Best Venues for a Fall Wedding in Washington, D.C.

September 2, 2014 8:00 AM

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Washington, D.C. is a great destination to plan a fall wedding. Whether you prefer the glitz and glamour of an historic hotel or the quaint and intimate qualities of a countryside inn, check out this list of the best venues for a fall wedding in the D.C. area and start planning your special day today.

The St. Regis
923 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 638-2626

For the ultimate glamorous wedding experience, book your special day at The St. Regis hotel. Favored by royalty, celebrities and diplomats alike, this elegant venue boasts elegant crystal chandeliers, soaring Palladian windows and eight on-site venues including a ballroom, pavilion and terrace. Create a custom wedding day menu, plan accommodations for your guests or design elaborate flower arrangements with the help of a St. Regis wedding specialist. Each suite of this historical hotel features classic decor with modern day amenities. Another perk is that you can rest assured knowing all of your guests’ needs are met with the assistance of the world-renowned St. Regis butler service.

The Hay-Adams Hotel
800 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 638-6600

With breathtaking panoramic views of the city, the Hay-Adams Hotel is the perfect destination for an outdoor fall wedding. Book your reception at the Top of the Hay and enjoy the best views of the White House and other magnificent museums and monuments as well as French doors and windows, trellis-like lattices and vaulted skylights. Or, book the Hay-Adams Room and enjoy rich woodwork and two fireplaces. The Hay-Adams hotel also offers venues that feature hand-painted wallpaper, elegant chandeliers, plenty of windows and sun-filled rooms. Coordinate your wedding day catering with the help of the executive chef. Your guests will love the personal accents and touches of each room including fine European linens, marble bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Fairmont Hotel
2401 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 429-2400

Get married in a country-like setting without leaving the city. The Fairmont Hotel features three elegant venue options to help plan your wedding. Say your “I do’s” under the glass dome of the Colonnade Room or celebrate the big kiss before the courtyard fountain and seasonal landscaping. The Fairmont Hotel also features a grand ballroom and foyer. On-site wedding and event planning professionals will help you plan every aspect of your big day and culinary experts will help coordinate a menu that is delicious and unforgettable. Guest accommodations include luxurious bed and bath amenities, a comfortable lounge area and botanical hues.

The Blue Rock Inn
12567 Lee Highway
Washington, VA 22747
(540) 987-3388

For a breathtaking outdoor wedding that you and your guests will never forget, make your reservations at The Blue Rock Inn. Perfect for smaller weddings, The Blue Rock Inn features an intimate inn setting on more than 80 rolling acres and high-quality customer service. Exchange your vows amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains, host your rehearsal dinner in the dining room or enjoy a night stay in one of five beautifully appointed guest rooms. The Blue Rock Inn also offers a professional and personable wedding planner to help plan your special day as well as an executive chef to help create a wedding day menu that features only the best local ingredients.

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Pier 5 Hotel
711 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-2000

If your dream wedding day includes getting married near the water, then the Pier 5 Hotel is a great option. The waterfront garden offers panoramic views of the Baltimore Harbor as well as a gorgeous backdrop of trees and landscaping. Or, host the wedding party of the year in the Harbor Club, which features panoramic views of the water indoors plus a beautiful wrap-around covered balcony. The Pier 5 Hotel also offers two ballrooms. Choose from a variety of wedding packages including signature drinks, design your own signature cake and butler-passed champagne as guests arrive. Hotel accommodations include two on-site restaurants, luxurious bed and bath amenities and a well-respected concierge service.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at

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