Site Visit to the National Postal Museum

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Today we’re visiting the National Postal Museum! Actually, the special event professionals of The Webster Group recently visited the Postal Museum to preview the newly opened William H. Gross Stamp Gallery. Along with the Historic Lobby and Atrium, the Gallery at the Postal Museum offers extraordinary possibilities for many types of special events. We couldn’t wait to share the details with you!

The Historic Lobby at the National Postal Museum, decorated in a modern scheme for a reception.

Our visit began in the Museum’s Historic Lobby, which features high marble rosette ceilings, as well as marble columns and floors. On this evening, the lobby was illuminated with blue and purple lighting and the permanent video walls displayed photos of the venue set for various types of events. Connected to the Lobby is the new William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, which features a permanent exhibit and machines for visitors to design their own stamps. The rental of the Historic Lobby, which holds 270 people seated and 900 standing, includes the use of the new Gallery. The rental of the lobby also includes use of the Outdoor Terrace. Although, it is worth noting that the Terrace faces a highly trafficked sidewalk, and cannot be accessed directly from the Gallery.

An exhibit at the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum

The longer shape of the Lobby and the permanently installed tables and screens make it an ideal space for a reception style event. Despite the historical architecture of the Lobby, it can be transformed into a more modern space using the right lighting, décor, and the built-in video walls. The use of stamp machines in the Gallery also offers an interesting activity for guests!

Next, we moved on to the Atrium. This large space includes 90-foot-high ceilings, marble floors, and three vintage airmail airplanes. It can accommodate 150 people seated and 300 standing, including the use of the several attached galleries.

The Atrium at the National Postal Museum

The National Postal Museum’s event spaces have a timeless and transformable beauty and include interesting galleries, which are sure to delight your guests. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/specialevents/index.html.

Have you hosted a special event at the National Postal Museum? If so, please share the inspiring details by leaving a comment below!