We had our wedding at the Willard and it was the most amazing experience ever. We worked with Christina Presock Canalez, Senior Catering Sales Manager, and she was so incredible that we felt that we didn't even need to hire a wedding planner. She offered many helpful suggestions to keep us within our budget. Since we had a small wedding (63 people total), we set up a Sunday lunch reception in the Crystal Room. We spent about $220 per person after service charges, taxes and parking. Since it was a Sunday daytime wedding, they lowered the food and beverage minimum for the Crystal room from $15,000 to $10,000 and we also qualified for a "Honeymoons on Us" promotion for a free future stay at an Intercontinental Hotel. The Willard offered a complimentary stay in the Abraham Lincoln suite the night before the wedding. The suite was huge and just gorgeous. It has a dining room, living room, bedroom, foyer and two beautiful bathrooms. We were also provided with two day use rooms on the day of the wedding. The food served was so delicious and well presented. For the champagne toast, they served each glass with a single red raspberry. The staff attended to every last detail, including garnishing each guest's wedding cake with our monograms and a little chocolate bride and groom in front of a screen of honey. We heard that our guests were fighting over the baby lamb chops during the cocktail hour. Truly a wonderful experience from the tasting appointment to the wedding day. We were blown away with the service offered by the Willard. Our guests were commenting on how the little details made such an impact on the overall experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the nation's capital, two blocks from the White House, The Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. offers 335 spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms, 41 of which are suites, that exude a unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic charm. Many of The Willard's guest rooms feature views of Pennsylvania Avenue and historic landmarks like the Washington Monument as well as downtown Washington, D.C. The Willard has been the site of many prestigious meetings, conferences and social events for nearly 200 years. With 19 meeting rooms and over 22,000 sq. ft. of event space, The Willard features unique and elegant function rooms including several ballrooms from which to choose. Discover a relaxing counterpoint to the busy pace of Washington, D.C. as you savor the fare at Cafe du Parc, featuring delicious French bistro cuisine and exquisite house-made patisseries. Reserve a table on one of Washington's most popular terraces' or dine inside in a modern, sleek Parisian-style setting. Join us for a drink in the historic Round Robin Bar. Located just off the lobby of The Willard, the Round Robin Bar has been a lively meeting place for Washington's political and social elite since the days of Abraham Lincoln. Long celebrated as one of the best in D.C., this legendary bar was known as the nexus of "Rum Row" and the "E street Corridor" -- plying its trade to luminaries such as Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. Today, this fashionable downtown spot draws a smart, stylish cross section of DC movers and shakers. The Round Robin Bar is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Sundays 12:00 p.m. to midnight. ... more less
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