Best Hotels For Weddings in Washington, D.C.

February 15, 2014 8:00 AM

Wedding cake (credit: Mike Flokis/Getty Images)

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and special days of your life. For such a day, you should have a venue that is as close to perfect as possible. Hotels are convenient and efficient options for wedding venues. These are some of D.C.’s best hotels for weddings.

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

The Hay-Adams hotel is an historic landmark in D.C. and it overlooks many of the most notable landmarks that tourists come to see. It is a perfect venue for a couple that loves D.C., loves history and loves gorgeous views of the White House. The Italian Renaissance architecture and the Elizabethan decor will make your wedding photos elegant and sophisticated. And whether you are having a smaller affair or need space for hundreds, The Hay-Adams has a place for you.

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
806 15th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 730-8800

DC is known for its upscale establishments that almost always require you to know someone who knows someone in order to get your name on a list. But that shouldn’t stop you from having the wedding of your dreams. With hotels in Dubai, Lisbon, Paris, Budapest and more locations, The Sofitel is a luxury hotel that knows what it’s are doing. It will cater to your wants and needs so that you can feel carefree on your big day. Let Sofitel make your wedding as amazing as you dreamed.

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-3000

The Mayflower takes weddings quite seriously. It has a wedding planner, will get lighting decorators, has onsite flower decorators and will go to the ends of the earth to get you what you want. You will barely have to lift a finger if you have no desire to stress yourself out to make your wedding the way you envisioned. In a ballroom where presidents and royalty have danced, you can celebrate your marriage with all of your friends and family.

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The Fairfax At Embassy Row
2100 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 293-2100

There are people who have dreamed about their wedding days since they still had imaginary friends. The Fairfax at Embassy Row is a perfect venue for these people; those who know exactly what flower species they want, the fabric on the chairs and the handcrafted centerpieces. If you aren’t one of those people, you can take advantage of one of the hotel’s lovely wedding packages. Packages include special rates for guests, a three-course tailored menu, white floor-length linens, six butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and more. You will not want the day to end.

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 234-0700

This award-winning resort-style hotel has been a gem of DC for over eight decades, and is a favorite of many of the elite and powerful. Overlooking Rock Creek Park, the luxury hotel is a prime location for convenience and beautiful views. From bridal events to the big day, Omni can take care of everything, including a complimentary honeymoon stay at one of its fabulous resort destinations. Trust one of the best hotels in the area and you and your guests will feel on cloud nine.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on