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. An event professional will 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.
9 Reviews for Capital Turnaround
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Claire Carlin · Getting married on 02/12/2027
Captial Turnaround is a terrific new DC venue
The historic-turned-contemporary Capital Turnaround space speaks to both DC's history and the vibrant city of today. The technology and video capabilities at are dazzling and will surely add to any event.Sent on 04/13/2020
The IMPACT Collective team is helpful and responsive. A winning combination for event planners!
Capital Turnaround's reply:Thanks for the great feedback of Capital Turnaround, Claire. We appreciate your business and for spreading the word about our new venue. We look forward to hosting Destination DC's Marketing Outlook Meeting in Sept!
Esteban Soto · Getting married on 09/02/2025
Ultimate Venue for Any Event
I attended an event here and all I can say is WOW! This venue has it all, from the industrial concept which is a planner's dream to the open spaces and huge auditorium, Capital Turnaround is sure the place to host your event in D.C. The event I attended hosted by IMPACT Collective showed the great potential the venue has to offer and truly made me excited for the future of events here in DC.Sent on 04/13/2020
Capital Turnaround's reply:Thanks for the great feedback of Capital Turnaround, Esteban. We appreciate your business and for spreading the word about our new venue. You're more than welcome back any time and we hope to work together soon!
Jasmine · Getting married on 07/17/2021
Beautiful venue with historic value
This venue combines pieces of history and elegance in one incredible atmosphere. Every lucky couple should welcome this venue with open arms as a place to hold their special day!Sent on 04/14/2020
Capital Turnaround's reply:Hey Jasmine - thank you for this thoughtful review. It truly does mean a lot to us. Wishing you the very BEST in life!