Spanish Ballroom


The historic Spanish Ballroom plays host to swing, folk and ballroom dancers every weekend, when live music and dance lessons are offered. Social Dance Schedule

A Mediterranean style Art Deco building, the Spanish Ballroom opened in 1933 with 7,500 square feet of dance area to accommodate 1,800 dancers. Its stage was graced by many of the era's great bands. Nationally-known bands like the Dorsey Brothers, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and local groups like the Jack Corey Orchestra performed at the park. Even the early rock and roll band, Bill Haley and the Comets, played in the ballroom.

The beautifully restored Spanish Ballroom is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a formal and glamorous venue for wedding receptions, large corporate gatherings, private dance parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other events.

The Ballroom is available to rent throughout the year, but because it is neither heated nor air conditioned, peak rental times are from April through June and September through October.

Phone 301.634.2233 or email

- Capacity up to 840; 450 for dinner and a dance
- Refurbished large stage with baby grand piano
- Sound and lighting system*
- Grand lobby and majestic promenades

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812


301 320-1400

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