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Ìpàdé is one of Washington, DC's most unique venues, located in Dupont Circle. Our venue is flexible to a variety of needs from bridal showers to rehearsal dinners to intimate weddings. The space can comfortably hold up to 100 guests.

In addition to a large banquet area, there are 4 rooms you can use to get ready, store items and gifts, or use for catering preparation. There are also two bathrooms to accomodate your guests.

About The Space:

  • Centrally located in the heart of DC’s Dupont Circle
  • Close to parking garages and metro accessible
  • Flexible space that can be organized into multiple layouts
  • Decorated with beautiful artwork created by women artists
  • Black-woman-owned venue open to all


  • Video projection via HDMI connection
  • Bluetooth speakers and microphones
  • Several ready rooms separate from the main event area
  • Kitchenette and bar space
  • Two bathrooms inside the space
  • Accessible entrance
  • WiFi for event hosts
  • Mood lighting
  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Get Ready Rooms
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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Zenas O. Married on 09/10/2022
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Beautiful and Bright!

I hosted my bridal shower at Ipadé in October 2022. I reached out to Elizabeth and she responded in a timely manner. She was also super friendly and kind and answered all the questions I had. My sisters took over the planning after I booked the space, but I heard nothing but great things from them about the space, accommodations, flexibility, and communication with Elizabeth. Now the space - GORGEOUS!!! If you love bold, bright colors, beautiful art, you’ll love this space. It fit perfectly with the feel I wanted to cultivate for my shower. I love that there were smaller rooms to create an event with smaller pockets of space to have food or desserts or activities. The throw back elevator was just a treat for me as I love antique, vintage design that make me feel like I’m living in another time period. It also reminds me of the history of a building. I really fell in love with the space the moment I found it online and have raved about it to others since. Thank you, Elizabeth!!
Courtney S. Married on 12/11/2022
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Amazing Rehearsal Dinner Space!

I recently hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for about 30 people at Elizabeth's beautiful event space and words can't begin to express how lovely of an experience I had! Elizabeth was extremely responsive, hands on from start to finish, and an overall great host. Our guests were so impressed by the entire production and continue to rave about how much fun they had. If you are looking for a beautiful space to host your next event, look no further. Elizabeth and her staff will take great care of you! And an added bonus that the venue is simply stunning! Trust me, the pictures don't do it justice.
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