Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala: DC's Premiere and most luxurious International New Year's Eve Celebration
Attend on your own or with friends to celebrate New Year's Eve at DC's grandest $520 million hotel! Enjoy free-flowing champagne & Open Bar, delectable dinner & desserts, Midnight Balloon Drop as well as 5 Live Bands: Big Band Orchestra, Latin Salsa Band, Caribbean Island Band, Irish band, and a Buenos Aires Tango band. Also enjoy a nightclub experience with our DJ spinning the Hottest International Dance Hits, Karaoke, Mock Casino Gambling, Party Favors, Midnight Champagne Toast & More...

Event Date

Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event Address

Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001

Requested Attire

Black Tie Optional or Cocktail Attire Requested. Kindly mote that this event is strictly for guests 21 and over. Please note that IDs will be checked/validated and underage guests will not be allowed admission to the gala.

Event Description

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 and couples attend the gala every year. Whether you attend by yourself or with friends, you will have a wonderful time in the warm and friendly company of other internationally-minded professionals!

We are planning Washington's premiere New Year's Eve experience:
Please see below for dinner & dessert menus, entertainment, themes & other gala details. Kindly note menus, themes, & entertainment are subject to change as we continue to refine the gala.

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!

Take the elevator to your hotel room after the gala:

The Marriott Marquis offers well-appointed suites and rooms to help you relax and ring in the New Year in comfort. If you encounter any difficulties making your room reservation online please let us know so we may assist you. To make your room reservations, please visit:


  No Tickets are currently available. For additional assistance, please contact us.

Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable.

Event Agenda (May change)

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 & the credit card used to make the reservation. If you have purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guests. 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.

Kindly mote that this event is strictly for guests 21 and over. Please note that IDs will be checked/validated and underage guests will not be allowed admission to the gala.

7:30 PM Presidential Admission

9:00 PM Ambassador Level Admission

10:30 PM Post Dinner Admission

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.


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 Washington's newest and grandest hotel. We encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as we sold out each of the previous years. The Metro is at the doorstep providing easy access.

Valet parking is $38 for guests attending the celebration for the duration of the gala and $45 for overnight guests staying at the hotel. Hotel parking is limited and available on a first-come basis. We recommend a cab or the Metro as parking is not guaranteed.

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.

Event Notes

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

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

Beringer Stone Cellars Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

:: Seated 3-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 ~~
Marinated Tomato Mozzarella Skewer
California Rolls with Ginger and Wasabi Mayonnaise
Crispy Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Ginger Lemongrass Soy Sauce
Mushroom Tart St. Andre

~~ The Salad ~~
Watercress and Frisee, Honey Roasted Apple, Dried Cherries,
Clothbound Cheddar: Served with Raspberry Vinaigrette

~~ Entree ~~
Herb Rubbed Filet of Beef glazed with a Tawny Port Reduction
accompanied by a Butterpoached Maine Lobster Raviolo
atop a Pillow of Potato Pave and Tender Asparagus and Petite Carrot.
-- or --
Chef's special vegetarian option

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

:: 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 9:40 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 9:40 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 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

:: 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.