A monumental location to host your next event in DC

Just steps from the White House, AIA’s prime downtown location is the perfect place to host your next event. Book one of our spaces hourly, for the full day, or an evening reception. Our space is yours for as long as you need it.

What you’ll enjoy

  • private event space for up to 350 guests
  • meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology
  • award-winning staff support with one point of contact, from planning to day-of details
  • relationships with the area’s best caterers and vendors
  • convenient, metro-accessible location near the White House and National Mall
  • elevators and ramps for easy access

All the attention, five star results

We’re not just an event space. We’re event specialists. And we’re committed to making your event as memorable as the location.

For nearly 15 years, Amy Medawar has been creating memorable, unique events in Washington, DC. From high-profile experiences to business breakfasts, Amy brings a wealth of experience working with DCs premier caterers, event professionals, and vendors. Personal support, one point of contact, flawless details, and hundreds of happy customers—we’ve got you covered

The perfect place to say 'I do'

One of the two entrances into the Courtyard

With distinctive architecture, two-story glass windows, a grand staircase, and a private courtyard oasis, AIA’s urban location is perfect for your city wedding. We can host your full ceremony and reception experiences for up to 350 people, and we’ll transition the space effortlessly from ceremony to cocktails, reception, and dancing.

What you'll enjoy

  • close proximity to the National Mall, the White House, other DC landmarks, and the historic Octagon House (on site) for beautiful photo opportunities
  • near some of DC’s best hotels and many parking garages
  • award-winning staff support with one point of contact, from planning to day-of details
  • indoor and outdoor spaces that let you dance under the stars, celebrate inside, or both
  • relationships with the area’s best caterers and vendors

Highlighted spaces

The Courtyard

Dancing under the stars, or cocktails in the courtyard. This unique urban oasis accommodates up to 350 guests for a standing reception in the shadow of the historic 18th-century Octagon house.

The Courtyard at AIA. The Social Gallery can be seen through large windows.

The Social Gallery

Large windows, soaring ceilings, and a grand staircase frame every event in our bi-level Social Gallery. Ideal for a 200-person reception or a seated event up to 150.

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