The U.S. Botanic Garden facilities are not available for weddings or other personal or private functions such as personal celebrations, fundraising events, events linked to political activities, commercial events, advocacy, or lobbying events. Policies governing Congressionally related evening events are established by the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library. All events must be Congressionally related or support the mission of the USBG and must be bipartisan in nature.
The U.S. Botanic Garden is a unique venue in which living plants are the priority. There are strict guidelines in place to continue to preserve the health of the plants while providing a world-class venue for Congressionally sponsored event guests.
Congressionally sponsored event information:
- May take place only on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
- Events may not begin prior to 6 p.m. and must end by 9 p.m.
- Maximum capacity is 250, certain configurations may have smaller capacity
- The primary event space in the Conservatory is the Garden Court, where the temperature can range from 68 to 85 degrees in warmer months.
Members of Congress and eligible organizations interested in information on hosting an event at the U.S. Botanic Garden should complete the Special Event Inquiry form:
For questions about Congressionally sponsored events or the inquiry form, please Contact Us.