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Whether looking to have an intimate dinner or a grand event, host an unforgettable wedding reception at the renowned Willard InterContinental with an exquisite setting, sumptuous cuisine, and unmatched first-class hospitality.

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A restored Beaux-Arts hotel steeped in 200 years of history, the Willard InterContinental exudes a unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic charm. The site of many prestigious gatherings and societal events since 1818, The Willard features nineteen varied venues ideal for receptions small and intimate to grand events of up to 350 people.

Using locally sourced and environmentally sustainable ingredients, our Executive Chef and his culinary team will work with you to create a memorable dining experience for you and your reception guests through a highly customized menu. From hot and cold canapés for your pre-reception cocktail hour, to an exquisite three-course plated meal or elegant buffet dinner, our culinary team can curate a menu comprised of cuisine that best suits your preferences from vegan and vegetarian style dishes to ethnic and religious cuisines.

Looking to enhance your reception? Our wedding specialists maintain an extensive list of preferred vendors from photographers and videographers, to event rentals and musicians, to flowers and transportation to elevate your wedding reception. Audio and visual services are provided at an additional fee through Audio Visual Systems, The Willard’s in-house event technology partner.


  • Photography by Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey
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  • Photography by Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey
  • Rodney Bailey
  • Steve Canning Photography