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Washington, DC Wedding and Event Venues by far can ruin your entire wedding or event if you do not select them carefully. Above all, you as the Washington, DC engaged couple or DC Party Host want a lot more from your venues. From making sure they have strong WiFi and customized food to great parking and captivating views; you are demanding more.

So what are some good Washington, DC Venues that you can use that are also popular? We have 5 really good ones for you to consider.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR TYPES OF VENUES?

The Knot reports these are the most popular types of events

Banquet Hall: 17%
Farm/Barn/Ranch: 15%
Historical Building/Home: 14%
Hotel/Resort: 12%
Country Club: 10%
Conference/Event Center: 9%
Backyard/Private Garden: 8%
Restaurant: 7%
Hotel: 8%
Resort: 5%
Lake/Lake House/Cabin: 4%
Winery/Vineyard: 4%
Beach/Beach House: 4%
Family/Friend’s Home: 4%
Museum/Gallery: 3%
Park: 3%
Religious Institution: 3%
Urban Loft/Rooftop: 3%
Bed and Breakfast: 2%
Public Garden: 2%
Boat/Yacht: 1%
University/College: 1%
Legal Institution (City Hall): 0%

As a result of the above venues, I want to share some DC Wedding and Event Venues to consider.

#1 The Anthem

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Firstly, The Anthem is a brand new music venue and auditorium in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The venue opened on October 12, 2017, with a performance by the Foo Fighters. The Anthem is part of District Wharf, a comprehensive redevelopment of the Southwest Waterfront area.

The 57,000-square-foot venue, which cost $60 million, has a movable stage and backdrop that will allow capacity to vary from 2,500 to 6,000. Balconies are closer to the stage than most venues, to offer the best views. The venue is operated by I.M.P., which manages Washington’s 9:30 Club and Lincoln Theatre as well as Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. The Anthem also hosts conventions. In contrast t other music venues, this is top of the link.

#2 The Museum of the Bible

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The Museum of the Bible is open and near the Federal Center Southwest metro station. The $500 million project will span eight floors and 430,000 square feet, with dramatic city views from its rooftop. Another feature is the state-of-the-art technology to tell the ancient history of the Bible, including a 140-foot LED ceiling screen running the expanse of the museum’s grand lobby. Additional event space includes a ballroom with room for 500 for seated dinners and lecture-style seating for 1,000, as well as a high-tech 472-seat performing arts hall. Additionally, the restaurateurs behind Equinox are also planning to open two eateries in the museum: an Israeli street food café called Manna and a 70-seat coffee shop called Milk & Honey.

#3 The LINE Hotel DC

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The LINE DC takes root in a 110-year-old neoclassical church in Adams Morgan. A community effort by Chef Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka of Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen and Chef Erik Bruner-Yang of DC’s Maketto, the LINE DC is now open.

#4  InterContinental Wharf DC

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The InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf is the newest addition to the reimagined Wharf neighborhood. Perfectly placed on the beautiful Potomac River, InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf enjoys the most incredible waterfront views of D.C. Steps away from America’s political epicenter, the hotel embraces guests with an exquisitely curated resort destination that will reignite the river’s edge.

Casually chic, the interior design harmonizes the industrial waterfront heritage of the Potomac River and the new Washington modern international aesthetic, creating an enchanting world-class urban oasis. Most importantly, the hotel boasts highly sophisticated meeting and social function levels, replete with a stunning 5000 square foot ballroom facing the waterfront. Rather a one level penthouse, this hotel offers a luxury custom two-story penthouse suite with wrap around balcony beckons all international celebrities and world leaders to come luxuriate along the newly reinvigorated waterfront. For that reason alone, I’m interested.

#5 The International SPY Museum

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While this venue has not yet opened to the public, it serves as our honorable mention because it is certain to be one of the best venues with sweeping views you can possibly book.

The International Spy Museum is pleased to announce the construction of a new permanent home in Southwest Washington, DC. The landmark building will be a permanent cultural resource at L’Enfant Plaza in the nation’s capital when it is completed in fall 2018.

Another feature is the 140,000 square feet. The new Museum will provide more than double the floor space of the existing building, at 800 F Street NW, and will include new resources for educational programming, a lecture hall/theater, and multi-function event space with sweeping views of DC. For that reason, the Spy Museum gets honorable mention.

In Conclusion

Selecting great DC wedding and event venues isn’t a difficult task. However, knowing what to look for in venues often times is overlooked. Not every venue will work for your event. You must understand your event needs and compare that to the venue’s capability. Finally, many venues have restrictions. Due to these restrictions, you may or may not book the venue. Send us a message to get help finding your perfect venue.

Lastly, do you know of another venue that would be perfect to book? Comment below and let us know.