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DC VENUES : A TASTING MENU

Washington , DC contains a wide range of meetings and event venues , from the cultural and the historic to unusual , quirky locations your delegates won ’ t expect . We take a look at a selection of some of the region ’ s premier venues , as well as a sprinkling of the unexpected .
HISTORIC VENUES
THE SMITHSONIAN . The Smithsonian Institution consists of 16 museums , galleries and the National Zoo . Each offers a unique setting for private events , from a 2,500 person reception in Heritage Hall at the National Museum of African American History and Culture with floor-toceiling windows looking out to the stunning Washington Monument , to 50 guests sipping champagne and dining around the Hope Diamond in the National Museum of Natural History . The options are endless but experiences distinct at any of the Smithsonian Institution venues .
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS . How about holding your event in the largest library in the world ? America ’ s oldest federal cultural institution , it was founded in 1800 to serve the needs of Congress . Directly across from the U . S . Capitol , the Great Hall in the Library ' s Thomas Jefferson Building is a two-storey room decoarated in the Italian Renaissance style with beautiful murals , mosaics , and vaulted marble ceilings . Around 450 guests can marvel at the architecture during cocktails then be seated for dinner in this most coveted space .
CULTURAL HOTSPOTS
WARNER THEATRE . Warner Theatre is host to a variety of televised events , comedy , concerts , award shows , conferences , film screenings and unique dinners on stage . For private events the venue accommodates 20-2000 guests , with custom menus and mixology , full-service event production , curated decor and access to various entertainment .
PEARL STREET WAREHOUSE . An intimate concert venue that can host up to 300 for meetings in a trendy location , DC ' s Southwest Waterfront neighbourhood , The venue is situated in one of DC ' s newest developments , The Wharf , and offers a relaxed atmosphere alongside a wide variety of music .
THE REACH , at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is DC ' s newest cultural landmark with a wide range of room capacities , multi-functional spaces , and state of the art technology . The River Pavilion offers brilliant views of the Potomac River with flexible interior and exterior spaces .
A TASTE OF THE OUTDOORS
WOODROW WILSON PLAZA , at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center . Positioned between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues , Woodrow Wilson Plaza is an urban oasis in the heart of Washington , DC . the 3,345sqm cobblestone courtyard is surrounded by neoclassical architecture and features contemporary works of art , offering event organisers a picturesque outdoor space with a timeless aesthetic .
CITY EXPERIENCES ANCHORED BY CITY CRUISES . Take your event onto the water aboard The Odyssey where guests can enjoy a three-course meal and entertainment with live music , while floating along in the full majesty of the dining cruise experience .
GEORGE WASHINGTON ' S MOUNT VERNON . More spectacular views can be had over the Potomac River at Mount Vernon , where your Black tie gala can wow guests with firework displays at George Washington ' s estate and home , which includes an award-winning museum and education centre .
TUDOR PLACE HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDEN . This historic home showcasing Federal-period architecture , features a musuem with 18,000 decorative objects and gardens sprawled over 5.5 acres in the heart of the city ' s oldest neighbourhood , Georgetown . For dinners , receptions , lunches , meetings and corporate events , Tudor Place offers large outdoor spaces .
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