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Nine enchanting rooms of varying size make it an ideal setting for private parties, weddings, theatre productions, meetings and other special events. A charming courtyard also provide a comfortable outdoor setting for guests to enjoy.
For business functions we offer top-quality audio visual capabilities and high speed Internet service. We can offer a full day meeting package including A/V services, breakfast, breaks and a hot lunch at an affordable price.
Rental Rules and Procedures
Whittemore House aims to tailor each rental to the needs of the client. Please call for a specific quote. Showings and walk-throughs are by appointment only and proper dress is expected.
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All vendors must be approved by Whittemore House, however we do not have exclusive contract with any caterers or vendors.
The Whittemore House professional staff is available to assist with full service event planning including catering, music, floral arrangements and linens.
We are proud to offer house catering option for events. You are welcome to bring in outside caterers that are licensed and insured for evening/ weekend events but must use house catering for all daytime events. All beverage service must be ordered through the house and under no circumstances may any alcohol be taken out of the building. Bartenders are provided by the club.
Included in our rental fee are gold chiavari chairs, bar and coffee station linens (solid cotton options only), glassware, utensils and gold band china. We have built in projection screen and a house audio system. We require an audio tech onsite if you have a complex presentation or more than one microphone required. Additional equipment, upgrades, chargers, heatlamps, and many more items are available for an upgrade fee.
Take the Red Line to the DuPont Circle Stop. Exit to Q Street (north) and head east (towards Circa at DuPont). Walk 1.5 blocks to the corner of Q Street and New Hampshire. The club is on your right.
From the South:
From I-95 North, Continue to I-395 North, Continue to US 1 – North (signs for 14th street/ National Mall), Continue onto 14th Street, NW. At the traffic circle, exit onto Massachusetts Avenue, NW, At the next traffic circle (DuPont Circle) take the outside circle and make the 2nd right onto New Hampshire Avenue. The Club will be on your left. Central Parking is on your right.
From the North:
From I-95 South, Continue onto I-495 South (the Beltway), Take exit US 50- New York Avenue, NW towards Washington, Stay on New York Avenue, make a left onto Mount Vernon Place for 1 block, Turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue, At the traffic circle stay straight onto Massachusetts Avenue, At the 2nd traffic circle, stay in the outside lanes and take the 2nd right onto New Hampshire Avenue, NW. The Club will be on your left. Central Parking is on your right.
We have partnered with Parking Panda to allow you to purchase guaranteed parking passes at several locations within easy walking distance to The Whittemore House. Parking in the area is limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase parking passes for your visit in advance, if driving.
**Exclusive offer, for first time users: Enter promo code WHITTEMORE at checkout for 10% off your reservation**
Otherwise parking is available at a public parking garage across from the Whittemore House at 11 Dupont Circle, NW. Hotel Dupont has valet service and private valet service is available for hire. Additional parking information: Info_sheet3
Ample metered street parking is available and on the weekends, reserved Diplomatic areas surrounding the Club are available.