Private Rentals




We are exited to announce that we are now able to allow small (groups of 50 or less, further restrictions apply), private social events!  For the remainder of 2020, we are offering special rates for new bookings that comply with these restrictions, which additionally allow for shorter rental timeframes and more cancellation flexibility!  


Special 2020 Small Rentals Rates 

Please contact the Events & Venue Manager for more information!


NOTE: We are allowing new larger-scale bookings for events starting in September. However, we will abide by all policies governing social gatherings as set forth by the State of Maryland and Montgomery County.  If you book a large-scale event, and it cannot take place at all or as you had planned, we are offering an extremely flexible and low-risk cancellation policy through the end of 2020, or the ability to reschedule to a later date (based on availability) at no cost.



We are now booking 2021 - please note the following:


ALL SATURDAYS in April, May, June, August, and September, 2021 are FULLY BOOKED.  We have a limited number of Saturdays available in March, July, October, and November, 2021.


Fridays and Sundays present more availability during all months - and are offered at a discount rate.


At Glen Echo Park you'll find the perfect venue for any event, including weddings, corporate picnics, bar/bat mitzvahs, children’s birthday parties, and more!


Historic Glen Echo Park is the perfect year-round setting for any event -- from traditional, elegant affairs to fun and whimsical birthday parties and weddings playing off the Art Deco-inspired architecture of this unique National Park.


For individuals or businesses seeking a unique, historic and inspiring venue, Glen Echo Park will make your special event a memorable one for you and your guests.


If you are interested in renting one of our spaces, there are two ways to get started: 1) Submit a Rental Inquiry Form to our Events & Venue Manager with dates that you are interested in. 2) Call or email for more information about the spaces and availability. Once we have confirmed availability, we will set up a tour of the space and answer any additional questions you may have. We can then place a 2-week courtesy hold on the space. During this time the our staff will develop a rental contract. Once the contract is signed and returned, you will be ready to hold your event.


Due to our schedule, site visits for potential clients, and walk throughs for booked clients can not be scheduled on Sundays or Mondays.  As most Saturdays are booked with events requiring our attention, we have extremely limited availabiliity on Saturdays.  During the week, site visits and walk throughs are based on our availabiity, and typically may not begin after 5:00 pm.



Our Venues:

Spanish Ballroom

The historic Spanish Ballroom is Glen Echo Park's largest rental space. It can seat 450 guests, including space for dancing. With its high ceiling and spacious dance floor, it’s a perfect space for corporate events, school events, weddings and galas. With its gorgeous Art Deco design, it makes any event something to remember.




Bumper Car Pavilion

The Bumper Car Pavilion started out as one of Glen Echo Park's main attractions and is now one of its most popular rental venues. With its old amusement park charm, it’s a great place for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and company or family picnics. Enough space for 200 guests with a dance floor, it may be the perfect location for your next event.  




Ballroom Back Room

The Ballroom Back Room (formerly Ballroom Annex) is a more intimate -- and climate-controlled -- space. It’s an ideal space for bar/bat mitvahs, anniversary parties, family reunions, and adult birthday parties. A rental of the Back Room can be paired with one of our social dances through our Dine & Dance program (see below). Seats up to 80 guests.





Arcade Building

The Arcade Building is the Park's main building, located across from the historic Dentzel Carousel. With a selection of classrooms in two different sizes, it can accommodate many types of small gatherings. These classrooms are ideal for children's birthdays (see Art Parties below), meetings and luncheons.





Special Rental Packages:


Birthday Parties

Host your child's next birthday party at Glen Echo Park! NEW Art Parties, Glen Echo Park Aquarium packages, children's theater packages, and other fun options! Reserve your party today!





Dine & Dance

Schedule your next event at Glen Echo Park to coincide with one of our weekend dances and receive up to 30% off on tickets to a dance.



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Contact Us:

Interested in renting one of our venues or just want more information? Submit a Rental Inquiry Form through the link above or contact our Events & Venue Manager:  Call 301.634.2233 or email