We often have couples asking us how to have the wedding of their dreams AND the honeymoon of their dreams. Not only can your local DC wedding be bit of a financial drain, but they takes a lot of time. Sometimes couples can’t afford to take vacation time immediately following their nuptials. If that’s the case, consider a stay-cation or mini-moon around the DC area. Maryland, Virginia and the District have some amazing hotels, restaurants, activities, and fun to be had. You don’t have to go too far to have the honeymoon you desire! Consider the following options when planning your DC stay-cation honeymoon!
District of Love
Elegant luxury within walking distance of the monuments, Capitol Hill, and much more, can be found at The Jefferson Hotel. This 99-room luxury boutique hotel boast twenty three elegantly appointed suites, the most modern amenities including a petite spa and experiential dining in the Michelin starred Plume and Quill. What could be better than a nice relaxing spa treatment for two followed by an elegant and decision meal? While you’re there, play tourist and enjoy all that the District has to offer, and the best part, a lot of “tourist-y” destinations are free! Plus, there are a plethora of romantic restaurants like Martin’s Tavern, where you can sit in the booth where President Kennedy proposed to Jackie, or you can sip delicious drinks at one of our favorite wine bars, Sonoma.
Virginia Is For Lovers
Charlottesville mini-mooners will enjoy the intimate and romantic honeymoon cottage at the Clifton Inn. This designated romantic room boasts courtyard and garden views for a scenic stay in the middle of Virginia wine country. Make sure you drop by some of the famous wineries; what is more romantic than an intimate wine tasting? Another romantic respite in Virginia is Shenandoah Valley where you can stay in a quaint and dreamy cabins or stay nearby at the luxurious Inn at Little Washington. They have amazing cuisine and stunning guest rooms that will make you feel as though you’re far away from home.
Getaway on the Bay
Right in DC’s backyard you can find a whole new world on the Chesapeake Bay. Mini-mooners should check out the historic Kent Island Manor in Stevensville. At Historic Kent Manor Inn you’ll find traditional, Eastern Shore hospitality, beautiful flower gardens, expansive water views, and twenty-four luxurious guest rooms. The Inn and the glass-enclosed Garden House are perched on the shore of Thompson Creek; talk about picturesque! The Gramercy Mansion is another quaint spot in Stevensville that will give you and your new spouse all the feels!