The Historical Society of Washington, DC
Why We Like This Place
The history of Washington D.C. is so vast and rich it needs to be preserved in a building that does it justice. Fortunately, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C has chosen the former Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square, a 10,000-square-foot 1903 Beaux-Arts structure that manages to be venerable, beautiful, stylish and grand—all at the same time. If that weren’t enough, the Historical Society also morphs into a surprisingly dynamic wedding venue, whether you’re hosting a simple outdoor ceremony on the two-acre lawn or a dazzling bells-and-whistles reception in the Great Hall for up to 2,000 people.
Max. Seated Indoors: 200
Max. Seated Outdoors: 500
Max. Seated Indoors: 160
Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
Max. Standing Indoors: 350
Max. Standing Outdoors: 800
|Max. Seated: 150|
Fees & Deposits
50% of the total event cost is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 30 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $16,000–24,000 depending on the space rented. $11,500 of the rental fee is a tax-deductible donation to The Historical Society of Washington, DC.
Year-round, daily after 5pm for indoor events
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Special Events, Parties
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Community Center/Civic Bldg
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