Nothing beats the romantic allure of a ballroom wedding reception. For DC couples who want to keep it classic—but not at all basic—here are five of our favorite ballroom spaces in the nation’s capitol that are totally worth checking out.
St. Regis Washington, DC
Situated just a short walk from the White House, the St. Regis hotel has the Astor Ballroom accommodating large receptions of up to 400 guests. The charming space is appointed with Palladian windows and dazzling chandeliers that together create a very dreamy, romantic ambiance that sets the scene for a night to remember. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown oozes with a historic charm as does its Fahrenheit Ballroom, which features beautiful exposed brick walls, high-ceilings, and large windows that bathe the space in natural light and offer wow-worthy views of the city. The space’s industrial vibe serves as the perfect backdrop for a glamorous affair. Read real brides' reviews here!
Loews Madison Hotel
If you’re having a grand reception, check out Lowes Madison Hotel’s Dolley Madison Ballroom decked out with sparkling antique chandeliers. The space accommodates up to 200 guests with a dance floor and also features cool amenities that your guests will love—think ceiling-mounted projection, Wi-Fi, and a Bose sound system to get the party started. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Willard Intercontinental Washington, DC
The Willard Intercontinental Washington’s Grand Ballroom is just that: grand. The space is awash in lively hues of yellow, sky blue, and light green and is adorned with glittering crystal chandeliers, beveled mirrors, and scenic hand-painted murals. Parties of up to 450 are welcome here. Read real brides' reviews here!
Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C.
The Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. offers not one but two beautiful ballrooms to choose from. For large celebrations, the Grand Ballroom fits the bill with its silver leaf coffers, chandeliers, soaring ceilings. It seats up to 450 people—dance floor included. For a smaller reception, turn to the Oriental Ballroom which includes a marble foyer for pre-dinner drinks and the Hillwood Room for your guests to lounge in when they need a break from all the dancing. Read real brides' reviews here!