Carnegie Institution of Washington

1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 Map · Phone number
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About Carnegie Institution of Washington

The Carnegie Institution for Science is a beautiful historic landmark nestled between Dupont Circle and Logan Circle in the heart of Washington, D.C. Its neoclassical Sixteenth Street façade lends to the grandeur of one of the most prominent thoroughfares in the city.

Completed in 1908 as the administrative building for Andrew Carnegie's institution for discovery, the facility is home to staff dedicated to furthering the philanthropist's mission. In addition to the headquarters building, the Institution maintains six research departments located across the country responsible for countless contributions to various scientific fields.

Carnegie Science is the perfect venue for hosting your next event. With four unique event spaces, the building can accommodate a wide variety of event types, including conferences, meetings, receptions, dinners, lectures, film screenings, weddings and more. Surrounded by historic details, guests will have access to modern facilities while enjoying the venue's stunning architecture. We are conveniently located to nearly a dozen hotels, two metro stops, and just 20 minutes from Ronald Reagan National airport. An array of restaurants, museums and tourist attractions are just steps from our front door, making Carnegie one of the most convenient and attractive venues in the city

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98 Reviews for Carnegie Institution of Washington

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Alexandra Z · Married on 01/20/2019

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    Elegant and classic from start to finish

    We loved our experience with Carnegie. The staff was a pleasure to work with (specifically Abby!). The prices were reasonable and they were very accommodating of all of the different things we asked for. They had clear guidelines for use of their space, all of which were reasonable, and the space itself cannot be beat. The space is elegant and classic, which matched the feel we wanted for our wedding. We did both our ceremony and our reception at Carnegie and the flow worked great. We were able to leverage all of the various spaces for different parts of our wedding, including some great spaces to take photos with just the two of us and then with our families. We opted for a black tie wedding and our guests loved the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

    Sent on 01/30/2019
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    Sara · Married on 11/18/2018

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    Incredible space and great team

    Our guests were blown away by this iconic and very versatile venue. We loved the rotunda which was intimate and perfect for our ceremony in the round -- and could flip so easily to an amazing dance floor! Abby and her team were incredibly responsive to our many questions and requests -- including letting us practice our first dance before the big day and bring our dog to both the wedding and rehearsal. We loved every minute of our wedding at Carnegie!

    Sent on 11/26/2018
  • Sharone

    Sharone · Married on 10/28/2018

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    A+ in every way

    We could not be happier with Carnegie. Ana was very responsive in setting up tours and answering all of our questions. The cost was relatively low for the area. We needed very little by way of decor because the building itself is so gorgeous. It comfortably fit our 130 guests. The rotunda, which shifts from the ceremony space to the dance floor, was stunning.

    Every single guest we had gushed about our venue. The words we heard were: classy, elegant, stunning, unique. Multiple people said they wished they knew about it when they were looking for venues.

    Sent on 11/13/2018

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Carnegie Institution of Washington FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 7,800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 7,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 7,800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 7,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Get Ready Rooms, Wifi
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, July, August, November, December

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  • Bellwether Events
    Bellwether Events Wedding Planners

    This is a classic special event venue in DC. And Ana is just the best to work with!

  • Bright Occasions
    Bright Occasions Wedding Planners

    Carnegie Institution for Science is my favorite venue in DC. It's beautiful inside and out. Perfect for couples wanting a quintessential DC wedding. The staff is wonderful to work with. I would recommend this venue to all couples in the area.

  • DJ D-Mac & Associates
    DJ D-Mac & Associates Wedding DJs

    One of our favorite wedding venues in the city! A classic and dramatic interior in the heart of Dupont Circle.

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  • 1530 P Street NW Washington, 20005 See on map
    2029391139 (Phone number)

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