Venue Insights: Dock 5

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The historic Union Market district is home to the fresh and unique, raw space event venue – Dock 5. Dock 5 offers over 12,000 square feet of event space, with a 22’ exposed high ceiling and large glass garage doors, and a private, outdoor space. The venue is located on Fifth Street, NE directly above Union Market, one of DC’s newest culinary market emporiums, which features a few dozen artisanal food and beverage vendors and rotating pop-up sellers.

Dock 5’s two main event spaces are ‘The Warehouse’ and ‘The Dock’. The Warehouse, the interior portion, is a large, open space with an exposed ceiling and concrete floors. The Dock, the fully-covered, exterior area, is a more intimate space that can be used for smaller, outdoor gatherings, or as an additional area for receptions or VIP spaces at larger events. The spaces can accommodate approximately 1,500 at a reception and 300 at a seated banquet.



KIPP DC’s 2014 ‘Scissors and Shovels” Dinner, Produced by TWG

As the venue is a part of Union Market, Dock 5 features ample free parking in a private lot right in front building. Street parking is also available for overflow, or valet parking. The NoMA/Gallaudet Metro stop on the Red Line is a short 5 minute walk away.

Overall, Dock 5 is a modern, urban space in an up-and-coming area of the city offering a flexible, blank canvas for creative event décor and set-up. And, with the Market being located in the same building, the venue also offers guests the ability to arrive early for an evening event or stay after a day-time event and browse the shops.

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For more information visit the Dock 5 website