MAA Carriage House
The Carriage House at the Mathematical Association of America offers modern meeting space in a classic setting. Located just two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro Station, the Carriage House is within easy walking distance of the area's many restaurants and hotels, and with three rooms to choose from, it is the ideal setting for small to mid-size meetings, workshops, or conferences.
The MAA Carriage House stands behind the MAA headquarters building. It stands alone as an entirely separate building, with its own entrance. The address is 1781 Church Street NW, Washington DC. Please call for an appointment to take a tour!
Transform Your Meetings
The MAA Carriage House is available to the public for rental. Designed to meet your most challenging needs, the Carriage House is an ideal venue for groups from 10 - 70. This Conference and Meeting Facility offers a unique state-of-the-art venue to host meetings, receptions, lectures, staff retreats and conferences.
Your Carriage House rental fee covers your use of a variety of A/V equipment, the rooms you have chosen and the foyer or lobby where catering may be set up, complimentary coffee and tea that we brew for you, access to our small kitchen, restrooms, and our services in assisting you to find low rates for hotels and catering if you need it.
Reserve Space Today
To ensure that you book your meeting on your preferred dates with us, send in your Meeting Request Form to Matthew Castelhano. Please call 202-319-8444 with any questions regarding the Carriage House.
About the Carriage House
The MAA received a gift of $3 million from Paul and Virginia Halmos to establish a Mathematical Sciences Conference Center in Washington, DC. The Association has restored the exterior to its former charm, and renovated the interior completely. Please click on the thumbnails below to see more pictures of the interior and exterior.
For more information about Paul and Virginia Halmos and their gift to the MAA, please see the article entitled Major Donation Announced for New MAA Conference Center by G.L. Alexanderson in the February 2003 FOCUS.
The History of the Carriage House
The Carriage House belonged to the residents at 1529 18th Street, and was built in 1892. It is older than the five-story townhouse where the MAA headquarters are currently located, which was completed in 1903. The MAA Carriage House would have been used by the owners as a livery stable and to house the family carriage, though little else is known about its history today. There are huge sliding doors that are characteristic of a carriage house as the entrance for horses and carriage. Iron rings can still be seen on an adjacent building, which were used to tie up horses. Perhaps the carriage house would have also been used as living quarters for a coachman, as was typical for the time period.
- Meetings Department
For General Carriage House Inquiries
- Matthew Castelhano
Meetings Assistant (Carriage House Meeting Coordinator)
1529 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-319-8460 ext. 430