The right wedding venue can make a world of difference in the pictures of your marriage celebrations. Any Washington DC wedding photographer will tell you that the right setting is crucial to wedding photos that capture who you are as a couple. Are you and your future spouse outdoorsy? Then rustic wedding venues in Virginia are going to be perfect your marriage photos. Prefer something more elegant? Then a luxury hotel in downtown DC is going to be a better fit. Pretty straightforward, right? Except what if both nature and luxury suit your personalities best? Fortunately, there are a handful of wedding venues in DC that offer you a combination of both. The Westin Georgetown Washington D.C., for example, has outdoor and indoor facilities that perfectly marry the natural and modern. Meaning your Westin Georgetown wedding photos will have exactly the look and feel you want.
The DC wedding venue’s indoor spaces are as luxurious as anything you will find anywhere else in the Nation’s Capital. And more importantly for your Westin Georgetown wedding photos, they look it! The highlight is a ballroom called The Promenade, which is large enough to accommodate more than 200 guests. Nearly every aspect of this ceremony and reception area is distinctive. Large, ornate columns give definition to the space. The room’s unique circular shape, though, ensures that everyone still gets a great view of your first dance as a married couple. That dance will take place on one of the best (and possibly only) hardwood floors in a Washington DC luxury hotel. Thanks to those touches, every picture your Washington DC wedding photographers take of you in that room will scream modern elegance.
As beautiful a space as The Promenade is, though, it is not something that you cannot get elsewhere. Just about every luxury hotel in Washington DC has a similarly elegant ballroom space. Very few, however, have the thing that makes The Westin Georgetown really special. We are talking, of course, about the wedding venue’s outdoor space. As you can imagine, finding an open-air place to tie the knot in downtown Washington DC can be a challenge. The Nation’s Capital has lots of green spaces, of course. But very few of them are available wedding ceremonies. And because of DC’s steep real estate prices, not many indoor wedding venues have outdoor areas on their property.
Fortunately for you, though, The Westin Georgetown does have exactly that sort of space. Adjoining The Promenade is one of the coolest outdoor wedding venue areas in Washington DC. Stepping through stunning French patio window-doors brings you to The Courtyard. Graced with beautiful stone flooring and a gorgeous water fountain, that space has the feel of a lovely European garden. It allows you to exchange your wedding vows with blue skies above you, water burbling nearby and the smell of flowers wafting in the air. And the best part? It gives you distinctly Westin Georgetown wedding photos. The ones that, like we said, seamlessly blend the modern with the natural.
The image featured here is a great example of how the Westin Georgetown’s facilities can achieve that. We took it at a lovely marriage celebration that made use of both The Courtyard and The Promenade. The bride and groom pictured here tied the knot outside, surrounded by a small group of family and close friends. After a small break to allow the bride to change clothes, they then made a grand entrance into the ballroom, where a larger group of guests celebrated their exchange of vows.
This particular wedding took place in the early fall. That turned out to be an inspired choice, especially for their wedding photography. The weather was still warm enough during the day for them to make use of the hotel’s outdoor spaces. At the same time, there was enough of a chill in the air for some of the leaves in the trees in The Courtyard to have changed color.
Those two factors meant that the couple was able to both tie the knot outdoors and get Westin Georgetown wedding photos with a distinctly natural feel. Looking at this image, it is impossible to tell that we took it at a luxury wedding venue in downtown Washington DC. The way the late-afternoon sun is causing the yellow leaves to sparkle, you would think that we took the picture at a winery in Northern Virginia. You would never guess that we created it just steps from one of the most elegant ballrooms in the Nation’s Capital!DC wedding photographer (81), DC wedding photographers (90), DC Weddings (15).
© 2020 Potok's World Photography -- Husband & Wife Washington DC Wedding Photographers