The St. James Events
Our mission at The St. James is to maximize human potential by designing, developing and operating a premier sports, wellness and active entertainment destination with programs and events that engage, inspire and empower people to pursue their passions and be their best at play, at work and in life.
We offer a variety of event-ready spaces customized to suit your needs. Whether your party has 10 or 1,000 guests, The St. James has space for your most memorable gathering yet.
Our Events Coordinator is available to help plan and tailor every occasion to your needs.
No matter how big or small, The St. James has room for your event. With individual spaces up to 110,000 square feet, we offer flexible and large column-free spaces that can be arranged in a variety of ways to fit your floorplan. Take advantage of the entire complex when planning your event to maximize your experience.
Whether it's in our water park, active entertainment center, any of our sporting venues, the spa or our full-service restaurant, your guests are guaranteed to find an array of activities that delight and inspire a memorable event. Our catering and beverage options are available throughout the complex, making nearly every space an option for your gathering. Our dedicated event staff is available to help plan a bespoke occasion tailored to your needs.
- Field House with a FIFA regulation-size turf field and spectator seating
- Ice House with two NHL-size ice rinks, mezzanine viewing section and lounge area
- Court House with hardwood flooring, spectator seating and high ceilings
- Active Entertainment Center featuring obstacle courses, climbing structures, trampolines, virtual reality, eSports and private party rooms
- Water Park with dump buckets, sprayers, and water slides
- Performance House gymnastics center with spring floor, foam training pits, TumblTrack and in-ground trampolines
- Hitting House with turf flooring and pitching machines
- Celebrity chef-driven restaurant with dining room, cafe, bar area and spacious patio
- Squash & Golf House with eight courts, spectator seating, six golf simulator bays, a putting green and two lounges
- Meeting House with pre-function space and breakout room
- 40 ft. high climbing and bouldering wall
- A world-class Health Club with five private exercise rooms
- Full-service MedSpa
- Retail shopping
This specially-designed area is the most versatile event space at The St. James. At more than 10,500 square feet, and with multiple configuration options, the Meeting House was designed with private events in mind. From meetings, conferences and meet-ups over cocktails, to seated dinners and receptions, this space can do it all.
The event space occupies the upper level of The St. James complex, setting it off from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the venues.
- Conference room
- Pre-function space
- Warming kitchen
- AV capabilities
Cuisine & Catering
Get a taste of Chef Spike Mendelsohn's Vim & Victor, a playful and thoughtfully-executed dining experience located within The St. James. Vim & Victor brings high-quality cuisine to the community with a little something for everyone. Chef Spike designed all catering menus to be customizable to suit any occasion; and with a menu of diverse dining options, we can accommodate a variety of dietary needs and requests. Whether it's passed hors d'oeuvres, family-style courses, picnic lunches or large-format cocktails, there are a number of ways to personalize the menu for a delicious Vim & Victor dining experience.
The Vim & Victor restaurant space is a great location for seated dinners, cocktail hours, casual meetings and more.
- Buyout: 150 standing/100 seated
- Lounge: 30 standing/20 seated
- Dining Room: 80 standing/60 seated
- Patio: 60 standing/42 seated
- Bar: 13 seats
Chef Spike Mendelsohn
Chef Spike Mendelsohn brings more than 30 years of food and beverage expertise to The St. James. D.C. diners know him for his local culinary empire which includes Good Stuff Eatery, We, The Pizza and Santa Rosa Taqueria. With a large platform built in part from appearances on Bravo's Top Chef, Spike is active in the food policy world, advocating for food equity and education. Vim & Victor is the culmination of both worlds, providing healthy, hearty and wholesome food for every guest that enters The St. James.
Super, Awesome & Amazing
Host an exciting and energetic bash at Super, Awesome & Amazing. Gather your friends and family for a day of exploring unique activities and finding your new favorite hobby in our fully equipped active entertainment center. It's a great place to celebrate with the young and the young at heart. We offer seven private rooms for groups of 10-300 seated depending on availability.
- Play + Nerf Battle Zone
- Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
- Aerial Obstacle Course
- Trampoline Court
- VR/Simulator Zone
- eSports Theater
Splash around 6,000 square feet of action-packed fun in water. Enjoy the expansive indoor water park, decked out with multiple slides, dump buckets, multi-directional sprayers and other water-based fun for all ages.
StriversStyle meets the street in Strivers, one of the chicest event spaces in The St. James. Strivers offers meticulously curated lifestyle and performance apparel, gear and technology for the driven and discerning individualist. It's a community gathering place for sneakerheads, stylish athletes, and all those with an active lifestyle. The neutral design palette and glass fixtures make it an easy space to customize to your preferences. It's a place where trends start, creatives come to express themselves, and all are invited to be inspired.
Engage your senses in the necessary indulgence of our full-service medspa. Courted offers an array of treatments; and services have been carefully selected to provide care for your skin, muscles and total wellness. From manicures and massages to cryotherapy and micronutrient infusions, an event at Courted is sure to leave guests feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
This space is nearly 5,000 square feet and features nine treatment rooms. It's perfect for pampering groups of all ages, from kids birthday parties to pre-wedding prep for bridal parties.
The state-of-the-art Performance Club is a haven for fitness buffs and active members of The St. James. We offer several group fitness studios with hardwood floors, mirrored walls and world-class exercise equipment. Groups of 15-30 can enjoy private yoga, barre, cycling and other fitness classes. It's ideal for teambuilding and active social gatherings before heading to Courted for pampering or Vim & Victor to refuel.
- Hardwood flooring and mirrored walls
- Classes offered include yoga, barre, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, Pilates, boot camp and more
- Private instruction from expert trainers
- Access to luxury locker rooms with showers, steam and sauna
Visit Our House
The centerpiece of the Pool House is an indoor 52-meter Olympic-sized Myrtha training and competition pool. The pool is equipped with a removable headwall and a movable bulkhead, which divides the pool into different areas according to aquatic activity. Spectators can look on from Pool House viewing section, an elevated seating section where they can keep dry while having a birds eye view of the pool.
Squash & Golf House
The 14,000 sq. ft. Squash & Golf House is a second home to those who enjoy the pursuit of these two lifelong skills. A special Vim & Victor menu and cocktail tables make the Squash & Golf House perfect for social sport gatherings, happy hours and corporate team building activities.
Swing for the fences in our 8,125 sq. ft. Hitting House. Athletes will have a ball using the Hack Attack pitching machines to take a few swings while measuring who can throw the fastest pitch via radar. If baseball and softball aren't your thing, the space holds 250 people reception-style, making it great for smaller team building and field day activities.
Put on a show in our Performance House. This 10,000 square-foot gymnastics center is complete with spring floor, foam training pits, a TumblTrack and in-ground trampolines. Kids and adults will find themselves bouncing off the walls in our home of gymnastics, parkour, cheer, and tumbling. The viewing section is ideal for small groups looking for a more private space. Our expert instructors are on-hand to coach you through safety best practices and fun group games.
Our massive Field House is home to football, soccer, rugby and lacrosse training and competition, but is great for large gatherings for many occasions. Whether it's a sports-themed birthday party, an obstacle course for team building, or a rock concert, there's plenty of room to play. The bleacher section is ideal for spectators, and the field can be divided via nets for smaller groups.
This is definitely not your high school gymnasium. Our 32,000 square-foot Court House usually hosts basketball, volleyball and futsal training, but can be optimized for trade shows and expos, school dances, and more. Retractable bleachers can seat 1,000 fans and the space is flexible to fit your needs.