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International Student House

International Student House

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions


Host your next event with us!
The Meserve-Lloyd House of International Student House of Washington, D.C. provides a unique and historic venue for dinners or receptions, business conferences or meetings, and corporate events.

The House is located in the heart of Washington, DC’s dynamic Dupont Circle neighborhood in close proximity to the Metro system and other public transportation.

Built in 1912 as a private residence, the Meserve-Lloyd House evokes characteristics of the Tudor Era. One distinctive feature of the House is the leaded glass windows, the most striking of which is a semi-circular bay enclosing the landing of the grand staircase. The second-floor gallery also has large leaded windows and floor to ceiling dark oak wainscoting, as do the Library and Study. The House’s magnificent two-story Great Hall is modeled after a space in Haddon Hall in Derbyshire, England. Furnishings include original pieces dating backing to the Elizabethan era and the Renaissance Revival period.

Our event spaces can accommodate small, intimate gatherings or larger events for up to 200 guests depending on the desired space and configuration.

Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 200 guests
Great Hall
Originally a drawing room for formal social events, the room features museum-quality antique furniture and artwork original to the House, providing warmth and elegance for events. The Hall features a twenty-foot vaulted ceiling, leaded stained glass windows, and a large fireplace with an elaborate stone mantle. This space is perfect for full or half-day retreats, conferences, cocktail receptions, and corporate or private dinners.

Capacity: 90 Theater, 120 Reception, 70 Banquet

Dimensions: 27’ x 47’
The Meserve-Lloyd House’s slate paved garden patio is an unexpected urban oasis. It serves as a perfect location for outdoor receptions and can be tented for dinners for up to 170 guests. Tenting a portion or the entire garden is suggested to ensure guests have shade and cover in case of inclement weather. If needed, tents can accommodate air conditioning or heating units to ensure guests’ comfort.

Capacity: 200 Reception, 170 Banquet

Dimensions: 100’ x 100’
The book-lined Library is an exceptional space to host an intimate dinner, small daytime meeting, or business retreats for up to 30 guests. It can also be utilized for small receptions preceding events in the Great Hall.

Capacity: 50 Reception, 30 Banquet

Dimensions: 18’ x 20’
This intimate wood-paneled space overlooking the Garden can serve as a perfect venue for small daytime meetings and briefings.

Capacity: 10 Conference

Dimensions: 19’ x 21’

Venue Location + Transportation


1825 R Street NW,
Washington, District of Columbia 20009