It's that time of year again: everyone is gearing up for the season's holiday party. You know what they say: location, location, location. We search high and low to find the best spaces to host your upcoming festivities.
Having just undergone a $1.6 million renovation, The Source is a great option for holding your next event. Thanks to its customizable layout, the space can be divided and used according to your needs. From cocktail parties to seated dinners, the possibilities here are endless. 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-637-6100
Want to do something memorable and unique? Look no further than the Astor Pavilion at the St. Regis Washington DC. Transformed this season into a winter lodge, your guests will feel as if they have time traveled to a luxurious skiing destination, complete with a soul-warming fireplace and cozy couches: the perfect environment for holiday mingling. 923 16th St. NW, 202-638-2626
Offering unparalleled and unobstructed views of the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Jefferson Memorial, the Top of the Hay is a quintessential DC location. Your guests will be able to step outside on the wraparound balcony for a breath of fresh air while enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime setting. 800 16th St. NW, 202-638-6600
For an ultra-exclusive and limited-time option, check out the Capitol Room (formerly known as CityZen) at the Mandarin Oriental. This will be the one and only year guests will be able to rent out this restaurant-style space during the holidays, before it is transformed into a fresh new concept in the next year. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, 202-554-8588
Boasting a sophisticated and modern setting, Bibiana is for those who enjoy a high-style atmosphere with gourmet Italian cuisine to match. With jaw-dropping features, such as a stainless steel beaded curtain for privacy and scene-stealing statement lighting, this is one space that your guests won’t forget any time soon. 1100 New York Ave. NW, 202-216-9550
For a smaller and more intimate affair, the private chef’s table at Blue Duck Tavern is a great option. Fun fact: The Obamas enjoyed the intimacy of this special space while celebrating their anniversary in 2009. 1201 24th St. NW, 202-419-6795
PHOTOGRAPHY BY REY LOPEZ (THE SOURCE BY WOLFGANG PUCK, BIBIANA); ST. REGIS WASHINGTON DC (ST. REGIS WASHINGTON DC); HAY-ADAMS (TOP OF THE HAY); MANDARIN ORIENTAL WASHINGTON DC (MANDARIN ORIENTAL WASHINGTON DC); PARK HYATT WASHINGTON (BLUE DUCK TAVERN)