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***Read this section BEFORE inquiring.*** Versatile space in a renovated historic Capitol Hill row house! Our 1,000+ 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 - 90" screen - Podium with dedicated (Windows) laptop - Open link to the landscaped courtyard - Catering prep area and baker’s kitchen - Convenient loading area - 125 standing, 80 banquet OUR BUILDING 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, Sweetgreen, Sonoma, Starbucks, Santa Rosa Taqueria, Good Stuff Eatery and We, The Pizza. TOURS We are not offering tours at the moment. Please inquire and ask about our video walkthrough. RATES & BOOKING Monday-Thursday $250/hour (4 hour minimum). Friday-Sunday $325/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. No loud music after 10:00PM. Event must have an end time no later than 11:00PM. You, your guests, and all vendors must be vacated completely by 12:00AM. Setup and break down, and any vendor's time spent on-site, should have been included in your booked hours. Your space will be available when your reservation starts; and you are expected to vacate completely by the end of your scheduled time. You are responsible for ensuring all guests and vendors vacate the property by the end of the reservation. OVERTIME The space must be vacated, including vendors and guests, and all items brought into the space must be removed by the end of your reservation. Per Peerspace's policy, overtime will be billed in half-hour increments at a rate of 2 times our stated hourly rate (excluding any discounts). ACCESSIBILITY Please notify the venue coordinator in advance if you need access to the wheelchair lift. LOAD IN/OUT Load in/out area is located in the alley. Please notify the venue coordinator in advance if you need access to the loading area. All guests must enter through main entrance. FOOD & BEVERAGE Food and beverage are allowed. You must notify the venue coordinator of any food, beverage, and equipment deliveries at least 24 hours prior to your booking start time. KITCHEN Our kitchen is equipped with a sink, refrigerator, two warming ovens, and plenty of counter space. We do not have a stove; and cooking is prohibited (the space is not ventilated for cooking). ADD-ONS Add-Ons 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. Please reference the floor plan when selecting Add-Ons. ENTERTAINMENT & A/V DJ and live music are allowed. Some restrictions may apply. DJ must bring their own equipment. No speakers or loud music/noise allowed in the courtyard. No loud music after 10:00PM. High-speed WiFi available. We encourage you to use the (Windows) laptop provided; please load your media onto a flashdrive. To connect your own device, it must HDMI-compatible. Pandora Premium is available; or you can log into your own 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 Please take great care of our building. No nails, screws, staples or penetrating items should be used on our walls. Any tape or gummed backing materials must be properly removed. No glitter, confetti or confetti balloons. All trash is expected to be placed into the trash bins by the end of your booking (we will take care of trash removal). Please be sure to check the event space, courtyard, walkways, restrooms, sitting area and kitchen. Extra cleaning or any damages will be billed ($100 minimum fee) to the credit card on file. MISCELLANEOUS We do not provide linens. Service animals only. You will be notified of any additional fees incurred. Violation of any rules will, in addition to any other fees charged, result in immediate eviction without refund. Updated 7/6/23
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Emily O. booked an awards ceremony for 100 people
This was a gorgeous space for an event, and the hosts could not have been nicer or more accommodating. My nonprofit org held our annual awards dinner here, which from the time of booking until the actual event went from an expected guest count of 50-80 to a sold-out crowd of 125. The hosts were able to work with us to find creative solutions for our overflow crowd, and the guests had a lovely time. So many complements on the venue. The patio area was particularly nice for a cocktail reception and socializing, and the pictures we received from the event are gorgeous with the stone wall backdrops. A million thanks to the hosts for sharing their space and for helping us make the evening a success under very challenging circumstances!
Chantil T. booked an event for 50 people
If there was ever a space I wanted to gatekeep, it would be this one!!! MiMi was the best host ever, and her support staff Mr. Walter was just as amazing. The icing on the cake is that it’s easily accessible and despite being in a residential block, parking was in abundance (utilizing surrounding neighborhood parking, guest didn’t have far to walk). Given the slight uptick in COVID cases, the use of the patio/courtyard was right on time. Guess were able to stay indoors or convene outside, maximizing on this spacious property full potential. I can’t wait to book again!!
Anna H. booked a birthday party for 50 people
This was a great space for the event I helped plan! Spacious for 50 people, great indoor and outdoor space, and Mimi’s support staff was very helpful, kind, and supportive. I would most definitely book another event here soon!
Russell C. booked an event for 100 people
Great location! We used this venue for our trade association fly in and you couldn't ask for better proximity to Hill. They have excellent conference space and a very nice patio. Also the staff onsite (especially Mimi and Walt) are amazing to work with and make sure everything goes smoothly. I plan to come back next year!