Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Est. 1934

Andrew W Mellon Auditorium, Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Produce your own harvest of memories at the Mellon, ripe and ready for event season.
Dramatic roman doric columns, limestone walls, marble floors inlaid with gold and wood-paneled walls are the delicate details desirous for any fabulous festive occasion.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Historic Building
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
Style
Elegant
Worldly
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Designed by San Francisco architect Arthur Brown, Jr., and erected between 1932- 1934, the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium serves as the central focus of his tripartite building group. Like other buildings in the Federal Triangle, Brown’s trio of buildings is constructed of steel frames clad in Indiana limestone. Red terra-cotta tiles clad the roof of the seven-story auditorium building. The grandeur of the building’s exterior is matched by its interior. Limestone-finished walls and piers define the space and frame views of the east and west staircases, the lobby, and the breathtaking auditorium beyond. The lobby’s marble floor is laid in rectilinear patterns of gold, pink, and dark red marble. At the heart of the building is the spectacular auditorium standing more than 60 feet in height and embellished with limestone pilasters, gilded relief carvings, and polished oak. Colossal luminaries, made of brass and burnished aluminum, are suspended from the ceiling.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Price includes venue, security and support cost. When venue is booked client will work with approved vendors to bring in catering, lighting, production, and decor.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
650
Buffet
650
Standing
1000
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1934
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Inside Scoop

The Andrew Mellon Auditorium stands, without question, among the very finest classical buildings in America. The gilded auditorium and lobbies are among the nation's most magnificent interiors. The building is a testament to the remarkable talent of its architect and deserving of an exalted position as a masterpiece of American architecture. With its stunning columns and classic styling, over 10,000 square feet of indoor space, and a gorgeous balcony with impressive views of the city, the Andrew Mellon Auditorium is a premier location for conferences, galas and receptions. The marble lobby welcomes guests into the majestic building with space for registration, drinks and coat check. Inside the ballroom, anywhere from 150 to 630 guests can fit comfortably for a seated dinner and program, or up to 1,000 guests can mingle for a standing reception. Our 3rd floor exterior balcony is a private getaway for VIP’s or guests who want to take in the views of the Washington Monument, Constitution Avenue museums and the Capitol Building. And, the Green Rooms are ideal for an upscale cocktail reception, press area or break out rooms.

Amenities
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
We are located in the heart of the Nations Capital.
Design:
The Andrew Mellon Auditorium stands, without question, among the very finest classical buildings in America. The gilded auditorium and lobbies are among the nation's most magnificent interiors. The building is a testament to the remarkable talent of its architect and deserving of an exalted position as a masterpiece of American architecture. With its stunning columns and classic styling, over 10,000 square feet of indoor space, and a gorgeous balcony with impressive views of the city, the Andrew Mellon Auditorium is a premier location for conferences, galas and receptions. The marble lobby welcomes guests into the majestic building with space for registration, drinks and coat check. Inside the ballroom, anywhere from 150 to 630 guests can fit comfortably for a seated dinner and program, or up to 1,000 guests can mingle for a standing reception. Our 3rd floor exterior balcony is a private getaway for VIP’s or guests who want to take in the views of the Washington Monument, Constitution Avenue museums and the Capitol Building. And, the Green Rooms are ideal for an upscale cocktail reception, press area or break out rooms.
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