Need a spot to host a training, gathering, or any other type of event? Check out the many options below for meeting and gathering spaces, right here in Washington D.C.! Info is subject to change.
Event Spaces By Quadrant
- DC Public Libraries
Address: All over the city!
Description: DCPL has meeting rooms available at neighborhood libraries all over the city. Follow the link and sign up to use their online reservation system
- DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Address: All over the city!
Description: DC DPR has an online permitting system that allows you to view available spaces and times online before putting in permit requests. Follow the link to sign up for an account.
Events DC Online Database
Use this database at eventsdc.com to find event space based on size and type of event.
- All Souls Church, Unitarian
Address: 1500 Harvard St. NW, Washington DC 20009
Contact Person: Alicia Dixon, Space Use Manager
Phone: 202-332-5266 ext. 109
Description: Large community and social-justice focused church with a wide variety of spaces available for rent to groups not affiliated with the church. Rates and spaces available can be seen here.
- Augustana Lutheran Church
Address: 2100 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009
Contact Person: Laura Herman
Capacity & Fees: Please contact us for more information
Description: A variety of spaces including our social hall (good for
parties) as well as smaller rooms (good for meetings and workshops).
- The Bolivarian Hall
Address: 2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20008
Contact Person: Cultural Affairs
Telephone: (202) 342-2214
Description: Cultural space of the Embassy of Venezuela. May be used as a space of gathering, not only for the Venezuelan community, but for artists and all those that see through culture a common thread with the people of the Americas.
Free for non-profits.
- Busboys and Poets
Address: Multiple Locations
Telephone: (202) 332-6432
Fee: Variable, contact for more information. Non-profit organizations are eligible for a 50% discount off the room-use and technical-use (audio/visual) fees
Description: Great for movie screenings, panels, talks, etc., often booked far in advance.
Some locations wheelchair accessible
- Calvary Baptist Church
Address: 755 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Social-justice oriented church near Chinatown with wide variety of spaces. Contact for specifics about space and availability.
- Charles Sumner School
- Church of the Pilgrims
Telephone: (202) 387-6612
Capacity: One of the rooms fits about 50 people seated, the other one fits about 200 people seated.
Description: Large, community-based church loctated near Dupont Circle.
Worship Room is wheelchair accessible
- Emergence Community Arts Collective
Contact: Sylvia Robinson
Address: 733 Euclid Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001-2211
Capacity: 1 studio that seats 40 people (theater style); 1 meeting room that seats 1
Fee: Studio – $20 per hour for weekly events, $50 per hour for one-time events. Small meeting room- $5 per hour for weekly activities to $15 per hour for one time events
Description: Bring your own equipment
- The Festival Center
Address: 1640 Columbia Road NW, Washington DC 20009
Contact Person: Caleb Rollins
Telephone: (202) 328-0072
Description: Located in Adams Morgan, the Festival Center has many rooms and spaces available.
Fees: Variable. Look on their website for more information
Capacity: One large conference room (1599 sq. ft.)-up to 120 persons standing, or 90 for a sit-down dinner. This area can also be divided into two or three separate rooms, for separate, complementary, or simultaneous use. Other individual rooms are also available for smaller meetings or events, and accommodate groups of 6 to 20 persons.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Address: 945 G Street, N.W. (at 10th & G between Metro Center and Gallery Place)
Email: Byron Adams, Building Manager email@example.com
Description: Striking, contemporary worship/concert/lecture/meeting spaces available in the heart of downtown. All spaces are flexible and ADA-compliant. Sanctuary/concert hall includes seating for up to 325, grand piano, 41-rank Casavant pipe organ, state of the art AV system including projector and drop-down screen, and LED theatrical lighting with zoom and color options. Additional spaces available for meetings, parties, and community events. Rates vary according to space and time used.
- First Trinity Lutheran Church
Address: 501 4th St NW, Washington DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 737-4859
Description: Small church conveniently located in Judiciary Square. Contact for information on fees and capacity.
- Friends Meeting of Washington
Address: 2111 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Contact Person: Debby Churchman (Administrative Secretary)
Telephone: (202) 483-3310
Fee: Variable; contact for more information
Capacity: 7 different meeting spaces, ranging from small meeting rooms for 10 to a large Meeting Room for 300+
Description: This historic Quaker Meetinghouse, surrounded by gardens, is a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro, close to many hotels and restaurants. The Meeting Room seats 350; other, more intimate spaces are available as well. WiFi; AV equipment available. There is a full kitchen and an assembly room downstairs, as well as terraced gardens. A peaceful space for a group looking for a classroom, workshop, or office retreat space.
Portable ramp available
- Josephine Butler Parks Center
Address: 2437 15th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Telephone: (202) 462-7275 x10
Fee: Reasonable Contribution (non-profit rates)
Capacity: Large, open space available, floor plans available here: floor 1, floor 2, floor 3.
Description: Beautiful space, perfect for large events, dinners, etc.
First floor is wheelchair accessible
- La Casa Community Center
Address: The Community of Christ La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW Washington, D.C. 20010
Description: 1 room seating up to 50
- The Lamont Street Collective
Address: 1822 Lamont Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Fee: Sliding scale based on group’s resources, contact for more information.
Capacity: Medium-sized event space, around 50 people
Description: Great space for panel discussions & speakers, film screenings, small parties, pop-up shops, art builds, and more.
- Luther Place Church
Address: 1226 Vermont Avenue NW Washington DC 20005
Telephone: 202-667-1377 x201
Email: mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Progressive church with a large auditorium, small kitchen and classroom spaces, right next to Thomas Circle.
- Metropolitan Community Church
Address: 474 Ridge Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001
Capacity: Various rooms up to 200 people.
Description: Very friendly to all groups including LGBTQA. For space availability and rental application, contact the Church Office via e-mail.
- MLK Jr. Public Library
Capacity: Auditorium-250, Conference(1)- 60 Conference(2)- 30
- Mt. Pleasant Community Office
Address: 3213 Mt. Pleasant St. NW #2 Washington, DC 20010-2103
Fee: Hourly & longer-term rates, affordable.
Description: Small community workspace & meeting room. Shared or exclusive hours/rates. Internet, printer, copier share available.
Meeting capacity: 12
- National City Christian Church
Address: 5 Thomas Circle, NW Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: 202-232-0323 x. 107
Email: Bill Knight, email@example.com
Description: Progressive church that has a 900-seat sanctuary, 300-person auditorium, modest kitchen, four meeting rooms that can hold 30-80 persons, and overnight sleeping space for youth groups.
Fees: $150-$2,500, depending on space requested and length of time spaces are needed
- Potter’s House
Address: 1658 Columbia Rd NW DC
Telephone: (202) 232-5483
Capacity: The event space is able to accommodate 60 persons in theatre style seating and 40 persons seated at tables.
Description: We are a community-rooted cafe, bookstore and event space that has been located in Adam’s Morgan since 1960. We seek to create a space for deeper conversation and community transformation. The event space is fully equipped with AV capability, tables and chairs.
- Reeves Center
Contact Info: 202 727 7123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 1403 V Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009-5806
Capacity: Only one room available, only for non-profit groups
Fee: No cost- availability can change without notice
Description: Bring own equipment. First come/first serve; must confirm by request. Request cannot be made more than 30 days in advance.
- Sankofa Video and Bookstore
Address: 2714 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Description: A brick and mortar retail outlet that sells books and videos by and about people of African descent. This store is also a cultural center that offers opportunities for cultural expression, interaction, discussion and analysis. Contact them for more information on fees and capacity.
Not wheelchair accessible
- St. Stephen’s Church
Address: 1525 Newton St NW
Contact Person: Mike Ritonia (Parish Coordinator)
Fee: Asks for small donation
Capacity: Large, open seating space; can hold large and small events alike with huge groups of people.
Description: Great place, convenient location, multiple spaces in which to have events. They are always welcoming to activists and organizations.
- Thurgood Marshall Center
Phone: (202) 462-8314
Email: email@example.com with Facility Rental in subject line
Capacity: A small historic gymnasium for gatherings of up to 250 persons, conference space that seats up to 60 persons, and a historic lounge for gathering that seat up to 100
- The True Reformer Building
Address: Public Welfare Foundation, 1200 U Street, NW
Telephone: 202-965-1800 ext. 302 but email is preferred
Description: Great space and Rental Fee is waived for non-profits PLEASE NOTE: this does not include other fees. $500 for for-profits. Offers two spaces, one for 250 people (Lankford Auditorium), one for 50 people (The Marsh Room), with audio-visual equipment. Reservations must be made 6 weeks in advance.
CODEPINK DC House
Address: 1241 Evarts St NE, Washington, DC 20018
Contact Person: Tighe Barry
Description: The space is ideal for a meeting space or smallish fundraiser and is the first floor of a residential two story house. The space can be rented out on a sliding scale basis. There is generally street parking available, although Sunday mornings there is sometimes a shortage of parking as house is right next to a church
- The Methodist Building
Address: 100 Maryland Ave NE, Washington DC 20002
Contact Person: Mark Harrison
Telephone: (202) 488-5645
Description: As the only non-governmental building located on Capitol Hill, the Methodist Building is the perfect spot for any meeting or gathering. Please contact them for more information on fees and capacity.
- The Mott Building
122 Maryland Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
Description: Conference room available. Only available for non-profits. Free 9-5 pm, security fee after 5pm. Not available on weekends. Call for more details.
- Plymouth Congregational UCC
Description: Progressive church with a wide variety of spaces available for social justice groups.
- Stuart Center – Meetings and Conference Facilities (formerly managed by the Center for Educational Design and Communication)
Address: 821 Varnum St. NE, Washington DC 20017
Fee: Variable based on room capacity
Description: The Stuart Center provides several smaller meeting rooms (10-30 people) and a larger hall seating 100. There is a dining room that seats 50; catering is available. The Brookland Metro station is nearby.
Not wheelchair accessible
- Trinity University
Address: 125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017
Fee: $75-$1200 depending on the room
Capacity: 25-300 people. Different rooms for different sized groups
Description: Trinity offers a wide variety of meeting facilities, including classrooms, which seat 10 to 300 people. For informal gatherings, conferees may choose to congregate in the comfortable lounge areas located within each residence hall. Classroom style and Theater style seating available in different rooms.
- UDC Community Conference Room
Address: 801 North Capitol Street NE
Email: Complete Rental Agreement form, found on their website, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: $250-$550, varies by room/group size
Capacity: Can accommodate events up to 160 people, audio and visual amenities available upon request
- 200 Eye St SE
Contact: Department of General Services
Address: 200 Eye St SE
Description: Large, double-sized conference room on the first floor. City-owned.
- The Arc
Contact: Beverly Carroll
Address:1901 Mississippi Ave S.E. Washington, DC
Fee: Community Room $100, Recital Room- $200
Description: state of the art movie and video projection, set up/clean up fee included; security after 5 pm (fee included)
- Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Address: 201 4th Street SE, Washington DC 20003
Telephone: (202) 547-8676
Fee: Non-profit rates. Discounts may be available. Fees vary, donation suggestions listed here.
Capacity: Sanctuary (up to 400), Fellowship Hall with small stage (up to 50), Annex / Chapel (up to 40), small meeting rooms also available. Overnight housing available at the Washington Seminar Center (WSC).
Description: We are seeking nonprofit organizations with interests and missions in common with CHPC. Our spaces and location may be the most natural fit for nonprofit activities involving the arts, children, and/or advocacy on the Hill. We are a progressive congregation that values inclusion. Wedding information available here.
Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary are wheelchair accessible. WSC is accessible with special arrangements.
- R.I.S.E. DEMONSTRATION CENTER
Address: 2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE WDC 20032
Description: Space available for events. More information online.