HQO Events 1385 Canal Street SE • Washington • DC 20003


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Sitting at the edge of the Anacostia River, this unique venue features a sleek, modern façade of undulating glass and three stories of innovative, contemporary indoor/outdoor spaces.
  • Host a reception in the soaring Rotunda with its glass walls overlooking the river, followed by cocktails and celebrating in the spacious lobby, on the patio, or—our favorite—on the serpentine rooftop.
  • Your rental fees help support Blue Drop, a nonprofit with a mission to relieve economic strain on DC-area ratepayers. Plus, the venue is LEED Platinum+ certified, so you can feel great about hosting an event with minimal environmental impact.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $6,500/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Event duration
  • There is a 4-hour minimum rental—all rentals receive an additional 2 hours for setup and 1.5 hours for breakdown. 4-hour rentals for individual venues start at:

    Lobby & Patio | $6,500
    Atrium & Boardroom | $6,500
    Roof | $7,500

    Additional hours are $1,000 per venue.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 300
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list

There is a 10% surcharge to use a BYO caterer; must have proper licensing and insurance.



To be supplied by a licensed and insured caterer.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Penthouse / Rooftop
  • River
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Creek / River
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic


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