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Meet Our Wedding Expert

The District's Wedding Specialist

Meet Buddee Clinton

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Welcome Buddee Clinton, our favorite Director of Catering and resident wedding expert at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC.

Born and bred in Washington, D.C. Buddee has worked his entire career in the hospitality business. When it came to planning events, he found that weddings were the most fun – and challenging. But with more than 15 years of wedding planning experience, Buddee leads his team with particular skill and incomparable expertise.

When Buddee found his way to the historic building that we now call home, we knew it was a match made in multicolored heaven. Our bold carpets and modern style play perfectly for Buddee. Working with couples here allows him to create unique experiences, drawing inspiration from the spaces, such as our private corridors on 7th Street and our iconic marble staircase from the 1800s. Few wedding venues in Washington, D.C. make the ideal backdrop for so many perfect pictures like ours does.

Facts about Buddee:

Your Current Obsession: Cooking! I love creating and recreating new dishes.

What Inspires You: To many people, a wedding is one of the most important days of your life and seeing that final product is very inspiring. It is inspiring seeing how happy my clients are on their wedding days.

Favorite Wedding Memory: Some years ago, we hosted a Persian, Jewish-Kosher wedding with traditional Jewish components and Middle Eastern flair. The end result was stunning!

Most Instagrammable Spot in the Hotel: Our magnificent spiral staircase that dates back to the early 1800s. It's perfect for a couple's first look and family portraits, taking you back in time and making you feel like you're in a mansion!

A Tip for Couples: Keep it simple and have fun! It's really easy to get caught up in the chaos of planning a wedding. I always remind my couples to SLOW down and ENJOY every step of the process.