May we bring in our own alcoholic beverages?
Yes, if arranged and served by our in-house licensed catering staff.

May we decorate?
Yes but only during approved times and with approved adhesives.

How do we load-in?
There is a dedicated loading dock on the west side of the Hearst Hall, parallel to Wisconsin Ave.  A ramp leads into the first floor receiving area and to the elevator.

Are outside caterers permitted?
NCS has full service, in-house catering abilities provided by Flik Independent Schools of the Compass Group.  Flik caters coffee for five and wedding receptions for hundreds.  They are the preferred caterer for the Washington National Cathedral and are intimately familiar with the grounds. Outside caterers are welcome to use the kitchen while a Flik employee is present.  Appropriate charges for the facility and the staff will apply.

Can we use tents?
Tents are permitted to be used in some designated areas. Please contact us if your event requires a tent.