instagram-worthy wedding venues in dc, Maryland and virginia

The mixture of urban and natural beauty in nation's capital provides a lovely backdrop for a wedding. The wealth of history in the area adds interest and intellect to each venue, and some - like the Blind Whino - even contribute to social missions like supporting community-based arts programming. These D.C.-area venues have brains and beauty.

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Who wouldn't want to follow in Jason Mraz's footsteps and have their wedding ceremony at this open-air chapel in Mechanicsville, VA?

This modern french cafe with garage doors that open out to the Georgetown Waterfront Park is picturesque and chic with an upscale vibe.

This former girls' boarding school in Ellicott City, MD is now a unique historic site for performances and - you guessed it - weddings.

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Not only does this old church-turned-event space have a beautiful and completely unique façade, but it has an inspiring mission of promoting community-based accessible arts programming.

We love the exposed brick interior and handmade decor at this glass blowing studio in Baltimore. It's truly a memorable site.

We love the overgrown and natural look at this DC cafe and how it feels like an oasis within the city.

A mixture of classic elegance and modern simplicity, this former brake shop is now a gallery that makes up part of the creative and cultural hub that is 14th St.

Once the premier Washington area amusement park, Glen Echo has become an arts center with a uniquely vintage vibe. Plus, the bridge over the creek makes a great photo op.

A DC institution with a beautiful event space overlooking the White House, the Hay-Adams is a classic venue that never gets old.

Ever wanted to get married in a pilates studio? This is your place. The beautiful natural light and exposed brick walls are gorgeous when dressed up for a wedding - even to those who hate working out.


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