Planning Your DC Wedding Reception or Rehearsal Dinner at a Restaurant: Teddy & The Bully Bar

Savvy couples know: wedding planning season is in full swing, and hosting your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner in Washington, DC at Teddy & The Bully Bar restaurant is a best bet! A wedding reception or rehearsal dinner at Teddy & The Bully Bar in DC will be a fun, happy affair celebrating the words, ideas and spirit of one of history’s most beloved Presidents. All of your guests will benefit from our staff’s experience running Private Events smoothly and flawlessly – we have hosted private events for everyone from A-list celebrities to the political elite and local DC brides and grooms. Your out-of-town guests will benefit from our centrally-located restaurant, near many of the city’s best hotels, shopping and nightlife. Spending time in one America’s best cities will be the icing on the cake.

You can choose to have a formal or casual event in our private rooms and on our open-air patio. We can create a small, intimate feeling for smaller groups, and our entire restaurant is available for large affairs – we are one of the few Dupont Circle venues that can accommodate up to 200 guests.

At Teddy & The Bully Bar, our Private Event menu options are designed to accommodate a variety of budgets, party sizes, and party types. With flexibility and seating from 10 to 200 (for restaurant buyout), you can choose from our fresh, seasonal menus, plan an event with passed h’ors deouvres and/or buffet stations or design an informal cocktail party at our bar (note: we require pre-set menus for parties of 17 guests or more). Check out our private events menus on our private events page.

Couples today are more creative than ever in planning their wedding weekends, and many conventions are a thing of the past. You can use the term “dinner” loosely — cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a buffet, or even a barbecue are all perfectly acceptable options that we can help you execute perfectly at Teddy & The Bully Bar.

We’ll help you turn your rehearsal dinner into a fabulous welcome party. If your wedding is mostly local friends and family but a few key people traveled far to come to your wedding, extend the invitation to them as a thank you for their extra effort. If you’re throwing a destination wedding in DC or a party where at least half of the guests are from out of town, show your appreciation by inviting everyone to the night-before festivity. If your budget is limited, stick to a more exclusive group for the rehearsal dinner itself but follow it up with a large but informal welcome cocktail or dessert party for out-of-towners later in the evening. Our team at Teddy can help you turn all of this into a reality.

We do Wedding Receptions & Post-Wedding Brunches, Too

Teddy & The Bully Bar and sister restaurant LINCOLN are also great places to host the wedding reception itself, and we throw a fabulous post-wedding brunch! Take a pictorial tour of some of the Wedding events we have hosted in the past here.

Rehearsal Dinner & Wedding Catering at Any DC Area Venue: Sister Company PRG Catering

Get the taste you love at our restaurants, wherever your rehearsal dinner is held! Our sister company Presidential Restaurant Group Catering is expert at on-location rehearsal dinner and wedding catering, bringing the style and taste of Teddy to many of DC’s incredible private event venues. Our team of talented party planners and chefs will ensure your guests have the time of their lives.

Let Teddy host your rehearsal dinner! Request a Quote

Or, learn more about our on-location rehearsal dinner & wedding catering services*

*The Presidential Restaurant Group offers catering at your location, or a private venue in the DC Metro area.

Private Events Director Jeanhee Kim is ready to assist you and can make your wish for a unique, timeless, distinctive and fun rehearsal dinner in DC come true.

(Wedding images courtesy MBK Photography, Wolfcrest Photography & Lepold Photography)

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