The heart of DC is vibrant and bustling with life as the city brings tourists, politicians, and locals to its many sites, attractions, and buildings. This is where so much influence and change happens. We absolutely love it here, and there’s never a dull moment. But sometimes it’s nice to get away with your head in the clouds, too (in this case, literally!).
There are several hidden gems just a few miles from the heart of DC that are worth looking into to host your next event. Guests will love the breathtaking scenery, historic sites, and convenient location – you really can have it all.
Our favorite venue located in the burbs? The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Most people are familiar with the intriguing, beautifully-designed Smithsonian museums in DC, but did you know that the Air and Space Museum actually has a second center located in northern Virginia? The Udvar-Hazy Center resides at Washington Dulles International Airport in Fairfax County showcases huge exhibits in real hangars, including the Discoveryspace shuttle and Enola GayBoeing B-29!
Why do we love this unique venue so much? The two hangars – totaling almost 350,000 square feet combined – are both available for you to design your next grand event. Guests can sip cocktails, make new connections, and listen to the band play beneath full-sized aircraft. Your event could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for some.
When you add the lighting and table displays, it really is a sight to behold as you feel like you are floating in the sky alongside these powerful metal birds. Every time we shoot an event here, guests walk in amazed – the surprise and awe on their faces says it all.
Want to really wow guests at your next event? This venue is the place! And we would love to be there by your side to capture every second of it. Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.