Celebrate your event with us and you'll join hundreds of clients who have combined the traditions of festive celebrations with the stunning architecture and classic styling of the Historical Society of Washington, DC. We offer an elegant museum venue with the traditional spaces in the Great Hall and the Reception Hall, three major Washington, DC-based exhibits, manicured grounds, and a 150-seat theater. Whether you are planning a meeting for 50, a reception for 800, a wedding, or a formal dinner, the facility's staff has developed a stellar reputation for excellent quality and service. Directly across from the Washington Convention Center, the location is perfect for convention-related activities. The grounds are available to tent for picnics or to extend the entertainment spaces.
The HSW stands as a landmark in the heart of Downtown DC and walking distance to several major hotels. Begin the experience the moment you arrive at the property. This historic structure sits on two city blocks of green space with a dramatic 105-foot walk from K Street to the main entrance, perfect for the red-carpet treatment your guests deserve. This beautiful Beaux-Arts building, featuring monumental arches, terrazzo floors, marble staircases, and skylights, is the perfect setting to assure you and your guests of an elegant and memorable event. The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is an ideal place for meetings, corporate receptions, seated luncheons, dinner galas, weddings, holiday celebrations, bar/ bat mitzvahs, photo shoots, picnics, and more. Our 150-seat theatre is available for movie premieres, private screenings, and storytelling. The Special Events Department will assist you with all aspects of event planning and is prepared to assist in making your event a special experience for your guests.
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