If you’re a Little Rome resident, you might be familiar with the captivating St. Francis Hall. However, if you haven’t heard about this hidden gem before, you’re in good luck. This stunning venue is a romantic and tranquil place that plays host to many events, from stylish weddings to business meetings and corporate events. As of recently, it’s also welcomed magical Candlelight concerts, bringing live classical music to the masses.
The elegant venue is situated in the neighborhood of Brookland and adjacent to the gorgeous Franciscan Monastery. You can reach the event venue by metro from the Red Line train. Get off at the Brookland-CUA stop and take the H6 Fort Lincoln Metrobus from there to the Monastery at the 14th St. and Quincy bus stop. Another way would be by metrobus. You’ll find a bus stop outside the Monastery at 14th St. N.E. and Quincy St. N.E. What’s more, parking is free for all guests and there is ramped access to the Hall and a dedicated handicapped accessible restroom located on the main floor.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about St. Francis Hall
1. A classic beauty with modern equipment.
As you walk through the front doors, you’ll be amazed by the soaring ceilings, open wood beams, and arched windows that give a rich warmth to the space. And then, there’s the modern sound system with microphones included for your next event, and a 12-by-12 foot projection screen. The space can seat up to 225 guests and the venue offers a full catering kitchen.
2. A highly sought-after wedding venue where memories are made.
There’s an outdoor terrace to sip your favorite bubbly, gleaming hardwood floors to dance the night away and beautiful gardens to take the perfect wedding day picture, you’ll look at and cherish for the rest of your life. If you want to create memories, St. Francis Hall has got you covered.
3. The gardens of the Franciscan Monastery are a tranquil oasis in the busy capital.
The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land boasts lush gardens and winding walkways. The 42-acre space, located adjacent St. Francis Hall, 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.
Candlelight concerts at St. Francis Hall
The Candlelight series continues to wow and enchant audiences at St. Francis Hall. From the legends of RnB and neo-soul to holiday specials and The Best of Zelda, these performances cover a wide range of genres and music artists. Sit back and unwind to some of the greatest music of all time and the combination of candles and the divine setting at St. Francis Hall truly make for a one-of-a-kind experience.
What else can you do at St. Francis Hall?
Whether it’s to celebrate your special day or to hold your next business meeting, you should definitely give the Hall a go. Renting rates include tables, chairs, stunning overhead and decorative lighting, use of the venue’s AV equipment including sound system, microphones and the large 12×12 foot projection screen. Guests can also get full catering kitchen and access to the Monastery’s lush grounds for photographs.
St. Francis Hall at the Franciscan Monastery is the perfect spot for your next event. Whether it’s a chique and elegant wedding or a candlelit concert, the versatile space can be adapted to your liking. While Candlelight continues to illuminate St. Francis Hall, avid music fans can also enjoy these concerts at several other venues. Appreciate the history and architecture of some of the greatest venues DC has to offer while attending one of these unforgettable performances.