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We’re so glad you’re interested in renting space. Please fill out our contact form here and we’ll follow up with you.

Dates are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Tentative holds are allowed for a 48 hour period to review the contract. To secure a date,  we must receive a completed and signed contract with a deposit of 20% towards the final fee. The remaining balance is due 14 days before the event.

We’re right on the Anacostia River in Navy Yard and across the street from Nationals Park. Our street address is 1385 Canal St SE. Our entrance is at the intersection of N Street and New Jersey Avenue, SE (Tingey Square).

  • Metro Access
    • Take the Green Line to Navy Yard-Ballpark and walk 5 minutes south on 4th Street.

There are also several bus stops close to us.

  • Driving
    • We’re across the street from the Nationals Stadium and a few blocks from I-295 and I-695.
      • From I-295, take the exit toward M Street/Washington/Navy Yard from I-695 W.
      • From I-695, take the exit towards South Capitol St/Nationals Park or the M St exit.
    • We have accessible parking spots for guests with disabilities at our venue. All other parking is for the event planners and caterers only. 
    • Your guests should use street parking or parking garage:  The Yards DC – Lot H. nearby. We encourage ride-share or Metro. 


HQO is a blank slate on which to design your perfect event. We have two outdoor ceremony options including a rooftop perfect for private ceremonies. Our first floor patio can be used for cocktail hour after the ceremony.


The rental rate includes a kitchen, bathrooms, a wellness room, security and an on-site venue manager for the event. We are a blank canvas.

Yes, HQO has wheelchair accessibility, ADA restrooms and handicap accessible parking.


Yes, music must be turned off outside by 11:30 pm.


Yes, for Corporate events and Weddings only.

Yes. We are thrilled to share our list of preferred vendors. If you would like to use a caterer that is not on our preferred list, a 15% fee will be applied to your rental fee. You’ll also need prior approval from us. Alcohol must be provided through a licensed and insured caterer.


We are a blank canvas, however we do have limited furniture availabe for rent. Also  AAA Rentals and Table Manners are our preferred vendors, but you can use your own vendor.

Yes, we partner several. Please visit this link for more details!

A wedding coordinator is not included in the rental agreement. But we work with full-service planners Hutchinson Design Group and Birch Event Design. The contact information is on our preferred vendors list. 

The boardroom has an A/V system with a projector and 6 displays included. Other A/V requirements can be provided by one of our preferred vendors.

The following activities are not allowed:  

  • Cigarettes (including e-cigarettes), hookah, marijuana and cigar smoking anywhere.
  • Smoke, fog, or haze producing equipment of any kind.
  • Open flames of any kind including candles (unless candle is enclosed or votive).
  • Any materials nailed, tied, or taped to the building (except for electrical cords) or furnishings.
  • Helium balloons (inside) and moon bounces (inside or out)
  • Throwing of rice, confetti, birdseed, plant seed or other materials.

First Floor Lobby

  • 13,270 square ft
  • Reception: 200


First Floor Patio

  • 2,500 square ft
  • Seated Meal: 200
  • Reception: 200


Second Floor Atrium 

  • 4,100 square ft
  • Reception: 300



  • 7,900 square ft
  • Seated Meal: 300
  • Reception: 300

The entire venue is exclusive for your event only.

Yes, the rental fee includes a one-hour rehearsal time. Rehearsal times are based on venue availability. If an event is booked the evening before your rental, the booked event will take precedence. Your rehearsal time will be scheduled for the morning of your event or earlier in the week. Your rehearsal date and time will be confirmed 30 days before your event.

To give every couple sole use of the venue, we cannot offer setup before the agreed rental period.  Extra hours outside the rental period may be purchased additionally per hour.

Payment Policy

20% of the total rental agreement is due upon reserving. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to your event

Cancellation/Refund Process

If we remain closed and/or limited in operations, 100% is refundable at any time.

Check, ACH, POs, and Credit Card payments. For credit card payments, please note there will be an 3% charge added. 

If weather is a concern, a final decision on moving your event inside must be made by 10am the day before. We have weather contingency options for our clients.

All items brought by you, your vendors, or your guests are to be removed 30 minutes after your event. Catering vendors must leave the catering kitchen in the same condition they found it and all trash generated from the event must be taken off the property.

book your next event with hqo

Make your next event a unique one at the new DC Water headquarters, HQO, in Navy Yard. Each of our event spaces offer stunning views of the Anacostia River.




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