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While this list addresses many frequently asked questions, please don't hesitate to contact our booking agent if you don't find the information you are looking for below. We will be happy to provide answers for any questions you may have.

Booking Agent:
By phone: Event Manager 240.343.4216
By email:

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Question: Can I bring my own food?
Answer: Yes, you may bring food and use the kitchens onsite for warming:

  1. Amani Hall: while the Amani Hall has an adjacent kitchen, it is not a commercial kitchen. Warming prepared food is allowed by the health department. Amani Hall's kitchen has a microwave and induction full stove, and some appropriate pans available.
  2. Garden Room: the Garden Room has a smaller Café Room, with a counter-top convection oven and microwave.

Question: Are there restaurants nearby?
Answer: Yes, many ethnic restaurants, including African, Korean, Greek, Peruvian, Indian and more.



Question: Are there hotels nearby?
Answer:  Yes.



Question: What is the closest airport?
Answer:  BWI Airport(Baltimore Washington International Airport) is 25 minutes away; DCA Airport (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 30 minutes away.



Question: How far is the nearest metro?
Answer: The last stop on the Green Line (Greenbelt) is 1.9 miles



Question:  How many parking spots do you have?  Can all my guests park at the facility?
On site:  22 parking spaces on site. 
Street:   next to school fields rather than in front of homes.
Overflow: there is overflow parking, with 90 overflow spots across the street at the public school when school is not in session. 



Question: Can I bring a DJ?
Answer:  Yes.



Question:  what spaces can be danced in?
Answer:  Amani Hall – dancing on the dance floor only.  For the Garden Room, there are no restrictions on dancing.



Question:  how many people can I invite to my event?
Answer: up to 100 guests.
Amani Hall, up to 100 guests
Garden Room, up to 100 guests



Question: What types of events can be held at Amani Event Center?
Answer: All kinds of events: celebrations, training, worship services and much more:



Have a terrific party in the bright Amani Garden Room with a walkout stone patio.  A perfect location for a surprise birthday celebration or graduation party; the Amani Event Center is well suited for up to 100 guests to enjoy this indoor/outdoor venue with a kitchen, tables and chairs and other amenities. 



Amani Event Center is an extraordinary space for reflection and learning in a quiet, park like setting. A wide range of possibilities such as:



Amani Event Center is an ideal destination for Worship Services, Naming Ceremonies, Baptisms, Funerals and Memorials.  Amani Center is our sanctuary and worship services take place here twice a week.  Designed to facilitate worship and reflection, Amani Center provides an environment of warm serenity to remember loved ones, and celebrate your faith. The immediate family can receive a steady flow of people in comfort; a congregation can peacefully enjoy worship, replete with on-site parking in a peacefully situated residential setting.