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Navy Yard’s waterfront District Winery is a stunning spot to tie the knot.
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These D.C. Restaurants Transform Into Stylish Wedding Venues

14 places to eat and party properly

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Navy Yard’s waterfront District Winery is a stunning spot to tie the knot.
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Fall brings the final surge of wedding season, which means thousands of couples across the D.C. region are preparing to say “I do.”

While there’s no shortage of event spaces here, restaurants can be a great option for nuptials because couples don’t have to compromise on the quality of food or drinks.

The following venues on this list score points for superior menu offerings, soaring views, and stylish decor. From cobblestone garden patios to a warehouse distillery in Ivy City, these restaurants and bars outshine the rest.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hook Hall

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3400 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 629-4339
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Park View’s newest beer garden doubles as a 12,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor private event space with cabanas, shuffleboard, and corn hole games. This is the venue for a warehouse-style wedding with an extra-large seating capacity and low event minimums. Usually bar tabs range from $4,000 to $8,000, depending on wedding size.

The interior at Hook Hall
Hook Hall boasts a soaring industrial-chic interior.
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2. Roofers Union

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2446 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-7663
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Roofers Union in Adams Morgan offers three levels of fun for a wedding. Start on the ground floor for a drinks reception for up to 50. The second floor dining room, big enough for 85 guests, can play host to the main event. Up high on the roof, up to 70 patrons can enjoy sweeping views of 18th Street NW.

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Roofers Union’s sun-drenched dining area.
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3. Seven Reasons

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2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 417-8563
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Need a reason to book a wedding at Seven Reasons? In addition to the critically acclaimed food from Venezuelan-born chef Enrique Limardo, there’s an incredible indoor-outdoor aesthetic between two floors. The space, including its cozy and secluded second floor patio, can accommodate 115 seats or 140 people for a reception-style wedding. Event minimums for food and drink range between $15,000 to $22,000.

The bar at Seven Reasons.
The jungle-themed bar at Seven Reasons.
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4. City Winery

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1350 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 250-2531
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This Ivy City venue is a winery, restaurant, and music space all in one, which makes it a versatile spot to tie the knot. There are six private rooms and four semi-private rooms available, plus a rooftop bar featuring an arched patio blanketed with vines.

The rooftop patio at City Winery
Flowers perch on wine barrels at City Winery’s rooftop patio.
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5. One Eight Distilling

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1135 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 636-6638
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This distillery, tasting room, and bar offers multiple private event spaces with extremely low minimums, ranging from $800 to $2,000 depending on the day booked. The main tasting room can host 100 seated or 150 standing. But there’s also a hidden second floor space that can fit an extra 130 seats, and the whiskey production space can accommodate 150 standing.

One Eight Exterior
One Eight Distilling’s facade.
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6. Big Bear Cafe

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1700 1st St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 643-9222
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Big Bear Cafe is fit for intimate weddings. The guest count ranges from 55 to 100, depending on whether the party is held indoors or outdoors on its romantic cobblestone patio. The menu is seasonal, and much of the produce comes from the patio garden, which also makes for the perfect wedding backdrop.

The exterior at Big Bear
The vine-adorned patio at Big Bear.
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7. Iron Gate Restaurant

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1734 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 524-5202
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Executive chef Anthony Chittum can prepare a three-course, family-style seated meal in the garden for 50 or a cocktail reception for 75. The dining room, once horse stables for a general in the Civil War, seats 48. The entire restaurant holds 100 seated and 120 standing. The menu is made up of Greek and Italian dishes but can be customized to include small plates and vegetarian options.

The brick patio at Iron Gate
Historic details are aplenty at Iron Gate.
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8. Plume

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 448-2300
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If money is no object, consider booking this Michelin-starred restaurant inside The Jefferson Hotel. The colonial revival space requires a $22,500 food and beverage minimum, with the option to do a cocktail reception at Quill, the hotel’s lobby bar.

The interior at Plume
Plume’s elaborate dining room.
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9. Reverie

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3201 Cherry Hill Ln
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 808-2952
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With an open kitchen and a peaceful backyard patio tucked at the end of a cobblestone walkway, chef Johnny Spero’s New American-style restaurant makes for an excellent Georgetown wedding destination. The space can accommodate upwards of 100 people, and the food and beverage minimum, which can include the restaurant’s destination cheeseburger, is $10,000.

A look inside Reverie’s kitchen.
A modern open kitchen is the focal point at Reverie.
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10. Maketto

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1351 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 838-9972
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Maketto offers all the hip vibes one would expect from stylish chef Erik Bruner-Yang and his team. Where else serves its guests Taiwanese fried chicken? The indoor space and outdoor plant-filled courtyard can easily accommodate modest or medium-sized weddings.

A look inside Maketto
Maketto’s revamped rooftop draws inspiration from a faraway vacation.
Maketto/official photo

11. Zaytinya

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701 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-0800
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José Andrés’s Zaytinya has several event spaces, but it can hold more than 200 people if the whole restaurant is rented out. The menu offers family-style plates of Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese dishes.

Zaytinya’s facade
Zaytinya is a Penn Quarter staple.
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12. The Source by Wolfgang Puck

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575 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565
(202) 637-6100
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The Source can hold 125 diners in the main dining room, 175 for a reception, or 225 for the entire restaurant. The banquet menu leans toward modern Chinese-American fare, including the option to host a dumpling bar.

Interior at The Source
The Source’s sleek dining area.
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13. Officina

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1120 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 747-5222
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On the Wharf, Nicholas Stefanelli’s classic Italian trattoria offers rooftop views overlooking the Potomac River. The terrace is modeled after a restaurant and cafe in Rome, and it can hold up to 60 guests for a cocktail reception. Meanwhile, a full restaurant buyout is possible for an extra-large wedding (combined, the three stories can host 500 people). Large-scale buyouts range from $20,000 to $25,000.

The outdoor patio at Officina
The airy rooftop patio at Officina.
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14. District Winery, Ana at District Winery

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385 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 484-9210
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Couples who hate organizing the details and love drinking wine can choose from one of District Winery’s set packages, which come with a dedicated events manager. This is also the spot where President Barack Obama officiated a wedding for two of his former staffers.

A wedding at District Winery
District Winery offers waterfront views and modern vibes.
District Winery/official photo

1. Hook Hall

3400 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
The interior at Hook Hall
Hook Hall boasts a soaring industrial-chic interior.
Hook Hall/official photo

Park View’s newest beer garden doubles as a 12,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor private event space with cabanas, shuffleboard, and corn hole games. This is the venue for a warehouse-style wedding with an extra-large seating capacity and low event minimums. Usually bar tabs range from $4,000 to $8,000, depending on wedding size.

3400 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010

2. Roofers Union

2446 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Roofers Union
Roofers Union’s sun-drenched dining area.
Roofers Union/official photo

Roofers Union in Adams Morgan offers three levels of fun for a wedding. Start on the ground floor for a drinks reception for up to 50. The second floor dining room, big enough for 85 guests, can play host to the main event. Up high on the roof, up to 70 patrons can enjoy sweeping views of 18th Street NW.

2446 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Seven Reasons

2208 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The bar at Seven Reasons.
The jungle-themed bar at Seven Reasons.
Seven Reasons/official photo

Need a reason to book a wedding at Seven Reasons? In addition to the critically acclaimed food from Venezuelan-born chef Enrique Limardo, there’s an incredible indoor-outdoor aesthetic between two floors. The space, including its cozy and secluded second floor patio, can accommodate 115 seats or 140 people for a reception-style wedding. Event minimums for food and drink range between $15,000 to $22,000.

2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. City Winery

1350 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002
The rooftop patio at City Winery
Flowers perch on wine barrels at City Winery’s rooftop patio.
City Winery/official photo

This Ivy City venue is a winery, restaurant, and music space all in one, which makes it a versatile spot to tie the knot. There are six private rooms and four semi-private rooms available, plus a rooftop bar featuring an arched patio blanketed with vines.

1350 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002

5. One Eight Distilling

1135 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002
One Eight Exterior
One Eight Distilling’s facade.
One Eight/official photo

This distillery, tasting room, and bar offers multiple private event spaces with extremely low minimums, ranging from $800 to $2,000 depending on the day booked. The main tasting room can host 100 seated or 150 standing. But there’s also a hidden second floor space that can fit an extra 130 seats, and the whiskey production space can accommodate 150 standing.

1135 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Big Bear Cafe

1700 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001
The exterior at Big Bear
The vine-adorned patio at Big Bear.
Big Bear Cafe/official photo

Big Bear Cafe is fit for intimate weddings. The guest count ranges from 55 to 100, depending on whether the party is held indoors or outdoors on its romantic cobblestone patio. The menu is seasonal, and much of the produce comes from the patio garden, which also makes for the perfect wedding backdrop.

1700 1st St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7. Iron Gate Restaurant

1734 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036
The brick patio at Iron Gate
Historic details are aplenty at Iron Gate.
Iron Gate/official photo

Executive chef Anthony Chittum can prepare a three-course, family-style seated meal in the garden for 50 or a cocktail reception for 75. The dining room, once horse stables for a general in the Civil War, seats 48. The entire restaurant holds 100 seated and 120 standing. The menu is made up of Greek and Italian dishes but can be customized to include small plates and vegetarian options.

1734 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036

8. Plume

1200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
The interior at Plume
Plume’s elaborate dining room.
Plume/official photo

If money is no object, consider booking this Michelin-starred restaurant inside The Jefferson Hotel. The colonial revival space requires a $22,500 food and beverage minimum, with the option to do a cocktail reception at Quill, the hotel’s lobby bar.

1200 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

9. Reverie

3201 Cherry Hill Ln, Washington, DC 20007
A look inside Reverie’s kitchen.
A modern open kitchen is the focal point at Reverie.
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

With an open kitchen and a peaceful backyard patio tucked at the end of a cobblestone walkway, chef Johnny Spero’s New American-style restaurant makes for an excellent Georgetown wedding destination. The space can accommodate upwards of 100 people, and the food and beverage minimum, which can include the restaurant’s destination cheeseburger, is $10,000.

3201 Cherry Hill Ln
Washington, DC 20007

10. Maketto

1351 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
A look inside Maketto
Maketto’s revamped rooftop draws inspiration from a faraway vacation.
Maketto/official photo

Maketto offers all the hip vibes one would expect from stylish chef Erik Bruner-Yang and his team. Where else serves its guests Taiwanese fried chicken? The indoor space and outdoor plant-filled courtyard can easily accommodate modest or medium-sized weddings.

1351 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

11. Zaytinya

701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Zaytinya’s facade
Zaytinya is a Penn Quarter staple.
Zaytinya/official photo

José Andrés’s Zaytinya has several event spaces, but it can hold more than 200 people if the whole restaurant is rented out. The menu offers family-style plates of Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese dishes.

701 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

12. The Source by Wolfgang Puck

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565
Interior at The Source
The Source’s sleek dining area.
The Source by Wolfgang Puck/official photo

The Source can hold 125 diners in the main dining room, 175 for a reception, or 225 for the entire restaurant. The banquet menu leans toward modern Chinese-American fare, including the option to host a dumpling bar.

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565

13. Officina

1120 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
The outdoor patio at Officina
The airy rooftop patio at Officina.
Officina/official photo

On the Wharf, Nicholas Stefanelli’s classic Italian trattoria offers rooftop views overlooking the Potomac River. The terrace is modeled after a restaurant and cafe in Rome, and it can hold up to 60 guests for a cocktail reception. Meanwhile, a full restaurant buyout is possible for an extra-large wedding (combined, the three stories can host 500 people). Large-scale buyouts range from $20,000 to $25,000.

1120 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

14. District Winery, Ana at District Winery

385 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003
A wedding at District Winery
District Winery offers waterfront views and modern vibes.
District Winery/official photo

Couples who hate organizing the details and love drinking wine can choose from one of District Winery’s set packages, which come with a dedicated events manager. This is also the spot where President Barack Obama officiated a wedding for two of his former staffers.

385 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003

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