Carriage House Studios

This professional dance studio is equipped with full-length mirrors and a soft, marled floor. Designed for dance, it is also perfect for Jazzercise, yoga, thai chi and other activities that require ease of motion.

Dimensions: 29' x 25'
Maximum Capacity: 50


Hearst Auditorium

Hearst Hall was constructed in 1900 as the original home of National Cathedral School. Built in the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, it has been designated a historic landmark.

Hearst Auditorium is located on the main floor. A versatile room, the auditorium has dramatic 25-foot-high ceilings and oversized windows that provide wonderful views of the Washington National Cathedral. The acoustics are excellent, and chamber as well as solo recitals are held here regularly. 

This room has served as a reception hall, comfortably seating 140 people on six-foot rounds or up to 250 in lecture format. With easy access to the beautiful Oak Court and the grounds of the Cathedral, this space is quickly becoming recognized as one of Washington’s best-kept secrets for wedding receptions and other large events.

Dimensions: 35' x 58'
Standing Capacity: 300
Theater Capacity: 250
Banquet Capacity: 100

Projector / drop-down video screen 20’ x 15’
Sound system with microphone
Access to Oak Court


Brock Conference Room

A beautiful meeting room with a wall-mounted, 52 inch HD TV, seating for 10, and a lovely view of the Washington National Cathedral. The antique board room table features matching, high-back classic chairs. The Brock Conference room provides easy access to the NCS foyer, North Lawn, restrooms, and parking.   

Flat-Screen TV
Conference Telephone
Boardroom Table

Dimensions: 13' x 20'
Capacity: 10


Whitby Courtyard

The Whitby Courtyard is a shaded, private patio area with well-manicured greens. An intimate cocktail party will fit here nicely. Access is through Whitby Hall or off of Lowell Street.

Park benches
Electrical outlets

Dimensions: 34' x 80'
Standing Capacity: 50


Grace Chapel

The new Grace Chapel provides a serene and tranquil space for spiritual celebration and reflection. With seating for approximately 300, Grace Chapel is a sacred space that welcomes all faiths perfect for wedding ceremonies, baptisms, memorial services and special gatherings.

Custom wooden pews (64 total)
Restored original windows
Wi-Fi available
Electrical outlets & new sound system
Air conditioned/Heated

Dimensions: 50' x 40' x 20'
Seated Capacity: 300


3 Court Gym

Three full basketball courts with 30’ ceilings easily divide with retractable screens, making this space multi-dimensional. Indoor soccer, basketball, and volleyball function well here. The courts have modern and professionally lined floors.

Dimensions: 104' x 60'
Maximum capacity per court: 50


Whitby Auditorium

Whitby Auditorium is a multipurpose room with a built-in stage, a kitchenette, and easy access to the street for load-in/load-out. Plays, dance recitals, lectures, and cocktail parties have all taken place here. A very easy in-and-out meeting room with abundant natural light.

Dimensions: 40' x 50'
Standing Capacity: 175
Theater Capacity: 125
Banquet Capacity: 75

Retractable screen


Alumnae Parlor

The Hearst Alumnae Parlor is a true parlor. Antique furnishings and comfortable sofas are complemented by historic portraits of NCS founder Phoebe Hearst and former heads of school. “The Parlor," as it is known at NCS, is a classic room. Located on the south-east corner of Hearst Hall, with views of the Washington National Cathedral on two sides and a mahogany conference table, the Alumnae Parlor is easily the most popular board room in the building. There is a wet bar, removable carpeting, and multiple seating configurations. The parlor has hosted board meetings, cocktail parties, and formal luncheons.

Dimensions: 17' x 29'
U-Shape Capacity: 40
Rounds Capacity: 40
Standing Capacity: 40

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Oak Court

Quickly becoming a highly desired reception area, Oak Court has an unparalleled view of the Washington National Cathedral. Rose bushes border a stone wall encircling the patio, which has plenty of shade provided by the oak tree at its center. Oak Court provides easy access to Hearst Auditorium, the grounds of the Cathedral, and the parking garage.

Park Benches
Easy access to Catering Kitchen

Dimensions: 24' x 24'
Standing Capacity: 60


Whitby Terrace

Whitby Terrace is another hidden gem. It sits above 36th Street and red brick flooring, patio furniture and the view make it a wonderful afternoon reception location.

Park benches
Electrical outlets

Dimensions: 25' x 60'
Standing Capacity: 50