I got hitched less than two months ago, which means all that wedding venue searching is still fresh on my brain. The District has hundreds of places to get married from art galleries to college campuses, which could mean months of calling, emailing, and visiting spots until you find the perfect place for you and your partner. I've enlisted some DCist writers to help narrow that list down with some of our favorite, most picturesque places for nuptials in the city.
BIG BEAR CAFE: Keep your guests caffeinated as they await your grand entrance at Big Bear Cafe, one of the most scenic coffee shops for weddings in the city. Surrounded by flowering vines and overhanging trees, you and your future spouse can become one with each other and nature on the shop's private garden patio. After the ceremony, stay outdoors for an intimate seated dinner or cocktail reception or move the festivities inside for a family-style feast closer to the main bar. For larger parties, both spaces, or the entire venue can be rented out.
Big Bear Cafe is located at 1700 1st Street NW.