Summer is just around the corner and meeting planners are looking for space and ideas that are unique and experiential. The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, is offering the BIG Summer Package (starting at $275/person), including an unforgettable, complimentary 1-hour wine Pairing in the Park reception*, as well as accommodations, three meals each day, conference room, standard meeting technology and ample complimentary parking space.
The National offers a remarkably distinguished wine and culinary program, celebrating summer with its ‘buy local” program. Executive Chef Chris Ferrier purchases from 65 local farms and 35 local wineries in Loudoun County. Summer is truly celebrated at The National’s picturesque outdoor setting on 65 acres of park-like grounds in the heart of Northern Virginia. Many outdoor spaces have been added to the property, including several fire pits, patios, a pergola, redesigned lawn space for outdoor games and receptions, and outdoor meeting rooms.
Food and wine create an indelible sensory experience, and The National’s culinary team incorporates activities for groups to get to know each other in a relaxed, casual culinary environment. “We know that food plays an important role in the overall experience of our guests,” says Chef Ferrier. The National’s well-respected Sommelier & Chief Wine Officer Mary Watson-Delauder brings the tastings alive using her decades of experience and in-depth knowledge, having previously served as Virginia’s wine industry spokesperson.
“Chris and Mary share our mission and vision in working with local farmers and wineries to source food responsibly and for sustainability, freshness and quality,” Geoff Lawson, General Manager and Vice President, explained. “They have brought our culinary offerings to a new and higher level, including within the meeting experience, and we want to share it with meeting planners and their guests.”
*This incentive is available when the Summer Meeting Package is booked for dates between June 1 through September 9. Some blackout dates may apply, and no other discount can be added to the package.
Please contact Jane Davis or call 703-724-6040, and mention the “Pairings in the Park” bonus. www.conferencecenter.com/summermeetings
About The National Conference Center
Located in Northern Virginia, 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington, D.C., The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers and training facility in the nation. With 917 guest rooms and over 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space, including the West Belmont Place catering complex with its 16,552 square foot ballroom, The National has become the nation’s headquarters for productive meetings and West Belmont Place the hub for Loudoun County and surrounding area social functions and special events.
West Belmont Place was named 2013 Best Venue by the International Special Events Society. The National Conference Center is also on the GSA schedule. The National is owned by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP, LLC and Stoneleigh Capital, LLC., which retained LaKota Hotels & Resorts to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations.