National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Avenue NW DEVS Washington, DC
Max Capacity: 4326 people
Companies and organizations that make an unrestricted donation to the Zoo are invited to co-host a special event at one of the Zoo’s various event sites. Special events include company picnics, evening receptions, meetings, or similar activities that are in accordance with Smithsonian policies and guidelines. Social events of a personal nature are not permitted. This includes weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, as well as fundraising, product marketing, religious, and political functions.
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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.
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
College Park, MD  
Capacity: 500
$500-$3,000 per event
MilkBoy ArtHouse is a performance venue, restaurant and craft bar where the campus and community can gather, connect and explore. MilkBoy ArtHouse's intimate urban hangout will offer a fresh take on contemporary cool where residents and students all feel at home. Consistently eclectic, MilkBoy ArtHouse's top-quality entertainment will range from contemporary, global pop, indie rock and jazz to world music, film and more! Versatile spaces of various sizes ensure just the right venue for your event!
Middleburg, VA  
Capacity: 350
Featuring a Brand New Event Barn! Located one hour from Washington, DC in Middleburg, VA, located on Route 50 with easy access. Beautiful sites at this equestrian event venue! Comfortably seats 400. Middleburg is known for its small town atmosphere, quaint shops and quiet way of life but, to most, this area's best known residents will always be the horses. Middleburg is the center of Virginia’s horse country and for 17 years, Fox Chase Farm has been a centerpiece of Middleburg’s equestrian life playing host to hundreds of horse shows and special events and weddings. Our historic equestrian facility also features newly renovated entertaining spaces suitable for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events or any occasion and can accommodate any size from small groups and coach tours. Featuring multiple spaces, this unique horse farm venue caters from small to large groups. Fox Chase Farm is dedicated to making your wedding a wonderful and beautiful day!
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.
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.
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.
Baltimore, MD  
Capacity: 350
$50-$140 per person
With stunning views of the famous Baltimore Harbor, Harbor Tower Events is the perfect venue for your breakfast meetings, working lunches, conferences, corporate dinners, intimate cocktail receptions, social events and weddings. The state-of-the-art LEED certified facility houses multiple conference rooms, outdoor decks overlooking the harbor, and an upscale dining room to host a variety of functions. Restaurant Associates will set the standard for excellence for all of your catering and event needs. Our chefs utilize the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients to customize menus and create memorable experiences. Come meet our team and let us help you make your event a success!