McLean Gardens Ballroom

3811 Porter Street Northwest Washington, DC
Max Capacity: 960 people
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An intimate setting with classical charm, An Eventective User from Arlington, VA

When my wife and I were looking for a wedding venue in the Washington DC area, we wanted a good balance across all the different factors. We wanted a venue with great food and service that is classy, convenient, and affordable. After calling and visiting a number of different places, we found the McLean Gardens Ballroom and our decision was easy. Tucked away in northwest DC, about one mile north of the National Cathedral, the MGB is easily accessible for out-of-town guests with taxis and for local guests with their own cars. We held our whole wedding event at the Ballroom - ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We hosted 90 people and, while the venue could have easily held 130 people, the setting was still very intimate. The ballroom's fireplaces, paintings, and columns give it a very authentically classic look. The Ballroom works with a dedicated caterer, Washington Parties, that hosts monthly tasting events where you can sample different dishes and consult with their planners to construct the perfect menu. We had three tastings with Washington Parties and they offered helpful advice while we assembled our dual-entree, seasonally-appropriate feast. Washington Parties offers plated or buffet service. We were very relieved that we didn't have to worry about renting anything for the event. The Ballroom handles all of the tables, linens, dishware, and whatever else may be necessary. During the event, the caterers and planners worked like clockwork. Our schedule was planned to 5-minute increments and everything went precisely on time. The Ballroom's main planner was accessible throughout the event, but he let us enjoy ourselves without checking in every other minute. The only criticism I have of the Ballroom is that their planners could be better organized with their client files. In one or two meetings, we had to re-hash decisions we had already made because they weren't recorded in our file. That's a small criticism, though, given the excellent service and attention we received for a very modest price. The McLean Gardens Ballroom helped us host the perfect wedding.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 960
Baltimore, MD  
Capacity: 100
$30-$40 per person
Luna Del Sea is proud to offer the highest quality of fresh seafood brought in by local fisheries, the freshest organic vegetables and produce brought in by local farmers and purveyors as well as grass fed beef and poultry from local markets. Not only does Luna Del Sea do catering and fine dining, but we do event planning for you. If you are looking for someone to handle your event from top to bottom, we are happy to provide that service - saving you both time and money in the process. Luna Del Sea also offers a wide variety of settings to cater to your dining needs. We offer an elegant white tablecloth dining room, a casual and comfortable outdoor seating area, an intimate patio and elegant ballroom. Luna Del Sea can cater to any event, whether it be business lunches, romantic dinners for couples, dinner parties and casual socials. Luna Del Sea also offers a full ballroom that can be used for larger parties, social gatherings or private events. Our management staff, service staff, and chefs will be more than happy to accommodate any of your service needs and desires. ** No outside caterers allowed **
Laurel, MD  
Capacity: 620
We are a full service banquet hall specializing in weddings, Traditional African weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvah's, Quinceanera's, Sangeets, Henna parties, business & corporate functions. We have two very large halls (the largest seating up to 400 guests) and a modern foyer for all your event needs and we are setting the standard in first class service. Please call us between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. to schedule a guided tour of our banquet halls and to check on your date availability. What Comes With Both Halls 8 hour rental up till 3:00 a.m. (this is actual party time not setup or cleanup time) Gold Chiarvari Chairs 72" Round Tables Rectangular Tables Movable Stages Movable Bar Dance Floor Very large prep kitchen Restroom attendant 2 large dressing rooms (Only In The Ellicott Hall) We set up the hall before your event We clean up after your event Parking attendants to show your guests where to park (if your guest count exceeds 150) * You can extend most party past 3:00 a.m. at additional costs Hall Capacity The Columbia Hall - Seats up to 220 guests banquet style The Ellicott Hall - Seats up to 400 guests banquet style Please see pricing packages below.
Fairfax, VA  
Capacity: 200
$80-$85 per person
The Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax is a five story hotel with contemporary open lobby and elegantly appointed guest rooms. Our patio is the perfect space for a wedding. We host events of all types including weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, galas, fundraisers, graduations, reunions, birthday and other special events.
Lorton, VA  
Capacity: 150
$64 per person
Our elegant venue is surrounded by our beautifully landscaped 18-hole championship golf course and picturesque rolling hills. Laurel Hill Golf Club’s refined and elegant clubhouse offers a full in-house catering service, banquet facilities, and dining facilities all tailored to your needs. Our spacious banquet room can accommodate up to 150 people comfortably and guests in this room will be mesmerized by the spectacular panoramic view of the golf course. Enclosed in our wedding packet are menu selections by Executive Chef, Edisson Rosales. Whether it is simply elegant or elegantly simple, every wedding at Laurel Hill has our banquet team’s utmost attention to detail. We welcome you to Laurel Hill Golf Club and are excited to work with you to plan an unforgettable event!
Ellicott City, MD  
Capacity: 100
$3-$35 per person
$8-$1,500 per event
Kelsey’s continues its deep commitment to providing the very best service, menu selections, and bar options in its newly expanded catering venue—The Moore Room. Our beautifully decorated and private room is perfect for up to 100 seated guests or 150 standing events including family parties, business functions or any social occasion. We do not charge a room fee - Just a food and beverage minimum. Please review our packages below for additional information!
Baltimore, MD  
Capacity: 350
$300-$3,500 per event
Located in the heart of the Mount Vernon cultural district, two blocks west of the Washington Monument, the Maryland Historical Society offers a unique and historic venue for weddings, meetings, and other special events. From classically elegant to strikingly modern to a touch of nature in an urban setting – the Maryland Historical Society has a one of a kind venue ready for your next event. Offer your guests a unique experience – host your next event surrounded by over 400 years of Maryland history. We offer a number of different meeting and event spaces at our property including a beautiful outdoor courtyard, a versatile auditorium, meeting rooms, classrooms and more...all for, perhaps, the best pricing in the Baltimore area. On top of this we are able to offer secured on site parking and other great amenities that no other venue can match. Our pricing is incredibly competitive and we are confident you will not be able to find a better value for your money in such an amazing facility. As an added bonus MdHS members also may qualify for a 10 to 20% discount on room rentals. The prices listed on this site are typically based on a four hour rental time. Many of our prices can be customized for the particular event. Please reach out to us to discuss pricing and dates. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour!
Bethesda, MD  
Capacity: 100
$600-$3,000 per event
The Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC / Bethesda is nestled in the heart of chic, downtown Bethesda, MD. This bustling urban district is just seven miles northwest of Washington, DC, and home to nearly 200 restaurants, two live theatres, 20 art galleries, and some of the best shopping in the Nation's Capital. The hotel is conveniently located three miles from Glen Echo Park and only one block south of the Bethesda Metrorail's Red Line Station, which puts you and your guests only minutes away from famous DC attractions like the Smithsonian Institute, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, and the White House. Our hotel offers a comfortable, contemporary oasis with direct access to the hotel's Mezzanine level where you can host your Wedding Rehearsal, Brunch, Welcome / Hospitality Reception, and Bridal Shower. All 216 guest rooms feature: complimentary wired and wireless Internet; large work desk with convenient, desk - level outlets, and ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller; two dual - line phones with data port and voicemail; complimentary remote printing to the business center; refrigerator and microwave oven; seating area and high definition LCD television; Sleep Deep with our revolutionary Garden; Sleep System bed (in many rooms) - providing pressure - free comfort with adjustable firmness settings; and fresh and fluffy white duvet and high thread count linen. Call or email today to reserve your Guest Room Block - rooms are filling fast! And see the Deals section to take advantage of our Wedding Perk Packages!
Washington, DC  
Capacity: 450
The Art of the Meeting: FHI 360 Conference Center is an open canvas for your next great gathering in Washington, DC. Be it a small off-site meeting or a conference hall for hundreds, our airy, art-filled space offers an alternative to the usual venues around town. Our dedicated conference staff is ready to help realize your vision. Our Art Collection: Our eclectic modern art collection reflects the kind of intellectual diversity and cross-cultural exchange we hope to kindle. Many pieces were donated by the pioneering pop art collectors John & Kimiko Powers. Among the highlights are works by Robert Rauschenberg, Bob Stanley, Masami Kodama and Claes Oldenberg. Highlights: • Customizable 10,000 sq. feet of event space • Sunlit atrium with modern art collection • Metro accessible; 4 blocks from DuPont Circle Metro • Coat room, lactation room, and speaker ready-room • Charging stations • Dedicated AV support technicians • Complimentary wireless internet • Eco-friendly catering options
Brentwood, MD  
Capacity: 130
$500-$2,000 per event
The Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department has a social hall available to rent for special events. The hall sits apart from the Fire depot and has it's own separate entrance. The hall features a full commercial kitchen, perfect for your caterer of choice. The building is handicapped accessible and offers off-street parking for all guests.