Capital Bridal Affair & Fashion Show
Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Why the Mayflower for Capital Bridal Affair and Fashion Show?
We couldn’t find a single reason why not! The hotel sits South of Dupont Circle, North of Farragut Square and has since 1925. The Mayflower has been home to many, including President Harry Truman who famously referred to the hotel as the “second best address in Washington” – second to the White House, that is. We are honored and excited to call The Mayflower ‘home’ for CBA’s Spring show! (Please see below for more fun historic facts about The Mayflower!)
The Mayflower hotel is known for many things, especially for being the host of countless gorgeous, breath taking weddings! Every wedding is unique: the staff members of The Mayflower understand that and aim to make your special day everything you dream it can be. You can be confident in choosing The Mayflower for one of the most important days of your life.
For more information about weddings at The Mayflower, please view their website, or contact them directly to schedule a tour and learn more about what The Mayflower can do for you. Please mention that you are a CBA bride and they will take extra good care of you!
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Fun Historic Facts:
* The site of President Calvin Coolidge’s 1925 charity inaugural ball, The Grand Ballroom continues to be a popular site for inaugural evenings, earning it the title, “The Inaugural Ball Hotel.”
* Franklin D. Roosevelt, in room 776, on the eve of his inaugural address, penned one of the most famous lines in U.S. political history, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
* Winston Churchill passed many hours posing for his portrait here.
* The Serviceman’s Readjustment Act, or GI Bill, was drafted on hotel letterhead in room 570 in 1943. Once passed, the bill assisted millions of veterans by helping to pay for their education or home purchase once they returned from war.
* Restaurant patrons included FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who dined here nearly every working day for twenty years, selecting the same items from the menu until his death in 1972.
* The Hotel has been host to many international events including the historic state dinner in honor of the signing of the Arab-Israel Peace Treaty of 1979.
* In 1994, during the longest suspension of American baseball, owners and players met in the Colonial Room to work out a resolution. Finally, after 234 days, the strike ended.
* In the Cabinet Room, Ronald Reagan’s former aides and presidential library volunteers gathered here in 2004 to prepare and disseminate the 1,000 funeral invitations that Nancy Reagan asked to be sent to family and friends.
* AAA Four Diamond Award Winning Hotel for 20 consecutive years.