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This historic Quaker Meeting House, surrounded by gardens, is a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro and close to many hotels and restaurants.

The newly renovated Assembly Room is our largest indoor reception space and includes a nonworking fireplace. Features include coffered ceilings, contemporary lighting and dark floors. The space opens directly onto the lower west terrace and gardens, rented separately. The room may be optionally partitioned for breakout groups. A large serving kitchen connects to the space for catering service or for limited food preparation.

The Assembly Room is perfect for a celebration, a larger workshop or office retreat, dinner or a reception.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Meeting, Reading, Screening, Audition, Class, Special Event, Rehearsal, Performance, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Exhibition, Audio Recording
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use Alcohol may be served with permission of our office. Beer, wine, and champagne only (no liquors or spirits). Alcohol must be served by a bartender and the space user (or caterer) must have a DC alcohol license. Space users are asked to select from one of the venue's preferred caterers, though others will be considered on a case by case basis. We are located in a residential neighborhood and all event attendees are asked to be respectful of our neighbors! Restrictions on amplification and music may be enforced after 9pm. In all spaces, only painter's tape may be used to secure items to the walls or ceilings. Nothing may be secured to the floor of this space.


COLORED BLOCKS = NOT AVAILABLE Click on open time blocks to create a space request.
Space requests must be at least 2 days in advance.

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Contact Brian Lutenegger, Event and Rental Manager, at or 202.483.3310

Hours Of Operation Earlier or later times than those shown below may be considered. Monday-Thursday: 8am to 10pm and cleanup must end by 11pm. Fridays and Saturdays: 8am to 11pm and cleanup must end by midnight. Sundays: Due to our Quaker worship and related activities, our facilities are unavailable to outside space users until 1pm (at the earliest) and may be rented until 10pm, with cleanup finished by 11pm. Major Holidays: Please check with us regarding availability.
Rental Policy Contract and guidelines must be signed by space user. Deposit of 50 percent of total cost is due when the contract is signed. The balance is due two weeks prior to the booking. The space user must agree to a security deposit that will ONLY be charged against if the event runs longer than expected or in the event of damage to the space. An on-site visit is a big plus--it will let you know how the spaces feel and how they might best meet your needs. Virtual tours via Zoom are also available.
Cancellation Policy Changes to or cancellation of your event may be made up to 48 hours prior to the event, A fee may be charged for date changes except in the event of illness, weather, or other emergency beyond the event organizer's control. The initial deposit is non-refundable. The balance becomes non-refundable once received by our office. If you wish to change the date of your event or the spaces on our campus that you use, you may do so within our current fiscal year (ending June 30th), subject to space availability.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit, Proof of liability insurance required, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel -
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 1497.0 sqft
Space Features Air-conditioned, Heated, Acoustical ceiling
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Engineered flooring
Stage Configuration In the round, Flexible stage, Room does not have a stage, but one could be brought in for a performance
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity 125
Seating Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Kitchen/pantry, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Electronic keyboard
Audio Equipment Sound system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, Amplifier, Bose system with two mics, amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, TV/monitor, 65" TV monitor; 3 projectors with 95" screens
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Virtual Tour Click here to view a virtual tour of the space.
Parking Street parking, Bike rack, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Backstage restroom
Audience Services Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Meeting $120 $865 - -
Reading $120 $865 - -
Screening $120 $865 - -
Audition $120 $865 - -
Class $120 $865 - -
Special Event $120 $865 - -
Rehearsal $120 $865 - -
Performance $120 $865 - -
Photo Shoot $120 $865 - -
Video/Film Shoot $120 $865 - -
Exhibition $120 $865 - -
Audio Recording $120 $865 - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Meeting $96 $692 - -
Reading $96 $692 - -
Screening $96 $692 - -
Audition $96 $692 - -
Class $96 $692 - -
Special Event $96 $692 - -
Rehearsal $96 $692 - -
Performance $96 $692 - -
Photo Shoot $96 $692 - -
Video/Film Shoot $96 $692 - -
Exhibition $96 $692 - -
Audio Recording $96 $692 - -

This space was last updated on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 5:58PM