From the Forum – Looking for a meeting space for about 35 people

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Looking for a meeting space for about 35 people:

“I’m helping to organize a mid-year retreat for my office. We would need daytime meeting space for about 35 people.

Does anyone know of a good space that will fit into a non-profit budget? Hotels are OK, but it’s hard to weigh through the options.”

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  • At the risk of repeating myself… MAA’s Carriage House in Dupont Circle is great for small groups, and affordable for non-profits (and no, I don’t work for them, I just love the space!)

  • Foundation Center, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, hotel conference rooms, CVent has a good search tool for special event spaces. Good luck!

  • Cambria Suites in shaw has some nice conference space. I had my wedding at the Palomar and they have a bit of conference space, too ( and excellent food)

  • DC public libraries have meeting rooms that can accommodate a group this size, but it might violate their rules. And you can only get a room for 3 hours.

  • Mount Vernon Place UMC by the convention center.

  • goaldigger

    AAAS has 2 meeting rooms and an auditorium that can be rented if there is no conflict with staff use. There is space outside of the meeting rooms to set up meal service (you would bring in your own caterer). Not sure of room rental rates and what all is included (but I see a lot of NPs using so can’t be too awful). The address is 1200 New York Ave, NW (on bus lines and on 1 block from Metro Center). Alas, contact info isn’t on the updated website (I should mention to our webmaster) but you can call 202/326-6409 to get more info.

  • The Hill Center is great for stuff like this.

  • Sumner School! It is free for non-profits!

  • Oh, also, the Pew Charitable Trust’s conference space. They have a lot of options and I think they rent exclusively to non-profits

  • I just recently went to a seminar sponsored by a nonprofit group at the new Anthony Bowen YMCA located at 1325 W Street NW, it’s so nice! They have an upstairs space that would fit your group, it could probably comfortably fit 50. I’m pretty sure they are reasonably priced.

  • HaileUnlikely

    Silver Spring civic center – prices are published online so you can evaluate in 30 seconds whether it’ll work.

    • Is this the “incubator”? We had a retreat there and it just seemed like a poor location, with few restaurants nearby.

      • HaileUnlikely

        Huh? I don’t know what the incubator is, so I’m thinking probably not. The building I am talking about is at Fenton & Ellsworth, right in the center of downtown Silver Spring, with lots of restaurants and stuff within a single block in any direction.

  • The Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center has loads of conference space, and it is very reasonably priced. I attended a board meeting there recently and it was great. It is right on the National Mall, so it would be a great spot if you have any out of town attendees.

  • DC libraries are free! Many of the rec centers have community rooms that can be rented. Not sure on the rules for renting to groups, though.

  • Josephine parks Butler center. I had a retreat for my nonprofit there!

  • try trade association buildings. i know american institute of architects, and national association of home builders have affordable conference space.

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