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The Women’s Memorial, one of the area’s newest and most stunning event venues, is ready to make your event truly extraordinary. This landmark location with its panoramic view of Washington, DC, is less than one mile from the Lincoln Memorial and situated at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery.

The Memorial, with its 33,000 square foot education center, can accommodate events of all sizes from weddings and receptions, galas and corporate functions to promotions and retirement ceremonies. Its unique mixture of classical and contemporary architecture combining natural light, water and stone, showcases award-winning landscape and architecture as well as never-before-seen artifact-filled exhibits.

There is a 196-seat theater on site, as well as a catering kitchen and 50-seat conference room. Seated functions can accommodate 500 guests and receptions 1000.

The Memorial is metro and handicap accessible. To arrange a walk-through or tour of this extraordinary facility, to learn more about pricing and availability, or for more information, contact Donna Houle, Director, Memorial Education Center at 703-892-2606 or by e-mailing memorial@womensmemorial.org.

How to get started

The Women’s Memorial is available for a variety of large and small events and activities. Contact us if you are planning a:

  • Military Ceremony
  • Promotion, Re-enlistment, Commissioning or Retirement
  • Special Event
  • Luncheon, Dinner or Reception
  • Gala
  • Wedding
  • Corporate Functions
  • Seminar or Meeting
  • Theater Event
  • Stage Production
  • Musical Production
  • Film Fest

Reception following a burial or ceremony at Arlington Cemetery

To schedule an event at this extraordinary facility or to arrange a tour download and complete the Event Request Form and fax it to 703-892-7202. For more information contact Donna Houle, Director of the Memorial Education Center, at 703-892-2606 or by e-mailing memorial@womensmemorial.org.

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Our Spaces

Theater

Theater

In addition to providing a forum for conferences, lectures, speeches and other events, the 196-seat auditorium-style Theater features the film In Defense of a Nation, which depicts the roles women have played in America’s rich military history. Unless another event is occurring in the Theater, In Defense of a Nationruns every 10 minutes.

Court of Valor

Court of Valor

At the Court of Valor, visitors hear the collective voices of servicewomen symbolically gather together as water moves from the Memorial’s Fountain to its Reflecting Pool.

Gallery

Gallery

The Exhibit Gallery is home to 16 exhibit alcoves featuring permanent and temporary exhibits on the history of American women in the military. These exhibits showcase artifacts, text and memorable images that illustrate women’s contribution to our nation’s defense throughout history.

Hall of Honor

Hall of Honor

The Hall of Honor provides recognition to those women who, throughout history, have served with particular sacrifice and achievement. Honored are those women who died in service, were prisoners of war or were recipients of our nation’s highest awards for service and bravery. This majestic room contains the sister blocks of marble used for the Tomb of the Unknowns appropriately located with flags of the states, territories and services.

Conference Room

Conference Room

Conference room is located on the right of hall of honor .

Register

Register

Located at the center of the Memorial is the interactive computerized Register, which places the names, records of service, photographs and memorable military experiences of individual women at the public’s fingertips. The registration process makes it possible for all servicewomen—past, present and future—to have permanent recognition in America’s history.