Holiday Party Package

West Belmont Place Event Center at The National Conference Center creates a unique holiday party package to celebrate the upcoming holidays. According to Tony Roberts, the author of “Learn the 7 Forces of Business Mastery,” holiday parties are still popular. According to one study, about 90% of companies throw a holiday party for their employees. It’s yet another way many companies show their appreciation for — and retain — their employees. With so much competition for “star players” and the ever-rising threat of a rival company poaching top talent, these sorts of perks help provide the glue that make a person want to stick with a company.

A great holiday party contains three important characteristics: atmosphere, decor and refreshments (food, beverage) — without trying to cut corners. No matter how large or how small your holiday party is, if it is done in the spirit of giving, it is bound to be a great night that your employees will appreciate.

This year West Belmont Place offers 6 Holiday Party Ideas complete with giveaways and incentives for those who book by September 1, 2018, including:

  • A private 4-course Chef’s Table for four guests that can be a giveaway for meeting guests or a special event for staff, board of directors or VIPs.
  • Complimentary ice sculpture with your company logo.
  • Complimentary Champagne toast at reception or dinner.
  • Two complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

If the contract is $5,000, one incentive can be added; $10,000 contract, two incentives can be added and $15,000 contract, three incentives can be added.

The fine print: New bookings only. Does not apply to previously booked meetings. Can not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Contract must be signed before September1, 2018. Does not include sales tax.

West Belmont Place offers the largest ballroom (16,552 sq. ft.) in Northern Virginia that can be used for a large office party; and also intimate spaces like The National Secret, Black Olive Bar & Grill, The Living Room and The Dining Room. The catering staff can create exhilarating and innovative special events that may include corporate giving, teambuilding, wine and food pairings, scavenger hunts or contests, and themed events.

For more information about the “Christmas in July”, call 703-724-6250 for more details.  Christmas in July continues through September 1st.

$99 Day Meeting Package

The National Conference Center’s West Belmont Place has just created the “Just in Time” $99 Day Meeting Package (DMP), which is an all-inclusive per person, per day-priced meeting package. The “Just in Time” $99 Day Meeting Package includes:Meeting Space in Leesburg

  • Meeting room
  • Unlimited healthy refreshment breaks to create a “food for thought” mood
  • Farm-to-Table lunch with food stations in the Dining Room
  • House technology package
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the campus
  • Ample, covered complimentary parking with security
  • Dedicated meeting Ambassador to customize your meeting
  • Productive learning environment, distraction-free campus setting
  • A variety of outdoor space for socializing and networking after the meeting

And new this year, The National’s West Belmont Place offers four complimentary incentives or giveaways for those who book a day meeting anytime during 2018. Contract must be signed by August 31, 2018.

  • A private 4-course Chef’s Table for four guests that can be a giveaway for meeting guests or a special event for staff, board of directors or VIPs.Ice Carving incentive
  • Complimentary ice sculpture with your company logo.
  • Complimentary Champagne toast at reception or dinner.
  • Two complimentary in the $20-25/person range.

If the contract is $5,000, one incentive can be added; $10,000 contract, two incentives can be added and $15,000 contract, three incentives can be added.

The fine print:  New bookings only. Does not apply to previously booked meetings. Can not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Contract must be signed before August 31, 2018. Does not include sales tax.

Adventure and Teambuilding
Some of the highlights of The National, in addition to its 265,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, is the newly designed Challenge Course and many teambuilding options that can be added to any meeting. This professionally designed, 14-element Challenge Course addresses the physical and emotional needs of all individuals. Our programs go beyond the Challenge Course with culinary competitions, off-site adventure trips, sport and game tournaments, wellness, fitness and mindfulness programs

Small and Intimate Spots
When new management took over The National four years ago, one of the goals was to create small, intimate meeting spaces. Common areas through the facility provide space for socializing, discussions and networking. A modern Living Room space off the lobby, a game room and a “speakeasy” room aptly named The National Secret round out the indoor space. Todd Goldian West Belmont PlaceThe National Secret is behind the active Black Olive Bar & Grill provides a quiet meeting space.

Hyper-Local Culinary Program
The National’s food and beverage program continues to grow and evolve under the direction of Food and Beverage Director Todd Goldian and Executive Chef Frank Estremera. They have focused on growing relationships with local farmers, incorporating over 60 local products to the daily menus that serve as many as 1,200 guests per day. We have created a healthy Breakfast for Champions menu that includes healthy shakes, steal oats oatmeal served with local honey, cage-free eggs and fresh produce from CEA Farms. See our blog post with more details.

For more information about the “Just in Time” $99 Day MeetingPackage, Click here to submit your meeting requirements. This offer continues through August 31st.

Black Olive Block Party – Enter to Win

Black Olive Block Party – Enter to Win a Private Party in The National Secret!

Become a member of the Black Olive Club to win a private party in The National Secret for you and 11 friends! Our Chef Frank Estremera will create a menu to accompany the evening complete with a champagne toast!

The Black Olive at The National is located in the heart of Leesburg, right off Rt. 7. This neighborhood meeting spot has a club atmosphere with 200-seat sports and action bar, impressive columns and several outdoor patios with fire pits. The Black Olive Club membership, created especially for the local community, offers discounts on food, wine, and events. There is no fee to become a member and no monthly spending requirements. To find out more, click here or call 703-724-5147.

ENTER TO WIN TODAY to reserve your spot. No entry fee. $2 Tasting Tickets will be sold and $6 Food Portion Tickets will be sold.

Summer Camp Is Here

Reinvigorate your team’s creativity and productivity with an exciting retreat to The National. With our beautiful, 65-acre campus by the Potomac River, The National offers out-of-the-box solutions for indoor and outdoor venues that celebrate summertime. Take your program into the great outdoors, or completely reimagine what it means to be indoors with innovative set-ups and themed décor ideas from our creative planning experts. Top it all off with innovative teambuilding and networking programs that will leave your team reminiscing like school kids after summer camp. Our team can provide you with such memorable experiences as:

  • Themed Refreshment Breaks: Menu planning, props and activities during scheduled breaks
  • Outdoor Socials: Food, wine and more by the Pergola, Terrace, Courtyard or expansive West Lawn
  • Ice Breakers: Engaging sessions designed to break down barriers and get teams comfortable with one another
  • Team Building: Challenge Course, Black Olive Bar, and custom programs from wine tastings to offsite brewery tours
  • Food & Wine Pairings: Pairings in the Park with Executive Chef Frank Estremera and Chief Wine Officer Mary Watson DeLauder

Enjoy savings of up to 18% when you schedule your program during the weeks of July 8, August 9 or September 16. Special savings are available for two-, three-, and four-day programs.

Call us today for more information: 703.724.5111.

Put A Little Weekend In Your Meeting

Let The National team put the “weekend” in your weekend meeting or event. With 1.2 million square feet of space on a lush, 65-acre campus, The National has everything you want readily available – from 900 guest rooms to our award-winning Challenge Course to an expansive ballroom that seats 1,500. Choose from our Day or Complete Meeting Packages and our expert team of planners will work with you to select engaging teambuilding programs and craft your ideal learning environment, providing your group with an unforgettable experience that’s worthy of their weekend.

Day Meeting Package:

• Fully equipped conference room, break-out room and meeting setups
• Standard audiovisual package (some audio visual aids may be subject to additional fee)
• Lunch in the Dining Room
• Continuous refreshment breaks (coffee, soft drinks, snacks)
• Dedicated conference planner
• Use of fitness center
• Complimentary parking
• GSA Package priced per person, per day

Complete Meeting Package:

• Overnight accommodations
• Professional conference planning manager
• Fully equipped conference rooms, large meeting spaces and break-out room
• Standard audiovisual package
• Three meals daily in our 800-seat Dining Room
• Continuous refreshments and snacks
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in the meeting rooms and guest rooms
• Use of fitness center and jogging trails
• Complimentary parking
• GSA Package priced per person, per day

Enjoy savings of up to 35% when you schedule your program on select weekends.
Call us today for more information: 703.724.5111.

Selecting the Right Venue for your Meeting

The most important step before selecting a location or venue is to understand the overall goals, objectives and outcomes desired at the end of your conference.  Is the purpose to incentivize or Sales Meeting Venuereward?  Is the goal to strategize and plan? Or, is the goal to educate and train?  The answer to these questions may assist your organization to select the right type of venue and location.  Though budget is always a factor; the desired outcomes should be the first consideration.

Cities and resort destinations are often the first locations considered for sales launches and incentive trips.  These destinations are convenient to attractions, dining and shopping.  If building a cohesive sales team is important to your organization, then perhaps other destinations and venue types should be explored.  Conference centers are often overlooked because they do not provide a traditional hotel experience.

Most conference centers are dedicated only to meetings.  Your attendees are not competing for attention with other leisure travelers and non-meeting guests.  If your conference center is a member of  IACC, the International Association for Conference Centers, then that conference center has implemented a set of benchmarks within their venue to reflect the highest standards, facilities, technology, and are modeled with strong corporate social responsibility in mind.  Conference centers simplify the buying process through offering a CMP, or Complete Meeting Package, to encompass meals, breaks, meeting room rentals, basic a/v and internet.  Many items such as executive board chairs often come standard.  Less add-on fees and fewer hidden charges are assessed.

Conference Centers provide an environment for learning, networking, and team building.  The open spaces and wide variety of meeting and event space provide near limitless opportunities for you to create a meeting that achieves your objectives while creating a memorable and meaningful program for your attendees.

About The National

The National Conference Center, located 40 minutes from Washington, DC and 12 miles from Dulles International Airport, is enjoying a renaissance of epic proportion.

Under new ownership and management and following a multi-Aerial view of The Nationalmillion dollar investment in the first two years of a three year plan, The National presents a beautiful 65 acre campus featuring newly renovated spaces and new venues, including the new lobby Living Room, the National Secret “speakeasy” and the National Challenge Course, as well as an innovative re-engineering of the entire culinary programming  to include “a la minute-style” food service at breakfast, lunch and dinner in the newly remodeled Dining Room.

With 917 guest rooms and 250 conference rooms, including Northern Virginia’s largest ballroom (16,552sf), The National is a hybrid of the best from conference centers, the size of a convention center and the flexibility of an independent venue devoted to productive meetings and events at the forefront of the learning and development marketplace.

Meetings, conferences and small conventions ranging from 12 persons to 1,200 are uniquely accommodated within the 55,000sf West Belmont Place and two purpose-built conference wings featuring five “pods” that enable a conference/hotel within a conference hotel concept for groups up to 200 participants.

In addition to the 1.2M square feet interior meeting space under one roof, The National Challenge Course features 14 elements within a beautifully designed six-acre circuit that enables Hi element rope courseexperiential learning for as many as 250 persons. A partnership with the Browne Center delivers facilitation for leadership development, team building and other learning and development opportunities.

Exciting additions, renovations and innovative products and services continue to enhance the total guest experience at The National Conference Center. If you have not recently visited The National, you do not know The “new” National.