Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

8th and F Sts NW, Washington, DC
Max Capacity: 1200 people
Host your special event in Washington's most elegant and stunning venue. As part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, the National Portrait Gallery is housed in a gloriously renovated National Historic Landmark building. This third-oldest federal building was once described as the noblest of Washington buildings by Walt Whitman. Entertain your guests in one of three exquisite spaces, or combine spaces to create a truly memorable event. Celebrate in the breathtaking Kogod Courtyard under a twinkling glass canopy that appears to float over beautiful neoclassical architecture. Host your party amid the spectacular Victorian decor of the Great Hall, which features a hand-laid encaustic tile floor, curving double staircase, and soaring vaulted ceilings. Invite your guests to enjoy the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, where block-long skylights showcase more than 3,300 works of art on two levels of balconies overlooking a marble-floored sculpture gallery. In addition to our enchanting event spaces, our beautiful Greek Revival Building, once home to the U.S. Patent Office, is centrally located in the heart of Washington's thriving Penn Quarter district-near hotels, restaurants, and the Verizon Center-making it the ideal choice for your special event.
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Amenities
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1200
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3
  • Year Renovated: 2000
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.
Kensington, MD  
Capacity: 200
$1,740 per event
Our lives are filled with benchmarks of celebrations: weddings, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, quinceaneras, baby showers, bridal showers, holiday parties, birthday parties, corporate meetings. Avant Garde Ballroom and Event Center is THE place to help you create memorable celebrations. If it's pizzazz you want, we've got it! A distinctly contemporary space, it accommodates up to 200 people. Its elegant floor-to-ceiling beveled mirrors, resilient maple floors, full kitchen, dressing room, mood lighting, in-house sound system and ample free parking gives us a cutting edge above everyone else. Seeing is believing. Visit us at 5268-M Nicholson Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20895 or call us today at *NOT DISPLAYED* .
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!
Bethesda, MD  
Capacity: 140
$60-$120 per person
$35-$95 per event
Looking for the perfect place to host your next event? We offer an elegant space for any private event! Weddings/Celebrations: -Celebrate the start of a new life together at our elegant and intimate Bethesda wedding venue. -Utilizing our reception areas, catering and event staff ensures attention to every detail. -Our Bethesda wedding reception space features 5,000 square feet of stylish space. -Custom catering and private dining rooms are featured for rehearsal dinners at our Bethesda hotel. -Enjoy a fun and affordable get together with family and friends featuring discounted room blocks. -Our convenient location near I-270 and I-495 allows guests easy access to area sites. Meetings: -Our facilities feature 11 Bethesda meeting rooms and 5,000 square feet of refined event space. -Our largest Bethesda meeting room boasts 2,080 square feet of space for conferences and meetings. -Renovated meeting rooms in Bethesda featuring on-site A/V services and high-speed Internet. -Dedicated event services manager available to help with Bethesda meetings, banquets and receptions. -Exceptional event menus, customizable for your special meeting or event, are designed to inspire. -Our Bethesda business hotel is conveniently located minutes from Washington, DC and other sites. We offer spacious suites with a separate living room, bedroom w/ king-size bed and luxurious marbled bath. Each room includes a work area with STSN, king-size sleeper sofa, wet bar, in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, 2 TVs (both equipped with cable).
Clifton, VA  
Capacity: 180
Newly renovated in 2014 and centrally located in Clifton, Virginia, Twin Lakes Golf Course is the perfect venue for your event. The 3,300 square foot room with outdoor terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests. Variable pricing based on attendance makes the room wonderfully affordable for any occasion, including wedding receptions, graduation, holiday and birthday parties, showers and meetings. Our scenic 36-hole golf course provides the ideal backdrop for photo opportunities. The staff will work tirelessly for you and your guests throughout the planning process and the day of the event. With your help, we can arrange the perfect affair based on your special requests and to provide you and your guests with an unforgettable, relaxing experience. We look forward to hosting a memorable experience for you and your guests. Book your tour today!