Anderson House Dc Wedding

Anderson House Dc Wedding

From the business Established in 1938. Explore the Society of the Cincinnati's historic headquarters, Anderson House, a National Historic Landmark that has been the Society's home since 1938. The … Learn more about Anderson House , Opens a popup History Established in 1938. Explore the Society of the Cincinnati's historic headquarters, Anderson House, a National Historic Landmark that has been the Society's home since 1938. The Society and its American Revolution Institute work to honor the men and women who won American independence in the Revolutionary War by supporting advanced study, presenting exhibitions and other public programs, advocating preservation, and providing resources to teachers and students.Tours of Anderson House reveal the history of the Society of the Cincinnati, the significance of the American Revolution, and the lives and collections of the home's first owners, Larz and Isabel Anderson. The mansion was completed in 1905 for the Andersons, a wealthy couple who devoted their lives to public service, travel, entertaining, collecting, and philanthropy–interests and activities that are reflected in Anderson House, where much of the couple's art collection and furnishings are still on display. Report
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Anderson House Dc Wedding

Anderson house is definitely one of the best kept secrets of DC, but thanks to Yelp the word is getting out. Anderson House is the HQ of the Society of the Cincinnati which is for descendants of the American and French officers of the Revolutionary War. Naturally, George Washington was the first President of the Society. You have to be a male to be a part of the Society, which is a bit of a downer! There are archives in the basement of the Anderson House if you would like to determine if one of your ancestors was an officer in the Rev. War. Larz and Elizabeth Anderson left the house to the Society of the Cincinnati. They obviously had a significant amount of wealth to build such a beautiful mansion in DC. Larz was once ambassador to Japan and there is some beautiful Asian artwork in the house. One of the first rooms you enter has 17th century (or older) choir stalls which is pretty cool. My favorite room was the French room with the ornate gold scrolled ceilings and silk tapestries. The house is only open 1-4 pm for tours and our tour did start 15 past the hour. It ended up being a private tour which was a nice and rare experience for DC attractions. There are periodic free concerts here which I hope to check out in the future.
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Anderson House Dc Wedding

History Established in 1938. Explore the Society of the Cincinnati's historic headquarters, Anderson House, a National Historic Landmark that has been the Society's home since 1938. The Society and its American Revolution Institute work to honor the men and women who won American independence in the Revolutionary War by supporting advanced study, presenting exhibitions and other public programs, advocating preservation, and providing resources to teachers and students.Tours of Anderson House reveal the history of the Society of the Cincinnati, the significance of the American Revolution, and the lives and collections of the home's first owners, Larz and Isabel Anderson. The mansion was completed in 1905 for the Andersons, a wealthy couple who devoted their lives to public service, travel, entertaining, collecting, and philanthropy–interests and activities that are reflected in Anderson House, where much of the couple's art collection and furnishings are still on display.
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Anderson House Dc Wedding

As far as historic house museums go in DC, I think Anderson House is probably the best you can visit. First off, the tour is free, and being the first one in on a Saturday morning, I had my own private guided tour. Madeleine, my tour guide, was incredibly knowledgable about everything in the house. From an art and architecture standpoint, this is probably the most opulent historic house museum in DC, with beautiful furnishings and collections from all over the world that were bequeathed to the current owners of the house, the Society of the Cincinnati, meaning that the collection is in tact and original to the house. The Anderson's family history is tied closely with that of the Society, meaning that anyone who has an interest in Revolutionary War, Civil War, U.S. – France relations, or U.S. Diplomatic History can find something to enjoy here. I highly recommend a visit!
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Anderson House Dc Wedding

Completed in 1905 for Ambassador Larz Anderson and his wife, Isabel, the exquisite property was left to the Society in 1938 and serves as its headquarters today. Our marble-lined spaces accommodate a variety of functions, from large cocktail gatherings to intimate dinners and dances. The Gilded Age house museum also makes a perfect backdrop for wedding portraiture. Consider the holiday season for your event at Anderson House—decorated with a grand tree in the Ballroom and poinsettia and garland-festooned architectural details throughout the house. We also welcome daytime rental events, including luncheons and meetings, at special rates.
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Anderson House Dc Wedding

I would describe our wedding as classic – with a twist. While we opted out of “classics” like a cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss (they only pause the party) but we were all about classic dresses, tuxes, an old-time venue and oldies music to cut a rug to! We wanted our colors to be timeless, classic and crisp. We also wanted our venue to withstand the test of time and a museum was the perfect way to do that. While we had looked at other larger museum venues the Anderson House provided the grandiose look while still being intimate enough for the relatively small 110 person wedding we wanted.Both of our families love to celebrate and that means great food, great music, a great place to meet up and — most importantly — all of your best people surrounding you! Ross and I have never been without support and love from our friends and family so we viewed this wedding as an opportunity to thank the most important people in our lives for what we knew would be the best day ever. It started with welcome gifts of champagne, wine and our fave snacks, continued with a few wedding necessities (ceremony…) and then on to cocktail hour, dinner and dancing and completing the evening with more food, drinks, and music at the Fairfax.The night Ross asked me to marry him he also surprised me with our best friends and family and disguised it as a surprise birthday party for me so we could share the news together. I wanted to re-live that special night — this time with a bit more style — and we both felt like we accomplished this. What made the day extra special and memorable was the outpouring of love – the perfectly executed party was just a plus.
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Anderson House Dc Wedding

Everyone who comes through DC must plan a visit to the Anderson House, also known as the Society of the Cincinnati. It’s (surprisingly) open to the public and does free tours every 15 minutes or so during the week, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since I became a wedding photographer. If you ask me, it’s the most beautiful venue in all of DC! I know that many other wedding photographers in the DC area would totally agree with me. It was such a thrill for me to photograph a wedding there with this lovely couple!
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Anderson House Dc Wedding

The Society gratefully accepts donations to the collections that meet its collecting priorities and guidelines. Generally, the Society is interested in acquiring museum and library materials that document the history of the Revolutionary War, the art of war in the eighteenth century, the Society of the Cincinnati and its members, Anderson House, and Larz and Isabel Anderson. Click here for more specific information on the Society’s collections.
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What made you choose your ceremony and reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you? We were looking for something that felt “DC” to us because all of our guests coming from New York and California. We liked the idea of a museum or historic building, and the Anderson House fit both of those. When we found out that the original owners had been diplomats and that Mr. Anderson had served as the ambassador to Japan in the early 1900s and brought back many beautiful antiques which decorated the venue, we knew it was perfect. My dad’s family is from Japan and I spent three years living there before I moved to DC, so the connection felt really special.
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For their elegant Anderson House wedding, they kept to a pale color scheme, allowing the natural beauty of their venue to shine. In honor of Adrian’s late father, the brooch on her bouquet had a photo of him enclosed, adding a meaningful touch to her florals. “My Dad passed away, and I wanted to have him there with me,” says Adrian. “It was beyond perfect.”
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Sarah and Andy’s late summer/early fall wedding took place at the Anderson House in Washington DC which is a gorgeous venue. The color story was berry tones: fuchsia, plum, deep pink, blush and ivory with accents of gold. Sarah’s bridal bouquet was a soft and loose romantic mix of hydrangea, garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias, scabiosa and succulents with green privet berries and hanging pepperberries for texture. The bridesmaids wore dove grey dresses and carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet. Andy’s boutonniere was designed with a single succulent and berry accents. The rest of the boutonnieres were all slightly different but complimented each other. Sarah and Andy’s ceremony was held outside in the Hoyt Garden which features a pool, statue and stone columns. The varying height columns were the backdrop for the ceremony and each held a lush arrangement in gold pedestal bowls. The pool’s corners were accented with gold lanterns, votive candles, foliage garland and loose blooms.