As you search around for an event venue, a warehouse and loading dock may not be what you had in mind. But Dock 5 at Union Market serves as one of the best in Washington DC. The unique warehouse features 12,000 square feet, 22-foot ceilings, and huge glass garage doors that give it an open, airy feel. The space showcases a sophisticated, industrial look and has complete decorating flexibility—keep it casual and trendy or dress it up to the nines with a black-tie affair. Since you don’t have to work around existing décor and furniture, the warehouse acts as a spacious, blank template to show off your greatest event vision!
A Stunning Venue for Your Next Event
Dock 5 is located above the artisan marketplace in the Union Market District. The Union Market itself has a long, intriguing history that will fascinate guests as they explore the area.
The market first began in 1871 as Centre Market. Like the present-day market, it was the center of diverse and vibrant commercial life of DC. The market sat between the White House and Capitol building, prime space, so after some time it was shut down for the National Archives building. Keeping the market alive, most retailers and vendors relocated to the Union Terminal Market. The space gradually became used primarily by wholesalers and distributers, but as that industry transformed and modern distribution centers popped up, the market grew old, worn down, and almost completely vacant. Thus, the opportunity arose to transform it into the trendy market space that it is today!
As a transformed warehouse, this venue has comprehensive event conveniences such as free parking at Neal Place lot, 700-guest capacity, bike racks, a 5-minute walk to Metro, and elevator and ramp access.
As DC photographers, our team at Event Photojournalism is experienced with this event venue. We know the ins and outs of lighting and prime photo spots at Dock 5. We’re here to document the event you have worked so hard to pull off, easing your mind to enjoy the big day! So give us a call, and we’ll help get you connected!
Check out this Dock 5 at Union Market Venue Feature! What an amazing location to host your next event. Contact us for more information!