Known as one of the most historic hotels in Washington, D.C., the Willard InterContinental maintains 22,000 square feet of event space.
Known for its contemporary luxury, historic charm, sophisticated style, and first-class service, The Willard InterContinental is one of Washington’s most eminent venues. From exquisite ballrooms to elegant and intimate spaces overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, the Willard InterContinental’s 19 distinctive spaces provides a distinguished setting for both corporate and social events.
For over a century, the Crystal Room has played host to many of Washington D.C.’s most elegant social and corporate events. From sophisticated receptions and lavish galas, to prestigious conferences and annual meetings, the Crystal Room provides a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable event. Exuding spectacular opulence, the Crystal Room’s design motif includes mottled green columns, crystal-dripping chandeliers, ornate hand-carved gold leaf crown molding, and antique drapery.
The Willard Room, whose intricate design and exquisite oak paneling, brass and bronze chandeliers, and dark green marble columns reflects the craftsmanship of a bygone era, offers a distinguished setting for meetings and events for up to 350 people. Once known as The Willard’s fine dining restaurant, the Willard Room is one of the most historic and celebrated venues at The Willard.
Originally located on the top floor of The Willard, the Grand Ballroom was relocated to the hotel’s lower level during the restoration of The Willard in the mid-1980s. Few venues in D.C. rival The Willard’s Grand Ballroom with its buttercup yellow, pale blue, and soft green hues, beveled mirrors, crystal chandeliers, and beautifully hand-painted mural. Featuring 4,736 square feet, with an additional 2,176 square feet in the ballroom’s separate entrance foyer, the Grand Ballroom is one of Washington’s most notable venues for conferences, receptions and galas.
Known historically as both the Ladies Lounge (circa 1901) and the old Tea Room, The Nest has evolved and expanded to become one of The Willard’s premier event spaces. Located above the Round Robin Bar on the hotel’s mezzanine level, The Nest is an ideal setting for intimate gatherings, including baby and bridal showers, birthday and anniversary luncheons and dinners, small wedding ceremonies, as well as post wedding brunches. Offering an abundance of natural lighting through its floor-to-ceiling windows, with views of Pennsylvania Avenue, The Nest exudes an air of elegance, warmth, intimacy and tranquility.
Named after Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President to the United States and frequent guest to The Willard, the Grant Suite overlooks 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and features floor-to-ceiling windows, an entrance parlor with private restroom, a hand carved faux fireplace, and a green and gold color scheme.