DAR Headquarters Featured in National Magazine
WASHINGTON, DC The elegance of the Daughters of the American Revolution Headquarters Building was featured in a two-page spread in the Winter 2006 issue of In Style Weddings. Beautiful photographs by Washington, D.C. photographer Rodney Bailey were used in the national magazine to show a lavish wedding recently held at DAR Memorial Continental Hall (pages 278-279).
The featured wedding was held in the DAR OByrne Gallery and Portico, a popular D.C. location to hold wedding ceremonies and receptions. The OByrne Gallery features barreled ceilings, a herringbone hardwood floor, recessed lighting and grand French doors, while the adjacent Portico has spectacular columns that support the partially covered outdoor terrace and offers a stunning view of the Washington Monument.
Numerous weddings are held in DAR Memorial Continental Hall every year, in large part due to the elegant space combined with the reasonable price and the venues inherent Washington, D.C. ambiance. For the past four years, Washingtonian magazine has pinpointed DAR as one of Washington, D.C.s best reception sites in their annual wedding guide.
While DAR Memorial Continental Hall has only actively been renting out its spaces for a little over five years, the popularity of the building as a private event venue has skyrocketed in recent years. In addition to weddings, the versatile spaces are used for dinners, meetings, press conferences, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate functions, filming and a variety of other events. The majority of the private events held at the headquarters take place in DAR Memorial Continental Hall, while the adjoining building, the well-known concert venue DAR Constitution Hall, hosts larger scale performances, speakers and awards ceremonies.
Additionally, the DAR headquarters is open to the public six days a week. The DAR headquarters complex occupies an entire city block near the White House and includes three adjoining buildings, two of which are Registered National Historic Landmarks (DAR Memorial Continental Hall and DAR Constitution Hall). Among the public attractions in the DAR complex are the DAR Museums 31 Period Rooms as well as permanent and changing exhibitions showcasing American furnishings and decorative arts prior to 1830; the DAR Library, one of the largest genealogical research centers in the United States; and the DAR Americana Collection of unique and historic early-American documents and books.
To view a photo gallery of various events that have recently taken place at the DAR headquarters complex in Washington, D.C., visit DAR Building Photo Gallery.
For more information on how to rent a room at DAR headquarters for a private event, visit the Entertaining at DAR section of the DAR Web site at www.dar.org/events.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. With more than 168,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nations premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington, D.C.s largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.dar.org.