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Waldorf Astoria Washington DC is where meetings shape the world. Located at the heart of the city and steps away from America’s most important landmarks, discover 38,000 square feet of spectacular venues with exceptional capabilities and flawless service for gatherings of three to 1,300.

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The Ballroom

The 13,200 sq. ft., column-free Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,300 guests for a standing reception. Enjoy a separate entrance on 11th Street for direct access to the ballroom as well as nine event rooms conveniently located on the floor above.

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Lincoln Library

Originally used as the meeting room for the Washington, D.C.’s Postal Headquarters, the Lincoln Library has retained the original woodwork, carved plaster-crown molding, and windows of the Old Post Office. The light-filled room features bookcases with literature on Abraham Lincoln in addition to a number of different works of art depicting various stages of the President’s life.

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Franklin Study

Comparable in size to the Lincoln Library, the Franklin Study offers direct access to the outdoor Benjamin Terrace and ground views of Pennsylvania Avenue including the famous statue of Benjamin Franklin, the first U.S. Postmaster General. Reflecting this founding father’s love of nature, the Franklin Study showcases a gallery wall of cherry blossom art, D.C.’s signature flora.

  • Total Event Space 38,942 square feet
  • Largest Room Setup 13,104 square feet
  • 17 Meeting Rooms
  • 263 Guest Rooms

Capacity Chart

Event Room NameBanquetConferenceSquareReceptionSchool RoomTheatreU-Shape
Presidential Ballroom13,104 Square Feet10009620713005901300176
Salon A4,524 Square Feet3507211049028044085
Salon C4,524 Square Feet3507211049028045085
Salon B4,134 Square Feet3207210040025040080
Lincoln Library3,066 Square Feet150606020012015054
Franklin Study2,747 Square Feet11054601759012054
Patton1,144 Square Feet803043100208036
Grant748 Square Feet50303275307030
Adams702 Square Feet48182450275018
Kennedy702 Square Feet48182450275018
Roosevelt702 Square Feet48182450275018
Washington702 Square Feet48182450275018
Jefferson459 Square Feet2018Not available351830Not available
Reagan459 Square Feet2018Not available351830Not available
Wilson459 Square Feet2018Not available351830Not available
Boardroom416 Square FeetNot available12Not availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
Einsenhower350 Square Feet2012Not available3015259
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