Shelly Pate

Best All-Inclusive Wedding Venues in DC to Fit Your Wedding Dreams

Couple toasts with champage at DC wedding

Washington DC has an endless supply of urban, historic, and landmark wedding venues to cover every style of wedding imaginable. Some of these options happen to be all-inclusive sites that basically plan your wedding day for you! Here’s a varied list of both my favorites and ones I consider to be some of the best all-inclusive wedding venues in DC!

Tabard Inn – Dupont Circle

Couple embraces in front of one of the best wedding venues in dc: Tabard Inn

City streets + ivy-covered walls + vintage decor = the best setting for an intimate wedding. You can’t help but fall in love with the charming qualities of the Tabard Inn. It is a 100-year old boutique hotel with a ton of historic personality! The site reminds me of an inn you might find in Rome with its decor and grand ivy-covered patio.

Tabard Inn is a great option for an intimate wedding space with no shortage of beautiful urban photo opportunities right in the adjacent Dupont Circle!

Couple stands in front of brick wall holding hands at DC wedding

All-inclusive Tabard Inn Wedding Venue Includes:

  • Ivy-covered patio available for the ceremony and reception
  • Indoor options in the Victorian townhouse
  • Venue coordinator
  • Catering (or outside catering), bar, linens, tables
  • Guests and wedding party can stay at the fully-functional Inn
  • This is a pet-friendly location!
Reception table settings with florals at historic inn DC wedding


Backyard ceremony at Maketto restaurant: one of the best wedding venues in dc

Maketto is a restaurant that “features a modern/minimal attitude and includes a mix of 2 buildings, a courtyard, a roof deck, and a catwalk connecting the different spaces together.” With its urban and industrial vibes, Maketto is one of the best all-inclusive wedding venues in DC because you get the entire place to yourselves!

This small yet magical space includes the tiniest details that connect to your story as a couple such as the creation of your own personalized signature cocktails. The venue is suited best for micro weddings and has both indoor and outdoor options with an upstairs modern-style reception area and outdoor patio. It’s perfect for couples who want a cool urban vibe!

Maketto All-inclusive Wedding Venue Includes:

  • Phenomenal food!
  • Use of the entire venue
  • Food, drinks (including personalized cocktails) 
  • Tables, ceremony chairs
  • Photos on the patio will be beautiful, but you’ll probably want to go to a second location for couples photos

the LINE DC Hotel – Adams Morgan

Couple exchanges vows on the Line DC hotel rooftop: one of the best wedding venues in dc

The LINE DC hotel is a boutique luxury hotel right by Meridian Hill Park in Adams Morgan with an easy access point to the entire city! There are so many local spots for photos right at your fingertips. This hotel fits the bill for couples that want a space providing an urban cityscape, great locations for portraits, and is both intimate and special.

Out of my list of the best all-inclusive wedding venues in DC, this is by far my favorite getting-ready space. For couples that don’t opt solely for a sunset ceremony on the rooftop, it serves as a perfect space for both the bride and groom to get ready.

The large windows are amazing, there’s plenty of room to spread out, and the decor is bright, neutral, and modern. There are no crazy carpet patterns! As the venue puts it, “With a 110-year old church as its foundation, the LINE DC’s unique architecture makes it unlike any other wedding venue in Washington, DC.” The front steps are great for a first look!

Couple sits with dog wearing tuxedo at DC rooftop elopement

the LINE DC All-inclusive Wedding Venue Includes:

  • Hosts a zero guest elopement to a full 300-guest wedding
  • Pets are welcome!
  • Great for getting ready, a first look, couples portraits, an engagement session, a rooftop ceremony/reception, or using the “grand backdrop of the LINE DC’s stained-glass-studded Mezzanine.”
  • Hosts both guests and wedding party
  • Fresh, locally-sourced seasonal and customizable menu + drinks
  • Rent the Monument Suite which includes a private terrace!
Couple squats down to pet dog wearing tuxedo at DC rooftop elopement

District Winery – Navy Yard

Front sign of District Winery one of the best wedding venues in dc

District Winery is one of my favorites out of the best all-inclusive wedding venues in DC. There are so many reasons to consider this waterfront winery for your big day! The venue sits right on the water in the Navy Yard neighborhood, so the views are incredible!

It offers a variety of spaces: rooftop patio with panoramic river views, second floor with floor-to-ceiling windows, and an indoor mezzanine level. The high windows provide tons of natural light with views overlooking the water: “District Winery’s flexible indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate a ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception with a dance floor.”

It’s the perfect combination of an urban vibe and a natural waterfront setting with the added bonus of a nice breeze! For your portraits, we can explore the venue and waterfront area or go somewhere nearby with a totally different feel like the National Arboretum.

District Winery All-inclusive Wedding Venue Includes:

  • Rooftop terrace includes a sliding glass cover for rain
  • Food and drinks
  • Tables, chairs, high-top tables, bar stools, china, glassware, flatware, linen napkins, printed menus, and small table-top items
  • Day-of coordinator
  • Wedding Suite available for getting ready
  • Pet-friendly so that your dog can be the ring-bearer!
Couple embraces at rooftop wedding ceremony

 Iron Gate – Dupont Circle

Couple exchanges vows under ivy covering at DC wedding

The Iron Gate Restaurant DC located in Dupont Circle boasts several spaces that can be transformed into whichever style you two wish! The Garden Patio works for shaded ceremonies and receptions, with an indoor Dining Room and Side Courtyard (with tent option) for smaller and more intimate weddings. It’s on my list of the best all-inclusive wedding venues in DC also because of its historic charm being DC’s oldest continuously running restaurant (built in 1875).

Iron Gate provides a secret garden vibe right in the middle of the city that’s great for all seasons (heaters provided in winter). You have the option to rent the full venue or select solely the ivy-covered Garden Patio. The garden transforms perfectly no matter the time of day especially with its magical candles and twinkle lights at night.

Iron Gate Restaurant All-inclusive Wedding Venue Includes:

  • Chefs develop the most amazing personalized menu and bar!
  • Wedding Coordinator

Hotel Washington

Couple stands in window overlooking Washington Monument
Hotel Washington exterior: one of the best wedding venues in dc

Pulling from this list of the best wedding venues in DC, Hotel Washington definitely stands out! It has a timeless, classic feel with a variety of different spaces to accommodate your wedding size. Whether you need a large ballroom or a space for 30 guests, this venue has options for you:

  1. Grand Ballroom: “With customizable LED lights, custom carpeting inspired by the city’s original maps, and majestic pillars…” It can house 240-600 guests depending upon whether it’s a ceremony or reception. (utilized for this couple’s reception)
  2. Elevation: “Set on the top floor, Elevation is known for its stunning views and bright natural light.” It can house 150-200 guests depending upon whether it’s a ceremony or reception. (utilized for this couple’s ceremony)
  3. Sky Room: “Celebrate your wedding festivities in the magnificent Sky Room attached to VUE, our iconic rooftop bar. Complete with a separate bar and stunning D.C. views…” The space houses 50-150 guests for either cocktail hour or a smaller wedding reception space but cannot accommodate a ceremony. This couple utilized the large windows with gorgeous views of the Washington Monument for their first look!
Couple embraces in front of window overlooking Washington Monument

Hotel Washington All-inclusive Wedding Venue Includes:

  • Hosts wedding party and guests
  • Entire Venue available
  • Food, drinks (including personalized cocktails), tables, ceremony chairs
Couple dances at wedding reception

The Dupont Circle Hotel

Couple exchanges vows under canopy in hotel ceremony

The Dupont Circle All-inclusive Wedding Venue Includes:

  • Spaces for intimate weddings to larger weddings
  • Outdoor patio option and two different indoor options
  • Good windows with natural light
  • Right off Dupont Circle–perfect for couples who love the city!
  • We can walk around the neighborhood for a variety of poses like this couple did!
  • Customized Catering using their wedding menu options
  • Guest room block at discounted rate
  • Dedicated Special Events Manager
Couple walks across bridge in Dupont Circle

Sequoia Restaurant – Georgetown

Table settings and florals on tables at Sequoia Restaurant wedding reception

Sequoia Restaurant is a multi-level wedding venue that has many space options including renting out the entire venue. With views of the Georgetown waterfront, this venue has a touch of modern design and plenty of beautiful natural light coming from its floor-to-ceiling windows! Looking for one of the best all-inclusive wedding venues in DC? Check out Sequoia!

Sequoia Restaurant All-inclusive Wedding Venue Includes:

  • Accommodates up to 500 guests for an indoor cocktail-style reception or up to 290 guests for seated dining in the main dining room. Other rooms can host 50-120 guests for seated dining and 75-200 for a cocktail-style reception.
  • Entire property available (including outdoor terraces) with tenting options for up to 1,500 guests
  • This couple utilized the venue for their cocktail hour and reception but it can be used for ceremonies too!
  • Catering and bar
  • Wedding Planning Services
  • Dance floor, coat check room
  • Tables and chairs, linens, silverware, glassware
  • Votive candles
  • Champagne toast
  • Complimentary bridal suite
Guest mingle on second floor during wedding cocktail hour

It’s important to keep in mind that even though these are all-inclusive wedding venues, this generally does not include photography, videography, florals, and other decor. If any of these all-inclusive wedding venues stood out, I would love to share my experiences with you!

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