The iconic Hay Adams in Washington DC is one of DC’s most coveted luxury wedding venues. No where else in the city can you view several national monuments, the White House, Lafayette Park, and St. John’s Church.
With a legacy of service and excellence, elegant event spaces, and a world-class catering team, this is definitely a top choice for those couples who want the “DC experience.” The Hay Adams boasts understated luxury with a nod to tradition. The Top of the Hay is where you will get the best views. It has great natural light and a neutral base. It is the perfect foundation for any great design plan.
The Hay Adams room has rich woodwork, great ceiling details, two working fireplaces, and a warm ambiance. This space is perfect for a smaller guest count, a ceremony, brunch, or cocktail hour.
If you are looking for a bridal luncheon, baby shower, or a brunch location, the Concorde room is outfitted with Belle Epoque styling and handprinted wallpaper with crystal chandeliers. It makes the perfect backdrop with a softer aesthetic.
The boutique hotel has hosted many prominent public figures, and discerning couples over the years. It is a great location for getting ready, or having your guests stay on site. The rooms are neutral and bright, and definitely offer that luxury experience. It is also great for photography.
If you are just passing through, stop in and grab a cocktail at the Off the Road bar. It was chosen by Forbes.com as one of the “World’s Best Hotel Bars.” Locally it is known as downtown Washington, D.C.’s best “place to be seen and not heard.”
If you have a bit more time, eat at the Lafayette Restaurant, which is at The Top of the Hay. While you are enjoying the view of the White House and Lafayette Square enjoy table side hot chocolate and homemade cookies, a champagne winter tea, or any of their top rated menu items depending on the season.
You can have both ceremony and reception in either the Top of The Hay, or the Hay Adams room. The Hay Adams will hold 250 guests, however if you are hoping for a dance floor and band you will need to reduce that count closer to 150-175. The Hay Adams room will seat 150.
Photography: David Abel Photography