This is room #1, called the Crystal Room. Can seat up to 100 people, it's gorgeous but a little cramped. Both ceremony and reception can be held (they can set up both during the cocktail reception).
This is room #2. Can seat up to 125 people and has 600 more sq. feet than room #1. Only the reception can be held in this room.
Under normal circumstances, room #2 is $3000 more but the hotel is offering both rooms to us for the same price. I am a little concerned that we are going to be cramped in room #1, but also concerned that our out of town guests will have trouble getting from the church ceremony to the reception if we book room #2 since it's reception only.
Someone please help me. This is a very elegant hotel half a block away from the White House, so I am not interested in any other venues than this. Thanks :)