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The Watergate Event Center

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About The Watergate Event Center

The Watergate Event Center is an elegant wedding venue located in Washington, DC. Located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, this private venue is nestled on the banks of the Potomac River, between Georgetown and Kennedy Center, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Their experienced and professional staff will attend to every detail, ensuring that your vision is brought to life for your big day and that you and your guests have an unforgettable experience.

Facilities and Capacity

The Watergate Event Center offers many event space options, ranging from 800 to 6,000 square feet to fit your unique ceremony and reception. These flexible spaces can accommodate a small, intimate affair or a large, elegant soiree. The venue is complete with flowers, a garden, and a fountain on the plaza that creates a lush and romantic setting. Choose to be married under the historic complex or with the Washington, DC skyline as your backdrop.

Services Offered

The Watergate Event Center offers many wedding-related services for a seamless and stress-free experience. They allow you to bring in your own handpicked team of vendors to customize your event the way you envision, and their event manager will be there to ensure that everything goes smoothly. The venue is available to host ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. Wedding services include the following:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Cleanup
  • Event planner
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Shuttle
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi


The Watergate Complex was designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti and DC-based landscape architect Boris Timchenko and constructed between 1963 and 1971. This five-building curvilinear riverfront complex encompasses apartments, fountains, terraces, retail stores, the refurbished Watergate Hotel, and the Watergate Event Center. The entire complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 21, 2005.



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