Small Wedding Venues in the DC Area

Since I recently wrote about large wedding venues and wedding venues with a view around DC, I decided to round up all the delightful small wedding venues in the area. These would be ideal for 90 guests or less in my estimation, though certainly some of them can accommodate a bit more.

One thing I didn’t dive into too deeply are the number of restaurants out there that would offer a full buy out for your wedding reception. I did include a few in the DC list, but note that there are many more. Which means if you have a favorite local restaurant that you also think has the right vibe, ask them what a buy out would be. And make sure you ask about Fridays, Sundays and brunch services – this could be a considerably lower price!

Small Wedding Venues in Washington DC

Fathom Gallery

8th floor at Newseum

The Loft at 600F

Woodrow Wilson House

Tabard Inn

Iron Gate

President Lincoln’s Cottage

Sonoma – top floor

Josephine Butler Parks Center

wedding venue Josephine Butler Parks Center Washington DC

Photo by Douglas Pettway



Small Wedding Venues in Virginia

The Lorien – Alexandria

Morrison House – Alexandria

Athenaeum – Alexandria 

Carlyle House – Alexandria

Lee Fendall House – Alexandria

Middleburg Community Center – Middleburg

Red Fox Inn – Middleburg 

Cabel’s Mill – Fairfax 

Hendry House – Arlington


Small Wedding Venues in Maryland

Lodge at Little Seneca – Boyds

Strathmore Mansion – Kensington

Kentlands Mansion – Gaithersburg

Corradetti  Gallery – Baltimore 

Woodlawn Manor – Olney

Rockwood Manor – Potomac

I know I am a little light on the Maryland options – so please tell me your suggestions for any small wedding venues!