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Courtyard Washington Downtown/Convention Center

901 L Street NW · Washington, District Of Columbia 20001 USA

Event Spaces

Courtyard Washington Downtown/Convention Center features meeting and event space that tells the story of the historic neighborhood where the hotel is located. Each venue is named with a piece of local history in mind. Our experienced team of meeting and culinary professionals will execute your vision and ensure everything goes according to plan.



Shaw Ballroom

The Shaw Ballroom, named for the area's historic Shaw neighborhood, is an elegant and modern 3,780-square-foot event space, featuring large windows inviting in warm, natural sunlight. Able to hold up to 300 guests for any corporate or social reception, the Shaw Ballroom will be a setting everyone will be talking about for years to come. For smaller events, the room can also be divided into two separate spaces for flexibility and convenience.


Howard Meeting Room

Named for the newly restored Howard Theater, the Howard Meeting Room is 825 square feet and perfect for a function breakout or meeting.


Vaughan Boardroom

 Sarah Vaughan was an American jazz singer named "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th Century" and is the namesake for our Vaughan Boardroom. An intimate, 338-square-foot venue, this room is perfect for small meetings and breakouts.

Lincoln Meeting Room

The Lincoln Meeting Room, named for the nearby Lincoln Theater, provides 726 square feet of versatile conference space.


Horne Meeting Room

Named for singer, dancer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne, who frequently performed in the neighborhood, this 851 square-foot meeting room features natural sunlight and original 19th-century brick walls.


Morton Meeting Room

The Morton Meeting Room is 660 square feet and features natural sunlight, as well as original 19th-century brick walls. This room receives its name for American ragtime and early jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton, who was a frequent performer at Howard Theater.


Langston Hughes Boardroom

Famous American poet Langston Hughes perfectly personifies our 510-square-foot boardroom. The space boasts natural sunlight with an elegant boardroom table and a 70-inch monitor, making it ideal for intimate board meetings, private luncheons or dinners and breakouts.


Rooftop Terrace

Our rooftop terrace features dramatic views of downtown Washington, D.C., a modern bar and well-appointed outdoor furniture. With capacity for receptions of up to 75 people, this is a stunning backdrop for your company office party or social gathering.


4th Floor Terrace

Looking for an intimate outdoor gathering? Our fourth-floor terrace is an urban oasis, ideal for an eventful happy hour after a long day of meetings or a reception to celebrate a special occasion. Guests will always remember this welcoming setting.

Logan Pre-function Space

Our extensive pre-function space totals over 5,000 square feet and is available for any pre-event gatherings, exhibits and receptions.

Fitzgerald Hospitality Suite

Live like you would at home. Our Fitzgerald Hospitality Suite is an ADA-compliant one-bedroom king suite that features the amenities you deserve, including a fully equipped kitchen and an 800-square-foot separate living area, complete with a conference table for eight and a pullout sofa bed.


Armstrong Hospitality Suite

Enter the 400-square-foot main level of the Armstrong Hospitality Suite, complete with two levels, a fully equipped kitchen, pullout sofa bed, conference table for eight and a spacious living area to use for private business meetings, a bridal suite or social gatherings. Take the stairs up to the king bedroom with its own private bathroom.


Liberty Lounge

The swanky setting of the Liberty Lounge allows guests to spread out and socialize on our luxurious and contemporary furnishings in a cozy atmosphere. Great for luncheons or receptions, this stylish space is up to the task of hosting any VIP gathering.

Ellington Hospitality Suite

The Ellington Hospitality Suite is a bi-level, two-bedroom suite featuring two king bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. The suite's 494-square-foot main level features a fully equipped kitchen, pullout sofa bed, conference table for six and a comfortable living area. Reserve this space for your next intimate business meeting, legal deposition or family getaway.

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