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The Big Day
The ceremony is in the Eastern Market, North Exhibit Hall and will begin at 6 PM. A reception with cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing will follow at the same location. Dress code is semi-formal. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Guests staying at the Phoenix Park Hotel can take a cab to Eastern Market or take the Circulator Bus from Union Station and get off at the Pennsylvania Ave & 8th St SE stop.
The reception ends at midnight. Anyone who isn’t quite finished celebrating should join us at the Dubliner (located at the Phoenix Park Hotel) for another round or three.
After The Big Day
We invite those who are still in town to join us as we watch the Seattle Seahawks play the Chicago Bears at Penn Social near the Chinatown metro station. We’ll be gathering starting at 4 PM.
Getting to DC
- National: Take the DC Metro northbound yellow line (towards Greenbelt, Fort Totten or Mt Vernon Square) at the airport and transfer at Gallery Place to the red line. After 10 PM it’s probably best to take a cab as Metro service will be infrequent.
- Dulles: Take the Silver Line Shuttle Bus to the DC Metro eastbound silver line (towards Largo Town Center). Transfer to the eastbound red line (towards Glenmont or Silver Spring) at Metro Center and get off at the Union Station stop. You can also take a cab but Dulles is further away from DC and the cab ride will be at least $80.
- Baltimore: Take the free shuttle bus to BWI Marshall Rail Station. From there, take the MARC Train and Amtrak to Union Station in Washington DC. Super Shuttle is also an option. For this airport, we suggest making your plans to get to DC in advance.
- Amtrak: The hotel is a 3 minute walk from Union Station
Guests will not need a car while in DC and we’d encourage you not to worry about renting one while you’re here.
The easiest way to get around is via the DC Metro a system of trains and buses. The hotel is near the Union Station stop on the red line, and the Eastern Market stop on the orange and blue lines are close to the wedding site.
You can also travel on the DC Circulator bus to many locations. The fare is only $1 each way.
If you plan on using public transportation, you should purchase a SmartTrip card for each member of your group as paper card fares are more expensive. Card dispensers at are every station and cost $10 ($2 for the card + $8 in fare value). SmartTrip can be used for MetroRail, MetroBus and the DC Circulator and can be reloaded with money as needed.
UPDATE: All hotel rooms at the Phoenix Park hotel are booked.
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Please know that gifts are not required. Your presence is so much more important.
Things to Do
DC is full of things to do many of them free of charge. We love taking walks on the National Mall. You can easily access most of the memorials and museums from there. The National Zoo is a short walk from the Woodley Park stop on the Red Line, and right now there is a baby panda cub to visit.
Below are a few links to get you started.