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Best Maryland Party Venues

Restaurants with Private Dining Rooms Near Washington DC

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Looking to plan a party in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC? The region's best restaurants offer private dining spaces for holiday parties, business dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties and more. Find venues in Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, National Harbor, and other suburban Maryland locations. Please note that details are subject to change. Please call the restaurant to confirm room capacity. Do you have a favorite party room that I haven’t included? Send an email with the details to dc@aboutguide.com

(Listed in Alphabetical Order)

1. Inn at Brookeville Farms

19501 Georgia Ave., Brookeville, Maryland (301) 924-6500.
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 250
Located near Olney, Maryland, this country inn, has a Grand Ballroom that accommodates up to 160 guests. The adjacent Piano and Meadow Rooms can create added space for parties up to 250 guests. The Meadow Room can be rented for parties of 20-60 guests.

2. Copper Canyon Grill

100 Boardwalk Place Gaithersburg, MD (240) 631-0003.
928 Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring, MD (301) 589-1330.
9300 Taj Lane Glenarden, MD (301) 322-8600.
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 60-100.
The Gaithersburg location offers a private dining space overlooking the water with a view of the boardwalk, the Silver Spring restaurant is easily located near the metro and features signature cocktail and a happy hour Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m., and the Glenarden location has live jazz nightly and an enclosed or open patio.

3. Grapeseed Bistro

4865 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD. (301) 986-9592.
Cuisine: Contemporary American, Capacity: 110
Grapeseed has two lovely private dining rooms. For small gatherings their "Wine Cellar" seats 8-12 people.  The larger Private Dining room seats up to 34 people or 50 standing. An AV hook up is available for meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers and alike. Both dining rooms allow for a custom menu for all budgets. Grapeseed can accommodate a buyout of the total restaurant for seated events up to 110 people.

4. La Ferme

7101 Brookville Road Chevy Chase, Maryland (301) 986-5255
Cuisine: Contemporary French, Capacity: 200
The entire restaurant can be reserved for large parties. The Attic Room, overlooking the main dining room, seats from 30-65. A covered terrace can be reserved for up to 50 for a sit-down dinner or 100 guests for a buffet style dinner.

5. The Melting Pot

9021 Gaither Road Gaithersburg, MD (301)519-3638
Cuisine: Fondue, Capacity: 200
The Washington DC area's premier fondue restaurant offers a fun and interacting dining experience - perfect for special occasions. Private dining rooms are available and can accommodate 35-40 seated guests. The full restaurant can be rented for a large party.

6. Mrs. Ks

9201 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland (301) 589-3500
Cuisine: American; Capacity: 300
The historical property offers a unique setting and can accommodate large and small parties in its antiques-appointed dining rooms. Mrs. K’s features a variety of spaces including the Ben Franklin Room, the Indoor Terrace or The Wine Press.

7. Normandie Farm Restaurant

10710 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland (301) 983-8838.
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 350
The historic restaurant has five rooms that can be used for private parties. The Normandie Room accommodates 15-28 people and the main dining room will hold 150. The rooms can be combined for larger events.

8. Old Hickory Steakhouse

Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD (301) 965-4000.
Cuisine: American/Steak, Capacity: 220, Additional venues at the resort can accommodate more than 1000 people.
The restaurant overlooks the Potomac River with spectacular views from large picture windows. The setting includes beautiful hardwood floors, contemporary lighting, classic furnishings, and an intimate lounge. Large and small parties can be accommodated. The restaurant has 5 different rooms that can be partitioned off. The Gaylord National Resort offers flexible meeting space to meet a wide range of needs.

9. Redwood

7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, Ma (301) 656-5515
Cuisine: Contemporary American, Capacity: 250
The restaurant offers various private and semi-private spaces to accommodate a wide range of parties. The dining bar and private dining room are specifically tailored to parties of 10-45 guests. The bar and lounge is a modern space that can accommodate up to 125 guests for a cocktail party.

10. Tragara Ristorante

4935 Cordell Avenue Bethesda, Maryland (301) 951--4935
Cuisine: Italian, Capacity: 200
The restaurant has a banquet room on its upper level which provides an ideal location for private parties. There is a dance floor and the room tables can be set up in different ways to accommodate larger or smaller groups.

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