The exterior of Union Station at nighttime.

Special Events at Union Station

Panoramic Ambiance

Out of the Extraordinary

With its electric atmosphere and remarkable connection to Capitol Hill history, Union Station is a destination unlike none other. This historic landmark is a staple of today’s Washington, DC social and entertaining scene, offering five impeccable event spaces with distinctive details you won’t find elsewhere.

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A panoramic view of Union Station set up with circular tables for an event.

History on the Hill

Union Station is a beautiful, 
historic hub just blocks from Capitol Hill. First opened in 1908, its grand Beaux-Arts style makes for a stunning background to any occasion. Our culinary team ensures experience always exceeds expectations.

A gala for the Children's National Hospital Foundation at Union Station. A close-up of a lemon tart topped with two small dollops of cream and sprinkled with brown specks. The tart is garnished with a purple edible flower and green herbs, all set on a white plate.

29,750

Square Feet

5,000 Guests

Venue Capacity

2,200 Seated

Dining Capacity

Make Your Mark

Union Station has earned its place as one of the best and most unique private DC-based venues for weddings, receptions, meetings, entertaining, galas, and more. Home to many groundbreaking events over its century-plus history, Union Station boasts a clientele that includes Walt Disney, the Presidential Inaugural Committee, and a growing list of couples looking for an exceptional place to launch their lives together.

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Bride and groom kissing under arched hallway. The interior of Union Station set up for an event.
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