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Experience the elements of exceptionality with every meeting hosted at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Our elegant conference space and impeccable service capture the energy and prestige of Washington, D.C. Discover over 22,000 square feet of versatile luxury event space, including the grandeur of The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, spanning an impressive 10,578 square feet. Complementing our offerings, the Executive Conference Center showcases five exceptional meeting rooms. Tailored to meet the demands of high-profile board meetings, product launches, and corporate galas, our hotel guarantees a flawlessly executed and personalized experience through the expertise of our dedicated event-planning team.

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Event Rooms

29263 SQ FT

Total Event Space

1100

Capacity Largest Space

Events

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Boardroom

Meetings and Events

Discover over 22,000 square feet of luxury event space in Washington, D.C.

One of the largest luxury ballrooms in Washington, D.C., The Grand Ballroom is 10,586 sq ft.
Our exceptional event venues feature state-of-the-art technology and audio-visual capabilities.
Luxury meeting venues in DC, ideal for political and business gatherings.
Block 10 rooms for guests traveling to Washington D.C. to get our meeting rates.
Our event experts can arrange conference décor, catering, and outings in Washington, D.C.

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An open space with patterned carpeting, a tree mural, chandelier and small seating area

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom features molded wood wall panels in a light French grey with cream accents, 14.5-foot ceilings, and six breathtaking chandeliers. Elegant wall sconces comprised of beveled glass and luxurious silk shades provide a soft glow, adding to the space’s modern sophistication.

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

The Plaza Ballroom

Elegant and intimate, The Plaza Ballroom is perfectly designed to host more exclusive celebrations and events. Located on the Ballroom Level of the hotel, this versatile venue can accommodate approximately 160 guests comfortably.

Plaza Ballroom
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer

Pre-Function Area

Elegantly appointed salons and foyer and pre-function spaces can host your entire event, from the welcome reception and breakout sessions to the keynote speaker and post-meeting cocktails.

Washington Meeting Room

Conference Rooms

The hotel offers an Executive Conference Center with five exceptional meeting rooms. All meeting planners will be assigned a professionally trained conference concierge to assist them while on property with their event. Our conference concierge will always be located outside of meeting rooms ready to assist.

Boardroom

The Boardroom

The Boardroom, one of our five conference rooms, is ideal for Executive Meetings and smaller gatherings. Located on the Ballroom Level, this sophisticated space can welcome up to 20 guests.

Meaningful and Lasting Impressions

Impact Experiences

A memorable and enriching stay can extend well beyond our hotels. That’s why The Ritz-Carlton proudly offers Impact Experiences, providing inspiring opportunities for our guests to contribute to the local community. Impact Experiences are compelling social and environmental impact activities where there is one constant – each program makes a lasting and authentic difference.

View across marble stairs toward a tall obelisk in the distance

Impact Experiences offers on-property activities that can be incorporated into the conference agenda during lunch breaks, receptions, and coffee breaks, including:

 

  • Partnering with the hotel’s culinary team to prepare the ingredients for a regionally adapted dish for donation to a local hunger relief organization.
  • Assembling school supplies and art materials in backpacks for donation to students whose academic success is threatened by poverty.
  • Collaborating in teams to assemble emergency preparedness kits for shipping to a disaster relief facility or community organization.
  • Designing and creating greetings and birthday cards for children in a local pediatric healthcare facility or children’s organization.
  • Impact Hour is a platform for leaders from The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints partner organizations to showcase how they are successfully addressing social and environmental issues.
  • Additionally, Signature Impact Experiences invite our group guests to take part in an off-site volunteer activity, unique to the destination.

The nation’s capital is a historical city of grand monuments and beautiful expanses of parkland — and the National Park Service (NPS) is charged with protecting these beloved treasures. Group guests can join an NPS representative to learn about the city’s inspiring history and help beautify the landscape, remove invasive plants and preserve local species.

Please contact your meetings and special events professional for details on how Impact Experiences can be matched to your group.

Meetings at The Ritz-Carlton are carefully designed to create an unparalleled guest experience while protecting our natural resources. Together with our property-based Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Teams (REACT) you and your attendees can support our efforts to reduce our environmental imprint and make a meaningful difference. Within our hotels, we reduce energy and water usage, offer a linen and terry reuse program, and utilize environmentally preferable cleaning products. Our meeting venues support a sustainable future by offering recycled paper products and pens, water service options, organic and local food and sustainable seafood options. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is pleased to include these additional environmentally responsible meeting practices for you and your attendees to further complement our legendary service: 

  • Rainforest Alliance certified coffee 
  • Natura® water filtration systems in lieu of bottled water 
  • VolunTeaming options for your group’s free time 
  • Donation of surplus unused prepared foods, as regulations permit 
  • Unused promotional products and event supplies donated to local community partners 
  • Donation or reuse of event or wedding florals to local community partners 
  • Linenless Buffet Tables
  • 100% Paperless billing 
  • Composting of all food waste 
  • Public space and guest room recycling 
  • LED and CFL lighting throughout the hotel

Event Technology & Services

The Ritz-Carlton Department of Event Technology’s highest priority is the satisfaction of our clients and the success of your events. At The Ritz-Carlton, every event is a masterpiece, and we combine the finest personal service with state-of-the-art technology in lighting, audio, video, and staging. In every event we produce, we strive for design innovation and flawless execution. We are dedicated to achieving the highest standard of event excellence, and we look forward to helping you plan a one-of-a-kind event.

Plaza Ballroom
Event Technology
  • Full pre-event visualization with CAD diagrams and renderings
  • Integrated flown support for lighting, sound and video systems
  • In-house or concert sound packages available
  • Broadcast video
  • Innovative staging solutions and design
  • Vast array of intelligent and conventional lighting

 

Other Event Features
  • A comprehensive business center
  • Fax, photocopy, and printing assistance
  • Courier and telex services
  • Ship and receive conference materials
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • International currency exchange
  • Limousine and car rental                                                                        
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 86x123x- 10578 1100 720 112 115 1100 840
Salon I & II or II & III 86x82x- 7052 700 480 - - 700 560
Salon I, II or III 86x41x- 3526 350 240 75 78 350 260
Salon IIIA or IIIB 43x41x- 1763 160 105 40 50 160 120
The Plaza Ballroom 43x54x- 2322 220 135 55 60 220 160
Plaza I and II 43x27x- 1161 144 75 35 40 144 80
The Roosevelt 29x29x- 841 32 60 20 90 45 36
The Washington 17x29x- 493 60 32 24 22 60 36
The Lincoln 18x27x- 486 45 30 20 21 45 36
The Jefferson 16x27x- 432 45 30 20 21 45 36
The Boardroom 21x29x- 609 - - 22 - - 22
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
86x123x-
Area (sq.ft)
10578
Theater
1100
Schoolroom
720
Conference
112
U-Shape
115
Reception
1100
Banquet
840
Salon I & II or II & III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
86x82x-
Area (sq.ft)
7052
Theater
700
Schoolroom
480
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
700
Banquet
560
Salon I, II or III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
86x41x-
Area (sq.ft)
3526
Theater
350
Schoolroom
240
Conference
75
U-Shape
78
Reception
350
Banquet
260
Salon IIIA or IIIB
Dimensions (LxWxH)
43x41x-
Area (sq.ft)
1763
Theater
160
Schoolroom
105
Conference
40
U-Shape
50
Reception
160
Banquet
120
The Plaza Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
43x54x-
Area (sq.ft)
2322
Theater
220
Schoolroom
135
Conference
55
U-Shape
60
Reception
220
Banquet
160
Plaza I and II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
43x27x-
Area (sq.ft)
1161
Theater
144
Schoolroom
75
Conference
35
U-Shape
40
Reception
144
Banquet
80
The Roosevelt
Dimensions (LxWxH)
29x29x-
Area (sq.ft)
841
Theater
32
Schoolroom
60
Conference
20
U-Shape
90
Reception
45
Banquet
36
The Washington
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17x29x-
Area (sq.ft)
493
Theater
60
Schoolroom
32
Conference
24
U-Shape
22
Reception
60
Banquet
36
The Lincoln
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18x27x-
Area (sq.ft)
486
Theater
45
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
45
Banquet
36
The Jefferson
Dimensions (LxWxH)
16x27x-
Area (sq.ft)
432
Theater
45
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
45
Banquet
36
The Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
21x29x-
Area (sq.ft)
609
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
22
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
22
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 26.2x37.5x- 982.7 1100 720 112 115 1100 840
Salon I & II or II & III 26.2x25x- 655.1 700 480 - - 700 560
Salon I, II or III 26.2x12.5x- 327.6 350 240 75 78 350 260
Salon IIIA or IIIB 13.1x12.5x- 163.8 160 105 40 50 160 120
The Plaza Ballroom 13.1x16.5x- 215.7 220 135 55 60 220 160
Plaza I and II 13.1x8.2x- 107.9 144 75 35 40 144 80
The Roosevelt 8.8x8.8x- 78.1 32 60 20 90 45 36
The Washington 5.2x8.8x- 45.8 60 32 24 22 60 36
The Lincoln 5.5x8.2x- 45.2 45 30 20 21 45 36
The Jefferson 4.9x8.2x- 40.1 45 30 20 21 45 36
The Boardroom 6.4x8.8x- 56.6 - - 22 - - 22
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.2x37.5x-
Area (sq.mt)
982.7
Theater
1100
Schoolroom
720
Conference
112
U-Shape
115
Reception
1100
Banquet
840
Salon I & II or II & III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.2x25x-
Area (sq.mt)
655.1
Theater
700
Schoolroom
480
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
700
Banquet
560
Salon I, II or III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.2x12.5x-
Area (sq.mt)
327.6
Theater
350
Schoolroom
240
Conference
75
U-Shape
78
Reception
350
Banquet
260
Salon IIIA or IIIB
Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.1x12.5x-
Area (sq.mt)
163.8
Theater
160
Schoolroom
105
Conference
40
U-Shape
50
Reception
160
Banquet
120
The Plaza Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.1x16.5x-
Area (sq.mt)
215.7
Theater
220
Schoolroom
135
Conference
55
U-Shape
60
Reception
220
Banquet
160
Plaza I and II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.1x8.2x-
Area (sq.mt)
107.9
Theater
144
Schoolroom
75
Conference
35
U-Shape
40
Reception
144
Banquet
80
The Roosevelt
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8x8.8x-
Area (sq.mt)
78.1
Theater
32
Schoolroom
60
Conference
20
U-Shape
90
Reception
45
Banquet
36
The Washington
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.2x8.8x-
Area (sq.mt)
45.8
Theater
60
Schoolroom
32
Conference
24
U-Shape
22
Reception
60
Banquet
36
The Lincoln
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.5x8.2x-
Area (sq.mt)
45.2
Theater
45
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
45
Banquet
36
The Jefferson
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.9x8.2x-
Area (sq.mt)
40.1
Theater
45
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
45
Banquet
36
The Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.4x8.8x-
Area (sq.mt)
56.6
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
22
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
22
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • 35MM Projector
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • PA System
  • TV
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
  • Wired Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
  • Translator
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Spotlights
  • Wall Charts
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:$25.00 / Person
  • Continental Breakfast:$47.00 / Person
  • Dinner:$100.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$70.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$95.00 / Person
  • Reception:$47.00 / Person