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Events

Elegant décor, floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light, custom catering and a dedicated staff at Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ will help stimulate your next meeting or event into an enriching experience. Featuring nearly 8,000 square feet of space within 7 meeting rooms, we offer a location ideal for anything from large conferences to intimate board meetings. Inspired by the celebrated history of Marriott International and reflected in the names of our meeting rooms, our sophisticated meeting venues honor some of the first Marriott hotels to open across the country including Twin Bridges, Key Bridge Marriott, Philadelphia and more. Combine innovation, productivity, and personalization for an event experience unlike any other.

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6

Event Rooms

6458 SQ FT

Total Event Space

200

Capacity Largest Space

5

Breakout Rooms

Events

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Host Your Next Event at Marriott Bethesda Downtown
Meetings are inspiring here. Host your next gathering at our brand-new hotel with nearly 8,000 square feet of modern meeting space, floor to ceiling windows providing plenty of natural light, custom catering, and a dedicated staff ready to execute a flawless event.
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Meetings and Events

Create unforgettable gatherings in nearly 8,000 square feet of sophisticated event space

Elevate your event in Bethesda with delicious cuisine prepared with locally-sourced ingredients
Get creative in our contemporary ballrooms and banquet halls featuring floor-to-ceiling windows
Our expansive prefunction space is ideal for snacks, coffee breaks and welcome receptions
Feel at ease as our expert event planners attend to the details of your breakout, gala or training Learn More
Transform the look and feel of our banquet halls with custom seating arrangements and layouts
Memorable Occasions
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Coming of Age

Commemorate your child’s journey into adulthood with a spectacular Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Allow our expert event planners to make your vision actualize into a personalized, wonderful experience.

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Custom Catering

From themed events, exquisite banquets, kosher catering, and more, our culinary team will customize menus designed specifically for your special occasion.

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Celebrations

Our beautiful, modern event space, complete with floor to ceiling windows and natural light, offers the perfect backdrop for your shower, family reunion, social event, or special celebration.

Instagram-Worthy Wedding Photos
Whether you prefer the glow of city lights sparkling in the background, the natural beauty of parklike settings, a silhouette of a stolen kiss on the rooftop with skyline sunset views, or a glamorous photo of the bridal party on our stunning grand staircase, the memories will last a lifetime
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Weddings and Occasions

Look no further for your rehearsal dinner, bridal party or wedding ceremony in Bethesda, MD

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Nearly 8,000 square feet of wedding venue space is yours to tailor as you please
Enjoy customized menus curated by our culinary team
Consider booking our Grand Ballroom for your child's bar or bat mitzvah in Bethesda, MD
Honeymooners have plenty to love in our Presidential Suite such as a living room and kitchen
Guests can enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of our M Club lounge

Celebrate your Wedding

Exceptional Wedding Venues

From stylish foyers to elegant ballrooms designed with simplistic colors and patterns and modern sophistication, you are free to carry out your wedding vision within our impeccable event space. From ceremonies to receptions, we offer everything you need to make your special day flawless. Our certified wedding planners will help with all the details, our culinary staff will delight your taste buds, our picturesque hotel features including the grand staircase will provide incredible backdrops, and our spacious suites will offer ideal accommodations for a peaceful nights sleep.

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Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Grand Ballroom 59x48x- 2808 200 132 - 38 200 160
Chicago 15x38x- 572 - - 16 - - -
Key Bridge 24x24x- 583 - - 14 - - -
Dallas 33x26x- 908 49 24 20 - - 40
Atlanta 27x25x- 679 35 20 18 - 30 30
Philadelphia 36x22x- 908 56 24 20 - - 40
Twin Bridges Library 24x16x- 384 - - 6 - - -
Grand Ballroom North 30x47x- 1410 90 59 32 28 80 90
Grand Ballroom South 30x47x- 1404 100 64 32 30 80 80
Atlanta + Dallas 60x25x- 1500 109 48 32 - 80 80
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
59x48x-
Area (sq.ft)
2808
Theater
200
Schoolroom
132
Conference
-
U-Shape
38
Reception
200
Banquet
160
Chicago
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15x38x-
Area (sq.ft)
572
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
16
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Key Bridge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24x24x-
Area (sq.ft)
583
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Dallas
Dimensions (LxWxH)
33x26x-
Area (sq.ft)
908
Theater
49
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
40
Atlanta
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27x25x-
Area (sq.ft)
679
Theater
35
Schoolroom
20
Conference
18
U-Shape
-
Reception
30
Banquet
30
Philadelphia
Dimensions (LxWxH)
36x22x-
Area (sq.ft)
908
Theater
56
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
40
Twin Bridges Library
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24x16x-
Area (sq.ft)
384
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
6
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Grand Ballroom North
Dimensions (LxWxH)
30x47x-
Area (sq.ft)
1410
Theater
90
Schoolroom
59
Conference
32
U-Shape
28
Reception
80
Banquet
90
Grand Ballroom South
Dimensions (LxWxH)
30x47x-
Area (sq.ft)
1404
Theater
100
Schoolroom
64
Conference
32
U-Shape
30
Reception
80
Banquet
80
Atlanta + Dallas
Dimensions (LxWxH)
60x25x-
Area (sq.ft)
1500
Theater
109
Schoolroom
48
Conference
32
U-Shape
-
Reception
80
Banquet
80
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Grand Ballroom 18x14.6x- 260.9 200 132 - 38 200 160
Chicago 4.6x11.6x- 53.1 - - 16 - - -
Key Bridge 7.3x7.3x- 54.2 - - 14 - - -
Dallas 10.1x7.9x- 84.4 49 24 20 - - 40
Atlanta 8.2x7.6x- 63.1 35 20 18 - 30 30
Philadelphia 11x6.7x- 84.4 56 24 20 - - 40
Twin Bridges Library 7.3x4.9x- 35.7 - - 6 - - -
Grand Ballroom North 9.1x14.3x- 131 90 59 32 28 80 90
Grand Ballroom South 9.1x14.3x- 130.4 100 64 32 30 80 80
Atlanta + Dallas 18.3x7.6x- 139.4 109 48 32 - 80 80
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18x14.6x-
Area (sq.mt)
260.9
Theater
200
Schoolroom
132
Conference
-
U-Shape
38
Reception
200
Banquet
160
Chicago
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6x11.6x-
Area (sq.mt)
53.1
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
16
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Key Bridge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.3x7.3x-
Area (sq.mt)
54.2
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Dallas
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.1x7.9x-
Area (sq.mt)
84.4
Theater
49
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
40
Atlanta
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.2x7.6x-
Area (sq.mt)
63.1
Theater
35
Schoolroom
20
Conference
18
U-Shape
-
Reception
30
Banquet
30
Philadelphia
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11x6.7x-
Area (sq.mt)
84.4
Theater
56
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
40
Twin Bridges Library
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.3x4.9x-
Area (sq.mt)
35.7
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
6
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Grand Ballroom North
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.1x14.3x-
Area (sq.mt)
131
Theater
90
Schoolroom
59
Conference
32
U-Shape
28
Reception
80
Banquet
90
Grand Ballroom South
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.1x14.3x-
Area (sq.mt)
130.4
Theater
100
Schoolroom
64
Conference
32
U-Shape
30
Reception
80
Banquet
80
Atlanta + Dallas
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.3x7.6x-
Area (sq.mt)
139.4
Theater
109
Schoolroom
48
Conference
32
U-Shape
-
Reception
80
Banquet
80
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
  • AV Technician
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
Event Services
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Event Lighting
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
  • Wall Charts
  • Meeting space capacities and configurations follow social distancing guidelines
  • Offers single serve F+B options
  • Third-party partners comply with MI cleanliness standards

Frequently Asked Questions

Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ has 6 event rooms.

The largest capacity event room is the Grand Ballroom. It has a capacity of 200.

Yes, Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ provides wedding services.

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