a boutique event venue located at 1527 NINTH STREET NW WASHINGTON DC, 20001

Bring your event to life in the former headquarters of award winning design firm, SWATCHROOM.

ROOM x SWATCHROOM is a boutique event venue located in the heart of Washington, DC in the historic Shaw neighborhood,  just walking distance from the Convention Center, as well as the bustling shops and restaurants of the 14th Street and U Street corridors.

ROOM lives in the former headquarters of award-winning design, art, and fabrication firm, SWATCHROOM, a company that redefines the traditional design/build paradigm and stands as a leader at the intersection of high end interior design, art curation, and custom fabrication. ROOM is an extension of its parent company, SWATCHROOM. As a venue, ROOM’s mission is to make a contribution to Washington DC’s landscape of traditional event venues as well as to its creative community by offering a unique, versatile space to potential renters and local entrepreneurs and artists.

The former design firm, turned art gallery, turned event venue is one of a kind. ROOM is a versatile venue perfect for a myriad of events including, but certainly not limited to: Cocktail Parties, Book Signings, Gallery Shows, Receptions, Corporate Retreats, Dinner Parties, Baby Showers, Birthday Celebrations, Meetings and small Conferences, Mitzvahs, Bridal Showers, Wedding Receptions, Workshops, and more.

Like its founders, ROOM is a venue ready for transformation. Sun-lit high-ceilings, modern finishes, first-class tech offerings, original and curated artwork by nationally and internationally acclaimed local artists, and an artistic yet subtle decor aesthetic make the venue a breath of fresh air. ROOM features three event spaces including a Main Gallery, a Flex/Staging Room, and an Outdoor Lounge. ROOM and its concierge-level staff can manifest any event vision, from classic to contemporary, and everything in between.

ROOM x SWATCHROOM is more than just a venue; it’s a team of associates and event planners who are ready to work with you every step of the way to ensure your event is a seamless success. At ROOM, our goal is to provide our clients with mindful service, flexibility, and support. If you have a worry about the space or need help solidifying a concept, we’ll brainstorm, research, and find the right solution for you.

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Up to 100 People Standing
Up to 40 People Sitting
Total 1000 sq ft
One 50” 4k TV
WiFi with Airplay
Music System (with 3.5mm Jack Connection)
Gallery Track Lighting
On-Site Coordinator Available
Easy Load-in / Load-out
Rear Outdoor Lounge Space conveniently located at the rear of the Main Venue
2 ADA Compliant Restrooms
2 Display Storefront Windows
Central Heating and Air Conditioning
3 Water Sources in Event Space
220V Electrical Connection in Event Space (for Convection Cooking)


A Multi Use Venue with Three Unique Spaces

ROOM x SWATCHROOM is a venue that spans the first floor of a historic row house. ROOM features a main gallery, a flex room, and an outdoor lounge.

  • THE MAIN GALLERY is a versatile sunlit space that can be transformed for any of your event needs.
  • THE FLEX ROOM is located in between the Main Gallery and the Outdoor Lounge providing the perfect flex space for a bar set-up, activity room, or simply an additional space should guests want to float throughout the venue during the course of your event.
  • THE OUTDOOR LOUNGE is attached to the Main Gallery via a garage door in the Flex Staging Room, making ROOM a convenient indoor/outdoor venue that eliminates any and all weather-related worries. Tented or uncovered, the outdoor lounge can be transformed into the ideal outdoor space for any event.