Rates & Fees

Belle Vue Room Set-Up for a Reception

Fees for all rental events cover the specified amount of guest time (listed below) plus set-up and breakdown time. Non-profit rates are available.

Private rentals can be scheduled after 9:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and after 3:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (Note: All music on any evening must stop by 11:30 p.m.).

Please note that all event rentals must include time for  preparation, guest presence, and clean-up.

To discuss your individual event and obtain a quote, please contact us events@dumbartonhouse.org


Additional Responsibilities of the Contracting Party

Liquor License: Renter/Caterer must obtain a Washington, D.C. single event liquor license.

Event Insurance: The contracting party must arrange liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage with a combined single limit of no less than $1,000,000, adding The NSCDA and Dumbarton House as additional insured.

Security Deposit: A security deposit in the amount equal to one hour of rental time is due and payable at the signing of the contract agreement. Dumbarton House retains the right to use any or all of the security deposit toward any claim made for overtime, clean up, damages to or destruction of Dumbarton House or any property located in or on the premises belonging to Dumbarton House, as a result of the contracting party’s use of the premises on the event date. Note: Events that extend 16 minutes beyond the contracted time period are charged the amount equal to one hour of rental time (based upon the departure of the last vendor).

Rental Fee Deposit & Balance Due: One half of the contracted amount is due within two weeks of concluding the agreement. If no deposit is received the contract is no longer valid. The balance of the rental fee is then due 90 days (three months) prior to the event. Overtime is billed after the event is complete.