Social Events

Whether you are hosting a wedding reception, birthday party, or anniversary, your event is sure to be unforgettable at the National Portrait Gallery. 

The National Portrait Gallery invites individuals to have the opportunity to celebrate a special occasion at the museum. These events could include personal social events for adults, including wedding receptions, memorials, anniversary celebrations, and birthday parties. We regret that we are unable to accommodate youth events, including but not limited to proms, dances, bar/bat mitzvahs, debuts, cotillions, quinceañeras, or birthday parties.

Available Spaces:

The museum’s event staff will happily advise you on how best to use the space. Caterers, lighting companies, floral designers, event planners, and other experienced event professionals are at your fingertips through the National Portrait Gallery’s Special Events office. Vendor selections must be approved by the Portrait Gallery. Social events range between $30,000-$60,000.

To inquire about space availability please complete an Event Inquiry Form.

View and download our event guidelines: Guidelines for Social Events >>