April 09, 2021
By Featured Venues & Destinations

As meetings adapt in a digital world, enterprising event strategists are choosing Washington, DC’s non-traditional studios in the city and bringing a taste of DC to meetings and events.

The nation’s capital is uniquely set up to complement in-person or virtual meetings thanks to a variety of venues that can stream to all ends of the globe. Plan your next hybrid event or streaming session at a cultural venue, studio with a stunning DC backdrop, or at a tech-forward full-service space.

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

DC has one of the strongest theater communities in the U.S. and the stunning Arena Stage situated in the historic Southwest Waterfront neighborhood is the perfect location to add a touch of drama to events. Check out the fully-restored and historic Fichandler Stage and Kreeger Theater, and the all-new Kogod Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle space, all available for rental now.

Arts and culture venue

POV Lounge at the W Hotel

Allow your guests to take in the view from the top. POV Lounge at the W Hotel near the White House offers floor-to-ceiling glass, offering crystal clear views of the city skyline, meaning the Washington Monument can be part of your event’s backdrop. Windows open to frame your shots and bring the city to life for virtual attendees.

Hotel venue

Studio 801 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Capture the event expertise of DC’s convention center by utilizing the state-of-the-art Studio 801. The fully customizable set up offers 19,000 square feet of space for virtual events, with more than 100 adaptable lighting designs. For hybrid settings, the theater capacity accommodates 128 people in-person, dependent on current group size restrictions. Aisles are 12 feet apart and meetings feature “remote audience” view screens, among many other technical capabilities.

Full-service studio

For more studio options, visit washington.org.

In addition to connecting customers to outstanding venues, Destination DC’s convention services team is helping customers creatively bring the destination to life for attendees. Event strategists and planners can choose from a vast array of destination touches, from a “Discover the Real DC” playlist featuring local artists and Go-Go, the official music of DC, to iconic virtual backgrounds and video and photography assets.

The Destination DC team is also ready to help customers understand the current guidelines about traveling to DC and meeting face-to-face. Visit washington.org/meetings to plan your next event in DC.

Featured Venues & Destinations

Explore destinations, hotels, convention centers, and other venues to find the perfect spot for meetings and events. Learn about the features and benefits they offer for planners, as well as the latest news on renovations, openings, and trends.

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