Washington, DC is the perfect place to elope – our city is full of history, nature, beautiful architecture, and tons of charm. After performing ceremonies for well over 1,000 satisfied customers, we finally decided to put together a list of the best places to elope in DC!
While you can technically get legally married anywhere within the city limits of the District of Columbia, many of our couples ask us for recommendations for their elopement ceremony location. There are so many beautiful, unique elopement locations in DC, it was truly difficult to decide which ones to put on our list. Ultimately, we decided to rate our customers’ most popular ceremony locations based on the following factors:
- Ease of Access – How easy is the location to get to?
- Beauty – How gorgeous is the location?
- Privacy – How private is the location?
- Rain Plan – If it rains, is there cover?
- Permits & Fees – Is there a cost, and how much is it?
DC Wedding Ceremony Locations
- DC War Memorial
- West Lawn of the Jefferson Memorial
- Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center
- Union Station
- Spanish Steps
- Constitution Gardens (NO LONGER RECOMMENDED)
Premium Ceremony Locations
DC Elopements also has access to additional Premium Ceremony Locations, available to customers who book our Elopement Experiences™ Package “B” or “C”. These are venues that don’t typically host elopements because of more stringent booking requirements like corporate billing, security deposits, and liability insurance, but are available to DC Elopements customers because of our special relationship with the venue.
If you are interested in exploring options for Premium Ceremony Locations as part of your lopement Experiences™ Package, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our elopement planners and we will be happy to assist you!