Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
We held our ceremony at 6th & I. We worked with David Goldstein. Getting the date was hard, it books in advance! But after that everything was great! It was easy to hold our date, they were easy with payments, and they had their own chuppah that our florist could decorate instead of building from scratch. The synagogue is absolutely beautiful and everyone loved it. It can hold over 500 people, but still felt intimate with our 120. It is also really accessible, close to metro and downtown. Highly recommend 6th and I for your jewish wedding receptions
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue is an outstanding place for a Jewish wedding. There are few places that feel so religious, while also boasting a supreme court justice has visited and your favorite Indie band has probably played right where you've placed your chuppah -- all in the past few weeks.
It's a great location - it is metro accessible and there is a public parking lot across the street available for guests.
We used the social hall below for a beautiful reception for 120 guests. If I had only used the sanctuary, I would give Sixth and I 5 stars. You barely need flowers the place is so lovely.
Just be aware if you want to use the social hall, the staff is not used to wedding planning. I'd recommend a wedding planner. Despite its modest appearances (and my initial doubts!), however, the social hall can be decked out for a reception worthy of the social hall's greatness.
My husband and I would not have chosen any other place in the world to get married than the amazing and beautiful Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. We feel so fortunate to have been able to get married at such a special place. We worked with Matt Goldenberg, who as wonderful to work with, and accommodated our every need. He (and 6th & I) were completely flexible on every issue and we felt that he worked WITH us in making the day exactly as we wanted it to be. Our day-of was flawless and perfect, thanks to Matt and his helpers. We could not more strongly recommend 6th & I as a wedding venue to any Jewish couple.
Sixth & I is a really interesting synagogue. It doesn't have a congregation so in order to use the space for your wedding, you have to rent the space and hire your own rabbi. Renting the space is not cheap, but it's worth it. But I have to say, this is the most beautiful synagogue that I have ever seen! All of our guests were amazed! The staff there are great as well, and they were very helpful in putting together our entire event - they're extremely helpful and professional.
This synagogue was a tad more expensive than others in the area, but when I explained our budget requirements, the administrators were very reasonable and were able to give me a discount. They were extremely easy to work with and did everything they could to accommodate our needs. I should add that the synagogue itself is gorgeous.
6th and I is one of the most beautiful synagogues I have ever been in. When you walk in the door, you can feel the holiness of the building. I would not have gotten married anywhere else. The ultimate perk in my eyes was I could bring in my own rabbi which was very important to me.
There are a few issues with the synagogue. We could not choose our own time slot which made things a bit challenging. It was either 12-2 or 5-7, we had to be the flexible ones when it came to scheduling. The aisle is a bit narrow for three people to walk down, but we made it work. There really is not a great place to park, though it is metro accessible. (We used buses from out hotel and reception sight.)
However, as I mentioned before, no matter what the issues were, I would not have gotten married anywhere else and I am not sure I could have found a more beautiful, peaceful, and spiritual Jewish sanctuary to be married in.