Shelly Pate

Hotel Washington: A Washington, DC Venue Perfect for Your Wedding Needs

Couple holds hands in the city at Hotel Washington, Washington DC wedding

She’s from Texas, he’s not just from New York, he’s a New Yorker. The groom’s a former Marine who likes 90’s hip-hop, while the bride’s a cowgirl boot-wearing, bluegrass and Taylor Swift lover. They had very little in common but still made it through a pup adoption (his name is Wiley) and dating long-distance. What was the glue that tied together all of these differences? Their shared love for Washington, DC. It naturally followed that the perfect spot for tying the knot was the Hotel Washington, a Washington DC wedding venue.

Couple holds dog at DC engagement session
Mom puts Marine medals on groom's suit jacket
Groom chats on phone while in front of window onlooking the Washington Monument

Two Worlds Collide in the City of Washington, DC

Couple walks holding hands under Hotel Washington, Washington DC sign

Second to their love for one another (and their pup!) was a passion for living in Washington, DC. These Adams Morgan locals enjoy having a night-in together ordering from some of their favorite dining spots in the area. Dave is a buffalo wings connoisseur and Molly loves cheeseburgers and fries. Mostly, they order sushi or Thai food and they both enjoy some whiskey or Sauvignon blanc. Hotel Washington, in Washington, DC became the site for combining forces in an all-inclusive wedding celebration.

Couple kisses in front of Hotel Washington, Washington DC sign
Couple kisses in city streets at Hotel Washington, Washington DC wedding

Hotel Washington: A Washington, DC Venue With a View

Groom looks outside window onto Washington Monument

Molly and Dave envisioned their wedding day “being fun and as relaxing as possible for our wedding party and families. We’re excited to have both the ceremony and reception all in one space to make things really chill for the guests and have them really enjoy the view before and after the ceremony! Also, to grab a few cocktails as easily as they can!”

Bridesmaids stand under Hotel Washington, Washington DC sign

Basically, they wanted their heart for the city to spill over into the entire day in a way that benefited their guests completely. Couples who add all the details to their wedding in a style that fits them while still thinking of their guests is the perfect combination! Molly explained that they both “love bright, funky things and people and we really enjoy living in DC–we want our guests to really experience this special place!”

Couple hugs during first look
Couple stands in front of window with city views at Hotel Washington, Washington DC wedding

Hotel Washington: A Washington, DC Venue Perfect for All Your Needs

Couple walks through bubble exit at Hotel Washington, Washington DC wedding ceremony

Hotel Washington is an all-inclusive hotel with everything you need for your wedding day while still matching your particular style. These two felt that this was the venue fit for them because they loved the “sound and vibe at the hotel and wanted people to really enjoy that all day” and “take advantage of those views!” The entire experience of Hotel Washington as their Washington DC venue was one they desired guests to share with them.

Groom cheers with groomsmen at Hotel Washington, Washington DC wedding

This elegant hotel is a perfect venue for couples who are inspired by or whose story stems from Washington, DC. It has an edginess mixed with DC history in a variety of different spaces that accommodate any wedding size.

Hotel Washington’s Best Features

  • Lodging for at least the night before for wedding party/guests
  • Ceremony, cocktail hour & reception spaces (SEE MORE OF THIS BELOW!) from small to large weddings with the option of a full-location buy-out
  • In-house catering/cake, full bar (including personalized signature cocktails), staff, tables, chairs, linens, & place settings
  • Photography, videography, florals and entertainment are not included (table setting/decor items can be brought in)
  • Wonderful options for photos along the same few blocks along the hotel
  • Day-of coordinator
  • Getting-ready spaces for couple and wedding party

For a description of all of the different wedding space options according to wedding size, read my blog on DC’s best all-inclusive wedding venues!

A Couple Who Wanted to Remember the Little Details

It was easy to join forces with a venue that takes care of all of the big things: catering, ceremony, reception, first look site, etc. This was combined with the couple’s own meaningful little details…

It was all of these little details matched by the newlyweds’ commitment to their guests’ experience and quality time with their closest family and friends that made the Hotel Washington, Washington DC wedding a perfect event. After living in a studio apartment for a year together following dating long distance, Molly summarized, “we survived and had fun, and knew it must be true love.” After this day, it was crystal clear how much it definitely was.

Flower girl and ring bearers walk down aisle
The “flower kids” passed out chocolates and dropped flower petals.
Couple kisses walking down aisle at Hotel Washington, Washington DC wedding
All guests were given bubbles to blow for the ceremony exit.

I just love talking about your wedding plans especially when they are in the DC Metro Area! Let me know where you are in your wedding planning steps!

The Team

All-Inclusive Venue | Hotel Washington (also known as Hotel W)
Video | Love in Color Films
Florist | Wander + Whimsy Floral and Event Styling
Band | Round Midnight
HMU | JKW Beauty
Dress | Bride’s Mother’s
Cake | Fancy Cakes Bakery
Planner | Vida Events

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