Host an event at the Navy Memorial


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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. 

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The United States Navy Memorial Visitor Center is a state-of-the-art event and meeting space located in the heart of Washington, DC on Pennsylvania Avenue, blocks from the White House and Capitol building and across the street from the National Archives. 

As a venue for corporate and individual private events, the Navy Memorial has provided an unparalleled experience and backdrop to thousands.  The Visitor Center offers flexibility in space and layout.


Rent both the Gallery Deck and the Delbert D. Black National Chief's Mess to accommodate up to 300 guests  for a standing reception, or 120 for a seated dinner. Each room can also be rented separately—the National Chief's Mess is ideal for Board Meetings and intimate formal gatherings. The Burke Theater can hold up to 230 guests for your training sessions, presentations, or film screenings. 


The Navy Memorial has four unique spaces with unlimited layout options:

Arleigh and Roberta Burke Theater seats 230 guests comfortably and has advanced technological capabilities

Gallery Deck is our principal exhibit space and reception area

Delbert D. Black National Chiefs’ Mess is adjoined to the Gallery Deck by retractable paneled doors,which may be closed for individual events

Asiatic Fleet Room was designed with a Ward Room feel for smaller meetings

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The Navy Memorial is easily accessible for your guests, conveniently located just steps from the metro and sits in good company across the street from the National Archives and several blocks from the United States Capitol.

Questions? Contact Terese winegan at or (202) 380.0747