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Our Event Facilities2018-11-02T11:39:59-04:00

The Conference Center

Spacious and modern conference room perfect for meetings and small events. Please reserve at least 2 to 3 months in advance.

Features:

  • Accommodates 90 people
  • High-res video projector
  • Next-gen lectern
    • Built-in computer with USB and Blu-ray DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Custom lighting settings
  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to separate kitchen
  • Reservation fee – $500

Conference Center times booked are listed on the calendar to the left.

If the date and time you are interested in are open please submit an inquiry below to request a reservation.

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Meeting Rooms

Classroom-style meeting rooms available by donation and suitable for church and school groups, non-profits, and community organizations, for example.

St. Bonaventure Room 

  • Accommodates 64 people
  • Whiteboard
  • Rectangular tables and folding chairs
  • Suggested donation – $250

St. Bonaventure Room times booked are listed on the calendar below.

If the date and time you are interested in are open please submit an inquiry to request a reservation.

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Sacred Heart Room  

  • Accommodates 44 people
  • Chalkboard
  • Rectangular tables and folding chairs
  • Suggested donation – $250

Sacred Heart Room times booked are listed on the calendar below.

If the date and time you are interested in are open please submit an inquiry to request a reservation.

Submit an Inquiry

Rooms available for rent between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You’re welcome to bring your own projector if needed.  If you need to provide food for your gathering, you may bring in your own food or catering when using the meeting spaces.

Groups will have access to the gardens and Monastery grounds.

  • Ample, free parking
  • Pray the Rosary in the Rosary Portico, follow the Stations of the Cross in the garden, meditate at the Lourdes Grotto, and wander the beautiful flower gardens.
  • Please let us know if you’d like to include a church tour or plan a liturgy.

Questions? Please email Carolyn or call (202) 526-6800 ext. 364. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The room should be reserved several months prior to the event.

After the initial request and contact, you will schedule a meeting with the coordinator at least a month in advance of the event to discuss details.

Yes, it is necessary to come to sign a reservation and agreement form, as well as to see the location(s) that you will be using and to explain to your group how to enter and to get around the Monastery.

The rooms are available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

No, the Franciscan Monastery is not open in the evening.

Large groups of 100 can be accommodated in the St. Francis Hall. Find information about St. Francis Hall here.

There is no cafeteria.

Yes, you may bring food or make arrangements with a caterer.

There are tables in the rooms where food may be placed

There is no microwave or refrigerator.

Lunch is generally taken in the room you have reserved.   The Monastery also has a park directly across the street.  It contains park benches and tables to accommodate up to 40 people.

If you wish to use another room, you must also reserve that room in advance.

The New Conference Center contains a projector, but the others do not.

Yes, Wi-Fi is available.

Tours of the church and catacombs are available and must be arranged in advance.  Mass and confessions can also be scheduled if you have your own priest.  You may also wish to pray the Rosary in the Lourdes grotto, weather permitting.

It may be possible to have a priest from the Monastery if his schedule permits.

For the New Conference Center, the arrangement is decided in advance, and the room is set up for you. The photo shows a possible arrangement for the New Conference Center.  For the other 2 rooms, you may rearrange the chairs and tables, but they must be put back in the same classroom configuration as you found them, as is shown in the photos.

You are responsible for cleaning the room and leaving it in the same condition as when you arrived.

The New Conference Center rate is $500 and the 2 conference rooms are by donation, usually $250.

You are responsible for your group on the day of the event.  No one will meet you and show you around the grounds. You must give your group directions to get to the room you have reserved. This is one reason that you must come to meet the coordinator prior to the event.

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