5 More Types of Wedding Venues to Consider for your Wedding in DC, Maryland and Virginia

A closer look at different types of wedding venues in our area





The great thing about the Washington Metropolitan area is the vast amounts of Wedding venues available.


Museum Venues


So the great thing about DC is the plentiful abundance of lovely museums. There is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Blind Whino SW Arts Club, and the National Museum of Natural History, to name a few.


Pro: You can get as creative as you want when picking a theme for your wedding when you wed in a Museum. Imagine a “Fly Me to the Moon” Theme for a wedding planned at the Virginia Air and Space Center!


Con: Museums, more so than Art Galleries, have valuables to protect. This definitely translates into cost.


Park Venues


There are so many local National, State, and County Parks in every part of this region. Fort Washington National park is one of my favorites because there are so many great places to wed. A simple Google search will lead you to tons of resources on local parks.


Pro: Parks often only require a permit for a minimal fee.



Con: There is no privacy as they do not shut down the entire park for events. And there are not many amenities, and there is usually no Inclement Weather plan.


Skyline View Venues


Thanks to the many unique architectural structures in this area, Skyline Venues provide a good option. Top of the town has been a great location for weddings for many years because of their view. Lots of venues now include picturesque views in their bookings.


Pro: The View itself becomes the main element of excitement for your venue's look and feel.


Con: These venues are harder to come by and book up faster than others.


Historic Venues


With this area's history comes many Vintage Mansions and Venues that provide a perfect site for your wedding.


Pro: These historic venues can provide charm and elegance instead of the simple styling of a ballroom or banquet hall.


Con: These venues are like catnip for brides and often have a long waiting list or book for years in advance.



Water Venues

Ever sail the Potomac in a Wedding Gown? Well, you can do just that by booking an event on a local Cruise Line.


Pro: It will be a unique wedding experience unlike any ordinary land-bound venue can provide.


Con: We hope no one gets seasick!


So Where should you Wed…


There are Pros and Cons to consider with any venue. It really goes back to deciding what you want the overall feel to be at your wedding. Do you want something Magical or Modern? Classic or Quirky? The rest will fall in line when you know who you are as a couple and what you want most on your wedding day. Thank you for Reading!



Entyse Lyfe is here to guide you in deciding what ceremony is right for you as a couple during these funky times. There are so many options and so many details to sort out. Our goal is to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. Please register for an online Wedding Workshop with us to learn more.

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