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District of Columbia Meeting & Event Planning City Guide

As they are located in nation’s capital (which is also home to thousands of associations), District of Columbia meeting and event planning sites get a workout. Not only are there hundreds of hotel and function room choices, but nearly every business in DC (including embassies and consulates) also seems to moonlight as an event venue. Popular areas for District of Columbia meeting and planning choices range from Old Town Alexandria to the latest business and entertainment development, National Harbor.

District of Columbia Meeting Destinations

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

For meeting and event planning in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC offers historic waterfront venues in Alexandria and beautiful outdoor spaces in the West and East Potomac parks.

Hotels128
Total Sleeping Rooms31,016
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
1,175
Convention Ctr Space2,300,000 Sq. Ft.

Capital Beltway, DC

Capital Beltway, DC

Capital Beltway is the 64-mile interstate road (I-495) that surrounds Washington, DC; meeting and event planning choices within include Greater Reston Arts Center in Fairfax.

Hotels123
Total Sleeping Rooms-
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Capitol Hill, DC

Capitol Hill, DC

Capitol Hill, where the nation’s decisions are made (or not), is the U.S.’ political and historical center. Surprisingly unstuffy, its meeting and event planning choices include the trendy, hip Lounge 201 bar.

Hotels18
Total Sleeping Rooms6,129
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Dupont Circle, DC

Dupont Circle, DC

Planning meetings and events in Dupont Circle features the convenience of DC. Try the Renaissance Mayflower or colonial-style Washington Club.

Hotels4
Total Sleeping Rooms996
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Georgetown, DC

Georgetown, DC

A village enclave in the heart of DC, Georgetown is a friendly base for planning meetings and events. Arrange a reception or private dinner in the neighborhood's high-end clubs and restaurants.

Hotels8
Total Sleeping Rooms770
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Reston, VA

Reston, VA

Meeting and event planning in Reston is easy, thanks to its place in Fairfax County and proximity to Washington, DC. And now, with the new Metro, access is even easier.

Hotels4
Total Sleeping Rooms1,159
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Washington, DC Convention Center

Washington, DC Convention Center

Groups great and small can win by planning meetings and event in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center area of DC’s own purpose-built convention center. The venue is within walking distance of posh restaurants and hotels.

Hotels116
Total Sleeping Rooms27,800
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Woodley Park, DC

Woodley Park, DC

When planning meetings and events in Woodley Park environs, it’s only natural to include The Smithsonian National Zoological Park (or the National Zoo, as most people know it).

Hotels7
Total Sleeping Rooms-
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

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