There are many happy couples who are anticipating getting married this summer.  DC has many beautiful and picturesque wedding venues. If you are searching for the perfect place to get married in the city, here are seven awesome spots.

The Mayflower - 1127 Connecticut Ave NW

This iconic Washington DC hotel is just blocks from the most famous landmarks in DC. It's ideal for great DC wedding photos. The Mayflower has class and elegance; it also has gorgeous halls that can be the perfect backdrop for your wedding. [caption id="attachment_2583" align="aligncenter" width="736"]wedding The Mayflower[/caption]

The Mandarin Oriental - 1330 Maryland Ave SW

The Mandarin has gorgeous cherry blossoms on their grounds. Inside the hotel is memorable decor, making it an incredible spot to get married if you want cherry blossoms as your backdrop. wedding

Dumbarton House - 2715 Q Street NW

The Dumbarton House is a unique spot for a city wedding. It's a historic Federal home with numerous gardens for cocktail hours and receptions. There are also plenty of distinguished features that will create an awesome experience. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="2584,2585"]  

The Carnegie Library - 801 K St NW

The Carnegie Library offers amazing architecture and offers nine amazing rooms to choose from. Dedicated in 1903, this historic landmark will give your wedding simple elegance for an amazing event. [caption id="attachment_2586" align="aligncenter" width="825"]wedding The Carnegie Library[/caption]

The Hay-Adams - 800 16th St NW

The luxurious Hay-Adams Hotel is one of the classiest places in DC, plus it's located across the street from the White House. Doesn't get any more plush than that! The Hay-Adams also offers panoramic views of the city. This hotel has every fine detail you could want in a venue. [caption id="attachment_2588" align="aligncenter" width="620"]wedding The Hay Adams[/caption]

Decatur House - 748 Jackson Pl NW

The Decatur House is one of the oldest and most prestigious homes in DC. It's located in Lafayette Square and has an attractive garden and courtyard. The area can be tented or a wedding party can celebrate indoors. [caption id="attachment_2589" align="aligncenter" width="768"]wedding The Decatur House in Washington, DC[/caption]

Meridian House and White-Meyer House - 1630 Crescent Place NW

These two houses are the headquarters of the Meridian International Center.  The Louis VI style mansions have European gardens surrounding them that take up taking up an entire city block. The classic architecture and Andy dreamy decor make them an amazing wedding venue. [caption id="attachment_2590" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]wedding The Meridian House[/caption]
Here are other great DC wedding venues: Anderson House, Society of Cincinnati – Washington, DC Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC City Club at Franklin Square – Washington, DC Corcoran Gallery of Art – Washington, DC DAR, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution – Washington, DC Fairmont Hotel – Washington, DC Four Seasons Georgetown – Washington, DC Hotel Monaco – Washington, DC Iron Gate Restaurant – Washington, DC Long View Gallery – Washington, DC National Geographic Society – Washington, DC National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC Omni Shoreham Hotel – Washington, DC Park Hyatt – Washington, DC Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association – Washington, DC Quaker Friends Meeting House – Washington, DC Ritz-Carlton – Washington, DC Ronald Reagan Building – Washington, DC Sequoia Restaurant – Washington, DC Tabard Inn – Washington, DC University Club – Washington, DC W Hotel – Washington, DC Which wedding venue is your favorite? Have you or someone you know been married at one of these gorgeous venues? Let us know in the comments below!

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