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National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington , DC
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1250 New York Avenue
Washington, DC 20005 US (map)

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202-783-5000

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The elegant sophistication of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an ideal location for a Washington wedding. Guests are greeted by a luxurious marble reception area and ballroom... Read more
The elegant sophistication of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an ideal location for a Washington wedding. Guests are greeted by a luxurious marble reception area and ballroom adorned by three crystal chandleliers and beautiful works of art.

The luxurious space can accomodate a ceremony and reception. From a seated dinner to standing reception, the versatility of the NMWA enables many options for entertaining. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
NMWA is an amazing space for a wedding. We had both our ceremony and reception at the museum and it was perfect. Really classy venue with excellent event staff to help along the way--Christina and Alison are great; very helpful and responsive. Thanks for an unforgettable day!
NMWA is an amazing space for a wedding. We had both our ceremony and reception at the museum and it was perfect. Really Read more...
NMWA is an amazing space for a wedding. We had both our ceremony and reception at the museum and it was perfect. Really classy venue with excellent event staff to help along the way--Christina and Alison are great; very helpful and responsive. Thanks for an unforgettable day! Read less
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Hira
Wedding:
8/31/2014
4.8/5.0
I just had my Labor Day wedding at the NMWA and was so happy I chose this venue. It was the perfect setup for my wedding of ~180 guests. Just be aware that there are more rules associated with this venue than others since it holds valuable pieces of art and that there a few more hidden costs to this already expensive venue before you book. However, the slight extra hassle and extra cost were totally worth it in the end. Our guests loved being able to look at the art during cocktail hour and everyone loved the venue and its central location in downtown DC.
I just had my Labor Day wedding at the NMWA and was so happy I chose this venue. It was the perfect setup for my wedding Read more...
I just had my Labor Day wedding at the NMWA and was so happy I chose this venue. It was the perfect setup for my wedding of ~180 guests. Just be aware that there are more rules associated with this venue than others since it holds valuable pieces of art and that there a few more hidden costs to this already expensive venue before you book. However, the slight extra hassle and extra cost were totally worth it in the end. Our guests loved being able to look at the art during cocktail hour and everyone loved the venue and its central location in downtown DC. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
The NMWA is an amazing venue for a wedding ceremony and reception in the DC area. All of our family and friends were amazed at the space and commented on it repeatedly the entire night. We rented all 3 floors and it was great for guests to experience the art gallery during cocktail hour. We worked with Allison at the museum and she was great. She provided input on how things could be done and it was very valuable. I am extremely happy I had my wedding there and I would recommend anyone looking for a wedding venue in DC check out the NMWA.
The NMWA is an amazing venue for a wedding ceremony and reception in the DC area. All of our family and friends were Read more...
The NMWA is an amazing venue for a wedding ceremony and reception in the DC area. All of our family and friends were amazed at the space and commented on it repeatedly the entire night. We rented all 3 floors and it was great for guests to experience the art gallery during cocktail hour. We worked with Allison at the museum and she was great. She provided input on how things could be done and it was very valuable. I am extremely happy I had my wedding there and I would recommend anyone looking for a wedding venue in DC check out the NMWA. Read less
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Nneka
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I absolutely loved this venue. The location, the ambience and the staff were absolutely awesome. We worked with Christina during the planning stages and she was so sweet and helpful throughtout. We were notified last minute that Christina was no longer available to be the staff on duty on our wedding day. However, her colleague Alison was just as nice and extremely helpful as her replacement on the day of. I highly recommend this gorgeous museum for any couple looking for an unconventional but beautiful venue for their wedding. Definitely the best decision we made!
My husband and I absolutely loved this venue. The location, the ambience and the staff were absolutely awesome. We worked Read more...
My husband and I absolutely loved this venue. The location, the ambience and the staff were absolutely awesome. We worked with Christina during the planning stages and she was so sweet and helpful throughtout. We were notified last minute that Christina was no longer available to be the staff on duty on our wedding day. However, her colleague Alison was just as nice and extremely helpful as her replacement on the day of. I highly recommend this gorgeous museum for any couple looking for an unconventional but beautiful venue for their wedding. Definitely the best decision we made! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Absolutely gorgeous space. Event staff at the museum was extremely helpful and stayed through the event. Museum was very flexible in permitting our decor choices. The space is so majestic but not stuffy in feel. Our guests loved it. Being there just makes you feel special.
Absolutely gorgeous space. Event staff at the museum was extremely helpful and stayed through the event. Museum was very Read more...
Absolutely gorgeous space. Event staff at the museum was extremely helpful and stayed through the event. Museum was very flexible in permitting our decor choices. The space is so majestic but not stuffy in feel. Our guests loved it. Being there just makes you feel special. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.6/5.0
Stunning venue and was so happy to use them!
Stunning venue and was so happy to use them!
Stunning venue and was so happy to use them! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at NMWA this past weekend and it was an absolute dream!! I worked exclusively with Alison and could not have been more please with her and everything she did.

My husband and I knew that we wanted to have the ceremony and reception in the same venue. We looked at hotels and decided not to go that route, because we wanted more than just 4 walls. That cut down our choices drastically. We then began the search through DC for the perfect venue and once I walked into NMWA I said to myself "This is it!". Alison gave me the initial tour and answered all of my questions before I could even ask them. She was extremely attentive and responsive to any of my questions and needs. She let us come and walk around the museum whenever we wanted to which was such a huge help!

I cannot recommend NMWA enough. Not only is it an absolutely beautiful building and venue, the staff were all wonderful all the time and worked with us for whatever we needed. I am sad that I won't get to see and talk to Alison as much, but plan on going back from time to time.
I had my wedding at NMWA this past weekend and it was an absolute dream!! I worked exclusively with Alison and could not Read more...
I had my wedding at NMWA this past weekend and it was an absolute dream!! I worked exclusively with Alison and could not have been more please with her and everything she did.

My husband and I knew that we wanted to have the ceremony and reception in the same venue. We looked at hotels and decided not to go that route, because we wanted more than just 4 walls. That cut down our choices drastically. We then began the search through DC for the perfect venue and once I walked into NMWA I said to myself "This is it!". Alison gave me the initial tour and answered all of my questions before I could even ask them. She was extremely attentive and responsive to any of my questions and needs. She let us come and walk around the museum whenever we wanted to which was such a huge help!

I cannot recommend NMWA enough. Not only is it an absolutely beautiful building and venue, the staff were all wonderful all the time and worked with us for whatever we needed. I am sad that I won't get to see and talk to Alison as much, but plan on going back from time to time. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/18/2014
3.4/5.0
We got married at this venue -- did the ceremony on the first floor, cocktail hour on the third floor gallery, dinner on the mezzanine, and dancing on the first floor. It was BEAUTIFUL and elegant and really a perfect setting. It was winter and it felt warm and candle lite and all the guests loved the paintings and beautiful details of the rooms. It's an expensive place, but it really is beautiful. The staff was helpful but not super responsive. I was planning from out of town and had some difficulties with them being flexible to my schedule of limited travel opportunities. So I'd say its not the easiest venue to work with professionally, but it really is beautiful so was worth it for us.
We got married at this venue -- did the ceremony on the first floor, cocktail hour on the third floor gallery, dinner on Read more...
We got married at this venue -- did the ceremony on the first floor, cocktail hour on the third floor gallery, dinner on the mezzanine, and dancing on the first floor. It was BEAUTIFUL and elegant and really a perfect setting. It was winter and it felt warm and candle lite and all the guests loved the paintings and beautiful details of the rooms. It's an expensive place, but it really is beautiful. The staff was helpful but not super responsive. I was planning from out of town and had some difficulties with them being flexible to my schedule of limited travel opportunities. So I'd say its not the easiest venue to work with professionally, but it really is beautiful so was worth it for us. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, we were looking for a place that was not a hotel where we could host 200+ for a seated dinner in downtown DC. I had done corporate events at NMWA before and it was a great fit - super walkable to the metro and hotels (for out of towners) and the most beautiful and elegant space. I recommend working with Lori - she is so kind and the most flexible of the special events staff.
When planning our wedding, we were looking for a place that was not a hotel where we could host 200+ for a seated dinner Read more...
When planning our wedding, we were looking for a place that was not a hotel where we could host 200+ for a seated dinner in downtown DC. I had done corporate events at NMWA before and it was a great fit - super walkable to the metro and hotels (for out of towners) and the most beautiful and elegant space. I recommend working with Lori - she is so kind and the most flexible of the special events staff. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.9/5.0
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful spots to get married in DC. The space is so truly amazing that you really don't need to do much in the way of decor. I had the opportunity to work with Elise, who unfortunately is no longer there. She was absolutely amazing every step of the way. She answered all of my many questions, provided me with vendor recommendations, and was even willing to work with me when it came to storing favors, table markers, programs, etc. in her office. My husband and I were even able to have pictures taken in the gallery, which ended up being my favorite pictures of that night.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful spots to get married in DC. The Read more...
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful spots to get married in DC. The space is so truly amazing that you really don't need to do much in the way of decor. I had the opportunity to work with Elise, who unfortunately is no longer there. She was absolutely amazing every step of the way. She answered all of my many questions, provided me with vendor recommendations, and was even willing to work with me when it came to storing favors, table markers, programs, etc. in her office. My husband and I were even able to have pictures taken in the gallery, which ended up being my favorite pictures of that night. Read less
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