Finding a DC venue makes me want to poke my eyes out

posted 3 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We got married on The Cherry Blossom http://www.potomacriverboatco.com

it docks in Old Town Alexandria but you can start your cruise at National Harbor if you prefer. id have to go back to my paperwork to find the exact price but I think we paid around $5k or $6k for a four-hour charter (we added an hour to their standard three-hour charter). Their bar pricing was an outstanding value for the area (additional cost added to the charter, with a bunch of different price levels/packages). Really can’t say enough good things about the staff.

there are two levels suitable for dining; we had 90 people on one level with plenty of room for more. I’d say 100-110 on one level would be an easy fit; 125 and you’ll be either very close to your neighbors or splitting to two floors but still well below their max capacity.

they work with a limited number of approved caterers and don’t allow caterers that aren’t on their list, but we used Corcoran Caterers, who came in around $90/person including apps and cake, and were just outstanding.

 

feel free to PM me if you want more info but honestly it was an amazing place for a wedding!

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Worker bee

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Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

One of my friends got married at the hotel Monaco in Alexandria and it was BEAUTIFUL. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@HoyaTerpDC:  actually this happened to her. It was in October when that tropical storm came through and it poured ALL weekend. 

idk hiw many people you have… Cocktail hour was snug but not overly crowded by any means. People tended to get drinks and stand in one place so it was fine. Also her pictures were taken in the lobby and they look really classy. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@HoyaTerpDC:  no problem! Also, they have “wine hour” from 4-5 I believe and I know all of us guests enjoyed the free wine and time to stand around a chitchat. (We stayed at the monaco) 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

we got married at sequoia and it was perfect for us…. we also  considered the museum for women in the arts and pharmacist headquarters 

We also like chef Geoffs.  and any of the fun restaurants could work – maybe –  ( Lincoln? )

 

 

Our rehearsal dinner was at the mansion on o street and it was so much fun 🙂 and you can customize a lot 

 

 

did you look into city tavern club ( on m street)

 

cosmos club

 

University club

 

Madison hhotel any kimptom hotel!

 

good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@HoyaTerpDC:  I forgot to tag you in my above post!  If you need any suggestions let me know!   We had the BEST band ever! 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@HoyaTerpDC:  the shape of the bottom of the boat is designed so it’s a very smooth, stable ride so no motion sickness worries!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I booked the Josephine Butler Parks Center!

It’s a mansion and I feel in love with the feel. We’re having approx 150 guest so I think your guest will fit just fine. I highly suggest checking it out in person. You get a lot for your money there and the options for setting up are endless as you have access to 2 floors. 

http://www.washingtonparks.net/parks_center

@HoyaTerpDC

Glad to see others here who are in DC!!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been to weddings at national women’s democratic club, the roof of the pharmacists hq, and the torpedo factory. People I know have also done Glen Echo park. The Franciscan monetary that’s associated with the national basilica is nice I’ve heard. Good luck!! 

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