Spanish Ballroom


The Spanish Ballroom is available to rent on weekdays and a limited number of weekend evenings. Information about renting the space can be found below.


For information about social dances that take place in the Spanish Ballroom every weekend throughout the year, please visit our Social Dances page >>





Rentals Freeze


As of July 1, we have begun the 2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the social dance program at Glen Echo Park. During this time, we will be scheduling all dance events that will take place in the park in 2019. No rental events may be scheduled or booked for 2019 while the dance calendar is being set. Instead, anyone interested in renting in 2019 may be placed on a waiting list for up to two select dates (potential availability for 2019 dates can be given by request; see phone number and email address below). The order of the waiting list is first come, first served. There is no obligation or deposit required to be on the list. However, being placed on the list does not guarantee a date, because it is possible the date(s) selected may be booked for a dance during the RFP process. For more information, contact the Rentals Department at  - or click here.




The Spanish Ballroom, a beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a formal and glamorous venue for wedding receptions, large corporate gatherings, private dance parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other events. Used primarily as a venue for dances, the Ballroom is also available to rent throughout the year, but because it is neither heated nor air conditioned, peak rental times are from April through June and September through October.


•   Capacity up to 870; 450 for dinner and a dance
•   Refurbished large stage with baby grand piano
•   Sound and lighting system*
•   Grand lobby and majestic promenades


Contact Us

Whether planning a child’s birthday party, an informal gathering of 20 or a formal dinner for 600, the Park’s professional staff will be pleased to assist you in planning your event. Phone 301.634.2233 or email


Learn about our new Dine & Dance Discount package >>