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Group Marketing Copy

When asked about the most important factor in their decision of where to book their meeting, event planners almost universally answered “the destination itself.” Our group marketing copy is a resource to you when it comes to making the case that Fairfax County is the perfect location for a group event.


Group Marketing Description
Connect with America in Fairfax County, Virginia! Located just across the Potomac River and minutes from the world-famous visitor experience of Washington, DC, your event in Fairfax County places you at the heart of the many sites that the National Capital Area has to offer. The County itself offers a wealth of attractions ranging from historic sites that preserve our national heritage to the eye-popping aircraft, spacecraft, and hands-on exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport.

With thousands of hotel rooms to choose from, Fairfax County offers over 100 hotels and unique meeting sites to meet every need. With their central location, convenient to both Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport, the hotels of Fairfax County feature expansive meeting space and delightfully appointed guest rooms. Designing an unforgettable meeting can be a challenge for any meeting planner. With its host of distinctive venues, Fairfax County offers an array of entertainment activities that reach beyond the typical Washington experience and that are as diverse and rich as our nation’s history. Visitors truly appreciate the convenience and ambience of the area’s world-class hotels, with many at amazing savings compared to downtown prices.

If the idea of a quiet park setting or an historic estate to hold a business meeting or social event sounds perfect, come to Fairfax County! The exceptional venues of Fairfax County range from the rustic atmosphere of the Barns at Wolf Trap to a 5,000 person one-of-a-kind reception among the Pioneers of the Sky at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Fairfax County is the perfect choice for a remarkable meetings experience.

Interspersed with Fairfax County’s impressive collection of 18th and 19th century landmarks are several popular contemporary attractions. For a truly extraordinary off-site event, take in the sounds of music in the magical outdoor atmosphere of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Audiences enjoy remarkable performances ranging from Broadway-style musicals to dance and opera among the lush rolling hills surrounding the open-air Filene Center. Planners have the opportunity to design an event that is truly Washingtonian by incorporating a night with the National Symphony Orchestra, which makes its summer home at Wolf Trap. For a completely different twist, the Barns at Wolf Trap offer a sophisticated yet casual performance space unlike any other with renowned acoustics where guests hear every note.

Perhaps the very best aspect of Fairfax County is giving visitors a whole new world of wonderful places to explore. George Washington spent most of his life in Fairfax County at his beloved Mount Vernon Estate. Today George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens features a beautiful 500-acre estate on the banks of the Potomac River. Guests have the opportunity to walk through the Mansion, elegantly painted in the remarkable bold colors of the era and furnished with original heirlooms, or explore the life of times of Washington in 26 immersive theaters and galleries found in the museum and education center. Mount Vernon hosts a wide variety of special events and activities throughout the year against the backdrop of spectacular Potomac River views and among gardens laden with 18th century plants. The estate is capable of hosting special events including receptions or meetings in its 200 seat auditorium. With its convenient location for groups, the complex offers the perfect forum for educational lectures, unforgettable events, and special programs.

Beyond the most famous attractions, travelers who want a richer tourism experience can visit such unique attractions as the Claude Moore Colonial Farm where they step back in time to watch a live action demonstration of the life of a Virginia family living on a farm just prior to the American Revolution and can participate in the same activities as our nation’s first families. A quick ten minute drive brings you to the best shopping in the Washington area where the Tysons Corner shopping area offers over 450 stores and restaurants, all located within walking distance of each other. These upscale retail facilities contain such stores as Tiffany & Co., Hermès, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom as well as hundreds of boutiques, specialty stores, and restaurants.

Fairfax County enjoys the best of both worlds: proximity to Washington, D.C., but with a unique history of its own. Come visit to see it all—and Connect with America.

Abbreviated Description
Connect with American in Fairfax County, Virginia! Located just across the Potomac River and minutes from the world-famous visitor experience of Washington, DC, Fairfax County places you at the heart of the many sites and attractions that the National Capital Area has to offer. Your attendees will truly appreciate the convenience and ambience of the thousands of hotel rooms from which to choose, with many at amazing savings compared to downtown prices. And here’s the big surprise:

In Fairfax County, you’ll discover a whole new world of wonderful places to explore—ranging from the beautiful grounds of the historic George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens to the supersonic appeal of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Whether you are looking for a quiet park setting or an historic estate to hold a business meeting or social event, Fairfax County is the perfect choice for an exceptional and unforgettable meeting. Visit Fairfax is eager to assist you in planning your next event from site selection to creating a customized program based upon the unique needs of your organization. Your vision for your meeting is awaiting you in Fairfax County. Whatever your requirements, let us put the perfect meeting at your fingertips.

Unique Venue Description for Offsite Events
Designing an unforgettable meeting is a challenge for any meeting planner. With its host of truly memorable and unique venues, Fairfax County offers you an array of entertainment activities that reach beyond the typical Washington experience, and that are as diverse and rich as our nation’s history.

You can choose to host your event with George Washington, where he spent most of his life in Fairfax County at his beloved Mount Vernon. With a quick drive north, your guests will find the downtown area of Tysons Corner, the Washington Region’s best-known shopping district, with over 450 of the nation’s finest retail shopping stores and restaurants all located within walking distance of each other. Your attendees will love the rustic and historic outdoor ambience of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm where they can step back in time to colonial Virginia as they enjoy a scrumptious Bar-B-Que dinner.

For a truly extraordinary event, take in the sounds of music in the magical outdoor setting of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Audiences enjoy remarkable performances ranging from Broadway-style musicals to dance and opera among the lush rolling hills surrounding the Filene Center. Don’t forget to visit the pioneers of flight at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, where you can enjoy over 200 aircraft, 135 spacecraft, and many other historic artifacts that are on display.

Contact us to assist with planning your truly one-of-kind event. 

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