This Mellon Auditorium wedding was absolutely beautiful. The Andrew Mellon Auditorium is one of my favorite DC wedding venues. It's incredibly stately and gorgeous and is somewhat reminiscent of the National Building Museum but with its own unique look. Mellon Auditorium is grand and spacious. Your guests will absolutely be amazed when they arrive to see what it looks like inside! Ceremonies typically happen in the Great Hall at Mellon Auditorium and then your guests will enjoy cocktails in the Green Room while they transform the Great Hall space into a beautiful reception!
Mellon Auditorium can host large weddings and all types of events. The Green Room is also available for smaller events within 45 days of the date if you're feeling last minute or are interested in a smaller wedding at Mellon Auditorium.
The Mellon Auditorium was designed by Arthur Brown Jr. and construction was finished in 1934. The building fronts to Constitution Avenue and the main entrance is through three doorways. The facade is beautiful limestone and the entrance archways are 20 feet tall.
The auditorium has Roman Doric columns over 60 feet high. The walls are finished in limestone and the floors are pink and gold marble. The auditorium has excellent acoustics.
The auditorium was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 and was originally called the Departmental Auditorium. It has hosted many notable events, including the signing of the treaty which established NATo in 1949.