Our country’s capital has much to offer — historic monuments, a strong performance arts presence, and regular sporting events. If you’re one of the lucky ones living in the picturesque city, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of venues perfect for your event, no matter what it is. Just check out our top 10 venues in the D.C. area for your wedding, corporate luncheon, or other special event.


1. Grand Occasions (formerly known as Occasions Banquet Hall)

Ideal for: Weddings and Special Events
Capacity: 400

First-class service is the motto of Grand Occasions. With two full-service halls available, your special day is a one-stop shop. Grand Occasions provides the venue and decorations, and can recommend trusted vendors. Nice and easy!

2. The Crown and Crow

Ideal for: Parties and Corporate Events
Capacity: 200

Sit back, relax, and let Crown and Crow turn your event vision into a reality. Their intimate, “speakeasy” setting and dedication to customer satisfaction means an unforgettable time for you and your guests. Ornate chandeliers, plush booth seating, and authentic antique fixtures are just some of the unique features they offer.

3. Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

Ideal for: All Event Types
Capacity: 200

Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax is the perfect venue for events with traveling guests. Only 11 miles from the local airport, with free shuttles and parking, you and your guests can have the Hilton luxury at unbeatable convenience.

4. Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Ideal for: Banquets and Galas
Capacity: 500

For a modern, elegant venue option, consider the the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, located at the University of Maryland. Whether you’re an alumnus or just a friend, you can host your event at this versatile space. With over 60,000 square feet of event and office space to work with, this venue is perfect for banquets and galas.

5. Skylofts Gallery

Ideal for: Special Events and Parties
Capacity: 125

The sky’s the limit at Skylofts Gallery! With four loft spaces to choose from, along with a rooftop terrace, you and your guests will be wowed by this venue’s historic charm. Notable features include refinished hardwood floors, historic industrial architecture, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and a stainless steel prep kitchen.

6. Johnny Pistolas

Ideal for: Corporate Events and Parties
Capacity: 400

Johnny Pistolas has the space to accommodate all of your event needs. With four bars, a large projection screen, and capacity to accommodate 400 guests, you can’t go wrong with this venue. Johnny Pistolas is also known for providing top-notch catering. Pro tip: LA-inspired tacos are their specialty!

7. The National Union Building

Ideal for: Corporate Events and Conferences
Capacity: 750

Located in downtown Washington D.C., the National Union Building is the perfect historical space for your special event. Built in 1890 and located just blocks away from the White House, you can choose from 11 individual event spaces or book the entire venue. It’s a wonderful space for a corporate event or conference.

8. TownePlace Suites Potomac Mills Woodbridge

Ideal for: Small Events and Meetings
Capacity: 80

Planning a small event? TownePlace Suites is a great option. Located just off of the interstate by Potomac Mills Mall, this venue is convenient for out-of-state travelers. The indoor venue option can be divided for your versatile needs. You can also utilize the outdoor patio!

9. Royalty Venue

Ideal for: Small Parties and Weddings
Capacity: 100

For another intimate event space, consider Royalty Venue. With a 5-star Google Review rating, you can expect the “royal treatment” here. Royalty Venue is located in downtown Baltimore and offers everything you need to create your perfect event. See if this venue is a good fit by scheduling a tour.

10. The Royal Banquet and Event Center

Ideal for: All Event Types
Capacity: 500

If you’re looking to host your event out of the city, discover the Royal Banquet and Event Center. This is a wonderful space for any event. Plus, you can enjoy special discounts when you choose catering from this venue’s two on-site partners. The Royal Banquet and Event Center makes event planning a breeze!


Interested in exploring more venues in the D.C. area? Use our venue search tool! It will help you find the perfect venue for your upcoming event. Best of luck!

Top 10 Venues in the D.C. Area