Josephine Butler Parks Center

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Historic urban charm and elegant architecture

Whether you are planning a small, intimate affair under the marbled columned porte cochere or a large staff retreat in our grand ballroom, the historic Josephine ButlerMansion will set the scene for any event. In the past few years, the Center has grown to be a premier DC wedding venue – in fact this year they were named as the Best Wedding Venue in Best of DC.

Perfectly situated in the heart of DC, the Parks Center is metro accessible and within close proximity of great restaurants, bars, and historic neighborhoods! The Parks Center overlooks Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, a stunning national urban park that features a cascading fountain and European garden design.

“The Josephine Butler Parks Center is a gift to the DC community and the mansion was a beautiful and welcoming venue for our daughter’s wedding” – Mother of a Bride

Each event at the Josephine Butler Parks Center supports the mission of Washington Parks & People – a non-profit dedicated to building vibrant communities by revitalizing the District’s urban green spaces. Their programs specifically focus on green job training, urban agriculture, and youth programming of all kinds! As a green caterer, we love to know that our events are making a difference in revitalizing DC, transforming it into a truly ‘green’ city.

“We had a wonderful experience at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. It is so nice to know that you are contributing and supporting a DC-based non-profit that is doing amazing work” – Recent Newlyweds

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Reviews

Stefanie was such a huge help! Everything was smooth, she helped us find ways to cut costs and advocated for us with our venue.

I can’t say enough great things about our entire experience planning our daughter's Bat Mitzvah with Glynis Keith, Catering Manager, with Catering by Seasons.

Catering by Seasons is great! We booked them for our wedding. Stephanie was so great with working with us on our desired budget.