This beautiful bride had a summer Washington DC Fairmont Hotel wedding. I always love working at the Fairmont. It has one of the most unique ceremony and reception sites in Washington, DC. The Colonnade Ballroom is truly pretty with a raised stage area in the center. The raised area is an excellent focal point upon which a wedding ceremony can take place.
Guests can then enjoy cocktails in one of several locations. The lobby has been recently renovated at the Fairmont and the new light fixtures and furniture are lovely. Another option for cocktail hour at the Fairmont is out in the courtyard of the hotel, which has lovely furniture and landscaping. Many couples enjoy having a portion of their wedding day outdoors, but with the knowledge that indoor options are available.
During cocktail hour, the staff at the Fairmont works to change over the event from a ceremony setup to a reception setup.
After the changeover, the raised area in the Colonnade room becomes a dance floor, and usually the band is located on the other side in the back of the ballroom area. The speeches often also take place on the dance floor, which allows everyone seated around the room to observe them.
I love Washington DC Fairmont Hotel weddings, and I hope to hear from you if you're planning to marry there! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me via my contact form.
Location: 2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037.