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The United States Institute of Peace venue sets a new standard in wedding elegance and presents a picturesque backdrop for your special day. With an array of captivating venues, its modern simplicity and sophisticated design takes center stage for
one of life’s most beautiful moments.

With its soaring architecture, guests enter into an unexpected visual masterpiece. For an event that can only be described as extraordinary, the distinctiveness of our wedding venues, complemented by your vision and an array of world-class services makes the United States Institute of Peace venue the ideal backdrop
to create the wedding of your dreams.


George Shultz Great Hall

Ceremony: 350 | Banquet: 300 | Cocktails: 500

Create the wedding of your dreams in our expansive George Shultz Great Hall. The striking architecture and blank canvas presents infinite possibilities. Its floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Lincoln Memorial allow for natural light and spectacular city views. The flexibility of the multitiered space is perfect for large receptions or elaborate dinners, or for dancing until dawn. Its location is centered in the heart of our venue and adjoins the Leland Atrium for pre-function events. The George Shultz Great Hall is complemented by an exterior plaza, which creates the perfect balance for an indoor-outdoor experience.


Jacqueline and Marc Leland Atrium

Banquet: 125 | Cocktails: 200

A smaller setting, the Jacqueline and Marc Leland Atrium shares the same spectacular views of the Lincoln Memorial, and is adjacent to the Shultz Great Hall. The venue provides a wonderfully intimate setting for pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres or a post-dessert reception. The Leland Atrium also presents a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photography, as couples can pose on the grand staircase or compose portraits at the archway balustrade with stunning views of the Lincoln Memorial.

International Women's Commons

Ceremony: 200 | Banquet: 125 | Cocktails: 250

Declare your vows in a romantic setting amid lush olive trees. Just steps away from the main entrance, the International Women’s Commons is the perfect location to host your ceremony. With its soaring ceilings and elevated bridges to suspend musicians and background melodies above the crowd, its natural light pours into the event space for effortless images.

Richard and Anne Solomon Roof Terrace

Ceremony: 100 | Banquet: 80 | Cocktails: 200

Experience breathtaking panoramic views of the National Mall and beyond. With an unparalleled view of Washington’s most historic landscape, your wedding will create a lasting impression for all to enjoy. Say “I do” under endless blue skies or the romantic light of the setting sun. 



For details that will spark your imagination and go beyond the expected, the services extended to you will be personalized and planned to perfection. Our dedicated wedding experts will guide you through every step, from connecting you with our premier vendors to conducting thorough site visits leading up to your special day. We are committed to providing only the highest levels of service to make your wedding everything you have ever imagined. Together with your ideas, the flair and artistry to create genuine originality is endless. 



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We are pleased to present our list of exclusive vendors, available to assist in planning your event at the United States Institute of Peace venue.