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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* *Continuing COVID-19 safety measures: we will be operating at a maximum capacity of 50 guests until at least 12/31/21. 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-Thursday $225/hour (4 hour minimum). Friday-Sunday $300/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 six months 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). DJ must bring their own equipment. 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
Jennifer K. booked a family reunion for 90 people
Beautiful space indoors and out. Worked perfectly for our needs for a 65-attendee family reunion and 90th birthday party. Walter, the staff person on site for the event was helpful and not micro-managey. He was easy to access if we had a question, but otherwise not in the way. Parking on opposite side of street opened up at 6:30pm meaning free and easy parking for many of our guests. My only request would have been that the tables be set up by staff in advance of our event. I maybe missed in the fine print that we had to set them up so that was a surprise upon arriving at the venue.
Tina W. booked a memorial for 45 people
The space was perfect. Plenty of street parking for everyone. Air conditioning cranking as it was 91 that day. There were some AV issues with the large 4 screen monitor as some of the screens kept shutting off and coming back on...this was a memorial service with slide show so it was a bit distressing. (only reason I did not give 5 stars) Mimi was on site to help as needed. We took our linens, leftover food and flowers and left. Mr. Walter swept and took out trash. It was a great day overall.
KAREN A. booked an event for 50 people
the place was very nice, however the host was late and the table were up after 3:20. These delays cost me an extra $200 for the catering staff. My caterers were there at 2:15 contacted the host and she was very dismissive to the caterer. I would like this to be addressed. Timing was stressed to me and I followed the guidelines.
Calli H. booked a workshop for 30 people
Mimi was great, great communication with me prior to and the day of the event. The event space itself was beautiful and exactly perfect for our event. Everything was exceptionally clean and having the kitchen and elevator access was beautiful. Having the screen and Bluetooth speaker for my own music was a plus. Also the garage parking was nice since it was cold and carrying things in. Not having to rent out the chairs and tables was great. I read a lot of reviews on before booking this space so I hope this is helpful to you as well!
Gabby D. booked an interview film shoot for 8 people
This space was perfect for our multiple-interview shoot in DC. Mimi and her team could not have been more helpful. The place was very versatile, quiet and clean. We will definitely be keeping this place in mind for future projects!