The District of Columbia (DC) War Memorial aka the World War I Memorial (not the World War II Memorial next to it) is a small gem in the middle of a cluster of DC monuments. It is the perfect place for a small ceremony of 30 under the rotunda, or 200 on the lawn. You can rent the venue for 2 hours which includes setup and breakdown. So, consider this when planning for seating (optional, some ceremonies are standing only) and decor.
Logistically, getting to the venue can be tricky. Your vendors can drive up to the venue grounds for setup and breakdown, but they cannot leave their cars there. Parking is sometimes available in a small parking lot off Constitution Avenue. Parallel parking is available on Independence Avenue.
M&P had a beautiful intimate Indian wedding with 30 guests in April 2022 at the DC War Memorial and sit-down dinner reception at the Rasika West End in DC.
Congrats M&P! I enjoyed planning your perfect day! Checkout the M&P Ceremony Gallery for beautiful wedding images captured by myself and @chphotography23.
Photo credit: Top left @chphotography23; Center @umberbridegroom