With a plethora of historic sites, majestic buildings and breathtaking views, the nation’s capital has been on the top of the party host list for decades. The city has welcomed some of the most prestigious partiers in the world, from politicians to world leaders and celebrities.
So how can you plan one of the most talked about parties in this happening town? Check out a few of Cvent’s holiday party venue recommendations:
The Corcoran Gallery of Art
Located adjacent to the South Lawn of the White House, the Corcoran Gallery of Art offers event guests the opportunity to celebrate while enjoying incredible works of art in an exquisite setting. The Corcoran’s sky-lit Atrium is surrounded by 40 magnificent columns creating the perfect backdrop for everything from an elegant seated dinner to a lively reception. Event guests can also reserve the Bridge which overlooks the Atrium on the second level of the art museum. Upon request, guests may be granted access to the galleries on either floor of the museum and may even receive a docent-led tour.
1777 F Street
As one of the newest event venues to join the DC landscape, 1777 F Street is a stylish building that combines historic charm, modern elegance and state-of-the-art facilities to create the perfect setting for entertaining of any kind. Featuring both indoor and outdoor event spaces, this unique event space is extremely versatile. The 8th floor terrace offers guests spectacular views of the DC skyline while the Rockefeller-Peterson Room is a wonderful blank slate that can accommodate receptions for up to 240. 1777 F Street also boats a prime location only one block from the White House.
Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, the grand views of the U.S. Capitol, National Gallery of Art and National Mall make this venue one of the most sought-after special event venues in the city. The Newseum’s New York Times – Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News makes an incredible event backdrop featuring a 90-foot-high atrium and an electronic window into the world – a 40-foot by 22-foot high LED screen that displays headline news from all over the world. For daytime events, guests can reserve the Private Dining and Capitol Terrace. This space can accommodate up to 70 guests for a seated event and up to 90 guests for a reception.
In order to help planners find the perfect venue for their upcoming holiday parties, Cvent evaluated over 5,000 venues. We based our selections off of the number of views the venue received, as well as the venue’s group lead market share within the Cvent Supplier Network. To view Cvent’s complete list of Top U.S. Special Event Venues, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/en/sem/top-us-special-event-venues-2012.shtml.