I'm from San Diego, but planning a 50th Wedding Anniversary Reception for my parents who live in Maryland (Potomac/Rockville/D.C. area). I'm looking for an attractive venue to host 50-100 people for a cocktail reception with lots of tray passed hors d'oeuvres, a few food stations and then lots of desserts. Creative, exciting food is a must and I really want to avoid the typical boxy hotel ballroom atmosphere. Suggestions for a cool hotel with a nice space, a fun restaurant or any other nice party place would be great. I have a caterer already if the venue doesn't offer catering. Thanks Chowhounds for your help.