The Liaison Capitol Hill, An Affinia Hotel
We loved having our wedding there and Ray was great (he even worked while he was out for surgery on his hands)! Great pool deck, great space, great service. Thanks!
The Liaison and Art & Soul was the perfect place for our small wedding. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding. We decorated the restaurant's private dining room and the sidewalk patio ourselves - and the staff was very helpful in setting everything up. The Capitol dome is visible from the sidewalk patio - at night it is a beautiful background. Ray, the catering director, was a pleasure to work with and had good ideas on the menu and flow of the event. The few minor hiccups that we experienced (and everyone does in wedding planning) were quickly resolved.
The hotel rooms were wonderful and the location is great for out-of-towner easy access to stroll around the Mall and museums on their free time. We did not have to worry about people getting lost or giving them Metro directions.
And the night before, my now husband and I chatted with our guests in the hotel lobby/bar area after dinner with our parents. It was a fun, casual yet cool space that facilitated mingling and conversation --- we closed the place down that night.
If you are looking for a modern yet unpretentious venue, look no further.
The hotel was lovely, and very accommodating. They are redoing the main rooms, but I found them to be beautiful the way they were. Whatever snafus there were, were fixed immediately. Ray, the catering director, was extraordinaryily helpful and very responsive. He took away all my worries, and resolved any problems. His ideas about the menu were right on. He made my small wedding work beautifully, especially the flow and tempo of the rooms. The food was out of this world. Do be specific regarding the cake service, as that did not go the way I wanted. However, everything else was wonderful.
My husband and I loved having our wedding here. Everyone is so nice and helpful, and everything looked WONDERFUL. I would highly recommend to all.
As one of seven unique Affinia hotels, The Liaison Capitol Hill is within two blocks of the US Capitol, Union Station and the National Mall making it
the perfect setting for special events. Every guest is afforded an array of amenities and services designed to provide customized comfort, including Affinia’s a six choice pillow menu, the Affinia Bed, Affinia’s Experience Kits, in room spa treatments with SPAffinia,and a daily welcome drink at check-in.
Adjacent to the hotel’s lobby is the stylish Art and Soul restaurant and Art Bar featuring the cuisine of twotime James Beard Award winning chef and author Art Smith. After ten years as Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef, Chef Art opened the acclaimed Table Fifty-Two in Chicago, and can often be seen on Iron Chef America, Rachel Ray, The Today Show, Top Chef and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Our menus feature fresh, modern regional cuisine with a southern accent, focusing on locally grown produce. Executive Chef Ryan Morgan and his team will be happy to customize a menu for your event, including wine paring. Our sommelier is available to guide you through the process of selecting and pairing wines and cocktails for your event.
All 343 guest rooms are newly designed to have a comfortable and contemporary residential feel. In addition to the plush Affinia bed with a mohair headboard, each room has a 37 inch panel television, reading lamps, workspace with Internet access and voice mail, a MP3 and CD alarm clock, in-room coffee and tea, daily valet service and bath amenities from Aveda.
In the summer of 2009, the redesigned roof top pool opens outfitted with a bar, day beds, cabanas and a new menu with food inspired by Chef Art Smith. Additional hotel amenities include a fitness center, gift shop and on site self and valet parking.
5 hour Wedding Package
specialized tasting with chef for bride and groom prior to wedding
one hour cocktail reception with premium open bar
choice of passed and displayed hors d’ouvres
three hour dinner and dancing with premium open bar
custom 4 course menus
complimentary bridal accommodations for weddings of 100 persons or more
special hotel rates for your guests’ accommodations