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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109 Reviews for Carnegie Institution for Science
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Macey Sevcik · Married on 11/16/2019
Gorgeous venue and amazing staff
We owe everything to Abby and Ana! They provided wonderful recommendations for vendors to work with, were responsive and flexible, and made sure the day went perfectly to plan. The venue itself is gorgeous and requires very little to look insanely beautiful. The flow from ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner to reception all worked so well and our guests were so impressed by the space.Sent on 11/19/2019
Anna · Married on 11/02/2019
Great Value Venue
Carnegie Institute provides an absolutely picturesque DC backdrop for our November 2019 wedding. The venue was beautiful but honestly Abby, the events Director, is the best selling point. She was helpful, easy to communicate with, and worked very well with the rest of our wedding team. Highly recommend this venue!Sent on 02/02/2020
Tara · Married on 10/13/2019
Incredible staff and venue. All of our guests were in awe of the beauty of the space and we all had such a nice timeSent on 10/14/2019
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.