A Guide to Green Events in DC
A comprehensive post about hosting Green Events in DC is long overdue from me. I believe that couples planning weddings and organizations planning gatherings will continue to care more and more about how they can green their special events. DC is a very green city when it comes to its buildings, the local government has made that a priority for years. So we have a ton of great green venues for your upcoming event! We also benefit from a wide range of green caterers, one is sure to fit your needs.
Eco-Friendly Event Venues:
When I say a capacity is for a cocktail reception, that refers to a party where everyone is mixing and mingling, with limited tables. A banquet capacity refers to a set up with full seating for dinner and a dance floor. Often a cocktail style reception capacity is double that of banquet capacity.
Green Special Event Venues:
Nationals Park – indoor and outdoor options, onsite catering, enhancements like use of the batting cages and visits from the Racing Presidents.
Audi Field – indoor and outdoor options, menus by chef Jose Andres, up to 600 guests for a cocktail reception or a stadium buyout.
101 Constitution – Tented rooftop of a green building for up to 400 guests with a cocktail reception.
Farmer’s Restaurant Group – with locations in Virginia, Maryland, DC and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Gensler has well-designed spaces at their office in DC
Potomac View Terrace – killer rooftop space of a green building
Green Hotels for Events:
The Wharf hotels: Intercontinental at the Wharf can accommodate up to 630 for a cocktail style reception, Canopy by Hilton can accommodate up to 165 for a cocktail style reception, and Hyatt House can also accommodate up to 165 for a cocktail style reception.
Hilton Washington DC at National Mall The Wharf (adjacent to the Spy Museum) can accommodate 753 guests a cocktail-style reception.
The Concordia Hotel, south of Dupont Circle, has two intimate conference rooms.
Marriott Marquis can accommodate 3500 for a cocktail style reception.
Viceroy Hotel can accommodate 160 for a cocktail style reception.
The Eaton can accommodate 400 for a cocktail style reception.
AC Hotel can accommodate 125 max.
Hilton Garden Inn Georgetown‘s largest configuration is 2250 sq ft.
Kimpton Hotels: the Hotel Monaco can accommodate 300 for a cocktail reception, Banneker Hotel can host up to 75 for a cocktail reception, and Hotel George can accommodate 150 for a cocktail reception.
Dupont Circle Hotel can accommodate 350 for a cocktail reception.
Mandarin Oriental can host up to 1000 in a cocktail reception.
The Sofitel is ideal for a banquet of up to 100.
St. Gregory is ideal for a banquet for up to 110.
The Westin Georgetown can accommodate 250 for a reception style event.
The Fairmont can host 700 in a cocktail style reception. And they have their own bees on the roof!
The National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA can accommodate 1800 theatre style.
Green Museums for Events:
National Museum of African American History and Culture can accommodate 2500 with a reception-style event in the largest single event space.
National Museum of the American Indian‘s largest event space can host 300 with a reception, and 3500 with a full building buy out.
Renwick Gallery has over 4000 sq ft of event space.
International Spy Museum can host up to 700 guests.
Anacostia Community Museum can accommodate up to 150 guests.
The National Zoo can host up to 2000 guests in tits largest space, the Great Cats Exhibit.
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