Lisa and John

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Our Story

In August 2012, we met while working as servers at a local Italian restaurant, Lavagna, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We bonded over world travels, the DC job search and developed a healthy rivalry as co-workers. Our relationship unfolded as we explored the city's neighborhoods, restaurants and came to call the District home. We are so excited to host our wedding in the city where we met and fell in love and share it with those who have loved and supported us along the way!

We will be updating our website as our big day approaches. Check back for updated information in the coming months.


Welcome Reception

7:30 PM, August 10, 2018
Lyra & Lynx at the LINE Hotel DC
1770 Euclid Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Join the bride, groom and their families as they kick-off the wedding festivities on Friday night. Light refreshments and drinks will be served in a private space just off the hotel lobby at the Lyra and Lynx. See the hotel reception desk for directions if needed.
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Wedding Ceremony

4:30 PM, August 11, 2018
Christ Church Washington Parish
620 G St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Our wedding ceremony will be held in Christ Church, Washington Parish on Capitol Hill - just a few blocks from where we met. Limited parking is available at the church and it is accessible via public transportation (Eastern Market Metro). We encourage guests to take advantage of DC's wealth of taxi options, including Uber and Lyft, for easy transport across the city.
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Wedding Reception

6:00 PM, August 11, 2018
1770 Euclid Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Guests will kick-off the wedding festivities at the LINE, starting with cocktail hour on the roof, followed by dinner and dancing in the recently reclaimed 110-year old church turned hotel.
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11:30 PM, August 11, 2018
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Join the bride and groom and whoever can keep up with them for a wedding afterparty hosted by the Antoshaks! Located a short (downhill!) walk from the LINE, Jack Rose has a patio for cigars, an extensive whiskey collection and a private space for wedding guests to continue the celebration!
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Farewell Breakfast

8:30 AM, August 12, 2018
LINE Hotel - Banneker Ballroom
1770 Euclid St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

Before you head out for the weekend or out on the town, stop by for a quick breakfast or cup of coffee and a hug from the bride, groom and their families. We will be hosting breakfast in the Banneker Ballroom (the site of the reception), located below the lobby level of the hotel. We hope you'll stop in before you go! For late risers, we will be hosting breakfast until 11:30am.
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The LINE Hotel

General Information

Ralph, Karen, Lisa and John fell in love with the LINE's historic character and amazing views of the city while on a hard hat tour of the property in October 2017 (check out our photo gallery to see us in full gear!).

For our guests staying at the LINE, we hope you'll enjoy your stay and have some detailed information about the hotel below.

Arrivals and Accessibility

The LINE offers valet parking for visitors and hotel guests. Valet is available at the front entrance on Euclid Street or via the side entrance on Champlain Street.

When checking in to the hotel, or for those that require assistance or ramps for entry, please note the LINE has a side entrance on Champlain Street. Valet parking is available at both entrances, but the side entrance on Champlain Street has fewer stairs and accessibility accomodations for guests.

Check-in is located at the lobby level. Please see hotel staff for assistance regarding baggage, room availability, etc.

Food and Beverage

The LINE boasts three restaurants, a coffee shop and 24 hour room service. A full list of restaurants and menues can be found online here.

The Cup We All Race 4
Located steps into the entry of the hotel, grab a coffee, tea or pastry! The Artusos highly recommend the Monkey Bread!

Brothers and Sisters
As John says, "there's a bar to your left and a bar to your right" when you walk into the hotel - very "sensible"! Brothers and Sisters provides bar and food service in the central hotel lobby with full service breakfast, lunch and dinner at the bar and beyond.

A Rake's Progress
Located in the second level of the LINE lobby, A Rake's Progress and bar is headed by award winning chef, Spike Gjerde, and highlights Mid-Atlantic farm and food traditions. The restaurant opens daily at 5pm and hosts a weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended, so check in with hotel staff upon arrival. Bar service is first come, first serve - so pull up a seat if you don't have a reservation.

Spoken English
This standing room only restuarant highlights Asian dishes and fosters communal dining from 6pm-12am every Tuesday-Saturday.



The LINE DC is the reception site for our wedding and is a restored 110-year old historic church turned hotel with three restaurants and beautiful aesthetic inspired by the historic space, DC and the neighborhood of Adams Morgan.

When checking in to the hotel, or for those that require assistance or ramps for entry, please note the LINE has a side entrance on Champlain Street. Valet parking is available at both entrances, but the side entrance has fewer stairs and easier accessibility for guests.

For remaining hotel bookings, please email directly inquring about the Artuso-Antoshak wedding block availablility. You can also reach the LINE DC at 202-790-6524 and inquire about the Artuso Antoshak Wedding to receive block prices.

Omni Shoreham Hotel

The historic Omni Shoreham Hotel (which hosted President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural ball in 1933!) is just a short drive or walk from the location of our reception at the LINE Hotel.

Online booking of the reserved rooms can be done online using the link below.

You can also reach the Omni Shoreham Hotel at 202-234-0700 and request a room with the Lisa Artuso & John Antoshak Wedding block to reserve a room.

Please note the room block and associated rates are available through August 10th.


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Around Town

Exploring Washington, DC

We hope you'll enjoy your stay in the nation's capitol that has become our home! As John's parents remind us, DC used to be a sleepy southern town, but it's changed a lot in the past 10-20 years and certainly has more to offer than those 8th grade field trips suggested!

In addition to our recommendations below, check out The Washingtonian, Washington City Paper and other online guidesfor hidden gems! Even AirbnB has a guide!

Things to do in DC!

The Classics
  • The Monuments - Worth the walk! We recommend doing them by night in the heat - they are beautiful at night!
  • The Smithsonian Museums - We are spoiled by DC's wealth of free museums with the Smithsonians - see the full list online here. Pro-tip - the LINE is quite close to the National Zoo, which has free entry as well!
  • If you're interested in visiting the U.S. Capitol, we also recommend stopping by the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress - it's also free entry and a hidden gem in DC!
More Museums
Beat the heat with these other museums. Unlike the Smithsonian's, these have entry fees, but are well worth the visit!
  • The National Building Museum has a fun, interactive Fun House installation on display through September 2018
  • The Newseum can keep you cool and occupied for hours with their 2-day pass!
Exploring DC Neighborhoods
  • John and Lisa met on Barrack's Row near Eastern Market. On Saturdays you can catch an outdoor market and wander through storefront shops with plenty of dining options
  • The Wharf DC is one of the newest waterfront developments and close to John's old fishing spot in SW. Visit Politics and Prose, a local bookstore, or head to the classic Fish Market for some Maryland crab!
  • U St. - Not far from Adams Morgan, DC's historic U St. has more dining options than you could dream of! See some highlights here.
Outside the City
  • Not 30 minutes from the heart of DC is Mount Vernon, the former estate of George Washington. Plan your visit using their online resources here.
  • Arlington Cemetary is also just outside the city boundary and offers tours and has multiple sites, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington House.
  • If you loved the Air and Space Museum, make a trip to the Dulles location that is two full hangars full of air and space history collectables, including the Discovery Space Shuttle (yes! the whole thing!) and WWII planes!

Local Eats

It would be impossible to list all of our favorite restaurants here. Some great resources for exploring the DC food scene include Eater DC, Washington City Paper and the Washington Post. Here's way too short a list to get you started!
  • Lavagna - Lisa and John met here! There's great homemade pasta and a fantastic brunch!
  • Bluejacket Brewery - Local brewery that is family friendly. There's plenty of room indoor and outdoors and alwayss a game on at the bar
  • Mark's Duck House - John's family's worst kept secret! A treasure of a dim sum spot in Falls Church, VA if you're able to make the trip.
  • Maketto - If you can't make it outside the city for dim sum - stop here Sunday before you go! This coffee shop has amazing space, pastries and Asian food from one of the chef's behind the LINE's Brothers and Sister's and Spoken English.
  • Hank's Oyster Bar - with locations all around the city, this is a great way to get your oyster or seafood fix while in town
  • Granville Moore's - a Belgian beer cave in DC! Go for the great selection, stay for the frites!
  • Blackjack - If you're not dashing out of town on Sunday check out their all day happy hour (a D.C. must! and John's personal favorite in the city). Their sister restaurant below, Pearl Dive, is another great seafood spot.

We'd also like to feature some spots near the hotels in Adams Morgan (or AdMo as the kids call it!)
Photo credit: Lavagna DC

Local Wineries

Lisa and John got engaged at Bluemont Vineyard in September on one of their many visits to local wineries. If you have the time a few of their favorites are below!
Photo credit: Bluemont Vineyard

Photo Gallery

A few shots from our engagement photo shoot. Photo:
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