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Carnegie Institution of Washington
1530 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 387-6400
www.ciw.edu/events/building_rental

Capacity:
Reception - 500 in rotunda and
reception room
Seated - 250 in the rotunda and
reception room
Auditorium- 400

This elegant building offers many settings for your event with the lovely marble inlayed floors, stately Corinthian columns, and sunburst patterned chandelier.
D.A.R.
National Headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 879.3318
www.dar.org/natsociety/events/events_challlob.cfm

Capacity:
Memorial Continental Hall: 121 seated in third floor banquet hall and up to 200 standing in the library Administration Building: 40 seated in Presidents General Assembly Room to 380 standing in the O'Byrne Gallery and flowing out to the covered terrace.

The interior of DAR's three buildings are breathtaking and offer you the perfect place to gather.
   
Decatur House
1600 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 842-0917
www.decaturhouse.org

Capacity:
Reception - 85 in the Victorian parlors
within the Decatur House, 250 in the
Carriage House and tented garden
Seated - 70 in the Victorian parlors within
the Decatur House, 120 in the Carriage House, 220 in the Carriage House and
tented garden

The Carriage House boasts twenty-foot high vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and French doors that lead to the private garden and brick paved courtyard.
The Galleria at Lafayette Center
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Capacity:
Reception - 750
Seated - 400 with dance floor

Venue currently being remodeled
   
National Postal Museum
Smithsonian Institute
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20013
(202) 633-9362
postalmuseum.si.edu/specialevents/index.html

Capacity:
Reception - 20 to 400
Seated - 10 to 100

One of the Smithsonian's, this museum offers the atrium space with exhibits all around you or Postal Square with its beautiful marble floors.
Saint Frances Hall
1400 Quincy St., N.E.
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 425-6548
www.myfranciscan.org/

Capacity:
Up to 250 with dance floor

On the grounds of the Franciscan Monastery, this stately hall with the colorful flags offers a unique setting for your event. Take advantage of the lovely gardens on site as well.
   
Sphinx Club at Almas Shrine Temple
1315 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 898-1688
www.almasshriners.org/sphinx_club.html

Capacity:
Reception - 700 using the ballroom and mezzanine
Seated - 525 without dancing, 400+ with dancing

The building is the property and temple of the Shiners. On the lobby level the classic art-deco spaces provide an intimate setting. Use of the ballroom and mezzanine can accommodate up to 700.
Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 882-6650
ethicalsociety.org/

Capacity:
200 Theater Style

This economical choice has all you need for your event featuring a good size stage and a large hall that overlooks a pretty garden area.
   
The Washington Club
15 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 483-9200
thewashingtonclub.com/Facilities.htm

Capacity:
Reception - 400
Seated - 200

This elegant building offers event space for up to 400 in a setting reminiscent of days gone by and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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