The International Club of DC
cordially requests the pleasure of your company at our
2017 New Year's Eve Gala
at the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Washington's grandest $520 million hotel!
Washington’s Premiere & most luxurious International New Year’s Eve Party


Saturday, December 31 2016 7:30PM/9:00PM/10:30 PM
Black Tie Optional or Cocktail Attire Requested
Marriott Marquis 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC 20001


For the 14th year, join other friendly professionals from around the city and the globe at The Marriott Marquis, a sophisticated haven of luxury & service in the heart of DC, for our a magnificent NYE celebration! We have once again reserved the largest hotel in DC for an unforgettable trip around the world as you ring in the New Year in grand style. Each ballroom of the hotel represents an international destination with DJs, live bands, & other entertainment for a magical celebration. Dance the night away to our DJs, Jazz Orchestra, Latin Salsa Band, Caribbean Island Band, Irish Band, & Buenos Aires Tango band as you make new friends.

Enjoy free flowing champagne & drinks at the open bar. For dinner choose from a a VIP sit down 3-course dinner with champagne or a dinner buffet of international delicacies. After dinner enjoy an exquisite selection of delectable desserts. Please see below for the dinner and dessert menus.
Experience an Unforgettable NYE Party:
Free-flowing champagne & an Open Bar, Delectable Dinner & Dessert Buffets, 2 Spectacular Midnight Balloon Drops, An European Discotheque Nightclub Experience with Our DJ Spinning the Hottest International Dance Music, Big Band Orchestra, Latin Salsa Band, Caribbean Island Band, Irish Band, & Buenos Aires Tango band, Karaoke, Mock Casino Gambling, Party Favors, Midnight Champagne Toast :::: & More!

You don't need a date to attend: Both singles & couples attend the gala every year. Attend by yourself or with friends, to enjoy a NYE celebration in the warm & friendly company of other internationally-minded professionals!
  • 001_400K
  • 002_400K
  • 003_400K
  • 004_400K
  • 005_400K
  • 006_400K
  • 007_400K
  • 007a_400K
  • 008_400K
  • 009_400K
  • 010_400K
  • 011_400K
  • 012_400K
  • 013_400K
  • 014_400K
  • 015_400K
  • 016_400K
  • 017_400K
  • 018_400K
  • 019_400K
  • 020_400K
  • 021_400K
  • 022_400K
  • 023_400K
  • 024_400K
  • 025_400K
  • 025a_400K
  • 026_400K
  • 027_400K
  • 028_400K
  • 029_400K
  • 030_400K
  • 031_400K
  • 032_400K
  • 033_400K
  • 034_400K
  • 035_400K
  • 036_400K
  • 037_400K
  • 038_400K
  • 039_400K
  • 040_400K
  • 041_400K
  • 042_400K
  • 043_400K
  • 044_400K
  • 045_400K
  • 046_400K
  • 047_400K
  • 048_400K
  • 049_400K
  • 050_400K
  • 051_400K
  • 052_400K
  • 053_400K
  • 054_400K
  • 055_400K
  • 056_400K
  • 057_400K
  • 058_400K
  • 059_400K
  • 060_400K
  • 061_400K
  • 062_400K
  • 063_400K
  • 064_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0139_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0321_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0422_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0587_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0613_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0626_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0660_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0662_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0675_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0688_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0696_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0780_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0789_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0827_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A0851_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A1012_400K
  • 141231_ICDCPartyNYEMarriottMarquisDC_A1245_400K
  • DSC_2669_400K
  • DSC_2715_400K
  • DSC_2762_400K
  • ICDCNYE4-00242897_400K
  • ICDCNYE4-19352756_400K
  • ICDCNYE4-19363197_400K
  • ICDCNYE4-20003209_400K
  • ICDCNYE4-20052774_400K
  • ICDCNYE4-22112816_400K
  • ICDCNYE4-23342870_400K
 
 
Entertainment for a Magnificent NYE Celebration
We've searched the world to once again assemble a selection of the finest entertainment from around the globe to bring you an unparalleled evening of sophistication and elegance in the heart of DC. Ring in the New Year with the finest entertainment for a night of music, dancing, & celebrating whether you attend on your own or with friends.
As we continue to refine the gala menus, themes, & entertainment are subject to change.

Let us transport you to a Late Night Euro Discotheque for an unforgettable nightclub experience as you dance the night away to the hottest club hits played by our DJs.
Experience 2 spectacular midnight balloon drops in the
Euro Nightclub & Gatsby's New York themed ballrooms!
Our New Year's Eve celebration also includes dancing to music by our Latin band. From the wild times of 1950's Havana, to the modern hot spots of Argentina and Costa Rica, enjoy salsa and other Latin sounds all night our Latin band performs seductive sounds of Habana! In our stylish and glamorous Gatsby's New York themed ballroom, The Firebird Jazz Orchestra performs sophisticated music for a night of dancing from hot jazz classics to swingin' sambas. Made up of some of DC's finest jazz musicians, including award-winning vocalist Shacara Rogers, enjoy an exquisite evening of dancing the night away!
Enjoy the music of our Irish band performing high-energy Irish tunes for a thrilling celebration.
Celebrate New Year's Eve in style with free-flowing champagne.
Indulge in a selection of delectable desserts by the award winning pastry chef at the Marriott Marquis.
Experience a passionate evening in Buenos Aires with music by a tango trio from Argentina.
Select from either a sumptuous 3 course seated dinner or a buffet of international delicacies. Celebrate with party favors!

Try your luck at mock blackjack & roulette.
Also enjoy dancing to our island Caribbean band and Irish band!
All this and more await you at our spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration!

 
:: Watch Videos of Past New Year's Eve Galas ::
 
 
Tickets and Rain Date Policy/All Attendees Must be Over 21
Please see below for the ticket options as well as gala ticket policies.
All online ticket sales are final. No cancellations or refunds on online ticket sales. All attendees must be 21 and over.

All guests must arrive at the Registration desk to sign for and collect your tickets with valid Photo ID matching the name on the guest list along with the credit card used to purchase tickets. Tickets will be released only to the credit card holder who purchased the tickets so if you purchased multiple tickets, please arrive for registration together with your guests.
 
Specially discounted 10:30 PM After-Dinner Admission Tickets are only $99. This post-dinner late admission ticket option includes delectable desserts, themed celebration areas, open bar, midnight champagne toast, 2 spectacular midnight balloon drops, live bands, DJs spinning international club hits, karaoke, mock casino gambling, & party favors. Please note that dinner is not included in the 10:30 PM admission tickets. Themes, bands, entertainment & menus are subject to change as we continue to refine the gala.

A limited number of discounted tickets are available for a short time. Please reserve your tickets soon. Ticket price subject to increase at any time. Our previous New Year's Eve gala sold out!
Specially discounted Ambassador Level Tickets with 9:00 PM Admission are only $189 for a very limited time. Includes: Admission at 9PM, internationally themed celebration areas, open bar with free flowing champagne, international dinner buffets presented in two themed ballrooms representing the cuisine of vibrant international destinations, delectable desserts, midnight champagne toast, 2 spectacular balloon drops, live bands, DJs spinning international club hits, karaoke, mock casino gambling, & party favors. Dinner is served until 10:00 PM with desserts served after that. Please ensure you arrive prior to 9:45 PM to enjoy the dinner buffets presented as dinner service concludes at 10:00 PM. Themes, bands, entertainment and menus are subject to change as we continue to refine the gala.

A limited number of discounted tickets are available for a short time. Please reserve your tickets soon. Ticket price subject to increase at any time. Our previous New Year's Eve gala sold out!
Specially discounted Presidential Tickets with 7:30 PM Admission are only $229 for a very limited time. In addition to general admission benefits, Presidential ticket holders are entitled to early admission to the ball with expedited check-in at 7:30 PM, an intimate cocktail reception with champagne and appetizers until 7:45PM, and a 3-course sit-down dinner before the Ball. We will be seating you at tables of ten (10). If you have a large group of guests and wish to sit together, please arrive together and let us know when you check-in so we may assist you. Reserved seating and live music is presented during dinner for the prelude to a magical celebration. Please be on time as the last dinner seating is at 8:00 PM! Themes, bands, entertainment and menus are subject to change as we continue to refine the gala.

A limited number of discounted tickets are available for a short time. Please reserve your tickets soon. Ticket price subject to increase at any time. Our previous New Year's Eve gala sold out!
: Includes your own exclusive table to enjoy the gala festivities with your friends for the ultimate New Year's Eve experience. Also includes the placement of your corporate logo on the gala Web site and priority seating for your reserved table. Includes 10 Presidential tickets. Last dinner seating is at 8:00PM so please arrive before 8:00 PM.
Together with the hotel and the entertainers engaged for the evening, we are all working diligently to present you a spectacular NYE celebration, regardless of the weather. The NYE Gala will be held rain, shine, or snow. Kindly note that by purchasing a ticket, you accept the responsibility to arrive at the hotel for the gala on time. Due to expenses incurred, we are unable to offer refunds in the event you are unable to attend the gala for any reason, including severe winter storms. Purchase of tickets constitutes your acceptance of our rain date policy and no-refund policy, as all ticket sales are final.

Kindly note for your security, tickets will be released at the admission desk ONLY to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID AND the credit card used to make the reservation. If you have purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guest(s). For your security, no tickets will be released unless photo ID matching the name of the person who purchased the tickets is presented with the credit card used to reserve the tickets.

The New Year's Eve Gala concludes at 2:00 AM with certain entertainment, bands, and aspects of the gala concluding at 1:00 AM and 1:30 AM. Bar service concludes at 1:30 AM with nonalcoholic drinks served until 2:00 AM.

Cancellation Policy
All online ticket sales are final. No cancellations or refunds on online ticket sales. All attendees must be 21 and over.
 
Registration Takes Place on the Mezzanine Level: Please arrive 30 Minutes Earlier
Please note that registration will take place in the Mezzanine Level of the hotel and registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the time of admission for your tickets. We highly recommend that you arrive for registration 30 minutes prior to registration so that you can go through registration, relax in the hotel lobby, and enter the event space at your time of admission. Ticket will be released to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID and the credit card used to reserve the tickets. If you purchased more then one ticket, please arrive together with your guest(s). Coat Check will take place in the "Anthem" room on Lobby Level located directly in the center of the lobby next to the lobby bar.
Please note that large bags of any kind will not be allowed into the event space.
 
Overnight Accommodations and Parking
The Marriott Marquis is a sophisticated haven of luxury and service in the heart of Washington DC. The hotel has played host to world leaders, dignitaries and celebrities, and now it is your turn to experience an unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration at DC's newest and grandest hotel. The Metro is at the doorstep providing easy access.

The hotel offers well-appointed suites and rooms to help you relax and ring in the New Year! Please reserve your rooms soon as the availability is limited. You can book a room at the Marquis by using the link below:

https://aws.passkey.com/g/57080670

Deluxe Guest rooms are $179.
Deluxe Guest rooms with breakfast are $209.
Suites with breakfast are $449/$549.

Valet parking is $38 for guests attending the celebration for the duration of the gala and $45 for overnight guests. Hotel parking is limited and available on a first-come basis. We recommend a cab or the Metro as parking is not guaranteed.
Room rates do not includes taxes and other charges.
 
 
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Internationally Themed Ballrooms and Celebration Areas:
Each Ballroom Represents a Different Country with Music & Entertainment from Around the World. Explore and celebrate the unique culture, music, cuisine, & dance from 9 thrilling destinations around the world. You will experience...
 

Experience the excitement of a discotheque in London, Budapest, or Moscow
amidst laser lights & dance music.
Enjoy a night of dancing to the swinging big band sounds of
our Glamorous Gatsby's New York Soiree.
Be seduced by Latin rhythms of Havana with a night of dancing
reminiscent of 1950's Cuba.
The city of light, fashion, style, & romance comes alive
as you relax in our Parisian cafe.
Celebrate island style with a Reggae/Island/Calypso band
performing sounds from a tropical paradise.
Warm your spirits with the atmosphere of an Irish Pub with
sounds of an exciting Irish fusion band!
Experience a passionate evening in Argentina with music by a tango trio from Buenos Aires.
Experience the thrilling spirit of Casablanca as you mock gamble with your ICDC friends.
Take center stage & steal the spotlight! It’s karaoke time! Sing a song & become a star!

 
Open Bar with Free-Flowing Champagne
Enjoy an open bar throughout the night until 1:30 AM featuring free-flowing champagne and...

Cocktails:
Smirnoff Vodka, Cruzan Aged Light Rum, Beefeater Gin, Dewar's White Label Scotch, Jim Beam White Label Bourbon, Canadian Club Whiskey, Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila, Korbel Brandy

Domestic Beer:
Budweiser, Miller Lite, O'Doul's and Yuengling Lager

International Beer:
Sam Adams Boston Lager, Heineken, Corona

Wine:
Beringer Stone Cellars Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
 
 
Seated Three Course Dinner for Presidential Level Guests

Make your New Year's Eve experience an extra special indulgence with the Presidential Level ticket option featuring all of the fantastic amenities our New Years Eve Gala complemented by a special VIP reception & seated 3-course dinner for Presidential Ticket holders.

The seated 3-course dinner is presented from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM with the last seating at 8:00 PM. If you reserved a Presidential Level Ticket, please arrive before 8:00 PM to allow you the opportunity to enjoy the 3-course seated dinner presented. Please note that as mentioned on the ticket level descriptions, the last seating is at 8:00 PM. We are unable to issue refunds if you arrive after 8:00 PM and miss the 3-course seated dinner. Table seating is reserved for Presidential ticket holders until 9:00 PM, when Ambassador Level Admission commences.

{Please note that gala menus are subject to change}

Presidential Dinner Menu
~~ An intimate VIP reception with butler passed Passed Hors D 'Oeuvres ~~
Smoked Salmon Rosette, Orange Fennel Salad
Dijon Chicken in Puff Pastry
California Rolls with Ginger and Wasabi Mayonnaise
Brie and Walnut, Puff Pastry

~~ The Salad ~~
Artisan Lettuce Bundle accompanied by
Pickled Vegetables and Midnight Moon Gouda Goat Cheese
With Wildflower Honey Vinaigrette

~~ Entree ~~
Duet Entree of Sea Bass and Beef Tenderloin
Herb Rubbed Filet of Beef glazed with a Tawny Port Reduction
accompanied by Sea Bass topped with a Bearnaise Sauce
Atop a Pillow of Potato Pave with Tender Asparagus and Petite Carrot
-- or --
Chef's special vegetarian option

~~ Dessert~~
Decadent Chocolate Devastation
Grand Marnier Chocolate Baba
with decadent Chocolate Cremeux and sweet Candied Mandarins

 
 
Delectable International Buffets for Ambassador Level Guests
The award winning chefs at the Marquis have prepared a delectable dinner buffer representing the flavors and culinary traditions of vibrant cities around the world.
The dinner buffets will be presented in the Havana and Euro Nightclub themed ballrooms.

The dinner buffets are presented from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM. If you reserved an Ambassador Level Ticket, please arrive before 9:45 PM to allow you the time to enjoy the dinner buffets presented. Please note that as mentioned on the ticket level descriptions, the dinner buffets close at 10:00 PM. We are unable to issue refunds if you arrive after 9:45 PM and miss the dinner buffet.

{Please note that gala menus are subject to change}

:::: Ambassador Dinner Menu - Served in Two Themed Ballrooms  ::::

Pasta Station
Wild Mushroom Ravioli Puttanesca
Penne Pasta Tossed with Arugula, Mild Sausage and Tomato Vinaigrette
Lemon Caper Orecchiette with Baby Shrimp
Garnished with Grana Padano and Garlic Bread

Taco Station
Spiced Snapper Fish Tacos with Jerk Mayonnaise
Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Pulled Pork Tacos with Aged Cheddar and Julienne Pickles

Tandoori
Tandoori Spiced Chicken served with Basmati Rice, Naan Bread and Raita

Pad Thai
Vegetable, Chicken and shrimp

Roasted Turkey Breast and Peruvian Chicken
Cranberry Kumquat Chutney and Chestnut Stuffing served with Sweet Potato Rolls

NY Strip Loin
Carved NY Strip loin Peppercorn sauce, silver dollar rolls

Salad Bar
Chef's Selection of Mixed Greens with assorted Toppings and dressings

International & Farmhouse Cheeses
A Selection of Gourmet International Cheeses,
Garnished with Fresh and Dried Fruits, Mixed Nuts & Quince Paste
Sliced French Bread and Crackers

Market Display of Fresh & Grilled Vegetables
Baby and Garden Fresh Vegetables Selection of Baby Carrots, Asparagus, Squash, Zucchini,
Broccoli, Grilled Eggplant, Roasted Onions and Portobello Mushrooms
Bleu Cheese Dip, Onion Dip and Lemon Aioli with Fine Herbs

{Please note that gala menus are subject to change}

 
 
 
Finest Desserts from Around the World Served in Luxurious Style
Complete your New Year's Eve experience with a decadently delightful dessert menu prepared especially for you by the renowned pastry chefs at the Marquis. Desserts are served starting at 10:45 PM until midnight.

{Please note that gala menus are subject to change}

Delectable Dessert Menu
Desserts will be served in the Parisian Cafe and the Euro Nightclub themed celebration areas.

Citrus infused Savarin and Tahitian Vanilla cream
Blackcurrant Chestnut Mont Blanc, Heavenly chocolate sponge
Hazelnut crunchy bar & Caramelia chocolate mousse
Raspberry cream Yuzu frangipane tart
Salted caramel Religieuse
Vanilla and Rose crème brulee inclusion, Pain de Genes
Lemon chiboust, honey candied grapefruit
Mogador passion fruit and milk chocolate tart
Artisanal chocolate truffles
Assorted macaroons
Peppermint Lava Cake Chocolate bouche de Noel
Orange ginger chocolate mousse dome
"Paris Brest" praline eclaires
Freshly Brewed Starbucks Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tazo Tea

Presidential Dessert Selection
~~ An exquisite dessert to complement the Presidential Dinner experience ~~

Decadent Chocolate Devastation
Araguani chocolate Panna Cotta
with an Earl Grey Bergamot kiss,
Caramelia mousse and almond chocolate streusel. 

 
 
 © 2016 International Club of DC. All rights reserved.
ICDC and International Club of DC are registered trade marks of International Club of DC, Inc.