Venue Insights: Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square

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The Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square is a unique, historic venue located in the heart of Washington, DC. The building was first opened in 1903 and dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt and Andrew Carnegie. It served as home to the Washington Public Library until the 1970s, then served as a museum until 2005. In 2012 the building was re-opened entirely as an event space.

The Library combines historical elements and architectural features, as well as modern amenities to create a versatile space for all types of events. It offers 75,000 square feet of event space throughout nine different rooms, including a 150-seat theater and three board rooms. The venue as a whole can accommodate up to 1,000 guests using all of the nine event spaces. Literary Hall, the largest of the nine event spaces can accommodate up to 350 guests at a reception and 150 at seated banquet style event.

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Another popular room in the Library is the L’Enfant Map Room which features a large, glass illuminated map of Pierre L’Enfant’s original layout for the city of Washington, D.C on the floor. Additionally, Sheppard Plaza and the east and west lawns can be used for added outdoor event space.

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With the rental of one or more of the venue spaces, the Library provides complimentary Wi-Fi access and can provide chairs, high and low cocktail tables and banquet and buffet tables. The Library also offers a complimentary listing of your event on their website event calendar.

Located next to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis, the Library is easily accessible for guests by the Red, Yellow and Green Metro lines, and is surrounded by sufficient street and garage parking options.

For more information visit Events DC’s Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square website.

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