Hosting an Event

The Equality Center is the perfect venue for special events in the heart of Washington, D.C! It has played host to weddings and commitment ceremonies, birthday and anniversary parties, cocktail receptions, and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Check out below for more information about room configurations, catering, and available audiovisual amenities, or email us directly at

Capacities & Configurations

The Equality Center suggests the following capacities for each of our rooms in several different configurations. These capacities may be adjustable; please inquire about your individual needs.

View floorplans of the Equality Forum and Conference Rooms A, B and C.

Suggested Capacity

Square Feet Theater Standing Reception Seated Dinner


The Equality Center does not have an in-house caterer. However, we do have several preferred caterers who are familiar with and comfortable in our space, as listed below. If you choose to select a caterer who is not on the following list, we simply require that they provide us with proof of their liability insurance, as well as a bartending license if alcohol will be served at the event. We are happy to offer site tours to caterers who are new to the Equality Center; please set up an appointment by emailing us at

Recommended Caterers:

Avalon Caterers
Contact: Laura Urquieta

Main Event Caterers
Contact: Sarah Miller
703-820-2028 ext. 234

InStyle Caterers
Contact: Denise Thorne

Occasions Caterers
Contact: Julia Lucas

Saint Germain Catering
Contact: Carrie Westbrook

Q Caterers
Contact: Carlos Cesario

RSVP Catering

Other Event Resources:

Perfect Settings
Contact: Jenna Narwicz

Dalissa Events & Party Rentals
Contact: Tameka Hall

EnGayged Weddings

Caruso Florist & Flower Delivery

House of Flowers

Equality Center Amenities

At the Equality Center, we have many audiovisual and equipment amenities available for rental. The following is a list of equipment we have available for use:

  • Free Guest Wifi
  • 150” EliteScreens Projector Screen
  • Fender “Audio Fighter” Speaker System
  • Epson Full HD Laser Projector
  • Mobile 65” 4K Flatscreen TVs
  • Wireless Handheld Microphones
  • Clear Acrylic Podiums & More

Event Types Welcomed

  • Corporate Events / Team Building
  • Fundraisers
  • Conferences / Meetings
  • Holiday/Social Parties
  • Receptions & More…