As DC’s premier event venue, we specialize in hosting exceptional and influential events. With 22 unique event spaces, we have settings that can match all types of event styles and specifications. And, while the event space and setting you choose matters immensely, what may matter the most is the way in which you connect people within that space. Therefore, we believe it’s essential to kickoff events with a powerful “social hour” to engage, unite and ultimately elevate the guest experience.
With multiple event spaces and a wealth of experience under our belt, we've honed the craft of hosting meaningful social hours at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. To start your event off with a bang and take your gathering to the next level, we’re revealing the essential ingredients you can incorporate to make your next social hour a hit: delectable hors d'oeuvres, custom cocktails, and specialty photo opportunities.
Hors d'oeuvres are a small, but mighty addition for social hours. They serve as more than just appetizers; they act as conversation starters and socialization catalysts. Passed hors d'oeuvres, gracefully circulated among guests, create an interactive and engaging dining experience, fostering connections and sparking interactions. Simultaneously, offering an hors d'oeuvres station can create a destination for guests to gather, offering a feast for the senses. Our culinary team is adept at creating contemporary cuisine, artfully prepared, and turning every social hour into an unforgettable dining experience.
Our team goes above and beyond to offer clients truly personalized options for an enhanced guest experience. We recommend clients shake up social hour with custom cocktails or mocktails—whether it's a signature drink that reflects the spirit of the gathering or a selection of craft libations that cater to the diverse tastes of guests, it can be an extraordinary way to stir up conversations and incorporate a creative twist on any event.
Specialty Photo Opportunities
Social hour wouldn't be complete without an array of specialty photo opportunities designed to capture and commemorate memorable moments. From interactive photo booths that allow guests to unleash their creativity and roaming photographers who expertly document candid, unscripted moments, to the ultimate 360-degree photo experience which encapsulates guests in the ambiance of the event, these services add an extra layer of excitement to the occasion. These options provide an entertaining way for attendees to engage with one another, create mementos for sharing and ensure that every social hour is something to remember.
These specialty photo ops provide a unique and entertaining way for attendees to engage with one another leaving with lasting mementos, ensuring that every social hour is not only enjoyable but sharable and exceptionally well-documented.