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The National Housing Center

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions

About

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 event space.

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 event space 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.

Catering Options

La Prima Catering

Catering for every occasion to include hot buffet, sandwich platters, casual to upscale fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Impressive presentation and able to accommodate cocktail/evening receptions. Also able to provide design and event planning services for cocktail/evening receptions and plated events. Servers, bartenders and on-site chefs available.
laprimacatering.com

Fresh Connections Catering

Catering for every occasion to include hot buffets, sandwich platters and casual to upscale fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Impressive offerings and able to accommodate cocktail/evening receptions.
fccatering.com

Saint Germain

Catering for every occasion to include hot buffet, sandwich platters, and casual to upscale fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Impressive presentation and able to provide custom cocktail/evening reception and plated event menus. Servers and bartenders available.
saintgermaincatering.com

Monumental Food Catering

Catering for every occasion to include hot buffet, sandwich platters and casual to upscale fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Impressive presentation
and able to provide custom cocktail/evening reception and plated event menus. Servers and bartenders available upon request.
monumentalfood.com

Green Leaf Catering

Casual and upscale catering for the eco-conscious client. All food is sourced locally and responsibly. Delicious vegetarian and meat options are available. Menus change seasonally. Able to accommodate cocktail/evening receptions.
dcgreenleaf.com

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Bus
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Paid Parking
Taxi
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

1201 15th Street NW,

Washington Washington, 20005

Transportation

Taxi
Bus
Metro
Lyft
Uber

Nearby Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - 15 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - 15 minutes

Parking

Parking on Site: Yes

Nearby Cities

Arlington, VA – 5 miles
Alexandria, VA – 8 miles
Frederick, MD – 45 miles
Gaithersburg, MD – 23 miles
Rockville, MD – 17 miles
Bethesda, MD – 7 miles
Silver Spring, MD – 6 miles
Baltimore, MD – 38 miles

Things to Know

Catering

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes

Technology

Guest Wi-Fi: Fee

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen

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.

Kenton K., Washington, DC

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.

Eileen D., Burlington, VT