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Your All-Service Destination

The Willard Center, a partnership of Big Whig Media, The Willard InterContinental Hotel, Carr Workplaces, Occidental, and more provide an all-service destination for guests and locals alike in the heart of downtown Washington D.C. The Willard Center combines media services, workspaces, hotel reservations, and catering all in one location. With the Willard Center, the planning process is easy and seamless, and every aspect of your event can be managed in one spot. Perfect for event organizers and media conglomerates looking for a technically advanced, premier location in downtown Washington D.C. for virtual, streamed, live, or in-person coverage and events.

The Willard Center can be your headquarters for events like Election Day, State of the Union, Inauguration, state visits and funerals, fly-ins, conferences and conventions, parades, and more!

Big Whig Media

Big Whig Media is a multi-camera high-definition broadcast facility for recording content such as television programming, live events, interviews, and press conferences. Big Whig Media is connected to The Switch and can transmit through LiveU.

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

The Willard InterContinental Hotel offers a diverse selection of sophisticated guest rooms and specialty suites that blend contemporary luxury and historic charm, boasting 335 rooms.


From exquisite ballrooms to elegant and intimate spaces overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, the Willard InterContinental’s 19 distinctive spaces provides a distinguished setting for both corporate and social events. Includes 22,000 square feet of event space, including ballrooms, conference rooms, and 19 corporate or social meeting spaces, fully-furnished move-in ready offices, and over 7,000 square foot wired outdoor courtyard space.

The Willard Courtyard

The Willard Courtyard can be easily wired for broadcast and is available for recording live or taped content. With 7,253 square feet of footage, the Willard courtyard is the perfect place to hold your event.

The Willard Offices

The Willard Offices have fully furnished, move-in ready, lockable offices with 24/7 access for both full-time and part-time offices through Carr Workplaces. Manage your larger-scale projects and productions from your office upstairs!

The Occidental

The Occidental has long been a destination for Presidents, residents, & visitors to enjoy refined American cuisine, cocktails & history around the same table. Available for dining in or for catering your special event.

The Round Robin Bar

The Round Robin Bar was established in 1847. Famous for its circular bar, oak-paneled walls, and its signature drink — the Mint Julep, the Round Robin Bar is an essential D.C. experience offering classic cocktails and light bites in one of Washington’s most iconic locations.

Café du Parc

Café du Parc is a quintessential French bistro offering classic French dishes with a contemporary twist. Located across from Pershing Park, a national park home to the World War 1 Memorial, Café du Parc is reminiscent of a Parisian-inspired sidewalk café.


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