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DAR Memorial Continental Hall

Washington , DC
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1776 D St NW
Washington, DC 20006 US (map)

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202-879-3253

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Imagine dancing your wedding night away with your family and friends on a portico with intricately detailed columns... Read more
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Imagine dancing your wedding night away with your family and friends on a portico with intricately detailed columns and a breathtaking view of the Washington Monument. Imagine hosting a wedding where your guests arrive using a grand circular driveway and enter through a lavish marbled foyer.

Situated between the White House and the WashingtonMonument across from the Ellipse, the DAR National Headquarters is an historic landmark with unique character and versatility. DAR Memorial Continental Hall and DAR Constitution Hall are both on the National Register of Historic Places and reflect the opulence of the beaux-arts architectural style.

All the grandeur you expect for your wedding is available at this ideal venue in the heart of our nation’s capital. DAR National Headquarters provides the perfect Washington venue for your special day.

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Rates:

O’Byrne Gallery $600 per hour

Library $600 per hour

Portico $250 per hour

Banquet Hall $600 per hour

Security Deposit $1,000-$1,500



Additional charges for catering time, security and maintenance.



All prices are calculated by hour and half hour. A four hour event is roughly $7,000.00 for the rental amount.

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Capacity Description:

O’Byrne Gallery 140 seated, 200 standing reception

Library 130 seated, 200 standing reception

Banquet Hall 100 seated, 180 standing reception

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Catering

Catering is available from a list of caterers.



Parking

Some street parking available.



Transportation

Metro Station: Farragut West (Blue and Orange Lines),

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HUGH
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue for our wedding. Elegance meets class, meets beautiful memories!!! Mrs Blankenship was easy to work with and made it easy for us to plan our DIY wedding. Our guests were amazed at the beauty and enchantment of the building and we had tons of room for getting ready. We used the portico and obynre for our reception and dancing and the fornt pation for our ceremony. Awesome venue!!! Definitely recommended!!!
Beautiful venue for our wedding. Elegance meets class, meets beautiful memories!!! Mrs Blankenship was easy to work with Read more...
Beautiful venue for our wedding. Elegance meets class, meets beautiful memories!!! Mrs Blankenship was easy to work with and made it easy for us to plan our DIY wedding. Our guests were amazed at the beauty and enchantment of the building and we had tons of room for getting ready. We used the portico and obynre for our reception and dancing and the fornt pation for our ceremony. Awesome venue!!! Definitely recommended!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on the portico and O'Byrne Gallery and it was gorgeous. We also used the portico balcony for the first look that had great views of the Washington Monument. The staff at DAR were very friendly and accommodating.
We had our wedding on the portico and O'Byrne Gallery and it was gorgeous. We also used the portico balcony for the first Read more...
We had our wedding on the portico and O'Byrne Gallery and it was gorgeous. We also used the portico balcony for the first look that had great views of the Washington Monument. The staff at DAR were very friendly and accommodating. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
DAR is a spectacular venue for any event. We held a wedding the evening of rain and thunderstorms and the team worked so effortlessly with our caterer (Main Event) to achieve the perfect evening. Susan was consistently responsive and flexible to our needs. Strongly recommend this venue!
DAR is a spectacular venue for any event. We held a wedding the evening of rain and thunderstorms and the team worked so Read more...
DAR is a spectacular venue for any event. We held a wedding the evening of rain and thunderstorms and the team worked so effortlessly with our caterer (Main Event) to achieve the perfect evening. Susan was consistently responsive and flexible to our needs. Strongly recommend this venue! Read less
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Brad
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
We used DAR Continental Hall for our wedding reception on 08/2015, and couldn't recommend it more! We worked with Susan Blankenship, and Susan made the entire process painless. Susan provided a list of vendor's that were familiar with the layout at DAR, but was also open to us selecting alternative vendors. Moreover, Susan went above and beyond on numerous occasions to help make our reception painless and amazing.

The venue itself is stunning, especially the patio with the views of the Washington Monument. Our guests loved the blend of history and intimacy that DAR provided, and the space accommodated our 100 guests comfortably.

We'd recommend DAR and Susan to anyone who wants a beautiful reception in the heart of DC!
We used DAR Continental Hall for our wedding reception on 08/2015, and couldn't recommend it more! We worked with Susan Read more...
We used DAR Continental Hall for our wedding reception on 08/2015, and couldn't recommend it more! We worked with Susan Blankenship, and Susan made the entire process painless. Susan provided a list of vendor's that were familiar with the layout at DAR, but was also open to us selecting alternative vendors. Moreover, Susan went above and beyond on numerous occasions to help make our reception painless and amazing.

The venue itself is stunning, especially the patio with the views of the Washington Monument. Our guests loved the blend of history and intimacy that DAR provided, and the space accommodated our 100 guests comfortably.

We'd recommend DAR and Susan to anyone who wants a beautiful reception in the heart of DC! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
DAR is an absolutely beautiful wedding venue. We held both our ceremony and reception at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. The ceremony was outside on the Portico area, with a cocktail hour in the Library, followed by dinner in the O'Byrne Gallery and then back out to the Portico for dancing. DAR is located right on 17th Street and overlooks the National Mall. There is a fantastic view of the Washington Monument in the background. It is a classic venue for a DC wedding. The entire building is beautiful. And, the event staff at DAR are professional, responsive, friendly, and accommodating. Everything went flawlessly. If you're looking for a unique, beautiful, and historic venue then you should visit DAR.
DAR is an absolutely beautiful wedding venue. We held both our ceremony and reception at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Read more...
DAR is an absolutely beautiful wedding venue. We held both our ceremony and reception at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. The ceremony was outside on the Portico area, with a cocktail hour in the Library, followed by dinner in the O'Byrne Gallery and then back out to the Portico for dancing. DAR is located right on 17th Street and overlooks the National Mall. There is a fantastic view of the Washington Monument in the background. It is a classic venue for a DC wedding. The entire building is beautiful. And, the event staff at DAR are professional, responsive, friendly, and accommodating. Everything went flawlessly. If you're looking for a unique, beautiful, and historic venue then you should visit DAR. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on the Portico and had our reception in the O'Byrne Gallery with dancing on the Portico and it was perfect. The building has stunning architecture which is very photogenic, the O'Bryne Gallery is gorgeous and the location is great. The event coordinator Peggy, who gave us suggestions on vendors and was very helpful throughout the process, retired just before our wedding, so I was worried something would go wrong. But the woman who helped us in her absence, Paula, was wonderful also. Everything went smoothly on the wedding day and our guests seemed to really enjoy the venue.

A couple notes about the location: the Washington Monument is visible from the Portico and makes a great backdrop for photos. We had our guests stay at the Willard, which is a short walk (or cab ride) away, and the walk between the hotel and the venue took guests right past the White House, so it was all very "DC." One thing I did not anticipate about getting married in the middle of DC though is that there is a lot going on right outside the venue which you can't control. For instance, a raucous concert started in the park nearby just before our outdoor ceremony and drowned out our harp music and readings at a few points during the ceremony. All we could really do was laugh about it! And, when we took photos on the front steps before the wedding, lots of tourists stopped to take photos of us. No big deal, but something to keep in mind.

Also note that because of the marble on the Portico, you cannot serve red wine or other red drinks (you can have red wine served with dinner in the Gallery but there is an extra fee).

Overall, it was the perfect venue for us and we have no regrets.
My husband and I got married on the Portico and had our reception in the O'Byrne Gallery with dancing on the Portico and Read more...
My husband and I got married on the Portico and had our reception in the O'Byrne Gallery with dancing on the Portico and it was perfect. The building has stunning architecture which is very photogenic, the O'Bryne Gallery is gorgeous and the location is great. The event coordinator Peggy, who gave us suggestions on vendors and was very helpful throughout the process, retired just before our wedding, so I was worried something would go wrong. But the woman who helped us in her absence, Paula, was wonderful also. Everything went smoothly on the wedding day and our guests seemed to really enjoy the venue.

A couple notes about the location: the Washington Monument is visible from the Portico and makes a great backdrop for photos. We had our guests stay at the Willard, which is a short walk (or cab ride) away, and the walk between the hotel and the venue took guests right past the White House, so it was all very "DC." One thing I did not anticipate about getting married in the middle of DC though is that there is a lot going on right outside the venue which you can't control. For instance, a raucous concert started in the park nearby just before our outdoor ceremony and drowned out our harp music and readings at a few points during the ceremony. All we could really do was laugh about it! And, when we took photos on the front steps before the wedding, lots of tourists stopped to take photos of us. No big deal, but something to keep in mind.

Also note that because of the marble on the Portico, you cannot serve red wine or other red drinks (you can have red wine served with dinner in the Gallery but there is an extra fee).

Overall, it was the perfect venue for us and we have no regrets. Read less
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Ariel
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.5/5.0
This is one of the most beautiful venues in DC. I loved that we could get married and dance out on the portico. The setting is just wonderful and gives your affair an elegance that I had not expected. Peggy at DAR is helpful and great to work with. Like others have said the venue does not provide tables and chairs etc. and is not exactly flexible with its parking arrangements. The venue also has strict arrival times and although we arrived when we were allowed to be there the building manager interfered with our photos because the set up was going on. We were aware of the set up and were safely out of the way and wanted a few photos that took advantage of the venue's beauty and natural light. Despite this annoyance, we had a wonderful time and the venue was just perfect for us.
This is one of the most beautiful venues in DC. I loved that we could get married and dance out on the portico. The Read more...
This is one of the most beautiful venues in DC. I loved that we could get married and dance out on the portico. The setting is just wonderful and gives your affair an elegance that I had not expected. Peggy at DAR is helpful and great to work with. Like others have said the venue does not provide tables and chairs etc. and is not exactly flexible with its parking arrangements. The venue also has strict arrival times and although we arrived when we were allowed to be there the building manager interfered with our photos because the set up was going on. We were aware of the set up and were safely out of the way and wanted a few photos that took advantage of the venue's beauty and natural light. Despite this annoyance, we had a wonderful time and the venue was just perfect for us. Read less
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Nerisa
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the DAR recently and it was amazing. Peggy Martz is the venue coordinator and she was excellent. We are based overseas and she was flexible and worked with us when we were in town to visit the venue and make plans with vendors. She has great recommendations and contacts in the DC area and is more than happy to help out any bride who is having trouble finding the right vendors. She is very astute and caught on to a family member who was upset at our no-children policy and informed us of the situation so that we could manage the situation. Her kindness and professionalism is great and I highly recommend this venue to any bride who wants a formal and totally DC wedding.
I had my wedding at the DAR recently and it was amazing. Peggy Martz is the venue coordinator and she was excellent. We Read more...
I had my wedding at the DAR recently and it was amazing. Peggy Martz is the venue coordinator and she was excellent. We are based overseas and she was flexible and worked with us when we were in town to visit the venue and make plans with vendors. She has great recommendations and contacts in the DC area and is more than happy to help out any bride who is having trouble finding the right vendors. She is very astute and caught on to a family member who was upset at our no-children policy and informed us of the situation so that we could manage the situation. Her kindness and professionalism is great and I highly recommend this venue to any bride who wants a formal and totally DC wedding. Read less
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Mia
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Peggy and Paula at the DAR were outstanding. The venue was beautiful, and they helped execute our rain plan perfectly. We used the portico and the OByrne Gallery and set up our photo booth in the Pennsylvania foyer and they all were beautiful spaces. You have a gorgeous view of the Washington Monument and that's pricelesss. They definitely earned 5/5 stars - one thing to note, though, is that there's no restrooms on the first floor so guests have to walk (or elevator) to the 2nd floor to use the ladies/men's rooms... Just something to note, but it doesn't take away from the beautiful backdrop and gorgeous interior!
Peggy and Paula at the DAR were outstanding. The venue was beautiful, and they helped execute our rain plan perfectly. We Read more...
Peggy and Paula at the DAR were outstanding. The venue was beautiful, and they helped execute our rain plan perfectly. We used the portico and the OByrne Gallery and set up our photo booth in the Pennsylvania foyer and they all were beautiful spaces. You have a gorgeous view of the Washington Monument and that's pricelesss. They definitely earned 5/5 stars - one thing to note, though, is that there's no restrooms on the first floor so guests have to walk (or elevator) to the 2nd floor to use the ladies/men's rooms... Just something to note, but it doesn't take away from the beautiful backdrop and gorgeous interior! Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
To have my wedding reception at DAR was a "pinch me" moment. Our cocktail reception was held in the O'Byrne Gallery with dinner in the National Library and it couldn't have been more splendid. Our guests kept raving about the location and said that DAR "set the bar for DC wedding receptions" -- We couldn't agree more! Peggy was a joy to work with. She and her staff were so helpful and attentive during the entire planning process. We loved having our reception at such an iconic location and would recommend it to any bride and groom!
To have my wedding reception at DAR was a "pinch me" moment. Our cocktail reception was held in the O'Byrne Gallery with Read more...
To have my wedding reception at DAR was a "pinch me" moment. Our cocktail reception was held in the O'Byrne Gallery with dinner in the National Library and it couldn't have been more splendid. Our guests kept raving about the location and said that DAR "set the bar for DC wedding receptions" -- We couldn't agree more! Peggy was a joy to work with. She and her staff were so helpful and attentive during the entire planning process. We loved having our reception at such an iconic location and would recommend it to any bride and groom! Read less
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