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Meeting and Event Space

Looking for meeting or event space for conventions, meetings, and trade shows? Find out more about space available in architecturally significant and historic federally owned buildings in the Washington, DC area by following this link:

For larger venues, please see the list below and click embedded links for relative point of contact information. 

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

Photo of the Andrew Mellon Auditorum building An event at one of the very finest classical buildings in America is sure to impress. Located on Constitution Avenue, between 12th and 14th Streets, NW, the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium is within walking distance of the White House. Learn more about hosting events at the breathtaking Andrew Mellon Auditorium (a non- government website).

Due to the historic nature of the building, overall capacity of the entire building is limited to 1,000 guests, and the maximum capacity information for each space may vary due to room setup:

  • the gilded auditorium with 65 foot ceilings can accommodate up to 1,000 guests,
  • the Center Green room trimmed in gold can accommodate up to 225 guests, and
  • the East and West Green rooms can accommodate up to 50 and 72 guests, respectively.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Reagan building food court Located on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the Capitol, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center's dramatic interiors add dazzle, style and sophistication to every event. During the summer at lunch free live music is often provided at the outdoor plaza. Learn more about how to have a great event at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (a non government website).

The International Trade Center Conference Center also offers state-of-the-art technologies including fiber optics, video conferencing, simultaneous translation and broadcast media. A partial list of amenities available includes:

  • A 625-seat amphitheater,
  • Convention space that accommodates 68 booths and 1,500 attendees,
  • Two ballrooms,
  • Fifteen meeting rooms, and
  • Wireless high speed Internet access (WiFi) in all public areas.

The National Building Museum

Photo of NBM Great Hall by Anice Hoachlander The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street, NW, between 4th and 5th Streets, across the street from the Judiciary Square Metro (Red Line). Learn how to have your event at the majestic National Building Museum (a non-government website).

Impressive Italian Renaissance design, a central fountain and eight colossal Corinthian columns has made the Great Hall a sought-after spot for gala events, including many Presidential Inaugural Balls, from 1885 to the present day.

Three adjoining courts that make up the Great Hall may be used individually or together, accommodating dinners and receptions for groups of 200 to 2,000.

The Museum occupies one of Washington's most spectacular structures, designed in 1881 by civil engineer and U.S. Army General Montgomery C. Meigs and completed in 1887. Originally known as the Pension Bureau Building, it is widely recognized as a marvel of engineering.

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