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Wedding Ceremony in the Grand Entrance. Photo by Leo Druker Photography.
Wedding Ceremony in the Kogod Cradle. Photo by Connor Studios.
Wedding Ceremony in the Kogod Cradle. Photo by Cassidy DuHon Photography.
Cocktail Hour on the Rooftop Terrace. Photo by Cassidy DuHon Photography.
Cocktail Hour on the Rooftop Terrace. Photo by Cassidy DuHon Photography.
Cocktail Hour in the Lower Lobby. Photo by Kate Haus Photography.
Cocktail Hour in the Lower Lobby. Photo by Kate Haus Photography.
Wedding Reception in the Grand Lobby. Photo by Leo Druker Photography.
Wedding Reception in the Grand Lobby. Photo by Leo Druker Photography.
Wedding Reception in the Grand Lobby. Photo by Cassidy DuHon Photography.
Wedding Reception the Grand Lobby. Photo by Connor Studios.
Wedding Reception in the Molly Smith Study. Photo by Kate Haus Photography.
Wedding Reception in the Grand Lobby. Photo by Cassidy DuHon Photography.
Wedding Reception in the Grand Lobby. Photo by Connor Studios.
Wedding Reception in the Grand Lobby. Photo by Connor Studios.
Wedding Reception in the Grand Lobby. Photo by Leo Druker Photography.
Portrait on the Rooftop Terrace. Photo by Kate Haus Photography.
Portrait on the Rooftop Terrace. Photo by Connor Studios.
First Look in the Grand Lobby. Photo by Connor Studios.
Portrait on the Rooftop Terrace. Photo by Kate Haus Photography.

For unconventional couples, a Wedding Ceremony or Reception at the Mead Center for American Theater is a theatrical event you’ll never forget. The striking, yet intimate, Kogod Cradle is a stunning setting in which to say “I do.” Afterwards, the magnificent views of the waterfront while dining in the Molly Smith Study or Grand Lobby set a dramatic tone for the most important event of your lives. You can see more of our happy couples on our weddings pinterest board.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Capacities


Wedding Ceremony and Reception capacities

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Danielle Esposti, Director of Events and Rentals
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Recent Weddings

Fernando and Nicole’s Wedding Reception
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Fernando and Nicole celebrated their marriage with family and friends through a cocktail reception on the Roof-top Terrace, followed by a plated dinner and dancing in the Molly Smith Study.

Their reception welcomed about 100 guests and featured catering by Design Cuisine, cake by Room 11, flowers by Loda Floral Design, lighting by Atmosphere, photography by Sarah Culver Photography, videography by RR Videography, music provided by Bachelor Boys Band, with additional wedding planning support by Libby Spangler.
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Fernando and Nicole

Robert and Shannon's New Year's Eve Wedding Celebration
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Robert and Shannon transformed the Mead Center's Lower Lobby and Molly Smith Study into an unforgettable glamourous Hollywood-inspired party room for their New Year's Eve wedding reception, including local touches such as cookies shaped like the capital, White House Christmas ornaments and a confetti drop at midnight.

Their reception welcomed about 150 guests and featured catering by Design Cuisine, flowers by Sweet Root Village, lighting by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, photography by K. Thompson Photography with additional wedding planning support by Events in the City.

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Robert and Shannon

Kenisha & Kyle’s Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Congratulations to Kenisha and Kyle, who invited 125 of their closest friends and family to join them at the Mead Center in order to celebrate their union in marriage. Their wedding ceremony was held in the Molly Smith Study, followed by cocktails on the Terrace and dinner and dancing in the Molly Smith Study.

Their special day included catering by Purple Onion with music by JG Entertainment, photography by Rachel Harrod, and additional wedding planning support by Glow Weddings and Events.

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Kenisha & Kyle's Wedding

Maggie & Natalya’s Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Maggie and Natalya held their wedding ceremony in the Molly Smith Study, followed by cocktails in the Catwalk Café, and dinner and dancing to a live band in the Grand Lobby.
Their wedding included about 170 family and friends and featured Ridgewells Catering; flowers by Lea Shuba, Avalon; lighting and music by Chyrsis Entertainment; photography by Ethan Yang; a photo booth through We Love Photo Booths; and additional wedding planning support from Savvy Orchid.

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Maggie & Natalya's Wedding

Rentals at the Mead Center

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“The event was fantastic!!! I cannot tell you how amazing it is for us to have this annual show now at Arena Stage. You and your team are wonderful and the youth couldn't be any happier with having the show at Arena! Thank you so much for all of your help in bringing things together.”– Non-Profit Organization

“Thank you all for such a great event. Our attendees and client couldn't be happier and we owe that all to you. You were a pleasure to work with and I can only hope that another event brings us to DC soon.”– Inc. Magazine

“I can't thank you enough for all of your work to make our event last night such a success! Our guests LOVED the tour and thought the venue was fabulous. I hope to hold many future events at Arena Stage, especially with such a great events staff on hand. Again, thank you so very much!”– George Washington University

“Thank you so much for all of your help in making our Design Awards Gala such a great success! We really appreciate all of your efforts on our behalf, and feel that the event went very smoothly due to all of the hard work of your team. We had several members tell us that they really enjoyed this year's venue, and feel that part of their enjoyment can be attributed to your efforts. Thank you again, and we wish you continued success.”– Northern Virginia, AIA

“What a fabulous night! It was a pleasure meeting you and working with you. I also wanted to thank you for taking such great care of us for our firm's event! I have heard nothing but good things about the food, the venue and the show! I wish we did this more than once a year, but look forward to working with you again soon!”– Corporate Client