Here’s Where To Rent A Mansion in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. has some of the richest history in our nation, and you can become a part of that history by booking a D.C. mansion on Peerspace. From spaces that used to be home to presidents to buildings that housed workers in the 1800s, you’ll find impressive stories behind your Peerspace booking when you rent a mansion in D.C. And if history doesn’t excite you as much as the promise of what the future holds — don’t worry! We’ve also included some modern-day mansions and alternative mansion-like spaces in the list!

1. Fit for a President

Urban oasis with classic Washington dc elegance
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You’ve heard of castles fit for a king, but what about mansions fit for a president? This 4,500-square-foot venue is exactly that! The Woodrow Wilson House was our 28th President’s last residence and affords you the ability to film or photograph in classic Washington style! In this Peerspace bookable venue, you’ll be able to view elaborate gifts of state from around the world, important materials from Wilson’s presidency, and objects from the White House. The fully restored garden and tiled terrace are also available to use, as is the Presidential Dining Room. If you are looking to rent a mansion in Washington, D.C., you won’t find another with as much history and character as this one!

2. Historic elegance

whittmore house in dc
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The Whittemore House offers nine enchanting rooms, a charming courtyard, and photo/video opportunities abound! With 5,000-square-feet of impeccably designed space, you are sure to find the perfect shots in this historic mansion. Every detail oozes luxury, from the high-end furniture to the gorgeous curtains. While this home is historic, that doesn’t mean it isn’t up-to-date with the latest technology. This venue offers top-quality audio-visual capabilities and high-speed wireless internet.  The host can also provide full-day meeting packages, including A/V services, breakfast, and hot lunches. Contact the host about packaging details and find pictures of the gorgeous Wolfe Ballroom, inspiring garden patio, and all the other rooms this mansion has to offer on Peerspace.

3. Production excellence

spacious creative studios
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A space with a “bigger is better” motto! This 10,000-square-foot venue comes complete with four studios, an 18-foot cyclorama, abundant daylight, and soaring 24-foot ceilings! You can expect fully customized excellence with this Peerspace booking because the host built these studios from the ground up to their own specifications. The venue includes two kitchens, a drive-in workshop, and an interior balcony. With limitless configurations, the only constraint to what you can create here is the limits of your imagination!

4. A space with a story to tell

masonic lodge dc washington d.c. rental
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The Peerspace reviews for this venue say it all — this space is “epic looking” and “literally amazing” with an impressive history! When the Navy Yard was one of the biggest employers in Washington, D.C., in the early 1800s, this building was bustling with artisans and workers. By the 1900s, it was the center of Masonic and community activity on Capitol Hill and southeast Washington. Today, it is the oldest Masonic building in the District still used for Masonic purposes, but you can also rent it out on Peerspace! This space can fit between 100-190 people and comes with WiFi, audio equipment, screens, and a projector. If you are looking to rent a mansion in Washington, D.C. for production, but a traditional mansion can’t fit all your guests, this is our pick for you.

5. The lavish lifestyle

rural mansion with pool
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If you want the outdoor mansion vibes but don’t need the interior space, this urban oasis is calling your name! You’ll have access to a one-third acre garden complete with an outdoor eating/lounging area, a fire pit, and a garden with a variety of fruit trees. This space would be ideal for an outdoor fitness shoot in the gazebo-turned-gym or a swimsuit shoot in the pool! If you don’t already have a professional videographer/photographer booked for your shoot, the host is more than happy to help set you up with one for an additional fee. You can ask the host more about the photography/videography services or about the space itself on Peerspace!

6. The new-age urban mansion: a penthouse!

modern penthouse flex space
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If you want to rent a mansion in Washington, D.C. but also would prefer a more modern look, what about renting a penthouse on Peerspace? This space offers the quality, location, and amenities you would expect in a traditional mansion with the bonus of a modern look and breathtaking city views. There are various penthouse options on Peerspace so if this one doesn’t tickle your fancy, use a keyword search of “penthouse” on the website to find more options!

7. A perfect mix of old and new

an elegant historic mansion
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This home is truly a perfect mix of old and new! You can revel in the home’s history and seek comfort in the modern-day beauty of this early 1800s home. Inside the home, you’ll find hardwood floors, state-of-the-art technology, a baker’s kitchen, and outside, a colorfully landscaped courtyard. This home has been well maintained due to its historical significance as the former home of George Watterson. Mr. Watterson served as the third Librarian of Congress, founded numerous civic organizations such as the Washington Monument Society, and left his mark on the early political and literary life of the Capital. In 1976, this home was listed in a National Register Historic District! Have more questions about the home? Read the description on Peerspace and check out all the gorgeous photos!

8. Luxury lounging

Rooftop Lounge and Dinning Room d.c. washington dc rental
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Dazzle your guests with this rooftop lounge with stunning views of downtown D.C.! You’ll have access to a dining room, indoor and outdoor setting, grilling stations, and fireside lounges. This space would be ideal for production — you can have up to 75 people in the space, and the cityscape views will make for an amazing backdrop. The host also offers a front door attendant for an additional fee if you don’t have one in mind. View more pictures of the space and discuss your needs with the host on Peerspace!

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