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Washington is one of the most professional cities in the US, but man do we love to party. Whether your next event is edgy, professional, black tie, or a working cocktail function, these are the best places to book in the city.

Blind Whino

The Blind Whino is one of the coolest and most photogenic venues in Washington. It has become known throughout the district for hosting edgy art exhibits and live performances, and is often booked out for private parties, concerts, and events that draw a crowd. The first floor can accommodate 400 people, and the second floor performance space can host 300 people. For those who want to rent out the entire building, plan to spend about $6000 and book months in advance.

Where

700 Delaware Ave SW
Washington, DC

Dumbarton House

Dumbarton House, built in 1800, offers guests the opportunity to view (and party in) one of the best examples of Federal period architecture still standing in the US. The museum is stately, charming, and an elegant place for private events that range from corporate luncheons to meetings, conferences and tea parties.

Where

2715 Q Street NW
Washington, DC

Anderson House

Owned by the Society of Cincinnati, this Beaux-Arts masterpiece in Washington’s Embassy Row hosts lectures, concerts, book signings and wine tastings. It is also a favorite wedding venue for DC couples. If you want to impress your guests with marble-lined spaces, a grand staircase, and gilded everything, this is the place to hold your corporate or private event.

Where

2118 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC

Decatur House

If prestige is what you’re after, the Decatur House is the best rental in town. Large enough to accommodate a crowd while still feeling intimate, this landmark address is less than a block away from the White House and will fit the bill for any black tie party. Recognized as one of the top event and wedding venues by the Washingtonian since 1999, Decatur House offers the ideal balance of historical significance and classic Washington style.

Where

748 Jackson Place NW
Washington, DC

Josephine Butler Parks Center

The venue where you get the most bang for your buck is the Josephine Butler Parks Center adjacent to Meridian Park. This yellow 1927 Renaissance revival house has played host to the American Legion, the Hungarian Embassy, the New China News Agency, and now the nonprofit Washington Parks and People. The space can accommodate 300 people standing.

Where

2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC