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The Phillips Collection
Capacity: 20 – 400
1600 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Keith Costas
phone: 202-387-2151 x267
fax: 202-387-2436
The Phillips Collection provides unparalleled opportunities for unforgettable entertaining. At the Phillips, a refined 19th-century home with modern additions holds a world-renowned collection of paintings by the masters of modern art. The space offers an intimate and charming setting with the amenities and ease of 21st-century entertaining.
Events may be held in the Phillips house, the combination of the Goh Annex and Sant Building, or both. The Carriage House studio, directly behind the Goh Annex, is available for meetings, conferences, receptions and small dinners.
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Main House: $10,000

Goh Annex & Sant Building: $12,000

Main House, Goh Annex & Sant Building: $20,000

Café: $1,500*

Auditorium with basic A/V
(4 hour minimum): $3,000
Reception Area Included with Auditorium

Seminar Room: $1,000

Carriage House Studio: $3,000

*plus a Museum admission is required for all guests

Hours Available:
Monday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sunday 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Capacity: 20 – 400
Capacity Description:
The Phillips House
Reception: 200
Seated dinner:
• Music Room 100
• East Parlor 20
• West Parlor 30
• Dining Room 30
Availability: The Phillips house is available when the museum is closed to the public: all day Monday, and evenings any day except Thursday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Suitability: The Phillips house is suitable for receptions, seated dinners, and lectures and presentations.

Goh Annex and Sant Buildings
Reception: 150
Seated dinner in Cafritz Gallery: 100
• The Goh Annex and Sant Buildings are available when the museum is closed to the public: all day Monday, and evenings every day except Thursday.
• The Vradenburg Café is available during the museum’s extended hours on Thursdays, 5–7 pm. Use of the café requires museum admission for all guests, in addition to the rental fee.
• The auditorium, reception area, and seminar rooms are available during regular public hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm; Thursday (extended hours), 10 am–8:30 pm; and Sunday, 11 am–6 pm. The spaces are available during evening hours as additional spaces that can be added to Goh Annex and Sant Building rentals.
• The Hunter Courtyard is available for rental with the Goh Annex and Sant Building when weather permits.

The Goh Annex and Sant Building are suitable for standing receptions and seated dinners. The courtyard is suitable for standing receptions when weather permits.
The auditorium, reception area, and seminar rooms are suitable for film screenings, lectures, and meetings.

The Carriage House Studio
Located directed behind the museum, our renovated Carriage House is home to The Phillips Collection for the Study of Modern Art. The upstairs studio is available for receptions, meetings, dinners, and other events.

Reception: 100
Seated dinner: 60
Lecture: 60

The Carriage House studio is available seven days a week, from 8 am to 11:30 pm, provided there are no scheduled classes or events.

The studio is suitable for meetings, lectures, screenings, lunches, dinners, and receptions.

Catering is available from a list of approved caterers.
Audio Visual Capabilities
Limited in House
Historic Dupont Circle

Parking: No on site parking. Valet required

Metro Station: One block from the Dupont Circle Red Line Q St Exit

This site is ADA compliant.

Weddings are not allowed.

SESMA's mission is to develop cooperative marketing programs that bring member special event sites to the attention of meeting and event professionals throughout the DC-metro area who seek unique venues for their functions.
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