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Hotel Monaco Washington D.C.

Washington , DC
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700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004 US (map)

PHONE

202-628-7177

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Wedding Venue & Planning at the Hotel Monaco DC

Your wedding day is your important day. At the Hotel Monaco, not only do we have the right staff and amenities to plan your... Read more
Wedding Venue & Planning at the Hotel Monaco DC

Your wedding day is your important day. At the Hotel Monaco, not only do we have the right staff and amenities to plan your wedding, but we have also got the perfect location in downtown Washington DC to host your wedding ceremony and party.

Centered in Penn Quarter/Chinatown just blocks from the National Mall, the landmark Hotel Monaco offers you the chance to host an extraordinary wedding reception in downtown Washington DC, in a luxury hotel that blends historic architecture with contemporary style. Our historic Paris Ballroom, created and stylized in the 1860's as the original home of the US Postmaster General's Library, features over 3000 square feet of space, natural lighting through both full length windows as well as a historically adorned overhead canopy skylight, built in bookcases and a very residential feel. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1842
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
210
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
183
Number of suites
40
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
20000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
159
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1842
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
183
Number of suites
40
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
20000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
159
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just got married at the Hotel Monaco in Washington DC. WOW is all I can say. From the beginning, working with Buddee was so great. He has been working with the hotel for a long time and knows the ins and outs. Anything I contacted Buddee about, he would respond promptly and was always calm and in control. When it came to the day of, the place came alive. The entire staff seemed so excited about the wedding and Buddee orchestrated it flawlessly. I don't think my wedding would have been half of what it was at another venue - this was definitely a dream come true. If you are looking for a downtown feel for your wedding with a venue rich in DC history - this is the place for you!
My husband and I just got married at the Hotel Monaco in Washington DC. WOW is all I can say. From the beginning, working Read more...
My husband and I just got married at the Hotel Monaco in Washington DC. WOW is all I can say. From the beginning, working with Buddee was so great. He has been working with the hotel for a long time and knows the ins and outs. Anything I contacted Buddee about, he would respond promptly and was always calm and in control. When it came to the day of, the place came alive. The entire staff seemed so excited about the wedding and Buddee orchestrated it flawlessly. I don't think my wedding would have been half of what it was at another venue - this was definitely a dream come true. If you are looking for a downtown feel for your wedding with a venue rich in DC history - this is the place for you! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Hotel Monaco and everything was exceptional! The service the entire year leading up to the wedding was first rate, and we were able to have the wedding exactly as we wanted it. Buddee Clinton (the Monaco's coordinator we worked with) was attentive and very helpful. One of those people who really knows what he's doing. He was there every step of the way, provided good advice on every aspect of the reception. In addition, he and Eric (his day of manager) worked with all of our vendors to make the whole thing process effortless. We had a dream wedding and Buddee's hard work really helped make the difference. The reception venue itself is beautiful, and if you're wondering about the service I can tell you it's just as good.
We had our wedding reception at the Hotel Monaco and everything was exceptional! The service the entire year leading up to Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Hotel Monaco and everything was exceptional! The service the entire year leading up to the wedding was first rate, and we were able to have the wedding exactly as we wanted it. Buddee Clinton (the Monaco's coordinator we worked with) was attentive and very helpful. One of those people who really knows what he's doing. He was there every step of the way, provided good advice on every aspect of the reception. In addition, he and Eric (his day of manager) worked with all of our vendors to make the whole thing process effortless. We had a dream wedding and Buddee's hard work really helped make the difference. The reception venue itself is beautiful, and if you're wondering about the service I can tell you it's just as good. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently had our ceremony and reception at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC. The service provided by all the staff was amazing-Buddee Clinton, their Director of Catering and Events, kept us right on schedule for the day and made sure all of our last minute change requests were taken care of--including adding meals for the a seated dinner less than 2 hours before the reception. The catering staff were very attentive to all of our guests and the food...guests are still raving about it!
The venue is spectacular-lots of natural light, and very romantic. Since the Hotel Monaco is a historical landmark, it fits right in with creating a unique Washington experience for your guests and the location is central to so many DC sites. Our guests, those who stayed in the hotel, and those who just came for the wedding, raved about how beautiful it was.
As a bride, the hotel suite (gorgeous) was perfect for having a hair and makeup team come to the room and to host family and friends throughout the day.
We could not have been happier with our entire wedding experience at the Hotel Monaco, Washington, DC.
We recently had our ceremony and reception at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC. The service provided by all the staff Read more...
We recently had our ceremony and reception at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC. The service provided by all the staff was amazing-Buddee Clinton, their Director of Catering and Events, kept us right on schedule for the day and made sure all of our last minute change requests were taken care of--including adding meals for the a seated dinner less than 2 hours before the reception. The catering staff were very attentive to all of our guests and the food...guests are still raving about it!
The venue is spectacular-lots of natural light, and very romantic. Since the Hotel Monaco is a historical landmark, it fits right in with creating a unique Washington experience for your guests and the location is central to so many DC sites. Our guests, those who stayed in the hotel, and those who just came for the wedding, raved about how beautiful it was.
As a bride, the hotel suite (gorgeous) was perfect for having a hair and makeup team come to the room and to host family and friends throughout the day.
We could not have been happier with our entire wedding experience at the Hotel Monaco, Washington, DC. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding and reception at the Hotel Monaco in DC. The entire experience, from signing the contract to the actual event, was handled exceptionally well. Buddee Clinton is by far one of the most competent, experienced, and all around knowledgable wedding and event professionals you will meet. Compared to other hotel venues in DC, we thought that the Monaco was actually a better value. The space is absolutely beautiful and we loved that it is a somewhat "quirky" boutique hotel. All of our guests loved their stay and are still talking about how beautiful it was. But back to Buddee, I really can't emphasize enough how helpful he was. You really don't need a wedding planner if you have Buddee. His other vendor recommendations were all fantastic. I would absolutely recommend the Monaco with 100% confidence.
I recently had my wedding and reception at the Hotel Monaco in DC. The entire experience, from signing the contract to the Read more...
I recently had my wedding and reception at the Hotel Monaco in DC. The entire experience, from signing the contract to the actual event, was handled exceptionally well. Buddee Clinton is by far one of the most competent, experienced, and all around knowledgable wedding and event professionals you will meet. Compared to other hotel venues in DC, we thought that the Monaco was actually a better value. The space is absolutely beautiful and we loved that it is a somewhat "quirky" boutique hotel. All of our guests loved their stay and are still talking about how beautiful it was. But back to Buddee, I really can't emphasize enough how helpful he was. You really don't need a wedding planner if you have Buddee. His other vendor recommendations were all fantastic. I would absolutely recommend the Monaco with 100% confidence. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Simply put, the Hotel Monaco made our wedding day perfect. It isn't inexpensive, but we found it to be worth every penny. The Hotel is practically one-stop wedding shopping for some of the hardest aspects of the event to coordinate - a gorgeous and historical venue that can host your ceremony, cocktail hour (cocktails at a set fee rather than by-the-glass), and reception, DELICIOUS food (our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed their meals...and we hosted several picky eaters), and perhaps best of all, our Hotel coordinator Buddee Clinton. We liked him from the very beginning - he is calm, professional, extremely responsive (I sent him a LOT of e-mails, and he got back to me on every one of them), and he has helped coordinate tons of weddings before so he knows exactly how to help you plan the evening and ensure all goes smoothly. We found many of our wonderful vendors through his recommendation. Our wedding night went off without a hitch, and Buddee and staff were there the entire time to help make sure everything went according to plan. We loved the staff as well - all of them (waiters, bartender, Betty, Buddee's assistant) were all smiles, genuinely happy for us and a delight to have working with us. We would recommend this venue to anyone. THANK YOU, Hotel Monaco!!!
Simply put, the Hotel Monaco made our wedding day perfect. It isn't inexpensive, but we found it to be worth every penny. Read more...
Simply put, the Hotel Monaco made our wedding day perfect. It isn't inexpensive, but we found it to be worth every penny. The Hotel is practically one-stop wedding shopping for some of the hardest aspects of the event to coordinate - a gorgeous and historical venue that can host your ceremony, cocktail hour (cocktails at a set fee rather than by-the-glass), and reception, DELICIOUS food (our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed their meals...and we hosted several picky eaters), and perhaps best of all, our Hotel coordinator Buddee Clinton. We liked him from the very beginning - he is calm, professional, extremely responsive (I sent him a LOT of e-mails, and he got back to me on every one of them), and he has helped coordinate tons of weddings before so he knows exactly how to help you plan the evening and ensure all goes smoothly. We found many of our wonderful vendors through his recommendation. Our wedding night went off without a hitch, and Buddee and staff were there the entire time to help make sure everything went according to plan. We loved the staff as well - all of them (waiters, bartender, Betty, Buddee's assistant) were all smiles, genuinely happy for us and a delight to have working with us. We would recommend this venue to anyone. THANK YOU, Hotel Monaco!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Amelia
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Hotel Monaco in downtown DC as a wedding venue. We had an amazing experience and couldn't have been happier with our well our day went. Buddee, the hotel's wedding planner, was extremely responsive to all our e-mails and requests. The hotel staff was very professional and welcoming. I was blown away with how beautiful the Paris Ballroom looked when it was all set up. We gave a whole bunch of little details to Buddee to set up and everything was executed to perfection. Doesn't hurt that the venue its self is stunning to begin with. The only issue we had (and it was minor) was that a lot of guest had issues setting up a reservation using the room block, something that wasn't the DC venue's fault, but I think Kimpton as a company overall. Anytime we had booking issues though, Buddee made sure it was taken care of!
I highly recommend Hotel Monaco in downtown DC as a wedding venue. We had an amazing experience and couldn't have been Read more...
I highly recommend Hotel Monaco in downtown DC as a wedding venue. We had an amazing experience and couldn't have been happier with our well our day went. Buddee, the hotel's wedding planner, was extremely responsive to all our e-mails and requests. The hotel staff was very professional and welcoming. I was blown away with how beautiful the Paris Ballroom looked when it was all set up. We gave a whole bunch of little details to Buddee to set up and everything was executed to perfection. Doesn't hurt that the venue its self is stunning to begin with. The only issue we had (and it was minor) was that a lot of guest had issues setting up a reservation using the room block, something that wasn't the DC venue's fault, but I think Kimpton as a company overall. Anytime we had booking issues though, Buddee made sure it was taken care of! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Monaco is an absolutely beautiful hotel and a unique historic venue with wonderful service. I am so happy we had our wedding there. We have received many comments about how nice everything was and how much fun family and friends had. Buddee at the Monaco put a lot of time into helping plan and execute our wedding; it was greatly appreciated. Also he was very responsive to our questions and very patient with my brother with special needs, to figure out the best way he could fit into the ceremony and reception and be the most comfortable.
The Monaco is an absolutely beautiful hotel and a unique historic venue with wonderful service. I am so happy we had our Read more...
The Monaco is an absolutely beautiful hotel and a unique historic venue with wonderful service. I am so happy we had our wedding there. We have received many comments about how nice everything was and how much fun family and friends had. Buddee at the Monaco put a lot of time into helping plan and execute our wedding; it was greatly appreciated. Also he was very responsive to our questions and very patient with my brother with special needs, to figure out the best way he could fit into the ceremony and reception and be the most comfortable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I are extremely satisfied with Hotel Monaco. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and our guests loved the space as well. The location of the hotel is perfect especially for all of our out-of-town guests. The service from the front desk to the valet was very attentive and made us feel important and special. In addition, Buddee Clinton was a pleasure to work with over the past year. He was very responsive via email and if a problem occurred he was sure to correct it right away. We had a cookie table which is a family tradition and Buddee/staff set up the cookie arrangement perfectly. I know it definitely took extra time away from setup but no one complained:) The only interesting thing about HM was how to make a hotel reservation. The guests could only call a certain 1-800 number and not the hotel itself or online. We had a little bit of trouble with this. My only wish for future brides/grooms is that they make all reservation avenues available to guests. However, that was our only hiccup.

All and all, the service, food and hotel were fantastic. The wedding reception was just perfect!
My fiancé and I are extremely satisfied with Hotel Monaco. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and our guests loved the Read more...
My fiancé and I are extremely satisfied with Hotel Monaco. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and our guests loved the space as well. The location of the hotel is perfect especially for all of our out-of-town guests. The service from the front desk to the valet was very attentive and made us feel important and special. In addition, Buddee Clinton was a pleasure to work with over the past year. He was very responsive via email and if a problem occurred he was sure to correct it right away. We had a cookie table which is a family tradition and Buddee/staff set up the cookie arrangement perfectly. I know it definitely took extra time away from setup but no one complained:) The only interesting thing about HM was how to make a hotel reservation. The guests could only call a certain 1-800 number and not the hotel itself or online. We had a little bit of trouble with this. My only wish for future brides/grooms is that they make all reservation avenues available to guests. However, that was our only hiccup.

All and all, the service, food and hotel were fantastic. The wedding reception was just perfect! Read less
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Aryan
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous site for ceremony and reception! The Catering Manager, Buddee Clinton, is an absolute gem and the staff is extremely attentive, professional and customer service oriented. The food is a delight (not to mention Poste prides itself in using sustainable/organic products) and the bridal suite is absolutely gorgeous! There's something to be said about a boutique hotel, which really prides itself on its identity, culture, and attention to detail. It was a dream come true!
Gorgeous site for ceremony and reception! The Catering Manager, Buddee Clinton, is an absolute gem and the staff is Read more...
Gorgeous site for ceremony and reception! The Catering Manager, Buddee Clinton, is an absolute gem and the staff is extremely attentive, professional and customer service oriented. The food is a delight (not to mention Poste prides itself in using sustainable/organic products) and the bridal suite is absolutely gorgeous! There's something to be said about a boutique hotel, which really prides itself on its identity, culture, and attention to detail. It was a dream come true! Read less
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Marc C
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Buddee Clinton and company at the Hotel Monaco are wonderful at what they do! They were so easy and pleasant to work with throughout the planning process and made everything so easy for us running up to the reception and especially on the big day. They don't know the word "no" and did everything we asked of them. Our guests were incredibly happy with the food and service. Everything moved smoothly at the reception - the food was brought out quickly, plates and glasses were cleared promptly and the ensured all gifts and accouterments were promptly brought to our room. They did a great job making our event memorable for all!
Buddee Clinton and company at the Hotel Monaco are wonderful at what they do! They were so easy and pleasant to work with Read more...
Buddee Clinton and company at the Hotel Monaco are wonderful at what they do! They were so easy and pleasant to work with throughout the planning process and made everything so easy for us running up to the reception and especially on the big day. They don't know the word "no" and did everything we asked of them. Our guests were incredibly happy with the food and service. Everything moved smoothly at the reception - the food was brought out quickly, plates and glasses were cleared promptly and the ensured all gifts and accouterments were promptly brought to our room. They did a great job making our event memorable for all! Read less
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