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 living room features a vaulted ceiling, French windows, and a working fireplace. Its doors open onto a new glass corridor on the north, seamlessly connecting this space to the east terrace and gardens (rented separately), the elevator, the Meeting House and the rest of the campus. Your rental includes access to a kitchenette and a small break-out space that can also be used for buffet service.

Quaker House Living Room is perfect for workshops, meetings, or board retreats as well as for small weddings, memorial or religious services, birthdays, and baby showers. The space is optionally expanded by the 10-foot deep circulation space that opens onto the upper terrace and gardens.


  • Lofted ceiling
  • Terrace and garden access
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Additional break out space


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

Square Footage

480 sq ft

Usage Restrictions

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

“It was a perfect spiritual setting for a group of family members who included Mennonites, Protestants of varying denominations, Catholics, Jews, agnostics, others, and some Quakers. The small simple room enhanced the sense of family and connection, and many people later spoke of the experience with wonder. Through nearby doors, guests were able to enjoy refreshments on the terrace and in the garden after the ceremony. ~ Janet D