NMWA Special Events

NMWA Special Events The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is one of the top event venues in the country for all types of special occasions. Conveniently located at New York Avenue and 13th Street, NW, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is one of the most spectacular event venues in Washington, D.C.
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With impressive spaces well-equipped for a variety of social, corporate, or non-profit affairs, NMWA can accommodate a variety of occasions because of its elegant yet functional setting. Our professional events staff will share their expertise and suggest knowledgeable and creative vendors, guaranteeing a successful and memorable occasion.

Operating as usual

Such a special moment captured by Caroline Lima.
04/21/2021

Such a special moment captured by Caroline Lima.

Such a special moment captured by Caroline Lima.

Oh how we miss entertaining!    Looking forward to welcoming back our clients, vendors and guests.
04/07/2021

Oh how we miss entertaining! Looking forward to welcoming back our clients, vendors and guests.

Oh how we miss entertaining! Looking forward to welcoming back our clients, vendors and guests.

We will remember our Founder with great affection.   Thank you Wilhelmina Cole Holladay for your brilliance!
03/08/2021
In Memoriam | NMWA

We will remember our Founder with great affection. Thank you Wilhelmina Cole Holladay for your brilliance!

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay was the founder and chair of the board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), located in Washington, D.C. Against tremendous odds and with dedication, drive, and a singular vision, Holladay created a museum to help address the underrepresentation of women artist...

From the past...a beautiful wedding planned by A. Griffin Events.   Photo credit: Alicia Lacey Photography
10/19/2020

From the past...a beautiful wedding planned by A. Griffin Events. Photo credit: Alicia Lacey Photography

It was a privilege to have you at the NMWA so many times.  We honor your memory Justice Ginsburg !
09/19/2020

It was a privilege to have you at the NMWA so many times. We honor your memory Justice Ginsburg !

A beautiful memory captured by Caroline Lima.  #nmwaweddings #nmwaevents
09/17/2020

A beautiful memory captured by Caroline Lima. #nmwaweddings #nmwaevents

gather  (transitive verb)To bring together..... We cannot wait to host again! #historicvenue   #weloveweddings  #nmwaeve...
09/14/2020

gather (transitive verb)
To bring together.....
We cannot wait to host again! #historicvenue #weloveweddings #nmwaevents

Do you love parties, concerts, plays, weddings???  Please contact your congressional reps!  Thank you
09/02/2020

Do you love parties, concerts, plays, weddings??? Please contact your congressional reps! Thank you

The live events we love may never recover from the pandemic, we need to take action! Take 2 minutes to contact your representatives here: https://wemakeevents.org/

#RedAlertRESTART #WeMakeEvents #ExtendPUA

The NMWA is red tonight!  #RedAlertRESTART #WeMakeEventsDaniel Emmett Martin thank you for lighting the museum.
09/02/2020

The NMWA is red tonight! #RedAlertRESTART #WeMakeEvents
Daniel Emmett Martin thank you for lighting the museum.

Missing our events community and clients!  #WishIWasThere #dceventscoalition
07/29/2020

Missing our events community and clients! #WishIWasThere #dceventscoalition

07/03/2020

The team of the NMWA special events division work with the most talented vendors in the industry. We look forward to having you all back as we plan for reopening!

06/02/2020
An exquisite arrangement by the talented Jill Medawar Toulies en Fleur.  #loveourvendors   #nmwaspecialevents
06/01/2020

An exquisite arrangement by the talented Jill Medawar Toulies en Fleur. #loveourvendors #nmwaspecialevents

05/28/2020

The metro DC events industry is filled with some of the most talented and creative people in the world of events. We will be taking time to highlight these awesome vendors in the coming weeks! #NMWAspecialevents #loveourvendors

Congratulations to our social media team for the award they won for the museum’s social media work!
05/19/2020

Congratulations to our social media team for the award they won for the museum’s social media work!

Thank you Sarah Bradshaw Photography for capturing this beautiful moment.  #nmwaweddings. @sarahbradshawphoto
05/19/2020

Thank you Sarah Bradshaw Photography for capturing this beautiful moment. #nmwaweddings. @sarahbradshawphoto

Please vote for the NMWA!  Thank you!
05/07/2020

Please vote for the NMWA! Thank you!

The National Museum of Women in the Arts Instagram account has been nominated for a Webby! 🎉 Please help us try to win a People's Voice Award by voting for us in the Social: Art & Culture category by tomorrow, May 7.

Vote now ➞ bit.ly/35fTXOU

We look forward to welcoming you backto the museum!
04/28/2020

We look forward to welcoming you back
to the museum!

Ramps! Yummy!  Thank you Well Dunn Catering for the spring inspiration for our tables!
04/13/2020

Ramps! Yummy! Thank you Well Dunn Catering for the spring inspiration for our tables!

East coast foodies like us are excited that Ramp season is ramping up this month! Not familiar with this regionally grown treat? Check out a local farm like Chicano Sol to buy some this week, and follow the recipe in the comments below for fresh ramp pesto! #eatlocal #ramps #pesto @ Washington D.C.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
04/10/2020
National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts

"Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits" opened on January 17 and showcases Delita Martin's monumental portraits, which combine tradition and innovation to bridge time and space between generations. Though we had to close the museum to protect the health of our visitors, our team of curators, editors, and digital staff mobilized to bring you the next best thing! Please enjoy this immersive virtual exhibition, and let us know what other kinds of exhibitions you'd like see from #NMWAatHome.

[*Note: the exhibition is best viewed on desktop.]

A beautiful NMWA spring gala from the archives.  #remediosvaro Photo credit Jack Harztman. Catering by Design Cuisine an...
03/31/2020

A beautiful NMWA spring gala from the archives. #remediosvaro Photo credit Jack Harztman.
Catering by Design Cuisine and florals by Jack Lucky.

A favorite from our collection, especially for foodies!   Can you name 5 women artists? #5womenartists Sharon Core, Earl...
03/26/2020

A favorite from our collection, especially for foodies! Can you name 5 women artists? #5womenartists

Sharon Core, Early American, Tea Cakes and Sherry, 2007; Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection; © Sharon Core, Courtesy of the Artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

We miss all our wonderful visitors, clients and vendors!  The NMWA cannot wait to reopen and welcome you back to our pla...
03/24/2020

We miss all our wonderful visitors, clients and vendors! The NMWA cannot wait to reopen and welcome you back to our place of art, beauty and happiness!

Our hearts go out to our clients who have had to cancel or reschedule their events.   We offer encouragement to our cat...
03/17/2020

Our hearts go out to our clients who have had to cancel or reschedule their events.  We offer encouragement to our caterers, florists, decorators, lighting companies, planners, A/V firms, valet parkers and all the other vendors that support this amazing industry. ❤️

https://www.partyslate.com/best-of/11-museums-landmarks-in-washington-d-c-for-your-wedding-corporate-event-or-celebratio...
09/04/2019
Make Your Own History at 11 Top Museums & Landmarks in Washington, D.C. For Your Next Event

https://www.partyslate.com/best-of/11-museums-landmarks-in-washington-d-c-for-your-wedding-corporate-event-or-celebration/
Thank you PartySlate for the nice write up on NMWA Special Events! #museumevents #historiclandmark #dcparties #nmwaspecialevents #nmwaevents

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the best museums and landmarks that our nation has to offer — and lucky for you, many of them also double as party spaces

What a great day!  Step Afrika! Performed at the NMWA!
08/31/2019

What a great day! Step Afrika! Performed at the NMWA!

Great night at #tieoneondc and a big congratulations to Bruce Pike for an amazing night and all those who contributed! P...
08/30/2019

Great night at #tieoneondc and a big congratulations to Bruce Pike for an amazing night and all those who contributed! Pike Productions

It is always a joy to be part of wonderful wedding and to work with the team of gifted planners from Kelley Cannon Event...
08/08/2019

It is always a joy to be part of wonderful wedding and to work with the team of gifted planners from Kelley Cannon Events! Kelley Cannon Events

Sealed with a kiss. We worked through several options with @hollychapple to create a chuppah design for L+J that was minimal and sleek so that guests could feel included in the ceremony and see from all angles. We love when a couple wants to have guest seating all around at their ceremony, but it can present some challenges in terms of seating and design. These thin poles were fabricated and decorated with greens and blooms which became a beautiful way to highlight this special couple.

Photographer: @connorstudios
Floral Design: @hollychapple
Caterer: @occasionscaterers
Lighting & Draping: @john_farr_lighting
DJ: @mydeejay
Hair & Makeup: @amiedeckerbeauty
Venue: @nmwaspecialevents
Planning & Design: @kelleycannonevents

#kceweddings #kcecouples #weddingday #museumwedding #dcwedding #dcweddingplanner #coralwedding #gardeninspired #weddingceremony #weddingstructure #modernchuppah #chuppah #ceremony #weddingceremony #nationamuseumofwomeninthearts #womenintheartswedding #summerwedding #instagood #instaweddings @ National Museum of Women in the Arts

NMWA Special Events's cover photo
05/28/2019

NMWA Special Events's cover photo

NMWA Special Events
05/10/2019

NMWA Special Events

Address

1250 New York Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
20005

General information

Lori Morales - Director of Special Events and Community Relations For more information, please contact 202-783-5000 and ask to speak to the Special Events Department!

Telephone

(202) 783-5000

Products

We offer a variety of event spaces including:
Great Hall
Mezzanine Level
Elisabeth Kasser Room
Third Floor Galleries
Performance Hall and other spaces

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