Swann House Historic Dupont Circle Inn, 1808 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 265-4414
Affairs of the Heart


Affairs of the Heart

Swann House has a long history of hosting grand affairs dating back to the early part of the last century. It was in January 1912 when then lady of the house, Eva Cromwell, married wealthy Philadelphian ET Stotesbury - a successful business partner of JP Morgan. Mr. Stotesbury was reported to be worth over $20 million at the time and lavished his new bride with diamonds, pearls and other valuable gifts. The wedding took place here in our living room and was well attended by Washington’s social elite including honored guests President William Howard Taft and JP Morgan himself!

“…the bride wore a gown of old ivory panne velvet...the neck and train were trimmed in bands of sable...” Washington Post January 19, 1912

While your wedding may not warrant a presidential invitation, hosting your fete at Swann House will give you the opportunity to entertain your guests in an equally grand and caring style. Here are a few of our suggested packages. We are happy to customize one of them for your special event.




The Grand Affair

Fill Mrs. Stotesbury’s shoes by entertaining your guests with style and privacy and reserve the entire inn for your wedding weekend. The Grand Affair is available for a seated dinner up to 36 people or as many as 75 people for a standing cocktail buffet. The Grand Affair is available for a maximum of 50 guests for a standing cocktail buffet.

The Grand Affair includes….

From $9495 (varies by season)
(catering and other vendor charges, taxes and gratuities not included)




The Petite Affair

For those wishing a more intimate celebration, we offer our Petite Affair for parties up to 16 guests.

The Petite Affair includes…

Priced from $3495 (varies by season and guestroom selection) (catering and other vendor charges, taxes and gratuities not included)


The Afternoon Affair

Take advantage of a tranquil Sunday afternoon for your intimate celebration. The Afternoon Affair is available on select Sundays for a standing cocktail reception with a maximum of 30 guests.

The Afternoon Affair includes…

Priced from $2695
(catering and other vendor charges, taxes and gratuities not included)


The Secret Affair

The perfect solution for an intimate celebration without all the fanfare of a large wedding! The Secret Affair includes…

Sunday – Thursday with a 1 night stay from $895
Friday & Saturday with a 2 night stay from $1295

(taxes, gratuities and other vendor charges not included)



We work with some of Washington’s most talented caterers to ensure a flawless (and delicious!) event. Our approved caterers cover a variety of cuisines including special diets, international specialties and Kosher menus. They will also help with the selection of linens, place settings, bartending, musicians and florists to create the perfect atmosphere for your reception. Our fully licensed caterers have met our strict criteria for providing top-notch service and exquisite cuisine.

Catering costs are NOT included in the above package pricing.

Our facility fees include the use of our historic mansion as described in the packages as well as our expert consultation to perfectly orchestrate your event. We coordinate with all our event vendors, caterers, musicians and florists to transform our bed and breakfast into an exquisite event venue. We spend a great deal of time behind the scenes on all the labor intensive details to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. Our staff will be at your disposal to ensure your guests staying at Swann House want for nothing.

For more information on hosting your event at Swann House, please email stay@swannhouse.com or call us at 202-265-4414




1808 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
tel. (202) 265-4414 fax (202) 265-6755
E-mail us at stay@swannhouse.com