See the New “Chapel” Where You Can Get a Vegas-Style Wedding in DC

Photograph courtesy Maggie Winters Gaudaen of Pop! Wed Co.

When Pop! Wed Co. started offering their pop-up wedding services in the DC region—including wedding photos by co-founder Maggie Winters Gaudaen and an officiated ceremony by her husband and co-founder Steven Gaudaen—they immediately made small weddings and elopements so much cooler.

From weddings at pizza parlors to art galleries to amazing murals, the self-described “guerilla-style” weddings team has helped couples to say “I do” all over the city. Starting today, they’re offering a whole new location for couples to marry: Pop! Wed Co.’s own secular Humanist “chapel.”

Open every Friday from noon to 5 PM and by appointment, the new venue provides a space for last-minute, Vegas-style weddings in DC. The “chapel,” which is located at the Off the Beaten Track Warehouse (2414 Douglas St., NE), has space for couples to bring along up to 20 loved ones to witness their union.

“Many of our couples want to have a Pop! Wedding, but also want to include their immediate families—which can easily top 15 people, a larger group size than a traditional popup wedding,” said co-founder Maggie Winters Gaudaen in a press release. “So, we designed our new space to accommodate up to 20 guests, plenty of space for a few of your favorite people!”

The space is now open for weddings, which can be scheduled by checking Pop! Wed Co.’s availability on their website and by contacting the team. If you want to check out the space before booking, the venue is also open for tours noon to 7 PM every Friday through the end of the month.

Update: A previous version of this article stated that tours would be available on Wednesdays in November. They are available on Fridays in November. 

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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.