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Top Festival venues in Washington, DC

Presidential Dining Room
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Washington, DC
Unique Contemporary Art Venue Event Space
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Washington, DC

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Frequently Asked Questions about Festival venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Washington?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Washington on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Washington?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Washington at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Festival venues are available in Washington?
Right now, there are 232 Festival venues available in Washington.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Washington bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Washington guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Washington locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Washington?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Washington. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Washington booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Washington?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Washington is $431 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Washington?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Festival venues in Washington, DC?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $75 to $1000.
Which Festival venues are most popular in Washington, DC in 2024?
The top 3 Festival venues in Washington, DC right now are Presidential Dining Room, Unique Contemporary Art Venue Event Space and Urban Lifestyle Fitness Studio.
How do I book a Washington location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Washington reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Washington DC

The nicest thing about Washington DC is the entertainment it provides. From museums and monuments to art and theatre, the town is brimming with family-friendly activities. It also houses an incredible zoo, and there is plenty of entertainment for adults, including the popular clubs and bars that keep you out all night.

Just outside of DC you can visit the beaches and mountains of Maryland and Virginia, which are both only a short drive away. Washington is a city with an endless supply of cultural activities. The city is home to a plethora of museums, galleries, and theatres, many of which are globally renowned.

Only a few of the many festivals and events held in Washington are the DC JazzFest at The Wharf, the Reel Affirmations Film Festival, the 17th Street High Heel Race and the DC Beer Fest. Throughout the year, cultural heritage festivals are organized, making it an ideal place to host your own!

Festival Venue Options in Washington DC

Are you sure you’ve explored all options for your festival venue in Washington? Once you’ve narrowed down the locale, decide what is needed to set up the space.

  • Volunteers and Staff
    Without a dedicated team of event workers and volunteers, no festival can take place. It is critical to the success of any event that it is adequately staffed, and for many events, this means relying on volunteers to get the job done. Early on, start looking for volunteers for your event.

  • Event Management
    Do you require assistance in organizing your Washington festival? An event planner will have contacts with many suppliers and will be able to assist you with all aspects, from set-up to take-down and the logistics in between.

  • Equipment Rental
    Maybe you'll need tents to set up outside, or costumes for your festival's performers. Alternatively, perhaps you'll need to put up food and gaming stalls. Whatever your requirements are, there are rental companies that can assist you in obtaining the equipment you want to make your festival a success.

Festival Venue Companies in Washington DC

Remembering all of the components of a Washington DC festival venue requires attention to detail. Call on the experts who have a passion for festival planning and more.

  • The Event Group International
    The Event Group International was created by Tanya Wilbon in 1992. The Event Group International is an event design, planning, and management business that offers a comprehensive range of services. Their innovative approach to designing unforgettable events, unrivaled creativity and meticulous attention to detail are delivered with professionalism and a dash of fun.

  • Occasions Caterers
    Eric and Mark Michael, twin brothers and co-founders of Occasions Caterers, have been delivering exceptional culinary alternatives to the citizens of Washington and Virginia since 1986. They specialize in bespoke menus, innovative décor, skilled planning and a boutique approach to full-service catering. Eric, Mark, and their team create experiences that represent your own style, taste, and vision via cuisine, design and hospitality.

  • Spark Presentations
    Spark Presentations was established in 1998. Andy Saks energizes the room and assures laughter while connecting with your audience as a skilled performer with hundreds of public appearances under his belt. Presentation skills training, one-on-one coaching, event hosting, video and voice-over performance, scriptwriting, tradeshow training, emcee services, live auctioneering and more are all available through Spark Presentations.

Pros and Cons of Festival Venues in Washington DC

Though DC is home to many festivities, it is worth taking a look at the pros and cons of the locale before starting your event planning.


  • Many neighborhoods
    Washington DC allows you to choose from a variety of communities, each with its own distinct personality. Several factors may influence your decision in choosing the right location for your festival. Do your homework and pick the ideal community for your event.

  • Great food options
    Some of the most cultural and sophisticated restaurants display local specialties and cuisines from across the world, providing a delight for the senses. Then, there are the hundreds of local cafes and food trucks that can be found around the city.

  • Easy to get around
    DC boasts one of the most complex metro systems in the country, with stops all throughout the city. The nice thing about DC is that many locations are walkable and pedestrian-friendly within the main city.


  • Expensive
    If you're hosting a festival in Washington DC for the first time, you'll be surprised at how much everything costs. Make sure to budget your festival well.

  • Heavy traffic
    From as early as 6:00 a.m., nearly all roads to DC will be congested. In Washington, traffic can cause delays of several minutes. Make certain you provide adequate time for your commute to and from your festival venue in Washington.

  • Extreme summers and winters
    Summers and winters in DC are both quite extreme. If you want to have an outdoor festival, keep the weather in mind.

Famous Locations in Washington DC

  • Library of Congress
    The largest library in the world, The Library of Congress was created in 1800 to store early United States papers that were transported from Philadelphia to Washington. It was primarily a reference library for Congress for the first 100 years, but it now houses 158 million objects, including 36 million books in 460 languages and 69 million manuscripts. It has North America's biggest collection of rare books. The library is available to the public.

  • Arlington National Cemetery
    This 624-acre cemetery serves as a memorial and pays respect to troops who have died in the line of service. President John F. Kennedy is buried there, and part of the cemetery was once Freedman's Village, a settlement of formerly enslaved people. One of the cemetery's oldest portions contains the graves of thousands of African-Americans, including liberated individuals and those who served in the US Colored Troops. Discover and see the many monuments and memorials, as well as an opportunity to watch the Arlington National Cemetery's Changing of the Guard tradition.

  • Great Falls Park
    The Potomac River falls down a series of high, jagged rocks and rushes through the narrow Mather Gorge at Great Falls. It is an 80-acre scenic, clean park in northern Fairfax County with lots to do and explore, including hiking. The Patowmack Canal provides a look into the country's early past. Great Falls Park, a magnificent 800-acre park approximately 15 minutes from the nation's capital, offers numerous chances to learn about history and the environment.