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Wedding lunch at a DC restaurant with a view

Hi everyone! We are looking for a restaurant or venue with a view of the Washington Monument/Capital/etc. Trying to keep it budget friendly. About 100 people. I have been reading through lots of post here and I am very impressed. I know I am asking a great group!
Thanks in advance for the suggestions.

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  1. I am in the same wedding planning boat and I can't say I can think of a single place with a view of the Capitol or Monument that is "budget friendly." There's the top of the Newseum - which is Wolfgang Puck's local restaurant or Point of View lounge/restaurant at the W hotel with a great view of the Monument/White House. Neither are cheap. Other options might be the roofdeck at the Washington Hilton in Dupont Circle....I think they might have a good cityscape or a waterfront view at ::shudder:: the Georgetown waterfront-Sequoia/Nick's/Agraria.

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    1. re: Flaxen_Vixen

      Please...steer clear of the Georgetown waterfront. The *only* place I would attend an event at in that area is the House of Sweden.

      Can anyone think of anything up by the Cathedral?

    2. I think the The Capital Hyatt has some meeting rooms with Capital views.

        1. I'm in a similar boat (80 people...budget and non-traditional) but instead, I'd rather take friends/family around for photos and enjoy food elsewhere. After living here for a while, I've realized that most places with a view skimp on food.

          The best view in the city of the city is on top of the Newseum, though.

          1. Have you considered Indigo Landing? Has a nice view of the water (monuments in the background) and the food is pretty good. http://www.indigolanding.com/