Carnegie Institution of Washington

Carnegie Institution of Washington

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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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Regions serviced: Washington DC

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90 Reviews for Carnegie Institution of Washington

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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!

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Profile Picture Jess, 10/22/17, 8 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bridal Suite, Wireless Internet, Indoor

We loved this place, it is so magical and it decorated itself so really you don't need to spend a huge amount of money on flowers or other type of decorations. Also the place is so photogenic and the pictures are really stunning and Abby is really nice and kind woman very easy going and very easy to work with.

I don't enough words to recommend this place is worth every penny!

Profile Picture Khirstine, 10/15/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Indoor, Bridal Suite, Wireless Internet

We fell in love with Carnegie the moment we toured it – the venue is absolutely stunning, with classic and elegant architecture and design. It was a perfect venue for our wedding reception of about 100 guests. We received so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful the space was, and it is a fantastic backdrop for pictures as well. Both Becky and Abby at Carnegie were wonderful to work with throughout the planning process, very friendly, helpful, and responsive.

Profile Picture Julie, 9/30/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Carnegie Institution of Washington Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
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Starting from $7,800.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $7,000.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $7,800.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $7,000.00
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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.

Staff and Facility is a great venue. Staff was very accomodating and facility was a great venue for the wedding celebration. My couple celebrated until the last minute. It was great. Thank you. Carnegie Institute staff. Toni Taylor, Wedding Planner, EverMoreEvents II

This venue has everything you could want for a memorable wedding: location, helpful staff, elegance....


1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20005   See On Map
202-939-1139 (phone)