An Airbnb for Event Spaces Launches in DC

by Shilpi Paul

An Airbnb for Event Spaces Launches in DC: Figure 1
Roof deck of private DC home offered through Eventup.

In yet another way that the internet is attempting to make our lives easier by aggregating options, an Airbnb-like website for party venues has emerged. Eventup, a website which seeks to connect event planners with empty venue spaces, launched in DC today.

Eventup works just like Airbnb: owners post photos and details of their venues, and interested party planners sift through to find a space that suits them. The party planners can sort by price, location and type of event, look through photos and read reviews. Once they zero in on a space, they can start communicating with the venue to get a more exact price quote.

Besides corporate venues, Eventup offers private citizens with particularly beautiful homes a chance to make a few thousand dollars over a weekend. The website will take a 15 percent cut of any rentals.

Of course, the site will only work if it is populated by options. Right now, Eventup has 43 venues listed in DC, from a private home in Dupont Circle to the auditorium of the National Building Museum.

Readers, would you use Eventup?

See other articles related to: eventup

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/an_airbnb_for_event_spaces_launches_in_dc/6548


  1. cwndutilh said at 9:22 pm on Tuesday January 22, 2013:
    A group of 30 friends and I booked a house on NYE on AirBnB this year to throw a party since many were coming from out of town. There was a healthy mix of good and bad: Good: -huge, beautiful home in Dupont/Kalorama -heated rooftop pool -plentiful space for us hang out Bad: -homeowner stayed throughout the party, breaking original terms of the agreement -drank our booze -forced us to clean the morning after, although a cleaning fee was included in our $1700/night payment I highly recommend AirBnB for international travel as a great alternative to hostels or cheap hotels. However, when it comes to throwing a party in someone else's residence, please be wary of homeowners trying to take advantage of the situation. I trust that Eventup will take the necessary precautions to protect guests, and I hope they will formalize their contract procedure and dispute resolution processes.
  1. mj said at 10:36 pm on Tuesday January 22, 2013:
    @cw an owner of a multi-million dollar house in Dupont would be crazy to leave their house unattended for a NYE Party rental--though they should have disclosed they would be there. In fact you'd have to be crazy to let someone else throw a party in your high end residence. Besides the insurance liability issues if someone gets hurt on the property, there's to great a chance of damage to the property that regular insurance won't cover if you've rented the space out. Event spaces cost money for a reason--its expensive to insure and maintain nice spaces.
  1. jc said at 10:43 pm on Tuesday January 22, 2013:
    Hmm, could be wrong, but that appears to be the rood deck at 2022 R Street-- http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_a_double-wide_living_room_in_kalorama/5548

DC Real Estate Guides

Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market

We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!

Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

See more Northern Virginia »


Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

See more Maryland »

Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

See more Northwest DC »

Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

See more Southwest DC »

Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

See more Northeast DC »

Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

See more Southeast DC »