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Josephine Butler Parks Center

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About Josephine Butler Parks Center

The Josephine Butler Parks Center is a garden wedding venue in the Washington, D.C. area. This wedding venue features a Renaissance-Revival mansion overlooking 12 acres of beautifully landscaped parks. Couples will find this venue just seven minutes from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 200 guests to join them on their big day at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. The Washington Park's Mansion at Meridian Hill is designed in an Italian Renaissance-Revival style of architecture, with characteristics such as vaulted, 14-foot ceilings and original mouldings. The venue's Grand Foyer, Great Stairs and Terrazzo Lobby make a picturesque location for wedding portraits, or a unique area for guests to mingle during a cocktail reception. The Ballroom, when combined with the Twin Galleries, seats the maximum 200 guests for a couple's reception. Polished hardwood floors and arched doorways await couples throughout this mansion. Ceremonies can take place in the venue or outside overlooking the park, complete with a western view of the sunset.

Services Offered
This venue welcomes couples for any wedding event, not just ceremonies and receptions. They can also celebrate bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. Services and items offered by this venue include:

  • Aisle markers
  • Audio equipment
  • Bridal suite
  • Chairs
  • Event rentals
  • Furniture
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Wireless Internet


History
This building, now known as the Josephine Butler Parks Center, was once home to the Hungarian Embassy to the United States. Since that time, it has been transformed to become an Embassy of the Earth. The Washington Parks & People have created here a beacon of green urban revitalization and cooperation. It has also undergone a landmark restoration to its former 1927 glory.

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kai

Married on 09/22/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We had the best time working with Malina and the staff at Josephine Butler Parks center. The venue is beautiful, in a great location, and reasonably priced for a DC city wedding. Malina was extremely ... Read more responsive and kind. The fact that the venue had beautiful tables and chairs and that the staff set them up according to our plan was a huge cost savings and made life a lot easier. I would highly recommend this venue!

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Yoomie

Married on 10/06/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

The JBPC is a hidden wedding gem in DC! Such a steal for the price, Which was $2-3K less other venues in DC proper that we were looking at that held the same amount of guests (150). But the wedding ... Read more price also came with 8 full hours of usage and all the tables and chairs that we need, no need for rentals! That saved us at least two grand right there! It was the first venue we viewed (we only toured two venues) and the one we came back to. No need to tour anymore.

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Jess

Married on 06/30/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

The JBPC was an ideal venue for our big night! Malina was a pleasure to work with and made us feel at ease that she had everything under control (and she did!). This venue is the perfect place for a ... Read more couple that wants an authentic DC experience without the "hotel venue" feel. Just a note - we had 135 at our wedding and it was just about the perfect size for the venue. The JBPC is an absolute gem and such a unique spot if you have a mid-sized wedding. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out and the fantastic experience working with Malina!

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