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A Vibrant Home for Culture, Education, and City Life on Capitol Hill

Your history starts here when you say “I do” in our exquisitely rehabilitated Civil War-era Naval Hospital, which was commissioned by President Lincoln in 1864.

Whether you’d like an outdoor wedding ceremony in our beautifully landscaped gardens, an indoor ceremony in our light-filled rooms with 14-foot high ceilings and 8-foot windows, or something in between, your wedding and reception will be a timeless, romantic celebration to last the ages. The unique elegance of Hill Center and its exquisite campus comes together with today’s amenities to give you contemporary convenience with historic charm.

Weddings At-A-Glance

  • Exquisitely restored Civil War-era building recognized by “Save America’s Treasures”
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens, perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception
  • Capacity: Up to 140 for a seated dinner or up to 250 for a standing or cocktail reception throughout the entire second floor.
  • All modern amenities including Wi-Fi, built-in sound, screens, projectors and air conditioning
  • Knowledge, helpful on-site staff
  • ADA accessible building
  • On-site furniture rentals
  • Green, environmentally friendly building
  • Located on Capitol Hill and convenient to Reagan National Airport, Union Station, and Metro
© 2014 Drew Bird Photography, All Rights Reserved
© 2014 Drew Bird Photography, All Rights Reserved
Casey Hendrickson Photography
Casey Hendrickson Photography

Pricing & Guidelines

Weekends: $3,700
Weekdays: $2,950
Garden Only: $2,800 *

Eight hours of rental, including setup and tear down*
Garden rental available**

Licensed caterer required
Additional furniture rental available

Download our wedding package

*Additional pro-rated hours may be purchased
**Tent required. The garden may also be rented with indoor space for an additional cost.

Guidelines

Have some questions about our space, what you can bring in, and our general policies for weddings in our historic venue?

Check out our  Guidelines for the Use of Hill Center Facilities for Weddings & Celebrations to find answers to many of the most frequently asked questions.

Capacity

Our second floor or outdoor gardens are the perfect spaces for your wedding. Check out the capacity charts and floor plans to see the individual spaces.

Download the Hill Center Capacity Chart or Floor Plans.

Hill Center Rehearsal Dinner on Capitol Hill

Rehearsal Dinners

Hill Center is pleased to offer a rehearsal dinner package, offering a lovely and intimate setting as you get ready for the big day.

Rehearsal Dinner Rates
Friday Nights – $1,650
  • Six hours including setup and teardown
  • Eight 60” banquet rounds
  • Six 5’ x 30” rectangular tables
  • Sound system with iPod/iPhone capabilities
  • Use of catering kitchen
  • Other equipment available at an additional cost

Quotes

Chris and I both could not have been happier with the way everything turned out! Our guests kept coming up to us to tell us how much they loved everything and how impressed they were! Truly, everything was AMAZING and we could not be happier.

Thank you so much for your help with our special day. We couldn't have imagined a better venue than the Hill Center. From the layout, to the staff help, to scheduling our drop-offs and pick-up, everything went above and beyond what we hoped for.

Thank you for EVERYTHING these past months - we had a truly fabulous time, and in no small part that is because of your team’s grace and ability in handling it all.

Thanks again for everything! We are so happy to have celebrated with y'all!

Read all of our wedding reviews on our
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Preferred Vendors

Hill Center allows you to pick your own caters and vendors for your events, but here are a few who we think do a great job and know Hill Center very well!

Drop Off & Full Service Caterers

  • Eat & Smile
    eatandsmilecatering.com
    Katie Rotramel
    inquiry@eatandsmilecatering.com
    202-733-3106
  • Geppetto Catering
    geppettocatering.com
    Kimberly Parker
    kparker@geppettocatering.com
    301-927-8800
  • Haute Catering
    hautecateringdc.com
    Vanessa Belsito
    vbelsito@hautecateringdc.com
    202-409-6941
  • Occasions Caterers
    occasionscaterers.com
    Susan Darrow
    sdarrow@occasionscaterers.com
    202-454-7813
    Danielle Redmond (Weddings)
    dredmond@occasionscaterers.com
    202-454-7827
  • Main Event Caterers
    maineventcaterers.com
    Elyse McFadden
    Elyse@maineventcaterers.com
    703-820-2028 ext. 249
  • Well Dunn Catering
    welldunn.com
    Natalie Walker
    nwalker@welldunn.com
    202-543-7878

DJ/Photographers

  • DJ Delights
    djdelights.com
    tom@djdelights.com
    Tom Gavin
    800-331-3341

Flowers

  • Floral & Bloom
    floralandbloom.com
    Rachel
    rachel@floralandbloom.com
    240-481-1588
  • Surroundings Flowers & Events
    surroundings.bz
    surroundings@comcast.net
    202-546-2125

Parking

  • MJ Valet, LLC
    mjvalet.com
    Michael Jasser
    mjasser@mjvalet.com
    202-587-2745 Ext. 1

Rental Equipment

  • Frager’s Just Ask Rental
    fragersdc.com
    rental@fragersdc.com
    202-543-0100
  • Grand Rental Events
    grandrentalevents.com
    Adrien Braddy
    adrien@grandrentalevents.com
    410-674-7500
  • Party Rental Ltd.
    partyrentalltd.com
    Sheri Schrader
    sheris@partyrentalltd.com
    301-931-4580
  • Perfect Settings
    perfectsettings.com
    sales@perfectsettings.com
    202-722-2900

Audio Visual/Lighting

  • John Farr Lighting
    johnfarrlighting.com
    Eric Hertsch
    eric@johnfarrlighting.com
    301-390-2728
  • RCI Sound Systems
    rcisound.com
    David Ballenger
    davidb@rcisound.com
    301-931-9001 ext. 206

Event Insurance

(or ask your agent about adding on to your homeowner’s insurance)

  • Markel Insurance Co.
    markelinsurance.com
    800-236-2862 (weddings)
    800-416-4364 (other events)

Download the Preferred Vendors.

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