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, 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.
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’ll 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’ll 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:
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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Hana Haile-Mariam · Married on 11/03/2018
Beautiful Venue !
The venue is beautiful - they have a large outdoor space and beautiful tall glass windows.Sent on 11/13/2018
We had a second day wedding party here and everything went seamlessly. It's sometimes hard to get a feel for the venue with a walk thru because it is a functioning work place, but the day of our event when we walked in our breath was taken away. The design of the building is gorgeous, so add some flowers and decor and the place is truly a stunner. It's also a great deal as the venue helps to provide tables and chairs & you have indoor and outdoor space for your use. Not to mention, Amy is super sweet and easy to work with.
Definitely recommend for a wedding or special event !
Emilia · Married on 06/16/2018
The AIA was the prefect reception venue for us. We loved that it had a large outdoor space as well as space inside, just in case a rain plan was needed. We ended up not needing one and had cocktail hour and dancing outside and dinner inside. There were 130 guests and it never felt cramped. It was also so helpful having access to their tables and chairs.Sent on 06/25/2018
Amy was amazing to work with. We live in NC so couldn't make it to DC too often for wedding planning, but Amy was always willing to meet with our vendors and show them the space in our absence. She also allowed us to drop items off earlier in the week which was a huge help.
Everything was so beautiful and we would select this venue again in a heartbeat!
Nikki · Married on 09/02/2017
The AIA building in DC was the only venue we toured and we knew right away that it was made for us. The outdoor courtyard in front of the Octagon was amazing for our ceremony. We had initially hoped to have the cocktail hour and dancing outside as well, but we had to move those inside because of rain earlier in the day. Luckily, we were still able to keep the ceremony outside and it was truly magical.Sent on 09/06/2017
There's plenty of room indoors to fit at least 13 tables and a dance floor. The massive glass windows provided the most amazing natural light for photographs. And even though we couldn't have the dance floor outside, the windows made the space feel so open.
Amy, who is the venue coordinator, was a pleasure to work with. She was so responsive and accommodating to all our needs. If you're looking for DC-area venues, please check out the AIA. We couldn't have asked for a better location for us.
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!