Burnham designed Washington's Union Station as the first piece of
a grand city beautification masterplan. Union Station's timeless
architectural beauty rid the Mall of a hodgepodge of ramshackle
buildings and train tracks and gave the Nation's Capital a fitting
Since its heralded opening in 1908, Union Station has been witness
to much of this nation's twentieth century history. This grand Beaux
Arts building has served as the arrival site for visiting dignitaries
and has witnessed the tearful departure and joyous return of our
armed forces during the major international conflicts of this century.
And, for many, Union Station is a first memory of a visit to Washington,
Union Station Redevelopment Act of 1981 allocated funding for the
preservation of this historic treasure, the restoration of its use
as a passenger railway station and the establishment of a spectacular
mixed use complex. The $160 million renovations completed in 1988
created grand and versatile special event sites - Columbus Club,
East Hall and Main Hall - offering unique, private venues for dinners,
receptions, luncheons, meetings and all manner of entertaining.
opening its doors in 1988, Special Events at Union Station continues
to earn a reputation for holding memorable events in a dramatic
venue, managed by competent and creative professionals. Unique spaces
and quality in-house services will make one's event one where the
experience exceeds the expectation.