RENTALS

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

ENTERTAINING


The Phillips Collection provides unparalleled opportunities for unforgettable entertaining. A refined 19th-century home with modern additions holds a world-renowned collection of paintings by the masters of modern and contemporary art. The space offers an intimate, charming setting with the amenities of 21st-century entertaining.

Events may be held in the Phillips house, the combined Goh Annex and Sant Building, or both. The Carriage House, directly behind the main building, is available for meetings, conferences, receptions, and small dinners.

For more information about planning your event, contact:

        Keith Costas, Special Events Director
        kcostas@phillipscollection.org
        202-387-2151 x267

The Phillips Collection is not available for wedding ceremonies, dances, fundraisers, or political gatherings.  

 

HOST YOUR EVENT AT THE PHILLIPS


The Phillips house is an elegant 1897 Georgian Revival home, featuring lovely parlors and the renowned Music Room. These home-like spaces are filled with world-class paintings by Picasso, Renoir, Goya, Delacroix, Courbet, and other artists.

The intimate setting of rich, wood-paneled rooms, fireplaces, and original furnishings, coupled with The Phillips Collection’s extraordinary displays of fine art, provide an exquisite and inviting ambiance for entertaining with a personal touch.

CAPACITY
Reception: 200
Seated dinner:

  • Music Room 100
  • East Parlor 20
  • West Parlor 30
  • Dining Room 30

SIZE
3,192 square feet

AVAILABILITY
The Phillips house is available when the museum is closed to the public: all day Monday, and evenings any day except Thursday.

SUITABILITY
The Phillips house is suitable for receptions, seated dinners, and lectures and presentations.

The beautiful modern spaces of the Goh Annex, with its signature elliptical staircase, and the adjoining Sant Building provide a contemporary setting for elegant entertaining. Guests enjoy the unparalleled experience of viewing Renoir’s famous Luncheon of the Boating Party, explore the spirituality of the Rothko Room, and encounter countless other examples of superb modern and contemporary art.

In addition to the stunning gallery spaces, the Sant Building contains the Vradenburg Café overlooking the Hunter Courtyard, a lovely outdoor space with works by Ellsworth Kelly and Barbara Hepworth. The state-of-the-art, 180-seat auditorium, reception area, and seminar rooms allow for films, presentations, lectures, and other gatherings.

CAPACITY

Reception: 150
Seated dinner in Cafritz Gallery: 100

SIZE

Entrance lobby and Galleries 103 and 115: 2,347 square feet 
Vradenburg Café and Hunter Terrace: 811 square feet 
Subtotal: 3,158 square feet

Hunter Courtyard: 1,890 square feet
Combined total: 5,048 square feet

AVAILABILITY

  • The Goh Annex and Sant Buildings are available when the museum is closed to the public: all day Monday, and evenings every day except Thursday.
  • The Vradenburg Café is available from 5 pm to 7 pm during the museum’s extended hours. Use of the café requires museum admission for all guests, in addition to the rental fee. 
  • The auditorium, reception area, and seminar rooms are available during regular public hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday (extended hours), 10 am to 8:30 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm. The spaces are available during evening hours as additional spaces that can be added to Goh Annex and Sant Building rentals.
  • The Hunter Courtyard is available for rental with the Goh Annex and Sant Building when weather permits.

SUITABILITY

  • The Goh Annex and Sant Building are suitable for standing receptions and seated dinners. The courtyard is suitable for standing receptions when weather permits. 
  • The auditorium, reception area, and seminar rooms are suitable for film screenings, lectures, and meetings.

Located directed behind the museum, our renovated Carriage House is home to The Phillips Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art. The upstairs studio is available for receptions, meetings, dinners, and other events.

CAPACITY
Reception: 100
Seated dinner: 60
Lecture: 60

SIZE
1,115 square feet

AVAILABILITY
The Carriage House studio is available seven days a week, from 8 am to 11:30 pm, except during scheduled classes or events.

SUITABILITY
The studio is suitable for meetings, lectures, screenings, lunches, dinners, and receptions.