WELCOME TO ST. FRANCIS HALL
Just when you (and your guests) think you've seen all the Washington, DC area has to offer in event spaces, our hidden gem sparkles with a distinctive old-world, romantic feel. Nestled in the quaint and quiet residential neighborhood of Brookland and adjacent to the stunningly beautiful Franciscan Monastery, St. Francis Hall offers a rare combination of classic beauty and modern amenities. Soaring ceilings, open wood beams, and arched windows flood the space with rich warmth to create an ambiance like none other. With space for up to 225 guests, free and ample parking, and generous amenities, the secret that is St. Francis Hall can't last forever.
Let us provide an unforgettable backdrop for your celebration or special event.
St. Francis Hall is a ministry of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, a province of the Order of Friars Minor, a Roman Catholic religious order. Proceeds from the rentals of St. Francis Hall are used to support the work of the Friars in Washington, DC and surrounding communities, as well as the mission of the Friars in the Holy Land.
up to 225 guests
Free & ample
Use of stunning Monastery gardens for photographs
DAZZLE YOUR GUESTS WITH OLD WORLD CHARM
DAZZLE YOUR GUESTS WITH OLD WORLD CHARM
You'll dazzle your guests from the moment they step through our doors and are transported to another time and world. They'll be charmed over cocktails on our outdoor terrace as they listen to the bubbling water of our fishpond and dine comfortably ooh-ing and ahh-ing over every exquisite detail of our space. Our gleaming hardwood floors are perfect for dancing and you might use our stage and curtain to full effect by pulling them back to showcase your band, disc jockey, or even your bridal party. As the sun sets, sweet twinkle lights provide just the right ambiance, and a disco ball is available to really get the party going. You and your bridal party can refresh at any time in our upstairs bridal suite (complete with windows that overlook the hall so you won't miss any of the action). Your guests won't stop asking how you found this hidden gem... and you'll be ever so glad you did!
St. Francis Hall is ideally suited for up to 200 guests but can accommodate up to 225. Ceremonies can take place inside the Hall or on our private lawn outside.
& SPECIAL EVENTS
GET OUT OF THE BORING BOARD & BALLROOMS
St. Francis Hall is also an ideal setting for meetings, conferences, or special events.
You'll captivate your guests with the perfect blend of beauty and functionality. Our ample inventory of tables and chairs and versatile space allows for a wide variety of configurations.
You will especially appreciate our:
Sound system with microphones
Large stage and podium
12-by-12 foot projection screen
Wireless internet access
Free inventory of tables & chairs
Free, ample parking
The Monastery also offers a wonderful range of smaller rooms which make ideal meeting space for religious groups, Catholic fraternities, and local religious education institutions and which you can learn more about here.
Please be sure to inquire about our discounted rates for non-profits and Catholic organizations.
A STUNNING BACKDROP FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
An oasis of peaceful, formal gardens surrounds the century-old Franciscan Monastery, offering endless photo opportunities for wedding parties. Stroll along the winding romantic walkways popping with color or pose under covered archways that will take your breath away. This stunning setting will provide the perfect backdrop during any season for magazine-worthy photographs you'll treasure for a lifetime.
THE FRANCISCAN MONASTERY
AN OASIS OF PEACE
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood of our nation's capital for more than a century, the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America is a peaceful oasis in a bustling city. Lush gardens and meandering walkways, a stunning church and colonnaded cloister walk reflect the prayerful spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.
Envisioned as a pilgrimage site for individuals who cannot travel to the Holy Land, the Franciscan Monastery is a destination for visitors from around the world. The 42-acre property includes full-scale replicas of the sacred shrines of the Holy Land, bringing alive the 800-year ministry of the Franciscan friars in that region. As they have since the time of St. Francis of Assisi, the friars tend to the Holy Land's sacred shrines and people, providing spiritual and pastoral care, education, and social services.
All are welcome to visit the Franciscan Monastery. Mass is held daily. For more information and a schedule of events, visit