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Meridian House

Washington , DC
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LOCATION

1630 Crescent Place, NW
Washington, DC 20009 US (map)

PHONE

202-939-5592

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ABOUT US

Meridian House is an exquisite historic home situated on three acres of manicured gardens. Conveniently located a mile north of the White House in the heart of the nation's capital, the... Read more
Meridian House is an exquisite historic home situated on three acres of manicured gardens. Conveniently located a mile north of the White House in the heart of the nation's capital, the property's stately elegance provides an ideal setting for the area's most prestigious events. Meridian House is a jewel of the residential architecture of John Russell Pope, who also designed the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Archives building. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Meridian House was built in 1921 by Ambassador Irwin Boyle Laughlin, who filled it with his collection of 18th century French drawings and Oriental porcelains and screens. After a major renovation in 1994, the principal rooms retain their architectural detail, including such original decorative features as the over-door paintings, French brass hardware and ornate lighting fixtures.

Standing the test of time, Meridian House is still considered by many to be the finest example of French urban architecture in the United States. Surrounded by walls sheltering a formal garden well-known for the grove of more than 40 European linden trees that shade a large pebbled courtyard, it is an elegant setting for private social or business events. Meridian House has been featured in publications including Washingtonian, Engaged, and Modern Bride. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
190
What event services do you offer?
Outside Vendors OK

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
5/28/2016
4.5/5.0
Meridian House is so beautiful. The grounds are really unexpected and the website photos absolutely don't do it justice. I'm getting married there next May. Note that it books up way ahead of time! The venue fee is pretty high but it becomes more reasonable of you have both the ceremony and reception there, which is so convenient anyway. Maria is also very helpful and responsive and all of the other vendors I've spoken to have very positive things to say about it and say they love working there. Will update after the wedding!
Meridian House is so beautiful. The grounds are really unexpected and the website photos absolutely don't do it justice. Read more...
Meridian House is so beautiful. The grounds are really unexpected and the website photos absolutely don't do it justice. I'm getting married there next May. Note that it books up way ahead of time! The venue fee is pretty high but it becomes more reasonable of you have both the ceremony and reception there, which is so convenient anyway. Maria is also very helpful and responsive and all of the other vendors I've spoken to have very positive things to say about it and say they love working there. Will update after the wedding! Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Meridian House is a dream come true; the first time I saw it as a possible wedding venue, I knew my husband and I needed to get married there. (Come on: it feels like you've been transported to Paris in the middle of DC--what's not to like?!?!) We worked with a couple different people over the course of about 17 months, and both event coordinators were incredibly helpful, flexible, and a pleasure to work with. My husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at Meridian House, and we felt very lucky to find such an amazing location in the heart of the city for the price we did considering some of the other venues and other logistics (e.g., transportation, lodging, etc.) we looked at. It was a perfect location for not only us, but for our guests, who were mostly out of town, and therefore had access to DC throughout the weekend during their stay. I would highly recommend Meridian House to anyone considering it as a venue.
Meridian House is a dream come true; the first time I saw it as a possible wedding venue, I knew my husband and I needed Read more...
Meridian House is a dream come true; the first time I saw it as a possible wedding venue, I knew my husband and I needed to get married there. (Come on: it feels like you've been transported to Paris in the middle of DC--what's not to like?!?!) We worked with a couple different people over the course of about 17 months, and both event coordinators were incredibly helpful, flexible, and a pleasure to work with. My husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at Meridian House, and we felt very lucky to find such an amazing location in the heart of the city for the price we did considering some of the other venues and other logistics (e.g., transportation, lodging, etc.) we looked at. It was a perfect location for not only us, but for our guests, who were mostly out of town, and therefore had access to DC throughout the weekend during their stay. I would highly recommend Meridian House to anyone considering it as a venue. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/15/2015
4.6/5.0
The Meridian was such a classy, beautiful venue. It was exactly what we wanted with the option for indoor/outdoor reception. We lucked out with perfect weather too! The staff is friendly and easy to work with, my only complaint is that they are not very responsive.. sometimes took a week to hear back from them, but over all it was a great place for us!
The Meridian was such a classy, beautiful venue. It was exactly what we wanted with the option for indoor/outdoor Read more...
The Meridian was such a classy, beautiful venue. It was exactly what we wanted with the option for indoor/outdoor reception. We lucked out with perfect weather too! The staff is friendly and easy to work with, my only complaint is that they are not very responsive.. sometimes took a week to hear back from them, but over all it was a great place for us! Read less
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Kate & Mike
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
As a native Washingtonian, The Meridian House has always been one of my favorite places, a hidden gem in DC! When planning my wedding, I wanted to have an old world/eurpoean ambiance and couldn't have picked a better place. My wedding guest list was too big to have the wedding at the Meridian House, but it turned out to be the PERFECT spot for our rehearsal dinner. Marie was so generous and kind to help make my dream come true and allowed us to do a RD on Friday even though they did have another event on Saturday. She was gracious to work with us on pricing as well since our guest list was on the smaller end.
Luckily it was a gorgeous night so we were able to use the outside courtyard during cocktail hour. Went inside for dinner and the buffet was set up in the library. Then we had a welcome drinks, the layout is perfect where guests could arrive for that while we finished dinner and then joined them in the logia and courtyard. Thank you Marie and all those at the Meridian House for making the Friday night a great start to the wedding weekend!
As a native Washingtonian, The Meridian House has always been one of my favorite places, a hidden gem in DC! When planning Read more...
As a native Washingtonian, The Meridian House has always been one of my favorite places, a hidden gem in DC! When planning my wedding, I wanted to have an old world/eurpoean ambiance and couldn't have picked a better place. My wedding guest list was too big to have the wedding at the Meridian House, but it turned out to be the PERFECT spot for our rehearsal dinner. Marie was so generous and kind to help make my dream come true and allowed us to do a RD on Friday even though they did have another event on Saturday. She was gracious to work with us on pricing as well since our guest list was on the smaller end.
Luckily it was a gorgeous night so we were able to use the outside courtyard during cocktail hour. Went inside for dinner and the buffet was set up in the library. Then we had a welcome drinks, the layout is perfect where guests could arrive for that while we finished dinner and then joined them in the logia and courtyard. Thank you Marie and all those at the Meridian House for making the Friday night a great start to the wedding weekend! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Not only is this place gorgeous but Maria is a delight! Trust her advice and get her opinion- she knows the space and genuinely wants you to have a wonderful wedding!
Not only is this place gorgeous but Maria is a delight! Trust her advice and get her opinion- she knows the space and Read more...
Not only is this place gorgeous but Maria is a delight! Trust her advice and get her opinion- she knows the space and genuinely wants you to have a wonderful wedding! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at the Meridian House in October. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and romantic. We had our ceremony in the garden, the cocktail hour in the tree grove and then dinner and dancing inside. We had 150 guests and we fit perfectly for dinner in the library and drawing rooms. Alison Grace was our coordinator and she was so helpful and responsive during our coorespondence. She was also there on the day of to make sure everything was going smoothly. All of our guests kept commenting on how beautiful the space was, and our pictures look amazing! We would definitely recommend this for a venue for anyone looking to get married in DC!
My husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at the Meridian House in October. The venue is absolutely gorgeous Read more...
My husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at the Meridian House in October. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and romantic. We had our ceremony in the garden, the cocktail hour in the tree grove and then dinner and dancing inside. We had 150 guests and we fit perfectly for dinner in the library and drawing rooms. Alison Grace was our coordinator and she was so helpful and responsive during our coorespondence. She was also there on the day of to make sure everything was going smoothly. All of our guests kept commenting on how beautiful the space was, and our pictures look amazing! We would definitely recommend this for a venue for anyone looking to get married in DC! Read less
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Katelyn
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to hold our wedding reception. Not only was it stunning, but the staff catered to our every need at no extra cost. I only wish we could do it all over again!
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to hold our wedding reception. Not only was it stunning, but the staff Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to hold our wedding reception. Not only was it stunning, but the staff catered to our every need at no extra cost. I only wish we could do it all over again! Read less
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Sonja
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.8/5.0
Maria and her team did a great job facilitating our event and working with all our vendors. The space at Meridian is also beautiful. We had our ceremony in the garden, cocktail hour in the linden grove, and the reception inside. The price is a little high, but it does include all the tables and chairs, which isn't true at all the comparable sites.
Maria and her team did a great job facilitating our event and working with all our vendors. The space at Meridian is also Read more...
Maria and her team did a great job facilitating our event and working with all our vendors. The space at Meridian is also beautiful. We had our ceremony in the garden, cocktail hour in the linden grove, and the reception inside. The price is a little high, but it does include all the tables and chairs, which isn't true at all the comparable sites. Read less
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Miriam
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Meridian House was an exceptional venue. The beauty of the house and the grounds made it so very little needed to be added in terms of decor--it's wonderful on its own. We had an outdoor ceremony in the garden, a cocktail hour in the Linden Grove, and dinner and dancing inside the house. Maria was absolutely terrific to work with--she made sure all the vendors had the info they needed and helped everything to flow perfectly the day of the event. She was also very helpful and responsive with all of my questions during the planning process. This place is magical!
Meridian House was an exceptional venue. The beauty of the house and the grounds made it so very little needed to be added Read more...
Meridian House was an exceptional venue. The beauty of the house and the grounds made it so very little needed to be added in terms of decor--it's wonderful on its own. We had an outdoor ceremony in the garden, a cocktail hour in the Linden Grove, and dinner and dancing inside the house. Maria was absolutely terrific to work with--she made sure all the vendors had the info they needed and helped everything to flow perfectly the day of the event. She was also very helpful and responsive with all of my questions during the planning process. This place is magical! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.8/5.0
Meridian House was a great venue for my wedding reception! Everything looked beautiful, and went off without a hitch. Maria was very accommodating and helpful when dealing with other vendors. It was everything I had ever dreamed of and more.
Meridian House was a great venue for my wedding reception! Everything looked beautiful, and went off without a hitch. Read more...
Meridian House was a great venue for my wedding reception! Everything looked beautiful, and went off without a hitch. Maria was very accommodating and helpful when dealing with other vendors. It was everything I had ever dreamed of and more. Read less
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