Monday, October 27, 2008

Cocktails at the Army Navy Club

Some of the most interesting things about DC are the historic buildings and the long standing traditions. That's why, when my alumni association hosted a cocktail reception at the exclusive Army and Navy Club, I slipped on a pair of heels, dressed up the BF, and headed over to Farragut Square to get acquainted with some of my fellow alums and take a close look at what the club has to offer.
The Army and Navy Club is a non-profit, members only institution which traces its roots back to 1885 with the formation of the United States Service Club. The club's mission is to offer professional development opportunities, education, and to support well-being and camaraderie amongst its members. The location offers 2000 Sq. feet of banquet space as well as event planning services and in-house catering.

The cocktail reception was held in the Iwo Jima Room on the upper level of the club at the top of a winding staircase. The decor is the definition of stately with a rich burgundy carpet, crown molding, cream colored walls, and gold accents. The catering was light featuring a selection of fresh fruit and cheeses, passed hors' devours, and a full bar. The president of my college worked the room as the rest of us mixed and mingled recounting stories of our college years and giving the usual career updates.
I ducked out a little early, but not before taking a peep into the club's main dining room. Absolutely beautiful! The space has high ceilings, chandeliers, a view of the park, and an elegant atmosphere. The Army and Navy Club is available for private events of any size. Check out their site for details and to submit an event request.

901 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20006
Tel: (202) 628-8400
fax: (202) 296-8787

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