IA&A at Hillyer

Washington DC



IA&A at Hillyer is a unique contemporary art venue located in the artistic and internationally chic Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. This renovated historic carriage house gallery is a wonderful space for the couple seeking an alternative to traditional wedding venues. Whether you consider yourself modern or traditional with a unique twist this intimate space can cater to you. The gallery boasts high ceilings, clean white walls and hardwood floors. The gallery also presents a dual series of international and local contemporary art exhibitions, which provide an exceptional backdrop for your wedding celebration. Host both your ceremony and reception on-site. Or only use the Hillyer for your reception, it’s the perfect complement to any ceremony held off site. This sophisticated setting is ideal for large cocktail receptions or smaller seated dining-style receptions. The facilities manager is more than happy to assist you with planning all the details for your special day!

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Modern


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 75 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 1 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

Monday – Wednesday: $800 for five hours, $100 for each additional hour
Thursday + Sunday: $1,000 for five hours, $200 for each additional hour
Friday + Saturday: $1,500 for five hours, $250 for each additional hour
501(c)(3) organizations receive a 20% discount on total rental fees

If Hillyer has to close early to the public, there are additional fees of $75 per hour.

Fees include the presence of one Hillyer staff member present from setup to close to answer questions about current exhibitions and provide security for the artwork and facility.

A non-refundable half (50%) of the rental fee along with a $500 security deposit is due at the signing of the contract, with the remainder paid one week prior to the event, under penalty of cancellation.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at IA&A at Hillyer is estimated at between $5,594 and $16,294 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Choose from List



Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Kitchen for prep only
Valet or public parking for a fee

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
No red wine or red food (marinara sauces, etc) allowed