Venue Insights: Newseum

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The Newseum is an ultra-modern museum and event venue located in the heart of Washington, DC on Pennsylvania Avenue close to the U.S. Capitol building. As a private museum, the venue is available for all types of event rentals, from corporate to social to non-profits organizations. The museum spaces are specifically designed for events and in-house catering is provided from Wolfgang Puck Catering. Event spaces can be rented individually, or the museum can be rented out entirely after hours.

The Knight Conference Center, one of the main and largest event spaces, is a two-level conference center with stunning views of the Capitol. The conference center can accommodate 300 guests in a plenary session and offers additional rooms and spaces for breakouts.

The Private Dining room and Capitol Terrace, located on the second level of the museum, can be used as an event space for small, seated gatherings or receptions. The Private Dining room can accommodate 75 guests for a standing reception and 50 at a seated event. The Capitol Terrace is an adjacent space ideal for a pre-event reception.

As would be expected, the Newseum provides state-of-the-art in house audio/visual technology. The museum features two studios that can be rented for events – The Knight Broadcast TV Studios. The studios can seat between 120-150 audience members each and give users and events the ability to hold a one-person webcast, a closed-circuit corporate teleconference, a live radio show, a news conference, or an international television broadcast.

The entire museum can be used as a large reception space, allowing guests to walk from exhibit to exhibit, or one or more spaces can be used for a seated banquet. The galleries have a combined total of 250,000 square feet, can host up to 3,500 guests for a standing reception and 350 to 400 for a seated banquet in the Hall of News

The Hall of News set up for the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle Leadership Summit 2014, produced by TWG

The Newseum can be easily accessed by the Green and Yellow Metro lines at the Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station or by the Red Line at Judiciary Square, and a number of parking garages are located nearby.

Guests were treated to a signature drink from a glow bar as they rode the elevators to various galleries during the 2014 American Red Cross Tiffany Circle Leadership Summit ‘Night at the Newseum’ Reception, produced by TWG

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