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The National Housing Center

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1201 15th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreats | Wedding Ceremonies | Wedding Receptions
Maximum
Capacity:900
On-Site
Spaces:6
  • Click to experience one of Washington, D.C.’s most premier venues
  • Atrium - cocktail receptionAtrium - cocktail reception
  • Auditorium - conferenceAuditorium - conference
  • Auditorium - WeddingAuditorium - Wedding
  • Auditorium - ConferenceAuditorium - Conference
  • Atrium - Expo/Marketplace setupAtrium - Expo/Marketplace setup
  • Auditorium - DJ EventAuditorium - DJ Event
  • Atrium - Lounge SetAtrium - Lounge Set
  • Atrium - Fashion ShowAtrium - Fashion Show
  • Auditorium - Plated meal eventAuditorium - Plated meal event
  • Atrium - Fashion ShowAtrium - Fashion Show
  • Full Service Cocktail/Bar AmenitiesFull Service Cocktail/Bar Amenities
  • Atrium - cocktail receptionAtrium - cocktail reception
  • Breakout SpaceBreakout Space
  • Wedding ReceptionWedding Reception
  • Auditorium - VIP KeynotesAuditorium - VIP Keynotes
  • Atrium - Full Service Onsite CateringAtrium - Full Service Onsite Catering
  • Auditorium - Banquet setupAuditorium - Banquet setup
  • Auditorium - DJ EventAuditorium - DJ Event
  • Fully ADA Accessible & Friendly Event Space Fully ADA Accessible & Friendly Event Space
  • Atrium - Fashion ShowAtrium - Fashion Show
  • What's Nearby - ALL DC Tourist Attractions!What's Nearby - ALL DC Tourist Attractions!
  • Atrium - Fashion ShowAtrium - Fashion Show
  • Atrium - Fashion ShowAtrium - Fashion Show
  • Atrium - Fashion ShowAtrium - Fashion Show
  • Auditorium - Plated EventAuditorium - Plated Event
  • Atrium - Plated EventAtrium - Plated Event
  • Atrium - Holiday Decor IncludedAtrium - Holiday Decor Included
  • Atrium - Business Cocktail ReceptionAtrium - Business Cocktail Reception
  • Auditorium - Plated EventAuditorium - Plated Event

About

About The National Housing Center

The National Housing Center (NHC), located in Washington, D.C., is the perfect corporate event venue for conferences, cocktail receptions, banquets or off-site board meetings. The NHC will impress your guests with its premiere event space fit for any corporate or social event under the sun.

The NHC is located right in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. near world-class restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions. The venue can accommodate parties with 6 to 800 attendees, meaning that your event is sure to be a success regardless of its size. Our event spaces are known for their ambience and character. For example, the Atrium is outfitted with a 2-story glass wall that is sure to awe your guests. The event space offers floor to ceiling windows, so attendees can enjoy plenty of natural light during the day and stunning views of the city of Washington, D.C. at night. We are open to host events Monday thur Friday for all sized events year-round. In addition, we are also able to host Saturday and Sunday events for 150 guests or more or for a total buyout.

Catering is provided through some of the finest catering vendors that Washington, D.C. has to offer. All NHC clients also enjoy a 10% discount on catering orders placed with our approved vendors, and there are no food and beverage minimums at the venue.

The NHC maintains an ever-expanding supply of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment in our event space. Whether you require basic microphones and Wi-Fi access or webcasting and recording services, our full-time dedicated A/V staff is on-site and available to quickly service your technology needs.

The premier venue is surrounded by hotels with ample parking garages on both sides and has three Metro stations in walking distance, making commuting to and from the venue largely hassle-free for guests. The NHC has built strong relationships with area hotels and car service partners should your attendees require lodging or transportation services in the Washington, D.C. area. Those that require a bit of logistical help with their event will be happy to find that the National Housing Center’s experienced meeting planners are able to offer full-service support to ensure your corporate or social event is successful.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION
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Ronald Regan Washington National Airport - 15 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Metro | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: Front door valet parking available for evening/weekend events

CATERING

Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
A/V Tech Staff
ADA Accessible
Food and Beverage On-Site
LCD Projectors
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

900 Attendees


6 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 450 | Classroom Style 280 | Standing Reception 600 | Seated Reception 415

TECHNOLOGY
Yes

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

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Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
900
Overall
280
Classroom
Style
600
Standing
Reception
415
Seated
Catered Event


Meeting + Event Spaces
| 12,230 SQ FT | 450 Banquet Style | 600 Conference Style | image
Atrium Floorplan
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The atrium of the National Housing Center features four-story glass walls for a truly magnificent event space and can accomodate up to 600 guests for receptions and parties.
| 5,209 SQ FT | 300 Banquet Style | 280 Classroom Style | 450 Conference Style | 50 Hollow Square Space Style | 40 Open-U Style | image
Auditorium Floorplan
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Our auditorium can seat up to 450 attendees and features soaring two-story windows that allow you openness and natural light or shades for the option of privacy. The auditorium also features an LCD projector with computer interface and a projection screen for broadcasts or teleconferencing. This premier space is incredibly versatile – perfect for hosting a number of engagements including keynote speakers, banquets, board meetings, roundtable discussions, focus groups, receptions and more.
| 503 SQ FT | 20 Banquet Style | 14 Classroom Style | 35 Conference Style | 12 Hollow Square Space Style | 10 Open-U Style | image
Conference Room A, B and C Floorplan
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Conference rooms A, B and C can be used as individual rooms or as a combined space. From break-out rooms to receptions, these areas are ideal for many different styles of events.
| 411 SQ FT | 20 Banquet Style | 14 Classroom Style | 35 Conference Style | 12 Hollow Square Space Style | 10 Open-U Style | image
Conference Room A, B and C Floorplan
| 499 SQ FT | 20 Banquet Style | 14 Classroom Style | 35 Conference Style | 12 Hollow Square Space Style | 10 Open-U Style | image
Conference Room A, B and C Floorplan
| 567 SQ FT | 20 Banquet Style | 14 Classroom Style | 35 Conference Style | 12 Hollow Square Space Style | 10 Open-U Style | image
Conference Room D Floorplan
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Located outside of the auditorium entrance, this room often serves as a speaker-ready room or as on-site operations headquarters. This space also offers great functionality as a meeting space, or as a break-out session or reception room.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Ronald Regan Washington National Airport - 15 minutes
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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Located at the famous address 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House is the home and primary workplace of the U.S. president. Public tour requests must be submitted through one’s member of Congress; foreign citizens should contact their embassy in Washington, DC
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As is seen from the front door of our main entrance, this 555-foot marble obelisk on the National Mall was built to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States and commander in chief of the Continental Army. 
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The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is 184.5 miles of adventure. The park offers activities such as hiking, biking, camping, fishing, boating, kayaking, rock climbing, and birdwatching. In operation for nearly 100 years, the C&O Canal once served as a lifeline for communities along the Potomac.
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The NPS considers the National Mall, situated in downtown Washington, DC, to include the greenspace between the U.S. Capitol and the Potomac River. It contains the Washington Monument and memorials to MLK, FDR, Lincoln, Jefferson, and veterans of multiple wars.
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Founded in 1889, the 163-acre National Zoo is one of the country’s oldest zoological parks. Part of the Smithsonian Institution, its mission is to “provide engaging experiences with animals and create and share knowledge to save wildlife and habitats.” Home to more than 1,500 animals across 300 species, the zoo receives two million visitors a year. Admission is always free.
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This 1,754-acre park is a refuge from the city, offering activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, golfing, tennis, and boating. Attractions include a planetarium, Civil War fortifications, working mills, and colonial houses. Officially authorized in 1890, Rock Creek Park was the third national park to be designated by the federal government.
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Located on the Potomac River, The Kennedy Center is the nation’s busiest performing arts center. It hosts approximately 3,000 events each year, in areas such as music, dance, and theater
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A veteran concert venue with lots of character, 9:30 Club has all-ages shows, dancing, light pub food, and four bars. With a capacity for 1,200 people, it anchors the eastern end of the U Street Corridor.
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Located less than a mile from the National Housing Center, this large, modern shopping center offers a multitude of high-end retailers (David Yurman, BOSS, Paul Stuart, Longchamp, Morgenthal Frederics, Hermès, Gucci, Dior, Canali, Burberry) and restaurants (Fig & Olive, Milk Bar, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Dolcezza, Del Frisco’s, Centrolina, Fruitive, and RareSweets).
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This 20,000-seat, state-of-the-art arena offers world-class sporting contests, concerts, family shows, trade shows, and special events. It is located in DC’s Chinatown neighborhood.
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This Georgetown institution is a jazz and blues venue modeled after the supper clubs of the 1920s and ’30s. It accommodates up to 125 for dinner and a show. Online ticketing is available.
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Located in DC’s Penn Quarter arts district, this historic Art Deco movie palace now stages performances by big-name musicians, comedians, and dance troupes.
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This high-tech museum explores journalism’s past, present, and future via exhibits and films. One of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum is dedicated to free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
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Echostage is DC’s largest dedicated concert venue. With top-tier sound design and advanced LED displays, it has attracted industry heavyweights such as Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Tiesto.
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Artists like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holliday performed on the stage of this storied theater, built in 1922. Restored and reopened, it hosts varied performances and events.
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Just over a mile from the National Housing Center is this privately owned museum featuring over 600 espionage artifacts, the largest collection ever placed on public display. These objects illuminate the work of famous spies and some of the most secretive missions in world history. Visitors can participate in live-action spy experiences.

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Technology

  • Polycom Conference Phone
  • Wireless Hand Held Mic
  • Wireless Lapel Mic
  • Marantz Digital Voice Recorder
  • 8 Channel Mixers
  • 4 Channel Mixers
  • 6 Channel Press Box
  • Equalizers, Single 31 Band
  • 15”Loudspeaker with Stands
  • Wired Hand Held Mic
  • Sets of Stereo PC Speakers
  • DDS 5900 Push-to-Talk Mics
  • DDS 5900 Control Units\Power Supplies
  • Con1 Push-to-Talk Mics Including 2 Chairman Mic
  • Con1 Push-to-Talk Mic Control Units\Power Supplies


  • 70” Monitors
  • 50” Monitors
  • 50” LCD Confidence Monitor
  • Slide Advancer R400/Laser Pointer
  • Cannon Digital Video Camera with Tripod
  • Projectors 3500 Lums (Subject to Availability)
  • Switcher
  • 19”Dell Monitors
  • Cannon Digital Video Camera with Tripod
  • In-house Studio Camera with Tripod (Subject to Availability)

Testimonials

Testimonials


The National Housing Center is our organization’s first choice for a venue when holding large meetings. It’s in a prime location with very reasonable rates, especially for audio visual needs, which is ordinarily quite expensive. Over the past five years, the Center has facilitated many of our events. It’s an outstanding facility with excellent, professional staff who are truly a joy to work with.

We have been holding events at the National Housing Center for more than a decade and absolutely love the space. The atrium is spectacular for all types of networking events. It’s huge, open and airy, and lets in loads of light! The auditorium is the perfect space for our faculty lectures, speed networking events and other programs that require lecture-style or ballroom-type setups for 200+ guests. The staff are a true pleasure to work with. This is a premier event space in a fabulous D.C. location.