I often feel so fortunate to live in an area so rich in history like Washington, DC. Every corner you turn, there seems to be a historical marker or monument or building waiting to be discovered. And around one of those corners, you will find the Anderson House inside Society of the Cincinnati. It’s the former residence of American diplomat Larz Anderson and is touted as a “Florentine villa in the midst of American independence.” The mansion served as the primary home for Anderson and his wife, where they hosted art collections and high society galas for over 30 years.
This ornate masterpiece is a showstopper both inside and out. Upon arrival, you’re greeted by iron gates and grand carriage house doors. Inside, the fifty-room mansion boasts carved wood walls, gold gilded ceilings, marble floors and intricate staircases.
All this to say, if I could go back 8 years, this location would be a serious contender for a wedding day venue. I love how it traditionally hosts small and intimate affairs with al fresco dining by the candlelit pool. The privacy in unmatched, as those doors I mentioned above also serve to keep out tourists and passersby, a rare feat in popular DC. Trust me when I say, this place is truly a work of art and photographing wedding days here is a dream!
I, of course, cannot forget to thank the lovely vendor team that made this incredible day a reality! It was such a dream to shoot inside and out at this lovely venue and I enjoyed every moment of soaking up it’s history!
Venue | Anderson House at The Society of the Cincinnati
Photographer | Alicia Lacey Photography
Host | Kir Tuben
Planner | Sincerely Pete
Hair & Makeup | Agapé
Florist | Cedar & Lime Co.
Bridal Shop | Vivid Boutique
Cake | Sweets by E
Rentals | Bella Villa Shop
Invitation Suite | Alchemy
Calligraphy | Post Skript
Suit | The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses | Brideside
Film Lab | Richard Photo Lab