Washington, DC Venues

July 16, 2014 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Say “I do” by celebrating your wedding in a historic venue located in Washington DC, the nation’s capital. History abounds in DC, where many important past events have occurred. There many picturesque locations found in the Washington DC area and if you are a couple that appreciates the past and looks to the future choosing a romantic setting will be a piece of “wedding” cake. Read on to learn more about historic wedding venues of Washington DC.

3027-6Washington National Cathedral

Located in Northwest Washington DC, the Washington National Cathedral is an architectural marvel and spiritual respite for all. Built in 1907, the structure features an austere neo-gothic design and is the sixth largest cathedral in the world. Couples wishing to be wed at the National Cathedral must adhere to eligibility guidelines. The magnificent stain glass windows on the South side feature a piece of lunar rock.

Lincoln’s Cottage

Celebrate your nuptials at President Lincoln’s Cottage located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home Campus. President Abraham Lincoln lived there from 1862-1864 and developed the Emancipation Proclamation while living in the gothic revival style residence. Couples may choose from several event packages for their wedding at Lincoln’s Cottage. The cottage is surrounded by 276 acres featuring scenic vistas, rolling hills and forest woodlands.

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Get married at the Jefferson Memorial, located in the heart of Washington DC along the southern portion of the National Mall. Built in 1939 and designed in a neoclassical style, the structure is modeled after the Pantheon of Rome and dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. A permit is required to have your wedding at the Jefferson Memorial. The Jefferson Memorial sits on the edge of the Tidal Basin and Potomac River. The memorial; presents many great opportunity for photos especially during the cherry blossom season and the twilight of early evening.

Woodrow Wilson House

Exchange vows at the Woodrow Wilson House located at 2340 S St NW on Embassy Row, it’s the third building from the corner with the American flag. The house is representative of Georgian Revival architecture and is the former home of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. Rates and availability vary; couple wishing to get married at the Woodrow Wilson House should inquire in advance. One of the things that make the Wilson House an exceptional choice for a wedding is that it has been maintained to historically represent life during the 1920s.

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