When searching for the optimum venue for their next event, event planners can do their best due diligence by simply listening to what their colleagues in the industry have learned. Experienced event planners who have done the research are always happy to share their wins.
And it’s the spaces, services, and team at The National Housing Center in Washington, D.C. that is praised time and time again by professional event planners. The NHC is a sophisticated award-winning venue located within the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) headquarters in the heart of downtown. Planners say it is a perfect space to hold any variety of events with its premier space, located in a fabulous city. It’s no wonder that it is the venue chosen for hundreds of meetings and events every year for professional organizations nationwide.
The NHC offers more than 19,000 square feet of versatile space, including six breakout spaces accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000 attendees. It is the chosen venue for: conferences, Quinceañeras, expos, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, receptions, chef Events, marketplaces, formal galas, dances, parties, weddings, wedding receptions, live concerts and so much more.
Planners hear from their event attendees over and over again that when they first arrive at the National Housing Center they are awestruck by the sheer beauty of it all. The most striking space is the Atrium. With its four-story floor-to-ceiling glass windows it is bathed in an abundance of natural light during the day inspiring guests with exhilarating city views. It provides a truly stunning backdrop for a wide variety of events, including convention-style booths, to catered events, luncheons, receptions, job fairs, and many other types of meetings and shows for 200 or more guests.
The Auditorium is another flexible space at The National Housing Center and with its concert-worthy acoustics, it is event planners’ go-to space for faculty lectures, speed networking events, and other programs that require lecture-style or ballroom-type setups.
The NHC also offers nuts and bolts features that professional event planners look for and appreciate: no food and beverage minimums, no setup or breakdown fees, no commissioned sales staff, complimentary Wi-Fi, concierge print and ship services, private nursing room, on-site, front-door valet parking for evening events, and no charge full-time A/V staff. Plus their very experienced staff work with planners every step of the way and sees their role as a “thought partner” during the planning process. They are happy to advise on total event design, food and beverage selection, event layout, and even show logistics. The NHC is also proud to say that their full-service staff does not work on commission and has the primary focus to ensure each event is successfully executed while staying well within your budget goals. They’ll provide upfront, transparent pricing to make sure groups are fully informed of the total event cost prior to the event. One planner said the staff is “a true pleasure to work with.”
Event planners are busy enough with all they have to arrange. Make it easier: plan your next event at a place that has already proven itself time and time again with your colleagues. Find out more