Using space at
st. Stephen's

Latest Update as of 1/9/22

Dozens of organizations use our auditorium, dining room, and sanctuary during the business day and on evenings and weekends. In one recent three-month period, the building was used over 100 times by outside groups.

We at Saint Stephen's are happy to share our space with organizations compatible with our core beliefs. However, Saint Stephen's reserves the right to refuse use of its facilities to any group or individual for any reason.

In order to meet or sleep at Saint Stephen's a group (individuals in the case of Sleepers) must make the following commitments: no violence or advocating violence; no intimidation; no hate speech; and no weapons in or near the church.

Meetings

​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 available day times, evenings, and some weekend times. (Please note that the only space available on Sundays is the dining room after 3:00pm.) Our priority is to provide space for events that benefit the community - trainings, performances, meetings. St. Stephen’s requests a sliding scale donation, a minimum of $50 per hour for room use by community groups.

St. Stephen’s also rents rooms for private events such as parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsals, birthdays, and quinceñeras at a rate of $95 per hour, plus cleaning and security.

Holding your wedding at St. Stephen's

See this page for information.

Sleeping at St. Stephen’s Church

​St. Stephen’s Church is pleased to offer sleeping space on our floors to groups traveling to Washington, D.C., 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.

Inquire about reserving a space

Please call our parish at 202-232-0900 to speak to our staff about reserving a space. Our regular business hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am to 4pm. If we are unable to answer please leave a message with the details of your inquiry to rent such as:

  • Type of event

  • Number of guests

  • Date and time of inquiry for reservation

  • Contact information

We will review each inquiry to determine if we are able to accommodate your request.

Clicking on the button above will take you to the system we use to receive online donations and payments. To make a payment for an event or sleeping space, under "Fund," click to display the drop-down menu, and choose "Space rental."