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The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection

Washington , DC
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1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036 US (map)

PHONE

202-347-3000
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Create your Mayflower Legacy.
From historic architecture to lavish décor and opulent ballrooms, The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection in Washington, DC Hotel is truly a Grand... Read more
Create your Mayflower Legacy.
From historic architecture to lavish décor and opulent ballrooms, The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection in Washington, DC Hotel is truly a Grand Hotel fit for the most exquisite of storybook wedding events. Royal amenities await your wedding guests- from valet parking to luxurious guestrooms. Experience how inventive your wedding day can be. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Valet

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese

REVIEWS

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Morgan
Wedding:
4/16/2016
4.7/5.0
We started and ended with great service from the Mayflower Hotel. We had a change in wedding coordinator about a month before our wedding, and the Mayflower did everything possible to make sure our wedding went smoothly. There was a little bit of a scramble towards the end, but their coordinators worked around the clock to make sure we got the details ironed out. They even comped some of our services/upgrades to make up for the minor bumps in the road we experienced. Considering the potential for train wrecks due to family drama, the wedding happened without ANY incidents. We had to make minor changes as the evening progressed (decided to not do the garter and bouquet toss because guests were having too much fun), but these changes were made seamlessly and people didnt even notice the changes. Many people commented that this was the best wedding they had ever attended, and that was due largely to the experience and quality of service provided. They were incredibly flexible and accommodating. Incredible value for everything the Mayflower includes in their wedding packages!
We started and ended with great service from the Mayflower Hotel. We had a change in wedding coordinator about a month Read more...
We started and ended with great service from the Mayflower Hotel. We had a change in wedding coordinator about a month before our wedding, and the Mayflower did everything possible to make sure our wedding went smoothly. There was a little bit of a scramble towards the end, but their coordinators worked around the clock to make sure we got the details ironed out. They even comped some of our services/upgrades to make up for the minor bumps in the road we experienced. Considering the potential for train wrecks due to family drama, the wedding happened without ANY incidents. We had to make minor changes as the evening progressed (decided to not do the garter and bouquet toss because guests were having too much fun), but these changes were made seamlessly and people didnt even notice the changes. Many people commented that this was the best wedding they had ever attended, and that was due largely to the experience and quality of service provided. They were incredibly flexible and accommodating. Incredible value for everything the Mayflower includes in their wedding packages! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
4/2/2016
4.9/5.0
I got married at the Mayflower a few weeks ago, and it was beyond any expectations I had. We had both the ceremony and reception there. I realized during the wedding planning process that it's not just about the day of the event (more on that later) but it's the months and months leading up to the wedding that are just as important. From the first day we set foot in the Mayflower, we were treated as though we were the most important people in the room (I went home with a bouquet of fresh flowers the first day we looked at the space, which was just a small example of all the wonderful touches). We worked with Lizzy to book the space, and then transferred to Jessie when we started the planning, and they both were patient, diligent and pleasant to work with. I worked with Jessie for months, over countless emails and several visits and she was unbelievably responsive, and any issue we had was dealt with immediately. I went into the wedding weekend with no doubt that it would go off without a hitch.

The wedding itself was flawless. There were zero issues (or maybe there were that I had no idea about). I never had to deal with a single vendor the day of, everything was exactly as we had planned and every person was treated unbelievably well. Both my husband and my families were treated like rock stars, and there were even several wonderful surprises for us throughout the weekend. Guests were seamlessly moved from one room to another, and things moved like clockwork. The food was delicious!

My only caution, is that while the wedding team was great, the reservations team was difficult. We had a block of rooms, and there was a lot of confusion on our end, and several issues with our guests, so if you do a block there, make sure you have your wedding planner help you manage them.

Choosing wedding vendors is overwhelming, but I think the venue is the most important, and the Mayflower was definitely the best decision we made!
I got married at the Mayflower a few weeks ago, and it was beyond any expectations I had. We had both the ceremony and Read more...
I got married at the Mayflower a few weeks ago, and it was beyond any expectations I had. We had both the ceremony and reception there. I realized during the wedding planning process that it's not just about the day of the event (more on that later) but it's the months and months leading up to the wedding that are just as important. From the first day we set foot in the Mayflower, we were treated as though we were the most important people in the room (I went home with a bouquet of fresh flowers the first day we looked at the space, which was just a small example of all the wonderful touches). We worked with Lizzy to book the space, and then transferred to Jessie when we started the planning, and they both were patient, diligent and pleasant to work with. I worked with Jessie for months, over countless emails and several visits and she was unbelievably responsive, and any issue we had was dealt with immediately. I went into the wedding weekend with no doubt that it would go off without a hitch.

The wedding itself was flawless. There were zero issues (or maybe there were that I had no idea about). I never had to deal with a single vendor the day of, everything was exactly as we had planned and every person was treated unbelievably well. Both my husband and my families were treated like rock stars, and there were even several wonderful surprises for us throughout the weekend. Guests were seamlessly moved from one room to another, and things moved like clockwork. The food was delicious!

My only caution, is that while the wedding team was great, the reservations team was difficult. We had a block of rooms, and there was a lot of confusion on our end, and several issues with our guests, so if you do a block there, make sure you have your wedding planner help you manage them.

Choosing wedding vendors is overwhelming, but I think the venue is the most important, and the Mayflower was definitely the best decision we made! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
My event manager, Jessica Dankos, did not miss a beat. She was amazing and made my whole experience so much fun. It's a really beautiful hotel and I felt that it was unmatched by any of the other venues in the city. Everyone there was extremely professional.
My event manager, Jessica Dankos, did not miss a beat. She was amazing and made my whole experience so much fun. It's a Read more...
My event manager, Jessica Dankos, did not miss a beat. She was amazing and made my whole experience so much fun. It's a really beautiful hotel and I felt that it was unmatched by any of the other venues in the city. Everyone there was extremely professional. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
From the minute we met with Elizabeth Kearse- we knew that the Mayflower was the best place to host our wedding. She was very welcoming and understanding of our financial situation to work within our budget. She then introduced us to our wedding coordinator, James Reilly. James and Elizabeth went above and beyond their "job description" to make us feel special! James (aka Jimmy) was beyond fantastic. Words cannot describe how much he helped execute our vision for the event which in the end exceeded all of our expectations! He was always available and prompt to getting back to us which was important since we live out of the area in Philadelphia. He was also very accommodating to our last minute requests and made them work. James and Tomeka Turner also accommodated and graciously assisted our guests. Everyone who stayed with the hotel told us a glowing review of their stay. Not only is the hotel absolutely beautiful (we love the room renovations too), but all the staff (front desk, bell hop, valet parking, housekeeping etc) were warm, friendly, helpful and welcoming. We all were completely and utterly impressed! Lastly, we do not want to forget mentioning our event banquet captain. Although her name escapes us now... She was very attentive and helped keep things on schedule and flowing nicely. Overall, it was an amazing wedding all thanks to the staff at the Mayflower! We miss it so much!
From the minute we met with Elizabeth Kearse- we knew that the Mayflower was the best place to host our wedding. She was Read more...
From the minute we met with Elizabeth Kearse- we knew that the Mayflower was the best place to host our wedding. She was very welcoming and understanding of our financial situation to work within our budget. She then introduced us to our wedding coordinator, James Reilly. James and Elizabeth went above and beyond their "job description" to make us feel special! James (aka Jimmy) was beyond fantastic. Words cannot describe how much he helped execute our vision for the event which in the end exceeded all of our expectations! He was always available and prompt to getting back to us which was important since we live out of the area in Philadelphia. He was also very accommodating to our last minute requests and made them work. James and Tomeka Turner also accommodated and graciously assisted our guests. Everyone who stayed with the hotel told us a glowing review of their stay. Not only is the hotel absolutely beautiful (we love the room renovations too), but all the staff (front desk, bell hop, valet parking, housekeeping etc) were warm, friendly, helpful and welcoming. We all were completely and utterly impressed! Lastly, we do not want to forget mentioning our event banquet captain. Although her name escapes us now... She was very attentive and helped keep things on schedule and flowing nicely. Overall, it was an amazing wedding all thanks to the staff at the Mayflower! We miss it so much! Read less
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LeAmber
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with Lizzy (sales), Allie (event manager) and the entire Mayflower Hotel team was an amazing experience! I had the wedding of my dreams two weeks ago and the Mayflower Hotel was the perfect backdrop! From the moment I stepped foot inside the Mayflower, I knew this would be my wedding venue. Besides the fact that the hotel is breathtakingly GORGEOUS, the customer service was exceptional! Lizzy and Allie went above and beyond the call of duty to answer any questions I had (which were numerous), resolve any issues that may have occurred, or accommodate my special requests (i.e., infusing Caribbean food into the menu. The chef special ordered mini beef patties!) My guests are still raving about my wedding, many proclaiming it was the wedding of the year! Every aspect of the wedding planning process went seamlessly and the BIG DAY was flawless! Having my wedding at the Mayflower was worth every penny and the best decision I cloud have made. I look forward to celebrating my one year anniversary there!
Working with Lizzy (sales), Allie (event manager) and the entire Mayflower Hotel team was an amazing experience! I had the Read more...
Working with Lizzy (sales), Allie (event manager) and the entire Mayflower Hotel team was an amazing experience! I had the wedding of my dreams two weeks ago and the Mayflower Hotel was the perfect backdrop! From the moment I stepped foot inside the Mayflower, I knew this would be my wedding venue. Besides the fact that the hotel is breathtakingly GORGEOUS, the customer service was exceptional! Lizzy and Allie went above and beyond the call of duty to answer any questions I had (which were numerous), resolve any issues that may have occurred, or accommodate my special requests (i.e., infusing Caribbean food into the menu. The chef special ordered mini beef patties!) My guests are still raving about my wedding, many proclaiming it was the wedding of the year! Every aspect of the wedding planning process went seamlessly and the BIG DAY was flawless! Having my wedding at the Mayflower was worth every penny and the best decision I cloud have made. I look forward to celebrating my one year anniversary there! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
The Mayflower gave me and my husband the wedding of our dreams! Our family and friends still talk about how amazing the venue was and how much fun they had at our wedding. I would choose the Mayflower for our wedding a hundred times over!

The Mayflower staff made me feel pampered from the moment I checked in to the bridal suite on Friday. There were so many extra touches that made the weekend unforgettable. Jimmy Reilly was our wedding coordinator and did not miss a detail! We met several times leading up to the wedding- and he made sure to take care of all the details when wedding weekend came. Lizzie was our sales manager, who my parents still talk about like we are best friends! Everyone was so friendly and attentive.

Most of our guests were from out of town, so we had a large room block. Everyone commented on how friendly the staff was and some have even gone back to stay again! The remodeled rooms are gorgeous, with beautiful suites. Your guests will not be disappointed!

The food was excellent with large portions. Many family members told me there were actually too many appetizers at cocktail hour- that he could not stop eating the delicious food. We chose the duet entree of steak and halibut. Everything from the napkin folds to the China was perfect. The uplighting in the room was also gorgeous. You cannot go wrong with the Mayflower!
The Mayflower gave me and my husband the wedding of our dreams! Our family and friends still talk about how amazing the Read more...
The Mayflower gave me and my husband the wedding of our dreams! Our family and friends still talk about how amazing the venue was and how much fun they had at our wedding. I would choose the Mayflower for our wedding a hundred times over!

The Mayflower staff made me feel pampered from the moment I checked in to the bridal suite on Friday. There were so many extra touches that made the weekend unforgettable. Jimmy Reilly was our wedding coordinator and did not miss a detail! We met several times leading up to the wedding- and he made sure to take care of all the details when wedding weekend came. Lizzie was our sales manager, who my parents still talk about like we are best friends! Everyone was so friendly and attentive.

Most of our guests were from out of town, so we had a large room block. Everyone commented on how friendly the staff was and some have even gone back to stay again! The remodeled rooms are gorgeous, with beautiful suites. Your guests will not be disappointed!

The food was excellent with large portions. Many family members told me there were actually too many appetizers at cocktail hour- that he could not stop eating the delicious food. We chose the duet entree of steak and halibut. Everything from the napkin folds to the China was perfect. The uplighting in the room was also gorgeous. You cannot go wrong with the Mayflower! Read less
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Roma
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
We could not have found a better venue for our wedding! The Mayflower was everything we wanted for our wedding and more! The hotel has a special charm to it. The history behind it along with the beautiful renovations made it really stand out as a venue. Additionally, it is centrally located to everything in Washington, D.C which was very convenient for all of our out of town guests. We hosted our wedding ceremony in the State Ballroom, a post ceremony coffee/tea reception in the East Ballroom, our cocktail hour in the foyer and our wedding reception in the Grand Ballroom. Every space was set up beautifully and the historical charm to these spaces really shined during our events.

We worked Lizzy Vacarella when first booking the event. Lizzy was extremely patient and understanding – she answered several questions and allowed me to bring up every possible detail before signing that contract. She gave me ease and made the process already start smoothly. Jimmy Reilly was our events manager and worked with us the 9 months following. We feel lucky that we got Jimmy as our events manager. He is so enthusiastic, energetic, patient, detailed oriented, professional, as well responsive. He continued to assure us how wonderful our wedding is going to be and everything will be taken care of by him. When time came to our wedding, he really stood by his words. We had many guests travel in from various parts of the world and he made their accommodations more than comfortable. He made sure to give the highest priority to my husband and me during our wedding weekend and we really could not have been more pleased. He helped make our wedding day one to remember!
We could not have found a better venue for our wedding! The Mayflower was everything we wanted for our wedding and more! Read more...
We could not have found a better venue for our wedding! The Mayflower was everything we wanted for our wedding and more! The hotel has a special charm to it. The history behind it along with the beautiful renovations made it really stand out as a venue. Additionally, it is centrally located to everything in Washington, D.C which was very convenient for all of our out of town guests. We hosted our wedding ceremony in the State Ballroom, a post ceremony coffee/tea reception in the East Ballroom, our cocktail hour in the foyer and our wedding reception in the Grand Ballroom. Every space was set up beautifully and the historical charm to these spaces really shined during our events.

We worked Lizzy Vacarella when first booking the event. Lizzy was extremely patient and understanding – she answered several questions and allowed me to bring up every possible detail before signing that contract. She gave me ease and made the process already start smoothly. Jimmy Reilly was our events manager and worked with us the 9 months following. We feel lucky that we got Jimmy as our events manager. He is so enthusiastic, energetic, patient, detailed oriented, professional, as well responsive. He continued to assure us how wonderful our wedding is going to be and everything will be taken care of by him. When time came to our wedding, he really stood by his words. We had many guests travel in from various parts of the world and he made their accommodations more than comfortable. He made sure to give the highest priority to my husband and me during our wedding weekend and we really could not have been more pleased. He helped make our wedding day one to remember! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Mayflower was the best venue! It was everything I wanted my wedding to be and more! The hotel has a vintage feel that makes it feel like it's not your typical hotel venue. The historic charm glowed and made our wedding beautiful! It was in a convenient location that allowed my out of town guest easy access to great sites around Washington D.C.

Lizzy worked with us to book the event. She was very friendly and sweet. With her help we were able to get extra ammenities into the contract. Jimmy was our event coordinator and he was a pleasure to work with. He was with us every step of the way helping us all of the details. He was very organized and responded quickly to phone calls and emails. I will miss working with him! He helped make our wedding one to remember!

The catering staff provided excellent meals for all of meals throughout the weekend. The service was amazing. I have nothing but good things to say!
The Mayflower was the best venue! It was everything I wanted my wedding to be and more! The hotel has a vintage feel that Read more...
The Mayflower was the best venue! It was everything I wanted my wedding to be and more! The hotel has a vintage feel that makes it feel like it's not your typical hotel venue. The historic charm glowed and made our wedding beautiful! It was in a convenient location that allowed my out of town guest easy access to great sites around Washington D.C.

Lizzy worked with us to book the event. She was very friendly and sweet. With her help we were able to get extra ammenities into the contract. Jimmy was our event coordinator and he was a pleasure to work with. He was with us every step of the way helping us all of the details. He was very organized and responded quickly to phone calls and emails. I will miss working with him! He helped make our wedding one to remember!

The catering staff provided excellent meals for all of meals throughout the weekend. The service was amazing. I have nothing but good things to say! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
I have long been a client at The Mayflower Hotel - In the past, I have done large conventions and trade shows. So, when we went on a hunt for our wedding venue, the Mayflower Hotel was the first we looked at. I absolutely love the hotel - and the staff- but I was concerned that, because I'd done corporate / professional business there, that I would see it less as a wedding venue than I wanted to. After searching for *months* for something that I loved as much as or more than The Mayflower I realized that there was nothing comparable. We ultimately decided on the Mayflower and it was one of the BEST decisions we made. Everything was absolutely flawless. All the other properties I looked at were nice in different ways but the Mayflower was the only one that was *everything* we wanted - the staff and feeling connected to the people we would be working with for our big day was at the top of the list and The Mayflower's staff has always treated me [and my now husband] like family.

Elizabeth Vaccarrella [Lizzy] was my sales manager - she was very knowledgeable, professional, confident and most importantly *capable*. She absolutely understood the things that were important to me and crafted a wedding package that met my individual needs - it wasn't a "cookie-cutter" wedding package like a lot of the other venues we looked at. She was great and always was quick to respond and answered questions before I asked them!!

Allison Cocker [Allie] was my event manager and after the contract was signed she took over with the planning process - wedding tasting, timeline, floor plan, coordinating vendors, etc. She was great and had a ton of great suggestions - or offered a different option to ideas I had that didn't work well with previous events. She knows what she's doing. Everything was flawless - our timeline went exactly according to plan, though, I didn't pay much mind to it because she and the rest of the team really made it stress-free for me and my family. Loved it all
I have long been a client at The Mayflower Hotel - In the past, I have done large conventions and trade shows. So, when we Read more...
I have long been a client at The Mayflower Hotel - In the past, I have done large conventions and trade shows. So, when we went on a hunt for our wedding venue, the Mayflower Hotel was the first we looked at. I absolutely love the hotel - and the staff- but I was concerned that, because I'd done corporate / professional business there, that I would see it less as a wedding venue than I wanted to. After searching for *months* for something that I loved as much as or more than The Mayflower I realized that there was nothing comparable. We ultimately decided on the Mayflower and it was one of the BEST decisions we made. Everything was absolutely flawless. All the other properties I looked at were nice in different ways but the Mayflower was the only one that was *everything* we wanted - the staff and feeling connected to the people we would be working with for our big day was at the top of the list and The Mayflower's staff has always treated me [and my now husband] like family.

Elizabeth Vaccarrella [Lizzy] was my sales manager - she was very knowledgeable, professional, confident and most importantly *capable*. She absolutely understood the things that were important to me and crafted a wedding package that met my individual needs - it wasn't a "cookie-cutter" wedding package like a lot of the other venues we looked at. She was great and always was quick to respond and answered questions before I asked them!!

Allison Cocker [Allie] was my event manager and after the contract was signed she took over with the planning process - wedding tasting, timeline, floor plan, coordinating vendors, etc. She was great and had a ton of great suggestions - or offered a different option to ideas I had that didn't work well with previous events. She knows what she's doing. Everything was flawless - our timeline went exactly according to plan, though, I didn't pay much mind to it because she and the rest of the team really made it stress-free for me and my family. Loved it all Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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KbellaP
Wedding:
4/19/2015
5.0/5.0
The best decision I made was being a Mayflower bride! From Ron in sales to Allie in events/catering, we had an amazing team who made us feel like we were their only wedding throughout the entire process, and we booked them two years in advance. They were the consummate professionals, handled any and every question, request or issue that came up - though they didn't let me know about any of the issues that did arise. All of our guests raved about how ours was the best wedding they had ever been to, because the hotel, staff, food, alcohol and location were so superb. If you are able to have your wedding at the Mayflower - DO IT!
The best decision I made was being a Mayflower bride! From Ron in sales to Allie in events/catering, we had an amazing Read more...
The best decision I made was being a Mayflower bride! From Ron in sales to Allie in events/catering, we had an amazing team who made us feel like we were their only wedding throughout the entire process, and we booked them two years in advance. They were the consummate professionals, handled any and every question, request or issue that came up - though they didn't let me know about any of the issues that did arise. All of our guests raved about how ours was the best wedding they had ever been to, because the hotel, staff, food, alcohol and location were so superb. If you are able to have your wedding at the Mayflower - DO IT! Read less
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