The recently refurbished 16th Street Mansion is an elegant and historic venue, perfect for your special events. We are pleased to offer the use of our finely decorated second floor spaces which include a Music Room, a Drawing Room and a Dining Room.

The various rooms of our space can be tailored to accomodate your event. The Talavera Room is perfect for more intimate gatherings, while our Music or Drawing Rooms are ideal for moderately sized cocktail receptions and conferences, and our Dining Room is a grand but personal space, suitable for more formal gatherings. Your event may use any combination of these spaces.

Our space can accommodate a maximum of 120 guests for a seated dinner and 330 guests for a cocktail reception.
The Mansion has a fully equipped kitchen, and events must be professionaly catered. To plan your event, please contact Pilar Orozco at

Through a restructured Outreach Progam, we have extended invitations to students from around the Washington Metropolitan area. We welcome our younger audiences to the Institute to learn about the vibrancy of Mexican Culture and develop a deeper cultural awareness. Guided Tours are available, free of charge.