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National Museum for Women in the Arts to Close for Two Years

national museum of women in the arts wedding reception gold and white
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The National Museum for Women in the Arts will close in September 2021 for two years for renovations. This museum is a very popular wedding venue. It is in a great location, it can accommodate 200+ guests and it is stunningly beautiful in a very DC way.

So, assuming you want to get married before Fall 2023, where should you get married instead?

If you have a venue budget of about $25,000, need all that elbow room, and like this grandeur, I recommend Union Station, Mellon Auditorium, National Building Museum, or just about any of the Smithsonian museums.

If you have 140 or fewer guests, I recommend Daughters of the American Revolution. Though you can add a tent and accommodate more people – I recommend your ceremony be off-site.

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In case you are open to a grand hotel, I recommend Hotel Monaco, The Fairmont, The Omni Shoreham, or The Willard.

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If you are looking for a large venue, but are OK with a space more modern or industrial than the National Museum for Women in the Arts, how about The Schulyer, Dock 5, or the Ronald Reagan Building.

Maybe you want something that is similarly dramatic and beautiful, but in Baltimore, I recommend the George C. Peabody Library.

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Yeah, it’s a bummer that the National Museum for Women in the Arts is going to close for two years. But there are some good alternatives out there to be your wedding venue. Send me an email if you want more ideas!

The venue search is one of my favorite parts of wedding planning. So, I write a lot of blog posts about venues. I write about big venues. About small venues. About venues with a view. And about ceremony-only venues. I hope that you find these posts helpful! Please reach out if you ever have any questions!

Photo credits from top to bottom: Eli Turner, Eli Turner, Kurstin Roe, Susie and Becky, and Lisa Boggs