Velvet Rope - Cherry Blossom


Velvet rope are tickets are no longer available


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 2018/19 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.

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

      Appetizers (based on two pieces per item per person):

  • Vegetable Samosa with Tamarind Chutney

  • Chicken Lemongrass Potsticker with a Ginger Ponzu Sauce


  • Chop Salad Station

  • Bowls of Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

  • Shredded Carrots, Garlic Croutons, Smoked Apple Wood Bacon Bits,

  • Creamy Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

  • Fresh Dinner Rolls


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

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

  • Seasonal Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes

  • Fresh Dinner Rolls


  • Assorted Desserts in Miniature

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

  • Grey Goose Vodka

  • Bombay Sapphire Gin

  • Bacardi Rum

  • Cuervo 1800 Silver

  • Cointreau triple sec

  • Makers Mark Bourbon

  • Knob Creek Bourbon

  • Crown Royal Whiskey

  • Jameson Irish Whiskey

  • Johnnie Walker Black

  • Courvoisier VS Cognac

  • Assorted beers: Heineken, Heineken Light, Dos Equis Lager, Strongbow Cider, Murphy’s Stout, dB Striped Bass Pale Ale

  • Heineken 0.0 (non-alcoholic)

  • Assorted Soft Drinks and Mineral Waters

  • Champagne Toast at Midnight - Palmer Brut Champagne

  • ​Wine Selections:​

  • Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay

  • Robert Mondavi Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir

  • Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot

  • Charles Smith Band Of Roses

  • Ruffino Moscato D’ Asti​

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.