Since its heralded opening in 1908, Union Station has witnessed our nation’s twentieth century history. The 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 international conflicts of this century. And for many, Union Station is the first memory of an invigorating visit to Washington, DC.
Designed by Daniel Burnham as part of the city beautification plan, Union Station offered the Nation’s Capital a fitting railroad through its timeless architectural beauty. The redevelopment act in 1981 preserved this historic treasure, along with restoring its use as a passenger railway station and spectacular mixed-use complex. Completed in 1988 with grand and versatile special event sites, Union Station offers unique, private venues for receptions, meetings and entertaining.
Since opening its doors, Special Events at Union Station continues to earn a reputation for holding memorable events in a dramatic venue. Managed by creative professionals, our unique spaces and quality in-house services providers curate events where the experience always exceeds the expectation.