Dozens of organizations use our auditorium, dining room, and sanctuary evenings and weekends. In one recent three-month period, the building was used over 100 times evenings and weekends for various events.
On Saturday nights, our dining room is often used by Salvadorans for family events that are traditionally celebrated with a wide group of friends: first birthday parties and the coming-of-age party called a Quinceañera, which sometimes includes the renewal of baptismal vows in our sanctuary.
St. Stephen's Church is glad to provide community groups with use of its two large meeting rooms, the Auditorium and the Dining Room. Use of the church itself is also possible. The rooms are are available evenings and some weekend times. (Please note that the only space available on Sundays is the dining room after 3pm.
See costs and the calendar for these rooms, and submit a request to reserve meeting space.
St. Stephen's also rents rooms for private events such as parties, wedding receptions, rehearsals, birthdays, and quinceñeras at a rate of $25-75 per hour, plus cleaning and security if needed.
St. Stephen's Church is pleased to offer sleeping space on our floors to groups travelling to Washington, DC, for protests, conferences, service work, or other events. St. Stephen’s has offered space since the 1960s; tens of thousands of people have slept on our floors over the years, protesting various wars, demanding equal rights, witnessing for peace at military arms bazaars and at the Pentagon, protesting international structures that support inequalities, doing service work on alternative spring break trips, or attending conferences or learning about life in the inner city.
Read detailed information about sleeping at St. Stephen's and submit a request for sleeping space.