Velvet Rope


Velvet Rope service has proved to be a very popular option for people attending Big Night DC who want the utmost in food, beverage, service and ambiance.  Below is the information for the 2016/17 Big Night Velvet Rope program - Velvet rope tickets will sell out.

  • Exclusive dining area (see menu below)
  • Wraparound outside terrace atop the Gaylord
  • Lounge seating & Cocktail Tables (reserved seating not guaranteed)
  • Early admittance and an additional 1/2 hour of upscale food & beverage service starting at 8:30pm
  • POSE Club Exclusive Coat check (at the entrance to the express elevators)
  • Limited to the first 300 guests
  • *Velvet Rope Reserved seating option for dinner in the Cherry Blossom Ballroom. Click here

Velvet Rope Cuisine menu: all food items are included in ticket price all night (8:30pm to 11:00pm):

  • Seared Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli
  • Slow Braised Short Ribs
  • Tandoori Marinated Chicken Sate with Cilantro Lime Yogurt 
  • Chicken Empanadas
  • Chef’s Choice of Starch
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Sliced Seasonal Fruit display
  • Fresh Dinner Rolls and Butters
  • Chop Salad Station with Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Shredded Carrots, Garlic Croutons, Smoked Apple Wood Bacon Bits, Creamy Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Velvet Rope "Resort" Beverage Brands: all beverages are included in ticket price all night (8:30pm to 2:00am)

  • Grey Goose Vodka
  • Bacardi Superior Rum (aged 1-2 yrs in select oak)
  • Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • Tanqueray Gin
  • 1800 Silver Tequila
  • Johnny Walker Black
  • Crown Royal
  • Assorted Domestic, Imported, and Craft Beers
  • Assorted Wines
  • Midnight Champagne Toast

Cherry Blossom Ballroom Velvet Rope Reserved Seating

This year Big Night DC is offering reserved seating for dinner in the Gaylord's finest ballroom: The Cherry Blossom. This ticket includes a reserved table within the Cherry Blossom Ballroom. The Velvet Rope Cherry Blossom ticket includes the Velvet Rope cuisine buffet as well as full access to all the Velvet Rope party areas in Pose Lounge as well as access to all other Main Event and VIP party areas and amenities. The Cherry Blossom Ballroom is located just outside the main entrance to the main Big Night DC event.