Atlas Performing Arts Center

Washington DC



Located in the heart of Washington DC’s historic and thriving H Street NE neighborhood, the Atlas is a uniquely restored 1930’s art deco movie theatre that holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many people throughout DC and the region. The Atlas Theatre was fully restored as the Atlas Performing Arts Center in 2006 and is the perfect space to invite your friends and family to in celebration of your wedding day! Your guests will arrive to classic theatre exterior with an overhang of light bulbs creating a romantic golden glow before they enter the space. With six spacious venues available year-round, the Atlas Performing Arts Center is sure to have the right space to accommodate your wedding celebration. The Lang Theatre can host a large group for the perfect romantic wedding ceremony to share with all of your friends and family. For a more intimate affair, one of the smaller black box theatres, such as Lab I or Lab II, is ideal. Following the ceremony, the Kogod Lobby, is a nice place for a cocktail hour before your reception in one of the other spaces.

Venue Style

Event Center


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 280 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 280 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by 8:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $125 to $400 for a reception and includes 1 hour of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $125 to $500 with reception rental. Same rental fees apply for a ceremony only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee dependent on type of room rented. Please note, setup prices range from $35/hr to $125/hr dependent on which room is rented. Client can buy alcohol through a distributor to serve with a corkage fee.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Atlas Performing Arts Center is estimated at between $7,741 and $15,661 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Parking can be arranged

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 8:00PM
$50 fee per hour for bartender and $40 per hour for bar back
$250 bar manager fee