Courtney and Anderson’s wedding in The Textile Museum gardens on June 25, 2011, one of the top 25 weddings featured in Southern Living Weddings. Photos courtesy kateheadley.com. The Textile Museum has also been featured on the District Weddings blog.
Housed in two historic buildings in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C., The Textile Museum’s beautiful gardens are a unique setting for your next special event, whether a cocktail reception, a dinner party or a wedding ceremony and reception.
The Textile Museum rents its gardens for events seven days a week, as museum activities permit. Daytime and evening hours are available.
The Textile Museum’s gardens can be rented for receptions, ceremonies and seated dinners. Capacity for standing receptions and ceremonies is up to 200 and seated dinners up to 125.
Visitors enter the museum through the former home of the museum's founding family, designed in 1913 by noted classical revival architect John Russell Pope. The grand foyer, with marble floors and a view onto the recessed portico and landscaped garden beyond, provides a grand welcome for your guests. The museum's inviting gardens, lush with boxwood and wisteria arbors lining a pebbled courtyard, offer majestic views of surrounding rooftops.
The Museum's galleries are located in the adjacent building, designed in 1908 by Waddy B. Wood. In 2013, guests are welcome to explore the exhibition Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains (April 12 through October 13, 2013). If desired, docents from our Education Department are available to lead your guests on a tour of our current exhibition. Arrangements can also be made for The Textile Museum Shop—named by Frommer’s to be one of Washington’s bes—to be open during your evening event. Please note that while the museum will continue to offer event rentals after October 13, there will no longer be an exhibition on view.
The Textile Museum is located just off "Embassy Row" in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It is situated five blocks north of the Dupont Circle Metro station, at 2320 S Street, NW. Limited on-site street parking is available. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Regular Rate- $3,500 for a seven-hour rental, including set-up and clean-up. Additional hours can be rented for $350/per hour. (Does not include tent rental fee).
501(c)(3) Rate- $3,150 for a seven-hour rental, including set-up and clean-up. Additional hours can be rented for $315/per hour.
Refundable Security Deposit: $500
In order to protect the Museum's collections and historic buildings, there are several precautions that must be taken and which limit the activities that may occur on site. These restrictions are as follows:
- No smoking is permitted within the buildings.
- No food or drink is allowed in the galleries.
- No fresh or dried flowers or plants are allowed in the Museum.
- Only votive candles are permitted, and only in the food-serving areas.
- No red wine or red food is permitted.
The Textile Museum's exclusive caterer is Windows Catering Company.
Please call (202) 667-0441, ext. 59 or e-mail email@example.com if you have questions or would like to secure space for an upcoming event.
As part of the benefit package for exhibition sponsors at certain levels, rental fees for the garden space are waived for one event. Please contact Eliza Ward, Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 667 0441, ext. 11 for more information.