Learn More About Fathom Gallery’s Unique History

The Fathom Gallery Story

Curious about how Fathom Gallery came to be? It all started with our flagship location on 14th Street in the heart of Logan Circle. The historic building, which was originally an automobile brakes shop in the early-mid 1900s, underwent a total renovation in 2006 by proprietors Bill Fischer and Drew Mitchell. Bill and Drew totally transformed the space while still maintaining the historic charm and authentic character of the building. Debuting with a fresher, more modern look under the Fathom Gallery name, the space was used to host business meetings for Fathom Creative (our affiliated design team), and occasional art exhibits to promote local artists in the community. After receiving glowing feedback and growing interest in renting the space, Drew and Bill saw Fathom’s full potential and boom, the rest is history. Fathom Gallery 14th Street started its new venture as a gallery specializing in private events, and since then has hosted thousands of clients over the years. With consistently booked event seasons, the Fathom Gallery team made the decision to expand in 2022 and officially opened its second location on Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown. Emily Magee and Meg Haverinen (whom have been friends since 3rd grade – fun fact!) oversee the events at both spaces, with the help of our part-time staff and vendor partners.

Meet the faces that make up the Fathom Gallery team:

Emily Magee

Director of Events

Emily began working for Fathom Gallery back in 2013 as an intern, and now manages both the 14th Street and Georgetown Fathom Gallery locations. Having overseen hundreds of weddings, birthday parties, corporate receptions (the list goes on!), Emily knows exactly how to ensure the perfect event for our clients. Her go-getter personality and attention to detail are perfect for the events industry and invaluable to the Fathom Gallery team.

A little more about Emily:

Graduate of: Saint Michael’s College, VT

How she spends her days off: Golfing, hitting up the tennis courts, shopping, and chasing around her adorable (and rambunctious!) nieces 

Favorite travel destinations: Austria, Switzerland, Italy, or anywhere else that you can see the Alps!

How she’d describe herself in 3 words: Hardworking, supportive, organized   

Favorite thing about working in the events industry: Seeing how each client uses our venue as a blank canvas and transforms it based on their unique vision! Watching the space come to life and then seeing our clients have a good time with their guests is the absolute best! 

Meg Haverinen

Marketing and Events Manager

When Emily needed some extra assistance as the Fathom Gallery business continued to grow, Meg ditched the corporate world for the events world and never looked back! From the initial site visit up until day-of support, Meg’s goal is to make sure each client has a seamless experience with planning their event at Fathom Gallery and a fabulous time on day-of.


A little more about Meg:

Graduate of: Providence College, RI

How she spends her days off: Long walks around the city, checking out new cocktail bars, unwinding with a bad reality TV show, or *trying* to improve her golf game

Favorite travel destinations: Cape Cod, MA, Charleston, SC, or Italy (specifically Tuscany for all of the wine and pasta)

How she’d describe herself in 3 words: Empathetic, genuine, and funny

Favorite thing about working in the events industry: Building relationships with our clients while working with them leading up to their event! I also love going through the wedding galleries we receive from our photographers and getting to see every special moment from the big day!

And everyone else that helps support Fathom Gallery to keep things running smoothly.

The Fathom Gallery team also consists of day-of support coordinators, event interns, designers, and a crew of contractors that help with all of the odds and ends to make our venues flourish. Aside from Meg and Emily, there’s always a full team behind the scenes making the event magic happen!

Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to hosting a wonderful event with you!


The Fathom Gallery Team


We’re in the news! We love when our space is shared with the community. Fathom Gallery has been featured in Snippet and Ink, Style Me Pretty Living, Capitol Romance and more.


I worked with the Fathom event planners to organize my company's annual holiday party. In our search, we were looking to steer away from a generic bar event to mix the party up. We were looking for a unique space that accommodated a 3-hour, continuous flow of about 100 people. The gallery space was the perfect size for our event and the event planners at Fathom were incredibly helpful every step of the way. The outdoor space was the icing on the cake. We rented 2 outdoor heaters from Fathom which allowed for guests to stand/sit comfortably outside for the entire night. The small touches in the gallery (ghost mirror displaying our company logo, white board cabinets in the kitchen/bar area) really added to our event. I would absolutely recommend this space to anyone looking to host an event and look forward to hosting events in the future at Fathom!



We could not have been happier with Fathom Gallery, where we had our wedding and reception on 10/25. The venue was a perfect for the size of our group (approx. 80 people), and provided a unique mix of classic elegance and modern style. We held our wedding outside, on the venue's roof deck, which gave the wedding a distinct urban feel (which was perfect, since many of our guests were traveling from out of town), and held the reception both inside (in the gallery) and outside (after venue staff quickly took up folding chairs and set the deck for the reception). The staff could not have been more accommodating. The website advertises Fathom Gallery as a "flexi-use space," and it was exactly that: a blank canvas which we could make our own. It also came at a great value, and Emily (the venue's representative) was incredibly kind and professional.



If you are looking for a unique DC venue that will wow your guests and make your wedding one of the most memorable, this is the place to do it. If you are a bride on a budget, you will seriously save by choosing Fathom. After the rental, you really don't need to spend much on decor because the venue has so many lovely small touches, all you need is some bud vases and you are done. Our wedding day was perfect and it's because we chose to do it at Fathom!



The lighting is bright and flattering, the bar is accessible and practical, and the rooftop is just divine. It's nearly twice as large as the inside space, so if you're planning to hold an event here, be prepared for your guests to spend the majority of their time oowing and awing at the outside surrounds. Would highly recommend this space to anyone and looking forward to attending my next rooftop soiree here.



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