Walter E Washington Convention Center / Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square
801 Mount Vernon Place Nort West, Washington, DC

Walter E Washington Convention Center / Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square

801 Mount Vernon Place Nort West
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Square
801 Mount Vernon Place Nort West
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Square

Maximum Capacity: 42000 people
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The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an extraordinary 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility, is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to events for 500 to 42,000 attendees. One of the most energy-efficient buildings for its size, the Convention Center includes a range of mixed-use exhibit spaces, 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a total of 77 break-out rooms and the largest ballroom in the region. The Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square combines simple elegance and modern amenities to create a versatile space perfect for any event. Located across the street from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, this historic landmark has awe-inspiring architecture, spacious rooms, a 150-seat theater and a grand exterior plaza. As a special event venue, the Carnegie Library showcases its versatility by hosting galas, weddings, receptions, holiday parties and press events. The Library is comprised of nine ornate rooms – including the L’Enfant Map Room, which features an illuminated floor map of Washington, DC. The Carnegie Library also serves as home to the notable Kiplinger Library.
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6/13/2012

"The Beautiful Washington D.C. Convention Center", An Eventective User from Catlett, Va
Washington D.C. the nation's capital, the perfect place to host any event. I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference at the Washington D.C. Convention Center and was really surprised at it's beauty and it's charm. The large windows overlooking the Washington DC area were beautiful, although perhaps distracting at times when I should have been listening to the speaker. The food at the banquet was delicious and the place was just as breathtaking as the room we had our lecture in. The staff were extremely accommodating to those of us who weren't quite sure were we were supposed to be. The convention center hosts small events through large events!

The building has three levels, a concourse and a lower level! It is accessible to handicap and has many different entrances. It is located in the heart of D.C. so there is plenty to do when your activity is finished or has a break. I love an hour from D.C. and was still glad for this opportunity because I truly do not get to take in the sights of Washington D.C. as much as I probably should! This would be the perfect place for any activity! I absolutely cannot think of something they could not accommodate from a concert to a wedding to a banquet to a conference full of workshops and group sessions. I had never been here before but absolutely think it's the perfect place to have my next event! I also look forward to attending the next conference there! My favorite educational conference location so far!

6/13/2012

"Consider the roomy and spacious Walter E Washington Convention Center for your needs", An Eventective User from Washington D.C.
I recently visited the Walter E Washington Convention Center for a science conference and festival and was pleasantly surprised. Despite how crowded downtown Washington D.C. can be, the Walter E Washington Convention Center was roomy and spacious in a convenient location. The entrance is located directly next to the Mt. Vernon metro stop on the yellow line which will allow you and any participants the option of public transportation. There are plenty of individual rooms for private meetings, seminars, and presentations while the larger hall offers more than enough room for exhibits, vendor tables and any other large attractions for your meeting or convention. I checked out several restrooms during my time there, all were incredibly clean. Besides being clean, each restroom also had many urinals and stalls, which helped to keep any lines quickly moving. The center also provides food and drinks on site which can be a real benefit since you will not have to deal with catering or bringing in outside food or drinks if you do not want to. One note however, the food is typical (chicken tenders, nachos, etc) and is overpriced like similar concert or sport venues. This would mean if you are trying to hold a higher level conference/meeting, you may want to consider other food options. Being in downtown D.C., the convention center is close to many other attractions, restaurants, and hotels in the middle of Washington. This can be very convenient for guests because there are other fun attractions nearby (most attractions are also available by metro). I would strongly recommend considering the Walter E Convention Center for any professional meeting or convention, however larger meetings and conventions will likely do best here and can take advantage of all the enormous space this convention hall has to offer. The convention center offers competitive pricing and also takes into consideration the size of your event (an under 500 people package and a over 500 people package). They will give you custom quotes and information if you request it.

10/14/2011

"Washington Convention Center", An Eventective User from Washington, DC
The Washington Convention Center and its design team receive the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards for the most successful urban development project. The Convention Center project is the first to ever receive the prestigious awards.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the second largest building in the nation's capital.
The building has a 38,000 ton steel super-structure or enough steel for seven Eiffel Towers.
Event Spaces
Ballroom A
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 1633 people 19000 sq ft 1765.2 sq meter
Links: Website
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 10 per
Capacity: 840 People
Theater
Capacity: 1633 People
Classroom - 18"
Capacity: 800 People
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Audio Visual: Portable Equipment
  • Ceiling Height (in feet): 48
  • Ceiling Height (in meters): 14.6
  • Floor Number: 3
  • Total Square Feet: 19,000
  • Total Square Meters: 1,765.2
Ballroom AB
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 2880 people 33000 sq ft 3065.8 sq meter
Ballroom ABC
Ballroom Max Capacity: 4600 people 52000 sq ft 4831 sq meter
Ballroom B
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 1400 people 14000 sq ft 1300.6 sq meter
Ballroom BC
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 2880 people 33000 sq ft 3065.8 sq meter
Ballroom C
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 1633 people 19000 sq ft 1765.2 sq meter
Exhibit Hall A
Exhibit Hall 151000 sq ft 14028.4 sq meter
Exhibit Hall ABC
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 2500 people 473000 sq ft 43943.1 sq meter
Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Hall 194000 sq ft 18023.2 sq meter
Exhibit Hall C
Exhibit Hall 128000 sq ft 11891.6 sq meter
Exhibit Hall D
Exhibit Hall 111000 sq ft 10312.2 sq meter
Exhibit Hall E
Exhibit Hall 119000 sq ft 11055.5 sq meter
Hall A
General Event Space 1050 sq ft 97.5 sq meter
Hall B
General Event Space 800 sq ft 74.3 sq meter
Hall C
General Event Space 800 sq ft 74.3 sq meter
Lobby
Pre-Function 15000 sq ft 1393.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 101
General Event Space Max Capacity: 206 people 2000 sq ft 185.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 102A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 130 people 1400 sq ft 130.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 102AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 357 people 3700 sq ft 343.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 102B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 228 people 2300 sq ft 213.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 103A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 264 people 2500 sq ft 232.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 103AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 440 people 4300 sq ft 399.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 103B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 180 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 140A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 180 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 140AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 384 people 3500 sq ft 325.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 140B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 180 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 141
General Event Space Max Capacity: 70 people 800 sq ft 74.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 142
General Event Space Max Capacity: 77 people 840 sq ft 78 sq meter
Meeting Room 143A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 117 people 1600 sq ft 148.6 sq meter
Meeting Room 143AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 364 people 3250 sq ft 301.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 143ABC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 545 people 4800 sq ft 445.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 143B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 117 people 1650 sq ft 153.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 143BC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 364 people 3250 sq ft 301.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 143C
General Event Space Max Capacity: 117 people 1600 sq ft 148.6 sq meter
Meeting Room 144A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 117 people 1600 sq ft 148.6 sq meter
Meeting Room 144AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 364 people 3250 sq ft 301.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 144ABC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 546 people 4800 sq ft 445.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 144B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 117 people 1650 sq ft 153.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 144BC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 364 people 3250 sq ft 301.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 144C
General Event Space Max Capacity: 117 people 1600 sq ft 148.6 sq meter
Meeting Room 145A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 285 people 2800 sq ft 260.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 145AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 684 people 5600 sq ft 520.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 145B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 285 people 2800 sq ft 260.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 146A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 432 people 4200 sq ft 390.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 146AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 918 people 8300 sq ft 771.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 146ABC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 1458 people 12500 sq ft 1161.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 146B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 522 people 4100 sq ft 380.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 146BC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 918 people 8300 sq ft 771.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 146C
General Event Space Max Capacity: 432 people 4200 sq ft 390.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 147A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 285 people 2800 sq ft 260.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 147AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 560 people 5600 sq ft 520.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 147B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 285 people 2800 sq ft 260.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 148
General Event Space Max Capacity: 56 people 700 sq ft 65 sq meter
Meeting Room 149A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 96 people 1000 sq ft 92.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 149AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 192 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 149B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 84 people 800 sq ft 74.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 150A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 270 people 2700 sq ft 250.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 150AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 594 people 5300 sq ft 492.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 150B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 270 people 2700 sq ft 250.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 151A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 288 people 3100 sq ft 288 sq meter
Meeting Room 151AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 609 people 6000 sq ft 557.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 151B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 288 people 3100 sq ft 288 sq meter
Meeting Room 152A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 270 people 2700 sq ft 250.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 152AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 594 people 5300 sq ft 492.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 152B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 270 people 2700 sq ft 250.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 153
General Event Space Max Capacity: 48 people 700 sq ft 65 sq meter
Meeting Room 154A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 108 people 1000 sq ft 92.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 154AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 228 people 2100 sq ft 195.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 154B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 108 people 1100 sq ft 102.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 155
General Event Space Max Capacity: 74 people 800 sq ft 74.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 156
General Event Space Max Capacity: 144 people 1500 sq ft 139.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 157
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people 530 sq ft 49.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 158A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 65 people 750 sq ft 69.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 158AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 140 people 1500 sq ft 139.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 158B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 65 people 750 sq ft 69.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 159A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 65 people 750 sq ft 69.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 159AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 140 people 1500 sq ft 139.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 159B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 65 people 750 sq ft 69.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 160
General Event Space Max Capacity: 45 people 600 sq ft 55.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 201
General Event Space Max Capacity: 440 people 4000 sq ft 371.6 sq meter
Meeting Room 202A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 538 people 4200 sq ft 390.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 202AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 912 people 8100 sq ft 752.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 202B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 484 people 4000 sq ft 371.6 sq meter
Meeting Room 203A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 60 people 800 sq ft 74.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 203AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 120 people 1500 sq ft 139.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 203B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 54 people 750 sq ft 69.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 204A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 99 people 1300 sq ft 120.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 204AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 252 people 2600 sq ft 241.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 204ABC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 450 people 4200 sq ft 390.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 204B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 121 people 1300 sq ft 120.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 204BC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 306 people 2900 sq ft 269.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 204C
General Event Space Max Capacity: 160 people 1600 sq ft 148.6 sq meter
Meeting Room 205
General Event Space Max Capacity: 42 people 600 sq ft 55.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 206
General Event Space Max Capacity: 440 people 4000 sq ft 371.6 sq meter
Meeting Room 207A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 538 people 4200 sq ft 390.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 207AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 912 people 8100 sq ft 752.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 207B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 484 people 4000 sq ft 371.6 sq meter
Meeting Room 208A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 60 people 800 sq ft 74.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 208AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 120 people 1500 sq ft 139.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 208B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 54 people 750 sq ft 69.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 209A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 110 people 1300 sq ft 120.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 209AB
General Event Space Max Capacity: 252 people 2600 sq ft 241.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 209ABC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 406 people 3800 sq ft 353 sq meter
Meeting Room 209B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 110 people 1300 sq ft 120.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 209BC
General Event Space Max Capacity: 250 people 2500 sq ft 232.3 sq meter
Meeting Room 209C
General Event Space Max Capacity: 110 people 1200 sq ft 111.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 210
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people 550 sq ft 51.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 301
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people 775 sq ft 72 sq meter
Meeting Room 302
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people 775 sq ft 72 sq meter
Meeting Room 303
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people 775 sq ft 72 sq meter
Meeting Room 304
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people 775 sq ft 72 sq meter
Meeting Room 305
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people 775 sq ft 72 sq meter
Meeting Room 306
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people 775 sq ft 72 sq meter
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