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D.C.'S Premier Event Spaces - The National Union Building

The National Union Building is an historic building constructed in 1890 offering elegant, private event and entertainment spaces in downtown Washington, DC. Located at 918 F Street, Northwest, The National Union Building is at the center of the lively neighborhood of Chinatown/Penn Quarter, surrounded by restaurants, bars, shopping, and historical landmarks.

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About

The National Union Building, located in Chinatown/Penn Quarter, is an historic 6 story building with 28,000sqft of premiere entertaining and events space.

Designed by a young, local architect named Glenn Brown, the Romanesque, stone clad façade maintains period details such as soaring ceilings, curved glass, exposed brick, and an original wrought-iron staircase circling DC’s last central-core elevator cage. Inside are 7 unique, beautifully designed, completely private event spaces accommodating events from the most intimate gathering to large receptions. With unlimited layout options, our dedicated staff can customize each room and help you create the look and atmosphere that fits your event needs.

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Events

Our 7 unique, private event spaces can be rented individually or in combination, and are perfect for all types of events:

  • Social: weddings, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, baby/bridal showers, rehearsals/engagements
  • Corporate: board meetings, offsites, brainstorms, staff retreats, workshops and trainings
  • Non-profit: fundraisers, auctions, lectures, conferences
  • Special: film shoots, art and fashion shows, pop-ups, product launches, hackathons
  • Culinary: Private dinners, food and wine pairings, tastings
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Our team of event planning and logistical experts will help you craft the perfect event that progresses smoothly from start to finish. After booking an event space, our staff will help you lay out a floor plan that fits your event needs whether it be a seated event or a standing reception. To further simplify your event planning, support furniture is provided. Rectangular 6’ tables, 60” round tables, folding chairs, and cocktail tables and stools will be provided - as well as set up - by our staff.

Each space is equipped with state of the art technology: Bose towers for surround sound, floating A/V projectors and screens, and handheld microphones. Fiber wifi is provided throughout the building.


Additional Venues

Looking for an intimate venue nearby? Check out The Loft at 600 F, another DC Event Hub space just three blocks away. High ceilings and exposed brick in our first historic building are accented with modern tech and chic furnishings in the perfect downtown location.