Washington's favorite event venues for every occasion


A ROOM WITH A VIEW
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill – Thornton Room

Marvel at the floor-to-ceiling windows and the dark wood, wool carpet and champagne-colored walls. Walk into a rotunda with marble floors and a chandelier, and to your left into a preset lounge area.

This upscale event space, on the 11th floor of the hotel, has a spectacular view of D.C., located as it is two blocks from the Capitol.

The room is designed for events with 15 to 120 people. Panels close off the three separate rooms or open, depending on the needs of the group.

400 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
(202) 737-1234
www.hyattregencywashington.com

FOR ARTSY FOLKS
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Walk into the luxurious marble reception area and enter a large ballroom decorated with three chandeliers and works of art from the museum’s permanent collection. Stroll up one of the white marble staircases to the mezzanine level.

The museum also features a third-floor gallery, used for smaller functions, with an extensive display of artwork from the permanent collection. There’s also a hall for lectures and performances.

1250 New York Ave. N.W.
(202) 783-5000
www.nmwa.org

FOR ANOTHER HISTORICAL PLACE
The Steven Decatur House Museum
This mansion was designed in 1818 for “America’s greatest 19th century naval hero.” The house witnessed many significant events of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Carriage House is home to a spacious ballroom with 20-foot vaulted ceilings. Walk through a set of French doors into a brick courtyard, which can be used year-round with a tent and is surrounded by 19th century gardens and a fountain.

For smaller events, the exhibit galleries host changing exhibits to provide an entertaining yet intimate setting.

1610 H St. N.W.
(202) 842-0920
www.decaturhouse.org

FOR THOSE LOOKING TO GET THE SCOOP
National Press Club
Enjoy the high ceilings and warm up by the fireplace in the Holeman Lounge. Get a view of the city from the First Amendment Lounge or dance the night away in the ballroom. Enjoy a filling meal from the catering staff.

Take a walk down the corridor to see pictures of journalists and celebrities who have visited the club.

529 14th St. N.W., 13th Floor
(202) 662-7501
npc.press.org

FOR HISTORY BUFFS
Gettysburg Hotel
Walk into the grand ballroom and look up at the cathedral ceilings. You are standing on the same ground that Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Henry Ford, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Daniel Webster, among others, once stood.

Step outside and imagine the Gettysburg Address being edited at the Wills House across the way. Also imagine the Battle of Gettysburg going around you.

The hotel also features three meeting rooms for smaller events. A unique feature inside the ballroom is a former bank vault, used for private parties and smaller functions.

1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, Pa.
(717) 337-2000
www.hotelgettysburg.com

FOR TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
Ronald Reagan Building
This venue has a reputation for hosting business events and its state of the art technology. The facility offers a variety of rooms for any size event and a 625-seat amphitheater with innovative technologies.

The conference center is designed to add drama, grandeur and sophistication to any meeting or trade show, with its two ballrooms, exhibition space and other reception areas. Each space is designed to provide maximum flexibility and an array of technological amenities.

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
(202) 312-1300
www.itcdc.com

FOR FUTURE FEMALE POLITICIANS
Sewall-Belmont House
Located next to the Hart Senate Office Building and three blocks from the Capitol, the museum is the headquarters of the historic National Woman’s Party and was the Washington home of its founder and Equal Rights Amendment author, Alice Paul. The museum is dedicated to the fight for the right for women to vote.

The indoor terrace, exterior terrace and tented area can be used for events either together or separately, depending on the function size.

144 Constitution Ave. N.E.
(202) 546-1210
www.sewallbelmont.org/mainpages/rentals_overview.html

FOR SOPHISTICATION
Morrison House Hotel
Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, this small hotel has the romance of Europe and the charm of early America. Ideal for weddings, business meetings, corporate events and elegant events, this hotel has a variety of rooms to fit every need.

116 S. Alfred St.
Alexandria, Va. 
(703) 838-8000
www.morrisonhouse.com/events.html

FOR WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
Phoenix Park Hotel
Designed to look like an 18th century Irish manor, these facilities are complete with period furnishings, handsome woodwork, original oil paintings and elegant carpets. The hotel caters Irish breakfasts, lunches and dinners along with receptions. The hotel offers 5,000 square feet of meeting space.

520 N. Capitol St.
(800) 824-5419
www.phoenixparkhotel.com

FOR WEDDINGS AND MEETINGS
The Marriott at Georgetown University
This hotel features the best for both meetings and receptions. An on-site wedding planner and dedicated event-service manager will assist with clients’ needs. There is also a park-like setting for outdoor activities and receptions. A space with high-speed Internet access and on-site audio-visual services is suited for meetings.

3800 Reservoir Road N.W.
(202) 687-3200
marriott.com

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Hotel Washington
The ballroom serves as the hotel’s largest meeting room, with spiral staircases and handicap access. A mix of facilities makes it perfect for any occasion, and a business center provides support for meeting planners and attendees.

15th and Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
(202) 638-5900
www.hotelwashington.com

FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Cedar Knoll Inn
Sit by the fireplace or on the outside patio. No matter where, you’ll get a view of the Potomac River, which the historic inn overlooks.

The original farmhouse was constructed in the late 1800s. It housed tenants for the plantation “Marshland on the Potomac.”

Now converted into a restaurant and reception center, the inn offers a Mediterranean menu among other items. The reception center can hold 150 to 175 people.

9030 Lucia Lane
Alexandria, Va.
(703) 799-1501
www.cedarknollinnrestaurant.com