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Top Pick Venues in the Baltimore-Washington, DC Metro Area

Top Pick Venues in the Baltimore-Washington, DC Metro Area
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Each year hundreds of thousands of events flow through the Washington D.C, Maryland, Virginia corridor (also known as the DMV) making it one of the most sought-after areas to meet. With it comes a myriad of great venues to choose from leaving planners at times overwhelmed on where to turn for their next event. Unique Venues distributes thousands of leads each year to venues in the DMV and below are some of our Top Picks for places to meet in this historic high-tech area.

Our first stop through the DMV takes us to The Catholic University of America and its beautiful 176-acre campus in Washington D.C. Here you will find the conference services team combines convenience, value and service with a wide selection of large and small meeting and event spaces making for the perfect urban venue. The University is able to meet the needs for a wide variety of external clients and events including weddings, youth events, multi-day conferences, retreats, trainings, social events and more. Spaces on campus include small executive conference rooms to a luxurious ballroom along with a 7,500 square foot multipurpose room. Located on Michigan Avenue just three miles north of the Capitol Building and other famous D.C. landmarks, the campus is convenient to get to, sitting directly adjacent to the Brookland/CUA Metrorail subway stop on the Red Line ensuring stress free travel for your guests. Overnight accommodations are available from mid-May to early August in apartment style housing and meal planning is a breeze thanks to full service catering and customized dining services. For the best value in D.C, dial up the conference services team at The Catholic University of America today.

In the heart of Baltimore sits Johns Hopkins University, a picturesque urban campus set upon 140 acres. Whether you are planning a one-day retreat or a multiple day conference or event, the one-stop shop scheduling and event services team has you covered ready to assist from start to finish. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities with advanced technology, as well as several scenic outdoor spaces, Johns Hopkins offers a variety of indoor and outdoor options to host your ideal event. The newly renovated Shriver Hall is a favorite amongst many optimal for performances as well as singular speakers and panel presentations. The Lobby and Clipper Room are perfect for standing receptions or a sit-down meal and the marble steps in front of the building make for exceptional photo ops. There’s always something to do in Baltimore during the downtime including shopping and fine dining at the Inner Harbor or exploring the National Aquarium or various museums. Planning your next event can be stress free with a call to the experienced and dedicated staff at Conferences @ Johns Hopkins University today.

Next, we head back down to Arlington, Virginia and the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center. Located conveniently just blocks from the Metro Station and Interstate 66, is a venue ideal for corporate events, workshops, receptions and other social events in the area. This venue boasts several technological amenities that help ensure your event is successful including modern audio-visual technology, wireless internet and a 20-foot projection screen that feature high resolution and 3D capability. Able to host up to 90 guests, the Center has established relationships with many local caterers to go along with the many local dining options in the Ballston area. Recognized by Unique Venues as the Best High-Tech Venue and runner up for Best Venue for Day Meetings, the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center is the easy choice for your next small to mid-size gathering.

Our tour ends in back where we started in the Nation’s Capital at the Arts Club of Washington. Known as one of Washington, D.C.’s most exclusive venues, The Arts Club of Washington offers a beautifully furnished historic mansion, once the home of President James Monroe, with a central and convenient location just three blocks from the White House. This historic venue includes an intimate and elegant setting in a gallery style venue with salons on two floors and an expansive walled garden and terrace. The Art’s Club’s kitchen is led by the creative and experienced Chef Ken Kievit and offers a wide assortment of menu options that can be designed specifically for your event according to your vision and preferences. Whether you are hosting a D.C. business meeting, conference, reception, dinner, wedding or special event, the club is the perfect venue that will make your event truly memorable. Take advantage of the hospitality, history and vibrant arts scene that are all part of your experience at the Arts Club of Washington.

Still searching? Consider these locations for your next event.

Coppin State University
Baltimore, MD

American University Washington
College of Law

Washington, D.C.
AMA's Washington Area Executive Conference Center
Arlington, VA
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
Arlington, VA
Arts Club of Washington
Washington, D.C.
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.
Conferences @ Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Bowie State University
Bowie, MD
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