The Metropolitan Club is made available through the courtesy of Mr. William J. Recker.
Tickets for this reception are $35 which includes all food and beverages.
Cell Phone/PDA Policy:
The use of electronic devices is prohibited in dining and public areas of the Clubhouse. Members and their guests may use the Correspondence Lounge on the first floor for urgent communications.
Members and their guests must wear appropriate attire at all times while in the Clubhouse public spaces. For gentlemen this means the wearing of a suit, jacket or blazer and neck tie (string ties, ascots, and turtlenecks are not acceptable), and for ladies dresses, suits or pants with jackets of equivalent formality. The only acceptable exceptions are national-dress, military, or religious attire. During weekdays, Members and guests in athletic or casual attire must use the Club’s side entrance or enter through the rear of the Club.
About the Club:
The Metropolitan Club is one of Washington's oldest and most valued private institutions. Since its founding in 1863, at the height of the Civil War, by six Treasury Department officials, it has pursued its primary goal of furthering "literary, mutual improvement, and social purposes." Today, nearly 150 years after its founding, the Club continues to attract distinguished members from around the world.
The Metropolitan Club's proximity to the White House and other icons of the nation's capital has made it a destination for many local, national and international leaders, including nearly every U.S. President since Abraham Lincoln. Its location and dedication to a tradition of social civility provide members with a haven from the bustle of Washington's professional life, while offering amenities associated with contemporary urban living.
The clubhouse, which opened in 1908, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a District of Columbia historic landmark. The establishment of the Club's Preservation Foundation in 1998 assures the perpetual protection of our historic building.