Friday, January 25, 2013

DC Wedding Venues {Historic Homes}

photo by Greg Gibson

We're rounding off the week with a few of our favorite historical wedding venues. Lots of people love DC for its history and for the buildings that have played a part in it. And if you love the Federal style, you're in luck! Most of these spaces are perfect for weddings of 150 guests or fewer.

Meridian House

We adore this beautiful home nestled in the city with its European architecture, stone fountain tucked among the Linden trees and lovely gardens. Couples can use the inside of the historic home as well as the outside, lending it true flexibility (and great rain plans).

 photo by Fotobriceno

Decatur House

Location, location, location! Decatur House is located right next to The White House and carries with it plenty of history. We love the fact that you can tent the pretty courtyard and use the newly renovated Carriage House to give your event an easy flow.

 photo by Greg Gibson

Dumbarton House

We love the gardens of this pretty Georgetown house. It also has a lower ballroom and terrace for tenting but the charming gardens are what guests will remember!

Anderson House

For a truly intimate wedding of around 100 or fewer guests, this exclusive venue is worth exploring. We love the pretty back garden and the airy atrium space that looks into the formal ballroom.

photos by Greg Gibson

We'll continue next week by showcasing some of our favorite hotels in the city and some off-the-beaten-path venues. Have a great weekend!