Weddings that Reflect History—And You

The Monroe House has been host to memorable weddings and important Washington social events of all kinds for more than 200 years. (Newly elected President James Monroe welcomed guests to his inaugural reception held in the second-floor parlors.) The house’s beauty, history, and tradition make it one of the city’s most unique locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions, a warmly inviting mansion full of character. And it’s also a venue that offers couples many ways to reflect their own distinctive personal styles and outlooks on their special day.

The historic and elegant surroundings include a sweeping front-hall staircase, well-appointed reception rooms, and art-filled galleries, as well as a garden and patio for the perfect outdoor setting. Executive Chef Ken Kievit will collaborate with you to craft the perfect menu that matches your tastes and budget. We’re happy to work with your wedding planner, and can also provide recommendations for vendors of many kinds. Behind the scenes, our experienced staff stands ready to make sure that every detail is perfect—and that your wedding day is one that makes history.

Weddings + Events

  • In-house event coordinator
  • In-house catering
  • Complimentary event equipment
  • Complimentary white linen
  • Competitive, inclusive pricing
  • Experienced and dedicated staff


  • Ideal for 40 to 200 guests
  • Outdoor ceremony and meal for up to 200
  • Interior ceremony and meal for up to 120
  • Seated and buffet meal options
  • 4-hour minimum on Saturday or Sunday


The Arts Club is a unique wedding venue, offering the perfect combination of historic charm, a tradition of hospitality that extends more than 200 years, and a variety of beautiful settings where your important day can unfold.


Located on the main floor of the house, the Monroe Parlor and Dining Room comfortably seats 60 guests. Together, the traditionally decorated rooms combined make an excellent choice for a reception or intimate dinner.


This is the ideal place for art lovers to share their vows. Filled with natural light from floor-to-ceiling bay windows, the Monroe Gallery features a stage and a large open exhibition space filled with art, and can easily accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding ceremony and up to 70 for a seated meal.


These well-appointed formal rooms, one of which overlooks Pennsylvania Avenue, provide a memorable backdrop for cocktail receptions.


These elegant exhibition rooms can transform into a bridal dressing suite with ample space, privacy, and lots of natural light.


The private walled garden combines elegant hardscaping with vibrant flowers and lush foliage. The slate-and-brick patio can accommodate a ceremony and a seated meal for up to 200 guests. A custom-sized tent may be added for your event.


A professional Event Coordinator will help you plan all the details of your event.


Artistically inclined couples will find this venue a unique way to pay homage to their creative side. 


The Arts Club will provide all the catering services for your event.


List of recommended vendors for your event.


202-331-7282 ext. 120 Yann Henrotte, General Manager

Our Reviews

4.0 Reviewed On 30/06/2017 Allison

We LOVED our wedding at the Arts Club! It was the perfect space for our simple, elegant, intimate wedding. I cannot say enough good things about the staff, they are beyond professional, helpful, and courteous. They always made sure me and my new husband had food to eat and

5.0 Reviewed On 30/06/2017 Melissa S

So many great things to say about the Arts Club. It's great because they have a chef onsite, so no need to bring in outside catering. Chris Glenn (GM) and team were so great to work with and did just an excellent job with the entire event. I couldn't have been happier with how

4.0 Reviewed On 30/06/2017 Phillip

DO NOT BOOK ANOTHER DC VENUE WITHOUT VISITING THE ARTS FIRST!! DC wedding venues are overpriced. The Arts club will provide the ultimate DC venue at one fourth the cost! Every guest commented on how fabulous our venue was! Located in the heart of Washington

5.0 Reviewed On 29/06/2017 Hohn N

This site was wonderful for our event. We were so glad when we found it and how great their pricing structure was. We really liked that the caterer was in-house. The staff on the day were great and treated our guests well.

4.0 Reviewed On 29/06/2017 Anna K

The Arts Club of Washington has to be one of the best, hidden gems in DC! The venue is just perfect for any special event, particularly a wedding because they will do EVERYTHING! The price is extremely reasonable and includes renting the entire house, as well as food and drinks.

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