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The Great Hall

The Great Hall in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building is a two-story room decorated in the Italian Renaissance style with beautiful murals, mosaics, and vaulted marble ceilings. Built in the 1890's, the Jefferson Building is located at 10 First Street, S.E. directly across from the U.S. Capitol. Your guests will be awed by this magnificent space which can accommodate up to 450 people for cocktails and seated dinner, and up to 1200 for a standing reception.

Montpelier Room

The Montpelier Room in the Library's James Madison Memorial Building is a penthouse-style room on the sixth floor. There are floor-to-ceiling windows and a wrap-around balcony with spectacular views of the U.S. Capitol and the city. Completed in 1980, the Madison Building is located at 101 Independence Avenue, S.E. Your guests will enjoy this room that can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 400 people for a standing reception. The James Madison Memorial Building is the national monument to the fourth U.S. president, James Madison.

Madison Hall

The Madison Hall, in the Library's James Madison Memorial Building, is located on the first floor. This elegant room has high vaulted marble ceilings, inscriptions from Madison's speeches on the walls, and houses a statue of James Madison. This room can accommodate a seated dinner for 80, and standing receptions for up to 200. The James Madison Memorial Building, completed in 1980 and located at 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., is the national monument to the fourth U.S. president, James Madison.

Mumford Room

The Mumford Room in the Library's James Madison Memorial Building is located on the sixth floor. This room is ideally suited for a lecture-type seating arrangement for up to 180 people. There is a built-in amplification system in the room. The room can also be used for standing receptions for up to 200 guests, and seated dinners for up to 96 guests. The James Madison Memorial Building, completed in 1980 and located at 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., is the national monument to the fourth U.S. president, James Madison.

Mary Pickford Theater

The Mary Pickford Theater, in the Library's James Madison Memorial Building, is located on the third floor. The theater, named after the renowned actress and producer, can accommodate audiences of up to 64 for film screenings, lectures, and briefings. The room has a built-in theater screen and a booth with equipment for projecting various formats of media (e.g. reel-to-reel films, VHS videos, DVDs, etc.). Audio/video equipment in the theater must be operated by professional technicians, who are scheduled through the Special Events Office. Small receptions can be held in a foyer located just outside of the theater. The James Madison Memorial Building, completed in 1980 and located at 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., is the national monument to the fourth U.S. president, James Madison.