Katzen Arts Center

Washington DC



Celebrate your special day at the Katzen Arts Center! Located on American University’s scenic campus in Washington, D.C., this impressive venue features several stunning event spaces perfect for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. The 30,000-square-foot AU Museum is the center’s largest space, with three floors of beautiful galleries able to accommodate events for over 1,100 guests. For smaller celebrations, the spectacular Rotunda offers a contemporary setting with unique architectural details; it’s a great spot to plan an elegant banquet-style dinner or a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony. If you prefer to have an outdoor wedding, the picturesque Sculpture Garden is the perfect option! Featuring unique sculptures and beautiful landscaping, this gorgeous outdoor space will provide a stunning backdrop while you celebrate with up to 400 loved ones. Host your wedding at the Katzen Arts Center and it’s sure to be an unrivaled affair!

Venue Style

Event Center


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 400 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1,200 for a reception and ceremony and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Katzen Arts Center is estimated at between $5,877 and $11,414 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area
Bridal & groom dressing area available at extra fee

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight