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Dumbarton House

2715 Q St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007-3071

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  • North Garden ceremony as viewed from the museum's 2nd floorNorth Garden ceremony as viewed from the museum's 2nd floor

  • Front door, a grand and gracious entry point for guestsFront door, a grand and gracious entry point for guests

  • Upper Terrace, set for cocktailsUpper Terrace, set for cocktails

  • Belle Vue Room, set for a meeting for 25Belle Vue Room, set for a meeting for 25

  • Belle Vue Room, set for dinnerBelle Vue Room, set for dinner

  • North Garden backyard, set for cocktailsNorth Garden backyard, set for cocktails

  • North Garden "temple niche"North Garden "temple niche"

  • Lower Courtyard Terrace tented (adjacent to the Belle Vue Room ballroom)Lower Courtyard Terrace tented (adjacent to the Belle Vue Room ballroom)

  • Lower Courtyard Terrace tentedLower Courtyard Terrace tented

  • North Garden, set for a ceremonyNorth Garden, set for a ceremony

  • Belle Vue Room (photo by Imigination Photography)Belle Vue Room (photo by Imigination Photography)

  • Lower Terrace Courtyard, tentedLower Terrace Courtyard, tented

  • Lower Terrace courtyard (outside the Belle Vue Room)Lower Terrace courtyard (outside the Belle Vue Room)

  • Upper Terrace, tented for cocktailsUpper Terrace, tented for cocktails

  • Overview
Historic Dumbarton House is a favorite Georgetown location for corporate, social, & wedding events including rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and board meetings. The Upper Terraces, North Garden, Belle Vue Room, and Lower Courtyard terrace create a lovely, classic event venue.


Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Washington, DC - 0
Baltimore, MD - 35
Richmond, VA - 90
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Reagan National / 20
Year-round, daily; hours negotiable around public tours.
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Food & Beverage:
A small kitchen is available on premises, but catering needs to be contracted to an outside vendor, client choice but we hope you will consider our list of Preferred professionals first; your caterer may require the rental of a kitchen tent. The Belle Vue Room can seat 70-80 (70 with dance space); with additional tenting on the adjacent terrace up to 160. For cocktail-style receptions, up to 120-140; with additional tenting, up to 200. Tenting is required above 81 seated guests, and above 141 guests cocktail-style.
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Special Rates and Packages:
The museum house is open as the gracious entry point for all private events and guests have the option to view the museum during the cocktail portion of every event if they choose. Unrelated to rental opportunities, FOR TOURS ONLY, group tours of the museum are welcomed, arranged in advance with a required $25.00 deposit, or 202-337-2288.
Rental Policies:
No fundraisers or partisan events. No food & beverage inside the museum house. No red beverages during any standing events. Professional photography in the museum house only in the front hall and on the staircase. No amplified music inside after 11:30pm; no amplified music outside after 8:30pm. For F&B events, a liquor license is required. Event insurance for guest liability is required. Our exclusive tent vendor is Sugarplum Tent Company.
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110