Interesting Places to Hold a Corporate Party in the Washington, DC, Area

An area like Washington, DC, that speaks volumes of our country’s past, present, and future is an exciting place to hold your next corporate party or event. So when it comes time to book a venue, you shouldn’t play it safe in an area with so much to offer.

The following out-of-the-box and extraordinary Washington, DC, locales will bring the city’s prestige, history, and appreciation for the arts to the forefront of your company party, product launch, or special event.

Get to know our venue picks for interesting and inspiring places to hold a corporate party in the Washington, DC, area below!

Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square

In addition to being home to the esteemed Kiplinger Library, the Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square functions as a special event space with 75,000 square feet to offer.

Originally opened in 1903 and dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt and Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Library is an exquisite example of DC architecture that documents another era entirely. A total of 9 extravagant rooms are available to you and your party attendees.

From taking a memorable group photo outside the library’s epic exterior to twirling on marble floors where presidents once walked, the Carnegie Library makes an over-the-top ballroom-esque backdrop for your next event.

Josephine Butler Parks Center

Strongly connected to both nature and history, the Josephine Butler Parks Center is a Renaissance-revival style mansion that supervises Meridian Hill Park in northwest Washington, DC. Inside, the center’s towering ceilings, sunlight-flooded spaces, and restored features are all you need to make your company event a success.

Meridian Hill is a beautiful landscape to have nearby whether you’re admiring it from one of the Parks Center’s stunning balconies or you decide to mobilize your cocktail hour to the rambling Italian water garden. It features the longest cascading fountain in North America, ornate statues commemorating Joan of Arc and Dante, as well as the James Buchanan Memorial.

Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery

Can’t decide between hosting your corporate gala indoors or out? Book the Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, a renowned DC space that features a dazzling, sky-high bubbled glass ceiling that lets in light and keeps out Mother Nature.

Connecting and protecting the exteriors of two early 19th-century buildings that house Smithsonian collections, the glass canopy above the Kogod Courtyard brings a refreshing, modern expression to any event. It’s an elegantly executed mix of old and new. Add lights and projections to the courtyard’s dramatic and unique space, and you have an occasion that your employees will never forget.


Stationed smack dab in the middle of the US Capitol and the White House, the Newseum is one of DC’s most highly sought-after event spaces. As the institution dedicated to documenting, promoting, and defending the five freedoms of the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition), on top of its premier location, exploring Newseum’s exhibits adds an empowering and unique flair to your celebration.

The Newseum exhibit galleries’ available 250,000 square feet of event space offers a vast window into the world of news and free expression and makes a stunning happy hour space, dining room, dance floor, or all three.

Contact One of These Inspiring Washington, DC, Event Spaces Today!

These Washington, DC, venues are architecturally stunning, historically relevant, and just what you need to take your annual corporate party or special company event to the next level.

To learn more about getting plans for your gala or get together underway at one of DC’s best locales, click on the link within the venue listing you’re interested in to learn more.