2111 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Friends Meeting of Washington is a historic wedding venue in the bustling neighborhood of Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. The property has served as a Quaker meeting space since 1930. Couples from all walks of life are welcome to celebrate their new beginnings at this peaceful location. Soon-to-be-weds can tie the knot within the intimate walls of the property or under open skies. Before or after the wedding, guests can explore the flourishing area of Dupont Circle. Boutique restaurants, coffee houses, and art galleries bring this friendly neighborhood to life. This updated Quaker meeting house has a proud spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue's rich design includes wooden beams that once hung in the White House. The interior has been thoughtfully redone to complement the building's rich character. Stone accents and exposed brick are paired with modern elements of glass for an eclectic atmosphere. Separate dressing rooms let the happy couple start their day with peace of mind and privacy. They can rest assured that precious "first look" moment is saved for the altar. Smaller gatherings will feel right at home in the Quaker House Living Room. This cozy setting seats up to 40 guests. An antique fireplace helps set the scene for a romantic vow exchange. For the reception, the Bridge Room and west gardens provide additional space. A bar and buffet can be set up in either location. Couples with a longer guest list may opt for the Meeting Room. This historic space seats up to 300 on classic poplar benches. High ceilings and large windows help to create a bright, airy setting. Views of the picturesque gardens add to the room's timeless ambiance. After the "I do's," the east garden terrace is an ideal spot for a glass of bubbly and some delicious hors d'oeuvres. Guests can mingle in the fresh air as the happy couple captures their memories on camera. For the reception, the elegant Assembly Room and west gardens combine to accommodate around 200 people. As the evening draws in, light from inside the building spills out through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The Assembly Room may include a dance floor and DJ for a lively end to the big day. Wedding packages at Friends Meeting of Washington are tailored to a range of needs and budgets. There are options for couples planning intimate gatherings -- including elopements and micro weddings -- grand celebrations and anything in between. It's also possible to hold stand alone ceremonies and receptions. The venue's friendly staff is happy to organize banquet furniture, speakers, and microphones. Soon-to-be-weds can browse a list of preferred vendors to find their wedding caterer or other professionals. The chosen business is welcome to use the venue's serving kitchen on the day. A licensed bartender may be hired to serve beer, wine, and champagne. The team also offers a selection of top-notch local vendors for photography, entertainment, and more.