Washington, DC: Spring Ball at Embassy of France

The Spring Ball at Embassy of France is co-sponsored with ICDC/Things to do DC.

Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 7:30 PM

Dance to the music of the European Symphony Orchestra. Meet International Professionals. Dinner, dessert, and open bar.

The International Club of DC and Things to Do DC cordially request the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for our Spring Ball to celebrate the arrival of springtime as well as friends both old and new. This is a great opportunity to dress up and enjoy an elegant evening with us as you dance the night away at one of the most beautiful embassies in town and welcome springtime in style.

The evening starts with a catered buffet dinner by the French Embassy chef as well as dancing to music by the 20 member ensemble of the European Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the evening sample some of France's greatest aperitifs as well as an assortment of European wines, beers and other cocktails.

Dinner Buffet Menu
Experience exquisite French delicacies prepared for us by the French Embassy's chef:

+ French salad with mixed vegetables
+ Pissaladiere Assorties: a selection of warm gourmet flat breads
+ French salmon in champagne sauce
+ French grilled chicken with herbs
+ Potatoes au Gratin
+ Desserts

Requested Attire
Black Tie Optional or Cocktail Attire.

Tentative Agenda (Agenda is subject to change)
7:30 PM: Check-in commences for VIP ticket holders
Enjoy special hors d'oeuvres prepared by the French Embassy chef. Enjoy free flowing champagne served during the VIP reception.

8:30 PM General admission commences
Enjoy a buffet dinner catered by the French Embassy Chef. A 20 member ensemble of the European Symphony Orchestra will perform some of greatest classical pieces of Europe and America for your dancing pleasure in our beautiful 18th century setting.

9:00 PM Welcome remarks

10:30 PM Paris Nightclub
In the second half of the evening, we turn the music up a notch as we recreate the scene from the hot nightclubs off L'Avenue des Champs Elysées as one of Washington’s top DJs spins the best retro, swing, salsa and top 40 dance hits - Parisian style. Dance to a variety of American, European, Latin and international dance music played by our DJ!

11:30 PM Bars Close

12:00 AM Event concludes at midnight

We promote responsible drinking. Please do NOT drink and drive.

Please bring identification to the Embassy when you arrive for security purposes.
Tickets and Registration $85
General Admission Tickets Tickets include admission to the embassy at 8:30 PM Buffet dinner prepared by the French ! Embassy caterer Open bar serving premium liquor as well as wine and beer from Europe Dancing to music by a live orchestra until 10:30 PM.

$115 VIP tickets
In addition to all the benefits for general admission ticket holders enjoy:
Admission to the special VIP reception at 7:30 PM. Limited parking available at the embassy for VIP ticket holders. Free-flowing champagne will be served during the VIP reception Reserved seating during dinner.

Please note that the agenda and event details are subject to change based on security considerations at the embassy.

Cancellation Policy
All ticket sales are final. No refunds or cancellations on online ticket sales.

La Maison Française
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington DC 20007
A limited number of parking spaces are available at the embassy for VIP ticket holders. In the event parking is full, please park along Reservoir Road or a public parking lot at Georgetown Un! iv! ersity. We recommend that you take a cab, if possible.