The American Institute of Architects 1735 New York Avenue NW • Washington • DC 20006

The American Institute of Architects

1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006

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Why You'll Love This Place

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  • A sleek, modern space with with a great downtown D.C. location, this unique venue is easily accessible by both car and Metro, and features tons of flexible event options.
  • Two-story glass windows adorn the striking exterior, while inside, you'll find stylish rooms designed to accommodate parties both intimate and grand.
  • The Courtyard is a true urban oasis—a romantic, multi-tiered terrace with a fantastic view of the 18th Century Octagon House.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,000–6,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Space reserved
    • Event duration
Meals (when priced separately)
  • Please consult outside caterers for current pricing, including their preferred caterers.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 350
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 350
Reception Seated 150 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 350.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list


BYO with corkage fee

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 8am–2am.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • College Campus / School
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Other View


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