Rentals & Weddings
Meeting Space Rental
We welcome your inquiry about utilizing meeting space at National City Christian Church!
National City Christian Church, located in the heart of the Nation’s Capitol, opens its doors to outside groups for them to hold events in our meeting rooms. We regularly host concerts, weddings, conferences, small meetings, service projects, and other events that align with our mission.
We have meeting spaces of different sizes and with varying, basic, and low-cost amenities able to meet a variety of event needs. Wifi is available in all meeting rooms.Outside caterers can be used and food and beverage brought in by those who rent NCCC facilities. NCCC also has an in-house caterer available, fees for which are separate from the building rental fee. NCCC does not allow alcoholic beverages to be consumed in or on its property. Facility renters must provide any and all table linens, food service utensils, their own power point projector and other electronic equipment.
Learn More About Available Meeting Spaces
Sanctuary – accommodates 900 in wood pews, with pulpit and podium, and sound system. For concert events, there are four-tier choral risers, 100 chairs, and 30 music stands.
Phillips Chapel – accommodates 90 in wood pews, with upright piano (ideal for small weddings).
Scott Hall – accommodates 250 people standing and 170 seated, with stage, sound system, round and rectangular tables, chairs, drop-down media screen, and kitchen access.
Howland Center – accommodates 90 people standing and 70 seated, with round and rectangular tables, chairs, 7′ grand piano, and kitchenette access.
Music Suite – accommodates 80 standing and 60 seated, with round and rectangular tables, chairs, white boards, media screen, grand piano, and kitchenette access.
Atrium I – seats 30, with rectangular tables, chairs, and kitchenette access.
Atrium II – seats 15-20, with rectangular tables, chairs, and kitchenette access.
Community Room – accommodates 90 standing and 70 seated, with round and rectangular tables, chairs, and street-side access.
3rd Floor Conference Room – accommodates 40 standing, with 32-seat oval conference table, additional chairs, white boards, kitchenette, and media screen.
2nd Floor Conference Room – seats 10, with 8-seat conference table, white board, and additional chairs available.
To inquire about room availability, specific amenities of each room, room sizes, and rental fees, please call the Facilities Administrator, Bill Knight, at 202-232-0323 x. 107, or via email.
National City Christian Church is unable to host conference/small meeting events on Sunday afternoons or evenings. A surcharge is added to Friday night and Saturday rental fees to cover the necessary off-hours security/maintenance staff presence during the event.
One of the most wonderful sacred rites celebrated in the church is that of Christian marriage. Marriage is a gift from God given to all humanity for the well-being and betterment of the entire human family. It is a sacred covenant through which two people are called by God to live their lives in unity and love. In a service of Christian marriage, a lifelong commitment is made by a couple (male/female, male/male, female/female) to each other, publicly witnessed and acknowledged by those who attend the ceremony and sealed and blessed by an ordained minister.
National City Christian Church is honored and blessed to have couples from all backgrounds consider holding their wedding (or commitment) ceremony in our historic and inspiring sanctuary. Imagine heralding the beginning of your married lives with music from our magnificent pipe organ, surrounded by pews in which United States Presidents have sat, and vows being said in one of the most majestic churches – right here in the heart of Washington, DC. Whether you’re planning a large or small wedding, or a single-language or bilingual ceremony – we would welcome you.
As an open and affirming congregation, National City welcomes the opportunity to host your wedding here at the church, or one of ministers will gladly officiate an offsite ceremony. You can find complete information here about weddings at National City Christian Church. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Stephen Gentle.
Tour the Sanctuary
If you would like to schedule a Sanctuary tour, ask any questions about the wedding guidelines, or inquire further about available wedding dates and times, please e-mail or call Bill Knight, Facilities Administrator, at 202-232-0323.
Wedding Guideline Handbook
Read through our wedding guideline handbook as the start of your inquiry process. But the most important part is for you to come and tour the sanctuary and be inspired by its grandeur.