Located in Washington DC, Capital Turnaround is a contemporary wedding venue with a historic twist. The building dates back to the 1800s and was used for the maintenance of the capital’s streetcars. Now it is an event venue that offers spaces for showers, rehearsal dinners, as well as wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Facilities and Capacity
Featuring an industrial aesthetic, Capital Turnaround’s Main Hall is the primary area for weddings in the building. Large windows let light pour in while black ventilation systems run along the ceiling. Rustic brick walls are complemented by cement flooring in this room where you can host up to 300 guests. The building also possesses three green rooms, which are designed for relaxing and preparing before events. Smaller parties can be accommodated in the gathering spaces which have seating and kitchenettes. Get ready for your big day in the comfort of these chic lounges. For your additional convenience as well as for your guests, parking is available.
IMPACT Collective coordinates events in this venue and offer a range of planning services. A professional can be made available the day of your event to ensure that the use of the facilities goes smoothly. You can make a request for furniture and there are numerous technological amenities available. A list of trusted vendors is provided to make planning your wedding simpler.
The historic building also features a concert hall. It used to be the car barn but now has seating with a stage and LED screens. Up to 982 individuals can be accommodated in this space for performances and events.
This historic location began as the Navy Yard Car Barn owned by what became the Capital Transit Company. The building was designed by architect Walter C. Root in a Romanesque Revival style in 1891 and had numerous additions and renovations over the years. For almost 100 years, streetcars would find their way to this locale for repairs and be rerouted for the country’s capital city.
Being in the nation’s capital gives you access to both culture and convenience. Accommodations are plentiful for out-of-town guests and there are numerous options for dining and entertainment. Enjoy a walk along the National Mall, visit the Lincoln Memorial, and get lost among all the museums.