Quaker House Living Room


Built in the 1920s and purchased by Friends Meeting of Washington in 1970, historic Quaker House was formerly an elegant townhome to diplomats. The home’s multipurpose living room features a vaulted ceiling, French windows, and a nonworking fireplace. Its doors open onto a new glass corridor on the north, seamlessly connecting this space to the west terrace and gardens (rented separately), the elevator, the Meeting House and the rest of the venue. Your rental includes access to a kitchenette and a small break-out space that can also be used for buffet service.

The versatile Quaker House Living Room is a perfect venue for an office or board retreat, workshop, meeting, as well as for a small wedding, memorial or religious service, birthday, or baby shower. The space is optionally expanded by the 10-foot deep circulation space that opens onto the upper west terrace and gardens — or nearby spaces such as the Bridge Room. Nearby spaces and gardens may be rented for an additional cost.


  • Lofted ceiling (approx. 18 feet at highest point)
  • Terrace and garden access
  • Fireplace (nonworking)
  • Kitchenette
  • Additional break out space included (approx. 131 sq ft)


Up to 40 for a seated event or 50 for a standing reception, depending on configuration.

Approximate Dimensions / Square Footage

29′ X 20′ (580 sq ft) + 131 sq ft break out space

Usage Restrictions

Furniture currently in the room, other than our conference chairs, cannot be removed for events without the permission of our office.

If alcohol is allowed at your event, red wine is allowed in this space only if the rug is rolled up.

During regular weekday business hours, space users are asked to be mindful of several adjacent offices when planning activities in this room or surrounding common spaces.

The Quaker House Living Room was a great space for our team retreat. It had everything we needed, including an A/V set-up, and we enjoyed having the separate kitchen / living space for our breakfast and lunch. The price was also right for our tight non-profit budget!” ~ Anonymous