Client: Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)

Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Date: July 31, 2017

Number of Guests: 2,000

Event Challenge: The RAMMYS is one of our biggest events of the year in terms of guest count as well as overall production. With a full Academy Awards-style award show followed by a party featuring multiple large-scale food pavilions, a DJ, and sponsor lounges and activations, there are many moving pieces. Having worked on this event for the past six years, we are always looking to improve the overall guest experience. In 2017, we wanted to find a way to lessen the initial rush of guests into the ballroom, which often creates long lines at food stations and bars. To do so, we activated the pre-function space outside of the ballroom with mini tasting stations. All guests were forced to enter through this area where many stopped and spent some time before entering the ballroom. This plan slowed the flow of guests into the ballroom and created a great opportunity for sponsors and partners to receive some special attention.


Décor: Design Foundry

Catering: Centerplate

Photography: Kalorama Photography

Lighting: GLP Production

Entertainment: DJ Neekola

Photobooth: OM Digital

AV: Projection Presentation Technology