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Most often, when people begin planning their next business meeting, they start with the location. Where will they be hosting their meeting? Conference room? Hotel meeting space? When planning your next business meeting, think outside of the normal, boring spaces. What about somewhere that will intrigue your guests, that will offer a place that is exciting to be when they have 30 minutes to unwind between meetings? What about the U.S. Capitol Building?

Conference Photography | Business Meeting Photography
Conference Photography | Business Meeting Photography

The U.S. Capitol Building history began when President Washington laid its cornerstone brick in 1793. Although construction began late in 1793, the building was not deemed “completed” until well into the 1800s. While the building underwent many rebuildings, reconstructions, and renovations, we now have the U.S. Capitol that we see today. The building will continue to be renovated and expanded for its growing needs, such as the visitor center that was just opened in 2008.

Conference Photography | Business Meeting Photography
Conference Photography | Business Meeting Photography

However in January of 1993, the Olmstead Terraces were converted into meeting spaces, spaces for perhaps your next business meeting? While the most important part of your business meeting is the information provided during the meetings, sessions, or workshops, why not have your guests immersed in an atmosphere of knowledge, innovation, and ingenuity. Have your guests inspired by their surroundings.

Conference Photography | Business Meeting Photography
Conference Photography | Business Meeting Photography
Conference Photography | Business Meeting Photography

During their free time, they can go on tours of the House Gallery, the Senate Gallery, or the Emancipation Hall. They can peruse the gift shops, or enjoy lunch at the Capitol Cafe. They can even take a short stroll and enjoy the U.S. Botanical Garden, the National Garden, or Bartholdi Park. The U.S. Capitol Building is also surrounded by the Library of Congress. Just a short ride away is the National Mall as well. When planning your next business meeting, give thought to the whole experience, and choose somewhere your guests will want to be, somewhere that will inspire them.