Gaithersburg Marriott Celebrates Opening of Lakeside Ballroom
Friday May 24th, 2013 - 12:46PM P
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Gaithersburg, MD—Gaithersburg Marriott Washington Center recently opened its new Lakeside Ballroom, which showcases a modern, organic design and one-of-a-kind lakeside views for business and social events.
The Lakeside Ballroom overlooks the lake, which anchors the popular RIO Washingtonian Center shopping, dining and entertainment complex and the new Gaithersburg event and meeting venue, which features 3,372 square feet of flexible indoor space and a 2,000 sq.-ft. outdoor terrace.
“We’re excited to present the Lakeside Ballroom as a new option for business and social event planners,” Sara Moore, general manager of Gaithersburg Marriott, said in a statement. “Reservations for 2013 and 2014 events have already been brisk because no other venue in Montgomery County matches the Lakeside Ballroom’s natural beauty and modern amenities.”
Inspired by the blue water and lush greenery that surround Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, designONE studio of Atlanta, created a venue featuring natural elements for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, client receptions and business meetings. Floor-to-ceiling windows accent the ballroom’s walnut panels and rich palette of rust, amber and chocolate. Leaves swirl through the design of the floor covering. The petals of translucent chandeliers float across a coffered ceiling. Light-reflecting acrylic wall panels ripple like water.
Construction on the Lakeside Ballroom began in November 2012 as part of a major renovation that included a new Marriott Hotels & Resorts Greatroom and The Bench restaurant, bar and patio. Each element melds work and play with style to accommodate the modern lifestyle.
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