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Private Evening Events at Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate is owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private, non-profit organization. The Association welcomes outside organizations or companies to co-host private evening events in the locations listed below.

For more information about availability and required donations, please contact Mount Vernon’s Office of Special Events at 703-799-8605 or

Use Restrictions: Please note that events of a political, fund-raising, or personal nature (such as weddings) are not permitted on the estate, but are permitted at the Mount Vernon Inn.

East Lawn

Capacity: 1,200

The Mansion's East Lawn offers spectacular views across the Potomac River, unparalleled access to the grounds and historic area, and is always the perfect setting for creating an unforgettable evening for your organization.

The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center

Capacities: Seated: 100; Standing: 300+

The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center offers an intimate event space coupled with access to Mount Vernon's brand-new, award-winning Museum and Education Center exhibits. Please note that food and beverage are limited to the lobby area.

Ford Orientation Center

Capacities: Seated: 300; Standing: 400+

The Ford Orientation Center is a stunning split-level building, ideal for both standing and seated events. This building also houses two movie theaters and the remarkable Mount Vernon in Miniature in the center of the Lower Lobby.

George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill

Capacities: Indoor: 60; Tented: 250

Just three miles from the Estate, Washington's Distillery & Gristmill offers unique event spaces for smaller gatherings.

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Located just steps from the Mansion, the entire Inn or individual dining rooms can be reserved for daytime or evening events. The Mount Vernon Inn offers a relaxing escape from Washington, D.C. and will transport your guests back to the charming world George Washington knew!

Learn more about special events at the Mount Vernon Inn.