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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 *Please read the RULES section before inquiring as this may answer many questions you may have. 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, Capitol Lounge, Starbucks, Pret A Manger, Good Stuff Eatery, We The Pizza and Santa Rose Taqueria. Showings by appointment only (M-F 10AM-5PM). GETTING HERE We are conveniently located between Capitol South Metro (orange, blue, silver) and Eastern Market Metro (orange, blue, silver). There is also metered and unmetered parking.
BOOKING TIMES Setup and break down should be factored into your booking hours. If your event is outside of normal business hours, doors will unlock when your reservation starts; and you are expected to vacate completely by the end of your reservation time. 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 1.5 times our stated hourly rate. ACCESS Our normal business hours are Monday to Friday 9AM-6PM. If your event is outside of normal business hours, doors will unlock when your reservation starts. There will always be an on-site coordinator present in case you need any assistance throughout your booking. Please notify the venue coordinator in advance if you need access to the loading area or wheelchair lift. SHARING THE COMMON AREAS Our venue offers two private event spaces and there is a chance that there will be an event the same time as yours. Although the spaces are on different floors, please expect to share the common areas: 1st floor seating area, restrooms, kitchen, and garden. FOOD & BEVERAGE Outside food and beverage is allowed. Guests must notify the venue coordinator of any food, beverage, and equipment deliveries. FURNITURE Furniture should be reserved (subject to availability) at the time of booking. Please notify the venue coordinator of any changes to your requests no later than 48 hours prior to your rental block. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES Excessive or unnecessary noises 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. CLEANING / DAMAGES Cleaning and facility fee is an additional $150; however, 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. Damages (walls, floors, furniture, etc) 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.
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
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.
Jeffrey O. booked an off-site for 100 people
Everyone who attended our event loved the venue. Everything discussed with Mimi for the event was properly delivered and everything went well. This venue has alot of space and definitely can accommodate the number of guest listed.
Josh A. booked an event for 40 people
Great space, exactly as pictures show! Mimi was awesome and always got right back to me. She even anticipated a few things I had not thought to ask. Would definitely book again.
Lishel S. booked an event for 125 people
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Mimi is an amazing, very helpful and pleasant. The venue was perfect for our event and i would definitely book this venue again. Especially if it mean I get to work with Mimi.
Alyssa J. booked an engagement party for 100 people
The Watterson House was an amazing space! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful in last minute changes to seating and A/V. Our party was an absolute success.
Maria M. booked a company offsite for 50 people
The space was perfect for our off site of 50 people, very metro accessible and in such a cool area. We had access not only to the main meeting room, but also to a seating/reception area and a courtyard which we used for breaks and lunch. We did ask for tables to be set up for the event and had to request it when we arrived the morning of. Food delivery was seamless and seemingly appeared during our meeting as our host received it and helped with the set up.