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 General

  • DC Public Libraries

Address: All over the city!
Website: http://www.dclibrary.org/services/meetingrooms
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!
Website: http://dpr.dc.gov
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.

 

NW DC

  • 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
Email: adixon@allsouls.ws
Website: http://www.all-souls.org/
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
Telephone: 202-234-5315
Contact Person: Laura Herman
Email: office@augustanadc.org
Website: http://augustanadc.org/space-for-rent/
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 
Email: despacho.embveusa@mppre.gob.ve
Website: http://eeuu.embajada.gob.ve/
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
Email: events@busboysandpoets.com
Website: www.busboysandpoets.com
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
Capacity: Depends
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
Phone: 202-347-8355
Email: office@calvarydc.org or prossetad@calvarydc.org
Website: http://www.calvarydc.com/
Description: Social-justice oriented church near Chinatown with wide variety of spaces. Contact for specifics about space and availability.

Wheelchair accessible

  • Charles Sumner School
Telephone: 202-730-0472
Address: 1201 17th St. NW Washington, DC 20036-3009
 
Email: info.sumnerschool@dc.gov
Description: Spaces are available for meeting and progams for nonprofits and government organizations on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Church of the Pilgrims
Address: 2201 P St NW, Washington DC 20037
Telephone: (202) 387-6612
Email: pilgrim.mail@verizon.net
Website: http://www.churchofthepilgrims.org/about/space_requests
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.
Fees: Contact them for information.

Worship Room is wheelchair accessible

  • Emergence Community Arts Collective

Contact: Sylvia Robinson
Email: sylvia@ecacollective.org
Telephone:(202) 462-2285
Address: 733 Euclid Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001-2211
Website: http://www.ecacollective.org/renting_gallery.html
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

  • Festival Center (at the Church of the Savior)
Address: 1640 Columbia Road NW, Washington DC 20009
Contact Person: Carletta Turrentine
Telephone: (202) 328-0072
Email: cturrentine@slschool.org
Website: www.slschool.org
Description: Located in Adam's 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 75 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.

Wheelchair accessible

  • First Congregational United Church of Christ
    Address: 945 G Street, N.W. (at 10th & G between Metro Center and Gallery Place)
    Telephone: 202.628-4317 
    Email: Byron Adams, Building Manager badams@firstuccdc.org
    Website: www.firstuccdc.org
    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.

    Wheelchair accessible

  • First Trinity Lutheran Church

Address: 501 4th St NW, Washington DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 737-4859
Email: office@firsttrinitydc.org
Website: www.firsttrinitydc.org
Description: Small church conveniently located in Judiciary Square.  Contact for information on fees and capacity.

Wheelchair accessible

  • Friends Meeting of Washington

Address: 2111 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Contact Person: Debby Churchman (Administrative Secretary)
Telephone: (202) 483-3310
Email: admin@quakersdc.org
Website: www.quakersdc.org
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
Website: http://www.washingtonparks.net/faqs
Fee: Reasonable Contribution (non-profit rates)
Capacity: Large, open space available, floor plans available here: floor 1floor 2floor 3.
Description: Beautiful space, perfect for large events, dinners, etc. 

First floor is wheelchair accessible

  • La Casa Community Center

Email: cofcdc.info@gmail.com
Address: The Community of Christ La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW Washington, D.C. 20010
Website: http://www.cofcdc.org/home/building-information
Description: 1 room seating up to 50

  • The Lamont Street Collective

Address: 1822 Lamont Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: LamontStreetCollective@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/LamontStreetCollective
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: jreiffer@lutherplace.org
Website: http://www.lutherplace.org/
Description: Progressive church with a large auditorium, small kitchen and classroom spaces, right next to Thomas Circle.

Wheelchair accessible

  • Metropolitan Community Church

Address: 474 Ridge Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001
Email: ChurchOffice@mccdc.com
Website: http://www.mccdc.com
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
Audrey Middleton Room 319
Telephone: 202-727-0321
Address: 901 G St. N.W. Washington, DC 20001
Capacity: Auditorium-250, Conference(1)- 60 Conference(2)- 30
Fee: Free
Description: Sound/projector

Wheelchair accessible

  • Mt. Pleasant Community Office

Address: 3213 Mt. Pleasant St. NW #2 Washington, DC 20010-2103
Telephone: 202-588-5272
Email: MtPleasantDC@gmail.com
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, bknight@nationalcitycc.org
Website: http://www.nationalcitycc.org/
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

Wheelchair accessible

  • Potter's House

Address: 1658 Columbia Rd NW DC
Telephone: (202) 232-5483
Email: Alison@pottershousedc.org
Website: www.pottershousedc.org/
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 tammy.robertson@dc.gov
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
Telephone: 202-234-4755
Email: sankofa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sankofa.com/
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)
Website: http://www.saintstephensdc.org/meeting-or-sleeping-at-st-stephens-church/
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.

Wheelchair accessible

  • Thurgood Marshall Center
Address: 1816 12th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Phone: (202) 462-8314
Email: info@tmcsh.org with Facility Rental in subject line
Website: http://www.thurgoodmarshallcenter.org/content/facility-rental
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
Description: A large historic community center in the heart of Shaw, contact for specifics about space and availability.

Wheelchair accessible

  • The True Reformer Building

Address: Public Welfare Foundation, 1200 U Street, NW
Telephone: 202-965-1800 ext. 302 but email is preferred
Email: spacerental@publicwelfare.org
Website: http://www.publicwelfare.org/rental-space/
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.

 

NE DC

  • CODEPINK DC House
    Address: 1241 Evarts St NE, Washington, DC 20018
    Contact Person: Tighe Barry
    Telephone: 310-920-8248
    Email: info@codepink.org
    Website: http://codepink.org/
    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
Email: gbcs@umc-gbcs.org
Website: http://umc-gbcs.org/
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
Phone: 202-546-3732
Email: info@srmfoundation.org
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.

Wheelchair accessible

  • Plymouth Congregational UCC
Address: 5301 N Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20011
Phone: 202-723-5330
Email: plymouthcongregational@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.plymouth-ucc.org
Description: Progressive church with a wide variety of spaces available for social justice groups.

Wheelchair accessible

  • Stuart Center - Meetings and Conference Facilities (formerly managed by the Center for Educational Design and Communication)

Address: 821 Varnum St. NE, Washington DC 20017
Telephone: 202-635-7987
Fax: 202-526-3506
Website: https://stuartcenter.org/conference
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
 Telephone: 202-884-9136
 Email: conferences@trinitydc.edu
 Website: http://www.trinitydc.edu/special-events/
 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.

Wheelchair accessible

  •  UDC Community Conference Room

Address: 801 North Capitol Street NE
Telephone: 202-274-5536
Email: Complete Rental Agreement form, found on their website, and email to ccdc_ce@udc.edu
Website: http://cc.udc.edu/about_ccdc/community_conference_room
Fee: $250-$550, varies by room/group size
Capacity: Can accommodate events up to 160 people, audio and visual amenities available upon request

SE DC

  • 200 Eye St SE

Contact: Department of General Services
Email: dgs@dc.gov
Address: 200 Eye St SE
Description: Large, double-sized conference room on the first floor. City-owned.

  • The Arc

Contact: Beverly Carroll
Telephone: bcarroll@thearcdc.org
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
Email: admin@capitolhillpreschurch.org
Website: www.capitolhillpreschurch.org
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

Website: http://stelizabethseast.com/rent-space/
Address: 2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE WDC 20032
Description: Space available for events. More information online.