing occurs in the magnificent ballroom, with a grand staircase to descend down as you are announced as husband and wife for the first time! Or, if the weather is right, guests can dine al fresco in candlelight around the pool!

Anderson House Wedding

credit: Camille Catherine Photography

Anderson House Wedding

credit: KT Merry Photography

Decatur House

The Decatur House is right next to another well known house, The White House, but you would never guess as you as you can get married in the open-air courtyard with brick buildings spanning in the background. There is also a unique indoor space with ornate curves and arches that are begging to be uplit. If you’d rather not leave your gorgeous outdoor affair up to chance, rent a clear top tent for guests to still feel like they’re outside, but protected from the elements!

Decatur House Wedding

credit: Jodi and Kurt Photography

National Museum of Women in the Arts

This venue is perfect for those with a little larger guest count, and especially if you are an art lover! Have a beautiful ceremony in the round, and guests can then go enjoy the artwork during cocktail hour, while your vendor team works on flipping the space. Guests then re-emerge into the ballroom to a space transformed for dinner and dancing!

National Museum Women in the Arts Wedding

credit: Sarah C Bradshaw Photography

National Museum Women in the Arts Wedding

credit: Tiana Simpson Photography

Daughters of the American Revolution

This venue has the perfect rotunda for a ceremony with the Washington Monument in the background. Pick the right wedding date, and you will even be lucky enough to have cherry blossoms as your background, like this late March wedding!

The inside space just begs for long tables for an intimate guest dining experience and to pull focus of the room to the fireplace mantle that hopefully is adorned with flowers on the mantle and full length mirror on the other side to display your cake or sweetheart table. Dancing occurs back outside with the impressive columns surrounding you as you take in your first dance. The venue also offers another unique space that could host your dinner: the library! Perfect for bookworms, historians, or those just obsessed with Beauty and the Beast!

Daughters of the American Revolution

Daughters of the American Revolution

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Tell us, what are some of your favorite Washington DC wedding venues?

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