North facade Idea Book
North facade
West Hall Idea Book
West Hall
Aerial view Idea Book
Aerial view
Rotunda ceiling (Photo: Smithsonian Institution Archives) Idea Book
Rotunda ceiling (Photo: Smithsonian Institution Archives)

Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building

900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20560 Get Directions

Overview

The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building will reopen in early 2016 as the newest event venue in the nation’s capital. This national historic landmark features four dramatic halls and a central rotunda, as well as an adjacent garden, for a variety of extraordinary events.
Buzz
Host a seated dinner or standing reception in the dramatic setting of the best preserved example of 19th-century “exposition” or “World’s Fair” architecture in America.
Memorable Moments
Built in time to host the Presidential Inaugural Ball of 1881, this was the first building dedicated solely to the exhibit of Smithsonian collections.
Affiliations
Special Event Sites Marketing Alliance
Council of Protocol Executives
Destination DC

Capacities

Space Max. Reception Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet Floor Plan
Rotunda 250 130
North Hall 600 300
South Hall 600 300
East Hall 600 300
West Hall 600 300
Garden Terrace 800 -
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