With more than 530 miles of bookshelves, the Library of Congress is by far the largest library in the world. Housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill lie this world’s largest collection of books, magazines, newspapers, records and maps – almost a mind-boggling – 113 million items. The oldest of the three buildings is the Thomas Jefferson Building – truly a masterpiece of turn-of-the-century Italian Renaissance architecture. It took fifty-two painters and sculptors almost eight years to complete the buildings lavish interior. Often compared to an Italian palace, with towering marble columns, intricate mosaic ceilings, fresco murals and gilded trimmings, this is a truly magnificent venue.
For your next event, guests will be in awe of the amazing interior. As time for dinner approaches, two herald trumpeters will appear overhead to sound off their magnificent horns to invite guests upstairs. The second floor mezzanine will be set for a seated dinner. Tables will be dressed in elegant linens and topped with lush floral arrangements to complement the exquisite space. Sounds of classical music will be heard throughout the evening to enhance this magnificent location. These elegant sounds will be provided by the accomplished sounds of a string quartet that delighted guests downstairs.
Interested in hosting an event at the Library of Congress? Contact GEP Washington today to schedule your site inspection.