Velvet Rope - Cherry Blossom



The "Velvet Rope" ticket has proven to be a very popular option for people attending Big Night DC who want the utmost in food, beverage, service and ambiance.  By popular demand, the Velvet Rope ticket will be returning to the Cherry Blossom Ballroom. Below is the information for the 2021-22 Big Night DC Velvet Rope program - Velvet Rope tickets will sell out.

  • Exclusive dining area with private, reserved seating. Your party can be as small as 2, or as big as 10 per table (custom configurations available)

  • Early admittance and an additional 1/2 hour of upscale food & beverage service starting at 8:30pm

  • Limited seating

  • Velvet Rope Reserved seating for dinner in the Cherry Blossom Ballroom.

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

  • Grey Goose Vodka

  • Jameson Irish Whisky

  • Knob Creek Bourbon + Makers Mark Bourbon

  • Bacardi Rum

  • Johnnie Walker Black Scotch

  • Beefeater Gin

  • Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila

  • Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Kenwood Yulupa Pinot Noir

  • Kenwood Chardonnay

  • Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc

  • Hayes Ranch Rose

  • Mumm Napa Sparkling Wine

  • Miller Lite

  • Yuengling

  • Blue Moon

  • DC Brau Pale Ale

  • Heineken

  • White Claw – Black Cherry Seltzer


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

Chopped Salad Station:

  • Bowls of Cherry Tomatoes

  • Cucumbers

  • Shredded Carrots

  • Garlic Croutons

  • Smoked Apple Wood Bacon Bits

  • Creamy Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Fresh Dinner Rolls & Butter


  • Crab Cake Station: Seared Crab cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

  • Short Rib Station: Slow Braised Short Rib with Cabernet Reduction

  • Seasonal Vegetables

  • Mashed Potatoes


  • Assorted Desserts in Miniature


Cherry Blossom Ballroom Velvet Rope - Reserved Seating

This year Big Night DC is offering reserved dining seating in the Gaylord's finest ballroom - The Cherry Blossom. The Velvet Rope - Cherry Blossom ticket includes an upscale Velvet Rope dining buffets as well as full access to all other event areas, and their amenities - including Pose Club Lounge as well as access to all other Main Event and VIP party party areas. The Cherry Blossom Ballroom is located just outside the main entrance to the Big Night DC event.

*Menu items subject to change