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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Melissa C · Married on 08/24/2019
Beautiful Venue with a Great Team
We chose Carnegie for our August wedding venue. It was the only venue we looked at and we chose a date as soon as our tour ended - we were that impressed! The location is stunning with gorgeous architectural details both inside and outside that are sure to make your guests swoon. None of our guests could believe how lovely the space was. We worked with Abby at Carnegie who was very easy to work with and very responsive to questions. Abby also knew several of our vendors well which made coordination a breeze. We would happily recommend Carnegie to others for a wedding or other special event.Sent on 09/09/2019
Chris G. · Married on 08/10/2019
Beautiful all-in-one DC Venue!
We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience hosting our wedding at Carnegie. Abby was so amazing to work with, as were the rest of the staff. The space is beautiful. After visiting a number of venues in DC nothing else compared. It has the prefect set up for a ceremony, reception and dancing to all happen in the same space. We absolutely recommend it!Sent on 08/12/2019
Michelle · Married on 07/06/2019
Best wedding venue in DC
I immediately fell in love with this venue when I saw it. From the stately boardroom to the elegant marble rotunda, this venue is a steal compared to other venues with similar features in the DC area. Not only that, but Abby is the absolute best. I visited a lot of venues and she was easily the most friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable. She’s a gem, and so is this venue! Would choose it a million times over.Sent on 08/06/2019
This is a classic special event venue in DC. And Ana is just the best to work with!
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.
One of our favorite wedding venues in the city! A classic and dramatic interior in the heart of Dupont Circle.