Bring your wedding vision to life in the iconic city of Washington, DC. 

Awash in stately architecture and beautiful views, the District of Columbia makes an ideal spot for a beautiful wedding day. Here's why you should celebrate the state of your union (wink) in Washington, DC!

Washington DC Wedding Venues Offer Luxury, Style, and VIEWS

Planning a ballroom wedding? Outdoor wedding? Industrial-chic wedding? You'll find the perfect event space in Washington, DC.

At District Winery, get an urban wine experience with floor-to-ceiling windows that make views of the Anacostia River a major player in your wedding ceremony. This space is so gorgeous, all you need is a little greenery to make it wedding-ready.

Check out Maryland’s DJ couple Christine and Brad’s beautiful day at this dreamy venue. 

Photo by Kemp Collective

For a vintage Art Deco feel, we love the recently remodeled Schuyler Grand Ballroom at the Hamilton Hotel. With the 1930s-style lucite columns, arched ceiling details, and all the modern amenities you’d expect, you’ll feel like a Golden Age movie star in this historic venue.

Couple Doug and Dana brought plenty of alt-rock to their timeless wedding at the Schuyler.

Photo by Hayes & Fisk Photography

Take in the scenery of the National Mall from the outdoor rooftop at Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association headquarters. It’s the only private event venue on the mall, with views of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol. There’s no other site in town where you’ll feel so immersed in the magic of Washington, DC.

Maryland’s DJ clients Cito and Kelly held their ceremony in front of the building’s stately neoclassical facade before heading up to the terrace for dinner and dancing.

Photo by Procopio Photography

Take the event outside at the DC War Memorial, a round, neoclassical temple on the National Mall with massive columns supporting a domed roof. This stunning site can host wedding ceremonies for up to 200 people in the area surrounding the monument, or you can hold a more intimate event within the pavilion.

Photo by Carly Fuller Photography

Get Top-End Wedding DJ Services with Maryland's DJ

Our name may be Maryland’s DJ, but we’re Washington, DC’s DJs, too!

With a team of 12 experienced DJs (and one delightful dog), we bop all over the Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC areas to bring party vibes and good times to our clients’ wedding days. 

When a couple chooses to work with us, they get paired with the best DJ to suit their style. Couples enjoy unlimited planning sessions with their DJ, so they can ask all the questions and get advice for their timeline, song choices, and more. Looking for a unique reception intro song? The perfect cake-cutting number? Just ask!

We DARE You To Find a Prettier City for Engagement & Wedding Photos!

The seat of Western democracy was modeled after another hotbed of democracy—ancient Greece. The city’s neoclassical architecture is defined by symmetry, stately simplicity, and a smorgasbord of columns. And it makes the perfect backdrop for wedding and engagement photography. 

Head to the grand monuments like the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial for an appropriately grand setting. 

I mean…LOOK at this engagement photo!

Photo by Photography By Brea

Important question: did photographer Brea Shaw actually find a time when there was no one else at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool? Or did she painstakingly photoshop people out of this picture? Logically, it has to be the latter, right? She’s amazing.

There are more than monuments and pretty buildings here. Washington, DC is home to some stunning parks and outdoor spaces. And of course, there’s cherry blossom season at the end of March and into the first week of April! 

Photo by Photography By Brea

You can’t turn around in this city without running into a photo shoot-worthy site. Look for a wedding photographer who knows all the famous spots, plus some of the hidden gems.

What Better Place for Out-of-Town Guests to Visit?

We all know that there are tons of nationally important sites to see in Washington, DC, like the Capitol Building, the White House, and the iconic monuments. But there’s tons more to do. Your wedding guests will have plenty to entertain them before the wedding festivities.

Ever heard of a little museum called the Smithsonian? It’s actually a collection of museums, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Air and Space Museum, and plenty more. 

When you’re all museum-ed out, visit the National Zoo, or view art from legendary artists like Claude Monet and Leonard da Vinci at the National Gallery of Art. Hang out in trendy Logan Circle, or take in a Washington Nationals game in the Navy Yard. 

In a city with this much to do, your visitors will be psyched to attend your Washington, DC wedding.

Bonus Reasons to Spend Your Wedding Day in Washington, DC

There are even more benefits to getting hitched in the District…

  • You can marry yourselves! Washington, DC is one of the few places that recognizes self-uniting marriages. Officiant? Never heard of 'em.
  • Direct flights to DC are available from most cities, so it’s easy for your guests to get to the city. Plus, there are three airports which can make travel time shorter.
  • The summer temps are mild, usually in the high 70s and 80s. It can get a bit humid, so it’s often best to hold ceremonies outside and receptions in the A/C!
  • Our event planners are some of the best. DC is a politics town, so there are fundraisers, conferences, and galas all. the. time. That means the local event and wedding planners are the best of the best.
  • We have tons of talented wedding vendors and wedding photographers to choose from. You'll have no problem finding the right vendors to bring your vision to life.

Pro tip: with all those events (plus massive national occasions like Inauguration Day, the State of the Union, and other political hullaboo), make sure you know in advance what's going on in the city on your wedding day. You'll want to plan carefully for traffic, parking, and overall crowds.

Check Out a Couple More Weddings in the District of Columbia

Julie & Roy’s Washington, DC Wharf Wedding

Emily & Toby’s Classy Washington, DC Wedding

If you’re ready to plan your Washington, DC wedding, we’re ready to help. Let us know the big day, and we’ll help make your wedding day extraordinary. 

Header photo by Photography by Brea

Published on:

Tuesday, May 3, 2022