Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC
When I first saw this hotel from the outside, I was not that impress, I did not see anything unique or spectacular. My first impression began to change as I stepped inside the lobby and began our tour. This hotel has a lot of history to it. It used to holds many presidential inauguration balls. Also celebrities like the Beatles also stayed and performed here. Recently this year, one of the Raven’s player had a wedding here (don’t know his name as I don’t really follow football).
However, what really stole my heart is the Omni’s beautiful garden and patio. It has an old world charm feel which I love and is very spacious especially considering it is located in the city. The hotel is also located in this older yet very charming neighborhood. The hotel event coordinator, William Grace, is also a joy to work with. I don’t have any negative remark about this place thus far. (Finger crossed)
Meadow Lark in downtown Vienna
For some reason, when you talk about a picture perfect wedding, I always envision a garden wedding. And like real estate, this beautiful garden also offers location, location, location (for folks in northern VA at least)! The garden is beautifully filled with many different types of flowers all spring and summer long. It also has ponds, gazebo, path ways…very romantic. There is no need to worry about inclement weather because this garden has a beautiful atrium with flowers and small streams or ponds inside as part of the décor. The only down side that I can think of is that there can be a lot of geese droppings along the walking path. Wouldn’t want to stain that beautiful white dress :)
National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC
There is just something very chic and glamorous about being married in a museum. Kind of like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City the Movie, except her was in a library but close enough. The marble floor, stairs, and architecture of what would be your reception area is just gorgeous and glam. Of course the price tag is going to be more expensive and you will need to bring in outside catering services, including valet parking service.