With lots of bridal showers and bridesmaid luncheons planning happening at our office this week, we decided to share our fave local restaurants for hosting these timeless events that will create memories for a lifetime!

Here are our top 5 Favorite locations:

Kapnos Taverna– This air filled, window-walled gem, owned by Top Chef Mike Isabella is located in Arlington, VA (with another location at Regan National Airport and an upcoming location in College Park, Maryland).  The mezzanine location is perfect for this type of event.  Starting with Greek spreads followed by fried cheese saganaki and spit-roasted lamb – you can’t go wrong!

Restaurant Eve – Chef Armstrong’s beautiful Alexandria, Virginia location immediately transports you to France.  The interior is delightful and the food is ethereal.  They have perfect nooks for bridal showers and bridesmaid luncheons!

Ritz Carlton – The DC and Tysons location are our favorite for swanky gatherings with your wedding party!  They can create anything from the ultimate high tea to a feast customized for a queen.  With pretty spaces located all over these hotels, you can treat all of your guests in luxury and service!

The Hay Adams Hotel – There truly is no other like The Hay Adams.  Overlooking the White House, you simply can’t find a location that screams “DC Wedding” more.  The rooftop has been enclosed and can be divided into two sections for smaller events. You’ll also find a lovely dining area and private dining rooms on the 1st floor for high tea and other customized menus.  Make it into a weekend – you seriously want to be in one of their suites!

Your home – Nothing is easier than hosting a bridal luncheon or shower in your own home!  Leave the cooking to one of our favorite caterers who can come in and plate up whatever your heart desires and we’ll sprinkle flowers all over to make everything beautiful!  I guarantee you will spend the same amount as you would at a restaurant or less!