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Meridian International Center
Capacity: 10 – 250
1630 Crescent Place, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Maria Canellis
phone: 202-939-5592
fax: 202-939-5557
EventRentals@meridian.org
Meridian House, built in 1921, is among the finest examples of French 18th-century urban architecture in the United States. Two stories high, the foyer is dominated by a curving double stairway leading up to the grand reception area. The principal rooms retain their architectural detail as well as many original decorative features. The drawing room, library, and dining room are stately, yet intimate. Walls shelter a formal garden, well-known for its grove of European linden trees that shade a pebbled courtyard, which combines with a rambling side garden to make Meridian House one of Washington’s finest settings for outdoor events.

The White-Meyer House, a red brick mansion adjacent to Meridian House, was built in 1911 by Ambassador Henry White and later purchased by Eugene Meyer, the owner of the Washington Post. The large rooms of this splendid building have been renovated and restored to their original glory. The main floor includes a spacious entry hall, sitting room, drawing room, library, and dining room, all of which are interconnected, and is most often used for meetings and smaller affairs. (Photos courtesy of Stacey Vaeth Photography)

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Rates:
Weekdays (daytime)
Full day (8-5) – $5,000
Half day (8-12 or 1-5) – $3,000

Non-profit organizations with approved documentation will receive a 20% discount.

Corporate Events:
Receptions and dinners (up to 8 hours)
$7,500 – 100+ guests
$5,000 – 51-100 guests
$3,500 – less than 50 guests

Wedding & Social Events:
High Season: $12,000 (April-June, September, October)

Mid-Season: $10,000 (March, July-August, November-December)

Low Season: $8,000 (January-February)

Capacity: 10 – 250
Capacity Description:
For a Reception:
lowest #: 10
highest #: 250

For a Banquet:
lowest #: 10
highest #: 200 (with dancing)

Theater-style:
lowest #: 10
highest #: 110

Limitations
Due to Meridian’s location in a residential area, music and guest activities must conclude by 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weeknights.

No cash bars, ticket-selling or taking fees at the door. No bubbles, rice, confetti, or non-service animals.

Catering
Catering is available from a list of approved caterers.

Audio Visual Capabilities
Limited A/V equipment available.

Parking
Available on-site for approximately 30 cars, additional capacity with use of valet.
Valet or traffic coordination is available from a list of approved valet providers.
Transportation
Dupont Circle (20-minute walk)
Miscellaneous
This site is ADA compliant.
About SESMA
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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