We are thrilled to spotlight one of our favorite DC venues – The Willard InterContinental. There a few hotels as iconic as The Willard. Steeped in history, this prestigious hotel has hosted presidents, foreign dignitaries, and celebrities since opening its doors in 1818. Present day guests experience the finest in modern luxuries including sophisticated guest rooms, refined dining options and even an innovative children’s concierge service. All this just steps away from DC’s remarkable monuments, world-renowned museums and opulent shops.
The Willard shines as a premier venue for DC social and corporate events. The hotel boasts over 22,000 sq. feet of event space with 19 meeting rooms and three stunning ballrooms. Brides Magazine deemed the venue one of “The Best DC Hotels for a Bachelorette Party (2017),” “Top 50 Hotels for Weddings (2016),” and “The Best Venues in America: The South (2016).” The accolades do not stop there. Condé Nast Traveler named The Willard as one of “The 10 Best Hotels in Washington, DC (2017).”
“The majesty of the Willard InterContinental Hotel cannot be overstated. There is so much history here where many former US Presidents, heads of state and world leaders have stayed. You can almost feel the history when you walk through the halls and are surrounded by elegance and beauty. I think that the character of this place is what makes it such an ideal place for weddings. Particularly for those who want their big day to have a fairytale-like quality, there’s no better place than the Willard. Our bands have played many events here over the years – Big Ray & The Kool Kats being the most recent.” – Rob Cross, ECE DC Entertainment Consultant.
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