Top hotel wedding venues in Washington DC

September 19, 2019. Category: advice, Ballroom Wedding, ceremony, DC Wedding, DC Wedding Planner, DC Wedding Venue, uncategorized

When it comes to deciding on your wedding venue, it can feel very overwhelming! So we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of our top hotel wedding venues in Washington DC in hopes that it will make your decision a little but easier and less stressful!

The Hay Adams Hotel

Originally designed and built as a residential hotel in the 1920s, The Hay-Adams of today offers a historic location with a legacy of service and excellence. This unique Washington, D.C. venue features 6,350 square feet of elegant, bright and airy event space perfect for a wedding of up to 200 guests.

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Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography Floral: Amaryllis

Most notably is the crown jewel of The Hay-Adams, known as Top of the Hay which boasts panoramic views, including the best view of the White House and DC.

Hay- Adams Wedding. Top of the Hay. Luxury Wedding Planner. A. Dominick Events
Photography: Megan Beth

One of the top rooftop wedding locations in DC, this unique event space features French doors and trellis-like lattices under vaulted skylights, the perfect location for grand or intimate DC wedding.

Luxury DC Wedding. The Hay- Adams A. Dominick Events. Bonnie Sen Photography


Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography Floral: Amaryllis

For more inspiration for weddings at The Hay Adams click here and here

The St. Regis

Ideally situated on K Street, just two blocks from the White House, The St. Regis is another wonderful option for a luxury wedding in Washington, D.C.

Luxury DC Wedding. A. Dominick Events. St. Regis Washington DC. Bonnie Sen Photography


Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography Floral: Amaryllis

The St. Regis is a unique venue, not only does it have a ballroom that is not in the basement of the hotel but it also has an adjoining outdoor terrace which makes the venue almost feel twice the size. Known as the Astor Terrace at the St. Regis, it offers an urban oasis for exceptional outdoor ceremonies and receptions. This versatile venue can be used for weddings of up to 200 guests or use for cocktail hours and receptions.

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Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography Floral: Amaryllis

Palladian windows and crystal chandeliers adorn The Astor Ballroom, creating the feeling of old world glamour. The 2,508-square-foot ballroom comfortably accommodates up to 200 for weddings.

Luxury DC Wedding. St. Regis Washington Wedding. A. Dominick Events.
Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography Floral: Amaryllis

For more inspiration for weddings at The St. Regis click here and here

The Ritz- Carlton

Conveniently located in the West End and within walking distance of downtown and Dupont Circle, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. features a 10,586 square-foot luxury Grand Ballroom, perfect for a large wedding (easily accommodating 350 for ceremony and reception) that can be transformed into almost anything for your DC wedding.

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom features molded wood wall panels that are painted in a light French grey with cream accents, 14.5-foot ceilings and six breathtaking chandeliers, providing a modern look and a soft glow.

Luxury Washington DC Wedding Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Wedding. A. Dominick Events. Bonnie Sen Photography. Abby Jiu Photography
Photography: Abby Jiu Photography Floral: Amaryllis

For more Ritz-Carlton Washington DC Weddings click here and here

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Right in the heart of bustling Georgetown, the Four Seasons Hotel offers the ideal setting for intimate weddings, family gatherings, celebrations and galas. The expansive, Corcoran pillarless ballroom is 4602 sq. ft. and can accommodate up to 250 guests.

Luxury Wedding at Four Seasons Washington DC. A. Dominick Events. Sweet Root Village.
Photography: Gabe Aceves Floral: Sweet Root Village

Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe their ballrooms in natural light, and their private, covered patio can be tented for events year round and is the perfect spot for wedding portraits.

Luxury Wedding in Washington DC. Four Seasons Wedding. A. Dominick Events


Photography: Gabe Aceves Floral: Sweet Root Village

From outdoor terraces to banquet-ready ballrooms, the Four Seasons Hotel offers a sophisticated choice for your wedding celebration.

For more Four Seasons Washington DC Wedding inspiration click here and here

The Ritz- Carlton Georgetown

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. magnificent Fahrenheit Ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed brick offering a contemporary venue of dramatic and rustic proportions.

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Ritz-Carlton Wedding Georgetown. A. Dominick Events.


Photography: Lisa Ryan Floral: Highway to Hill

For couples wishing to exchange their vows al fresco, The Yard offers a romantic oasis within a terraced garden shaded by a lush canopy of trees.  Tailored made for the most intimate of experiences, The Chimney Stack sits at the base of the iconic 130 foot smokestack boasting a soaring ceiling and modern, industrial décor which can accommodate up to 100 guests.

For more Ritz Carlton Georgetown Wedding inspiration click here

The Willard Hotel

Known for its contemporary luxury, historic charm, sophisticated style, and first-class service, The Willard InterContinental is one of Washington’s most prestigious venues. The Willard InterContinental’s 19 distinctive spaces provides a distinguished setting for both intimate and grand weddings.

Luxury Wedding Willard Hotel Washington DC. A. Dominick Events. Eli Turner Photography

The Crystal Room provides a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable event. Exuding spectacular opulence, the Crystal Room’s design motif includes mottled green columns, crystal-dripping chandeliers, ornate hand-carved gold leaf crown molding, and antique drapery and can hold up to 200 guests.

The Willard Room, whose intricate design and exquisite oak paneling, brass and bronze chandeliers, and dark green marble columns reflects the craftsmanship of a bygone era, offers a distinguished setting for up to 200 guests

Originally located on the top floor of The Willard, the Grand Ballroom was relocated to the hotel’s lower level during the restoration of The Willard in the mid-1980s. Featuring 4,736 square feet, with an additional 2,176 square feet in the ballroom’s separate entrance foyer, the Grand Ballroom is one of Washington’s most notable venues for up to 350 guests.

For more Willard InterContinental Wedding inspiration click here

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Classic and Traditional DC Wedding.

September 01, 2019. Category: anniversary, DC Wedding, DC Wedding Planner, DC Wedding Venue, uncategorized

Congratulations Hillary and Scott on your first wedding anniversary!

Classic and Timeless DC Wedding at Daughters of the Revolution. Black and White Photography. A. Dominick Events. Abby Grace Photography

Hillary and Scott both grew up in the DC area and met when they were in elementary school, so getting married in DC was important to both of them.

They wanted to have a classic and traditional wedding, so they chose the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their wedding reception and were married at Holy Rosary Church

DC Wedding Portraits. Wedding Planner. A. Dominick Events. Abby Grace Photography

They went to The Jefferson Memorial for their bridal party photos, which were just beautiful, you really can’t go wrong with taking photos at the monuments the architecture alone is just breathtaking and makes the perfect backdrop

Classic and Traditional DC Wedding. A. Dominick Events. Wedding Portraits Jefferson Memorial, Abby Grace Photography

The bride wore a bridal gown by Anne Barge, from her Blue Willow Collection and her bridesmaids wore light grey gowns by Joanna August 

Classic and Traditional DC Wedding. Light Grey Bridesmaid Dresses Joanna August. Sweet Root Village Floral Design

With the wall to ceiling glass windows and beautiful architectural details inside the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution the couple chose a color palate of soft creams, warm gold and lush floral arrangements in pinks, white white and greenery.

Cream and Gold Wedding Decor accented with lush florals by Sweet Root Village. A. Dominick Events
Wedding Floral Inspiration DC Wedding. A. Dominick Events. Sweet Root Village Floral

Cheers to many more years of love and laughter!

Classic and Traditional DC Wedding. Abby Grace Photography. A. Dominick Events

Photography: Abby Grace Photography Floral Design: Sweet Root Village

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Top Non-Hotel Venues in DC

August 30, 2019. Category: advice, DC Wedding Planner, DC Wedding Venue, uncategorized, venue, wedding planner

Are you newly engaged and looking for the best wedding venues in DC? Well look no more, if you are a hotels aren’t for me kind of person. These are our top 6 non-hotel venues in the District.

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

The “Mellon” as some reference it, is a beautiful and grand open space with large capacities, high ceilings and incredible architectural details which can be transformed into almost anything.

If you are looking for the best non-hotel venue in DC for your wedding and have a large guest count, this is a wonderful option to consider for your “big day” This particular venue can accommodate 200-600 guests. If you plan on having both your wedding ceremony and reception here, then they recommend that the space can accompany 200-400 guests. However, if you plan on only having your wedding reception here, then a guest count of 200-600 is fine.

Andrew W. Mellon Wedding. A. Dominick Events. Abby Jiu Photography
Photography: Abby Jiu Florist: Amaryllis Floral & Event Design

For more inspiration for Andrew W. Mellon weddings click here and here.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, located in Washington, D.C., is “the only major museum in the world solely dedicated” to celebrating women’s achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts. When guests arrive at the museum they are greeted by a luxurious marble reception area which is accented with three beautiful crystal chandeliers, which in themselves are showstoppers! Though the real gems are all of the works of art from NMWA’s collection that grace the walls where your guests will be mingling and dancing the night away!

Grande marble staircases which sweep upward to the spacious Mezzanine make for the perfect entrance for the bride as she descends into the Great Hall.

The Great Hall and the Mezzanine can each seat 250 guests, this elegant event space is ideal for dinner and dancing. If a party is 250 guests or less, both of these areas may be used at different times throughout the event. A ceremony may be held in the Great Hall and dinner can be served in the Mezzanine.

For more inspiration for National Museum of Women in the Arts weddings click here and here.

Meridian House

A historical landmark, the Meridian House is a classic, timeless, intimate venue which holds up to 150 guests. The gorgeous architecture both inside and outside and luscious gardens almost make you feel like you are at someone’s grand estate.

The gardens are the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony, and if for some reason you have inclement weather the ballroom inside is just a beautiful and intimate.

Meridian House Wedding. Outdoor Ceremony. A. Dominick Events. Abby Jiu Photography

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Dock 5

Located at Union Market, this unique space with flexible floor plans offers you an industrial blank-canvas for your special event. There’s more than 12,000 square feet of warehouse space and exceptionally high ceilings – a rare find in D.C! Dock 5 can accommodate up to 400 seated guests, which includes room for cocktails.

Decatur House

One of the oldest and most prestigious homes in Washington DC, the Decatur House has an undoubtedly magical atmosphere.

From an intimate gathering to a large celebration, the Decatur House has the abilities to transform your day into something spectacular. The Carriage House can accommodate 150 banquet style seating with dance floor. The bricked Courtyard is perfect for receptions and dinners, this space can be enjoyed tented or alfresco! 220 guests can be seated banquet style with dancing in the carriage house.

Decatur House Spring Wedding, Washington DC Wedding, A. Dominick Events. Jodi and Kurt Photography. Sweet Root Village
Photography: Jodi & Kurt Floral: Sweet Root Village

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Union Station

The Presidential Suite at Union Station embodies the historic grandeur of old D.C. If you are looking for a truly magnificent and historical DC experience, then the Presidential Suite at Union Station is perfect for your wedding. It has recently undergone an expansive renovation and is currently available as a private event space in D.C. This uniquely historic room can accommodate up to 300 for cocktail receptions, 160 for a seated dinner and 130 with a dance floor.

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Yacht club wedding on the the Delaware Shore, full of delight.

May 05, 2019. Category: anniversary, destination wedding, Destination Wedding Planner, uncategorized, Yacht Club Wedding

Happy First Anniversary Peyton and Chris!

This adorable couple were married in the bride’s home town of Lewes, Delaware.

Nautical Wedding on the Delaware Shore. A. Dominick Events. Patricia Lyons Photography

Their wedding was truly a family affair, full of personalized touches and classic blue and white decor.

Wedding Details

Guests received a personalized piece of sea glass as their place cards, a lovely keepsake and a nod to the couple’s nautical wedding.

Sea Glass Place Cards - Destination Wedding Planner

The couple knew that Lewes was the perfect spot for them to get married. When they started dating, they would escape DC to go to the bride’s parent’s house for long weekends and spend time at the beach and they wanted to share the charm of the Delaware shore with their family and friends.

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The bride kept family together by getting ready at her family home.

Bride Getting Ready - Destination Wedding - A. Dominick Events

The couple also had their first look on their the bride’s dock, with their wedding party cheering on from the porch of the house.

First Look - A. Dominick Events

The Lewes Delaware wedding reception continued to a tented dinner overlooking the water.

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Wishing you both a lifetime of love and laughter!

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Photography: Patricia Lyons Photography | Church: St Peter’s Episcopal Church | Venue: Lewes Yacht Club | Florist:  Floral InspirationsCinematography: Bowen Films | Paper:  Cheree Berry Paper | Bridal Gown: Vera Wang | Lighting: Frost Lighting | Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen  Tent: Coastal Tented Events | Cake: Quiet Elegance | Band: The Source Band | Hair & Makeup: Alison Harper and Company

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A Gorgeous Rustic Charleston Wedding at Cannon Green

April 21, 2019. Category: anniversary, destination wedding, uncategorized

Happy First Anniversary Ashley and Dave!

This stunning couple wanted to get married in a city that their friends and family would enjoy traveling to; Charleston was the perfect destination! With it’s gorgeous, warm, southern, and somewhat of a second home for the bride as her parents retired there in 2008.

They even made sure to give guests a list of their favorites places to see, eat, and shop so they could experience the best of what the city has to offer during their visit.

The bride wore a gorgeous bridal gown by Lela Rose

They wanted guests to see a more modern side of Charleston’s southern hospitality. They loved Cannon Green for its elegant simplicity.

They also knew that the “live wall” in the courtyard would be the perfect backdrop for the ceremony and cocktail hour (and look amazing in photos) and were drawn to the Trolley Room for its historic, industrial vibes. The two spaces complemented each other perfectly on the day.

Additionally, they picked Cannon Green for its incredible food! During cocktail hour, guests were treated to grilled peach and brie crostini, tuna tartare, lamb meatballs, crispy fried oysters, and fried chicken biscuits.

For dessert, they served guests full-size and miniature cupcakes from Sugar Bakeshop – a must if you ever visit Charleston! They loved how their signature vanilla cupcakes looked with their sugared blueberry toppers and their custom sign by Flourishing Penguin

One of their favorite details was incorporating Charleston palmetto roses into their place settings. They date back to the Civil War, when women gave men the roses to protect them from harm. Today, they are still considered symbols of true love. Many guests took theirs as keepsakes from the day.

For florals, their vision was classic flowers you see in rich, southern gardens. The bride’s bouquet had white peonies, white garden roses, Vendela roses, white anemone, olive branches, seeded eucalyptus, blue thistle, and dusty miller, and was wrapped in an ivory ribbon by Branch Design Studio

The round tables had centerpiece bouquets with similar flowers, and the gray wood rectangular tables had lush garlands made of several types of eucalyptus, succulents, blue thistle, dusty miller, accented by oyster shells and candles.

We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and many more travel adventures!

Vendors: Photographer: Sam Hurd, Ceremony/Reception Site: Cannon Green, Florist: Branch Design Studio, Stationery: Minted and Flourishing Penguin, Cake: Sugar Bakeshop, Hair & Makeup: Nadine Matarand Winston Thompson, Gown Designer: Lela Rose, Groom’s Clothing Designer: Ratio Clothing Customer Menswear, Band: Ben Fagan and The Charleston Groove Factory, Hotel/Bridal Suite: Zero George, Linens: La Tavola, Rentals: Event Haus, Vintage Car: Lowcountry Valet, Trolley for End-of-Night Transportation: Absolutely Charleston & Biscuits for Welcome Party Favor: Callie’s Charleston Biscuits.

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