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Fresh Washington, DC Event Venues For Any Time Of Year


2018 was the “Year of the New Event Venue” for the Nation’s capitol with new venues popping up all around the city. 

Here is a Washington, DC Insider’s list compiling some of our favorite outdoor and waterfront venues, as well as the latest venues to newest newer venue—perfect for any time of year! 

The Dockmaster Building sits waterfront in DC’s new Wharf District and nearby District Winery puts you close to the Anacostia River and Nat’s Park in Navy Yard.

City Winery is one of the newest featuring a rooftop garden and a concert hall in the heart of Ivy City. 

Dock 5 keeps things cool and rustic in Union Market, while The Loft in Penn Quarter offers multiple levels of intimate space, also a perfect way to create different atmospheres as people wander through a reception or party. 

Give your event a unique feel by hosting an event with programming or performers at Warner Theater, one of the few that allows full food & beverage and offers unique opportunities for branding your event throughout the space. 

The Watergate Hotel’s rooftop area has gorgeous views of the Potomac—enjoy sunset beverages in the Summer and an outdoor skating rink in the winter.

Not too far away is the House of Sweden’s LEED building along the Georgetown waterfront with views of The Kennedy Center, Key Bridge, and Teddy Roosevelt Island.

Should you need to cross the river to National Harbor, be sure to check out the Gaylord National’s new RiverView Ballroom for larger groups and celebrations. 


In addition to these new and popular DC event venues, the LAI Live team has worked at and has familiarity with many other Washington, DC event venues, such as:

  • InterContinental The Willard Washington, DC
  • The Madison Washington, DC, a Hilton Hotel
  • The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • W Washington, DC
  • Grand Hyatt Washington
  • Newseum
  • Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Hirshhorn Museum
  • National Geographic Museum
  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
  • JW Marriott Washington, DC
  • Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
  • Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
  • Washington Marriott Wardman Park
  • The Dupont Circle Hotel
  • Fairmont Washington DC, Georgetown
  • The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
  • Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC
  • Naval Heritage Center
  • Meridian International Center
  • Trump International Hotel Washington, DC
  • DAR Constitution Hall

Washington, DC’s eclectic neighborhoods offer endless possibilities for creating a unique event and LAI Live can be with you every step of the way from planning through to execution.


If you are in the process of venue sourcing for your next live show or event and are interested in working with a great live event production partner, we would love to learn more about your specific program and help you to find the perfect venue for your next event.

Are you interested in hearing how we can help you plan your next event. Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of partnering with a live production management company like LAI LIVE or ready to start working with an event production company to enhance your next event? 

Get in touch with our team today!

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