Rental Fees

AWMA RENTAL FEES

Available for exclusive rental 365 days a year, the Mellon Auditorium is Washington DC’s premiere event venue for seated dinners, conferences, receptions, product launches, branding events and weddings. The following rates apply to corporate, non-profit and social events. US Federal Agencies, please contact the Mellon Auditorium for government rates and inclusions.

We recommend all couples interested in hosting their wedding at the Mellon Auditorium read Weddings: Frequently Asked Questions.
For pricing specific to your event, please contact the AWMA management office.

Mellon Auditorium Standard Rental Fees

NON-FEDERAL RATES Minimum Hours

Entire Facility

$12,000

14

Support Services and Staffing

$3,750

14

Floor Protection

$500 per event

N/A

TOTAL BASE RENTAL*

$16,250

N/A

*DOES NOT INCLUDE SECURITY (See price chart below)
Hours must fall between 8:00AM-2:00AM.
A minimum of three hours must be contracted for load out of all events.
Access outside this window will be charged as surcharge hours.
Additional fees may apply for certain holidays and special event dates.

Security Rate Chart

Rate

Under 600 guests

$3,500

600-1000 guests

$4,000

Use of 3rd Floor as Event Space

$600

Catering Tent Access

$600

VIP Guests

Based on Scope of the Event

Surcharge Hours

$250 per hour

Additional security fees apply for certain holidays and special event dates.

Additional Services and Associated Fees

Rate

Surcharge Hours

$1125 per hour

Late Load-Out

$6,000

West Lounge Rental (3pm – 2am)

$1,000

West Lounge Rental (all day access)

$1,500

Internet Access – Basic

Based on the scope of your event

Internet Access – T1 x 3

Based on the scope of your event.

Post Event Full Cleaning, including Bulk Trash Removal

$1,250

Third Floor Wing and Restroom Access

$500

Security Deposit

Based on the Event, minimum $2,500

Green Room only rentals may be available at a discounted rate 45 days prior to the event date.

Wedding FAQ

 

Q: What are your capacities for weddings and wedding receptions?
Q: How much does it cost to rent the Mellon Auditorium?
Q: What is included in the building rental fee and support costs?
Q: Do I need a catering tent, and what is that cost or additional fee?
Q: Is any portion of the rental fee tax deductible?
Q: What is the total cost to have an event, including vendors?
Q: Do you have tables and chairs?
Q: How long does load-in and load-out take?
Q: Can my reception go until 1:00am?
Q: I would like to do my ceremony and reception at the Mellon. How does that work?
Q: How can I get an approved vendor list?
Q: I want to serve ethnic cuisine. Do any of your approved caterers provide that service?
Q: Can I have a restaurant to cater my reception?
Q: Can I use a vendor that is not on your approved list?
Q: Can I have my wedding and reception in the Green Rooms?
Q: What is a catering tent?
Q: Do I need to hire a wedding planner?
Q: Can I have candles?
Q: Can my guests throw rose petals or rice?
Q: Can I bring in my own alcohol?
Q: Is smoking permitted in the building?