The National Union Building sits in the heart of Penn Quarter in Washington D.C. In the middle of amazing landmarks such as The General Post Office, Ford’s Theater, and the National Portrait Gallery, The National Union Building is surrounded by history in downtown. Glenn Brown, the architect of The National Union Building, started his career with its construction. While its beautiful Romanesque facade reveals its classic elegance, The National Union Building was incredibly modern for its time in 1890. Brown’s use of steel marked it as one of the earliest steel frame buildings in the Washington D.C. area.
The National Union Building boasts 8 event spaces: Six North, Six South, Five North, Four North, Four South, Two South, The Owlstone, and The Speakeasy. The spaces accommodate a range of events from an intimate party of 60 guests to a large gathering of up to 200 guests. Each room provides its own unique features from beautiful natural light, exposed brick walls, catering spaces, breakout rooms, and overlooks of landmarks.
The National Union Building is well equipped for all types of events. Sixth North and The Speakeasy are perfect spaces to throw a party. Sixth North provides a penthouse feel with vaulted ceilings while The Speakeasy creates a roaring 20s feel with multiple bartenders to sling drinks throughout the evening. Five North and Four South are perfect places for a more corporate event. Five North has 2 meeting rooms and also allows the ability for 3 breakout rooms, perfect for a corporate conference. Four South accommodates multiple seating plans to allow for various types of meeting arrangements. Four South also has a dedicated catering space, which is easily the best place to have a corporate lunch or dinner.
When booking your next corporate or personal event, choose somewhere in the heart of downtown surrounded by the amazing history or our nation’s capital: The National Union Building!