The International Club of DC
cordially requests the pleasure of your company at our
2018 New Year's Eve Gala
at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC
Celebrate New Year's Eve at one of Washington's most luxurious hotels!
Washington’s Premier International New Year’s Eve Party


Sunday, December 31 2017 7:30PM/9:00PM/10:30 PM
Black Tie Optional or Cocktail Attire Requested
Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington DC 20008


Join us for our magnificent New Year's Eve celebration and an unforgettable trip around the world to ring in the New Year at Washington's favorite gala for internationally-minded professionals. For the 15th year, join friendly professionals from around the city and the globe at The Marriott Wardman Park, the venue of choice for Presidential inaugural balls and a sophisticated haven of luxury & service.

We have once again reserved one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in DC for our spectacular celebration to ring in the New Year in grand style. Each ballroom of the hotel represents an international destination with entertainment from around the world for a magical celebration. Dance the night away to our DJs, Jazz Orchestra, Latin Salsa Band, Caribbean Island Band, Irish Band, & other live music.

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 & 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, Jazz Orchestra, Latin Salsa Band, Caribbean Island Band, Irish Band, Karaoke, 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!

Hotel Rooms Only $99 for a limited time:
The Marriott Wardman Park offers well-appointed suites and rooms to help you relax and ring in the New Year in comfort starting at only $99, for a limited time. To make your room reservations, visit the Marriott Web Site.
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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! In our stylish and glamorous Gatsby's New York themed ballroom, our jazz band performs sophisticated music for a night of dancing from hot jazz classics to swingin' sambas. Enjoy an exquisite evening as you dance 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 Wardman Park.
Select from either a sumptuous 3 course seated dinner or a buffet of international delicacies.

Celebrate with party favors!

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.

Please note that large bags of any kind will not be allowed into the event space.
 
$105 Specially discounted 10:30 PM After-Dinner Admission Tickets. 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, & 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!

$199 Specially discounted Ambassador Level Tickets with 9:00 PM Admission. 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, & 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 & 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!

$249 Specially discounted Presidential Tickets with 7:30 PM Admission. 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 is presented during dinner along with a solo piano performance from 7:45 PM to 8:30 PM for the prelude to a magical celebration. Please be on time as the last dinner seating is at 8:00 PM! 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!
: 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 30 Minutes Prior to Admission Time
Please note that registration will take place 30 minutes prior to the time of admission for your tickets. We highly recommend that you arrive for registration 30 minutes prior to the time of admission 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 & the credit card used to reserve the tickets. If you purchased more then one ticket, please arrive together with your guest(s).
 
Overnight Accommodations and Parking
The Marriott Wardman Park is a sophisticated haven of luxury and service. 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 one of DC's grandest hotels. 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 Wardman Park by using the link below:. If you experience any difficulties in making your reservation, please let us know so we may assist you.

Make your room reservation online on the Marriott Website.

Guest rooms are $99 and with breakfast $149.
Suites are $229 and with breakfast 279.

Self Parking is $20 and Valet Parking is $32 for guests attending the celebration for the duration of the gala. Overnight parking is $45 for self parking and $50 for valet parking. 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 our swinging jazz band as you experience a 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!

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...

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

Beer
Budweiser, Miller Lite, Bud Light, Yuengling, O’Doul’s
Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Corona, Heineken

Wine
Freixenet Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine
Beaulieu Vineyards Coastal Estate Chardonnay and
Beaulieu Vineyards Coastal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Soft Beverages, and Still & Sparkling Waters

{Please note that bar selections are subject to change.}
 
 
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
~~ VIP Reception with Champagne & Appetizers in the Ballroom Foyer from 7:30 PM to 7:40 PM ~~
Tuna Napoleon, Seaweed & Cucumber Wasabi
Smoked Salmon, Dill & Caviar
Miniature Beef Wellington Strudel, Tarragon Dip
Vegetarian Spring Roll, Sweet Chili

~~ The Salad ~~
Local Greens, Candied Pecans, Vermont Goat Cheese,
Fresh Raspberries & Dried Cherries  
Red Wine Vinaigrette

~~ Entree ~~
Pan Seared Filet Mignon & Roasted Sea Bass
Cabernet Mushroom Reduction & Orange Ginger Glaze

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables to include
Red & Gold Beets, Broccolini, Cipollini Onions
-- or --
Chef's special vegetarian option

~~ Dessert~~
Decadent Chocolate Devastation
Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Gateau
Spiced Hazelnut Praline, Tobago Dark Chocolate Mousse
Thin Chocolate Plaquette, Raspberry Sauce,
White & Dark Chocolate Confetti 

 
 
Delectable International Buffets for Ambassador Level Guests

The award winning chefs at the Wardman Park 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  ::::

Freshly Baked Bread
Dilled Shrimp Salad
Cilantro Jalapeno Cole Slaw
Market Blend of Field Greens
Assorted Garden Vegetables And Dressings

Argentinean Style Beef Sirloin, Carved To Order
Chimichurri, Horseradish Cream, Whole Grain Mustard

Moroccan Spiced Chicken preserved Lemon Cous Cous, Natural Jus

Poached Salmon, White Wine Dill Sauce

Forest Mushroom Ravioli with Roasted Garlic Cream

Seasonal Vegetables and New Potatoes

 

 
 
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 Wardman Park. 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.

Assorted Cheeses, Sliced French Baguettes & Assorted Crackers
Orange Infused Savarin and Tahitian Vanilla Cream
Raspberry Lemon Roulade
Burgundy Poached Pear And Almond Financer
Milk Chocolate and Salted Caramel Eclairs
Grand Mariner Scented Crème Brulee
Mini Apple Tartan with Rose Cream
Opera Torte
Artisanal Chocolate Truffles
Assorted Macaroons
Wardman Krunch with Hazelnut Gianduia and Dark Chocolate Mousse
Morello Cherry Clafoutis
Chocolate Bouche De Noel
Paris Brest

Domestic Cheeses

Freshly Brewed Coffee and International Teas

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

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

 
 
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