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Reservation Process

Contact DAR Events to set up a viewing appointment or to request additional information on our available spaces.

Phone: (202) 879-3318
Fax:  (202) 879-3283

Appointments may be scheduled during DAR's regular business hours: Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

Venue Details


DAR Headquarters is located at 1776 D St NW. Our buildings comprise the entire block between 17th and 18th, and C and D Streets NW. We are situated across the street from the western side of the Ellipse and are approximately 4 blocks north of the World War II Memorial.

View a map of our neigbhorhood: DAR Map (PDF)

Directions and Parking

On street parking is available and parking garages are nearby. Farragut West Metro Stop is at 17th and Eye (I) St, NW. Special arrangements can be made by renters/lessees to coordinate with nearby garages and valet services to accomodate their guests.

For detailed directions on travelling to the DAR, see Visitor Information.


Clients, their caterer, florist and or/any other entity involved in event productions need to complete a walk-through with NSDAR representatives several weeks prior to the event.


Staging areas for food preparation are available throughout all buildings. A kitchen is available with rental of the Banquet Hall for prep work.

DAR does not offer catering services, however, a list of Washington-area caterers familiar with our facilities is available upon request.

Floral and Event Decorations

Florists are invited to attend event walk-throughs. We will help you calculate the time needed for decoration set up and build this into your rental schedule.

Exploring DAR Buildings

DAR Museum and Period Rooms are available for tours in connection with special events but are not available to rent for special events.

Filming and Photography

Select DAR rooms are available for filming. Contact us for more details. In addition, DAR buildings and grounds are available for filming/location shoots subject to approvals.


Amplified  music is allowed after normal business hours. A lectern and microphone are available for use at no extra cost.

Room Restrictions and Guidelines

DAR National Headquarters is comprised of registered National Historic Landmark Buildings, therefore, select rooms contain restrictions and guidelines to ensure these spaces remain historically and authentically preserved.

For full details on room restrictions pertaining to food, beverages and other items, download Fees and Restrictions (PDF)

For information and images of DAR Rooms, download the
DAR Private Events Brochure (PDF)