Quaker House Living Room at Friends Meeting of Washington

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2111 Decatur Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
Dupont Circle (650 yd)

About this space

Built in the 1920s and purchased by Friends Meeting of Washington in 1970, historic Quaker House was formerly an elegant townhome to diplomats. The home’s multipurpose living room features a vaulted ceiling, French windows, and a nonworking fireplace. Its doors open onto a new glass corridor on the north, seamlessly connecting this space to the west terrace and gardens (rented separately), the elevator, the Meeting House and the rest of the venue. Your rental includes access to a kitchenette and a small break-out space that can also be used for buffet service.

The versatile Quaker House Living Room is a perfect venue for an office or board retreat, workshop, meeting, as well as for a small wedding, memorial or religious service, birthday, or baby shower. The space is optionally expanded by the 10-foot deep circulation space that opens onto the upper west terrace and gardens — or with a concurrent rental of nearby spaces such as the Bridge Room.


Prices

  • Workshop for 20 guests $985
Sunday
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Per hour
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
10 percent discount for an eight hour rental
Monday
8:30 am – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:30 am – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
10 percent discount for an eight hour rental
Tuesday
8:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
10 percent discount for an eight hour rental
Wednesday
8:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
10 percent discount for an eight hour rental
Thursday
8:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 am – 11:00 pm
from $140 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
10 percent discount for an eight hour rental
Friday
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $140 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $140 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
10 percent discount for an eight hour rental
Saturday
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $140 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $140 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
10 percent discount for an eight hour rental
Minimum booking duration: 4 hours

Capacity

Standing
up to 50
Dining
up to 32
Theatre
up to 40
Boardroom
up to 20
U-Shaped
up to 20
Classroom
up to 32

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
PA system / speakers
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Quiet space
Free on-street parking
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Lofted ceiling
Fireplace (nonworking)
Kitchenette
Additional break out space included (approx. 131 sq ft)
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Lift to all floors

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED:
• Smoking/vaping (any substance) or drug use is not permitted anywhere at the venue, indoors or outdoors. Cannabis / edibles may not be consumed onsite or sold for later consumption or delivery.
• Guns, weapons, and ammunition (real or props) are not permitted. Any event security must be unarmed.
• The sale or distribution of anything related to the military or combat as well as partisan political activity including the sale or distribution of partisan political items.
• Glitter and confetti
• Pets other than service animals

Outside catering is allowed with approval of Venue. The Venue also maintains a preferred list. Kitchen access is not included but may be arranged at an additional cost. No food or drink in Meeting Room.

Guests must provide event liability insurance valid for the duration of the rental naming our organization as additionally insured and providing at least $1 million in liability coverage. This must include liquor liability if applicable to the event. Insurance is an additional cost and not included in the pricing shown on this site.

Alcohol may only be served with approval of the venue and only beer, wine, and champagne are ever allowed (no liquors or spirits). An alcohol license issued by the DC government must also be provided that covers the event.

The Guest or their caterer supplies serving utensils, table service, linens, table cloths, napkins, ice, coffee urns, cups, plates and all other materials needed for the event. These are not supplied by the venue.

Children are welcome but must not be left unattended.

In certain situations, we may grant you overnight storage or allow items to remain in your space(s) or other areas of the venue before or after the agreed-upon dates and hours of your event. These arrangements shall be wholly at your own risk. We shall have no responsibility or liability for items stored at, delivered to, or shipped to our venue except in cases of gross negligence or intentional acts.

Cancellation policy: Standard 60 day

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About Friends Meeting of Washington

Historic but newly renovated, our event venue offers unique spaces surrounded by gardens. Centrally located in Dupont Circle in the heart of Washington DC — within walking distance of the Metrorail — our event venue is close to many hotels and restaurants.

On behalf of our community, we personally invite you to experience our Quaker hospitality as the venue for your event. Accessible to all and environmentally sustainable, our event venue offers a unique setting and a peaceful oasis removed from the bustle of Washington DC.


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