There’s been a surplus of DC wedding venues lately, and as a wedding planner it’s an exciting time! Especially because I live for modern, industrial vibe wedding venues! No shade towards all of our lovely barn wedding couples but this city girl has a special place in her heart for clean lines, lack of bug bites I obtain in a day’s work, and last but not least air conditioning (insert emoji praise hands)! I’ve had the utmost pleasure of being invited to and touring three of DC’s newest wedding venues on the market, so as a good wedding planner I thought you should get the inside scoop on these three gems and all they have to offer before the rest of the DMV does! You’re very welcome 🙂
From the co-owners that brought you the magnificent Long View Gallery, Ajax is located in the heart of Mt. Vernon Triangle. This industrial chic venue offers 5,000 square feet of open space and endless possibilities for wedding, corporate, and social clients looking to create one-of-kind event experiences. One of the biggest questions Long View Gallery would receive, was if they could remove the art work from the walls for their weddings. However since Long View is essentially an Art Gallery, this just isn’t something they could do. From there Ajax was born! Their crisp white walls free of art work are free for the client to do with them as they please. Perfect for couples looking for dc wedding venues with a larger guest count!
Formerly the Doubletree Hotel, the Darcy is DC’s newest boutique hotel fully renovated and located right in Thomas Circle, with over 5,400 sq ft. of private event space. The hotel boasts 226 Luxurious Guest Rooms, including 37 beautiful Suites and a Presidential Suite. Guests’ stays include haberdashery services available for men, a complimentary daily cocktail tasting featuring green hat gin, cocktail butler service, complimentary bike usage, etc. All of their catering is handled directly by Siren by RW (apart of the restaurant group that brings you Marcel’s and Brasserie Beck), giving their guests restaurant quality food and service while enjoying the exclusivity of a private event space.
Anyone remember the old Living Social building across the street from Co Co. Sala? Living Social no more, the owners of the Loft at 600 F have now taken over this space and are actively redesigning it, bringing you The National Union Building! At the heart of Penn Quarter, this DC wedding venue is equipped with a lot of the original features of the building including light fixtures, wood flooring, and brick walls, adding it to our list as another great expansive industrial building DC proper lacked in the past. The best part about the National Union Building is that each floor (6 of them!) range in pricing so there’s a floor for every couple’s needs.