Sugarplum Tent Company is the exclusive tent provider at many prestigious properties in the
Washington D.C. metropolitan region.
The Decatur House was the first private residence in President’s Park. A classic Federal town house built of red brick, the original owners, the Decaturs moved in with high expectations for the new Capital located here and they threw many lavish parties.
After Stephen Decatur’s death, Henry Clay, Martin Van Buren, and Edward Livingston made Decatur House the unofficial residences for secretaries of state from 1827 to 1833, each renting the house while they served that post.
Today, Decatur House is a wonderful Washington, D.C. venue for any type of event. It’s blocks from the White House in downtown and its elegant courtyard can accommodate a large tent which can adapt to many different “looks!”
Plum Perfect! This royal custom ceiling liner with dramatic chandeliers was perfect for this January job at the Decatur House in Washington, D.C.
Decatur House courtyard.
Jackson Place entrance at Decatur House
Set up for a ceremony!
Entrance to Decatur House.
Amber uplighting creates a warm glow in the courtyard.
A different angle of a clear tent at Decatur House.
Sugarplum's "Tuxedo Effect" combines a white liner with black swagging.
Let the sun shine in! A taffeta liner under a clear tent filters the sun beautifully.
Dumbarton House is a Washington, D.C. treasure.
Custom burgundy swagging with our Moroccan lanterns.
Ivory rice lanterns lend a certain whimsey.
The Upper Garden area of Dumbarton House is perfect for larger gatherings.
Bird's eye view.
Looking down at the courtyard through a clear tent.
This event at Dumbarton showcases a champagne tent liner.
The courtyard off the Belle Vue room is a wonderful tent site.
Deluxe package with taffeta tent liner.
Dumbarton House, located in the heart of Georgetown, is a wonderful place for any type of event. This 200-year-old estate is one of the very finest and most beautiful houses in the United States, according to architectural historian Fiske Kimball.
Dumbarton House reflects the finest in Federal architecture and furnishings and offers an intimate, historic setting for events ranging from small corporate meetings, luncheons or conferences, to elegant wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners or teas. The museum rooms of the house are always open at events, providing your guests with a unique opportunity for casual touring of the museum.There are also beautiful outdoor gardens and terraces.
Congressional Country Club
Congressional Country Club was established in 1924 and is located on over 100 acres in Bethesda, MD. Noted for its beauty and gracious design, the Club’s upper terrace off the main ballroom is a gorgeous venue for weddings and special events. It overlooks the famed 18th hole of the Club’s renowned golf course! During its illustrious history, Congressional has seen three U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship, and is an annual stop on the PGA Tour, with the AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods. Notable former members have included Presidents William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Gerald R. Ford. This is a members-only club and all events for non-members must be sponsored.
The white tent liner with white rice lanterns.
Let the sun shine in--a clear tent on the terrace is air conditioned for this mid-summer wedding.
The "blue" hour in our clear tent.
Lighting makes the difference--this tent has a white liner and white rice lanterns--but lighting after sunset changes the entire ambiance.
Two tents are abutted to provide more space.
The Spanish style clubhouse terrace.
Even on a cloudy March day, a clear tent lets the outside inside.
Magical as the sun sets!
The famed 18th hole is the view from the terrace.
A classic white tent on a green lawn always makes a statement!
It's all in the details!
Color coordinated glassware behind the bar.
A white taffeta tent liner always looks polished.
Fun chandeliers add drama and focus to a large tented ceiling.
The all-white dance floor is perfect choice for this classic color palette.
A custom seating area is always welcome.
L'Auberge Chez Francoise is an iconic venue!
The garden area of this renowned restaurant.
The red & white terrace evokes Old Paris.
L’Auberge Chez Francois Restaurant
L’Auberge Chez Francois Restaurant is a DC-area institution. Family owned since 1954 and with a fascinating history, Sugarplum is proud to be its go-to tent company. And what a great venue for an event on the bucolic restaurant grounds in Great Falls, Va. Check out the photos of a recent wedding. This venerable eating establishment with Chef Jacques Haeringer and his team, has won every manner of award through the years and now sponsor client culinary river cruises and all genre of fun special events. They even have a wonderful herb and vegetable garden on their beautiful property. Check them out at: https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com We love partnering with you!
Great D.C.-area wedding & event location: Lincoln’s Cottage! This historic site is not well known–even by locals. But it’s where Lincoln lived for over a quarter of his presidency and made some of his most critical decisions. It is now a wonderful venue for weddings and events.
Sugarplum is proud to be the exclusive tent company at this wonderful site!! During the Civil War, the Lincolns chose to move their family from the White House to the Cottage three summers in a row, in the midst of a war that threatened the country they held so dear. While in residence at the Cottage, Lincoln visited with wounded soldiers, spent time with self-emancipated men, women and children, and developed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lincoln's Cottage--a classic D.C. venue!
Dance with Abe!
The iconic sculpture of Abe and his horse.
The wrought iron candle lanterns carry over the colonial theme.
This event in mid-summer incorporated air conditioning.
The bucolic setting of the Inn is the perfect background for a classic white structure tent.
The clear tent with the white tulle swagging and the dark farm furniture creates a homey but elegant atmosphere.
The Inn has enviable gardens which lend to the wonderful ambiance.
Lookin' good--a Sailcloth Tent by Sugarplum.
Sailcoth Tents are great in summer. This one has sunny rice lanterns dancing over the dance floor!
This head table is long, family-style.
The Inn's hyrdrangeas in bloom.
A Sailcloth Tent with its soaring peaks and festive pennants
The Inn at Perry Cabin has a graceful front lawn and overlooks the Chesapeake Bay
What a view!
This white structure tent is installed in the Caledonia area of the Inn at Perry Cabin
The iconic ceremony area at the Inn at Perry Cabin
Inn at Perry Cabin
The sea-faring Chesapeake Bay traditions combined with resort style amenities and service make this colonial mansion and inn the perfect venue for all types of special events. A charming manor house resort and spa, The Inn at Perry Cabin is located in historic St. Michael’s, Md. Beautifully landscaped, its green lawns extend down to the gentle waters of Maryland’s Eastern shore.
Ogle House at the U.S. Naval Academy
This unique venue in downtown Annapolis was built in 1739, and the Marquis de Lafayette declared its ballroom “the most beautiful in America.” The U.S. Naval Academy purchased the property in 1947 and it has served as their Alumni House ever since. Sugarplum is proud to be the exclusive tent company for this special historical venue. For this Spring wedding reception, Sugarplum installed a series of clear frame tents over the brick patio to create a magical ambiance adjacent to the historic home. Starlight effect lighting in tent ceilings sparkled into the evening and our statement Valencia chandelier of bronze and crystal brought it all together.
Red Fox is on the main street of "downtown" Middleburg, Va., a charming little town.
The back Garden terrace where we install a clear or white tent!
Tent over the Red Fox Garden Terrace.
Yes, its historic!
Red Fox at night.
Red Fox Inn & Tavern
This historic inn and tavern in Middleburg, Va., dates from 1728 and is just as welcoming to guests today as it was centuries ago. Owned and operated by three generations of the same family for the past 40 years, they are obviously doing a lot right!
A perfect venue for a wedding or any celebration, Sugarplum is honored to be the tenting company for this iconic property. We tent the beautiful garden terrace with a 40′ x 50′ tent which can accommodate up to 150, depending on the configuration and spacing.
This luxurious inn and restaurant is located on 265 acres in the rolling hills of Middleburg, Va. Goodstone Inn is privately owned and there is an active farm on the property, providing the bounty for the Inn’s award-winning restaurant. Sugarplum is proud to be the exclusive tent company for this exclusive and gorgeous property!
The front facade of the iconic home located in the Embassy Row area of the city.
A classic white tent graces the back terrace of the historic home.
Seating is ready for guests on the back lawn of the venue.
One of the interior rooms of the Woodrow Wilson house.
The sun sets in this photo of the rear of the Woodrow Wilson House in D.C.
Perfect garden wedding at a unique and historic venue.
looking up at the terrace.
Bistro lights over the lower garden area.
Woodrow Wilson House
What could be a more Washingtonian venue for an event than the home of a former President?! The Woodrow Wilson House is located just 5 blocks from Dupont Circle in the Embassy Row area of the city. The Georgian revival home is meticulously maintained and guests can mingle in the beautifully furnished reception rooms appointed with historic family and state treasures. The outside garden area is a gem and combined with the museum, the venue can accommodate a standing reception of 200 or seated dinner of 120.
The Eastern Shore of Maryland is a popular destination for weddings and events. Long loved for its many recreational activities centered around the Chesapeake Bay, the area now boasts first class resorts, hotels, restaurants, marinas . . . and private homes. Sugarplum has tented scores of memorable events on the Bay’s scenic waters and by-ways.
A water view of this large clear tent as the lights come on
Welcome to our event! Profile of a Sailcloth Tent
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael's, MD, is a great venue!
This beautiful event was on one of the Bay's many rivers.
Country casual--but elegant.
Sittin' on the edge of the Bay.
A clear tent takes advantage of the outdoors.
This tent at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the most of the environs,
A Sailcloth Tent with its nautical elements is perfect for waterfront events.