The Premier Event Venue in Washington, DC

Capitol View at 400 is Washington's newest and most distinctive rooftop venue featuring spectacular views of the US Capitol, The Washington Monument and Union Station. This rooftop even comes complete with a ship's compass binnacle. The space is equipped with a unique retractable canopy, heating, and air conditioning, providing year round comfort for your special event. Experience a spectacular view of Washington from Capitol View at 400.

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ABOUT

The Capitol View on 400 is Washington’s premier rooftop venue featuring spectacular views of the U.S. Capitol, Union Station and The Washington Monument. This rooftop even comes complete with a ship’s compass binnacle.

On January 3, 2013, The Capitol View on 400 hosted its first event in dramatic style. With weather outside a chilling 30 degrees, the guests inside enjoyed a beautiful reception for 250 guests. The views looking out on the city on this winter night were extraordinary. All the while, the guests enjoyed a memorable evening listening to jazz and marking the start of a new season in Washington, DC.

The design of this new rooftop began in May, 2011 and started with a gravel rooftop similar to the other tower at this location. The building is located at 400 – 444 North Capitol Street, NW in the heart of Capitol Hill. The owners of the building wanted to give visitors an opportunity to view one of the most spectacular views of the Nation’s Capital. There are just a handful of rooftop venues in Washington that offer great views and all of them are different. We are fortunate to have a view that pans 300 degrees from Union Station to the Library of Congress, the Capitol Dome and across to the Washington Monument. And anyone who has visited Washington knows that when the sun sets and the monuments light up the view is even more spectacular. From this vantage point you feel like you can reach out and touch the sky and marvel and the beauty that is Washington!

The architect and contractors for the project worked diligently to create an atmosphere that would convey the beauty of Capitol Hill. Stainless steel and glass railings surround the rooftop, allowing for a unobstructed view. IPAY flooring gave a nautical feel to the decking that encompasses the entire rooftop. And unique to Washington is our retractable awning that covers over 2,100 sq. feet of the rooftop. This area has removable clear side panels that can be opened as needed. This space also has heating and air-conditioning that allows it to be used year round for events. As we say, our Plan B for weather is always in place on The Capitol View on 400. The enclosed space can accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner, or 300 for a cocktail reception. The total guest capacity on the rooftop is 470. In addition there is also a lower terrace available for receptions or dinners that can accommodate up to 300 guests.

We are very excited to be able to offer this location for your next event. Come and see us and HOST THE EVENT OF A LIFETIME @ The Capitol View on 400!

NEIGHBORHOOD

Looking out over the building on Capitol Hill, you can see the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the Senate and House Office Buildings and the beautiful parks that surround them.

Capitol Hill has long been recognized as the political hub of Washington, DC. The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress with the offices of 535 Members of Congress. These elected Members conduct the business of the people during the Legislative Sessions of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. It stands as a monument to the American people and their government.

The Capitol View on 400 is easily accessible from the Union Station Train and Metro, Reagan National, Baltimore Washington International and Dulles International Airports.

Walking
  • 7 minutes from the US Capitol
  • 3 minutes from Senate Office Buildings (Russell, Dirkson and Hart)
  • 15 minutes from House Office Buildings (Cannon, Longworth and Rayburn)
  • 2 minutes from Union Station and Metro
  • Steps away from local hotels, restaurants and attractions
Driving
  • 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport
  • 30 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport
  • 45 minutes from Baltimore Washington International Airport
  • 10 minutes from Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Hotels
  • Hotel George
  • Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
  • Liaison Hotel
  • Phoenix Park Hotel
  • Washington Court Hotel
Directions

The Capitol View on 400
444 N. Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

SERVICES

Let us take care of everything for you and your event. The management team for The Capitol View at 400 will arrange every detail of your event.
Whether you are planning a corporate meeting, reception, trade show or wedding, our team is available to help.

We provide the following amenities and services for events at The Capitol View at 400.

Catering and Bar Service • Florists• Rentals • Audio Visual • Lighting & Sound
Entertainment • Transportation & Valet Service • Hotel Reservations • Logistical Services

VIEW OUR LIST OF PREFERRED VENDORS

The Capitol View at 400 has hand selected the first vendors in the Washington DC metropolitan area to service our guests and events. Please visit our vendors page to learn more.

EVENTS

The Capitol View at 400 location, setup, and full service amenity options make it a perfect destination for almost any event type.
Washington DC's Premier Event Location The Capitol View at 400 has hosted numerous events since our opening in January, 2013:

Political Events • Cocktail Parties • Corporate Lunches • Fundraising Event • Networking Mixers
Dinner Parties • Fashion Shoots • Weddings • Birthday Parties • Trade Shows • Concerts

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AMENITIES

- 4,782 sq. ft of indoor/outdoor rooftop entertaining space
- 3,894 sq. ft of outdoor terrace level entertaining space
- Enclosed space with a Retractable awning with removable side panels, heating and air conditioning
- Rooftop space can accommodate up to 470 guests.
- Lower terrace that can accommodate up to 300 guests.
- Strategic partnerships with 6 exclusive caterers for nearly endless food and beverage possibilities
- Self parking available – 800 parking spaces are available with our underground parking garage.
- Metro access 1 block away at Union Station
- Handicapped accessible elevator and restroom on rooftop.
- Incredible views of Union Station, the US Capitol and the Washington Monument
- Five first class hotels are within 1 block of The Capitol View at 400 with 1,730 available rooms.

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WEDDINGS

The definitive location for a magical wedding celebration in Washington DC. Our unique venue combines romance, luxury and patriotism for your special day. A wedding celebration at the Capitol View at 400 will truly be a night you and your guests will never forget.

CORPORATE

Our venue provides best in class atmosphere, amenities and services for any corporate event that is bound to make an impression.

SOCIAL

When it is time to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and companions, let the Capitol View at 400 be your destination. Looking out at the grandeur of Washington DC’s iconic locations, our venue is sure to elevate the mood and atmosphere whatever the occasion.

GROUNDS

Explore the Capitol View at 400. Tour the grounds from the main rooftop, lower courtyard and see how we view the great city of Washington DC.

 

Floor Plan

Our venue accommodates for almost any size event. Let our event planners customize a floor plan for your guest needs. The Capitol View at 400 has recently partnered with Social Tables, an online service that enables our clients to customize their floor plans in a matter of minutes. We'll work with you to create the perfect layout for your personalized seating and venue layout. In addition Social Tables offers seating chart capabilities. Get a visual sense of where your guests are seated, and enjoy the flexibility of easily modifying the arrangement for any last minute changes.



 

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Caterers

Amphora Catering
Marcelo Solari
(703)938-3800 ext. 120
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Corcoran Caterers
Maryana Tsivka
(301)588-9200
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Haute Catering
Vanessa Belsito
(202)409-6941
Fax:(202)225-5221
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Paris Caterers
Rebecca DeParis
(202)635-3500
Fax:(410)741-3973
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Occasions Caterers
Danielle Redmond
(202)546-7400
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Main Event
Spencer McCormmack
(703)820-2028
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Avalon Caterers International
Anita Ellis
(202)337-2000
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Photographers

Evelyn Alas Photography
(240)643-1554
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Furnishings

CORT Style & Design
Dave Fritz[DC/MD](443)867-9878
Eve Villard[MD/VA](410)320-4918
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Florists

Karin's Florist
(703)667-4790
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Plant Rental

Plants Alive!
(301)598-3843
Fax:(301)598-6483
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Entertainment/AV

Entertainment Exchange
(301)986-4640
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Hamilton Photography
(410)267-6090
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For Tents:
John Dwyer
(703)451-3390
Twinbrook Floral Design
(703)978-0771
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American AV
Colin Babej
(703)573-6910
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CONTACT

The Capitol View at 400
444 North Capitol Street, N.W.
The Hall of the States
Washington, D.C. 20001

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