The American Institute of Architects Washington, DC

Hello Guest,
We’re excited that you’re considering The American Institute of
Architects for your special event. We offer one of DC’s best locations
and beautiful, modern spaces for every type of event.
Our team has an unrivaled reputation for great design, elegant
solutions, and impeccable attention to detail. From weddings to
corporate events, elegant affairs to hip gatherings, board meetings
for 35 to parties for 350, we’ll bring every detail of your vision to life.
I’d love to take you on a personal tour.
Amy Medawar
Director, Meetings & Events

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Contact Info

1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006 • Washington, DC • 20006

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Venue Details

Capacity (Seated / Cocktail): 350 / 350

Just steps from the White House, AIA’s prime downtown location is the perfect place to host your next event. Book one of our spaces hourly, for the full day, or an evening reception. Our space is yours for as long as you need it. What you’ll enjoy: • Private event space for up to 350 guests • Meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology • Award-winning staff support with one point of contact, from planning to day-of details • Relationships with the area’s best caterers and vendors • Convenient, metro-accessible location near the White House and National Mall • Elevators and ramps for easy access The perfect place to say “I do” With distinctive architecture, two-story glass windows, a grand staircase, and a private courtyard oasis, AIA’s urban location is perfect for your city wedding. We can host your full ceremony and reception experiences for up to 200 people, and we’ll transition the space effortlessly from ceremony to cocktails, reception, and dancing. • Close proximity to the National Mall, the White House, other DC landmarks, and the historic Octagon House (on site) for beautiful photos • Near some of DC’s best hotels and many parking garages • Award-winning staff support with one point of contact, from planning to day-of details • Indoor and outdoor spaces that let you dance under the stars, celebrate inside, or both • Relationships with the area’s best caterers and vendors

Max Number of Simultaneous Events: 3

Outside Catering Permitted (BYO): Yes

Venue Type/Style: Atrium, Conference Hall, Garden, Historical Building, Auditorium

On-Site Cuisine Options: American, Continental, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, Spanish / Latin, Vegetarian, Sunday Brunch, Indian, Use Your Own Caterer, Catering on site


Budget Tier: $$$$$$

Minimim price for 100 guests: $ 6,500

Site/Rental Fee: $6,500

Our space's rental fee is based on the size, nature, and food/ beverage needs.

Venue Features

  • A/V Equipped
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bridal Room
  • Buffet Menu Available
  • Coat Check
  • Conference Call
  • Garden
  • Group Rates
  • Imported Beer
  • Internet Access
  • Onsite Ceremony
  • Open Sunday
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Outside Catering Permitted
  • Premium Liquor
  • Prix Fixe Menu Option
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi Access