Pricing and Information

ballroomThe Congressional Club is available for rent for your special event. The Club can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions, luncheons, dinners, and cocktail parties. Please see below for more detailed information.

If you would like to set up an appointment to see the Club, please email or call our Events Coordinator, at (202) 332-1155.

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Sponsorship:

The Congressional Club is a private Club. In order to rent the facility, you must be sponsored by a member. The Manager will assist you in obtaining a sponsor, once a contract has been signed and a deposit of $750 has been made. Club members are spouses of past or current members of Congress (including Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and non-voting delegates), Cabinet members, or Supreme Court Justices. A member who sponsors a guest for the use of the Club must sign the Rental Contract as sponsor.

Capacity:

Ballroom capacities are:

  • 200 Seated without band and dance floor
  • 175 Seated with band with a small dance floor
  • 200 Standing Reception

Learn more about room capacity.

Reservation Deposit:

A $750 breakage/security deposit is required to confirm reservation date.  The reservation deposit is fully refundable following the event less damage or overtime charges.  The refund will be mailed within fifteen (15) days of the event date. 

Closing time:

The last hour of the rental period is for clean-up. This allows adequate clean-up time.   In the event of non-compliance, an overtime fee will be charged.  Everyone, including the caterer, must be out of the club by the time stated on the contract.  Additional rental time is available in hourly increments, but rental time cannot be extended beyond 11:00 p.m.

Club Rental:

The Congressional Club rental fee is for the use of the Congressional Club space and includes tables and chairs. The fee will be stipulated at time of rental commitment.

Rates for Private Events

Event time

Members

Non-Member & Corporations Additional Hour
Rental Fee
Monday through Thursday before 4 PM $500.00 $1,000.00 $150
Monday through Thursday after 4 PM $1,750.00 $2,500.00 $400
Friday before 4 PM   $4,000.00 $400
Friday after 4 PM   $4,500.00 $400
Saturday before 2 PM $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $400
Saturday after 2 PM $3,000.00 $4,500.00 $400
Sunday   $4,000.00 $400

Note: All events must end by 11pm

Catering:

The Congressional Club's preferred caterers are
Windows Catering, Debbie Beard may be reached at 703-926-0652
Federal City Caterers, Stephanie Clayton may be reached at 202-408-9701

Beverages:

The purchase of alcohol, mixes, sodas and ice, should be arranged between the Client and the Caterer. The client cannot bring his/her own alcohol, mixes, sodas and ice without obtaining a one day Liquor License from the DC Government.

Doorman:

A doorman is required for all events.

pianoPiano:

The Congressional Club owns an antique Steinway grand piano, which is available for use at events. If used, the client must pay a $175.00 tuning fee so that we may tune the piano before your event.


Restrictions:

All events held at the Congressional Club must end by 11 PM. The Club is a non-smoking facility. The Club maintains a noise restriction policy. At the Event Coordinator's discretion, an event may be ended if it becomes too loud and/or uncivil. The Club Event Coordinator must approve the use of candles. Red wine is not permitted on the first floor of the Club.

The Congressional Club maintains a policy of no food or beverages in the Inaugural Ball Gown Room and/or in The Congressional Club Lobby.

Valet Parking:

The Congressional Club does not have a private parking facility nor is there a public parking facility within the immediate area. For all events, valet parking services must be used unless the client prearranges a shuttle service. The Club uses and recommends MarcParc Valet (contact: Michael Jasser, 202-223-2830) and Atlantic Valet (Contact: Alain Ikombo, 202-466-5050). Please call them for an estimate.

Accessibility:

Please be aware that the Club is not disabled accessible, and does not have an elevator, in order to retain the Club's historical integrity.

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to see the Club, please
call the Event Coordinator at (202) 332-1155 (fax: 202-797-0698), 9-4 Monday Friday.


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