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Please read this section thoroughly as this may answer many questions you may have. Versatile space in a renovated historic Capitol Hill row house! Our 1,073 sq. ft room provides prime event space in Capitol Hill; walking distance to the Capitol and United States Botanic Garden; and less than 2 miles to the Washington Monument. This room is on the main floor and opens up to our colorfully landscaped courtyard. Perfect for receptions, showers, and small banquets. Features: - Hardwood floor - Bright natural light - 108" screen on front wall, 54" screen on side walls - Podium with dedicated (Windows) laptop - Wireless handheld mics - Open link to the landscaped courtyard - Catering prep area and baker’s kitchen - Convenient loading area - 125 standing, 80 banquet* *COVID-19 Phase Two guidance prohibits mass gatherings of more than 50 people. Our building was listed in a National Register Historic District in 1976, the Watterston House is a significant part of the Capitol Hill neighborhood’s history. The Watterston House, constructed between 1802 and 1819, has been well taken care of due to its historic significance of its origins as the home of George Watterston. Mr. Watterston was a prominent individual in early-Nineteenth Century Washington. He served as the third Librarian of Congress, founded numerous civic organizations such as the Washington Monument Society, and left his mark on the early political and literary life of the Capital. Our neighborhood is lined with beautifully maintained 19th and early 20th century rowhouses. Grab breakfast or lunch at Le Bon Café or Pete’s Diner just a few doors down; or take a half mile walk to Eastern Market, offering everything from fresh produce and flowers, to baked goods, meats, poultry, cheese and deli products. Also nearby: Burrito Brothers, Let’s Mix Bibija, Hunan Dynasty, Firehook Bakery, Sweetgreen, Sonoma, Starbucks, Good Stuff Eatery, We The Pizza and Santa Rose Taqueria. TOURS We are not offering tours at the moment. Please inquire and ask about our video walkthrough. OUR RATES Monday-Friday $200/hour (4 hour minimum). Saturday-Sunday $275/hour (4 hour minimum). We offer a 10% discount for bookings over 8 hours. Please note that an additional $50/hour will be added to any event booked during a holiday weekend (Friday-Monday). Book up to one year in advance. YOUR BOOKING Setup and break down should be factored into your booking hours, this includes any vendor’s time spent on-site. Your booked space will be available when your reservation starts; and you are expected to vacate completely by the end of your scheduled timed. Doors will unlock when your reservation starts. You are responsible for ensuring all guests and vendors vacate the property by the end of the reservation. No loitering. Please notify the venue coordinator in advance if you need access to the loading area or wheelchair lift. ACCESSIBILITY Please notify the venue coordinator in advance if you need access to the wheelchair lift. OVERTIME The space must be vacated (including vendors and guests), and all items brought into the space must be removed by the end time of your booking reservation. Per Peerspace's policy, overtime will be billed in half-hour increments at a rate of 2 times our stated hourly rate. FOOD & BEVERAGE Outside food and beverage are allowed. Guests must notify the venue coordinator of any food, beverage, and equipment deliveries at least 24 hours prior to your booking start time. FURNITURE Furniture should be reserved at the time of booking; you can view a list of equipment we offer in our Add-Ons section (subject to availability). Please notify the venue coordinator of any changes to your requests no later than 48 hours prior to your rental block. Modifications to the set up once your reservation starts are subject to a $50 change fee, billed to the credit card on file with Peerspace. ENTERTAINMENT & A/V DJ and live music are allowed. Some restrictions may apply. Laptop provided to project media (pre-loaded onto flashdrive) and to stream music (must have music streaming account). PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES Excessive or unnecessary noises and/or activities that are a menace to the welfare and prosperity of the residents and businesses surrounding our venue are prohibited. Weapons, illegal drugs and activities are prohibited. Smoking is prohibited except in designated areas. No loitering. Renter is responsible for ensuring all guests vacate the property by the end of the reservation. No glitter, confetti or confetti balloons. Failure to comply will result in an additional $100 cleaning fee, billed to the credit card on file with Peerspace. CLEANING / DAMAGES Guests are expected to leave the space in the same condition as they found it in. Guests must respect the space and we ask/appreciate that guests tidy up after themselves. Guest must remove any equipment or rentals you bring in, and you should factor this setup and teardown time in your booking hours. Please take great care of our space. No nails, screws, staples or penetrating items should be used on our walls. Any tape or gummed backing materials must be properly removed. Extra cleaning or any damages will be billed to the credit card on file with Peerspace. MISCELLANEOUS We do not provide linens. Service animals only. You will be notified of any additional fees incurred.
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Carol C. booked a workshop for 50 people
We held a small mediumship event and plan to do more. Mimi had everything we needed ready to go when we got there. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a quaint yet professionally run location.
Patrice M. booked an off-site for 75 people
I feel like a party of the family now! This venue, the booking process, amenities and experience all meet and beat expectations. Love love love the space and them!
Emily M. booked an event for 50 people
Space was nice. The host was okay, however she seemed eager to get everyone out even before our time had ended. Not a bad place, but it would be best for a conference or daytime event.
Patrice M. booked an event for 100 people
The space, the team, Mimi, the host are all awesome to work with! Absolutely love this space! Amenities, ease of Access, cleanliness, I could go on for days.
Lindsay G. booked an off-site for 100 people
The space and whole facility is gorgeous! Mimi was a fantastic host and helped me trouble shoot like finding a charger for my tablet, making small adjustments, and putting our logo up on the big screen and they even made me some coffee to keep me going! I really appreciate that they allow you to bring in water bottles, food, etc. without using an overrated, overpriced caterer like most venues do. My only complaint and reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the internet connection wasn't working properly and we were unable to live stream our event as planned. I'm sure this will be fixed and the venue will be total 5 star place.
Bola O. booked an event for 80 people
This was a beautiful space. Mimi was very patient and accommodating with all of our questions and made it a low stress process. Will definitely try to find excuses to use this space again and let everyone know it's here. It's a slightly hidden gem!
Nicole P. booked a birthday party for 100 people
This space was great for my 30th birthday. It was easy for friends and family to arrive and the host was extremely helpful. I would recommend this to others in a heartbeat.