Cranford House

Washington DC



The Cranford House, home of the American News Women’s Club, is a beautiful and historic space perfect for a stunning wedding ceremony and reception. As host to world famous luminaries for more than 80 years and one of the hidden architectural treasures in Washington D.C., this four-story French Revival townhouse offers elegance and a central, historic location for your wedding celebration. Located amidst Embassy Row, your guests will arrive to the beautiful brick building and immediately be awed by the sophisticated atmosphere of the space. The magnificence and charm of Cranford House set the tone for an unforgettable gathering. With two floors for gracious entertaining, the house’s enchanting ambiance creates the perfect backdrop for your nuptials. The chic and traditional décor will surround your guest in the quiet comfort and classic elegance for which Washington D.C. is famous. With rich, hardwood floors, gorgeous crown molding and vaulted ceilings, the house’s dining room will be a beautiful space for you and your guests to eat delicious food, drink yummy cocktails, and engage in wonderful memory making in celebration of your special day.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 75 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 75 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Daytime events must end by 5:00PM. Evening events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $3250 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony-only wedding is $950 and includes 3 hours of event time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $400/hr. A refundable security deposit starting at $500 is required. Please inquire with venue for 4-hour cocktail reception weddings.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Cranford House is estimated at between $6,054 and $11,872 for a ceremony & reception for 50 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Valet or public parking for a fee

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM