A marriage in our Washington DC wedding spaces

Our Customizable Wedding Packages

We have available dates on our calendar for Fall 2020 and for 2021. Contact us today!

These sample and fully customizable wedding packages demonstrate how you might use our wedding spaces. Whether you are looking for space for only your ceremony, only your reception — or both — we will work with you to design the package that best meets your needs. We look forward to welcoming you to our venue for a tour of our wedding spaces and gardens located in the heart of the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC.

Microweddings / Elopement Packages

Information coming soon!

Ceremony Only Packages

Ceremony (up to 40 people)

  • Three hours at venue on day of wedding (including setup and cleanup)
  • Choice of Quaker House Living Room or upper portion of west gardens for ceremony (garden may be tented for an additional cost)
  • Use of Library / Parlor and Terrace Room as prep or waiting spaces
  • One hour rehearsal the week before the wedding (during regular business hours and subject to calendar availability)
  • No catering or reception

Cost: $1,500

Daytime (10am-1pm) special: $1,200

Optional Additional Costs

  • Existing furniture in Quaker House Living Room may be removed by couple for an additional $200.
  • Couple may add an additional hour for a small reception in the same space (catering allowed but not included) and/or photos for $250. Beer, wine, and/or champagne only may be served with a DC alcohol license.

Ceremony (up to 300 people)

  • Three hours at venue on the day of wedding (including setup and cleanup)
  • Choice of Meeting Room or lower portion of west gardens for ceremony (garden may be tented for an additional cost)
  • Use of Library / Parlor and Terrace Room as prep or waiting spaces
  • One hour rehearsal the week before the wedding (during regular business hours and subject to calendar availability)
  • No catering or reception

Cost: $2,000 

Daytime (10am-1pm) special: $1,600

Optional Additional Costs

  • Couple may add an additional hour for a small reception (catering allowed but not included) and/or photos for $500. Beer, wine, and/or champagne only may be served with a DC alcohol license. No food or drink allowed in the Meeting Room.

Reception Only Packages

Reception (up to 40 people)

Couple may separately contract with FMW’s preferred caterers and other vendors for the event. With a DC alcohol license, the reception may include beer, wine, and/or champagne only (no liquors or spirits).

Cost: $2,000

Daytime (9am-3pm) special: $1,500

Reception (up to 96 people)

  • Six hours at venue on the day of your wedding (including setup and cleanup)

Cost: $3,000
Daytime (9am-3pm) special: $2,500

Couple may separately contract with FMW’s preferred caterers and other vendors for the event. With a DC alcohol license, the reception may include beer, wine, and/or champagne only (no liquors or spirits).

Reception (up to 200 people)

Two options are available. Each offers up to six hours at venue on the day of your wedding (including setup and cleanup).

Cost: $3,500
Daytime (9am-3pm) special: $3,000


  • Assembly Room and both lower and upper portion of the west gardens. Gardens may be tented for an additional cost. Seats 200+.

Cost: $4,000
Daytime (9am-3pm) special: $3,500


Couple may separately contract with FMW’s preferred caterers and other vendors for the event. With a DC alcohol license, the reception may include beer, wine, and/or champagne only (no liquors or spirits).

Ceremony and Reception Packages

Washington DC Wedding Spaces - Quaker House Living RoomFull of ambiance, the Quaker House Living Room is intimate and romantic with seating for up to 40 guests. As the former living room of this historic stately townhome, this space features lofted ceilings and a hearth which create a lovely backdrop for weddings. The surrounding spaces–the nearby Bridge Room and the upper portion of the west gardens–complement your celebration. Caterers may prep and serve from the adjacent kitchenette and sitting room with buffet and bar in the Bridge Room or on the garden terrace.

Includes up to eight hours at the venue on the day of your wedding plus a two hour rehearsal the week before.

Capacity: The Quaker House Living Room will seat up to 40 guests.

Cost: $2,500

 

Photo credit: Marsh Kove Media

A couple in our wedding spaces at our Washington DC wedding venueReserve exclusive use of all public wedding spaces in the historic Meeting House with this package, including the east gardens and the lower portion of the west gardens.

Your marriage ceremony takes place in the elegantly simple Meeting Room. The Terrace Room and Library / Parlor are perfectly located for the couple to relax and dress before the ceremony. The couple and their guests may enter the Meeting Room from the garden terrace or from the interior corridor.

Your guests may enjoy a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception on the east garden terrace outside the Meeting Room following the ceremony while the couple is being photographed.

After formal photography, join your guests in the Assembly Room on the ground floor for either a formal seated dinner or a partially seated reception that can include live music, a DJ, and dancing. Expand the space with more tables in the lower portion of the west gardens–and you may rent a tent to guard against rain.

The North Room will offer a bit of quiet and a place to catch one’s breath. The Decatur Place Room is a perfect place for child care or for caterers and musicians to prep and take breaks.

Includes up to eight hours at the venue on the day of your wedding plus a two hour rehearsal the week before.

Capacities: The Meeting Room will seat up to 300. Set up for dining only, the Assembly Room seats 96. Approximately the same number may also be seated in the gardens for a total seated crowd of approximately 200.

Cost: $5,500

A garden wedding in our wedding venue spacesWith this package, reserve exclusive use of all public spaces and gardens within our historic venue in Washington DC. The Meeting House may be used as described on this page. With the addition of the Quaker House spaces, including the upper portion of the west gardens, the newly married couple may enjoy a more relaxed time between the ceremony and joining guests for the reception. Or you may use the Quaker House spaces for drinks and appetizers at a standing reception before dinner. Lead guests down the garden stairs to dinner and dancing below.

Includes up to eight hours at the venue on the day of your wedding plus a two hour rehearsal the week before.

Capacities: The Meeting Room will seat up to 300. Set up for dining only, the Assembly Room seats 96. Approximately the same number may also be seated in the gardens for a total seated crowd of approximately 200. The Quaker House Living Room and Bridge Room with the gardens combined can accommodate a standing reception of at least 100.

Cost: $6,500

The following are included when you book one of our wedding packages:

  • Use of our historic wedding spaces in Washington DC as described above
  • At least one member of our staff present through the entire duration of your wedding
  • The support of our Event and Rental Manager to answer questions in advance of your wedding
  • Standard tables (5′ rounds and 6′ rectangular longs) and banquet chairs
  • WIFI Internet access
  • Audiovisual equipment as needed (if reserved in advance):
    • Speakers
    • Microphones
    • Projector / Screen
    • Flatscreen television

 Wedding Package Exclusions:

  • Room setup, decorating, break down, and clean up (may be available at an additional cost)
  • A wedding officiant and the services of a wedding planner, day-of coordinator, photographer, DJ, or other vendors (the couple may refer to our preferred vendors list or select those professionals of their choice)
  • Catering, food, alcohol, or beverages of any kind as well as bartenders, servers, or other staff to prepare and serve catering (the couple is asked to select a caterer from our preferred vendors list)
  • Flowers, room decorations, table linens and place settings (including plates, cutlery, cups, napkins, etc.)
  • Rental of other types of furniture not currently owned by the venue
  • Tenting of the gardens (tent may be rented if desired)
  • DC alcohol license (required if you are serving alcohol; may be available through your caterer)

Rates for weddings where alcohol is served include a contribution made by FMW to neighborhood organizations working to counter the sometimes harmful impacts of alcohol on our society.

Alcohol is not provided by FMW and only beer, wine, and champagne are allowed (with prior approval and in accordance with FMW’s alcohol policies).

“My husband and I were thrilled to be married at the Friends Meeting of Washington. We appreciated everything about FMW’s approach to weddings. They were always available for us to discuss logistics and having music in the ceremony was not a problem. We were able to combine two different faith traditions for a lovely ceremony. We took many wedding party and family photos in the beautiful garden. The excellent people at FMW were the calmest of anyone we dealt with when planning our wedding, which was very much appreciated!” ~ Anonymous