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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Marisa · Married on 07/14/2018
I have nothing but amazing things to say about this venue. I was sold before I even went to see it in person. Abbey and Ana are the sweetest people to work with. Everything about my special day was perfect. Secure in advance and do not think twice. It's about the best in town and very reasonably priced for what you get. We had a gatsby themed wedding and the venue was perfect. All of our guests were blown away and this was truly a hidden gem.
Lauren · Married on 07/07/2018
When looking for a venue in DC the Carnegie was a perfect blend of amazing architecture and affordability. I fell in love with pictures I had seen online, and their capacity of 160 was actually helpful in allowing us to keep our guest list more manageable. We worked with Abby who was wonderful. She was very responsive to emails as it was a little challanging finding a date that was available for both the church and venue. She was very accommodating arranging my walkthrough with our busy schedules, and even gave my parents a special tour on a Saturday she was working since they couldn’t make it down during the week. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful the building was inside and out. There were so many great places for pictures that we couldn’t even fit them all in on the day of! We couldn’t have picked a better venue!
Jess · Married on 10/22/2017
We are still on cloud 9 after Carnegie was the site of our wedding perfection! We had so many guests tell us how amazed they were by the uniqueness of our venue and we just absolutely loved being able to have our wedding in the heart of DC...and totally within our budget too! We had about 142 guests, and it wasn't even as snug in the ballroom as we thought it would be. Everything was amazing. Our wedding featured 2 brides :) and we both took turns walking down the stunning spiral staircase. We LOVED having our ceremony in the round in the rotunda. It was so intimate and special to have all of our guests so close and surrounding us with love. It is just a breathtaking venue all in all. Abby was simply a pleasure to work with, and that is an understatement. She was always quick to respond and was accommodating in every way possible. The portico at the top of the steps lends itself to being a gorgeous spot for wedding day photos with great lighting. We are SO happy that we chose Carnegie and will always recommend it! Thank you!
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.