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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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Jalapeno Photography

Married on 04/06/2019

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

European Elegance in DC

Josephine Butler is one of my favorite locations in Washington DC for weddings. I'm a wedding photographer and know what happens "behind the scenes. " When you aren't looking, the staff are busting ... Read more their rears to make sure you and every vendor are taken care of. Additionally, the European vibe and location across the street from one of the choicest locations in DC. Make sure to check it out before all the dates are gone!

heather k
heather k

Married on 02/23/2019

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

Amazing Venue

I am so glad that we chose Josephine Butler! Our indoor winter wedding felt glamorous, warm, and classy, and Malina and the Parks JB Center team were delightful to work with. Pictures below say a ... Read more thousand words!

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