Our Sanctuary seats up to 600 people, but still manages to feel intimate. It’s a beautiful, airy space, with lots of natural light, and Corinthian columns holding the balcony. Our unique Reiger Organ is a resonate instrument that takes advantage of the amazing acoustics, and is available for use for an additional fee (as is our baby grand piano). Our pulpit is a beautiful architectural choice, and is perfect for garlands of flowers, with altar nooks for flower arrangements. Our Sanctuary is decorated simply, and is a comfortable place for persons of all denominations, faiths, or nonreligious individuals. We welcome all.
Historic Pierce Hall, was originally one of the first integrated movie theaters in Washington, DC. You can see the physical reminders of that theater in the balcony projection booth, and organ pipes gracing the wall to either side of the stage. The room is 40 feet by 60 feet (2400 sq. feet), and is able to seat up to 250 people, while having some room for a dance floor. The stage is a perfect location for a DJ or a live band, with excellent natural acoustics in the room. There is also a basic sound system and a baby grand piano available for an additional rental fees. Pierce Hall also has easy access to our commercial grade kitchen for your caterer’s use.
Our three season courtyard is an intimate, beautiful location for a small ceremony of 60 guests or less. It’s also ideal for small receptions, cocktail hours, or photographs. The courtyard is filled with seasonal flowers, bushes, and trees. The brick walls are a beautiful counterpoint to the verdant plants and flowers. There is also a permanently placed water fountain at the center of the courtyard. If you’d like to do an evening event, we recommend stringing lights along the walkways and in the trees. We also recommend renting bar height tables for any food or beverage service in this area (which the church does not have).
Our newly remodeled Terrace is also a green rain water filtration system, which recycles water to be used in our plumbing. Nestled beneath our bell tower, with raised custom blue lights, greenery beds, succulent planters, and young trees, this is a lovely space that can be used for a small ceremony of 60 guests or less. It’s also ideal for a cocktail hour or a small reception. We also recommend renting bar height tables for any food or beverage service in this area. There is also room for a DJ or a live band, and there is power accessible in this space.
The South Lawn
The South Lawn is an intimate space, enclosed by wrought iron fencing and is adjacent to 16th Street. While a bit noisy due to city street traffic, it’s a great spot for a less formal cocktail or reception with live music. It is perfect for events with children, as there is room to play while still under the watchful eye of parents. Electricity is also available in this space, easily allowing for decorative lighting or music equipment. There are three folding picnic tables available, and additional seating can be added.
Remodeled in 2015, our commercial grade kitchen is included in our wedding packages that include a reception. The kitchen is located near Pierce Hall, making it easy to serve during the reception. The kitchen features stainless steel countertops, an industrial freezer and refrigerators, separate sinks for handwashing, food prep, and dishwashing, an industrial dishwasher, garbage disposals, commercial stovetop and oven, a warming oven, and a commercial ice machine. There is also an in-kitchen janitorial closet with work sink and drain, making for easy cleanup.