Each year the Society of the Cincinnati makes Anderson House available to select private clients for corporate and personal entertaining. Few venues are more exclusive or more steeped in history. Larz and Isabel Anderson’s private parties were highlights of the Washington social season for decades. When the Andersons were not in residence, they loaned the mansion to the federal government, which used Anderson House to entertain foreign heads of state. That tradition continued after Mrs. Anderson presented the mansion to the Society of the Cincinnati in 1938.
Anderson House was designed for entertaining. The horseshoe-shaped driveway, passing through massive mahogany gates and under an elegant porte cochère, provides a special sense of arrival for your guests. The Ballroom is one of the city’s most remarkable and historic spaces. Kings, princes and prime ministers have been entertained here. Famed musicians have played the Anderson’s Steinway grand piano. Presidents—from the Andersons’ friend William Howard Taft to the national leaders of our time—have been guests of honor and hosted their own parties here. Now you can, too.
Evening Event Rates and Capacities
Cocktail/Dinner event rental rates (between 6 and 11 p.m.):
$8,500 for Sunday-Friday
$9,000 for Saturday
Up to 130 guests may be accommodated indoors for a seated dinner in one room; 170 if seated in two rooms.
Up to 300 guests may be accommodated indoors for a standing reception on two floors; 450 if the garden is tented.
Lectern and microphone in the Ballroom are included. More AV equipment is available for rent.
Includes a maximum 8-hour block of vendor time, including load-in and load-out, with a standard load-in time of 4 p.m.
Guest arrival time is generally not before 6 p.m. and departure time is not later than 11 p.m.
Additional costs for 200 guests or more. Inquire about special rates for groups of 50 or less.
Daytime events are designed around individual room use, and the pricing pertains to weekdays. Please inquire about weekend use. The museum remains open to visitors during these events, while the rooms rented are kept private.
Luncheon/Meeting event rental rates (between noon and 3 p.m.):
$4,500 for the Ballroom, Winter Garden and outdoor garden
$3,000 for the Winter Garden and outdoor garden only
Up to 130 guests may be accommodated for a seated luncheon in the Ballroom; up to 55 in the Winter Garden only.
Smaller rooms may be available on an individual basis for groups of less than 30 guests. Inquire about special rates.