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Top Wedding Reception venues in Washington, DC

Traditional Mansion in Northwest, Upper Georgetown
  • $297/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (6)
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  • Responds within 1 hr
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Gorgeous Studio w/ spacious lounge & porch
  • $249/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
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  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Washington, DC
Historic mansion - museum, authentically furnished
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
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Presidential Dining Room
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Washington, DC
Presidential Style Drawing Room
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Washington, DC
Elegant Lower Garden & Terrace
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Washington, DC

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What people are saying about Wedding Reception on Giggster

Chantel E.
$ 2470
9 hours
5 people
a year ago
Fantastic location and amazing host! Perfect for our team to film our documentary interviews. Will book here again!
Dara P.
$ 1188
4 hours
5 people
3 years ago
This is an incredible location. The hosts are delightful. I highly recommend filming here.
Matthew D.
$ 2400
4 hours
30 people
3 years ago
Great location for dinner parties or photo shoots! Host is very reachable for questions and communicating was always very easy.
Ronika E.
$ 1485
5 hours
15 people
3 years ago
I have an amazing experience at Paul's home and would recommend his space to anyone interested!
Lara S.
$ 1000
4 hours
15 people
3 years ago
The homeowner was very communicative and friendly throughout the whole process. The crew loved working with him as well and mentioned how accommodating he was. Thank you for a wonderful shoot!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Wedding Reception venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Washington?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Washington on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Washington?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Washington at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Wedding Reception venues are available in Washington?
Right now, there are 228 Wedding Reception venues available in Washington.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Washington bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Washington guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Washington locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Washington?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Washington. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Washington booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Washington?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Washington is $674 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Washington?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Wedding Reception venues in Washington, DC?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $249 to $1000.
Which Wedding Reception venues are most popular in Washington, DC in 2024?
How do I book a Washington location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Washington reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Washington, DC

Located on the Potomac, Washington DC is arguably one of the most famous cities in the world. Home to the US Government, iconic landmarks, and internationally famous museums and cultural centers, Washington DC is one of the most visited cities in the United States.

That said, there’s a lot more to Washington DC than politics. The city is one of the most diverse settings in all of the USA, boasts some of the best restaurants, features some of the best venues for events, and has a charm that one cannot put into words.

What’s more, most wedding planners offer a range of services you can choose from. Whether it’s minimal assistance or a full-service package, this range of options can help you manage the budget wisely for your wedding.

Wedding Reception Options in Washington, DC

Organizing a wedding reception in Washington, DC can be quite challenging. There are loads of permits to acquire, plenty of venues to choose from, and that’s leaving aside all the arrangements you need to do for the reception itself. But, Washington has plenty of local businesses that can help you organize a one-of-a-kind wedding reception.

  • Caterers
    Home to several global communities, catering services in Washington allow you extravagant cuisines from the world over. Whether you’re looking for something rustic and traditional or something new-age and innovative, catering service will not only help with planning the menu and cooking, but they will also provide service and clean up afterward.

  • Decor
    Every wedding has a theme and bringing that theme to life is an important part of the affair. This is where decor specialists come in. From renting furniture and decor elements to setting them up for a fairytale reception, these specialists will help elevate the venue into the magical space you want.

  • Photographers
    If you want to create the perfect wedding album, then hiring a professional photographer for the affair is the way to go. Not only will you get the best pictures of the guests and the newlyweds, but you can expect them to be world-class images. Washington DC is home to brilliant wedding photographers who offer great rates to capture the special moments of your wedding reception.

  • Transportation
    Traffic is a huge problem in D.C along with parking. This is why you should seriously consider hiring a car rental company to manage this for you, especially if you’re serving alcoholic beverages at the affair. Not only will your guests thank you for organizing this service, but you can also ensure there are no DUI cases the morning after.

  • Bands/DJs
    A wedding reception is incomplete without a wedding band or a DJ ensuring the air is filled with the sound of music. There are plenty of bands and DJs in Washington that would be perfect for a wedding reception, and choosing the right one all depends on the newlyweds.

  • Makeup & Hairstyle Experts
    Looking your best for your wedding reception is super important. Not only will all the guests talk about the newlyweds, but there’ll be plenty of pictures too. Consider hiring a professional makeup and hairstyle expert. Simply sit back and relax and allow the experts to take over your style so you can feel amazing on the big day.

Wedding Companies in Washington, DC

It’s a well-known fact that organizing a wedding a high-stress situation. This is where you’re in luck in Washington, DC. With more than 1500 weddings annually, the city has robust wedding planning services that you can lean on to help create the wedding reception you want.

  • Kim Newton Weddings
    A full-service wedding and design planning company led by Kim Newton, Kim Newton Weddings is all about organizing an organic, elegant, and timeless event. With a goal of making you feel at home and relaxed during your special day, this team of professionals can handle all your wedding reception needs right from finding the right venue to ensuring your guests have a great time at your celebration.

  • Evoke Design & Creative
    Featuring a team that has a vast and diverse array of experiences, Evoke design and Creative is fully capable of organizing a sensational wedding reception. A dynamic team with over 25 years of experience, Evoke has been featured in plenty of magazines and other publications.
  • IMPACT Collective
    A dynamic event and venue management company, IMPACT Collective is an award-winning event planning company. The company helps create unique and memorable events, and your wedding reception will be no different. IMPACT Collective is also ranked among the top 3 wedding planners in Washington.

Pros and Cons of Wedding Receptions in Washington, DC


  • Venues
    There are plenty of wedding reception venues in Washington DC (waterfront, rooftop, and more) that you can choose from, each with its own charm and appeal.

  • Food and drink
    Home to some of the best food in the world, you can be certain that the caterers are more than equipped to handle wedding receptions of all sizes.

  • Choices everywhere
    Whether it’s decor specialists, florists, or event planners, there are plenty of choices you can pick from.

  • Culturally diverse
    Washington DC is an extremely diverse city and this means your wedding reception can enjoy its many benefits.

  • Fun for everyone
    Whether you’re a history buff or someone who enjoys sci-fi, Washington DC offers plenty of attractions and activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends.


  • Weather
    Although summer can be humid, a winter wedding reception in DC can be a snow-covered affair. Be sure to check out the forecast and plan accordingly.

  • Politics
    As the political center of the federal government, things can get pretty hectic on a few key dates. Plan your wedding reception around this so everything is hassle-free.

  • High costs
    Washington DC is a costly city and all services are priced so. Although you can hope for great deals and discounts, a wedding reception might be costlier here than in some other cities.

  • Tourists
    With more than 2 million tourists annually, the city and its attractions can get severely crowded during peak hours.

  • Traffic and parking
    Washington DC is notoriously famous for its gridlocks. This can make your drive to the venue a rather long one.

  • Accommodations
    Arranging lodgings for your out-of-town guests can be a challenge and pretty pricey depending on the location of your wedding venue.

Famous Locations in Washington DC

  • The Lincoln Memorial
    Towering over the Reflecting Pool, the 19-food marble state of President Abrahan Lincoln is a site where many historic events have transpired. Whether it’s daytime or night, the state with its iconic, pensive nature attracts tourists who want to see this iconic figure from world history.

  • The White House
    The official residence of the President, the White House is another immensely popular location in Washington DC. There are plenty of tours given to visitors, although these required an advance booking from your embassy, there is also a free-to-visit White House Visitor Center where you can see the details about this building and the presidential families that have called it home.

  • National Gallery of Art
    If art is your thing, then the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is a place you have to visit. With a collection that requires two buildings to showcase, there are plenty of paintings, sculptures, and decorative artworks on display including the only Da Vinci painting in any American museum. The National Gallery of Art also holds gree concerts on Sunday evenings from fall through spring.