Nestled between Dupont Circle and Logan Circle in the heart of Washington, DC, the Carnegie Institution for Science presents brides and grooms a creative and elegant space to tie the knot. The venue is centrally located to nearby highways and airports for easy and convenient access. Positioned walking distance to many nearby attractions, the Institution is sure to impress your family and friends with plenty to do. Best suited for small to medium sized guest lists, Carnegie features several open floor plan spaces to host an intimate wedding and reception. Imagine saying ‘I do’ surrounded by romantic old-world architecture and countless historical details. Whether you prefer the inviting atmosphere of the Ballroom or the grand elements of the Rotunda, this venue makes it easy to create the wedding and reception you always dreamed of. If you seek a innovative and romantic setting to share your vows, all the Carnegie Institution for Science to make your wedding day one-of-a-kind.
Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 11:00PM Sunday through Thursday.
The rental fee ranges from $5,700 to $7,800 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5.5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding ranges from $5,700 to $7,800. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $400/hr. A refundable security deposit of $750 is required.
The average wedding cost at Carnegie Institution for Science is estimated at between $5,820 and $19,450 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
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|Bride's dressing area|
|Coat check room|
|Tables and chairs provided|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Kitchen for prep only|
|Parking can be arranged|
|Venue must approve all decorations|
|General liability insurance required|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Choose from a list for catering|
|Amplified music OK indoors only|
|Smoking outside only|
|Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer|
|Music must end by midnight|
|Music end time is 11:00PM Sunday through Thursday|