The Whittemore House

Washington DC



The Whittemore House is one of Washington’s most historic and elegant mansions available for your wedding day. The House was listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1973 and was granted museum status in 2000. The first floor Drawing Room is an irregularly shaped room that retains a richly veined pink marble hearth below the fireplace mantle. The Music Room (now known as the Hamlin Room) has an elaborate beaux-arts plaster ceiling with musical motifs. Sliding or pocket doors originally opened the Music Room to the Entrance Hall allowing music to be heard throughout the house. The Ballroom occupies the Whittemore’s original dining room, billiard room and kitchen and expanded to its current ballroom size by an addition in 1967. This banquet room is an ideal space to celebrate weddings, big or small. It has a beautiful fireplace and a hardwood floor that is perfect for dancing. Triple French doors lead to the beautiful courtyard garden, named after Lady Bird Johnson. Celebrate your wedding day at The Whittemore House.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 220 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 220 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. No specific end time.

Rental Fees

Please reach out via email for a personalized proposal

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Whittemore House is estimated at between $10,821 and $23,953 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Choose from List, Provided



Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Champagne toast
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking
Piano available for an additional fee

Special Restrictions

General liability insurance required
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 4:30AM
Biodegradable throwables only