private events

Photo Scott Suchman for Washingtonian. Taken pre - COVID-19

Photo Scott Suchman for Washingtonian. Taken pre – COVID-19

Private Event Buyouts

During a buyout, your party will enjoy the restaurant space exclusively, with a dedicated server. Currently we will accommodate parties up to 24 people (no minimum head count). Our front of the house staff is vaccinated and could wear a mask upon request.

Food and Beverage Minimum, Fees, Deposit, Tax and Gratuity (Rates Are Subject To Change, Holiday Rates Might Differ)

Monday – Friday Lunch dining room must be vacant by 3 PM, F&B minimum $700, no event fee

Monday – Thursday Dinner 5PM-8:30PM, F&B minimum $900, event fee $100

Saturday and Sunday Lunch/Brunch dining room vacant by 3 PM, F&B minimum $1500, event fee $200

Sunday Dinner 5PM-8:30PM, F&B minimum $900, event fee $200

Friday and Saturday Dinner 5PM-9:00PM, F&B minimum $2000, event fee $200


Food and beverage spending minimum includes soft and alcoholic drinks and reflects minimum charge at the end of event (plus event fee (if applicable), tax and gratuity). To book the entire restaurant (we do not have a separate private room) we will agree that your party commits to spending a set minimum dollar amount for food and beverages, therefore F&B minimum stands even if the amount of people served is less than planned. Taxable automatic gratuity (22% – treated as tip) will be applied to the total F&B amount and any fees. Tax (9%) is applied to the total. A $300 deposit is required to save the date – it guarantees availability and current buyout rates. Without a deposit, we cannot hold the date, as well as rates, that are subject to change depending on the volume of business. Deposit amount will be discounted from the total bill.  If the event is cancelled 14 days or less before the event, the deposit is non refundable. If cancelled 15 or more days in advance, it will be issued as Maple Ave Restaurant gift card (to be used on take out, dine-in, or event at a later date). If the event is postponed, it will be rebooked according to latest pricing and terms. We kindly request for one form of payment at the end of event. Our event duration policy is flexible – additional time could be arranged for an extra fee.

Food and Drinks

For parties of 10 or more we ask that you pre-order from the agreed menu for each guest 2 days in advance. We can also set a menu where everyone has the same 5 courses, so no preordering is necessary. Smaller parties will enjoy a pre-set food menu and can make the choices day of. Soft and alcoholic beverages are served a la carte. Wine is charged by the bottle. Per person food menus do not include drinks, tax or gratuity. Food menu can be adapted to accommodate gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, nut free and other dietary restrictions. We can work with your budget in terms of per person pricing. Daytime buyouts can choose from lunch/brunch or dinner menus. Night time buyouts will enjoy dinner menu.

Drink Menu Sample:

Buy Out Drink Menu Sample

Buy Out Dinner menu:

(subject to seasonal changes, sample only)

$69 per person, 5 course dinner

Buy Out Lunch/Brunch Menu:

(subject to seasonal changes, sample only)

$40 per person, 3 course lunch

Types of Events

In the past we’ve hosted holiday parties, staff appreciation, baby shower, bridal shower, birthday and anniversary celebrations, wedding, wedding rehearsal, christening, graduation parties, corporate meetings, cooking demonstrations etc. And in current times, maybe just a nice private dinner for two. Each event is different (as are we), we’re happy to accommodate.

Decor and Dining Room Set Up

To make your event memorable, we encourage you to bring table setting items (including tablecloths, runners, votives, flower arrangements, etc). When planning please consider our cozy space limitations (~200 sq ft), please no confetti or glitter in any form.

We do not provide AV equipment, however there are outlets available – you’re welcome to provide your own.

Parties of more than 18 people will be seated at 3 separate tables (our dining room is compact, therefore tables will be still in proximity to each other). Parties up to 18 will share one long table.




Please read the terms before submitting a request for a buy out. By submitting this form you agree to the terms above.

If you have additional questions, please give us a call at (703) 319-2177 during our business hours to schedule a call back appointment. We are not able to take on the spot calls about private events at this time.

If you could briefly describe the event, we will have a better idea of how best to accommodate your party.