Sign In Sign Up Get Listed

National Geographic Society

1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

National Geographic Society

Email this Venue

1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

The landmark headquarters of the National Geographic Society in downtown Washington, D.C., where exploration meets exceptional events.

Your rating:

Overview: National Geographic's iconic complex in the heart of Washington, D.C., offers a variety of rental spaces to fit client needs. The spacious dining hall, landscaped courtyard, stunning museum, high-tech Grosvenor Auditorium, and historic Hubbard Hall are ideal venues for gatherings.
Memorable Moment
Guests can meet National Geographic explorers, arrange private talks, or simply dine surrounded by world-class exhibits.
Testimonial
"Thank you! The entire event far exceeded our expectations." – Salvatore Bruno, president and C.E.O., United Launch Alliance
Bash Buzz
Nowhere else on Earth can you entertain guests in the same spaces where National Geographic was first shaped.
Awards
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star-rated, LEED for Existing Buildings certified
Preferred Partners
Sodexo Catering
Client List
Trader Joe's, World Wildlife Fund, Pew Research Center, YMCA, NASA, Teach For America

Capacities

Grosvenor Auditorium

Max. Standing Capacity -
Max. Seated Capacity 400
Sq. footage

Dining Hall w/Patio

Max. Standing Capacity 400
Max. Seated Capacity 350
Sq. footage

North End of Dining Hall

Max. Standing Capacity 125
Max. Seated Capacity 100
Sq. footage

M Street Lobby

Max. Standing Capacity 100
Max. Seated Capacity -
Sq. footage

Courtyard

Max. Standing Capacity 400
Max. Seated Capacity -
Sq. footage

Hubbard Hall

Max. Standing Capacity 80
Max. Seated Capacity 40
Sq. footage

Overview

National Geographic's iconic complex in the heart of Washington, D.C., offers a variety of rental spaces to fit client needs. The spacious dining hall, landscaped courtyard, stunning museum, high-tech Grosvenor Auditorium, and historic Hubbard Hall are ideal venues for gatherings.
Memorable Moment
Guests can meet National Geographic explorers, arrange private talks, or simply dine surrounded by world-class exhibits.
Testimonial
"Thank you! The entire event far exceeded our expectations." – Salvatore Bruno, president and C.E.O., United Launch Alliance
Bash Buzz
Nowhere else on Earth can you entertain guests in the same spaces where National Geographic was first shaped.
Awards
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star-rated, LEED for Existing Buildings certified
Preferred Partners
Sodexo Catering
Client List
Trader Joe's, World Wildlife Fund, Pew Research Center, YMCA, NASA, Teach For America

Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

Capacities

Space Max. Standing Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet
Grosvenor Auditorium - 400
Dining Hall w/Patio 400 350
North End of Dining Hall 125 100
M Street Lobby 100 -
Courtyard 400 -
Hubbard Hall 80 40

BizBash Listed Badge

Showcase Your BizBash Listing On Your Website
Get Your Badge

Copy and paste this script onto your web page where you'd like the badge to show up.

Photo Albums

Social Media Feeds