Host An Event on One of DC’s Largest Outdoor Spaces

Now more than ever, outdoor space for meetings, events and activities is a popular option, discover one of DC’s largest plazas and open air venues located in the heart of downtown – Woodrow Wilson Plaza. With 36,000 square feet of outdoor space, this urban oasis blends the beauty of neoclassical architecture and contemporary works of art with sheer convenience and versatility. Event planners know that expansive open air alternatives to indoor venues offer more space for guests to safely mingle, while increased air flow and direct sunlight can also lower the risks of virus spread. The health and safety of our guests and clients has been top of mind for our team of event professionals, who developed the Essential Six – a plan built using CDC recommendations and industry best practices for hosting live events in a safer and secure way.

From weddings and conferences to brand activations and concerts, Woodrow Wilson Plaza can accommodate gatherings of all kinds. Explore these different types of events and how we can help you create moments that inspire and events that matter.

Brand Activations

As a thoroughfare between the National Mall and business district north of Pennsylvania Avenue, there’s no better place to build awareness and visibility for your brand than at Woodrow Wilson Plaza. Whether you’re looking to construct installations, display large vehicles, or showcase a brand experience, tap into a wide and varied audience. Samsung, Google, Coca-Cola, Domino Sugar and many other household names have chosen the Plaza as their venue for brand pop-ups in the past.


Concurrently host private meetings and events while debuting your company’s latest offering or product. Woodrow Wilson Plaza’s flexible design makes it an ideal place to host a panel, luncheon or press conference in conjunction with complementary product displays or breakout activities. Onsite parking and direct metro access from the Plaza allows for convenient transportation for event attendees.

Cultural Events/Entertainment

With 36,000 square feet of event space, festivals, sporting exhibitions, concerts and cultural events have all found a home at Woodrow Wilson Plaza. The expansive design offers enough space for stage and sound infrastructure build outs with additional square footage to accommodate vendor tents, performance areas and other activations.


The neoclassical architecture, tree-lined cobblestone courtyard and picturesque wedding day photo opportunities are some of the reasons why couples choose Woodrow Wilson Plaza as their backdrop to say “I Do.”  The timeless aesthetic and ability to enhance the event space with any color palette provides the flexibility for couples to make the Plaza their own.

Special Events/Social Gatherings

Serving as a blank canvas, Woodrow Wilson Plaza offers the opportunity to host large scale special events outdoors in a city where space is hard to come by. From receptions and dinners to tented soirees and other social gatherings, the neoclassical architecture and softly lit trees complement any event design and aesthetic.

Explore the Plaza

View some of our sample diagrams including our socially distanced reception set-up:

ready to host your next outdoor event?

Contact our team of event professionals to learn more about Woodrow Wilson Plaza.