K Street Downtown Business Corridor – Washington Convention Center District

Located in the heart of the downtown business and professional district and dynamic commercial center of Washington,Franklin Square Banquet and Conference Center, at the historic Almas Shrine Center, is a unique full-service meeting, conference, banquet, and special event venue able to accommodate both small and large groups ranging from 10 to 700 participants.

Featuring a 10,000 square foot Grand Ballroom and Mezzanine, the Ballroom facility also features several smaller Mezzanine meeting or “break-out” rooms ideal for a range of auxiliary special uses offering maximum flexibility for meeting and conference events. The venue additionally offers a separate main level conference and meeting space able to accommodate up to 125 event participants – as well as an adjacent multi-function dining, meeting, and lounge space.

Situated mid-way between the White House and the Washington Convention Center, the venue is convenient to downtown hotels, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution, museums and attractions surrounding “America’s Main Street” of Pennsylvania Avenue. This conference and banquet facility is conveniently located on the main downtown thoroughfare of K Street directly across from Franklin Square Park, and is served by Metrorail, Metrobus, the D.C. Circulator bus lines, and taxi service, and the site is surrounded by underground public parking facilities.

Franklin Square Banquet and Conference Center hosts an extensive variety of meetings, seminars, conferences, trade shows and product demonstrations, as well as luncheons, receptions, dinners and other special events throughout the year. Offering a unique and ideal venue for a diverse range of events and providing a convenient central location and dedicated client services, Franklin Square Banquet and Conference Center is among the largest and most versatile independent event function facilities available in the nation’s capital.

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