Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Venue Spotlight: Union Station

Recently I had the pleasure of having lunch with Hillary Francis Offutt, special events coordinator at Union Station.  Though I've lived in the area my entire life, rarely had I thought of it as more than a pretty train station.  If I travel, I usually fly or drive so I had never ventured inside those pretty stone walls - even though I'd done my fair share of admiring the exterior while driving by.  It turns out I'm not alone - lots of people in the local area don't realize that Union Station is available to host grand celebrations - including weddings.  Can you imagine getting married in such a place?  This majestic beaux-arts depot has been a historic landmark since the early twentieth century.  It certainly sets the tone for a truly timeless affair...

Union Station - now

Union Station - then

Inside Union Station

The Loggia

Stunning architectural details are everywhere you look.  What a spectacular venue for a travel themed wedding - or a place to conclude a love story that began over long distances.  I also highly recommend this iconic venue if DC is simply dear to your heart.

Beautiful receptions in the East Hall by Connor Studios:

Hillary is really great to work with and you can tell she really takes an interest in each one of her clients and ensuring their day is as flawless as possible.  You can contact Hillary for more information at:

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