NOTE: Any private event rentals scheduled for July or August 2024 that include the Spanish Ballroom and/or Bumper Car Pavilion will receive 10% off the total amount of the rental. Reach out to rentals@glenechopark.org to learn more.

    Historic Glen Echo Park is the perfect year-round setting for any event. From traditional, elegant affairs to fun, whimsical birthday parties and weddings playing off the Art Deco-inspired architecture of this unique National Park, you will find it an ideal place to celebrate. 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. We host weddings, corporate picnics, bar/bat mitzvahs, children's birthday parties, and more! 

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    Rentals brochure with bi-racial couple on the cover posed in the Spanish Ballroom. Bride in white dress. Groom in white jacket.

    Best of Bethesda Winner icon dark blue background gold and white text   Best of Bethesda Finalist icon white blue background dark blue text

    We are proud to be the 2023 Best of Bethesda Winner for Best Place to Hold a Wedding Reception and Finalist for Best Place to Hold a Bar/Bat Mitzvah!

    Now Booking 2024 & 2025

    If you are interested in renting one of our spaces, here's how to get started:

    1) View the Venue Availability calendar to see if the date(s) and space(s) you seek are available.

    2) Review our 2024 Pricing or 2025 Pricing and FAQs

    3) Email the Events Team with your preferred date(s) and venue(s).

    4) Book a time to meet in person or chat via phone with the Events Team about your event. 


    Once we have confirmed availability, we encourage you to arrange for a site visit to see the space, discuss your vision, and allow us to answer any additional questions you may have. We can then place a two week courtesy hold on the space to allow you time to consider. 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.

    Our Venues & Special Rental Packages:

    Tables in Spanish Ballroom
    Spanish Ballroom

    The historic Spanish Ballroom is Glen Echo Park's largest rental space. It can seat 450 guests, including space for dancing. 

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    Party in Bumper car pavilion
    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. Enough space for 200 guests and a dance floor.

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    Ballroom Back Room adjacent to the Spanish Ballroom
    Ballroom Back Room

    The Ballroom Back Room is a more intimate -- and climate-controlled -- space. Seats up to 75 guests.

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    Arcade building
    Arcade Building

    The Arcade Building is the Park's main building. With a selection of classrooms in two different sizes, it can accommodate many types of small gatherings.

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    Birthday Parties
    Birthday Parties

    Host your child's next birthday party at Glen Echo Park! You can opt for a DIY picnic table party, or check out party package options offered by the Aquarium, Adventure Theatre, or the Puppet Co!

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    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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