chic black and white Decatur House DC Spring Wedding tented checkerboard floor

Chic Black & White Decatur House Wedding

As much as you’ll hear about color all over this website, I do love a black-and-white wedding. And when it is a chic Spring wedding at a fave wedding venue, Decatur House, what could be better?

Getting Ready and Portraits

After a quick first look at the hotel, M&J went to the Lincoln Memorial for some classic DC wedding photos! I love the bridesmaids in a shorter length dress – making a black gown perfect for Spring.

Decatur House Wedding Ceremony

A black and white Spring wedding at Decatur House with a checkerboard dance floor? Yes, please! We arranged the Decatur Hosue Courtyard ceremony so that the dance floor placement doubled as the ceremony aisle. And how about that lush green moon arch backdrop? You know you’re going to see that again!

Black and White Spring Wedding Reception

This chic Spring Decatur House wedding had some enjoyable details! Notice how the head table has a statement linen on it. I love this concept so much. The black, white, and gold escort cards doubled as coaster favors for the guests to take home. And if you also have a slew of bridesmaids, make a plan to repurpose their bouquets into your wedding reception decor.

One of the cool things about Decatur House is that it is on the larger size for DC venues, so you have flexibility with how you use the space if you aren’t maxing out your guest list. Often times you’ll see that weddings set up the dance floor inside the Carriage House. But with a DJ and a smaller guest list, you can also dance inside the tent (and under the stars!)

Decatur House DC wedding - real floor plan

Want more? We have more Spring Decatur House wedding inspo for you! We work at Decatur House a lot and we love it there.

Venue: Decatur House // Photography: Snowdrop // Florals: LeRoy French // Cateirng: Spilled Milk // Tent: Sugarplum // Alcohol: Ace Beverage // Cake: Buttercream // Martin’s Limo // Beauty: Bridal Artistry // DJ: Mike Blaufeld