The National Union Building offers 28,000 square feet of unique, beautifully designed event spaces, accommodating everything from the most intimate gatherings to large receptions and conferences.
Each of 8 spacious, private rooms provide virtually limitless layout options and can be rented either individually or in combination - including a basement speakeasy further distinguishes the National Union Building as one of D.C.'s most sought-after and unforgettable venues.
The building's stylish spaces create an extraordinary experience for all types of events:
Our top-notch event planning and logistics staff are ready to help you craft the perfect event experience from start to finish. We pride ourselves on executing your vision as carefully as possible in a venue your guests will be talking about long afterward.
Once you’ve reserved an event space, our team will work with you directly to develop floor plan and layout options, timetables, vendor recommendations, and anything else needed to make your event an unqualified success.
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Hosting an event requires more than just a memorable setting. The National Union Building is fully equipped with state of the art technology throughout the venue: Bose towers for surround sound, mounted A/V projectors and screens, microphones, and WiFi are available for use in all of our spaces.
Whether you’re planning a seated event or standing reception, we have your furniture needs covered as well. Rectangular 6' tables, 60" round tables, cocktail tables, folding chairs, and stools are all at your disposal. Our staff will even set up everything you need in the configuration of your choosing.
Located in Chinatown/Penn Quarter, The National Union Building is an elegant, historic building encompassing 6 floors of dedicated event space.
Designed by local architect Glenn Brown and built in 1890, our venue boasts a striking Romanesque, stone clad façade and maintains captivating period details that give it character unlike anything else in D.C.
Soaring ceilings, curved glass, and exposed brick greet guests as they ascend our original wrought-iron staircase or the city’s last remaining central-core elevator cage.
At the center of a lively neighborhood full of restaurants, bars, shopping, and historical landmarks, The National Union Building is the perfect setting for a unique and memorable event.