Busboys and Poets - Shirlington

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Starting at $1,875 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $1k for 50 Guests
Starting at $1k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 80

Starting price

2K$ to start




Banquet Hall/Restaurant


Busboys and Poets was first created as a community gathering place, and it still embraces that concept today, providing a warm and inviting space for couples to tie the knot! Perfect for artists, activists, writers, thinkers and dreamers, as well as anyone in between, Busboys and Poets in Shirlington sits in Washington’s “Urban Village,” setting a cozy yet spacious backdrop for your wedding festivities with two available rooms for rent! For an intimate gathering, consider Paul’s Den, where it can comfortably seat up to 40 guests. A 12-ft projection screen and state-of-the-art video/sound system ensure that you and your guests will be entertained for hours, while the Robeson Room is more appropriate for a larger gathering of up to 80 guests seated. A performance stage and retractable projection screen is also available. At Busboys and Poets in Shirlington, you can be sure your wedding will be in good hands and that you and your guests will leave with fantastic memories to last for years to come!

Venue Notes

There is no rental fee for the reception and ceremony but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 2 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time.

Amenities And Requirements


Coat check room
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Podium and/or stage
Public parking
Silverware, glassware provided
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Wedding planning services


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- All food and beverage handled by venue- Amplified music OK indoors only- Catering provided by venue- Food & beverage minimum- Music must end by midnight- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking outside only- Venue must approve all decorations- Wedding coordinator required