The Howard Theatre

Washington DC



Create your own family history in this gorgeous historic facility! Built in 1910 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, The Howard Theatre has over a century of history in DC. As the city’s premier performance space, music legends of both the past and present have graced its stage. Recently restored and reopened as of April 2012, The Howard once again is beginning a new chapter in its long and prestigious history. In addition to the great acts that will perform here, The Howard has the ability to host private events with a wide range of unique features not offered anywhere else in Washington DC. The Howard boasts a brand new stage as well as a dazzling interior that pays homage to its history. In addition, the venue has the flexibility to create an intimate wedding celebration with top-of-the-line production capabilities while also providing the benefits of a full service kitchen, a wide range of spirits and beverages, and a full staff of professional servers, bartenders, hosts, and managers. Say, "I do" at The Howard!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 3:00AM

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $10,000 for a reception and/or ceremony and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. There is also a food and beverage minimum applied to all events.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Howard Theatre is estimated at between $25,784 and $35,074 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Valet/shuttle service provided
2 onsite production technicians also included
Dance area

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Valet parking or shuttle service required
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 3:00AM