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The American Institute of Architects

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Reception
$6,500 starting price
Ceremony
$6,500 starting price
Reception
$5,500 starting price
Ceremony
$5,500 starting price

About

The American Institute of Architects is a wedding venue located just around the corner from The White House in Washington, D.C. A unique alternative to hotel venues, this stunning event space features both indoor and outdoor options for you and your guests to enjoy. With an award-winning staff on-site, you can count on an incredible and accommodating experience from start to finish when you host your wedding day at this venue.

Facilities and Capacity

With a capacity for up to 350 guests for a standing reception, The American Institute of Architects is the perfect setting for celebrations big and small. Dance the night away under the stars in The Courtyard, while the urban atmosphere of the city takes place all around you. For indoor celebrations, utilize The Social Gallery, which features two story windows, elevated ceilings and a grand staircase for a dramatic entrance. With space for a 200-person reception or a seated event for up to 150, this bi-level room will captivate guests with its urban architecture.

Services Offered

Not only is The American Institute of Architects a stunning event space, it is also run by a team of expert event planners. Known for their great design, seamless solutions, and impeccable attention to detail, the event planning team at The American Institute of Architects knows exactly how to execute a successful event. They鈥檒l walk with you throughout the planning process, assisting you in making all of the many decisions that go into planning a wedding day. While working with this five-star team, you鈥檒l have access to some of the best caterers and vendors in the area so that you can feel confident your guests will be well taken care of. From expert planning to full setup, the team at The American Institute of Architects is ready to set you up for success. Services include:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Setup
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet

Location

One of the best features of The American Institute of Architects is its unique urban location. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. With five-star hotels and a variety of parking decks nearby, your friends and family will have nothing less than the best city wedding experience.

The American Institute of Architects is scheduled to begin a substantial renewal of its headquarters on New York Avenue in Washington, D.C. in January of 2023. We anticipate the project lasting up to 2 years and plan to welcome guests back into the building in the first quarter of 2025. At this time, we will only be taking rental reservations until mid-December 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$6,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,500

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?

$6,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$5,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Event Planning
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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    Perfect Team and Perfect Venue

    Amy and her team at AIA made our special day awesome. Amy was always responsive to our many questions and was very accommodating of requests for early vendor access - even allowing us to leave all of our items overnight from the rehearsal. We highly recommend the beautiful venue, Amy, and the ever friendly Rick in security too!
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    Eleni Married on 06/18/2022
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    Amazing experience at AIA

    Our wedding at The American Institute of the Architects could not have gone any better! They were very responsive and flexible with meeting with us and our caterer. It is a beautiful location with both an indoor and outdoor space. We had such a magical day and can't thank AIA and Amy enough!
    **Photos in this review were taken by Morgan Elizabeth Photography**
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Team

Amy  Medawar
Amy Medawar
Director, Events

For over fifteen years, Amy Medawar has been creating
memorable, unique events in Washington, DC. From high-profile
experiences to business breakfasts, Amy brings a wealth of
experience working with DCs premier caterers, event professionals,
and vendors. Personal support, one point of contact, flawless
details, and hundreds of happy customers鈥攚e鈥檝e got you covered.
Amy Medawar
Director, Meetings & Events
(202) 626 7312
amymedawar@aia.org
aia.org/eventplanning

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Candy+Co. Events, LLC Candy+Co. Events, LLC Wedding Planners

We love working with AIA! Not only is Amy and her team flexible and helpful but they're on top of the whole event! The venue is modern and classic with an element of old world DC just outside in the courtyard! Our couples love the space and we enjoy every moment of working with this incredibly responsive team!

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