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Overview

Blending five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and interactive exhibits, the expansive Newseum features nine levels of galleries, theaters and conference spaces that will take you and your guests behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. Standing between the U.S. Capitol and the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, the fundamental features of the Newseum—size, stature, technology, flexibility, furnishings and support systems—when combined with the exclusive catering services of Wolfgang Puck Catering create an environment for the most newsworthy events imaginable. In its opening year, the Newseum played host to numerous memorable events, including: Capitol File White House Correspondents Dinner After Party, Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure Eve of the Race, and the premiere of Fox Searchlight Picture’s “The Secret Life of Bees.”




Event Spaces

ANNENBERG THEATER

Standing in the center of a 90-foot-high atrium, your guests will be surrounded by the Great Hall of News, an unparalleled venue for special events and entertaining. Watching the Electronic Window on the World—a 40-foot by 22-foot high-definition LED screen featuring breaking news from around the world— your guests will be enveloped in unforgettable fashion by the focus of the Newseum: NEWS. The hall’s openness, as well as its gripping, provocative displays, make it a flexible, attractive space for receptions, banquets and dinners.

CAPACITY: 450 Seated

FLOORPLAN PDF

NEWSEUM GREAT HALL OF NEWS

Standing in the center of a 90-foot-high atrium, your guests will be surrounded by the Great Hall of News, an unparalleled venue for special events and entertaining. Watching the Electronic Window on the World—a 40-foot by 22-foot high-definition LED screen featuring breaking news from around the world— your guests will be enveloped in unforgettable fashion by the focus of the Newseum: NEWS. The hall’s openness, as well as its gripping, provocative displays, make it a flexible, attractive space for receptions, banquets and dinners.

CAPACITY: 3,500 Reception; 450 Seated

FLOORPLAN PDF

KNIGHT CONFERENCE ROOMS AT THE NEWSEUM

Consisting of two spacious levels with open floor plans and private terraces overlooking Washington, D.C., the Knight Conference Center provides commanding views of the U.S. Capitol. From small daytime conferences to larger evening receptions, the Knight Conference Center features movable room dividers and state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities for flexible event planning to meet your specific needs. Spacious pre-function areas are available for preparation or smaller gatherings. With facilities that run from a green room and kitchen to prep areas and meeting rooms, our expert staff will help ensure that your event runs smoothly.

CAPACITY: 60 Reception; 60 Seated; 30 Conference; 100 Theater

FLOORPLAN PDF

NEWSEUM LEVEL 7 TERRACE

Consisting of two spacious levels with open floor plans and private terraces overlooking Washington, D.C., the Knight Conference Center provides commanding views of the U.S. Capitol. From small daytime conferences to larger evening receptions, the Knight Conference Center features movable room dividers and state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities for flexible event planning to meet your specific needs. Spacious pre-function areas are available for preparation or smaller gatherings. With facilities that run from a green room and kitchen to prep areas and meeting rooms, our expert staff will help ensure that your event runs smoothly.

CAPACITY: 175 Reception

FLOORPLAN PDF

NEWSEUM LEVEL 8 TERRACE

Consisting of two spacious levels with open floor plans and private terraces overlooking Washington, D.C., the Knight Conference Center provides commanding views of the U.S. Capitol. From small daytime conferences to larger evening receptions, the Knight Conference Center features movable room dividers and state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities for flexible event planning to meet your specific needs. Spacious pre-function areas are available for preparation or smaller gatherings. With facilities that run from a green room and kitchen to prep areas and meeting rooms, our expert staff will help ensure that your event runs smoothly.

CAPACITY: 340 Reception

FLOORPLAN PDF

NEWSEUM PULITZER PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHS

CAPACITY: 100 Reception

FLOORPLAN PDF

Capacities

Square Footage Reception Seated Conference Theater
ANNENBERG THEATER 450
NEWSEUM GREAT HALL OF NEWS 3,500 450
KNIGHT CONFERENCE ROOMS AT THE NEWSEUM 719 60 60 30 100
NEWSEUM LEVEL 7 TERRACE 2,942 175
NEWSEUM LEVEL 8 TERRACE 7,965 340
NEWSEUM PULITZER PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHS 100

Raves & Reviews

Weddings

Plan Your Dream Wedding at the Newseum with Wolfgang Puck Catering!

A wedding is a tradition that never goes out of style. There are both big decisions and little details to attend to. Let Wolfgang Puck Catering Washington D.C. guide you from designing a delicious menu to personalizing every detail of your unique celebration. We'll work with you to create a custom wedding menu inspired by your unique love story. All menus will follow Wolfgang Puck's philosophy of using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Seated, buffet, small plates and globally inspired specialty stations: it's your style! And because you've entrusted your special day to Wolfgang Puck, the cuisine will be unparalleled, the service impeccable, and the memories unforgettable!

 

 

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