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?

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This article originally published at http://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

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