Austrian Embassy Viennese Masquerade Ball and ICDC Anniversary Gala
Join us on your own or with friends for a grand celebration of Viennese music, food, wine, and dancing. Experience the splendor and spirit of Vienna and elegance of the waltz.

Event Date

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of Austria
3524 International Ct NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

White Tie or Black Tie Optional (dark suits are also fine!). Vintage formal attire from the renaissance era or the 1900s welcome! All attendees must be 21 an dover.

Event Description

You are cordially invited to experience a magical Viennese Masquerade Ball  at the Austrian Embassy -- one of the grandest diplomatic venues in Washington DC for an unforgettable Viennese celebration of music, food, wine and dancing.

Enjoy a night of dancing to our classical orchestra or watch the twirling silhouettes on the dance floor move to the sounds of the world’s most beloved waltzes, and other dance music from around the world. The Salon Orchestra of Washington will perform the world’s favorite Strauss waltzes, ballroom music from around the world and the famous Radetsky Grand March, led by the popular Tanzmeister-couple Herbert and Carol Traxler. They will also invite you to join them in Strauss Fledermaus Quadrille #6, which is danced at all the big balls in Vienna.

This is also a great opportunity to experience the elegant atmosphere of a European Ball, as well as meet international professionals and members of the diplomatic community.

You do not need a date to attend. You are welcome to attend without a date, as we expect as many singles as couples. All attendees must be 21 and over.

Enjoy a Dinner Buffet of Austrian Delicacies (Menu subject to change): For Benefactor Ticketholders

Esterhazy Brisket of beef with mushroom and Pearl Onion
Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze
Bratwurst, Weisswurst, Debreziner Sausages served Viennese Style
Wienerschnitzel 
Austrian style egg salad with asparagus
Palatschinke: Crape Suzettes Stuffed with Cheese and Cream
Spaetzle with peas and parsley
Traditional Austrian side dish: Red cabbage with green apple
Assorted Bread

Indulge in Delectable Austrian & European Desserts:
Linzer Cookies
Sacher Torte
Sweet Cheese Squares
Lemon Vienna Rolls
Mozart torte

See below for the video of a past Viennese Ball at the Embassy of Austria. Please note that the Viennese Ball is presented as a formal ball with dancing to an orchestra and not a seated event. As such though there will be a limited amount of seating offered at the event, kindly note that seating is not guaranteed at all times since space is maximized to allow for a dance floor. Dinner is served for Benefactor ticketholders from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Please note that General Admission at 8:30 PM does not include dinner.


Tickets

  $89.00 - 8:30 PM Discounted General Admission Tickets:
Includes admission at 8:30 PM and dancing to music by the Salon Orchestra of Washington. The evening also includes an open bar with wine and a very lavish dessert buffet in the finest Viennese tradition. General Admission does not include dinner.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable.

Event Agenda (May change)

7:00 PM Admission commences for Gala Benefactor ticket holders
- Classical duo performs during the VIP reception.
- Enjoy a glass of champagne during the VIP Reception
- Enjoy an elegant dinner buffet until 8:00 PM (Last dinner seating at 7:50 PM)

8:15 PM Classical duo takes break with recorded music played.

8:30 PM Post Dinner General admission commences
- The Orchestra performs until 11:30 PM.
- Dance to Viennese waltzes and other ballroom dance music
(75% Viennese Waltz with 25% other dance music to include: Polka, swing, & tango)
- Enjoy a very extravagant dessert reception in the finest Viennese tradition

9:15 PM Orchestra takes a break with recorded music played.

9:30 PM Welcome Remarks, dance performance, and Grand March

9:45 PM Orchestra performs music for dancing

10:30 PM Quadrille

10:45 PM Orchestra performs music for dancing

11:15 PM Bar service ends

11:30 PM Gala Concludes

Map/Parking

The Embassy is located about 3 blocks from the Van Ness Metro station. Parking for the Austrian Embassy Viennese Ball is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the Austrian Embassy. There will be no parking available at the Austrian Embassy. Due to the limited availability of parking, Uber, a cab or another transportation arrangement is highly recommended. For Metro directions, please call (202) 637 7000.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.