Washington, D.C. – President Lincoln’s Cottage is a world of its own – a peaceful retreat tucked away in the heart of Washington, D.C. The historic venue offers guests the opportunity to go back in time to when Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation and made other nation-changing decisions from this very place. It was a refuge for him during his presidency and allowed for more tranquil time away from the White House during a pivotal time in American history.
Originally built in 1842 and opened in 2008 as a museum for the public after an eight-year restoration project, the Cottage is home to event and meeting spaces for up to 750 people, in five available indoor spaces and three beautiful outdoor areas that can be tented and utilized for weddings and social gatherings for up to 1,500 guests. The venue sits on top of 250 acres of verdant outdoor space that is ever-changing and ever-blooming with each new season.
The site provides several outdoor options with three scenic lawns including the sprawling South Lawn which is one of the largest outdoor spaces of any venue in D.C. The lawn areas are what guests find most attractive – spacious and green, lush and full of historic views, these backdrops are the perfect place to host an adult social event, wedding, corporate field day, or seasonal gala.
Countless couples have tied the knot on the lawn in front of President Lincoln’s Cottage throughout the years, and the venue’s on site staff will help plan and execute every last detail. Choose from numerous wedding packages that utilize the outdoor areas for cocktail hours, ceremonies, and receptions. House a live band in the bandstand, and let guests peruse the museum inside between ceremony and reception. Join the many visitors who fall in love with this historic venue offering gorgeous outdoor event space.