24 Ways to Do a Hotel Wedding in Washington

Go big, go ballroom.

Thinking about getting married in Washington? The hotels in the DC area offer some pretty spectacular ballrooms and backdrops for your big day. We’ve rounded up 24 ways that real couples personalized these spaces around Washington for their own weddings—click through, get inspired, then use our recommended hotel venue list to start planning your own!

1. Elegant White and Gold

Photo by Genevieve Leiper

The Four Seasons ballroom was the perfect backdrop for Kendal and Shawn’s September wedding.

2. Easy Ivory and Green

Photo by Vicki Grafton via Style Me Pretty

Marlee and Aaron’s Omni Shoreham hotel wedding shows that elegant weddings can still feel relaxed.

3. Holiday Festive

Photo by Annabelle Dando

Kelly and Kyle selected The Willard InterContinental as the backdrop for their Christmas-themed wedding.

4. Rustic Forest

Photo by Amy Raab Photography

Restoration Hardware was the inspiration behind this October wedding at the The Fairmont Hotel.

5. Fun For Fall

Photos by Casey Hendrickson Photography

Justin and Nathan’s Dupont Circle Hotel wedding proves that pumpkin decor doesn’t have to feel cheesy.

6. Cherry Blossom Everything

Photo by Katelyn James Photography

Because you can’t do a Washington wedding round-up without cherry blossoms, we present to you Philip and Cheryl’s April nuptials.

7. Playful Orange and Pink

Photos by Eli Turner Studios

Lacey and Joe took color to a whole new level at their Fairmont Hotel wedding.

8. Preppy Blue and Green

Photo by Sweet Tea Photography

Mallory and Phil brought an Eastern Shore flair to the The Hay-Adams.

9. Modern Pink and Black

Photos by Marta Locklear via The Knot

Jackie and Ron hung poms in the courtyard trees at the St. Regis. We’re obsessed.

10. Sequined and Sparkly

Photo by Timmester Photography

An ice cream sandwich truck capped off this W Hotel wedding.

11. Chic and Sleek

Photos by Abby Jiu Photography via Style Me Pretty

Clean lines and contemporary touches make Brent and Alexis’s Fairmont Hotel wedding completely SMP-worthy.

12. Airy with Antique Touches

Photos by Astrid Photography

We love the way Sarah and Erkan played up their “love is a journey” theme at their Ritz-Carlton Georgetown wedding.

13. Pared Down with Pink Accents

Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography

The highlight of Nadia and Joe’s Decanter at The St. Regis wedding was definitely the cookie bar.

14. Pretty in Pastel

Photo by Eli Turner Studios

Pink may or may not have also featured prominently in Dana and Michael’s nuptials at The Mayflower Hotel.

15. Classic With Hits of Glitter

Photo by Andrea Jacobson for The Observatory

If you like gold sparkle, you’re going to need to see Olivia and Damon’s St. Regis wedding.

16. Downtown Cool

Photo by Jpix Photography via Capitol Romance

We’re especially enamored by the Metro-themed wedding invitations at this modern W Hotel wedding.

17. Every Shade of Fall

Photo by Jennifer Cody

The jewel tones are pretty unbelievable at this Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner wedding.

18. Winter Traditional

Photo by Christian Oth Studio

Jayne and Matthew focused on shades of ivory, amber, and gold for their Jefferson Hotel wedding.

19. Funky Teal and Lime

Photos by K. Thompson Photography via WeddingWire

Submerged buds and floating candles steal the centerpiece spotlight at this Hotel Monaco wedding.

20. Timeless Ballroom

Photo by Havar Espedal

We love the around-the-dance-floor table formation at this Four Seasons wedding.

21. With Purple Uplighting

Photos by Stephen Bobb Photography

We’re craving candy after revisiting this Park Hyatt wedding.

22. Great Gatsby Meets Middle East

Photos by Love Life Images

Not only can it be done, it can be done beautifully.

23. With an Ombré Petal Aisle

Photo by Lisa Boggs Photography

Which is just the beginning of the beauty from this stunning Persian wedding at The Fairmont Hotel.

24. With a View of the Washington Monument in the Background

Photo by Laura Luís Photography

Click through to Lauren and William’s wedding to see where they got this shot.

Find the Washington-area hotel that’s right for your celebration with our list of reccomended venues.

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.