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Hill Center will be closed Sunday, January 17-Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

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

Planning a socially distanced wedding or microwedding for the upcoming months? Our lush gardens are the perfect urban oasis to get married – safely and in front of a small group of family and friends.

If you’re looking to plan for the future, 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
  • Socially distanced outdoor wedding or microwedding setups available
  • 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
Drew Bird Photography
Casey Hendrickson Photography

Pricing & Guidelines

Weekends: $3,999
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

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


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 & Floor Plans

Our second floor or outdoor gardens are the perfect spaces for your wedding. Click on the photo to the left to see our virtual tour or check out the capacity charts and floor plans to see the individual spaces.

Download the Hill Center Capacity Chart or Floor Plans.


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!

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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


  • DJ Delights
    Tom Gavin


  • Floral & Bloom
  • Surroundings Flowers & Events


  • MJ Valet, LLC
    Michael Jasser
    202-587-2745 Ext. 1

Rental Equipment

Audio Visual/Lighting

  • John Farr Lighting
    Eric Hertsch
  • RCI Sound Systems
    David Ballenger
    301-931-9001 ext. 206

Event Insurance

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

Download the Preferred Vendors.

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