City-by-City Guide: Best Maryland, Virginia, and DC Wedding Hotels

From premier event planning to luxe bridal suites, here are some of the best hotels for your wedding.
by The Knot

Historic Spot

Want to wed at a place with a deep sense of history? Check out The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Originally built in 1895, the hotel has hosted many distinguished guests, dignities, and celebrities over the last century. The site offers the flexibility of being able to host events of all sizes from a small post-wedding brunch to a grand reception for 400 guests. (888) 483-4940

Group Accommodations

The Lansdowne Resort is centrally located around farmers markets, antique stores, Morgan Park, museums and more, so your out-of-towners will have plenty of to occupy themselves with while you’re prepping for the big day. For those who want to stay put, the hotel is home to a waterslide-equipped pool, two golf courses, yoga and Pilates classes, and an upscale spa. (703) 729-8400

Romantic Suite

At the Willard InterContinental in DC, couples can revel in their newlywed status in the Jenny Lind suite. Named after the popular Swedish opera singer, this suite is secluded away in the hotel's attic and complete with breathtaking views of the Washington Monument and a dreamy wrought-iron canopy bed. (202) 628-9100

Great Perk

The Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa in Chesapeake Beach has an amazing on-site spa overlooking the bay. “Brides and grooms can unwind and enjoy a massage and facial before or after the wedding,” says Lorez Robinson Reese. For more adventurous types, there’s a small casino located above the hotel’s restaurant. (410) 257-5596

Elegant Ballroom

For a truly lavish ballroom reception, try the Hay-Adams Hotel in DC. The Concorde room is decorated with hand-painted wallpaper and crystal chandeliers—perfect for a classy, formal wedding reception. Plus, the hotel offers day-of event planning and scenic views of the White House and national monuments from its rooftop terrace. (202) 638–6600

Perfect Locale

Surrounded by an alpine lake and majestic mountains, the Rocky Gap Lodge & Resort in Flintstone makes for some amazing photo opportunities on your wedding day. What’s more, the resort features two grand ballrooms: The Cumberland, which can be divided into four separate rooms, and the Greenridge that opens to a balcony overlooking the lake and mountainside. (301) 784-8400

Pet Friendly

Hotel Monaco Washington DC is the perfect place for animal lovers who want their fur babies around on their special day. The hotel loves your pets as much as you do. They’ll deliver water and water bowls to your room upon arrival; and give you information regarding great dog walks, veterinarians, and sitting services in the area. Your fur baby can also eat straight off the room-service menu. (202) 628-7177

Star Service

The motto at the Bolger Center in Potomac is simple: “Weddings are carried out to perfection.” The wedding consultant will assist you in every detail, while the executive chef will customize a menu for all of your wedding-related events—ensuring that your affair will be one to remember. (301) 983-7000

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