Imagine spending a balmy evening chatting over cocktails in the courtyard of one of the most elegant and historic houses in the nation’s capital. Then, as dinner is announced, the stately French doors of the Decatur Carriage House open, and you are seated under the magnificent vaulted ceilings at tables filled with candlelight before indulging in the first course of a finely catered meal.
Recognized as one of the top event and wedding venues by the Washingtonian since 1999, Decatur House offers the ideal balance of historical significance and classic Washington style. Whether entertaining in the courtyard surrounded by lavish green gardens, the Carriage House with stunning vaulted ceilings, or the elegant historic parlors, Decatur House provides an unrivaled setting for your special event.
For more than 180 years, the most important names in politics, business and society have gathered to celebrate and mingle in the shadow of the White House. At Decatur House, we welcome you to continue the tradition of fine Washington entertaining with your special event, holiday party, conference or wedding reception.