Special Events

At Joe’s Movement Emporium

A Unique Venue for your next Party

At Joe's: Be Free & be Original...

Choose one or all of our great spaces. Joe’s can be scheduled for combined usage based on availability.

Theater & Lobby: Our most popular rental destination, Joe’s black box theater seats 100 for dining, 140 for theater seating, and has an unseated capacity of 200. With multiple tables, chairs and risers, Joe’s theater can turn from stadium style seating to fundraising fabulousness within an hour thanks to our team of talented technical staff. You can control the look, feel and sound of your event in Joe’s adaptable space. Joe’s lobby can be converted with lighting & fabric into a magical entry way and perfect buffet area. Theater rental includes two private dressing rooms with mirrors.

Studios: Joe’s has three huge studios that can be turned into the creative space of your desires. But remember to dream beyond our suggestions and come up with your own creative ideas!

  • Studio 1 offers beautiful natural light, perfect for a service or ceremony.
  • Studio 2 is pre-hung with cool-toned lanterns and makes for an excellent lounge or coffee & dessert serving area.
  • Studio 3 provides ample space that can be easily made private, ideal for a bridal room, dressing room or coat check.

Classrooms: Joe’s has two classrooms on the lower level that make great food preparation areas for caterer and catering staff. The multipurpose room has a large kitchen with ample counter space and two fridges perfect for prepping and plating. The arts education room can be converted into a movie & craft kids area for events that wish to provide childcare for parents.


At Joe’s: We can fit your Budget...

Joe’s understands that not everyone has top-dollar to spend on their special event, but that doesn’t mean your event has to look budgeted!

Here is the process: Go online to www.joesmovement.org/rent and fill out the Event Request a Quote Form online. Within days you’ll be contacted by our friendly Joe’s rental staff with an estimated quote and an invitation to meet. Once you meet, tour the space, and dream big, our rental staff will put their heads together and come up with 2 - 3 proposals for you to choose from ranging from affordable to extravagant. You pick your preference and we’re off to the contract! Please note all Joe’s Theater rentals require an additional security deposit.

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At Joe’s: There is no Boring...

At Joe’s Movement Emporium, if you can dream it, we can do it. From glamorous to grassroots, Joe’s can transform to suit your needs.

Weddings: Our convertible black-box theater space can transform from ceremony to reception for the extraordinary wedding of your dreams. Our large, light-filled studios can be used as dressing rooms, a lounge area, extra seating and more! Joe’s roster of performing artists and team of theater production staff ensure your wedding has a distinct, creative flair that your guests will remember.

Galas: Joe’s can create a gala on any budget for organizations both large and small. Our team of experts will assist in turning your dream theme into a reality with our cost-saving tips and DIY decorations. Pick your own vendors for catering & decor and relax while our staff do the work to get you set up for your big day. Joe’s has hosted gala events for Neighborhood Design Center, KeeSpirit, The Respect Yourself Project and more!

Conferences: Foster innovation in our inventive space by bringing your next annual retreat or conference to our theater space. Our large studios make perfect break-out session spaces while our theater is large enough to host a full program of speakers. Our beautiful lobby creates a natural flow for mingling and conversation during a morning breakfast or cocktail hour. Joe’s has hosted conferences and retreats for the Maryland State Department of Education, Prince George's County Public Schools, The Menkiti Group and more! Please click here for more information about renting Joe's for a corporate event.

Parties: Whether a birthday party, anniversary party, themed party, fashion show, dance party, listening party, quinceañera or just a plain old party for party’s sake, Joe’s theater is the perfect space for you! A favorite gathering location for our local community of artists and arts-fans, Joe’s is well equipped to ensure your party goes off without a hitch. Whether your tastes are minimalist or luxurious, Joe’s staff can help you create the atmosphere you desire for your next festivity. Past parties include LAMB Charter School Parent Appreciation event and many quinceañeras.

At Joe’s: There are no Rules...

Unfortunately this is not entirely true. Joe’s grants you a lot of flexibility allowing you to truly create a distinctive event. Stand out from the crowd and choose Joe’s for your venue. But before you book, familiarize yourself with the following restrictions:

Absolutely no cooking on the premise. You can choose your own caterer, opt to have a family-style potluck, or prepare all your own food. However, absolutely no cooking is allowed on the premise. Joe’s has two kitchen areas where food may be prepared and plated. Chafing trays and Ethanol Gel burners are allowed. Joe’s must have the contact information of your caterer at least a week prior to your event.

B.Y.O.B. not allowed. Joe’s provides a warm, welcoming and family-friendly facility. While we welcome after-hours events and parties, we do not allow Bring Your Own Beverage events. Located in the heart of Mount Rainier, Joe’s insists on ensuring all guests in our space are respectful to our neighborhood and our neighbors.

No Glitter Bombs. While here at Joe’s, we welcome you to come fully adorned in face and body glitter, we do not allow the throwing or distribution of loose glitter in our space. Please keep all glitter bombs at home.

No discos, Go-Gos, Paid Parties. While at Joe’s we welcome 501(c)3 not-for-profits to host your annual fundraiser or holiday parties in our space, we do not allow for any for-profit ticketed parties. Joe’s is not a nightclub. Additionally Joe’s does not have a liquor license and does not allow the sale of alcohol on our premise.

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All photos by Marketa Ebert from Joe's 2016 Annual Gala Event.


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