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Hotel Monaco Washington D.C.

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

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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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
120
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Farm, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
210
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Event Planning
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK

REVIEWS

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Erin
Wedding:
3/18/2017
5.0/5.0
We planned our wedding in under 3 months, and with the help of Buddee at Hotel Monaco it was a truly seamless event and joy to plan. Our guests RAVED about the food - some of the best food they had at a wedding. Buddee helped us set up our reception so the night flowed and the tone was set early that we were there to celebrate - I have NEVER seen my friends and family dance like they did that night. It was truly exceptional. The venue speaks for itself in our photos and in the whole experience.
We planned our wedding in under 3 months, and with the help of Buddee at Hotel Monaco it was a truly seamless event and Read more...
We planned our wedding in under 3 months, and with the help of Buddee at Hotel Monaco it was a truly seamless event and joy to plan. Our guests RAVED about the food - some of the best food they had at a wedding. Buddee helped us set up our reception so the night flowed and the tone was set early that we were there to celebrate - I have NEVER seen my friends and family dance like they did that night. It was truly exceptional. The venue speaks for itself in our photos and in the whole experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Cathy
Wedding:
12/3/2016
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled to be able to hold our wedding and reception at the Hotel Monaco. The hotel is unique and gorgeous, the food is absolutely delicious and the service is amazing. We had 153 guests and everyone was commenting about how they never wanted for food or drink and how smoothly everything progressed. Our wedding felt and looked like a fairy tale. And our photos were gorgeous! The hotel provides an array of fabulous wedding photo opportunities. We also had time for a quick photo shoot (just for me and my husband) at the National Portrait Gallery, across the street. Lastly, I cannot say enough good things about Buddee Clinton and his team. They were such a pleasure to work with. After the wedding, many of us went downstairs to Dirty Habit and continued the festivities. We informally met up again the next morning for a delicious breakfast.
We were thrilled to be able to hold our wedding and reception at the Hotel Monaco. The hotel is unique and gorgeous, the Read more...
We were thrilled to be able to hold our wedding and reception at the Hotel Monaco. The hotel is unique and gorgeous, the food is absolutely delicious and the service is amazing. We had 153 guests and everyone was commenting about how they never wanted for food or drink and how smoothly everything progressed. Our wedding felt and looked like a fairy tale. And our photos were gorgeous! The hotel provides an array of fabulous wedding photo opportunities. We also had time for a quick photo shoot (just for me and my husband) at the National Portrait Gallery, across the street. Lastly, I cannot say enough good things about Buddee Clinton and his team. They were such a pleasure to work with. After the wedding, many of us went downstairs to Dirty Habit and continued the festivities. We informally met up again the next morning for a delicious breakfast. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Courtney
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
The Hotel Monaco was an amazing venue to host our wedding. The quality of service from all the staff was wonderful. Buddee Clinton was easy to work with and great when bouncing ideas off of. He definitely has the experience to lead you in the right direction. The food at the reception was delicious and all of our guests commented on how wonderful it was. The service of the catering team was seamless. The hotel rooms are beautiful!! The location of the hotel is perfect as well. Most of the attractions of DC are in walking distance. As many of our guests said, and we agree, Hotel Monaco is First Class all the way!!!
The Hotel Monaco was an amazing venue to host our wedding. The quality of service from all the staff was wonderful. Buddee Read more...
The Hotel Monaco was an amazing venue to host our wedding. The quality of service from all the staff was wonderful. Buddee Clinton was easy to work with and great when bouncing ideas off of. He definitely has the experience to lead you in the right direction. The food at the reception was delicious and all of our guests commented on how wonderful it was. The service of the catering team was seamless. The hotel rooms are beautiful!! The location of the hotel is perfect as well. Most of the attractions of DC are in walking distance. As many of our guests said, and we agree, Hotel Monaco is First Class all the way!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married at the Hotel Monaco and Washington, DC (October 2016) and had the best experience ever! So many of our guests commented that it was the most elegant and best wedding they have ever been to! We worked with Buddee Clinton at the Hotel for about 10-11 months before our wedding and he was always very helpful and responsive to my questions and emails and calls! We used the Paris Ballroom for both the ceremony and reception and it was just lovely. We used the Athens Ballroom for the cocktail hour. The food is absolutely fantastic. Our dinner started with a garden salad and goat cheese tart and we did a choice of the honey and herb roasted chicken or the grilled salmon. And we did both the pomegranate mousse and chocolate dome as the desserts among the guests. The dinner and dessert is so filling and delicious! We still had a wedding cake, but you do not need a massive cake at this venue since dessert does come with dinner! We had two bar stands which was great because no one was ever waiting for a drink and there was wine service with dinner! I would recommend this Hotel for anyone looking to get married in Washington, DC. The rooms have just been recently redone and the bridal suite was big enough for all of the girls to get ready in. We also used the new restaurant Dirty Habit for after-reception drinks in the outdoor courtyard area which was beautiful on a nice Fall night. All of our guests were very impressed with the hotel and we loved the fact that there were no other weddings at the hotel that night. The hotel is exclusive to your wedding in the fact that there cannot be another wedding happening in the hotel on the same night as yours. We can't wait to get back for our anniversary or just to have dinner at the restaurant! A perfect choice for the ceremony and reception!
My husband and I recently got married at the Hotel Monaco and Washington, DC (October 2016) and had the best experience Read more...
My husband and I recently got married at the Hotel Monaco and Washington, DC (October 2016) and had the best experience ever! So many of our guests commented that it was the most elegant and best wedding they have ever been to! We worked with Buddee Clinton at the Hotel for about 10-11 months before our wedding and he was always very helpful and responsive to my questions and emails and calls! We used the Paris Ballroom for both the ceremony and reception and it was just lovely. We used the Athens Ballroom for the cocktail hour. The food is absolutely fantastic. Our dinner started with a garden salad and goat cheese tart and we did a choice of the honey and herb roasted chicken or the grilled salmon. And we did both the pomegranate mousse and chocolate dome as the desserts among the guests. The dinner and dessert is so filling and delicious! We still had a wedding cake, but you do not need a massive cake at this venue since dessert does come with dinner! We had two bar stands which was great because no one was ever waiting for a drink and there was wine service with dinner! I would recommend this Hotel for anyone looking to get married in Washington, DC. The rooms have just been recently redone and the bridal suite was big enough for all of the girls to get ready in. We also used the new restaurant Dirty Habit for after-reception drinks in the outdoor courtyard area which was beautiful on a nice Fall night. All of our guests were very impressed with the hotel and we loved the fact that there were no other weddings at the hotel that night. The hotel is exclusive to your wedding in the fact that there cannot be another wedding happening in the hotel on the same night as yours. We can't wait to get back for our anniversary or just to have dinner at the restaurant! A perfect choice for the ceremony and reception! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Hotel Monaco this past weekend and it was perfect. The hotel is beautiful and all the hallways and the grand staircases were great places for our photographs. The main ballroom was also beautiful and perfect for our wedding of 125 guests. We got many compliments on our ceremony in a semi-circle. We also got a ton of compliments on the food. The ease of having everything in one location was great. Finally, Buddee Clinton, the event coordinator, could not have been more helpful in planning. I was not very stressed about planning at all, partly because it was clear Buddee would make sure everything ran smoothly, which he did! The only minor issue was that some guests told us they had a difficult time booking a room through the block. Overall, I could not recommend Hotel Monaco more highly!
We had our wedding at Hotel Monaco this past weekend and it was perfect. The hotel is beautiful and all the hallways and Read more...
We had our wedding at Hotel Monaco this past weekend and it was perfect. The hotel is beautiful and all the hallways and the grand staircases were great places for our photographs. The main ballroom was also beautiful and perfect for our wedding of 125 guests. We got many compliments on our ceremony in a semi-circle. We also got a ton of compliments on the food. The ease of having everything in one location was great. Finally, Buddee Clinton, the event coordinator, could not have been more helpful in planning. I was not very stressed about planning at all, partly because it was clear Buddee would make sure everything ran smoothly, which he did! The only minor issue was that some guests told us they had a difficult time booking a room through the block. Overall, I could not recommend Hotel Monaco more highly! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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maria
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
The Hotel Monaco was the perfect choice for our wedding - highly recommend! We live in DC but our family and friends live all over the country (and across the pond in some cases) so we wanted to pick a venue in the heart of DC to make a super fun weekend for our guests. The Monaco was perfection! All of our guests were constantly complimenting everything about the hotel - from the rooms to the service to the location.

We did both our ceremony and reception in the Paris Ballroom. The Monaco team did a flawless job making every part of the night beautiful - and flipped the room amazingly fast! When it came time for the reception, the room was totally transformed. It was incredible. (Cocktail hour was in the Athens Ballroom - also very nice.) We ended up having about 155 guests, which was perfect for the ballroom size. We had a very dancey crowd so we went with the largest dance floor, which was necessary. Our DJ did uplighting on the columns, which looked great. We used Helen Olivia for flowers - highly recommend them as well.

All of Buddee's recommendations were spot on - from vendor ideas to day of execution details. Trust Buddee, he knows best! He was very patient with all my questions and requests and made sure everything went off without a hitch. Eric is the head of catering and could not be more kind, polite or great at his job. He oversaw our wedding until the end of the night and made sure every detail was executed flawlessly.

The food was really great - significantly superior to any hotel wedding food I've ever had elsewhere. Lots of positive feedback from guests on the food. We substituted a cheese display instead of doing dessert since we were doing a wedding cake, which worked out great. Bars and bartenders worked out perfectly - Buddee was accommodating at making adjustments to the beverage options to suit our tastes. We added an extra bartender, which I highly recommend - no issues with long bar lines throughout the night.
The Hotel Monaco was the perfect choice for our wedding - highly recommend! We live in DC but our family and friends live Read more...
The Hotel Monaco was the perfect choice for our wedding - highly recommend! We live in DC but our family and friends live all over the country (and across the pond in some cases) so we wanted to pick a venue in the heart of DC to make a super fun weekend for our guests. The Monaco was perfection! All of our guests were constantly complimenting everything about the hotel - from the rooms to the service to the location.

We did both our ceremony and reception in the Paris Ballroom. The Monaco team did a flawless job making every part of the night beautiful - and flipped the room amazingly fast! When it came time for the reception, the room was totally transformed. It was incredible. (Cocktail hour was in the Athens Ballroom - also very nice.) We ended up having about 155 guests, which was perfect for the ballroom size. We had a very dancey crowd so we went with the largest dance floor, which was necessary. Our DJ did uplighting on the columns, which looked great. We used Helen Olivia for flowers - highly recommend them as well.

All of Buddee's recommendations were spot on - from vendor ideas to day of execution details. Trust Buddee, he knows best! He was very patient with all my questions and requests and made sure everything went off without a hitch. Eric is the head of catering and could not be more kind, polite or great at his job. He oversaw our wedding until the end of the night and made sure every detail was executed flawlessly.

The food was really great - significantly superior to any hotel wedding food I've ever had elsewhere. Lots of positive feedback from guests on the food. We substituted a cheese display instead of doing dessert since we were doing a wedding cake, which worked out great. Bars and bartenders worked out perfectly - Buddee was accommodating at making adjustments to the beverage options to suit our tastes. We added an extra bartender, which I highly recommend - no issues with long bar lines throughout the night. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were incredibly pleased with the Hotel Monaco! Buddee really knows what he’s doing and has amazing taste. He and Eric were exceptionally helpful, well organized, and wonderful to work with. We did not feel a need for a wedding or day-of planner, as Buddee provided us what we needed and was on top of everything, including the day of.

We and our guests loved the Hotel Monaco--the unique, unconventional hotel experience we had hoped for. Location, and front desk and other service, were great, the lobby and rooms are beautiful and recently redecorated, and bridal suite is great. Guests can even borrow yoga mats and bikes, and partake in free wine at 5 PM every day in the lobby.

The event rooms are beautiful. We didn’t spend extra for chairs or tablecloths, and the standard ones looked stylish and chairs were comfortable. Although it could fit more, the room worked perfectly for our 143 guests, and probably would have been fine up to 170 or so, even with a large band. Many guests danced most of the time, which was great and packed the dance floor, but it made for a fun, awesome vibe.

The room didn’t need much, but the classy, artistic flowers from Yellow Door were perfect. Baltimore’s Premier Event Solutions really transformed the already gorgeous room with 8 LED uplights and a dance floor light for less than half as much as the $2,000 minimum at other lighting vendors.

The 7-piece band (Bachelor Boys) including sax and horn was not too loud for our parents or older guests, though that would depend on the band’s sensitivity to this issue and their equipment.

The food service was amazingly well coordinated and fast, delicious, interesting, and beautifully plated. Passed hors d’oeuvres at the cocktail reception were also good. We also opted for 2 cheese displays and 2 veggie displays (total cost $870) at the cocktail reception, which our guests seemed to appreciate.

I am trying to think of anything to criticize, but amazingly I really can’t!!!
We were incredibly pleased with the Hotel Monaco! Buddee really knows what he’s doing and has amazing taste. He and Eric Read more...
We were incredibly pleased with the Hotel Monaco! Buddee really knows what he’s doing and has amazing taste. He and Eric were exceptionally helpful, well organized, and wonderful to work with. We did not feel a need for a wedding or day-of planner, as Buddee provided us what we needed and was on top of everything, including the day of.

We and our guests loved the Hotel Monaco--the unique, unconventional hotel experience we had hoped for. Location, and front desk and other service, were great, the lobby and rooms are beautiful and recently redecorated, and bridal suite is great. Guests can even borrow yoga mats and bikes, and partake in free wine at 5 PM every day in the lobby.

The event rooms are beautiful. We didn’t spend extra for chairs or tablecloths, and the standard ones looked stylish and chairs were comfortable. Although it could fit more, the room worked perfectly for our 143 guests, and probably would have been fine up to 170 or so, even with a large band. Many guests danced most of the time, which was great and packed the dance floor, but it made for a fun, awesome vibe.

The room didn’t need much, but the classy, artistic flowers from Yellow Door were perfect. Baltimore’s Premier Event Solutions really transformed the already gorgeous room with 8 LED uplights and a dance floor light for less than half as much as the $2,000 minimum at other lighting vendors.

The 7-piece band (Bachelor Boys) including sax and horn was not too loud for our parents or older guests, though that would depend on the band’s sensitivity to this issue and their equipment.

The food service was amazingly well coordinated and fast, delicious, interesting, and beautifully plated. Passed hors d’oeuvres at the cocktail reception were also good. We also opted for 2 cheese displays and 2 veggie displays (total cost $870) at the cocktail reception, which our guests seemed to appreciate.

I am trying to think of anything to criticize, but amazingly I really can’t!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lela
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
The Hotel Monaco was the PERFECT venue for our wedding. They were so easy to work with, and made the whole planning process a cinch. Buddee and his team are excellent--efficient, calm, and knew every detail of the wedding perfectly. During the wedding, when we fell a bit behind schedule, Buddee and his team worked with the vendors to make adjustments so our photographer could capture all our special moments and we could have maximum time on the dance floor. The whole thing was seamless; we didn't have to worry about a thing. So many of our guests commented on the beauty of the venue (recently renovated), the delicious food, and the great service. I would HIGHLY recommend the Monaco as a venue; the pricing is also very reasonable for the area, considering all the things they included.
The Hotel Monaco was the PERFECT venue for our wedding. They were so easy to work with, and made the whole planning Read more...
The Hotel Monaco was the PERFECT venue for our wedding. They were so easy to work with, and made the whole planning process a cinch. Buddee and his team are excellent--efficient, calm, and knew every detail of the wedding perfectly. During the wedding, when we fell a bit behind schedule, Buddee and his team worked with the vendors to make adjustments so our photographer could capture all our special moments and we could have maximum time on the dance floor. The whole thing was seamless; we didn't have to worry about a thing. So many of our guests commented on the beauty of the venue (recently renovated), the delicious food, and the great service. I would HIGHLY recommend the Monaco as a venue; the pricing is also very reasonable for the area, considering all the things they included. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Mary
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was at the Hotel Monaco in DC, and as my mother says "it was worth every penny." The reason we picked Hotel Monaco was because we were getting married in April and I am too much of a control freak to get married outside since you can't control the weather (especially in this area!). This hotel is really so special, and the Paris Ballroom is GORGEOUS. Hotel Monaco is not like any of the other hotels in the area- somehow it's able to be stylish, hip, impressive but feel intimate at the same time. Fantastic location with a lot of history. Also, the Paris Ballroom and hallways and guest rooms were recently renovated and they are stunning.

I can't say enough positive things about working with Buddee and Eric. You have to remember that Buddee has been doing this for over 20 years, so he REALLY knows what he's doing-just follow his lead and your day will be magical. He was patient and on the day of, Buddee and Eric made sure that everything went off without a hitch. After the ceremony as we began the reception, my husband and I were able to turn our brains off and follow Buddee and Eric's leads and just enjoy our wedding day. It was awesome.

The food was WONDERFUL. I really wasn't expecting it to taste like what we had on the day of the tasting (I've heard it never does) but...I kid you not, it tasted better. I have helped plan large events for the company I work for and I have high expectations, so I have seen excellent service and poor service, and I have to say that Hotel Monaco's staff is among the best. The food was delivered at exactly the same time and the water glasses were never empty (neither were the wine glasses)! My parents' friends were saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to.

I would 100% have my wedding at Hotel Monaco DC again if I could do it all over. I would not change a thing. Thank you to Buddee, Eric and the Hotel Monaco team for making our wedding day incredible!
Our wedding was at the Hotel Monaco in DC, and as my mother says "it was worth every penny." The reason we picked Hotel Read more...
Our wedding was at the Hotel Monaco in DC, and as my mother says "it was worth every penny." The reason we picked Hotel Monaco was because we were getting married in April and I am too much of a control freak to get married outside since you can't control the weather (especially in this area!). This hotel is really so special, and the Paris Ballroom is GORGEOUS. Hotel Monaco is not like any of the other hotels in the area- somehow it's able to be stylish, hip, impressive but feel intimate at the same time. Fantastic location with a lot of history. Also, the Paris Ballroom and hallways and guest rooms were recently renovated and they are stunning.

I can't say enough positive things about working with Buddee and Eric. You have to remember that Buddee has been doing this for over 20 years, so he REALLY knows what he's doing-just follow his lead and your day will be magical. He was patient and on the day of, Buddee and Eric made sure that everything went off without a hitch. After the ceremony as we began the reception, my husband and I were able to turn our brains off and follow Buddee and Eric's leads and just enjoy our wedding day. It was awesome.

The food was WONDERFUL. I really wasn't expecting it to taste like what we had on the day of the tasting (I've heard it never does) but...I kid you not, it tasted better. I have helped plan large events for the company I work for and I have high expectations, so I have seen excellent service and poor service, and I have to say that Hotel Monaco's staff is among the best. The food was delivered at exactly the same time and the water glasses were never empty (neither were the wine glasses)! My parents' friends were saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to.

I would 100% have my wedding at Hotel Monaco DC again if I could do it all over. I would not change a thing. Thank you to Buddee, Eric and the Hotel Monaco team for making our wedding day incredible! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
The wedding was just perfect. Buddy was incredible from the first time we met to the end of the night. Everything was beautiful, great service and food. The staff was wonderful, especially Eric, we just had to enjoy the evening while they took care of everything!
The wedding was just perfect. Buddy was incredible from the first time we met to the end of the night. Everything was Read more...
The wedding was just perfect. Buddy was incredible from the first time we met to the end of the night. Everything was beautiful, great service and food. The staff was wonderful, especially Eric, we just had to enjoy the evening while they took care of everything! Read less
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