Weddings

How to Bring The Nationals’ Racing Presidents to Your Wedding

Photograph by Jennifer Domenick, Love Life Images.

Your reception will be great. Your reception will be more than great—it will be amazing. But there is one easy way to make your reception unforgettable: a celebrity appearance.

While it’s unlikely the current President will show (see #10 for how to invite him, though), there are five past Presidents you can ensure will make an appearance. Their names are George, Tom, Abe, Teddy, and Bill, and they will totally come to your wedding. The Nationals’ Racing Presidents entertain at Nationals Park, and they’ll entertain at your reception, whether by working the photo booth, partying on the dance floor, or passing out favors. In the past, they’ve even been known to escort bridesmaids and groomsmen into the reception.

“Having the Racing Presidents at your wedding always seems to take the energy to the next level, while adding an element of fun for guests of all ages,” said Valerie Camillo, chief revenue and marketing officer of the Washington Nationals. “When George, Tom, Abe, Teddy or Bill make a special appearance, it gives your wedding a quintessential, Washington, DC feel.”

To book the Presidents, email mascot@nationals.com with the date, time, and location of your wedding, as well as any requests you’ve got for the group. Pricing starts at $325 per Racing President, and exact pricing for your event is available via email.

Related: The Racing Presidents Made an Appearance at This Glam Downtown DC Wedding

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.