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About Us

Located in Washington DC, Capital Turnaround is a contemporary wedding venue with a historic twist. The building dates back to the 1800s and was used for the maintenance of the capital’s streetcars. Now it is an event venue that offers spaces for showers, rehearsal dinners, as well as wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity

Featuring an industrial aesthetic, Capital Turnaround’s Main Hall is the primary area for weddings in the building. Large windows let light pour in while black ventilation systems run along the ceiling. Rustic brick walls are complemented by cement flooring in this room where you can host up to 300 guests. The building also possesses three green rooms, which are designed for relaxing and preparing before events. Smaller parties can be accommodated in the gathering spaces which have seating and kitchenettes. Get ready for your big day in the comfort of these chic lounges. For your additional convenience as well as for your guests, parking is available.

Services Offered

IMPACT Collective coordinates events in this venue and offer a range of planning services. An event professional will be made available the day of your event to ensure that the use of the facilities goes smoothly. You can make a request for furniture and there are numerous technological amenities available. A list of trusted vendors is provided to make planning your wedding simpler.

Other Facilities

The historic building also features a concert hall. It used to be the car barn but now has seating with a stage and LED screens. Up to 982 individuals can be accommodated in this space for performances and events.


This historic location began as the Navy Yard Car Barn owned by what became the Capital Transit Company. The building was designed by architect Walter C. Root in a Romanesque Revival style in 1891 and had numerous additions and renovations over the years. For almost 100 years, streetcars would find their way to this locale for repairs and be rerouted for the country’s capital city.


Being in the nation’s capital gives you access to both culture and convenience. Accommodations are plentiful for out-of-town guests and there are numerous options for dining and entertainment. Enjoy a walk along the National Mall, visit the Lincoln Memorial, and get lost among all the museums.

Claire Carlin

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  • The historic-turned-contemporary Capital Turnaround space speaks to both DC's history and the vibrant city of today. The technology and video capabilities at are dazzling and will surely add to any event. The IMPACT Collective team is helpful and responsive. A winning combination for event planners!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks for the great feedback of Capital Turnaround, Claire. We appreciate your business and for spreading the word about our new venue. We look forward to hosting Destination DC's Marketing Outlook Meeting in Sept!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 10,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 7,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 10,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 7,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Parking

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?


    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Event Planner, Preferred Vendors Only

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, July, August

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