Outdoor Venues for Rent in Washington, DC

Outdoor Venues for Rent in Washington, DC

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Top Outdoor Venues in Washington, DC

Have you missed the sunny weather and want to make the most of it while you can? That’s exactly what we thought. Prepare yourself to explore Washington, D.C.’s finest outdoor venues. Feel the sun rays on your skin and the gentle breeze outside, whilst enjoying yourself with a fresh cup of coffee, or a Mimosa for breakfast. Looking to book a space for an event later in the evening? Tagvenue has discovered outdoor venues in Washington that have the best cocktail choices. Only a few clicks separate you from renting the ideal location!

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Outdoor Venues Rental Guide

For half of the year (at least!) you’re able to dine outside in Washington and enjoy the glorious weather. Spending time outside increases your happy hormones, which gives you all the more reasons to rent outdoor venues for any type of gathering. What occasion are you renting the venue for? Is it a garden party with family and friends? Perhaps a laid-back corporate integration party, a birthday dinner or a fancy picnic? Whatever you plan on celebrating, Tagvenue is here to help you with the search. After all, finding outdoor venues can be quite time-consuming. Filter the locations with our precise search engine and find the perfect spot for your outdoor dining experience.

Tips for renting an outdoor venue

Renting an outdoor venue in Washington, D.C. doesn’t have to be hard. The last thing you want is to stress out over your search. This is why we prepared a small guide on renting a venue. Keep scrolling to find out more.

Before booking a venue, make sure to note the important stuff, like:

  • The location. If an outdoor venue is what you’re looking for, perhaps you’d like to rent an event space near other outdoor activities. An active day out with your family, or an integration party with a spin, is surely going to put you and your guests in a fantastic mood. Look for venues near parks, and take a stroll through locations like the 7th Street Park at The Wharf. 
  • Your budget. Washington D.C. is a little on the expensive side, but affordable venues do exist. So decide on the price you are willing to pay and choose the ideal space for your occasion. If you prefer to bring your own food, then ask the manager if this option is available and save some money. 
  • Time of the party. Check how the venue looks during the time you decide to rent it. If you plan on booking it closer to the evening, don’t decide on the location if you only know how it looks during the day. Ask the manager for additional photos if it’s a possibility.
  • What type of event you’re planning. It goes without saying, but the type of event you plan matters when picking a location. If you plan on a small family dinner, then checking out big rooftop venues is probably not the best idea. Ask your guests what their expectations are, and plan accordingly.  

Outdoor venues you can book in Washington, DC

We’ve rounded up a couple of venues in Washington, D.C., that can be an inspiration for your future dining experience. Browse through these wonderful event spaces, and book the location for your special occasion.

  • Patio at Taberna Del Alabardero. Want to add a touch of Spanish flair to your occasion? Imagine your guests sipping on sangria and savoring the delightful creations of the Spanish Chef, Carlos Gómez, as they soak up the sun and enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine. This patio is more than just a venue, it's a culinary experience. Their talented chef, brings back the traditional flavors of classic tapas and paellas, while also elevating Mediterranean products in an innovative way. The seasonal menu features a mouth-watering selection of classic tapas, delightful paellas, fresh sangria, and even vegetarian and gluten-free options.
  • The Rooftop at The Ven at Embassy RowWhat better location to dine outside with a view, than on the top of The Embassy Row Hotel? Look out onto the Washington skyline, and feel like an A-list celebrity. Head to the Dupont Circle neighborhood and have a gathering of up to 100 people. It’s perfect for fun co-working events. 

And if you don’t mind some passersby, then take a look at these semi-private event spaces.

  • Outdoor Area at Air Restaurant. This is a beautiful event space for up to 100 people. This cute space is perfect for an intimate gathering, ideal for a group of friends or co-workers. If you feel like you need to take a break from your day-to-day activities, then turn to the Fairlawn District and help yourself to fantastic cocktails. The venue also offers private cocktail classes, so if you want to have some additional activities, Air Restaurant is the place to go!
  • Patio at Dupont Italian KitchenWith the patio overlooking a lively area of the DC, you'll be able to soak in the atmosphere of the city during your event! Are you a fan of Italian cuisine? Then you will love Dupont Italian Kitchen for sure. The restaurant serves delicious dishes which can be paired with wine or creative cocktails! It boasts a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to any guest! You’ll find the place easily, as it’s located close to Dupont Circle Station.

FAQs about Outdoor Venues in Washington, DC

What’s the price range of outdoor venues in Washington, D.C.?

The price range starts from around $450 and can go as high as $5,000. For a more affordable dining option, ask the staff if BYOB is allowed. Mind the corkage fee, though? (All data from Tagvenue.)

Are venues in Washington pet-friendly?

Yes! Actually, many venues are pet friendly in D.C. If you’re planning on renting a venue from Tagvenue, then make sure to message the host beforehand. A venue which we are certain will allow pets, is The Ven at Embassy Row on Massachusetts Avenue Northwest. This beautiful space is just perfect for your guests, the furry ones too! Head down to Dupont Circle for a wonderful dining experience.

What outdoor attractions can I see in D.C.?

Washington has many monuments and memorials worth visiting. We recommend seeing the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, the President’s Park or the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Take a walk in the National Gallery of Art and check out the Sculpture Garden. If you feel like taking a hike before or after your event, then Rock Creek Park is the place to go. Have fun!

Which neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. are worth visiting?

If you want to check out some cool neighborhoods, we recommend heading down to Adams Morgan which is one of the quirkiest areas in D.C. Check out the nightlife, shops and beautiful brick houses. And if you have some more time on your hands then head south to Dupont Circle which architecturally will please anyone who visits. We hear rumours that the nightlife, cafés and restaurants are also one-of-a-kind.

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