The city's main convention center
has more than 800,000 square feet of meeting and event space. On the lower level, there is 473,000 square feet spread across three separate halls and accommodating as many as 2,500 10- by 10-foot exhibit booths. The street level has a 15,000-square-foot lobby with a grand staircase that can be used for pre-function receptions adjacent to 40,000 square feet of event space in the east and west salons. There are also 23 meeting rooms on this level. Level two has 10 meeting rooms, many of which can be combined for mid-sized events of 200 to 400 people. Halls D and E are also located there with 111,000 and 119,000 square feet of event space, respectively. There are an additional 16 meeting rooms on this level as well as three ballrooms with capacities ranging from 780 to as many as 2,780 seated guests when used together.
Photo: Courtesy of Walter E. Washington Convention Center