HQO Events

First Floor Party at DC Water DC Wedding Venue

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

The building is constructed with undulating glass, sitting on the edge of the river with a 360-degree view from the rooftop. HQO is open for events and offers affordable pricing for non-profit organizations and community groups. To book an event, take a tour, or for more information on pricing and availability, please fill out the contact form below.

Venue Options


The 13,270 square foot lobby wraps around the building leading to a rotunda. The walls of the open entryway describe the unique design of the space. This area is great for receptions, happy hours, dancing and short programs in the rotunda. It accommodates up to 200 guests.

HQO was built around an existing pump station, creating its unique shape. There are several cut-outs into the pump station throughout the lobby to take advantage of this connection.


Enjoy beautiful views of the water from the patio. All of the landscaping is native to the area and part of our Leed Platinum + certification. It’s great for barbeques or seated meals and informal or formal events.This space accommodates up to 200 seated guests.

First Floor Lobby (A)

13,270 square ft
Reception: 200

First Floor Patio (B)

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

First Floor Plan DC Wedding Venue

Second Floor Atrium

The atrium is great for receptions, a buffet area, and conferences when coupled with the Boardroom. 6 break-out rooms are available for conference use. This space accommodates up to 300 standing guests.


The boardroom is on the second floor. It’s great for formal dining and conferences or meetings. It can seat 160 guests and comes with an A/V system with projector and 6 simultaneous displays. 

Second Floor Boardroom (B)

2,975 square ft
Seated Meal: 160
Reception: 160
Conference: 160

Second Floor Atrium (D)

4,100 square ft
Reception: 300

Second Floor Plan DC Wedding Venue


Enjoy stunning views of the city and the Anacostia river on our rooftop. It’s the perfect spot for receptions, happy hours, and dancing for up to 300 guests. In addition to the view, the rooftop has restrooms and a kitchen. All rainwater that falls on the roof is collected here and reused throughout the building.

Roof (E)

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

Our Partners

Preferred Vendors

Event Production: Hutchinson Design Group

DJ Face
Scorpio Entertainment
DJ Civil

Furniture Rentals
AAA Party Rentals
Table Manners 

A/V: Cisco T Productions

Photographers: Platinum Photography 

Local Hotel Partners: Courtyard by Marriott Navy Yard – 202-479-0027

Other: John Farr Lighting

To schedule your event or a tour, please contact us below.

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