Our special events programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of our properties and guests. We have the knowledge, personnel, and experience required to provide the outstanding experiences our clients deserve.

Comprehensive Event Management

We offer seasoned expertise, for single- and multi-day events, to serve guests quickly and effectively with high-quality, customizable food selections that accommodate a variety of dietary and cultural needs. Guest Services is also one of the few organizations that warehouse all necessary equipment for specialized events.

Our veteran teams set the industry standard for event management, including event conceptualization, coordination, execution, and everything in between. We have decades of experience with:

Music concerts
Niche group outings
Beer festivals
Holiday-themed offerings
Corporate retreats
Social gatherings
New Years celebrations
Boat tours
Team bonding events
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Please note that Guest Services exclusively offers event management to the properties we operate.

Our Expanding Portfolio

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

Located across from the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink welcomes thousands of skaters annually. Its gorgeous location in the heart of the outdoor Sculpture Garden, surrounded by nationally recognized artwork, has earned it a reputation as one of the best outdoor ice rink experiences in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Jazz in the Garden

For decades, our team has hosted free Friday evening concerts that welcome massive audiences. In conjunction with the National Gallery of Art, our team offers food and beverages for sale (including locally beloved sangria); coordinates the live music; and maintains pre-, during-, and post-show operations.

Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain

With authentic German music, food, and beer, and a great atmosphere, our Bear Mountain Oktoberfest is one of the most celebrated annual events in the area. Every year, the event welcomes thousands of guests at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in New York with fully stocked party wagons featuring a variety of locally-sourced beer, mobile food carts with delicious fan-favorite items, and local bands known for their exceptional Volksmusik.

Cherry Blossom Festival

As a proud partner with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and National Park Service, we serve thousands of guests with our custom offerings designed to articulate the cultural and historical importance of Japanese food, tea, and other culinary influences.

Citi Open

For more than 25 years, our team has brought exceptional hospitality and branded food service concepts to the Citi Open tennis tournament. At customized tents, we serve a wide variety of food options, from our Southeast Asian cuisine, “Thai Breaker,” to pizza. Through specifically cultivated partnerships with Banfi Wines and Founding Farmers distillery, we’ve offered a variety of specialty cocktails and beverages created just for this event.

Other Events

Other events we’ve worked on include: rock, pop, soul, and opera concerts; the Lotus & Water Lily Festival at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens; the Rock the Ridge concert series at Giants Ridge in Minnesota; POS deployment at the DC PRIDE Festival; the Marine Corps and Nation’s Triathlons; the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting concert; the annual Earth Day festival; the annual Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall; the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival; presidential inaugural balls; US Department of State events; the World War II Memorial dedication; the inauguration of President Barack Obama; and more.

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