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Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road Northwest

Washington, DC 20007

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Almost 625 years ago, in 1393; Charles VI of France held the first masquerade ball in the world. Since then the Masquerade Ball began as part of Europe’s carnival season. Less high society and more cirque du célébration, villagers would gather in masks and costumes to take part in elaborate pageants and glamorous processions. Quickly spreading across France like wildfire, some of the most notorious balls of the day would be held to celebrate Royal Entries: the grand occasion of welcoming kings and queens into their cities.

In commemorating this occasion, you are cordially invited to join us celebrate this French tradition on a French soil. The night is filled with French food, open bar, dancing and many more!


DRESS CODE : We expect gentlemen to range from creative black tie to tuxedo, while ladies range from stylish cocktail attire to flax dresses and gowns.


TICKET TYPES :

I. VIP (Enters at 7:00 pm):

Ticket Price Includes:

- Early Admission to the Ball

- Freely Flowing Champagne Reception with a mesmerizing piano bar

- French Open Bar Featuring French Wines, Beers and Other Non-alcoholic Beverages

- Dinner

Menu:

Mesclun Salad
Charcuterie Platter
Cheese Platter
Bread Assortment
Fillet of Salmon
Saffran Sauce
Chicken,
Chicken Forestière
Green Beans
Rice

- Dessert


II. GENERAL ADMISSION (Enters at 8:30 PM)

Ticket Price includes:

- French Open Bar Featuring French Wines, Beers and Other Non-alcoholic Beverages

- Dessert Buffet

  • Vanilla Choux
  • Cannelés
  • Crunchy Chocolate Bar
  • Bavarois Cheesecake
  • Macaroons


Masquerade Contest :

What is the a Masquerade Ball without a Masquerade contest? Our hosting team will pick three winners and give out prizes.

Dance With DJ:

Washington's top DJs spins the best French, American, Euro, Retro, Swing and Top 40 songs. Hits like Chez Moi will be featured. A spectacular light display will fill the embassy and the dance floor to add that special late night French touch!


Note:

This is primarily a stand up, buffet style reception with limited seating throughout the evening. We will have limited tables and chairs, but will not be able to accommodate seating for all attendees at one time. If you have any special needs, please email (info@merevents.com) in advance.


PARKING

For security reasons, there will be no parking on the Embassy's premises. Public parking is available on Reservoir Road. However, we highly advise you to use a ride-sharing service.


Payment Instructions :

1. You should login from a PC to see the 'Pay Now' button, after RSVPing. Then hit the button.

2. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for.

3. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card".

4. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal.


Refund & Ticket Resell

All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time.

However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a message letting us know the full name of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event.



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