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

Image of Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade CenterA cross roads of government, business, commerce and community in the heart of the nation's capital. Owned by the U.S. General Services Administration and managed by Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA), the building is the first and only federal property designed for public and private use. As the official World Trade Center, Washington, DC, the building features a premier conference and event center, executive office space, attractions, exhibits, retail, dinning and community-focused programs and entertainment. 

As a world-class event venue, the Reagan Building offers all of the essentials for an influential event:

  • Prime locations on historic Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Well-appointed spaces ( 625 seat Amphitheater, two ballrooms, four signature spaces and five meeting suites)
  • An esteemed-chef and innovative catering
  • Impeccable service and a team of experienced professionals available to handle all of your event details
  • Ability to host events up to 3,000 guests

Visit for more information or if you would like to contact a representative at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Center click here. 


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.

Last Reviewed 2015-10-05