Capital Gatsby New Year's Eve DC Gala - Black Tie NYE 2022 - 2023

1385 Canal St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA


Capital Gatsby New Year's Eve DC Gala


A Black Tie NYE 2022 - 2023 Washington DC Affair


This New Year’s Eve, join us as we bring you the Capital Gatsby Gala - Washington DC's ORIGINAL roaring twenties celebration. This event has become one of the most anticipated NYE galas in the nation’s capital. We listened to our attendees from years past and are adding additional decor, and entertainment to bring 2023 in with grand fashion and flare.


We will be following all Washington, DC covid era mandates. Please note: you will be required to wear a face mask to enter the venue and when in-line for catering / beverages. We are also limiting our capacity and moving to a much larger venue due to Covid-era restrictions and best practices. HQO boasts multiple levels and we will occupy the massive 13,270 square ft. 1st floor lobby, 2nd floor, 2nd floor boardroom and 1st floor patio (limited use). Due to Covid era best practices we will not exceed 700 persons (unless we choose to expand to the rooftop), thus allowing plenty of space.


Put on your best Great Gatsby themed attire as we celebrate 2023 with the decadence of the 1920s just a full CENTURY later! Women are encouraged to wear gowns or flapper (sequin, fringe or beaded) dresses, tiaras/headbands, silk shawls, feather fans, long pearl necklaces, and gold arm bangles -- to name just a few options. Men are encouraged to dress in Gatsby theme, which can include: dinner jackets (tuxedos), striped suits, flashy neckties, homburg hats, and gold-capped walking sticks. Imagination and creativity are key here!


The Capital Gatsby Gala, is the ultimate New Year’s Eve, Washington DC Black Tie affair, featuring:

- 5-hour premium open bar
- Midnight champagne toast
- Midnight NYE countdown
- Multiple Floors + VIP Boardroom
- Multiple food stations from 9 - 11:30 PM (menu TBD)
- Midnight dessert bar from 12 - 1 AM
- Music by DC's Top DJ Vicious, Interntional DJ LS & More
- Roaring 20's dancers & entertainment
- Photographers & videographers
- Photobooth
- 1920's inspired party favors and more.

This all takes place at the brand new luxurious venue - HQO - located in the heart of booming Navy Yard. HQO is DC Water's brand new headquarters spanning 150,000 Square Feet, multiple floors + patio, floor to ceiling undulating glass windows with panoramic views of Anacostia River, LEED certified, and can accommodate well over 850 guests. We will be transforming it into a New Year’s Eve ballroom worthy of The Great Gatsby himself. Don’t miss Washington DC’s ultimate celebration as event tickets will sell out and increase closer to the date.


NYE 2022-2023 Food Stations:

Action Station (Main food 9 - 11:30 PM):

Carved Steak & Mashed Potato Bar
Buttery mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes (your choice!) with an assortment of toppings!
- Sour Cream
- Chives
- Cheese
- Chopped Bacon
- Whipped Butter
- Basil Pesto (no nuts)
- Crispy Onions
- Brown Sugar

Static Buffet Station
- Fried Chicken & Waffle
- Shrimp & Grits
- Chickpea Salad Slider (v)

Fresh Fruit Presentation
- Varied Fruit artfully displayed

Charcuterier Station
- Smoked/Cured Meats
- Artisanal Cheeses
- Nuts
- Dried Fruits
- Jams / Jellies
- Crackers / Bread

Dessert Display (12 - 1AM)
- Miniature Cupcake Assortments
- Varried Fresh Cookies