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
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.
Fredericksburg, VA  
Capacity: 750
The Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center is the premier full service hotel and meeting facility in the Fredericksburg area. We specialize in Weddings, Family Reunions, Military Reunions, Association Conventions and Annual Meetings, Corporate Retreats, Sales Meetings and Distributor Meetings and Religious events. Conveniently located off of Interstate 95, at Exit 130 B, 50 miles from DC and Richmond, located in Central Park Fredericksburg and Celebrate Virginia and surrounded by shops, entertainment restaurants. Minutes from Old Town Fredericksburg and our quaint historic district and civil war battlefields, 15 miles from the Marine Corps Museum and 25 miles to Kings Dominion Amusement Park. Enjoy our outdoor seasonal pool, and 194 rooms including Wired and Wireless Complimentary High Speed Internet. All rooms also feature mini-refrigerators, balconies or walkouts and microwaves. We feature the largest convention space together with hotel accommodations within a 50 mile radius with over 12,000 sq. feet of meeting space. We can accommodate any group up to 600 people for your event, wedding or convention. For your down time, visit our fitness room, Ledo Pizza and Pasta or Shannon’s Lounge. Looking for the perfect venue for a wedding, contact our wedding specialist, Bonnie Martin.
Baltimore, MD  
Capacity: 2500
Game Baltimore Sports Bar: Game is a 10,000 square foot FULL SERVICE entertainment venue. Located next to M&T Stadium and The Horseshoe Casino. We offer FREE parking, tasty Baltimore Style Menu, indulging beverages, FREE Arcade games and relaxing couches and chairs. . Amenities are listed below and we feature a free shuttle to the stadiums and for group transportation. We are a great place for corporate events, reunions, team building, private parties, conferences and more. Checkout our website for food and beverage package deals or call Tara directly to book your group function! • Free Parking • Next to M&T Bank Stadium and the Casino • 10 Minute Walk to Oriole Park • 20+ TV’s • 6 Huge Projection Screens (12ft x 6ft) used for PowerPoint Presentations, Slideshows, Movie Screenings, Seminars, Gaming Events and more. • Incredible Sound System, DJ Booth and 2 Stages for Live Music/Entertainment • Huge Media Wall w/ Live Sports Ticker • Intelligent Light Show • Phone Charging Stations • Free Wi-Fi • Full Kitchen featuring Baltimore Style Selections • Our Vault Features Hard to Find and Expensive Whiskey, Cognacs and other Fine Liquors. • Old School Games: Donkey Kong, PacMan, Ms. PacMan, Galaga (on free play) • 6 Pool Tables • Corn Hole (free play) • Bar Top Touchscreen Video Games (free play) • 2 Ping Pong Tables (free play) • Pop a Shot (basketball) • Skeeball • Knockout Punch • Foosball (free play) • Air Hockey • Ladder Ball • Beer Pong (free play) • Darts (free play) • Pinball
Hanover, MD  
Capacity: 2000
$9.99-$77.99 per person
$49.99 per event
Dave and Buster's Arundel Mills is located in the largest mall in Maryland. We have 70,000 sq.ft of space, 14 bowling lanes, 10 billiards tables, 4 private rooms from 10-300 guests with catering, 3 full service bars, a full service restaurant, and over 150 arcade games.
Crofton, MD  
Capacity: 150
Your Wedding Day or Special Event will be a memorable moment at Walden Country Club. We provide an elegant, intimate, and affordable setting for your event. Let our staff work with you so that your experience is worry free. At Walden Country Club, we believe that service is the most important part of our business. We take pride in our facility and strive to create an elegant setting for you and your guests. We will listen to all your needs, offer suggestions, and provide you with as much personal service as you want and deserve. We also will do all the catering, set up, and clean up. You are encouraged to add personal touches...it's your wedding after all. We want to make it a personal experience. Your event can be set on our beautiful Veranda overlooking our golf course with beautiful sunsets or in our intimate banquet room overlooking the Veranda.
Sterling, VA  
Capacity: 200
$25-$64 per person
Compass & Anchor Club is conveniently located near Dulles International Airport, Routes 28 and 7, where we have been Sterling's leading full service wedding reception site for nearly 30 years. Our club is available for wedding receptions and ceremonies, birthday parties, anniversaries, holiday parties, corporate meetings and events or any other celebration. Located in a historic, fully renovated dairy barn, the Club features beautiful hardwood flooring, an upper loft, lots of natural light and a beautiful center staircase for a grandiose entrance - perfect for a wedding ceremony. Whether you are planning a special event such as anniversary, graduation or a birthday party let our Event Professional assist you with your preparations. We will propose a menu that is appropriate for your specific taste and budget. Without a doubt, we will have the type of food that will provide your guests with a high quality culinary experience. We can also create a menu around a particular theme room set-up and culinary presentations are the tools that we use to make your "theme" event fun, festive and memorable for everyone.
Washington, DC  
Capacity: 600
$37-$215 per person
Entertainment Cruises offers more than an event on the water; we create unforgettable memories on the Potomac. Our fleet can accommodate any casual or formal event, from corporate and social outings to weddings, birthdays and more. Show guests a new side of DC with an event that’s sure to impress.