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Best Off-Beat Wedding Venues In The DC Area

January 28, 2011 4:06 AM

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Atrium at Treetops

Atrium at Treetops (www.treetopsmaryland.com)

So you have the ring and have set the date, but still looking for that perfect wedding day location. You wouldn’t consider yourself the traditional type of bride so a church or a hotel ballroom just will not do. The Washington DC area has some of the most interesting non-traditional wedding venues that will suit your style, taste, and needs.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970
202-783-7366 or 202-783-7988
nmwa.org

The National Museum of Women in the Arts provides spectacular, well-equipped space, with beautiful structural architecture for many types of events. There are diverse 4 venues housed in the museum’s grand Renaissance Revival building, guaranteeing you a successful and memorable occasion. The Great Hall and Mezzanine, is the ideal location for dancing, dinner, or a large cocktail reception; can accommodate 500 guests for dinner and up to 800 for a reception. The Elisabeth A. Kasser Board Room, perfect for small intimate parties, accommodates as many as 70 guests. The Third Floor Gallery is a wonderful way to start an evening with a private cocktail reception; this space can also be used for small seated dinners. Lastly, the Performance Hall this space can accommodate 200 guests.

The Atrium at Treetops

8181 Professional Place Suite 200
Landover, MD 20785
treetopsmaryland.com

Atrium at Treetops

Atrium at Treetops (www.treetopsmaryland.com)

If you like the romantic feel of an outdoor wedding, without worrying about the weather to proceed with outdoor wedding than the Atrium at Treetops is the venue for you with enchanted sky lit ballroom, your wedding can be under the bright sunlight, or under the sparkling moon and stars. The Ballroom accommodates 150 seated guests or 200 cocktail style.

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852-3324
301-581-5255
strathmore.org

A magnificent Georgian mansion surrounded by beautiful outside greenery the inside marble and polished oak, glittering chandeliers, gleaming brass fixtures, towering windows and a sweeping staircase. During your 8-hour rental, your event is the only one taking place in the Mansion. The Strathmore has many rental space options for you; Entire First Floor of Mansion accommodates 225 standing reception, 150 seated dinner, The Dorothy M. and Maurice C. Shapiro Music Room accommodates 110 seated; Lockheed Martin Conference Room; Library accommodates 20 seated; Sun Porch 30 seated. For Rental Fees and Information contact.

Running Hare Vineyard

150 Adelina Road
Prince Frederick, Maryland
runningharevineyard.com

Have you thought about your wedding in the ambiance of a vineyard? Running Hare Vineyard is 300 acre private farm with an eight acre vineyard and winery. In the middle of the vineyard is a wooden pergola which is a picture perfect setting. The ballroom and adjacent covered porch perfect for hosting your cocktail hour with dinner and dancing. It can accommodate up to 260 seated guests.

Harbour View

13200 Marina Way
Woodbridge, VA
harbourviewevents.com

The Harbor View is the ideal waterfront wedding setting located in Northern Virginia alongside the charming Occoquan River. Harbour View can accommodate parties up to 450, and your celebration can be divided amongst many of the various rooms available. The first floor open-air Veranda is a fully covered space nestled; for the outdoor part of your celebration. The Gallery: a wide open space with hardwood floors and a wall of windows overlooking the entrance, perfect for a cocktail hour, or an overflow room for the reception. Your reception can be in the Sewell’s Point Ballroom or the Hutchinson Room. Sewell’s Point Ballroom and the Hutchinson Room. Accommodations of your rental include but aren’t limited to a bridal suite, and parking.

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