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The Mayflower® Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

Washington , DC

LOCATION

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

PHONE

888-714-6022

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Create your Mayflower Legacy.
From historic architecture to lavish décor and opulent ballrooms, The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is truly a Grand Hotel fit for the... Read more
Create your Mayflower Legacy.
From historic architecture to lavish décor and opulent ballrooms, The Mayflower® Renaissance® 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. Discover how inventive your wedding day can be. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1925
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
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
657
Number of suites
74
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

4.6
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Private User
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
They Mayflower just hosted my dream wedding last weekend! I could not have asked for better service or a friendlier staff. All the rooms were beautiful!
They Mayflower just hosted my dream wedding last weekend! I could not have asked for better service or a friendlier staff. Read more...
They Mayflower just hosted my dream wedding last weekend! I could not have asked for better service or a friendlier staff. All the rooms were beautiful! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so very pleased with the wedding reception held at The Mayflower on 7/26/14!
We had cocktails in the Chinese room and the reception in The Grand Ballroom... it was truly GRAND!! We worked with Nancy Calabrese and she was just wonderful...the attention to detail was excellent. Everything went smoothly and we never had a care in the world. Everyone had such a great evening...the room looked beautiful (thanks to the flowers from Bergerons), the navy chairs, napkins, lighting etc. The food was delicious, the servers were very professional and many of the guests enjoyed staying at the hotel! The band ( 'Round Midnight) had everyone dancing and having a great time. Thank you to all those involved in making the evening so very special!
We were so very pleased with the wedding reception held at The Mayflower on 7/26/14!
We had cocktails in the Chinese Read more...
We were so very pleased with the wedding reception held at The Mayflower on 7/26/14!
We had cocktails in the Chinese room and the reception in The Grand Ballroom... it was truly GRAND!! We worked with Nancy Calabrese and she was just wonderful...the attention to detail was excellent. Everything went smoothly and we never had a care in the world. Everyone had such a great evening...the room looked beautiful (thanks to the flowers from Bergerons), the navy chairs, napkins, lighting etc. The food was delicious, the servers were very professional and many of the guests enjoyed staying at the hotel! The band ( 'Round Midnight) had everyone dancing and having a great time. Thank you to all those involved in making the evening so very special! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The elegance of this hotel alone is enough for a 5 star review! Since the wedding, we have gotten so many compliments on the reception site. The food, service, hotel rooms, atmosphere, etc. were all above and beyond what we were expecting. The planning stage with Ron and Philip at the Mayflower was so easy and fun! They were both so great to work with, quick with email responses and answers to questions, easy to plan meetings with. The Chef put together a really delicious menu for us that was exactly what we were looking for. The room accommodations were beyond what we were expecting. Every guest said how much they loved every detail of this beautiful, historic hotel.
The elegance of this hotel alone is enough for a 5 star review! Since the wedding, we have gotten so many compliments on Read more...
The elegance of this hotel alone is enough for a 5 star review! Since the wedding, we have gotten so many compliments on the reception site. The food, service, hotel rooms, atmosphere, etc. were all above and beyond what we were expecting. The planning stage with Ron and Philip at the Mayflower was so easy and fun! They were both so great to work with, quick with email responses and answers to questions, easy to plan meetings with. The Chef put together a really delicious menu for us that was exactly what we were looking for. The room accommodations were beyond what we were expecting. Every guest said how much they loved every detail of this beautiful, historic hotel. Read less
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Perry Franks &
Wedding:
5/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Great location. Close to everything. Staff was GREAT.
Great location. Close to everything. Staff was GREAT.
Great location. Close to everything. Staff was GREAT. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't speak highly enough about our experience at this gorgeous D.C. hotel. The Mayflower was an absolute dream of a venue, and even more so, was the team we worked with. The Mayflower is professionalism and class at its finest. Ron and Nancy were so dedicated to us from the start, provided rapid responses, knew every single answer to any kind of question we had, and made the day so unbelievably perfect. The entire staff, from the front desk to the bellhop, were so friendly and accommodating - our guests felt the same way. We only had 6 weeks to plan our wedding and reception, and Nancy and Ron made sure it was as stress free as possible.

The venue itself is gorgeous and the history of the hotel made the evening even more special. Doors were always opened for us, the service was amazing, and everyone was just SO friendly! They truly made us feel so special on our day. Following our ceremony at a church in D.C., my new husband and I were greeted at the doors of the hotel with a red carpet and champagne for us and our parents. We continue to hear from our guests about what a wonderful evening it was, and how delicious the food tasted. I can't imagine having my wedding reception anywhere else!
I can't speak highly enough about our experience at this gorgeous D.C. hotel. The Mayflower was an absolute dream of a Read more...
I can't speak highly enough about our experience at this gorgeous D.C. hotel. The Mayflower was an absolute dream of a venue, and even more so, was the team we worked with. The Mayflower is professionalism and class at its finest. Ron and Nancy were so dedicated to us from the start, provided rapid responses, knew every single answer to any kind of question we had, and made the day so unbelievably perfect. The entire staff, from the front desk to the bellhop, were so friendly and accommodating - our guests felt the same way. We only had 6 weeks to plan our wedding and reception, and Nancy and Ron made sure it was as stress free as possible.

The venue itself is gorgeous and the history of the hotel made the evening even more special. Doors were always opened for us, the service was amazing, and everyone was just SO friendly! They truly made us feel so special on our day. Following our ceremony at a church in D.C., my new husband and I were greeted at the doors of the hotel with a red carpet and champagne for us and our parents. We continue to hear from our guests about what a wonderful evening it was, and how delicious the food tasted. I can't imagine having my wedding reception anywhere else! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't speak highly enough about our experience at this gorgeous D.C. hotel. The Mayflower was an absolute dream of a venue, and even more so, was the team we worked with. The Mayflower is professionalism and class at its finest. Ron and Nancy were so dedicated to us from the start, provided rapid responses, knew every single answer to any kind of question we had, and made the day so unbelievably perfect. The entire staff, from the front desk to the bellhop, were so friendly and accommodating - our guests felt the same way. We only had 6 weeks to plan our wedding and reception, and Nancy and Ron made sure it was as stress free as possible. The venue itself is gorgeous and the history of the hotel made the evening even more special. Doors were always opened for us, the service was amazing, and everyone was just SO friendly! They truly made us feel so special on our day. Following our ceremony at a church in D.C., my new husband and I were greeted at the doors of the hotel with a red carpet and champagne for us and our parents. We continue to hear from our guests about what a wonderful evening it was, and how delicious the food tasted. I can't imagine having my wedding reception anywhere else!
I can't speak highly enough about our experience at this gorgeous D.C. hotel. The Mayflower was an absolute dream of a Read more...
I can't speak highly enough about our experience at this gorgeous D.C. hotel. The Mayflower was an absolute dream of a venue, and even more so, was the team we worked with. The Mayflower is professionalism and class at its finest. Ron and Nancy were so dedicated to us from the start, provided rapid responses, knew every single answer to any kind of question we had, and made the day so unbelievably perfect. The entire staff, from the front desk to the bellhop, were so friendly and accommodating - our guests felt the same way. We only had 6 weeks to plan our wedding and reception, and Nancy and Ron made sure it was as stress free as possible. The venue itself is gorgeous and the history of the hotel made the evening even more special. Doors were always opened for us, the service was amazing, and everyone was just SO friendly! They truly made us feel so special on our day. Following our ceremony at a church in D.C., my new husband and I were greeted at the doors of the hotel with a red carpet and champagne for us and our parents. We continue to hear from our guests about what a wonderful evening it was, and how delicious the food tasted. I can't imagine having my wedding reception anywhere else! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Mayflower was amazing to work with and made my wedding perfect! They went above and beyond to make me happy and feel special and it was truly a magical weekend. Plus, the ballroom is like no other venue in DC!!
The Mayflower was amazing to work with and made my wedding perfect! They went above and beyond to make me happy and feel Read more...
The Mayflower was amazing to work with and made my wedding perfect! They went above and beyond to make me happy and feel special and it was truly a magical weekend. Plus, the ballroom is like no other venue in DC!! Read less
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Chersharon
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
To Rosa and Jimmy many thanks. The two of you made my wedding something I will cherish forever.

To all that read this review, I would like you to know my husband and I were impressed and sold on this venue when we walked in the doors of the Mayflower Hotel. We visited many venues and I refuse to settle for less for what I had envisioned for my wedding. This place is gorgeous!! You must see it in person. Without announcing to the concierge we were there to meet with Jimmy, someone walked over to us and notified us Jimmy was on his way to meet with us. To this day my husband and I can't figure out how anyone knew we had arrived and was waiting.

Jimmy was so accommodating and personable and he was very responsive to all communication. I thought he would refuse my request for an outside caterer, but I was so pleasantly surprised when we signed the contract. :-)

Rosa was the next Mayflower representative we worked with and she answered all my questions and trust me, I had a lot of them. I probably drove them crazy at times, but they never showed it. They were always pleasant and willing to help or offer suggestions.

The day of my wedding went very smoothly and both Jimmy and Rosa made sure both myself and my guests were comfortable. They even provide complementary sweets! The fruit tarts and banana bread is to die for!

My husband and I enjoyed their services so much, we plan to visit next year for our anniversary. Thanks again Rosa and Jimmy.
To Rosa and Jimmy many thanks. The two of you made my wedding something I will cherish forever.

To all that read Read more...
To Rosa and Jimmy many thanks. The two of you made my wedding something I will cherish forever.

To all that read this review, I would like you to know my husband and I were impressed and sold on this venue when we walked in the doors of the Mayflower Hotel. We visited many venues and I refuse to settle for less for what I had envisioned for my wedding. This place is gorgeous!! You must see it in person. Without announcing to the concierge we were there to meet with Jimmy, someone walked over to us and notified us Jimmy was on his way to meet with us. To this day my husband and I can't figure out how anyone knew we had arrived and was waiting.

Jimmy was so accommodating and personable and he was very responsive to all communication. I thought he would refuse my request for an outside caterer, but I was so pleasantly surprised when we signed the contract. :-)

Rosa was the next Mayflower representative we worked with and she answered all my questions and trust me, I had a lot of them. I probably drove them crazy at times, but they never showed it. They were always pleasant and willing to help or offer suggestions.

The day of my wedding went very smoothly and both Jimmy and Rosa made sure both myself and my guests were comfortable. They even provide complementary sweets! The fruit tarts and banana bread is to die for!

My husband and I enjoyed their services so much, we plan to visit next year for our anniversary. Thanks again Rosa and Jimmy. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
The Mayflower hotel is an amazing venue! Not only is it a historical hotel, but it is absolutely gorgeous!! We used the Chinese Room for our cocktail hour and the Grand Ballroom for our reception. Every president since the 1920's to Reagan (I think) has had an inaugural ball in the grand ballroom! Facts like that were pretty neat!

Not only was the hotel beautiful, but the entire staff was amazing. From the day we met our sales representative to the day we met our wedding coordinator to the end of our long stay at the Maflower, everyone was helpful and polite and because of the staff, everything went smoothly!

My event coordinator was sooo wonderful! She thought of everything and made it happen!! No need to hire an outside event planner or coordinator! The Mayflower does it all!!
The Mayflower hotel is an amazing venue! Not only is it a historical hotel, but it is absolutely gorgeous!! We used the Read more...
The Mayflower hotel is an amazing venue! Not only is it a historical hotel, but it is absolutely gorgeous!! We used the Chinese Room for our cocktail hour and the Grand Ballroom for our reception. Every president since the 1920's to Reagan (I think) has had an inaugural ball in the grand ballroom! Facts like that were pretty neat!

Not only was the hotel beautiful, but the entire staff was amazing. From the day we met our sales representative to the day we met our wedding coordinator to the end of our long stay at the Maflower, everyone was helpful and polite and because of the staff, everything went smoothly!

My event coordinator was sooo wonderful! She thought of everything and made it happen!! No need to hire an outside event planner or coordinator! The Mayflower does it all!! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I am positive that our wedding was absolutely perfect. We knew it would be from the start of our planning thanks to Jimmy Reilly: senior catering sales executive, Christi Lopez & the staff at Bergerons (the in house florist), and the fantastic Paul Tramonte: director of event planning.
I called the Mayflower assuming such a beautiful & historic venue wouldn't be attainable for Rob and I. The first person I had contact with was Jimmy. He assured me that if we just came to see the Mayflower & talked with him that they could give to us a wedding reception within our budget that would be amazing. He was so friendly, enthusiastic, and welcoming. We immediately felt comfortable & knew everything would be easy, taken care of, and wonderful.
When our date was set we met with Paul. He is a delight & I adore him! Thanks to him I was totally relaxed as the wedding got closer. I usually worry & second guess but because of Paul I was able to completely enjoy the day of the wedding with no stress! Rob, myself, and my mother felt so at ease and confident with Paul. He is helpful, kind, patient, and so organized. He could read what Rob and I were looking for when we were not even sure ourselves. I cannot express enough just how appreciative both Rob and I are, as well as how delighted our parents are with Paul Tramonte. Working with Paul and Jimmy, and the entire Mayflower staff from room service to wait staff to front desk and valet... DREAM COME TRUE!!!! I would never think of having an event anywhere else ever again!
Our friends and family were thrilled to attend such an elegant party at the Mayflower! We heard nothing but praise about how stunning the venue was, how well organized and easy going the night was, and how Fabulous the food was. Having appetizers and a meal that was gourmet and delicious was high on our list of wants when looking for a venue. The Mayflower delivered 100% on this.
I'm out of space but read my review for Bergerons at the Mayflower!
I am positive that our wedding was absolutely perfect. We knew it would be from the start of our planning thanks to Jimmy Read more...
I am positive that our wedding was absolutely perfect. We knew it would be from the start of our planning thanks to Jimmy Reilly: senior catering sales executive, Christi Lopez & the staff at Bergerons (the in house florist), and the fantastic Paul Tramonte: director of event planning.
I called the Mayflower assuming such a beautiful & historic venue wouldn't be attainable for Rob and I. The first person I had contact with was Jimmy. He assured me that if we just came to see the Mayflower & talked with him that they could give to us a wedding reception within our budget that would be amazing. He was so friendly, enthusiastic, and welcoming. We immediately felt comfortable & knew everything would be easy, taken care of, and wonderful.
When our date was set we met with Paul. He is a delight & I adore him! Thanks to him I was totally relaxed as the wedding got closer. I usually worry & second guess but because of Paul I was able to completely enjoy the day of the wedding with no stress! Rob, myself, and my mother felt so at ease and confident with Paul. He is helpful, kind, patient, and so organized. He could read what Rob and I were looking for when we were not even sure ourselves. I cannot express enough just how appreciative both Rob and I are, as well as how delighted our parents are with Paul Tramonte. Working with Paul and Jimmy, and the entire Mayflower staff from room service to wait staff to front desk and valet... DREAM COME TRUE!!!! I would never think of having an event anywhere else ever again!
Our friends and family were thrilled to attend such an elegant party at the Mayflower! We heard nothing but praise about how stunning the venue was, how well organized and easy going the night was, and how Fabulous the food was. Having appetizers and a meal that was gourmet and delicious was high on our list of wants when looking for a venue. The Mayflower delivered 100% on this.
I'm out of space but read my review for Bergerons at the Mayflower! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the wedding of my DREAMS at this venue and I have Rosa to thank for that! She was an incredible hotel wedding coordinator. I had been planning my wedding for a year and Rosa was very patient with me. I probably contacted her via e-mail every other day with questions and she would always get back to me within just a few hours! You can tell that she is just passionate about her job and loves to make brides happy! She put a huge smile on my face the day of my wedding and truly made me feel like a princess. Also, everything was perfect: the food, drinks, and set up of the ceremony and reception rooms. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting married at the Mayflower..you won't be disappointed!
I had the wedding of my DREAMS at this venue and I have Rosa to thank for that! She was an incredible hotel wedding Read more...
I had the wedding of my DREAMS at this venue and I have Rosa to thank for that! She was an incredible hotel wedding coordinator. I had been planning my wedding for a year and Rosa was very patient with me. I probably contacted her via e-mail every other day with questions and she would always get back to me within just a few hours! You can tell that she is just passionate about her job and loves to make brides happy! She put a huge smile on my face the day of my wedding and truly made me feel like a princess. Also, everything was perfect: the food, drinks, and set up of the ceremony and reception rooms. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting married at the Mayflower..you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing!

The Mayflower Hotel staff could not have been more perfect for my wedding. They all were wonderful and very accommodating of all aspects. I am so happy that my wedding was there. Not only were all the contracted vendors, cake, flowers, lights and more were amazing (which my guest are still talking about) but the food was delicious and awesome bar tender. They could not have been more perfect. Thank you so much for the wedding of my dreams.
Amazing!

The Mayflower Hotel staff could not have been more perfect for my wedding. They all were wonderful and Read more...
Amazing!

The Mayflower Hotel staff could not have been more perfect for my wedding. They all were wonderful and very accommodating of all aspects. I am so happy that my wedding was there. Not only were all the contracted vendors, cake, flowers, lights and more were amazing (which my guest are still talking about) but the food was delicious and awesome bar tender. They could not have been more perfect. Thank you so much for the wedding of my dreams. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We recently got married at The Mayflower in their Promenade Ballroom. The entire staff was absolutely wonderful and the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were beautiful!! I highly recommend working with coordinator Nancy June. She is efficient and has great attention to detail. I did not even need to hire a wedding coordinator - Nancy took care of everything.

Consider The Mayflower for your wedding - you won't be disappointed!
We recently got married at The Mayflower in their Promenade Ballroom. The entire staff was absolutely wonderful and the Read more...
We recently got married at The Mayflower in their Promenade Ballroom. The entire staff was absolutely wonderful and the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were beautiful!! I highly recommend working with coordinator Nancy June. She is efficient and has great attention to detail. I did not even need to hire a wedding coordinator - Nancy took care of everything.

Consider The Mayflower for your wedding - you won't be disappointed! Read less
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samar
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow where to start ! We were married on 5/19/2012 at the Mayflower and it was absolutely AMAZING !!!!!!! EVERYTHING down to the last detail was perfect and would not have been able to do it with out our coordinator Rosa. She helped us along the way and honestly everyone is talking about what a great affair it was :)

Planning a wedding is stressful and I am definitely type A- I would visit the mayflower almost biweekly close to the wedding and they never got tired of me always helpful every time !!

If anyone is thinking about getting married here, please message me I will definitely give you any insight or help with this fabulous venue :)
Wow where to start ! We were married on 5/19/2012 at the Mayflower and it was absolutely AMAZING !!!!!!! EVERYTHING down Read more...
Wow where to start ! We were married on 5/19/2012 at the Mayflower and it was absolutely AMAZING !!!!!!! EVERYTHING down to the last detail was perfect and would not have been able to do it with out our coordinator Rosa. She helped us along the way and honestly everyone is talking about what a great affair it was :)

Planning a wedding is stressful and I am definitely type A- I would visit the mayflower almost biweekly close to the wedding and they never got tired of me always helpful every time !!

If anyone is thinking about getting married here, please message me I will definitely give you any insight or help with this fabulous venue :) Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I was extremely happy to have chose the Mayflower as the venue for our reception. I was a happy bride thanks to the staff at the Mayflower.
I was extremely happy to have chose the Mayflower as the venue for our reception. I was a happy bride thanks to the staff Read more...
I was extremely happy to have chose the Mayflower as the venue for our reception. I was a happy bride thanks to the staff at the Mayflower. Read less
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Kendra M
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
The Mayflower was the perfect venue for my wedding. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
The Mayflower was the perfect venue for my wedding. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
The Mayflower was the perfect venue for my wedding. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
I had my ceremony and reception at the Mayflower and do not have a single complaint. Everything was wonderful from beginning to end and I am so glad we made the decision we did!
I had my ceremony and reception at the Mayflower and do not have a single complaint. Everything was wonderful from Read more...
I had my ceremony and reception at the Mayflower and do not have a single complaint. Everything was wonderful from beginning to end and I am so glad we made the decision we did! Read less
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monyluv
Wedding:
5/28/2006
5.0/5.0
If you have some money to spend, the Mayflower is absolutely, 100 percent the place where you should get married in Washington, DC. Dominic Sanchez and his staff will go so far beyond your expectations you won't even believe it. Aislynne in sales and Ashley in room bookings will also go above & beyond. it's been almost 2 years since my wedding there and I still remember everyone who was there to help us out, which really says something about the quality of service at the Mayflower. Definitely not to be missed.
If you have some money to spend, the Mayflower is absolutely, 100 percent the place where you should get married in Read more...
If you have some money to spend, the Mayflower is absolutely, 100 percent the place where you should get married in Washington, DC. Dominic Sanchez and his staff will go so far beyond your expectations you won't even believe it. Aislynne in sales and Ashley in room bookings will also go above & beyond. it's been almost 2 years since my wedding there and I still remember everyone who was there to help us out, which really says something about the quality of service at the Mayflower. Definitely not to be missed. Read less
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Smiling Bride
Wedding:
7/9/2005
5.0/5.0
The Mayflower is a beautiful hotel. I would choose it again for my wedding in a heartbeat!
The Mayflower is a beautiful hotel. I would choose it again for my wedding in a heartbeat!
The Mayflower is a beautiful hotel. I would choose it again for my wedding in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Mayflower. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to be married there because it is such a beautiful venue. I had a wonderful coordinator and she addressed all of my wacky concerns in a timely fashion. I recommend the Mayflower to anyone who wants a stress free wedding day!!
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I had both my ceremony and reception at the Mayflower. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to be married there because it is such a beautiful venue. I had a wonderful coordinator and she addressed all of my wacky concerns in a timely fashion. I recommend the Mayflower to anyone who wants a stress free wedding day!! Read less
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nicole
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel was our ceremony/reception venue for our October 8, 2011, 5pm wedding. Our guests are still RAVING about the elegant and classy venue. Dellin and I are amazed at how beautiful everything that we envisioned came to fruition. We would like to add that many of the staff at the Mayflower are professional and responsive and worked hard to keep us satisfied during our planning process.

Pros:
elegant venue
great food
accessible parking
nice hotel rooms
professional, flexible staff
Mia Carter
Kristin Hughes
Akeah Proctor
Tahmika Gist


Cons:
our package did not include Chivari chairs which we think for the money we spent they should have been included
also, several of our guests stated that the quantity food at the cocktail hour was limited eventhough we thought we ordered a sufficent amount for our guest count

Overall, we are extremely happy that we chose the Mayflower for our special day.

Dellin and Nicole Smith
October 8, 2011
The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel was our ceremony/reception venue for our October 8, 2011, 5pm wedding. Our guests are Read more...
The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel was our ceremony/reception venue for our October 8, 2011, 5pm wedding. Our guests are still RAVING about the elegant and classy venue. Dellin and I are amazed at how beautiful everything that we envisioned came to fruition. We would like to add that many of the staff at the Mayflower are professional and responsive and worked hard to keep us satisfied during our planning process.

Pros:
elegant venue
great food
accessible parking
nice hotel rooms
professional, flexible staff
Mia Carter
Kristin Hughes
Akeah Proctor
Tahmika Gist


Cons:
our package did not include Chivari chairs which we think for the money we spent they should have been included
also, several of our guests stated that the quantity food at the cocktail hour was limited eventhough we thought we ordered a sufficent amount for our guest count

Overall, we are extremely happy that we chose the Mayflower for our special day.

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royallyunique
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.8/5.0
I was so blessed to have picked the perfect venue. The Mayflower met every wedding dream I had envisioned. Working with Rosel Moral, and Mr. Joe Cardone was a gift. Rosel was attentive, understanding and determined to make me the happiest bride. My wedding was a fairytale. The catering team and chef prepared the best meal, display of food and service we could have asked for. Thank you Chef Kristin. Thank you Catherine and your catering team, thank you everyone at the Mayflower for making my event the perfect success.
I was so blessed to have picked the perfect venue. The Mayflower met every wedding dream I had envisioned. Working with Read more...
I was so blessed to have picked the perfect venue. The Mayflower met every wedding dream I had envisioned. Working with Rosel Moral, and Mr. Joe Cardone was a gift. Rosel was attentive, understanding and determined to make me the happiest bride. My wedding was a fairytale. The catering team and chef prepared the best meal, display of food and service we could have asked for. Thank you Chef Kristin. Thank you Catherine and your catering team, thank you everyone at the Mayflower for making my event the perfect success. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/14/2007
4.7/5.0
This is an absolutely perfect place to be married...and or reception. Our coordinator, Heather Jasper, was just fabulous. She was extremely professional, helpful, understanding, and fun! Everything went off smoothly. She helped with the menu, suggested other vendors (all excellent), and was always there to answer any of my questions during all the planning. Our ceremony was beautiful, the reception was excellent. The food - well...I didn't eat mine because of being pulled around, but the food is great. The menu selection is exceptional, and we could select different entrees for our guests. The wait staff was great. I highly recommend this hotel!
This is an absolutely perfect place to be married...and or reception. Our coordinator, Heather Jasper, was just fabulous. Read more...
This is an absolutely perfect place to be married...and or reception. Our coordinator, Heather Jasper, was just fabulous. She was extremely professional, helpful, understanding, and fun! Everything went off smoothly. She helped with the menu, suggested other vendors (all excellent), and was always there to answer any of my questions during all the planning. Our ceremony was beautiful, the reception was excellent. The food - well...I didn't eat mine because of being pulled around, but the food is great. The menu selection is exceptional, and we could select different entrees for our guests. The wait staff was great. I highly recommend this hotel! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Mrs. McP
Wedding:
12/30/2006
4.7/5.0
We were married at St. Matthews Cathedral and the wedding reception was held at the Mayflower Hotel. The wedding planner, Katherine, did a fanstatic job from helping me plan the event to managing both my expectations (and my mothers!). She communicated every detail and made the planning a pleasant and memorable experience. By the way, the food tasting is an event in itself. Very fun! We booked the Chinese Room for cocktails and then the reception dinner was held in the Main Ball Room. The food was amazing, the lighting just perfect, and fun was had by all guests. I would definitely recommend having a wedding reception at The Mayflower.
We were married at St. Matthews Cathedral and the wedding reception was held at the Mayflower Hotel. The wedding planner, Read more...
We were married at St. Matthews Cathedral and the wedding reception was held at the Mayflower Hotel. The wedding planner, Katherine, did a fanstatic job from helping me plan the event to managing both my expectations (and my mothers!). She communicated every detail and made the planning a pleasant and memorable experience. By the way, the food tasting is an event in itself. Very fun! We booked the Chinese Room for cocktails and then the reception dinner was held in the Main Ball Room. The food was amazing, the lighting just perfect, and fun was had by all guests. I would definitely recommend having a wedding reception at The Mayflower. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Teriauna
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.5/5.0
My experience at the Mayflower was phenomenal!!! My sales and meeting contacts Ron and Rosa were absolutely amazing!!! They made me feel like an absolute celebrity princess and were very hands on all throughout my planning process. They literally rolled out the red carpet for me and my guests!! The only minor issues we had were with the banquet staff during dinner but that was minor. I loved my wedding. Every time I drive by the hotel I tell my fiancé lets run in and get married again!!! Mayflower provided a platinum wedding. Dream come true!!!
My experience at the Mayflower was phenomenal!!! My sales and meeting contacts Ron and Rosa were absolutely amazing!!! Read more...
My experience at the Mayflower was phenomenal!!! My sales and meeting contacts Ron and Rosa were absolutely amazing!!! They made me feel like an absolute celebrity princess and were very hands on all throughout my planning process. They literally rolled out the red carpet for me and my guests!! The only minor issues we had were with the banquet staff during dinner but that was minor. I loved my wedding. Every time I drive by the hotel I tell my fiancé lets run in and get married again!!! Mayflower provided a platinum wedding. Dream come true!!! Read less
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Ayanna
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.4/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at The Mayflower. Let me start by saying that we have LOVED working with the team there. My mom and I enjoyed going to tea there for years, and when I was getting married, I knew that there was no other place I'd like to have as my venue.

However, as you can imagine, The Mayflower isn't cheap. It's a beautiful, historic venue, and the cost is commensurate with the grandeur. Our initial interview was with Jimmy Reilly, and he is a true GEM. He made us see that we could have our dream wedding there, and not go completely broke doing it.

He passed us off to Rosa, who was very sweet. We had a few hiccups along the way, but nothing that couldn't be smoothed over. The tasting was one of the BEST parts of my entire wedding planning process. I swear, the price of the wedding was worth it just for the tasting. The chef was conscientious and talented and everything was delicious.

The night before our wedding, Rosa had a suite waiting for each of us (and each set of parents). The treats that were in our rooms were so thoughtful.

From this experience, Jimmy and Rosa have become friends (Jimmy was even an invited guest to our wedding, and is a dear part of our lives going forward).

If you're looking for a professional team, look no further. Rosa and Jimmy are a true dream team.
We had our ceremony and reception at The Mayflower. Let me start by saying that we have LOVED working with the team there. Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at The Mayflower. Let me start by saying that we have LOVED working with the team there. My mom and I enjoyed going to tea there for years, and when I was getting married, I knew that there was no other place I'd like to have as my venue.

However, as you can imagine, The Mayflower isn't cheap. It's a beautiful, historic venue, and the cost is commensurate with the grandeur. Our initial interview was with Jimmy Reilly, and he is a true GEM. He made us see that we could have our dream wedding there, and not go completely broke doing it.

He passed us off to Rosa, who was very sweet. We had a few hiccups along the way, but nothing that couldn't be smoothed over. The tasting was one of the BEST parts of my entire wedding planning process. I swear, the price of the wedding was worth it just for the tasting. The chef was conscientious and talented and everything was delicious.

The night before our wedding, Rosa had a suite waiting for each of us (and each set of parents). The treats that were in our rooms were so thoughtful.

From this experience, Jimmy and Rosa have become friends (Jimmy was even an invited guest to our wedding, and is a dear part of our lives going forward).

If you're looking for a professional team, look no further. Rosa and Jimmy are a true dream team. Read less
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elkdc
Wedding:
7/12/2008
4.4/5.0
We had our reception at The Mayflower on July 12, 2008. We liked that it was within a short walk from our ceremony site - St. Matthew's Cathedral. The cocktail hour was in the Chinese Room and the reception was in the Grand Ballroom. We were very happy with everything - the room looked beautiful - from the table linens to the lighting. The Mayflower also did our cake - I hadn't given much guidance on what it should look like and I was really happy with it. Stephanie Krasner was our coordinator, and she did a fantastic job. She paid attention to every detail and was always willing to meet with us during the planning. She kept everything running smoothly and was so nice. There were little hiccups - like a few hotel rooms not being available on time for check-in and some guests did not get their gift bags, but that was minor. We loved the elegance of the Mayflower, but Stephanie also helped us achieve a fun atmosphere like we wanted.
We had our reception at The Mayflower on July 12, 2008. We liked that it was within a short walk from our ceremony site - Read more...
We had our reception at The Mayflower on July 12, 2008. We liked that it was within a short walk from our ceremony site - St. Matthew's Cathedral. The cocktail hour was in the Chinese Room and the reception was in the Grand Ballroom. We were very happy with everything - the room looked beautiful - from the table linens to the lighting. The Mayflower also did our cake - I hadn't given much guidance on what it should look like and I was really happy with it. Stephanie Krasner was our coordinator, and she did a fantastic job. She paid attention to every detail and was always willing to meet with us during the planning. She kept everything running smoothly and was so nice. There were little hiccups - like a few hotel rooms not being available on time for check-in and some guests did not get their gift bags, but that was minor. We loved the elegance of the Mayflower, but Stephanie also helped us achieve a fun atmosphere like we wanted. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/19/2005
4.4/5.0
Mayflower's ballroom is amazing and one of the biggest in the city. The hotel has old charm and there really isn't another ballroom like it. All of the presidential inaugural balls have been in The Grand Ballroom. It is pricy, so do not go if you are on a strict budget. We had the Presidental Suite as our bridal suite and it was the nicest suite I have ever been in!

The event staff is wonderful and will accommodate your every desire!
Mayflower's ballroom is amazing and one of the biggest in the city. The hotel has old charm and there really isn't another Read more...
Mayflower's ballroom is amazing and one of the biggest in the city. The hotel has old charm and there really isn't another ballroom like it. All of the presidential inaugural balls have been in The Grand Ballroom. It is pricy, so do not go if you are on a strict budget. We had the Presidental Suite as our bridal suite and it was the nicest suite I have ever been in!

The event staff is wonderful and will accommodate your every desire! Read less
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Leila
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.2/5.0
A beautiful hotel with incredible food and decor. Being involved in the planning, you will scrutinize every detail and notice anything that is wrong; which, there will always be something. That being said, we really had a wonderful time, as did our guests, who have been continually complimenting us on the reception since. The service was almost impeccable. However, the flaws we speak of, having had little to no impact on our guests, made our day extremely stressful. We feel strongly that this can be avoided by other brides and grooms seeking this venue by insisting on all of your details to be exactly as you want them. The hotel pressured us to modify our day-of time-line, at the last minute (after invitations were printed, and up to the week before our wedding day). There were a few details that were extremely important to us, including being able to attend our own cocktail hour, which we were unable to do. The hotel was concerned that there was too much time between our ceremony and our receptions and that they (the hotel) would be perceived as unprepared if our guests arrived at the hotel with "nothing to do." We modified our schedule to accommodate the hotel, which is why we rated the vendor lower on flexibility. In other areas, they were absolutely flexible and even went above and beyond to please us. These are the facts and each bride and groom must decide what is most important to them.
A beautiful hotel with incredible food and decor. Being involved in the planning, you will scrutinize every detail and Read more...
A beautiful hotel with incredible food and decor. Being involved in the planning, you will scrutinize every detail and notice anything that is wrong; which, there will always be something. That being said, we really had a wonderful time, as did our guests, who have been continually complimenting us on the reception since. The service was almost impeccable. However, the flaws we speak of, having had little to no impact on our guests, made our day extremely stressful. We feel strongly that this can be avoided by other brides and grooms seeking this venue by insisting on all of your details to be exactly as you want them. The hotel pressured us to modify our day-of time-line, at the last minute (after invitations were printed, and up to the week before our wedding day). There were a few details that were extremely important to us, including being able to attend our own cocktail hour, which we were unable to do. The hotel was concerned that there was too much time between our ceremony and our receptions and that they (the hotel) would be perceived as unprepared if our guests arrived at the hotel with "nothing to do." We modified our schedule to accommodate the hotel, which is why we rated the vendor lower on flexibility. In other areas, they were absolutely flexible and even went above and beyond to please us. These are the facts and each bride and groom must decide what is most important to them. Read less
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dacjd
Wedding:
2/15/2009
3.7/5.0
The Mayflower was a great venue for the money. They were much more affordable in the winter season and I suggest the winter vs the summer for the value. The contract needed to be reviewed many times because of mistakes. The wedding planner is not responsive and needs to be tracked down and reminded of details but if you are organized you can keep her on schedule. The day of the wedding was a dream!
The Mayflower was a great venue for the money. They were much more affordable in the winter season and I suggest the Read more...
The Mayflower was a great venue for the money. They were much more affordable in the winter season and I suggest the winter vs the summer for the value. The contract needed to be reviewed many times because of mistakes. The wedding planner is not responsive and needs to be tracked down and reminded of details but if you are organized you can keep her on schedule. The day of the wedding was a dream! Read less
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Pearl11
Wedding:
11/23/2007
3.7/5.0
The room we chose to have our wedding was beautiful - actually the venue of on of President Kennedy's inaugural ball. The price per person was a little steep, but totally worth it. And they did not require us to use their caterer, we have religious requirements for the food so they allowed an outside vendor. Most of my guests were from out of town and to be so close to the tourist attractions (Smithsonian, White House, etc) was an added plus.
The room we chose to have our wedding was beautiful - actually the venue of on of President Kennedy's inaugural ball. The Read more...
The room we chose to have our wedding was beautiful - actually the venue of on of President Kennedy's inaugural ball. The price per person was a little steep, but totally worth it. And they did not require us to use their caterer, we have religious requirements for the food so they allowed an outside vendor. Most of my guests were from out of town and to be so close to the tourist attractions (Smithsonian, White House, etc) was an added plus. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
9/27/2008
3.3/5.0
We choose the Mayflower Hotel as our reception venue. We received two smaller ballrooms in our package for approx. $120 per person, along with top shelf alcohol and 4 hors d'ouerves, a suite night, and our cake. We also decided to use the florist inhouse which we paid approx. $1300 for. The total bill for approx. 88 guests was $14,000 (with taxes). The planning process was a lot of fun and we loved being treated so well. Even that night before the meal began I was impressed with the set-up of the room, and how we were all introduced to the crowd.

We thought that the overall price for the value was worth it, the food was excellent and the cake tasted great and looked lovely. We might book here again but would be on them like hawks both the night of the event and making sure that everything we wanted was in the contract before we signed. The event venue is also fabulous for photos, but we only cautiously recommend them for these reasons:

1) The cake was supurb and the chef did a great job with all meals. However, we found the service was TOO prompt, often clearly plates away from guests before they were finished, or while they were dancing removed their piece of cake. We were never consulted with during the event of what they wished us to do with extra cake. They also removed the chargers that we provided after the first course, and did not return them with any service despite us directing them to do so.

2) We were informed that the service manager would arrange for all gifts and cards to be taken to our suite so that we would not have to worry about that. GET THIS IN WRITING IN THE CONTRACT. We didn't and when some gifts came up missing (including cards with cash and gift cards that I was personally handed) they said it was our fault, got into a blame game, and were absolutely unyielding. They then denied ever offering this service to us (despite the rest of our gifts already in our suite). MISSING: 3-4 gifts/cards; picture frame; 4 disposable cameras that were left on tables.

3) Close down occured well before our "approximate end time" of 11 PM. As a result, they were clearing tables of everything before guests had left. GET IT IN WRITING THAT THEY WILL NOT BEGIN TO TEAR DOWN, REMOVE FLOWERS, ETC. UNTIL ALL GUESTS HAVE LEFT. ALSO GET IT IN WRITING THAT COFFEE / TEA SERVICE LASTS UNTIL CLOSE.

4. We regret the most using the florist. The flowers were overpriced when compared to other florists for what we got, they did not provide what we contracted for exactly, they failed to deliver the men's flowers to the church hostess (and allegedly left them somewhere that no one ever found!), and worst of all... at the end of the night we saw them removing the flowers. The groom asked them where they were going and they were told by the main florist "to the trash!" We insisted that we be given some of the flowers. The florist proceeded to set the vase down, remove the flowers from it, shake some of the water off, and then throw them onto one of the side tables. He did this with another arrangement before saying, essentially, "that enough?!" I was speechless and furious!!! Despite complaining the next day and to management, to this day we remain unsatisfied with this unprofessionalism. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THEIR FLORIST.
We choose the Mayflower Hotel as our reception venue. We received two smaller ballrooms in our package for approx. $120 Read more...
We choose the Mayflower Hotel as our reception venue. We received two smaller ballrooms in our package for approx. $120 per person, along with top shelf alcohol and 4 hors d'ouerves, a suite night, and our cake. We also decided to use the florist inhouse which we paid approx. $1300 for. The total bill for approx. 88 guests was $14,000 (with taxes). The planning process was a lot of fun and we loved being treated so well. Even that night before the meal began I was impressed with the set-up of the room, and how we were all introduced to the crowd.

We thought that the overall price for the value was worth it, the food was excellent and the cake tasted great and looked lovely. We might book here again but would be on them like hawks both the night of the event and making sure that everything we wanted was in the contract before we signed. The event venue is also fabulous for photos, but we only cautiously recommend them for these reasons:

1) The cake was supurb and the chef did a great job with all meals. However, we found the service was TOO prompt, often clearly plates away from guests before they were finished, or while they were dancing removed their piece of cake. We were never consulted with during the event of what they wished us to do with extra cake. They also removed the chargers that we provided after the first course, and did not return them with any service despite us directing them to do so.

2) We were informed that the service manager would arrange for all gifts and cards to be taken to our suite so that we would not have to worry about that. GET THIS IN WRITING IN THE CONTRACT. We didn't and when some gifts came up missing (including cards with cash and gift cards that I was personally handed) they said it was our fault, got into a blame game, and were absolutely unyielding. They then denied ever offering this service to us (despite the rest of our gifts already in our suite). MISSING: 3-4 gifts/cards; picture frame; 4 disposable cameras that were left on tables.

3) Close down occured well before our "approximate end time" of 11 PM. As a result, they were clearing tables of everything before guests had left. GET IT IN WRITING THAT THEY WILL NOT BEGIN TO TEAR DOWN, REMOVE FLOWERS, ETC. UNTIL ALL GUESTS HAVE LEFT. ALSO GET IT IN WRITING THAT COFFEE / TEA SERVICE LASTS UNTIL CLOSE.

4. We regret the most using the florist. The flowers were overpriced when compared to other florists for what we got, they did not provide what we contracted for exactly, they failed to deliver the men's flowers to the church hostess (and allegedly left them somewhere that no one ever found!), and worst of all... at the end of the night we saw them removing the flowers. The groom asked them where they were going and they were told by the main florist "to the trash!" We insisted that we be given some of the flowers. The florist proceeded to set the vase down, remove the flowers from it, shake some of the water off, and then throw them onto one of the side tables. He did this with another arrangement before saying, essentially, "that enough?!" I was speechless and furious!!! Despite complaining the next day and to management, to this day we remain unsatisfied with this unprofessionalism. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THEIR FLORIST. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.8/5.0
I can't even begin to describe what occurred during the reception. Where do I start because there were do many details that were either forgotten or missed. My expectations were very high, I have to say, since this was a THE Mayflower Hotel. I expected a lot more than I received. I have to say the Senior Catering Sales Executive, Dominic, was very responsive, up until we signed the contract. After that, I never heard from him again after repeatedly sending him emails about who to contact next. The next time I heard from him was when he sent an email stating that he was leaving The Mayflower.

The event planner who was assigned to our wedding, Stephanie, was impossible to reach. We would play phone/email tag. Sometimes I wouldn't get a response for weeks and I had to call or send an angry email for her to actually get back to me. She did become more responsive when the big day was 2 weeks away. I was very disappointed with her. She forgot so many details. For example, she forgot that we were making our big entrance on the balcony even though we told her this at least 2 times during our meetings. I had to remind her minutes before being introduced. She led us through a back way to get up the balcony. Then, once we made our entrance the plan was to move the spotlight to us. Since she forgot, she had no engineer or AV specialist, and thus she attempted to move the spotlight herself, resulting in her breaking the light. I had to leave my reception to page her at the front desk to get someone to fix it since we needed the spotlight to light our wedding cake on the stage.

Our cake had different flavors on each layer. My now-husband and I asked for red velvet from several servers and we did not get it. Another cake issue was when they wrapped the top layer of our cake and sent it home with our parents, we found out the next day that our topper was gone. All the edible orchids were gone, resulting in no keepsake for me or my husband. We had no other cake topper, that was the one thing I really wanted and they claimed to take it off so they could wrap the cake. I called Stephanie about this the day after the wedding, and she assured me that by the time I come back from my honeymoon that we would gather the orchids and they would be ready for me. I must say it has been 4 months and she has yet to follow up. I wonder why....

I have tried to contact the Director of Event planning and have even written a letter, but no answer. Talk about no apology or responsibility to own up to things that went wrong. I am very disappointed and believe that the Mayflower is overpriced for the kind of treatment I received. The only good thing was that the Chef's food was great. That's about it.
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I can't even begin to describe what occurred during the reception. Where do I start because there were do many details that were either forgotten or missed. My expectations were very high, I have to say, since this was a THE Mayflower Hotel. I expected a lot more than I received. I have to say the Senior Catering Sales Executive, Dominic, was very responsive, up until we signed the contract. After that, I never heard from him again after repeatedly sending him emails about who to contact next. The next time I heard from him was when he sent an email stating that he was leaving The Mayflower.

The event planner who was assigned to our wedding, Stephanie, was impossible to reach. We would play phone/email tag. Sometimes I wouldn't get a response for weeks and I had to call or send an angry email for her to actually get back to me. She did become more responsive when the big day was 2 weeks away. I was very disappointed with her. She forgot so many details. For example, she forgot that we were making our big entrance on the balcony even though we told her this at least 2 times during our meetings. I had to remind her minutes before being introduced. She led us through a back way to get up the balcony. Then, once we made our entrance the plan was to move the spotlight to us. Since she forgot, she had no engineer or AV specialist, and thus she attempted to move the spotlight herself, resulting in her breaking the light. I had to leave my reception to page her at the front desk to get someone to fix it since we needed the spotlight to light our wedding cake on the stage.

Our cake had different flavors on each layer. My now-husband and I asked for red velvet from several servers and we did not get it. Another cake issue was when they wrapped the top layer of our cake and sent it home with our parents, we found out the next day that our topper was gone. All the edible orchids were gone, resulting in no keepsake for me or my husband. We had no other cake topper, that was the one thing I really wanted and they claimed to take it off so they could wrap the cake. I called Stephanie about this the day after the wedding, and she assured me that by the time I come back from my honeymoon that we would gather the orchids and they would be ready for me. I must say it has been 4 months and she has yet to follow up. I wonder why....

I have tried to contact the Director of Event planning and have even written a letter, but no answer. Talk about no apology or responsibility to own up to things that went wrong. I am very disappointed and believe that the Mayflower is overpriced for the kind of treatment I received. The only good thing was that the Chef's food was great. That's about it. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/9/2008
2.1/5.0
While the venue was beautiful and the food was amazing, we had a lot of problems with our wedding coordinator (assigned by the hotel) responding to questions and requests. After the wedding, there has been nothing but problems. 6 months later, we are still trying to resolve issues with billing (we were double billed for rooms that were supposed to be comp'ed and there were other items which weren't supposed to be billed, etc). My parents have emailed the coordinator several times, and when she didn't respond, they started copying management from the hotel. We have been promised by numerous people that the problems would be resolved quickly, only to have them stop responding and not following through.
While the venue was beautiful and the food was amazing, we had a lot of problems with our wedding coordinator (assigned by Read more...
While the venue was beautiful and the food was amazing, we had a lot of problems with our wedding coordinator (assigned by the hotel) responding to questions and requests. After the wedding, there has been nothing but problems. 6 months later, we are still trying to resolve issues with billing (we were double billed for rooms that were supposed to be comp'ed and there were other items which weren't supposed to be billed, etc). My parents have emailed the coordinator several times, and when she didn't respond, they started copying management from the hotel. We have been promised by numerous people that the problems would be resolved quickly, only to have them stop responding and not following through. Read less
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Offer Expires: 12/12/2014

Available to the first couple
Deal #WWbe8d9ee5664f5a44
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1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036 See On Map
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