Having had a micro wedding myself almost ten years ago, I can speak to the intimacy and intention you face when planning. They weren’t nearly as popular pre-pandemic as they are now, but I believe more people are seeing the value in elopements, micro weddings, and “minimonies”.
There are many reasons why having a micro wedding can be a great idea for you and your fiancé! An intimate wedding allows you to share those special moments with your spouse to be and your closest family and friends, they can also be cost effective, and allow you to curate a very personalized experience for your guest . The Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas offer many wonderful venues that can accommodate the perfect micro wedding!
The Line Hotel in D.C. is one of my favorite places for a micro wedding! This unique location is the site of a 110-year old historic church. Their rooftop has 360 degree views of the surrounding city. It’s a great spot for the ceremony or cocktail hour. If you aren’t a fan of getting married outside or it’s winter, you can have your wedding in other areas within the hotel. If it ends up raining, you have plenty of indoor options too.
Each space can accommodate anywhere from twelve to eight-hundred fifty people for your reception. The best part about this venue is that it’s a hotel of course! Your guests can stay in the same location as your ceremony and reception. The Line Hotel also encourages you to bring your furry friends. They will make sure your pets have water bowls and treats during your stay. This hotel and wedding venue is located in a happening area of town. There are plenty of activities to keep you and your guests entertained!
Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, The Rectory on Princess Street is an intimate and romantic venue steeped in history of the area. The Rectory, dating back to 1785 once served as the rectory to the nearby Christ Church. This church was once the home church of George Washington. This venue is complete with an 18th century English garden and boasts some of the most gorgeous Magnolia trees. Old Town Alexandria is complete with cute shops, cobblestone roads, old World charm. This city is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos!
The Rectory has several areas within the venue in which to hold your intimate wedding. Whether you want an outdoor option or prefer to get married indoors, The Rectory has the perfect setting for your ceremony and reception. You and your wedding party also have the option of getting ready on site.
If you are looking for other venues and options in the DMV area, here are some noteworthy locations to consider:
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Christian Nwosu is a Northern Virginia wedding photographer serving clients in DC, Maryland, and wherever your love takes you.