Luxury Wedding Hotels in Washington, D.C. For Your Special Day

Friday, April 6, 2012

Whether you have been planning your wedding in your head for years, or didn’t even give it a thought until you said yes, when it actually comes time to plan the big day it can be hard to know where to begin. Well don’t worry, we are here to help make finding a venue a little bit easier. In this part of a three part series, we will show you some of the most luxurious hotels in Washington, D.C., which will make a great venue for any wedding. Whether your wedding is large or small a hotel is a great choice to host your ceremony or reception. With a full staff on hand, spacious banquet halls and years of experience hosting weddings, a hotel can provide you with the flexibility and reliability you need to make sure your wedding day is perfect. If you’re considering getting married in the Washington, D.C. area here are some of our favorite luxury wedding hotels you should consider.

Hotel Monaco Washington DC

Manaco DCLocated right in the heart of Chinatown and Penn Quarter, this stunning boutique hotel has the feel of a quaint French hotel with a modern twist. Every room, from the reception area to the restaurant Poste Moderne Brasserie, is popping with bright, bold color. Located right downtown next to the historic Tarrif Building, and numerous monuments and museums, the exterior of the hotel, as well as the interior, provide a stunning back drop for wedding photos. Guests from out of town will feel right at home staying at the Hotel Monaco. The hotel hosts a complimentary wine tasting every day, and even provides guests who love animals with a guppy in their room for the entirety of their stay. Write to family and friends who couldn’t attend on the specially-designed letterpress stationery left in each room.

The Washington Hilton

Hilton DCIf you plan on having a larger wedding, you may want to consider the beautiful Hilton Washington. The Washington Hilton can accommodate up to 4,000 guests in their largest ballroom and has a romantic garden oasis on the roof of the hotel, which has comfy couches and fire pits to keep guests warm while they enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic view of the city. The hotel, which was originally built in 1965, has a timeless feel; but a recent head-to-toe renovation costing $150 million ensures the iconic building still has all the modern luxuries you would expect to find in a brand new hotel.

The Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental DCThis brand new luxury hotel is a five-star hotel and spa that can only be described as elegant. Recently, Institutional Investor Magazine ranked the hotel as one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World. The hotel has an understated, classic beauty with lots of creams and deep brown colors throughout the hotel and the ballrooms. The main ballroom can seat up to 625 people and the hotel sits amongst beautiful gardens filled with charming Cherry Blossom Trees. The rooms provide beautiful views of the Potomac River and the city sky line.

The Omni Shoreham

Omni Hotel DCThis large hotel offers one of the widest selections of ballrooms in the city of Washington D.C. With seven uniquely-themed ballrooms you are sure to find one with the ambiance you are looking for. The ballrooms hold between 200 to 1,500 guests. The hotel itself is a historic landmark and has hosted a number of U.S. Presidents and foreign Royalty. The hotel has won numerous awards for hospitality and interior design, and is a AAA four-diamond hotel. For grooms who are looking to pick up a last minute gift for their brides, there is a jewelry and diamond store right in the hotel lobby.

The Willard InterContinental

Willard DCIf you are looking to feel like a million bucks on your wedding day, this hotel neighboring the White House on the infamous Pennsylvania Avenue is the spot for you. Constructed in 1853 the hotel has 19,891 square feet of banquet facilities and boasts rooms that cost up to $4,000 a night. The interior decoration is reminiscent of an earlier era, with large crystal chandeliers, mosaic tile floors and stunning marble accents present in almost every room. The history behind the hotel is vast, and can be felt in every hallway. President Lincoln and his family actually lived in the hotel for a month before they moved into the White House, and Martin Luther King finished writing his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in one of the hotel’s rooms.

The Park Hyatt Washington

Park Hyatt DCThis hotel has a modern feel, and has only been open for six years since its $24 million renovation. The Park Hyatt Washington has a quaint feel, housed on the eastern end of Georgetown. To make sure you won’t soon forget your time at the Park Hyatt Washington, the hotel has its own signature fragrance that they offer to guests. If you would like an out of the ordinary venue, consider getting married in the hotel’s Tea Cellar, a vast room filled with teas from all over the world. The Deluxe guest rooms are the largest hotel rooms in the city and each room comes with antique hardcover books and an assortment of vintage boardgames. The famous restaurant located in the hotel, The Blue Duck Tavern, has private tasting rooms where guests can sample some of the finest wines and liquors.

If you are looking for that extra touch of luxury consider one of these world-class hotels as the perfect venue for your upcoming nuptials. These hotels are built to create unsurpassed, long-lasting memories and will make sure that both you and your guests enjoy one of the most luxurious days of your lives.

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