Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Venues That Will NEVAH be!

The great thing about living in major city is that the venue possibilities are seemingly endless. Any type of wedding you want to achieve can be attained. At a price.

So if your budget isn't unlimited, chances are that there will be wedding venues that you can only dream about. Here are my favorite DC venues that will never be for us but perhaps some lucky DC bride can snag one.

First up, is Mr. Bronx's dream venue. The Pavilion Room at Ronald Reagan Building. I love the octagonal shape of the building, it's natural light and clean lines. Sadly, the $23K food and beverage minimum knocked this one out of the running for us.

Oh, the National Museum of Women in the Arts! How great would it be to host a wedding at such a venue? I love the historic architecture. The mezzanine is perfect for cocktail hour. But perfection costs $12K for rental fees. Booo!

Lastly, the National Building Museum. A museum dedicated to the history of buildings and architecture is sure to be breathtaking and it does not disappoint. What is disappointing, however, is the rental rate, $16-30K. Yikes!

If you are a bride that is able to use one of these venues, I'm so happy for you (read: I hate your guts)! Just kidding. Kind of.


  1. Hi,
    I stumbled across your blog when I was searching for a venue for my DC venue. Turns out we have similar desires for a budget-friendly "DC" type of place. I have some of the same places on my list -- would love to see where else you are looking and what you end up with!

    Here's are some other options for your list --
    - Art Society
    - F. Scott's (small)
    - St. Francis Hall (by Catholic)
    - Union Station - Columbus Club
    - Washington Club
    - Decatur House
    - Doyle House - Dupont Circle Hotel

    Best of luck!
    - Julie

  2. Thanks! St Francis is actually one of our possibilities. I love that DC has so many options!