The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honor, recognize, & celebrate the men and women of the sea services.

Navy Ceremonies


Hold your reenlistment, promotion, retirement, change-of-command, or meeting at the Navy Memorial

The US Navy Memorial is an impressive venue with state-of-the-art capabilities located downtown on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the Capitol Building.  

The Navy Memorial boasts state-of-the-art capabilities including:

• Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound
• Digital Cinema Projection
• Full Audio-Visual Support
• Sound Isolation
• Adjustable Lighting
• Climate Control
• Wheel Chair Accessible 
In addition to providing technical capabilities ranked among the best in Washington DC, the Navy Memorial is equipped with a full catering kitchen and service that can provide anything from modest refreshments to formal dinners.  Each year the Navy Memorial hosts more than 650 events, most of which, are Navy related and we take our meetings and ceremonies seriously. Our mission is to Honor, Recognize and Celebrate the men and women of the Sea Services; so unlike other venues, our staff knows the Navy and its ceremonies.

The Navy Memorial has 3,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event and meeting space.  Four unique spaces with unlimited layout options:

Arleigh and Roberta Burke Theater seats 250 guests comfortably
    and has advanced technological capabilities  
Gallery Deck is our principal exhibit space and reception area
Presidents Room (soon to re-open as the National Chiefs’ Mess)
    is adjoined to the Gallery Deck by retractable
    paneled doors,
which may be closed for individual events
Asiatic-Pacific Fleet Room was designed with a Ward Room feel for smaller meetings
The Navy Memorial is easily accessible for your guests, conveniently located and sits in good company across the street from the National Archives and several blocks from the United States Capitol.
Visit the Navy Memorial and experience the sounds of the Navy Super Hornet flying overhead, missiles launched from destroyers, and the CNO’s introduction to the Navy Memorial.  See Navy artifacts up close, such as a full Navy diving suit from the 50’s, MCPON Terry Scott’s uniform worn on September 11, 2001, or get a group picture next to the world-famous Lone Sailor Statue in the Memorial Plaza.  All of which provide an unmatchable backdrop of Naval history for your ceremony.
REENLISTMENT/Promotion Ceremonies - $278.48
RETIREMENT Ceremonies - $2,500
CHANGE OF COMMAND Ceremonies - $4,831.99
MEETINGS - 4 hours $1,448.12, 8 hours $1,820.91

The contract is a vehicle that Navy Commands can use to reserve, fund and execute retirements, re-enlistments/promotions, change of commands, and full/half day meetings. Funding for these events are the responsibility of the command requesting the ceremony or event. Under the contract, the Navy Memorial is responsible for providing venue space, audio visual, tables, chairs, linen, and ceremonial accoutrements.


Steps for a military person to request funding to use the U.S. Navy Memorial for an official ceremony or meeting:

1.       Contact Ms. Terese Winegan, Director of Sales at The U.S. Navy Memorial, to confirm availability of desired ceremony date. Contact by phone (202) 380-0747 or e-mail

2.       Obtain your command’s approval to officially sponsor and fund your event under the authority of the contract by submitting a funding request form here to your command 15 days prior to your event. Please also copy Ms. Terese Winegan at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

3.       The cost of the event will dictate the method of payment your command’s financial representative will take:

a.  Requests equal or less than $2,500.00 – The command’s financial representative is authorized to purchase and pay for services  utilizing the Command Government Commercial Purchase Card (GCPC).  The GCPC holder will need to contact Navy Memorial directly to confirm order of service and obtain invoice for payment and provide payment information.  Ms. Terese Winegan can be contacted at (202) 380-0747 or

b.  Requests exceeding $2,500.00  - The command’s financial representative must initiate a contract action through  the NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Contracting Officer.  Funding documents should be submitted a minimum of 15-days prior to the date of the event to ensure timely processing.  For further assistance, the command financial representative should contact the NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Contracting Officer, Mr. Diego Avila, at (757) 443-1334 or

4.  Because Naval District Washington (NDW) maintains oversight of all Navy ceremonial events in the National Capital Region, please contact Ms. Genel Benson, NDW’s contracting officer’s representative, if you have any questions or need assistance concerning the contract.  She may be contacted at (202) 685-1885 or


Metro riders can take the Yellow/Green line, and use the Archives/Navy Memorial stop, conveniently only feet away.
Please contact us with and questions or to book your ceremony.
Terese Winegan


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