Entertaining on Embassy Road
By Pamela Lynne Sorensen, Eventup DC Guest Blogger
One of the unique aspects about hosting events in Washington DC is the plethora of venues. Whether rich with history, or architecturally contemporary, whether a hidden art gallery, or a stately museum, or even my favorite, the embassies, you are never at a loss when searching for a special place to fit exactly your function's purpose and intent.
As someone who has been hosting events from 15 to over 1,000 people and every number in between, I know one of the first list check-offs is "WHERE ARE WE GOING TO HAVE IT?" And the suggestions come pouring in, the contacting starts, the tours, the budgeting, the coordinating of dates, times, marketing etc. While D.C. has a long list of distinctive luxury hotels, I do my best to take advantage of the extraordinary embassies. Guests are drawn to the opportunity to visit the spaces, take in the design, admire the country's art, even meet the Ambassador and his wife if appropriate.
The embassies have rooftops with stunning views, one of a kind artifacts, viewing theaters, ballrooms, parlors, stages, and most of all, it's on their soil, so it's even more fun to be there. Just drive up Embassy Row to take in the breadth of what we have at our fingertips. If you decide to host your next event at an embassy, just remember to observe their security and any protocol that must be upheld.
Above all, whether hosting your next corporate party at an embassy or one of DC's many other architecturally stunning venues, make sure to market your event. Have fun with the venue share its historical and cultural backstory.
About Pamela Sorensen:
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.