Events

Elegant, historic and conveniently located in the heart of the Nations’ Capital, the Courtyard Restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate your event in style. With three distinctive rooms to choose from, we can accommodate parties of all sizes, whether it is up to 84 guests for a sophisticated seated dinner or 175 friends and family for a casual cocktail reception.

Our culinary team is committed to excellence and uses local ingredients whenever possible, with menus that change seasonally, allowing us to bring you the freshest local ingredients at their peak.  What makes us unique is that we offer an array of choice menus.  Simply choose your package and narrow your selections. Your guests will then order from your customized printed menu on the day of your event. There is no need to for advanced orders and no spreadsheet tracking for you to maintain!  Your guests’ meals are prepared fresh in-house at the time of service!

Every exclusive booking comes with experienced event coordination. Our coordinators will help you every step of the way throughout your entire planning process: from menu selections, timeline and décor, you can rely on their experience to ensure your event is a success!

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The McArthur Room

Our premium room, the McArthur Room, boasts 200 year-old stone walls, 25 foot high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and natural lighting! For a seated service, the McArthur Room can accommodate up to 84 guests or 120 guests for a cocktail-style event.

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The Loft

Overlooking the historic Clarendon Court, with 15 foot-high ceilings, lofty wooden beams and a natural gas fireplace and three deep-set pocket windows, our stunning Loft room certain impress your guests! For a seated service, this exclusive space is ideal for groups between 25 to 45 guests or up to 60 guests for a standing reception.

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Upper Bar Area

When reserving either the McArthur of Loft rooms, you may book the Bar area for your exclusive use.  This space is the perfect addition for any prelude or post-service receptions.  Ask us for more details!

*Kindly note that the McArthur Room, Loft and Upper Bar Area are located on the second level, accessible only by stairs.

Courtyard Restaurant Bar Area

The Dawson Room

This quaint and completely secluded sunny space showcases high ceilings,  heavy wooden beams looks and looks onto the historic cobblestone Clarendon Court!

For a seated dinner reception, the Dawson Room can accommodate up to 24 guests. You may also wish to consider a cocktail reception, in which this space can accommodate up to 30 guests. Private use of the Lower Bar area is included with every exclusive Dawson Room booking.

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Building Buyout

Our entire beautiful building, nestled in the famous ByWard Market at the heart of the Nation’s Capital, can be privately reserved. For a cocktail reception, our venue can accommodate up to 200 guests. Should you be considering booking in the summer season, our outdoor patio can accommodate an additional 60 guests!

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Courtyard Restaurant Bar Area
Please contact us for more details.