Events should be fun for everyone, including the host. We’ve got the remedy for your party-planning stress. Our space was designed to be the perfect backdrop for all your events: birthday parties (kids and adults too!), baby showers, bridal showers, school events, corporate happy hours, holiday parties, and any other type of event that you are hosting. You can customize as much as you’d like or choose from a selection of add-ons.

Check out below to choose the event space and add-ons that work for you!

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Time Blocks & Pricing

Find the time block and price that works best for you and your party then click above to book!

All The Details and Add-Ons

Fees for Space Rental:


Rates vary based on the space rented, day of the week, and time of day. The rates listed above are the range that is charged in 2-hour increments. Specific rates are located on our website,, under “Host An Event”, and then either Private Events or Semi-Private Room/Outdoor Patio.

Security Deposit:

A 25% deposit is charged via credit card upon booking to hold your time slot. This is refundable after your event if there is no damage.

Event Payment:

An invoice will be sent for the final event balance due, payable by ACH. An additional 3% processing fee will be applied to all debit/credit card transactions. Security Deposit is not applied or transferable to the final invoice.

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel one month (or more) in advance, we will refund 75% of the cost. If you need to cancel 15-30 days in advance, we will refund 50%. We do not offer refunds within 2 weeks of a party or for inclement weather. Event funds are not transferable with the exception of security deposit.

Additional Time/Fees:

Just make sure to book back-to-back time slots (and pay) so no one else takes that spot!

A 15% fee of the rental space will apply for every 15 minutes the event extends past the reserved time slot. This applies to event host(s), guests, and vendors. (To avoid additional charges we recommend that you allow 30-45 minutes for breakdown time.)


Extra Guest Fees:

Each event space includes up to a certain number of guests at no additional charge. Each individual over 6 months is $20/per person up to the maximum capacity of the space.

Mask Policy/Proof of Vaccination:

Effective October 1, 2022, The Lane at Ivy City is no longer requiring face coverings to be worn indoors, due to low community levels of COVID-19. While it will not be required, all visitors who feel more comfortable wearing a face mask during their visit are encouraged to do so. Please note that we may adjust our safety guidelines based on changing CDC COVID-19 Community Levels. We encourage visitors to regularly check our website before their visit for the latest guidelines. Washington, D.C. is currently in the CDC’s Low Community Level category.


The Lane at Ivy City is a fun place for all, but the lawyers make us say “play at your own risk.” To make check-in at the front desk smooth and quick, please have all of your guests complete our waiver before the day of the event.

Cleaning/Repair Fees:

Additional charges may be made for actual or estimated repair or cleaning costs to restore venue, grounds, equipment or other property to the same condition prior to Renter(s) use of the venue and Owner’s property.

Cleaning Fee $150

  • Occupying another event space outside of the reserved area

  • Consuming Food or Beverages outside of the designated areas (Cafe or Reserved Event Space)

Repair Fee $150 & up

  • Disposal of Glassware or Decorations

  • Damage to building structures

Kids Birthday Add-Ons:

Party Packages:

Basic Package-

  • Place Settings (Cups, Plates, Napkins, Cutlery)

  • Decorations

  • Goodie Bags

Choose your theme (Outer Space, Superhero, Unicorn, Safari, or Dino)

Plus Package-

  • Place Settings (Cups, Plates, Napkins, Cutlery)

  • Decorations

  • Goodie Bags

  • Pizza Package (Cheese or Pepperoni)

Choose your theme (Outer Space, Superhero, Unicorn, Safari, or Dino)


You are welcome to bring your own decorations and set up. Want us to set up your decorations while you enjoy the party? We'd be delighted to handle the whole shebang for you for an additional fee.

*Please note that pictures on our site include decorations by outside vendors and are not representations of our decorations package. Inquire with our Event Staff to confirm what is included in all packages.

Food and Drinks:

Grown-Up Beverages:

Option 1: Purchase alcohol at the bar during your party. Availability and options are subject to change.

Option 2: Pre-order at a discount! We have beer, wine, and even mimosa pitchers available, and can order just about any beer, wine, or liquor you prefer. Check out the drink menu here. Orders must be placed and paid for at least 1 week in advance of your event to receive the pre-order discount.

No outside alcohol is permitted.

Outside Food/Cake:

You can absolutely bring your own food and cake as long as they meet DC Dept of Health requirements. We don't want to bum you out with regulations, but we are a licensed restaurant. In short, you can't bring food made at home, but you can bring food from a restaurant, bakery, or grocery store.

We do not have storage on site for the delivery of food before your party nor do we have refrigerator space for host/guest use. Please plan accordingly.

We Do Not Supply:

  • Ice (Exception: Pre Order Beverages)

  • Chafing Dishes/Supplies

  • Catering Serving Cutlery

  • Microwave

  • Use of Oven or Refrigeration

  • Coolers

  • Helium

Add-Ons for Roof Deck and/or Private Event Room Only:


We can watch your 3-year-old+ kids in the first-floor open play area while your event is happening. All children must be potty trained. Babysitters are $50/hr for up to 4 kids and then in 4 children increments. ($100/hr for 5-8 children, $150/hr for 9-12, and so on).

External Vendors:

External vendors include decorators, photographers, caterers, cooks - basically any company or person that will be paid to be there. External vendors must provide a $1M Certificate of Insurance with The Lane as an additional insured.


Want to take your event to the next level? We can add on black stretch table coverings, cocktail tables, cloth napkins, and more!

Prohibited Items:

  • Confetti and Glitter

  • Paint

  • Fireworks

  • Fog Machines

  • Large flags and banners

  • Glass containers of any kind

  • Monopods, tripods or selfie sticks

  • Pets (with the exception of service animals)

  • Poles and staffs (metal, plastic or wooden)

  • Professional cameras with fixed or detachable zoom lenses longer than 6" and/or tripods.

  • Umbrellas larger than 15” when closed. (Under 15" are permitted)

  • Plants/flowers that create dander (Live and Artificial)

Add-Ons for Roof Deck or Full 2nd Floor Rental Only:


A bartender can be added for a fee of $75/hour.

“Unbreakable Glass”:

Save the environment and make your party special with our “unbreakable glass” package for all of your adult beverages for just $30/hour.

Bounce House:

Fun not just for the kiddos (but just two adults at a time please). The bounce house can be added on for $150/2 hour time slot and will be placed on the Roof Deck (keep in mind the reduced space because of the bounce house. Add on the Private Room to make sure your guests have enough space).

*Seasonal (1st Day of Spring to the last day of Fall)