National Harbor’s Waterfront District combines the area’s best views and attractions with flexible spaces that can be tailored to absolutely any group. From one-of-a-kind outdoor venues to classic indoor meeting spaces and classrooms, host here to give your attendees an experience they’ll never forget.
Where to host by the water.
The Capital Canopy is our premier private waterfront venue. Located near the National Harbor Marina and iconic Capital Wheel, the tented canopy offers panoramic views of the Potomac River, Washington, DC and Old Town Alexandria. It’s the perfect venue for a unique waterfront event.Learn More >
The Plateau is a wide-open paved event space, perfectly designed to accommodate large-scale events. Its location offers easy access to Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and National Harbor’s commercial properties.Learn More >
Southpointe is one of National Harbor’s most distinctive and largest spaces, offering the ability to become whatever you desire. Located just outside the Waterfront District, this area is remote enough to feel private, but is close enough to avoid feeling too secluded. It offers removed waterfront access and a stunning view of the National Harbor Marina.Learn More >
The Flight Deck
This outdoor lounge at the foot of the Capital Wheel is perfect for celebrations, group outings, special events and drinks with friends. With a 145 person capacity, there’s room for gatherings of every kind.Learn More >
Fleet Street is National Harbor’s unofficial “Entertainment District.” It provides opportunities to create large-scale block parties in heart of National Harbor with exclusive access to popular restaurants and bars, such as Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Cadillac Ranch, Public House, Brass Tap, and Irish Whisper Pub. Located next to a large grass courtyard, this space offers endless...Learn More >
The Carousel Lot is a flexible open space with unobstructed views of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Alexandria, VA, Washington DC and the Potomac River. It can be closed off from the public and include access to the Carousel.Learn More >
The Belvedere is a unique space offering incredible views of all that National Harbor has to offer. Look down at the hustle and bustle of the Plaza and on to the Beach while taking in the sights of American Way and its many incredible pieces of art.Learn More >
Welcome to the hub of National Harbor. The Plaza is a wide open, free-flowing area of grass that’s ideal for dynamic public events meant to draw an influx of people who enjoy the outdoors and waterfront views. The space, located at the heart of National Harbor, features a 50’x25′ customizable stage area and an HD jumbo screen that can show...Learn More >
National Harbor's waterfront trail offers 3.2 kilometers of paved access to the Potomac River Waterfront. The trail offers stunning panoramic views Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor Marina and our Iconic Capital Wheel. It extends from Gaylord National Resort to the Waterfront District.Learn More >
National Harbor offers three garage rooftops that feature spectacular views of MGM National Harbor, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Old Town Alexandria, Fleet Street, the Capital Wheel and more. These spaces in the Entertainment District guarantee a unique rooftop ambiance.Learn More >
The Beach is home to “The Awakening,” a J. Seward Johnson sculpture of a 70-foot giant emerging from the sand. The beach, which can be closed to the public, offers a front-row view of the Potomac River and the Capital Wheel.Learn More >
In addition to the many incredible venue options National Harbor has to offer, it’s also home to the area’s best 5k courses, complete with stunning waterfront views.Learn More >